Flavour Indulgence

Exotic Flavours Handcrafted For Indulgence

Side Dish

Onion Bhurji

Here is another dish that complements Pakhala really well. Onion bhurji is prepared with very few ingredients and is really simple to prepare. Not much hassle is involved in preparing this.   Please read on for the recipe. Ingredients: Onion – 1 big Besan or Chikpea flour – 1/2 cup Turmeric powder – 1 tsp Peanuts – around 20 grams Curry leaves – 1 sprig Asafoetida – a pinch Panch phoran – […]

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Potala Checha (Charred Pointed Gourd)

Potala or Parwal or Pointed Gourd is a very versatile vegetable. It’s widely used vegetable in the eastern parts of India. Potala Bhaja, Potala Rasa, Potala-Aloo Jhola etc. are few dishes to name. So, here I am with one of such simple yet delicious dish Potala Checha which is quite famous in Odisha. This goes really well with our beloved Odia dish Pakhala during summer. Here is how I prepare […]

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Methi Saag

Fenugreek leaves or Methi is having lot of medicinal benefits. It helps in improving liver function, regulating blood cholesterol etc to name a few. It also helps in curing digestive problems. Here is a recipe of a side dish using Methi leaves as main ingredient. Methi leaves are bitter in taste. So, if it’s combined with few other ingredients carefully, the bitterness fades and gives a subtle taste to the […]

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Chole ki Sabji (Chikpeas Curry)

Chole aka chikpeas aka garbanzo beans are said to have high protein and fiber content. Also they are said to be rich in several key nutrients and vitamins required for body. Chikpeas are considered to be one of the staple legumes in the northern parts of India. Here is my version of preparing chikpeas curry and my family loves it. Ingredients: Chikpeas or Chole – 200 gram Onion – 1 […]

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Ghugni (Dried Peas Curry)

I know… It’s been so long I posted any recipe. It was so hectic for last couple of weeks that I did not have any energy left to write a post at the end of the day. And I do not feel good about it. In order to feel rejuvenated and good I had to write a post to connect to the blog family I have here. So, today I […]

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Aloo Korma

Recently for a family get-together I had been given the responsibility to prepare a curry from potato. Dum aloo is a quite loved dish in our family. But I wanted to make something different. So, I decided to make aloo korma. Read on for the recipe. Ingredients: Boiled and peeled medium sized potatoes – 5 Onion (medium) – 2 Tomato (big) – 1 Cashews (whole) – 8 Oil – 1 […]

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Whole Moong Dal (Green Gram) Curry

Moong dal or green gram is know for it’s nutritional value. It’s rich in protein. Moong dal is very versatile. It can be used in many ways. It can be roasted and used to prepare dal, it can be soaked and sprouted also. It can be used whole or split. There are umpteen uses and numerous recipes those can be prepared with moong dal including deserts. Here I have prepared […]

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Aloo Sabji – No Onion No Garlic

During almost all festivals, we do not have onion and garlic. So we will have to come up with different varieties of spice mixtures in order to bring in the taste in curry and also to thicken the gravy. This is one such potato curry that everybody loves in my family. It goes well with hot paratha or poori. Read on for the recipe below. Ingredients: For the spice mixture: […]

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Kankada Bhaja (Forest Bitter Gourd Fry)

Kankada bhaja or forest bitter gourd fry is a one of the liked side dishes with white rice amongst the Odiya people. Though this vegetable is from bitter gourd family, it doesn’t taste bitter. It’s preparation is very simple. Read on for the recipe. Ingredients: Kankada (forest bitter gourd) -10 Rice flour – 1 tbsp Turmeric powder – 1 tsp Red chilli powder – 1 tsp Salt – as per […]

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