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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: Mar 14, 2019

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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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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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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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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Egg Curry Recipe

Egg curry recipe – There are so many things that you can do with boiled eggs, but lately, we’ve been into this delicious North-Indian style egg curry recipe that you can quickly make in an Instant Pot or stove top. Pair it with rice or rotis to make a complete meal.

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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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Kappa Rotti (Rice Pancakes)

Kappa rutti or Kappa rotti – This soft in the center and crispy on the sides 4-ingredient dosa or pancake from Mangalore is a culinary delight. Try it out today – no fermentation required!

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Bharva Bhaingan (Stuffed Brinjal)

Not a fan of eggplant/brinjal? Try Bharva Bhaingan – a stuffed eggplant dish and you might just change your mind.

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Dry Fruit Smoothie

Dry fruit smoothie is a great way to combine nutritious milk and dry fruits to create a wholesome meal for any time of the day. Make one today!

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Red Chilli Coconut Chutney

This red chilli coconut chutney with its spicy, sweet and tangy taste will awaken your senses. Pair it with idlis or dosas for a wholesome breakfast.

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15-Minute Coconut Barfi (Coconut Fudge)

Craving something sweet? Try this 15-minute recipe Coconut Barfi – a perfect recipe for when you want something sweet and satisfying without spending hours in the kitchen.

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Kadle Suran (Black Chickpeas With Yam)

This Ugadi was special since I was able to take a day off to cook all the Mangalorean recipes that mom used to make during this festival..Kadle Suran being one of them.

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One Pot Moong Dal Khichdi -Lentil Porridge

A wholesome and nutritious meal – Moong dal khichdi made from rice and moong dal (split lentils) is comfort food at its best. This one-pot, 5-ingredient meal is easy on your stomach and is perfect for all ages.

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Chana Masala (Indian Chickpea Curry) Recip

Punjabi Chana Masala (Choley) popularly known as the Indian Chickpea Curry is a crowd pleaser. This vegan one-pot curry can be made in an Instant Pot as well as a stovetop Pressure cooker. Get all the deets on how to make this delicious curry at home!

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Kundapur Masala Powder

Cut your cooking time for Mangalorean dishes substantially by making Kundapur masala powder ahead of time. This spice blend or masala is what goes into most vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian Mangalorean dishes.

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Prawn Gassi (Shrimp - Prawn Curry)

Prawn gassi is popularly known as yeti gassi is Mangalore where yeti means prawns and gassi stands for curry.Just like Mangalorean fish curry (meen gassi), the spice and the tangy flavors in this dish draw you in. Serve it hot with rice or dosas for a delectable meal.

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Punjabi Rajma Masala (Kidney Beans Curry)

This quick & easy one-pot Punjabi rajma masala curry is super simple to make and loaded with rich and delicious flavors. Rajma has been a family favorite of ours for years, and a regular weekday dinner. After you’ve made my recipe, I’m sure you’ll see why!

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Dry Fish Chutney

If you have loved fish cuisine in all its different forms, this easy-to-prepare tangy dry fish chutney will be a welcome addition to your staple diet. Fish (or meen as they call in Tulu) chutney paired with the nutritious Ganji (brown rice porridge or gruel) is comfort food at its best.

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Ganji

Ganji is made by cooking brown rice or oorpel ari as they call in Mangalore in large amounts of water till the rice has softened significantly and some starchy water remains which is called as Teli. This Teli is considered to be highly nutritious and often serves as food for those who are sick and babies since it is highly digestible.

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Green Tomatoes In Gravy

We had tons of tomatoes growing in our garden. Unfortunately, before they could ripen, they would get eaten up by slugs (I think). So with this batch, I decided to just pluck them raw and let it ripen on the counter. Meanwhile, a friend suggested making Hare Tamatar Ki Sabzi using these raw tomatoes. I followed her recipe and in my opinion the dish came out really well – spicy and tangy. The good thing about this recipe is you can easily substitute raw or green tomatoes with either apples or mangoes with similar results. Enjoy with some warm rotis!

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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

These 20-minute chicken nuggets made from ground chicken are a breeze to make and oh-so-delicious. Make them for your kids today and never get these at a drive-thru again!

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Shakarpara (Shankarpali)

Shakarpara or Shankarpali is an extremely addictive snack that often finds it way in our Diwali sweet platter. There are numerous ways to make Shakarpara but this is my go-to recipe because it is so easy to make and also, it has a great shelf life because it does not contain milk. Learn how to prepare Shankarpali in 30 minutes!

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Puran Poli - Holige

Puran poli – This traditional Indian dessert goes by a few names – holige, bele obbattu, or puran poli. Chapati like but with a flaky crust and a sweet lentil filling, puran poli is a favorite throughout India and you’re about to learn why.

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