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Hyderabadi Murg Korma (Cashewnut-based Chicken Curry)

I finally managed to grab a copy of Jiggs Kalra’s collection of recipes named ‘Prashad, Cooking with Indian Masters’. This book contains recipes from different parts of India, that too narrated by the Chefs themselves. I would definitely recommend this book to all those interested in trying out vari

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Tree of Life (Fried Cauliflower Tree on a Bed of Gravy)

Those of you, who are regular at watching the TV program ‘MasterChef India’, must be familiar with Chef Vikas Khanna. Though I don’t follow the program much, I have heard a lot about him and his signature dish, ‘The Tree of Life’. My search for the recipe landed me at Martha Stewart’s site, but I wa

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Kadai Choley (Chick Peas Curry)

I have always loved Choley aka Chick Pea. But after marriage, I was in for a shock when J told me that he dislikes Choley-Bhature. My heart literally sank. So, the only time I got to devour Choley was either during parties or when J was away for work. Over the years, I realised that he didn’t have a

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Panchmel Dal (Five Lentils Curry)

In my previous post, I had promised to share the recipe of Panchmel Dal. So here it goes…… Panchmel Dal is a typical Rajasthani dish with a thick gravy. As the name suggests, five types of dals/lentils are used to prepare the dish. Yet another easy and tasty dish. I got the recipe from Mharo Raj

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Sabz Jaipuri

Last Sunday, I was pepped up and all set to turn my kitchen into a lab. The ‘Mirchi ka Kutta’ pickle, which I made the other day, has probably let in the Rajasthani bug into me and so I decided to prepare a Rajasthani fare for lunch. After considering the availability of ingredients, I decided to pr

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Cashew Chicken

Cooking was the last thing on my mind when we embarked on the Dubai trip. But when my cousins, with whom we were staying, indicated their eagerness to taste one of my creations, I decided to take time off, in the midst of our hectic trip. The biggest challenge, when cooking in somebody else’s kitche

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Kadai Paneer (Cottage Cheese with Capsicum in Tomato Gravy)

Till about 12 years back, I was under the impression that Kadai Paner was one of those exotic dishes, which could be whipped up only by those highly experienced cooks/chefs. Only when I came across this recipe and when I tried it out myself did I realise how wrong I was. This recipe calls for basic

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Chicken Curry

Usually while making run of the mill dishes at home, I don’t follow any particular recipe as such. I just add the ingredients according to what comes to my mind at that moment. By the end of the day I would have completely forgotten how I made the dish. The trouble starts when a few days later, the

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Badaami Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Almond based Gravy)

Almonds are very good sources of vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and phosphorus. No, I am not talking about mining these minerals for industrial use. 😉 These minerals in trace amounts are required by our body to remain healthy. Though almonds are considered fatty,

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Chicken Roast – Mom's Style

If you ask me to name some of my favouritechickendishes, my Mom’s style Chicken Roast would beamongthe top ones. I like this dish for its thick gravy and the potato juliennesin it. These juliennes absorbs the taste of the gravy and they taste even better than the chicken itself. This is probably the

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Makhmali Paneer

Makhmali Paneer is one dish I tried for the first time and fell in love with. What’s best about this recipe is that it doesn’t call for any fancy ingredients, is supereasy to prepare and tastes yummmmm This is yet another Tarla Dalal special… 🙂

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Simple and Easy Beef Curry

Today I am presenting the recipe of a simple Beef Curry. This is a quick and easy way to make a beef curry, which goes well with rice and rotis/chappatis. I am sure that I need not specially mention that it tastes well too Simple and Easy Beef Curry

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Parippu Thenga Arachu Vachathu (Moong Lentil Curry with Ground Coconut)

Parippu Thenga Arachu Vachathu or Parippu Curry is one of the must-have dishes for any Kerala style vegetarian Sadya (feast). Rice with a ladlefulof this curry topped with a spoonful of warm clarified butter is a meal I would die for. Its the clarified butter which gives this dish that distinctive

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Ande Ka Salan or Egg Curry

Many a time, Eggs come to your rescue when you want to put something on the table really fast or when you are not in the mood for some elaborate cooking. Yesterday, I was racking my brain for making a side dish for Biryani and that was when I spotted the cookbook, Sainsbury’s Cooking of Southern Ind

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Egg Roast

Egg roast or Mutta roast is a dish one can find in most menu cards in Kerala. The preferred combination is with breakfast items likeAppam, Idiyappam etc. This dish goes well even with chapathi and rice. The recipe I am sharing with you is not the authentic Kerala Egg Roast. I have given a little twi

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Chicken Stew/Ishtu (Kerala Style)

Stew or Ishtu is a preferred accompaniment for Appams (Hoppers), a traditional breakfast item in Kerala. Appam-Stew combination is generally served as one of the courses in feasts. The Stew goes well with plain bread as well You can prepare vegetarian as well as non vegetarian versions of the stew,

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Beetroot Pachadi (Grated beetroot cooked with ground coconut and curd)

Pachadi is a traditional side dish of South India similar to the North Indian Raita. One can find a lot of variations like Mango Pachadi, Pineapple Pachadi, Beetroot Pachadi etc. The recipe I am giving here is of Beetroot Pachadi, which is really appealing to the eyes. This curd based dish is very r

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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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