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Quick Rice Dosa with Garlic-Coconut Chutney

Quick Rice Dosa with Garlic-Coconut Chutney

Ok.. do I even need to go there? Maybe a little so I can feel better: it’s summer + I’ve traveled every weekend + I have had MANY MANY fails lately.   Phew, that felt better  On to today’s post! So this recipe might raise a lot of eyebrows of the seasoned dosa chefs, but what I was after was a quick dosa recipe that did not require fermentation or waiting for the batter to be done overnight.  I have never made a traditional dosa and the batter-making process seems pretty intimidating.  Luckily I found this recipe, authentic or not, and it was pretty darn delicious and QUICK.  Most dosas are made with a combination of rice, lentils and dal.  But this one uses just uses rice and shredded coconut.  So for those days where you’re really craving dosa and don’t want to go through the pains of fermenting and what not- this one will do the trick šŸ˜‰  The chutney recipe I found is equally quick and suuuuuper delicious!  Perhaps the only “catch” in this …

Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema

Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema | The Full-time Foodie

Happy Friday everyone!!!  I have to say that I’m looking forward to my weekends more now that summer is ACTUALLY here.  Perhaps it’s not here to stay just yet but I’m going to enjoy the 80 degree weather this weekend, thank you very much!   I’m also excited to be in DC this weekend since I’ve been traveling literally every weekend- though all of my travels were for fun and I got to see a lot of friends and family I haven’t seen in ages, so I’m very thankful for that Pardon the posting of so many seafood dishes of late!  Traveling on weekends definitely makes it harder for me to meal prep and cook during the week.  I’m usually pretty tired to grocery shop after a trip.  Sometimes even with groceries at home, I’m too tired to make anything because I’m still reeling from the flying and the break from my routine.  So the recipe I’m sharing today is actually quite awesome for those weeks where I want to put the least amount of effort without compromising the quality of and …

Shrimp FideuĆ 

Shrimp FideuĆ  | The Full-time Foodie

Hello hello!  I’m happy to report that my batteries are completely recharged and I’m back feeling quite excited to cook again.  Not that I wasn’t cooking before, but I was struggling on the “what do I share on the blog!?!” front!  Sometimes I forget that the blog isn’t meant to be a stressful thing I HAVE to keep up with.  I just love cooking and trying new recipes out. The blog was created as a way for me to chronicle the recipes I enjoy and the photos are just an excuse for me to keep exercising my photography muscle.  Note to self- post only when inspired So I came back this week with renewed interest and new ideas! I also came back with a new resolve- to make practical choices with food.  Not that I was so impractical with food before, but sometimes I found myself wanting to make insanely complicated things that took way too much time and with ingredients I had a hard time finding use for again.  This just meant that I need to plan my meals better, budget better and find recipes that are …

Crispy Kale Chaat

Crispy Kale Chaat | The Full-time Foodie

Happy friday everyone!  I’m so glad the weekend’s almost here! You know how some weeks you just feel a bit… off your game?  I’m having one of those weeks for sure and for no reason in particular.  So this weekend I plan on recharging the ol’ batteries and it coincides with a trip to see my best friend in Canada!  So excited On to today’s recipe!   If you’re unfamiliar with chaat- it’s a type of Indian street-food that traditionally involves layering different types of spicy and sweet chutneys, fresh veggies like onions and tomatoes and on top of different vehicles ranging from samosas to small puris (crispy hollow puffed circles of dough).  There are hundreds of variations when it comes to chaat and people are still inventing new concepts! Today’s recipe was originally inspired by the whole palak chaat craze.  Palak chaat has been a phenomenon, particularly in DC thanks to Rasika (one of the most sought after Indian restaurants in the area).  I’m not remotely obsessed with Rasika, I’ve only been there three times since I moved to …

Spiced Cornmeal Crusted Fish Sticks

Spicy Cornmeal Crusted Fish Sticks | The Full-time Foodie

Happy Wednesday everyone!  So I have to be honest, I have legitimately struggled with recipes over the past week.  I’m super particular about not sharing recipes that didn’t end in perfection so there might be some longer pauses between my posts until I either perfect them or move on to a different recipe!  There were some fails occurring in the kitchen, but I still have hope that some of them might turn out to be amazing if I keep working on them Today’s recipe was inspired by… I’m not even sure.  I want to say I was craving fish sticks or perhaps saw a picture of fish sticks somewhere and a light bulb went off?  I normally like to steam, bake or broil fish and almost never use breading.  But boy do I love a good fish fry every so often.  The kind of fish fry my mom makes is especially delicious! She makes her own fry masala and the fish turns out to be so amazingly crispy and flavorful.  I definitely plan on sharing her recipe in …

Dry Chili Tofu & Veggie Hakka Noodles

Dry Chili Tofu & Veggie Hakka Noodles

Happy (belated) Easter everyone!  My social media feeds have been filled with super cute photos of friends’ kids with the easter bunny.  I never had a chance to participate in Easter events growing up, because I guess I was a little too old to do so by the time I moved to the country.  My parents were also likely too busy trying to make a life for us to do things like easter egg hunts etc.  But it looks like so much fun!  Definitely something I plan to do with my kids in the future Today’s recipe is not Easter related whatsoever!  I randomly craved Indo-Chinese recently so I began to scour the interwebs for some ideas.  I was lucky enough to grow up in India where we had the opportunity to try authentic Indo-Chinese.  If you’re curious about the history and origins, here is an article that gives you a quick rundown!  Indo-Chinese is always on my must-eat list when I make the occasional trip to India.  A warm bowl of sweet corn or manchow soup, …

Tamarind Coconut Chicken Curry

Tamarind Coconut Chicken Curry || The Full-time Foodie

You know you’re still new to this whole blogging thing when you hit “Publish” accidentally and send your subscribers an incomplete blog post.  Apologies for those who got lured into thinking there was a new recipe yesterday!  But perhaps on some very small level you were excited about this post? A little? Anyhoo, let’s talk about onions today! When it comes to onions, I have mostly found two types of people exist in this world: those who really really LOVE onions to the point where they must have them with every meal and those who LOATHE onions with every fiber of their being.  I used to be in the “loathe” category for most of my life.  This probably wouldn’t have been a big issue if onions weren’t so integral to Indian cooking.  So when I first started my cooking adventures a few years ago, I decided that I would try my hand at recipes with onions and hope for the best. I don’t know if this holds true for everyone, but I find that when you start cooking your own food, your taste buds …