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About gudkuk24

Love cooking,reading,gardening,listening to music.Have a great zest for life! I do not balk at changes that need to be made to keep me positive. I have an upbeat view of life and take disappointments as experiences and I move on!

Udupi Temple Rasam – A Guest Post by Anupama Michael

Made this Rasam – absolutely yumciously delicious! Thanks Aruna. I am re- blogging this recipe!

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Creamy Rotini with Shrimp,Tomatoes and Spinach

Serving : 4 – 6                                     Difficulty : Very Easy                                 Time: 20 min Ingredients : 8 oz Cream … Continue reading

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Braised Chicken

Serving : 4 to 6                           Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hrs                      Difficulty: Easy This dish was a trial and error dish that really came out really delicious. Ingredients: 6 to 8 Chicken thighs – skin on and bone in. 4 … Continue reading

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Prawn Balachau

Serving : 12                      Time : 1 hr 10 min                        Difficulty : Easy Ingredients: 2.2 lbs(1 kg) small prawns – shelled & deveined Grind to a fine paste – 6 red chillies, 1 inch piece ginger, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 … Continue reading

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German Chocolate Cake

Serves : 12 to 18                            Time : 1 hr 30 min                              Difficulty : … Continue reading

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Mixed Fruit Chutney

Serving: 24                        Time : 1hr 45min                           Difficulty: easy I had just seen Aruna Panangipally’s blog “ãhãram” … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Waffles

The Schools are out for the summer. The kids don’t go back to school till the 1st week of Sept. This is the time for Play Dates, Sleepovers, spending time at the  Beach or Pool etc.    My grand daughter had a … Continue reading

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Spinach Ambat – Coconut Spinach Dal

Serving: 4                     Time: 1 hr                                     Difficulty: easy This is a toovar or arhar ( husked yellow pigeon peas) preparation from the ‘Bhanap’ community of the Saraswat Brahmins of the South West coast of India. Served with steaming hot rice, it … Continue reading

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Watermelon Rind Doddak

I come from a community known as Bhanaps or Saraswat Brahmin from the Chitrapur Math. We use a lot of fresh coconut- either freshly grated or as coconut milk, in our curries, dals, dosas, chutneys  and for garnishing salads and … Continue reading

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Surnoli – Sweet

Surnoli is served for breakfast  amongst the  Saraswat Bhramin community from West Coast of India. It is a spongy pancake and is served with freshly churned butter and curry leaves dry chutney(called Pitti chitni) The secret of the spongy and light surnoli is the … Continue reading

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