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    Paneer tikka masala recipe, paneer tikka on tawa | Raks Kitchen

    Paneer tikka masala recipe with paneer tikka preparation over tawa. Learn how to make paneer tikka masala with video and step by step pictures. Paneer tikka is family favorite at home. Aj and Vj loves it. I too like it, but rarely make at home, mostly have it at restaurants. We love the flavour that tandoor gives to paneer tikka, that’s why we love it in restaurant rather homemade. When preparing at home, I found butter is main ingredient also giving a slight char so that we get the restaurant style flavour in paneer tikka. Butter + smokey flavour is what I love about tikkas. I have not tried paneer…

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    Masala pav recipe, Masala pav video | Raks Kitchen

    Masala pav is a quick snack made with pav, Mumbai street food made in a jiffy over tawa itself. Learn how to make masala pav easily at home with full video, step by step pictures. Masala pav is one thing I drool when I am browsing instagram. I had no idea trying at home, but this week when I got pav buns, I thought I should give this easy masala pav a shot, since it is very simple to prepare and worth giving a try. I was really blown away how tasty it turned out to be. I am so glad that I have a recipe now to quickly enjoy…

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    Peanut garlic podi recipe | Raks Kitchen

    Peanut garlic podi recipe, side dish for idli, dosa. Quick, easy and flavourful peanut garlic podi with just few simple ingredients. When my periyamma (Mom’s sis) was here last year, she asked me if I knew we could make peanut poondu podi as we do poondu milagai podi for idli dosa. I never knew that variation and wanted to try sometime. I was thinking last week about it and was asking my mom how she makes it. I thought she would know assuming it was my paati’s recipe. But my mom told she never have made it before. But she spoke to my periyamma and asked about it, and told…

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    Brinjal thogayal recipe, kathirikai thogayal | Raks Kitchen

    Kathirikai thogayal prepared by roasting the brinjal in fire and grinding it with spices to go well with rice. Step by step pictures recipe. Sutta kathirikai, the name itself is really fascinating when I know about recipes with brinjal roasted in direct flame. I have already posted couple of recipes, sutta kathirikai chutney and baingan bharta. I loved both in its own ways. I know sutta kathrikai thogayal earlier before trying chutney. But never tried it. I picked this big purple brinjal at Fairprice during my weekly groceries purchase. But had no idea to make brinjal thogayal 😆😁. Somehow sudden thought to prepare sutta kathirikai thogayal for rice and make…

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    Aval payasam with sugar, aval paal payasam | Raks Kitchen

    Learn how to make aval payasam in cooker with sugar. Easy to prepare and rich in taste prepared using just 3 main ingredients flattened rice, sugar and milk. I once tasted aval paal payasam in a restaurant and ever since I tasted, I wanted to try it out at home. I also wanted to prepare in cooker and see how it turns out. Instead of boiling and cooking aval in open pot boiling method, I tried giving a whistle in small pressure cooker. It turns out really creamy and rich. Actually my mom in law always makes aval payasam with sugar, in microwave. She adds very less milk, still it…

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    How to make semiya kesari | Raks Kitchen

    Learn how to make semiya kesari, tips to make perfect without chewiness and stickiness. Full video and step by step pictures. Navratri special sweet recipe. I have posted fine vermicelli kesari earlier and whenever Vj asks, I prepare fine vermicelli kesari only. But once he told he likes the regular semiya kesari better. And even described it will be really nice and the semiya will be seen separate separate instead of sticking together as in the fine vermicelli kesari. I liked fine vermicelli kesari. Yet tried with the regular semiya for some occasion, don’t remember if it was his birthday or our anniversary. It did not turn out well. Again…

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    Namak para recipe, easy tea time snack | Raks Kitchen

    Namak para is an easy to make snack, perfect to go with tea, coffee. Just few simple ingredients and easy preparation for this crispy snack. Full video step by step pictures recipe. Namak para is in my to do list for long time. The name itself tempts me a lot to try. I keep browsing recipes to prepare and end up thinking it is similar to the diamond cuts or maida biscuits we make. But there are slight variations between them, so I thought it is worth a try. It turned out really good and I love the simplicity of the recipe. Even we make maida diamond cuts simpler way…

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    Besan toast recipe, besan bread toast video recipe | Raks Kitchen

    Besan bread toast or bread besan toast is a quick after school snack, evening snack to enjoy with tea, coffee. Full video recipe, step by step pictures to learn easily. I love savory toasts like besan bread toast. In my childhood days, bread is only bought when we were sick, no idea why. So it’s always plain toast mom makes or we have it as such when we were not well. Amma at times toasts with vengaya chutney (onion chutney) with ample amount of ghee and it tastes divine 😍. But these days Aj loves snacks prepared with bread. We make a lot of short cut sandwiches, toasts with leftovers…

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    Aloo jeera recipe, No onion no garlic | Raks Kitchen

    Aloo jeera is a simple no onion no garlic, a dry subji made with potato and simple ingredients but total burst of flavours. Step by step pictures recipe. I had seen this recipe many times and think it is very popular too. Never tried this way since I make it with south Indian flavours mostly. But I know it would turn out really good as we too cook almost with similar spices for puri in gravy form. If it is done in the right way, it’s the most tastiest. Many have wrong assumption about this combo due to their bad experience in restaurant or tried themselves because of poor balance…

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    Corn dosai, makka chola dosai | Raks Kitchen

    Corn dosai made with dried corn, rice and urad dal as ingredients. Just three ingredients for making this delicious dosai. I have been told to try this recipe a couple of years back by my BIL, but somehow I missed the recipe or I was confused with lots of doubts. Again last week my friend Sugapriya sent me a voice note that she had prepared chola dosai. She sent me the outcome of the recipe too as pictures. She made paniyaram with the same batter too. Not with sweet corn, the good old corn, firm and flavourful one we used to enjoy as kids. If you have excess of this…