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Baked Vendakka/ Okra Khichdi

The traditional Vendakka Khichdi uses deep fried okra/ ladies finger. But my version of Baked Vendakka/ Okra Khichdi uses baked okra making it healthier with very less oil. A khichdi usually used only yogurt for the gravy but I love the taste of coconut in all my sadya dishes and hence have added a mixture of coconut and yogurt to make a thick gravy.
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Gobi Biriyani – Spicy Cauliflower Masala Layered Rice Dish

Biriyani/Biryani is perhaps the most widely consumed rice preparation in the world with maybe a few subtle variations across borders. It is a dish made with rice and a kurma (mixture of meat, seafood, or vegetables cooked with spices and yoghurt in a thick sauce) arranged in layers, mixed together, or sometimes even cooked together. The exact origin of the ‘Biryani’ was in Persia where nomads dug pits in the ground and placed covered pots with rice, meat, and spices in the morning only to find delicious aromas seeping out by evening. The dish was later brought to other parts of South Asia by travelling Iranian merchants. It found it’s way to North India via Afghanistan and has since spread all over the country and evolved into distinct recipes in every nook and cranny and each region swears by the superiority of their version

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