Arthiritis Posts

5 essentials in a South Indian pantry

What do I have in my pantry? This is a question I get asked regularly. Most Indian pantries have a range of similar spices, although a few bits and pieces would be different. I am from South India, so I would have a few different spices compared to a North Indian....

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10 minute loaded pasta or pizza sauce

Who doesn’t love pasta…what I love most about it, is that it is so quick and easy to make. I find that store bought pasta and pizza sauces are ‘okay’ – however, they lack two things that I look for in any food – flavour and nutrition. Sure, they have a few veggies...

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Chutney puddi (powder)

Gun powder or chutney puddi (or powder) is a South Indian condiment served with idlis, dosas or mixed in with plain rice. You add some ghee with it. There are more than a 100 varieties of chutney puddi in Bangalore. I’m sure there are much more around other parts of...

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Easy oven tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken at the local ‘dhabas’ (roadhouses) was a treat! I would go on road trips with my friends and we would always stop at a dhaba. These are small restaurants (usually North Indian cuisine) with jute beds for lounging on, or cabanas where groups of people...

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Aunty Prema’s sambar powder

Aunty Prema is my mum’s friend – she isn’t my mum’s sister though - we call everyone aunty in India! Everyone is like family. Every time we visited her, she would cook us some amazing food. I distinctly remember her bisi-bele-bath. This is a lentil, veggie and rice...

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