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100 Chutney varieties by Mallika Badrinath

Chutneys, chutneys and chutneys..Like the name suggests, this book from Mallika Badrinath, published by Pradeep Enterprises has 100 varieties of chutney recipes. Also, there are suggestions as to which dish these chutneys would go with..

The chutneys are classified into -

1. Coconut chutney varieties
2. Onion based chutney varieties
3. Coriander chutney varieties
4. Mint chutney varieties
5. Garlic chutney varieties
6. Dal chutney varieties
7. Other chutney varieties
8. Tomato chutney varieties
9. Vegetable chutney varieties
10. Kothsu varieties
11. Sweet chutney varieties

If you wish to never run out of varieties in Chutneys, this book will surely help you.

Vegetarian dishes by Savita Gupta

Published by Manoj Publications, this cookbook has an interesting collection of recipes, mainly North Indian cuisine. The recipe index is classified into

1. Delicious soups
2. All seasons salad
3. Curd recipes
4. Vegetables and pulses
5. Curry-Rice-Pulao
6. Roti-Parantha-Poori-Naan
7. Delicious snacks
8. Desserts

Overall, a good collection of recipes for those liking North Indian food.

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Mallika Badrinath's Rice Delights

100 Rice Delights published by Pradeep Enterprises and authored by Mallika Badrinath, the popular South Indian cookbook writer has some really interesting varieties of rice recipes. It has only vegetarian recipes and is classified as -

1. Pulav's and Fried rice varieties
2. Mixed rice varieties
3. Sweet rice varieties
4. Pongal varieties
5. Raithas
6. Mix and Eat powders
7. Masala powders

Whether you are in a hurry to cook or have lot of time to think over, plan and decided the menu, if you are a rice lover, this is a must have in your recipe book collection.

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Nita Mehta's Chatpati Chaat

Chaat: Lip-smacking tangy food that most of us would die for

And if you want to try all the varieties of chaat from different parts of India in your kitchen, Nita Mehta - the popular Indian cookbook writer's mini series on Chaats by Snab Publishers has it all ..

The categories in the book are-

1. Tips on chaats
2. Chaat pakodi
3. Dilli ke raste ki chaat
4. Mumbai chowpati chaat
5. Chaat kuch alag
6. Chatpati chutneys
7. Ab kuch meetha

Last word: Beautiful pictures with tried and tested recipes

Mallika Badrinath's Tiffin varieties

Mallika Badrinath is a very popular cookbook writer of South India. Her books are published in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi and English by Pradeep Enterprises.

100 Tiffin varieties (Vegetarian)cookbook has a lot of varieties of both South Indian and North Indian recipes

The following are the categories -

1. North Indian and tandoori varieties
2. Puri varieties
3. Idli varieties (variations with batter)
4. Dosa varieties
5. Adai varieties
6. Upma varieties
7. Others
8. Sambar and chutney varieties

Although some of the varieties in the North Indian segment might appear difficult to prepare in the morning, the South Indian varieties are an absolute delight.

Overall, it is a very helpful book for those busy as well as boring mornings when one is confused what to prepare for breakfast

A-Z Tag

Shama of Easy2cook recipes has tagged me

Rules :

1) Link the person who tagged you .
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Share the ABC'S of you.
4) Tag 4 people at the end of the post by linking their blogs.
5) Let the 4 tagged people know that they have been tagged by you.
6) Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people,so that there is a big netwotk of bloggers doing the tag.

1) A - Available/Single ? Married
2) B - Best Friend ? My hubby
3) C - Cake or Pie ? Cake
4) D - Drink of choice ? Sugarcane juice and Chocolate milkshake
5) E - Essential item you use every day ? My mobile
6) F - Favourite color ? Blue, Pink
7) G - Gummy Bears or Worms ? None
8) H - Hometown ? Chennai
9) I - Indulgence ? Doing crafts and blogging
10 ) J - January or February ? January – festival time
11) K - Kids and their names ? None
12) L - Life is incomplete without ? Love
13) M - Marriage date ? Oct 27 , 2005 .
14) N - Number of siblings? Elder sister
15) O - Oranges or Apples ? Orange as juice
16) P -- Phobias / Fears ? Snakes, Doctors
17) Q - Quote for today ? Take each day as it comes
18) R - Reason to smile ? Feel happy
19) S - Season ? Winters
20) T - Tag 4 people ? Most of you have done..For those who havent, pls feel free to take it up
21) U - Unknown fact about me ? I have an aversion to all fruits and some vegetables
22) V - Vegetable you don't like ? Long list to mention
23) W - Worst habit ? Getting angry very soon
24 ) X - X-rays you've had ? Tooth
25) Y - Your favourite food ? North Indian cuisine
26 ) Z - Zodiac sign ? Virgo

Awards continue

Thanks Lissie for these awards (Tag done earlier already)

Thanks Arti for this award (Tag done earlier already)

Thanks Sanghi for this award

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