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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 25, 2020

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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Cabbage Stir-Fry (Cabbage Sukka-Palya-Pori

Cabbage palya or sukka recipe – This simple, yet flavorful stir-fried cabbage preparation pairs well with steamed rice and sambar and makes for a perfect afternoon meal.

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Instant Pot Sambar (Lentil-Vegetable Stew)

Sambar or Sambhar is a tangy and mildly spicy lentil-vegetable stew from the southern part of India. It is a staple in most South Indian homes and is served alongside idlis or dosas for breakfast or with rice for lunch/dinner.

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Bareda Kai Ajadina (Plantain Side Dish Or

Get ready to entice your senses with this south-Indian style Kacche kele ki sabzi also called as Bareda kai ajadina (Raw banana/plantain dish) in Mangalore. Serve this simple yet flavorful dish on its own with rotis or as a side dish with rice and dal to make a light lunch or dinner.

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Date Cake

Date cake has been by far the best cake that we have ever eaten that tasted soo good even though it was not loaded with any frosting.What’s not to love about a cake that’s made from luscious dates and is moist, soft and so easy to make that you can whip it up in a blender!

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Sambar Masala Powder

Sambar powder is the quintessential spice mix you will find in most South Indian homes. This aromatic spice blend transforms ordinary lentil-vegetable dishes into delicious, wholesome stews called sambar that is often served along with rice, idli or dosa.

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Corn Bhel - Corn Salsa

Try this non-traditional way of making corn bhel or corn chaat* and you’ll be hooked. While most Indian street food demands a mandatory drizzling of tamarind chutney and green chutney, this no-fuss corn bhel recipe doesn’t require either. Since corn bhel is best served at room temperature, it is not only great for snacks but for school lunches too!

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Mangalorean Fish Curry (Meen Gassi)

Amaze your friends and family with this dish – tangy and spicy Mangalorean Fish curry or as it’s locally called, ‘Meen Gassi‘. If you were wondering what Meen Gassi stands for – Meen means fish in quite a few South Indian languages and Gassi is a Mangalorean term for curry.

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How To Make Soft Rotis Or Chapatis

Roti or Chapati recipe – Are your rotis turning out like frisbees? Follow this video tutorial to make soft rotis or chapatis every time.

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