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 Kadle Manoli/Tendli Chana or Tindora Chana is a delicious Mangalorean style preparation mad with ivygourd /tendli /manoli and chana balck gram in roasted flavoufrul spices and coconut. Kadle Manoli or Tindora Chana is a very famous traditional dish feom the mangalorean cuisine made by all mostly the Bunt Commununity. The frreshly roasted and ground spices brings lovely flavour and taste .This KAdle manoli or tendli chana goes well with chapati /phulaks appam or can be eaten with rice along with dal or any curry preparation.
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 tendli chana or Kadle manoli is a dry dish and is usually served with as a side dish goes very well with simple dal and rice or any fish curry rice meals too
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200 gm tendli/ivy gourd
1 cup dried black chana/black chickpeas
1/2  cup coconut grated
4 to 5  dry red chillies I used Kashmiri
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
6 to 7 pepper corns
1/4 tsp methi seeds/fenugreek seeds
4 to 5 garlic cloves
1 onion
1/2 tbsp jaggery
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
1 tbsp oil
a sprig of curry leaves
how to make kadle manoli ,easy kadle manoli recipe


  • Soak the chana overnight or for 7 to 8 hours
  • Pressure cook the chana with salt and water and keep aside ,it takes about 16 to 17 minutes for the chana to cook.
  • Slit the ivygourd/tendli into 4 
  • Dry roast the spices till fragrant and aromatic
  • Grind to coarse powder.
  • Remove the powder and grind the coconut in the same jar coarsely
  • Slice One onion and crush the garlic and keep it ready.
  • Heat a pan,add oil once hot add curry leaves then add mustard seeds ,let them crackle.
  • Then add the crushed garlic and saute
  • Add in the sliced onion and saute til it turns soft.
  • Now add the turmeric powder and ivy gourd/tendli and saute for 2 to 3 min
  • Then add about 1/2 cup water and cover with the lid and let the Ivy gourd cook over med low flame.
  • Then add the powdered masala and saute
  • Add in the boiled chana and mix well add 1/2 cup water I used the water reserved from boiling chana.
  • Also add the jaggery 
  • Cook over medium flame 
  • Add salt 
  • Then add the coconut ,mix well cook on low flame for 4 to 5 minutes
  • Dish out ,serve with chapati,rice or appam/porotta

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Coconut chutney or coconut coriander chutney is a very delicious and flavourful chutney made using fresh coconut,coriander leaves and few ingredients easily available in your pantry .This coconut or green chutney is an awesome sandwich spread .You can make delicious sandwiches with this chutney .Simple butter and coconut chutney taste great .We love these delicious chutney sandwiches and enjoy them for tea /breakfast or evening snack .
1 cup fresh  coconut grated
3 green chillies
1 1/2  cup coriander leaves
3 to 4 sprig mint leaves
3 garlic cloves
1/2 inch ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 marble sized  tamarind
1 tsp sugar
3 to 4 cashewnuts/ 7 to 8  peanuts

Grind together all the ingredients adding just 1 to 2 tsp water .
Grind to a smooth paste
Use as sandwich spread.
Or enjoys accompaniment with pola ,idli dosa or wadas.
Make chutney sandwiches/chutney cheese sandwiches or some pretty ribbon or triangle sandwiches
You can find my Ribbon Sandwich/Rainbow Sandwich. here

Starbucks style Lemon Cake is  soft, moist, tangy and so delicious .Buttery Lemon Pound cake with Lemon Glaze and Lemon Icing. Lemon glaze  takes this cake to a new level.
If you  love citrusy bakes you  sure going to love this.. The citrusy  scent wafts into thw air and your house smells divine while its been baking in the oven.
Lemon cakes  are best tea time cake .You can use this as a base to frost your cake Cream cheese lemon frosting would work really well or you can just skip the lemon icing and served it with blueberry compote .

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190 gm Refined Flour/Maida/Apf
115 gm Butter
120 ml butter milk*
2 eggs
200 gm sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp lemon zest/rind
1 tbsp lemon juice

For the glaze
3 tbsp icing sugar/confectioners sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice

For the icing
1 cup  icing sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp lemon juice.

In a bowl combine  sugar and butter and beat until creamy.
Add lemon zest and lemon juice and beat till smooth
Add in 1 egg beat until creamy
Add vanilla extract and mix

Add in another  egg and the buttermilk and beat until well corporated.
Fold in the sifted flour and mix with spatula..

Grease a loaf pan and line with baking paper/parchment/butter paper.
Pour tje cake batter in the greased loaf pan.
Bake for 50 to 55 min at 180 degree Celsius.
Let the pan cool for 10 min then unmold the cake
While its still warm pour the  lemon syrup.
Once the cake cools down pour the lemin icing with help of a spoon
Slice and wnjoy with a cup of coffee.

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Masala Cookies / Cheese Masala Cookies are Cheesy savoury melt in mouth buttery  cookies .these masala or savory cheese cookies are very  addictive. Perfect tea time goodies which can be munched otherwise too.
Buttery light and delicious cookies are made with everyday pantry ingredients very easy to put together..Taste just like the  savoury cumin and masala cookies that we get in bakeries Just too good. Cheese herbs and chilli flakes adds very nice flavour to these cookies.Try them you sure will add this to you repertoire .
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2 cups flour
150 gm butter
2 to 3 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 cubes of cheese
1/2 tsp mixed herbs
1/2 oregano
1 tsp red chilli flakes
1 tsp baking powder.
1 to 2 tbsp milk.
1/2 tsp salt
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Sift flour ,cornflour salt and baking powder together and keep aside.
Slightly toast the cumin seeds .
In a bowl beat powdered sugar and butter  till creamy.
Add the herbs ,chilli flakes and grated cheese and toasted cumin seeds.
Mix till it comes together.
Add in sifted flour and mix well.

Add milk to form a dough
Wrap the dough in cling foil and refrigerate for 30 to 45 min
Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thick roti  and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutter/lid/knife.

Line baking tray with parchment .
Preheat oven at 170 degree Celsius for 10 min
Bake for 20 to 25 min
Once cool store in air tight containers.
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I have used salted butter so skipped salt.
You may add more herbs flakes and chilli flakes if you prefer.
You can also add finely chopped green chillies and coriander leaves.

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Simple yet delicious Pork Curry  goes well with hot steamed rice or pav. This is a very striaght forward recipe for pork curry ..no frills... no fancy ingredients used Its my go-to pork curry when Im not in a mood of elaborate cooking. .I pressure cook the curry when in hurry .You can always slow cook it for extra flavour if you have time
 .Pork curry goes well with Sanas ,Rice Pav or Pole .
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You can use shoulder or Leg cut or even pork belly works well Try using some bones with meat as it adds lot of flavour to the curry .
how to make pork curry

Pork 1/2 kg
2  to 3 medium onions finely sliced
1 tomato
5 to 6 dry red chillies
1 tsp jeera/cumin
1 tbsp coriander seeds
5 to 6 pepper
1 inch cinnamom
4 to 5 cloves
3 to 4 cardamom
7 to  8 garlic cloves
1 1/2 inch ginger
2 to 3 green chillies
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 to 2 tbsp vinegar

Cut the pork to pieces and wash well,drain excess water .
Apply salt and turmeric and let it marinate for 10 to 15 min if not in hurry marinate for 1 to 3 hours or .Dry roast the chillies and the spices and keep aside
HEat a pan add 1 tsp oil and saute the onions till soft and light brown
Grind the pnion ,ginger, garlic chillies,the dry roasted chillies and spices  to a paste adding little water.
Heat a pressure cooker ,add 1 tbsp oil throw in 2 bay leaves and a sprig of curry leaves
Then add in the chopped tomato and saute till mushy
Add the ground paste and saute well for 8 to 10 minutes until the oil seperates .
Now add in the pork and fry for 4 to 5 minutes.
Add about 3 to 4 cups water and potatoes.
Cover the pressure cooker with the lid and cook until done.
Release the pressure and open the lid
Check for salt ,add if needed also add  the vinegar
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice/pav/sannas or pole.

Adding tomato is purely optional you can skip and add more vinegar  later .
We love potatoes in meat curry and so do kids If you  don't please skip.
This curry is made with whatever things Are available home so I add bay leaf and curry leaf it can be skipped though.

Goan Steak Pav/Steak Pao  also called as Cutlet pav is a delicious snack very popular in Goa . Crispy fried chicken steak served with salad in pav A very goan Indian style of burger .Crispy fried chicken which is so flavourful is sandwiched in Pav/pao and served with salad .A quitessential goan street food very popular in goa ,sold mostly on food carts/goan food carts.
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 Steak pav /Cutlet pav is usually made with Beef .I love both beef and chicken So I make them with both.Steak Pav is filling and so delicious .Can be served as snack/enjoyed for breakfast or served as an appetizer 
I can have it anytime around.You can even add some mayo or coleslaw and serve this . 

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1/2 kg Chicken Breast
4 to 5 green chillies
1 cup corinader leaves
1 tsp jeera
1 inch  cinnamon stick
4 to 5 cloves
2 to 3 cardamom
6 to 7  peppercorns
8 to 10 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger
1 tsp juice/vinegar
oil to shallow fry
rava/semolina 1/2 cup or as needed

salad (i used cabbage both green and purple some carrot and onion )

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Cu the chicken breast into thin pieces.
 Flatten the chicken breast pieces with a mallet hammer .
Apply salt,lime and ginger garlic paste and keep aside for 1 hour.
Then apply the ground paste and marinate for 3 to 4 hours to overnight in the refrigerator.

When you are ready to fry remove the marinated chicken breast from the fridge.
Beat one egg in a bowl and take some semolina mixed with 1 tbsp  breadcrumbs in a plate.
Dip the chicken in the egg ,drain the excess back in the bowl.

Coat it well with Semolina/rava
Heat oil to shallow fry.
Fry on both sides over medium flame until light brown.
Slit the pav ,add some salad place the fried chicken steak and top it with some ketchup if you wish to
Serve with some hot or cold drinks .

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We love to have this steak pav/pao as evening snack sometimes even for an early dinner .This cutlet pao makes a great picnic food too .
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