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Recipes by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

Spicy maida dosa (pancakes)

Spicy maida dosa (pancakes)

Wow.... life has not been smooth after coming back from Kerala....My maid did a bunk a day after I returned... she called me up the next day to say…

May 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
175 views
Semiya payasam (Vermicelli pudding)

Semiya payasam (Vermicelli pudding)

This is a pudding/ payasam I made some time back. Slightly different from the one I make normally.Cook the…

Dec 2009
Intermediate
2 votes
164 views
Ulli curry

Ulli curry

I have no pictures of the entire feast this year.. I was a bit busy to take the snaps before my guests arrived and I did not want to focus on the…

Dec 2009
Intermediate
2 votes
226 views
Moru kaachiyathu (tempered beaten curd )

Moru kaachiyathu (tempered beaten curd )

The past week was a miserable one, both health-wise and because plans for a family get-together fell through…

Dec 2009
Intermediate
2 votes
213 views
A basic curry

A basic curry

A basic curryIf you have a basic Indian curry recipe, it is just easy to add one or two ingredients and tweak it to make a variety of vegetable or…

Nov 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
170 views
Salad

Salad

This was a salad my daughter and I enjoyed for lunch yesterday.She loves the yellow bell peppers and so I decided to make a salad largely to her…

Feb 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
103 views
Free Kitchen tips for New Cooks

Free Kitchen tips for New Cooks

These are a few tips that I have been compiling for some time, and have come from my own trial and error and a few of my friends' too. I thought I…

Dec 2009
Intermediate
1 vote
261 views
Mushroom, sausages and mashed potatoes

Mushroom, sausages and mashed potatoes

This felt more like an assembly job than actual cooking and it was very very tasty.Saute the onions, then…

Dec 2009
Intermediate
2 votes
165 views
Stuffed Karelas (bittergourd)

Stuffed Karelas (bittergourd)

Stuffed Karelas (bittergourd)The first time I ever tasted stuffed karelas was when we visited my mom's second brother and family in Hyderabad. Our…

Dec 2009
Intermediate
2 votes
120 views
Olan/I shtu - stewed lentils and veggies in coconut milk

Olan/I shtu - stewed lentils and veggies in coconut milk

This is yet another member of a Kerala sadya. But unlike a few of it's counterparts, the main ingredients in…

Dec 2009
Intermediate
2 votes
172 views