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Recipe Index


Breakfast:
Oats Chia Idli
Venthaya Kanji
Moong Oats
Tomato Oats
Ginger Oats
Oats Pongal
Ragi Dosa
Whole wheat pancake
Waffwich


Chutneys:
Onion Chutney
Avocado Chutney
Coconut Chutney
Red Bell Pepper Chutney
Garlic Chutney
Bezha Chutney/Gram Dal Chutney
Ginger Chutney
Ridgegourd Chutney
Flaxseed Mint Chutney



Rice:
Tomato Rice/Thakkali Pongal
Fried Rice

Roti/Breads:
Chicken Keema Paratha
Coriander Chilli Paratha
Methi Thepla
Zucchini Paneer Frankie


Starters:
Salmon Fingers
Salmon Skewer
Salmon Amritsari
Grilled Tilapia
Dynamite Shrimps
Tortilla Pinwheel
Mushroom Shaslik
Chicken Tandoori
Corn Chaat
Cucumber rolls



Sourashtrian Special:
Polte Chino/pepper Goat curry
Losan Kolkar/ Garlic Curry
Kodug
Thakkali Ampti
Methi Bhajji Chaar
Chicken Race ampti
Khovla raito/Pumpkin raita
Chenna dal
Kachi kezha thezhni
Pangara paan Bhairi

Sourashtrian Masala Powders:
Sambhar Bhurko
Rasam Bhurko
Kumbakonam Race Masala Bhurko

Snack:
Baked Peanuts
Oats Sesame Cereal bar



Side Dishes:
Milagu Kozhi
Chicken Tikka
Coriander Chicken
Egg Curry
Chettinad Meen curry/Fish curry



Veg. Side Dishes:
Arya Bhavan style Potato Masala
Hara Bhara Gobi Mutter
Baked Cauliflorets
Sukka Gobi
Nilamu Bela Sambar
Pumpkin Kofta
Veggie Jalfrezi
Honey Cider Mushroom
Sprouted moong curry
Baked Potatoes
Bittergourd chukka

Soups:
Murungai Rasam
Plums Rasam/Soup
Karaikudi Rasam



Dessert:
Strawberry Custard
Strawberry Yogurt
Caramel Rice Kheer
Mango Pudding
Macaroon

Juices:
Fruit Punch
Neer Mor/Chaas
Sukku Malli Kappi
Rose Vanilla Milkshake



General:
Base for Gravies
Steps of Medhu Vada/Sambar Vada and Dahi Vada

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