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Tarne Mirsang ani Ambuli Nonche / Green chilli pickle with raw mangoes

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This pickle is amma’s tried recipe without even knowing the actual recipe. Amma had tasted this in a wedding function and liked it so much that she told anu to get some fresh chillies and raw mangoes. When I was there in India this time she had made this Hot Pickle. She always (sometimes me too) have eyeball measurements but somehow try writing it brief.

Here is the recipe for Green Chilli Pickle: ¼ th Kg Green Chillies ½ kg Raw Mango (make sure they are sour) 8 tbsp mustard seeds 1 tsp methi seeds 1 tsp turmeric powder or ½ “ pc of turmeric ¼ th tsp hing powder or a peanut sized compound hing
Salt to taste

Method: Wash green chillies and raw mango and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel. Make sure there are no traces of water as this can spoil the pickle. Cut the raw mango into fine pieces discarding the inner seed, keep this aside. In a clean vessel add half a cup of water and add 5 tbsp of salt and bring it to bubble boil and allow it to cool down. Meanwhile in a mixer jar/food processor ad…

Chudi Pooja and Nagar Panchami Significance with a recipe of Patholi

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This is a old post I have made no changes in this and have posted this as it is.
I am getting my recipes back here some food pics just as it is some with a new look.
Thank You for the support you have shown to Aps Kitchen.


I hope you can spare with me and try to read the significance of both the festivals. I have collected it from Many sources like my Mom, Granny and last but not the least Google Aunty.
Now for the significane:Tulsi:
Tulsi came out of the ocean during Amrita manthan as a younger sister of Lakshmi. She too was devoted to Lord Vishnu and wanted to marry him. But Lakshmi who was already married to him did not like the idea and cursed her to become a plant. Thus the tulsi plant was born. But the all merciful Lord Vishnu took pity and fulfilling her wish declared that when he will be in the form of a saligram she will remain close to him in the form of a tulsi leaf. Therefore even today a saligram will have a tulsi leaf along with it. In front of every GSB home there will be a …

Sambar Potatoes/ Potato Roast

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I love baby potatoes to normal potatoes and a simple roast with rasam and rice is a super combo. So here is a simple recipe of Sambar potatoes. Ingredients: 20  baby potatoes or 6-7 small potatoes or 3 large potatoes½ tsp mustard seeds¼ tsp turmeric powder½ tsp red chilly powder½ tsp sambar powdera pinch of asafoetida /hing10-12 curry leaves2 tbsp  coconut oil or any cooking oil1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves 
Method: Boil or steam the potatoes till they are just cooked. Peel the potatoes.Heat oil in a pan. Crackle the mustard seeds first. Then add the curry leaves and sauté for 10-12 seconds.Add the cooked and peeled potatoes and stir. Add in all the spice powders, asafoetida and salt.Stir well, so that the masala coats the potatoes well. saute for 5-6 mins on a low flame.Keep on turning at intervals to ensure even crisping and roasting of the potatoes.Garnish the roasted potatoes with corian…

Broccoli Paratha

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Ever since my daughter has started schooling I look out for various tiffin varieties.  She doenst like sandwiches much but loves bread and jam roll ups or simple bread and jam. Idli, dosa and chapathi is what she asks for when I ask her what to pack for in her box. Whenever I give her such food she finishes it off happily, she is not a kind of girl who likes biscuits, cakes so I got to go by her choice. Me(only me here because my brother went to a school near by our house and he used to come home for lunch and me used to travel by bus to school) as a kid had no much option I used to shut our mouth  and take our tiffin box without much tantrums , because my mom had one policy take it or leave it and don’t make all the fuss. Not that she never cooked any of my favorites, she did but I was fussy kid. Little M loves chapathis, parathas so I look for various stuffing these days. Broccoli being a healthy vegetable I thought why not make them and send it in her tiffin box? So here is Broccoli…

Bisibelebath - A wholesome meal

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BisiBeleBhath is a a wholesome meal on itself. Remember the BBB powder I posted a while back? Make your own BBB powder and then make bisibelebath and enjoy with generous amount of ghee topped on it.
Ingridients: §½ cup toor dal/pigeon peas §¾ cup white rice §¼ tsp turmeric powder §3 tbsp Bisibelebath Powder §Small marble size jaggery §Small lemon size tamarind soaked in water(1½ tbsp extract) §1 tbsp ghee §10 to 15 curry leaves §½ cup shredded fresh coconut §Salt to taste
For seasoning: §2 tbsp ghee or oil (you can reduce the amount but ghee gives you awesome flavor) §½ tbsp mustard seeds §Pinch of hing/asafoetida
Vegetables needed: §¼ cup dried green peas(soak it ove