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Karimeen Pollichathu – Easy Method

A couple of days back while chatting with my cousin Rini, our conversation veered towards food. That’s when she asked if I knew the recipe of Karimeen Pollichathu that our grandmom used to make. To my relief, she said that had it and would share with me. Today I bought some Pearlspot fish and just a

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A few Christmas Recipes

I have always considered compiling a list of recipes for festive seasons, but never put into action. It’s high time I did that. So here is a list of recipes that I would recommend for this Christmas. You may want to start off with the wine preparation right away so it’s ready by Christmas. As for th

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Karimeen Pollichathu (Pearl Spot cooked in Banana Leaf)

We Keralites love our Karimeen (pearl spot) in any form. Karimeen Pollichathu is one such traditional delicacy of Kerala that is recommended to majority of the tourists visiting God’s own country. Though we usually prepare Karimeen this way, one can use pomfret or any firm fleshed fish. I have alway

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Christmas Cake/ Fruit Cake/ Plum Cake

Whenever anybody mentions ‘Plum Cake’, the first thought that comes to my mind is from my childhood days. Back in those days, for every Christian wedding, guests were served a piece of dark plum cake, neatly wrapped in a butter paper and sealed with a sticker bearing the name of the bakery. I develo

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Moroccan Spicy Prawns

The other day when I bought prawns, D promptly put up his request. “Mama, please make Stir Fried Prawns. You know how much I love it. ” I was so looking forward to try out some new recipe. D’s request put me in a spot. After racking my brains for a while, I zeroed in on Moroccan Spicy Prawns. It is

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Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

This is my 200th post. Can’t believe that I’ve come this far!! The journey has been wonderful, especially due to the love, encouragement and support given by my readers. I have thoroughly enjoyed bringing this blog to you and will continue with renewed energy and resolve Being the 200th post, why no

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Fish Pulao

Fish Pulao is a very simple preparation. I had taken down this recipe from a cookery show some years back. Use any fresh firm-fleshed fish like pomfret, seer fish etc to prepare this Pulao. Frozen fish can also be used but wont be as tasty. Fish Pulao

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Meen Varutharachathu (Fish in roasted and ground Coconut gravy)

Meen varutharachathu is a fish curry that has a nutty as well as a tangy flavour. I have to confess that this was the first time I was preparing this and we all LOVED it. I got the recipe from the book Malabar Muslim Cookery by Ummi Abdulla. Meen Varutharachathu (Fish in roasted and ground Coconut

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Meen Pattichathu/Vattichathu (Spicy Kerala Fish Curry)

Meen Pattichathu/Vattichathu is a spicy fish curry, a traditional Syrian Christian dish. This is fiery red curry which is hot as well as tangy. The trick involved in this dish is using Kashmiri red chilli powder, which is mild in heat but gives a bright red colour.

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Sindhi Biryani

The first time I ever heard of Sindhi Biryani was while watching the programme ‘Food Safari’ on TV. I have been looking forward to make this Biryani for a long time, and what betteroccasionthan for Lunch on New Years’ Day. As soon as I was finished with taking pictures, J asked me to serve it immedi

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Gingerbread Cookies..Let’s Welcome Christmas!!!

Christmas is just around the corner. When a festive day is fastapproaching, the question you are asked the most is “What are you making special for the occasion?” Even though I haven’t really given it a thought, I was sure of making gingerbread cookies this time. This has been in my to-do list for q

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