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Iodine

Like most American kids, I grew up using Morton’s salt. My mother, a nurse in her former life, stressed that the reason we used it was to be sure we got our iodine. To further imprint the lesson we were … Continue reading →...
by Down to Earth Fare on Jun 23, 2015

Pineapple Cranberry Chutney

  One year flew by. Didn’t it?  Never to come back. Never to repeat. Never to offer us another chance. Is this why at every New Year’s eve I prefer staying home instead of attending parties and calling in another New Year?  To m...
by eCurry on Jan 11, 2015

Mixed Millets Flour (Powder) | Sathu Maavu Recipe | Energy Mix Powder | Millets Recipes

Mixed Millets Flour, multi millets powder, healthy mix powder, millets energy powder or sathu maavu whatever we call it this is one amazing recipe with different types of millets to make one energy mix powder or sathu maavu as it's mostly known as.
by Indian Khana on Sep 16, 2014

Masala Urad Dal Wadi | Badi | Vadi | Wadiyan | Masala Badi Recipe

Masala Urad Dal Wadi or badi as we call it is also known as wadiyan, vadiyal, vadiyalu. Wadi is summer essential in most of the North Indian house and prepared with different dals, spices with basic concept of grinding dal, spices and sun drying rema...
by Indian Khana on Jun 3, 2014

Homemade Masala Tea (Chai) Powder Recipe

Chai Masala or Masala Tea Powder is essential part of my pantry, chai or Indian tea is common beverage for us and we start our daily routine with a cup of masala, ginger, cardamom or ginger-cardamom chai/tea. I never make plain tea that's just not me...
by Indian Khana on Jan 22, 2014

A teaspoon of happiness

I promised in my Birthday Bundt cake post that I would share my salted caramel sauce recipe with you. I know, I know, I know it was weeks ago and you’ve emailed and messaged me asking when... Read the latest from Crumbs and Corkscrews...
by Crumbs & Corkscrews on Nov 15, 2013

I am really still alive

I haven’t written anything for weeks.  Mornings have been spent doing things to get us settled.  Afternoons have been hot and humid and are officially designated as nap time. The heat and the bugs have pretty much eaten or killed … Continue...
by Down to Earth Fare on Aug 20, 2013

Guest Blogger: A Beginner’s Guide to Designing your Kitchen

Entry #2545, June 20, 2013 You don’t need expert design skills or a large budget to build a stylish kitchen. Using some simple principles of modern design, basic budgeting strategies,...
by Stagetecture on Jun 20, 2013

Urad Dal Badi | Wadi | Wadiyan | Sun Dried Lentil Dumpling Recipe

Wadi, wadiyan, vadiyal, vadiyalu or badi as we call it it's all same just with different names.  We call vada as bada and wadi as badi both are made of urad dal.  Wadi or Badi is nothing but soaked lentil grind to slight coarse paste and some...
by Indian Khana on May 16, 2013

Japanese Braised Pork Belly (Buta no Kakuni)

Japanese Braised Pork Belly (Buta no Kakuni) Makes 3 servings Recipes Notes: The meat is first simmered in a whole piece, and then cut into chunks before simmering for a second time. The meat will shrink down if cut prior to the first round of simmer...
by La Fuji Mama on May 14, 2013

Homemade Maharastrian Malvani Masala Recipe

Malvani masala comes from Malvan a town in the Sindhudurg district on the west coast of Maharashtra but being on coastal area in konkon malvani cuisine is infused from Konkani, Maharastrian and Goan cuisines and that's the re...
by Indian Khana on Apr 19, 2013

Homemade Maharastrian Malvani Masala Recipe

Malvani masala comes from Malvan a town in the Sindhudurg district on the west coast of Maharashtra but being on coastal area in konkon malvani cuisine is infused from Konkani, Maharastrian and Goan cuisines and that's the re...
by Indian Khana on Apr 19, 2013

Homemade Rasam Powder Recipe

Rasam is something that I make very rare as I have to make only for myself but since I like rasam a lot I do try to make it once in a while to satisfy my craving.  Like I mentioned in my sambar powder post, rasam powder too is not something that...
by Indian Khana on Apr 17, 2013

Homemade Rasam Powder Recipe

Rasam is something that I make very rare as I have to make only for myself but since I like rasam a lot I do try to make it once in a while to satisfy my craving.  Like I mentioned in my sambar powder post, rasam powder too is not something that...
by Indian Khana on Apr 17, 2013

How To Make Yogurt | Curd | Dahi | Homemade Curd

I started to prepare home made curd after coming to Singapore since my sister and bil eat curd daily, I also learnt how to set curd properly from my bro-in-law, curd he sets are just too perfect.  So after my few trial and error I began to set c...
by Indian Khana on Apr 3, 2013

Punjabi Chole Masala Powder Recipe

As I mentioned in my kitchen king masala post I love badshah brand for masala over any other brand and this punjabi chole masala is inspired from same too.  My sister gave me a packet of Badshah Punjabi Chole Masala which I really like...
by Indian Khana on Apr 3, 2013

If you have a Coconut in the kitchen

    Coconut is loved, honored and revered in India. I grew up in a land where coconut trees are in abundance. Last time when I visited home, the tall towering trees with green long swaying leaves I viewed from the airplane window immediate...
by eCurry on Apr 2, 2013

How to Make Roasted Cumin Powder | Homemade Jeera Powder

Roasted Cumin Powder recipe? Seriously?  You must be thinking isn't it.  I wanted to post cumin powder recipe for years now but it just wasn't happening.  To post how to make cumin powder at home was stuck me multiple times but I reall...
by Indian Khana on Mar 30, 2013

How to Make Roasted Cumin Powder | Homemade Jeera Powder

Roasted Cumin Powder recipe? Seriously?  You must be thinking isn't it.  I wanted to post cumin powder recipe for years now but it just wasn't happening.  To post how to make cumin powder at home was stuck me multiple times but I reall...
by Indian Khana on Mar 29, 2013

How To Make Yogurt | Curd | Dahi | Homemade Curd

I started to prepare home made curd after coming to Singapore since my sister and bil eat curd daily, I also learnt how to set curd properly from my bro-in-law, curd he sets are just too perfect.  So after my few trial and error I began to set c...
by Indian Khana on Mar 28, 2013


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