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Welcome to Cakes & Curries. I’m thrilled you’re here—because I have so much I want to share with you. I am passionate about cooking and baking. All my recipes are quite simple and easy to follow.Explore my site, and all that I have to offer; perhaps Cakes & Curries will ignite your own passions too.

October 29, 2019

I was just going through my blog and realised that I haven't posted sambaar recipe yet. Being married to a Tam Bram, I have enjoyed a wide variety of sambaar or Kozhambu  as it is known amongst Tamil Brahmins.

Presenting here, my version of Sambaar, using my special S...

October 28, 2019

On our way back from Corbett National Park last week, I thought, let me pick up some veggies so that I don't have to worry about them once I reach home. The shop where we stopped to pick veggies I saw Pahadi Mooli. They have darkish skin and are shaped like turnips. I...

October 28, 2019

Purp Usli, native of Tamil Nadu, is a dry dish made with lentils and vegetables. The vegetables generally used are beans, cluster beans, Cauliflower. I like to use beans and cluster beans. It's rich in proteins. You can use Tur dal or chana dal. I prefer making it with...

October 28, 2019

I made this Pulao as my son had been insisting that I try biryani with a mix of our biryani masala and butter paneer masala. He is of the opinion that these to Masalas take biryani to all together another level. Here I would like to mention that he is a big fan of our...

July 30, 2019

If you  like to replace your meals with salads like me then I am sure you would be on the look out for healthier dressings that are not overloaded with oil.
This creamy cashew mint dressing is completely oil free. It's so versatile that it can be used as a dip for vegg...

July 23, 2019

My dad is very fond of sandwich spreads. Since he is diabetic, my endeavor is to create innovative spreads that are healthy and tasty. Here is a spicy, tangy and low calorie sandwich spread.

This is a multipurpose dip, you can serve it with momos, use it on sandwiches...

July 23, 2019

An amazing dish from the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh.  It is tangy, spicy and sweet .A wonderful snack . Use only Indian corn for this dish. While selecting corn , take care to pick only that are neither too hard nor too tender. You can either grate them or scrape t...

July 23, 2019

My son is very fond of having rice with ghee and podi. Curry leaf podi is his favorite. It's a flavor bomb. Just Sprinkle some over hot rice and Ghee and you are good to go.
Curry leaves have numerous health benefits.
So it's like health bhi , taste bhi.

I prefer to d...

July 22, 2019

Baking bread with 100% whole wheat is quite intimidating. Since whole wheat does not have enough protein required to give strength and structure to bread, the bread turns out heavy and dense.
I have, after several experiments used both Tangzhong and autolyse  processes...

July 11, 2019

When @pure_martindia sent me Almonds, I knew immediately what I would make first.
I used to use Nutella a lot in my baking but once I moved towards healthy options in baking I stopped using it.
Almond Chocolate Spread, that I have made has raw unrefined sugar, cocoa po...

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