Mangalore Buns

Mangalore Buns- A treasure from Udupi cuisine

Mangalore Buns or ‘Banana Buns’ is a popular Breakfast/Snack from  Mangalorean cuisine. This Mangalore Buns are actually soft, sweet and fluffy banana pooris served with a spicy coconut chutney. Mangalorean cuisine comprises of cuisines from Udupi as well as cuisine of other Mangalorean communities such as the Saraswat Brahmins, Mogaveeras, Billavas, Bunts, Mangalorean Catholics and the Bearys. Udupi cuisine…

Kadali Manja Rai-Banana Stem cooked in mustard paste

The banana tree is one of those few plants where each part is used in some way or the other, be it the leaves, the fruits , the flower or the stem .Banana Stem consists of one-third edible vegetation and two-thirds water, but are a good source of fiber, potassium, phosphorus, B6 and calcium, as…

Achari Aloo

Achari Aloo- Potatoes cooked with pickle spices

Achari Aloo is a delicious blend of potatoes that are cooked with pickling spices in mustard oil. Since it is cooked with pickling spices , it gives the curry a spiciness and tanginess.  Pickling spices like cumin seeds, mustard, fenugreek, and fennel seeds add lots of flavors and extra texture to this  dry curry of…

Amba Khatta/ (Sweet & Sour Green Mango relish)

 Amba Khatta or sweet & sour raw mango relish is a typical odia dish which is a common accompaniment to tantalize the palate in any odia function especially during marriage and puja. In Odia , mango is known as Amba and khatta basically means tangy.This Amba Khatta is a beautiful blend of sweet , sour and spicy…

Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami- Mitha Pulao and some memories

Basant Panchami is just around the corner, which is the beginning of the spring season. On this day, the Goddess of learning and wisdom, Saraswati, is worshiped throughout the length and breadth of the country. Basant Panchami is also known as Shri Panchami and Saraswati Panchami . Saraswati Puja is celebrated every year on the fifth…

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