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Smoky Seekh Kabab Pizza

This time around, D’s request for dinner was Pizza and that too Non-Vegetarian. The request came almost at the last moment without leaving any scope for running to the market. You know Kids!!! they drop the bomb at the last moment. Anyway, I couldn’t say no to my little one and so I decided to go it

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Beef Pickle aka Irachi Achaar

Pickles…. The mere mention of it makes me drool, especially if it is Beef, Fish or Prawn. Though fish and prawn pickles are readily available in our local Kerala store, I am yet to discover ready made beef pickles in this part of the country. So, with a little experience of having made it earlier,

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Mutton Cutlets

Cutlets…One of my favourite snacks since my childhood days. It happens to be J and D’s favourite too!! This is one those snack items where none of is satisfied by having just 2 or 3. The more the better. So much that even if it is served as meal, it would be welcomed heartily. These Cutlets can be

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Pork Ulathiyathu (Stir fried pork)- Kerala style

Relocating to a new place on transfer is like pressing the reset button. Gotta start all over again!! I feel like Alice in Wonderland, especially when it comes to the source of my food supplies. As I slowly started to explore the markets for ingredients for my recipes, it dawned on me to try somethi

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Bucatini All'Amatriciana with Spicy Mozzarella Meatballs

Now that I have got into the grind, I was highly motivated to try out something new today. A quick look at the pantry and my eyes didn’t go past the Bucatini. 🙂 Bucatini is a thick spaghetti-like pasta with a hole running through the centre. The name comes from Italian: buco, meaning “hole”, while

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Chili Con Carne…A Mexican Recipe..

Chili Con Carne aka Chili is a spicy stew. The name of this dish is derived from Spanish Chile Con Carne, which means “Chili Pepper with Meat” (Courtesy: Wikipedia). The first time I tasted Chili was at Skyline Chili during our Cincinnati trip. A bowl of awesome Chili LOADED with grated cheese…Sup

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Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie

Shepherd’s pie, also known as Cottage pie, is a meat pie with a crust of mashedpotatoes. It is said that the term ‘Shepherd’s Pie’ should be used only if the meat is mutton or lamb (Courtesy: Wikipedia). Most countries have their own versions of this pie. It is a comforting and delicious one-dish-me

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Mangalorean Mutton Curry

When we were kids we used to enjoy ‘Star-lit Dinner’ once in a while. We, along with our parents, would carry dinner to the terrace and enjoy the food under the ‘Stars’. Later we all would lie down, watch the stars and sing old songs. Those were the good old days!!! It was for one of those ‘Star-lit

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Harira…A Moroccan Soup..

While watching TV the other day, I was inspired to try out Harira, a traditional Moroccan soup.It is mostly popular during the month ofRamadanwhen it is frequently served to break the fast at sunset.After a lot of search on the net I zeroed in on the recipe found in allrecipes contributed by Usman.

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Hakka Noodles

I was so engrossed with some work that I lost track of time. At one point, when I looked up at the clock I realised that it was almost lunch time and I haven’t made anything. After a quick look at my pantry, I decided on making Hakka Noodles. Hakka noodles is a simple stir fried noodles. It is more

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Chicken Peralan.. A Kerala Style Chicken curry

Few days back, a friend of ours had requested me to put up some South Indian recipes. That set me thinking..What should I put up ?? After racking my brains for a while, I decided on trying out Chicken Peralan, a chicken curry with a thick gravy. This recipe was something that I hadn’t tried for a lo

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Panang Curry…A Thai preparation

As I have mentioned earlier, I love to try out new cuisines. The first time I tasted Thai food was during our Thailand trip a few years back. Their food preparations are very similar to the Kerala style of cooking, using coconut milk, chillies, shallots etc. The difference is that they use Kaffir li

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