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I am Anushree, curator of the website  www.simmertoslimmer.com, a site focused on Asian-Indian cuisine. A self-proclaimed foodie, I combine my passion for food and photography to create easy, delicious and visually appealing recipes to inspire busy moms to co

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Member Since: Jan 4, 2019


Last Posted Recipe: Feb 20, 2020

Coriander chutney

Coriander chutney for Indian street food (chaat) – Learn how to make this simple and flavorful coriander or cilantro chutney and master the secret recipe that makes most Indian street food so finger-licking good.

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Restaurant style Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer (spinach with cottage cheese) combines spinach with cottage cheese to make this delicious meal that goes well with rotis or naan. Get this recipe to make restaurant style palak paneer at home. And, Instant pot fans, you can totally make this in an Instant Pot.

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Aloo Methi

Aloo methi combines stir-fried potatoes (aloo) with freshly chopped fenugreek leaves (methi) to create an aromatic and flavorful side dish that is best savored with ghee laden rotis.

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One pot creamy curry pasta with shrimp

One pot creamy curry pasta with shrimp is a perfect marriage of Indian flavors with Italian produce. It is effortless to make and you can dish up this quick and satisfying supper in about 30 minutes.

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Dhania Chicken

Home » Indian Food Recipes » By Ingredient » Chicken » Dhania Chicken Dhania Chicken Published on December 29, 2015 | Last updated February 13, 2019 This post contains affiliate links. Share 1 Pin 89 Tweet Yum 1 +1 2 93 SHARES Jump to Recipe Print Recipe If you are tired of making chicken curry the same old way, try making Dhania (cilantro) chicken. A must make recipe for all those who love the taste of Cilantro (Dhania) leaves! If you are tired of making chicken curry the same old way, try making Dhania Chicken. A “must-make” recipe for all those who are big fans of Cilantro or Coriander leaves or Dhania

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Pav Bhaji

Loaded with veggies and butter, Pav bhaji is one of the most loved street foods in India. If you haven’t had it before, let me warn you, you will be hooked after the first bite of this delicious bhaji (vegetable dish). Serve it with crispy buttered pav (soft dinner rolls) for a complete gastronomical experience.

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Batata Poha (Flattened rice with potatoes)

This Batata Poha recipe is dedicated to those who want a great tasting (and looking) Poha. Say goodbye to mushed up poha!

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Godi laddoo - Wheat laddoo

I decided to experiment a little and try another type – Godi laddoo or Wheat laddoo. These laddoos are made out of 3 key ingredients – wheat, ghee and sugar and you can make them in less than 30 minutes.

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Patta Gobhi (Cabbage) Sabzi

Simple and spectacular! That is what I call this subzi. Not only does it taste good but it is very simple to make.

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Stir-fried Okra and onions (Bhindi do pyaz

Bhindi do pyaza or stir-fried okra with onions combines okra with twice the amount of onions and a few spices to create a delectable dish that is a hot favorite with Indian food lovers.

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Moong Dal Payasam

In a Mangalorean household, festive celebrations are incomplete without a delicious serving of Moong dal payasam or payasa. Learn how to make this traditional dessert in half the time without compromising on the taste.

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Prawns Balchao

Prawns Balchao is a fiery dish that finds its origins in Goa. Prawns are stir-fried first and then added to a pickled curry sauce to create a dish that makes your taste buds tingle and leaves you asking for more.

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Sweet Beaten Rice - Bajil Bella Tarai

Bajil bella tarai which stands for beaten rice, jaggery and coconut is a very traditional Mangalorean breakfast. Also known as Sweet beaten rice, Bajil bella tarai has made its way to our breakfast table umpteen number of times. It is very easy to pull it together, it is one of my favorite breakfasts.

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Gatti or steamed rice dumpling

Gatti or steamed rice dumplings is a Mangalorean dish made of brown rice, jaggery, and coconut. Gatti is usually made using turmeric leaves but since I could not find them, I was forced to use Banana leaves.

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Half fried eggs

Rise and Shine! This is my go-to breakfast. It instantly makes me happy, fills my tummy and marks the start of a great day. Best part, it is so easy to make. You can’t go wrong with this and it takes like all of 5 minutes to make.

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Kori Gassi (Mangalorean chicken curry)

Mangalorean chicken curry or Kori Gassi is a chicken curry like no other. The signature dish of the folks hailing from bunt community, this fiery red chicken curry combines the mild sweetness of coconut with a medley of spices to create a complexly flavored curry that is a treat to your senses. Kori Gassi (kori = chicken, gassi = curry) is served with either rutti (rice wafers) or rice along with Kori ajadina(dry chicken dish) on the side.

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Date and Chikoo Smoothie

Date and Chikoo Smoothie – This nutritious blended drink made from Date and Chikoo (Sapota) is a great treat for any time of the day – be it an after school snack or a post-workout drink.

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Bhutai Gassi

My husband takes great pride in making the gassi be it Mackerel (Bangude), Sardines (Bhutai) or good old Tilapia

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Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe

Indulge your senses with this simple and straightforward recipe to make the iconic Kundapur chicken ghee roast (a fiery and tangy delicacy from Mangalore) at home.

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Rava ladoo - Sooji ladoo

Follow this video recipe to make crumbly, melt in the mouth Rava ladoo. (And the best part – you don’t have to shape these into balls when it is piping hot!)

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Chicken Seekh Kabab

Chicken kababs make a nice accompaniment with rice/naan or can be a meal in itself. Squeeze lemon juice on the kababs before serving to give them a nice tang.

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Shrimp - Prawn Biryani

Looking for a failproof shrimp biryani recipe? I have one for you! This Instant Pot recipe will yield the most flavorful biryani without a lot of hard work. If you don’t own an Instant Pot, don’t worry you can still make great tasting biryani on your stove top, check out the recipe.

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Pundi (Rice Dumplings)

Rice dumplings or Pundi as they are called in Mangalore is usually served with Kori Gassi (Chicken curry). These steamed dumplings are very easy to make and are best served warm. The best part – not only did I use the grinder but also the bamboo steamer that had been lying around for ages. As you can imagine, thrifty me used this opportunity to reward myself with a Kitchen-Aid mixer.

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Cereal Chivda (Sweet And Spicy Cereal Mix)

Turn your leftover cereals into a snack (Cereal Chivda) that your kids will love to munch on during a road trip or after school.

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Vermicelli Kheer

Seviyan kheer or Semiyan payasam is a creamy and delicious dessert that you can put together in a cinch. That is why it is perfect for potlucks. Make it in an Instant Pot or a slow cooker and all you need is less than 5-minutes of prep time.

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Chocolate Barfi

This 2 layered Chocolate Barfi recipe is sure to steal your heart. Follow this fail-proof and easy recipe to make this Chocolate Barfi in a microwave.

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Turai - Turiya - Peerey Bhaji

Turai, Turiya or Ridge gourd is a green ridged vegetable with white pulp inside. The skin is peeled off around the ridges and surrounding areas before it is cut and cooked. My mom can make a mean chutney from the peeled skin but I will save that recipe for some other day.

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Restaurant Style Paneer Makhani Or Paneer

Learn how to make your favorite take-out curry – Restaurant-style Paneer Butter Masala or Paneer Makhani at home in less than 40 minutes!

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Beans Poriyal (Green Beans With Coconut)

Beans poriyal is traditionally made over the stovetop, but this Instant-Pot version will blow your mind – because it pressure cooks in zero minutes. Pair it with rice and your favorite curry for a complete meal.

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Methi Thepla

Methi thepla recipe – Learn to make this delicious savory Indian flatbread that you can enjoy any time of the day. It preserves really well making it perfect for long-distance travel.

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Black Eyed Peas Curry

Black-eyed peas curry, chawli or lobia masala is a simple yet flavorful curry that pairs well with rice and roti. This particular legume curry is my favorite food – it is healthy and satisfying. Interestingly, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s day is thought to bring luck. Whatever your reason is to make this curry, I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I do.

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Kadle Manoli ( Chickpeas With Tindora)

I was always fond of Kadle Manoli and it has been a favorite with everyone in my family so much that this dish has lent itself a permanent place in our Ugadi as well as Dassera meal.My mom used to make Kadle Manoli with black channa unlike the Kabuli channa I have used in this recipe. Interestingly both black channa and Kabul channa are called Kadle in Tulu. Anyways, once my mom-in-law made this recipe with Kabuli channa and I was sold big time and have always made it that way since then..Yummmyy..I like it so much that I don’t need anything to accompany it but it goes well with Rice and Curry.

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Instant Pot vegetable biryani

Instant Pot vegetable biryani is made by pressure cooking rice, vegetables in a spicy onion-tomato gravy to create this flavorful one-pot vegetarian meal that comes together in under 30 minutes.

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Guri Appa

Guri appas are very easy to make and getting the batter to the right consistency probably takes the longest time. I used a stone grinder to get the batter to a thick fine consistency (see pic below). You can always use a blender but you will have to grind the batter in batches.

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Instant Pot Idli

Instant Pot idli recipe – Do you struggle with idli batter not fermenting in winter? Learn how to ferment idli/dosa batter as well as steam the idlis in Instant Pot for perfect results every time!

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Chettinad Chicken Biryani

For those who are tired of the same old way of making chicken biryani, you got to try making Chettinad chicken biryani in an Instant Pot. It is flavorful, spicy and oh so satisfying…just like the traditionally made biryani..but with half the effort.

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