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Today, as I sat down to clear all the used pictures from my camera storage card, I came across some pictures. That’s when I realised that some of the recipes from my collection haven’t seen …

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Special Pork Masala

I had taken a break from blogging as I wanted to give all my support to D, who was preparing for his board as well as entrance exams. Once the exams were done, it was …

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Dukra Maas/ Bafat Pork

As a child, I wasn’t particularly fond of pork dishes because I used to dislike the fat. This continued till I went to college. During my studies in Mangalore, I used to visit my aunt during weekends. During one such visit, a pork curry was prepared. I was a bit hesitant to have it but still went ah

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Simple Paneer Curry

As a part of weekend clearing of my refrigerator, just before heading to Kerala on a short vacation last month, I decided to cook something with whatever was left. What I got was a pack of cottage cheese, couple of onions, tomatoes and some curd. I decided to whip up something by adding whatever I f

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Arcot Kuska/Kushka

The first time I heard the word “Kuska” was a few months back, while we were driving down from Hyderabad to Chennai. Before starting the journey early in the morning, we had decided on having breakfast at some decent restaurant. By the time we decided to stop for breakfast, we couldn’t find a “decen

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Punjabi Chole

I love Chole. Though my favourite preparation is Pindi Chole, I like to try out other preparations as well. While searching for a different recipe, I found the Punjabi Chole recipe by Aditya Bal and felt that I should give it a go. In the recipe, tea bag is used to give a darker shade to the dish. I

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Goda Masala (Maharashtrian Spice Blend)

Goda Masala is a popular Maharashtrian spice blend, which is commonly used in Maharashtrian cuisine. I got the recipe from Pan Gravy Kadai Curry. Goda Masala (Maharashtrian Spice Blend) Source: Pan Gravy Kadai Curry

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Chicken Iguru- Andhra Style Curry

Though I had heard the name Chick Iguru plenty of times during our stay in Hyderabad, I never really got to taste or make it. So, the other day, when a friend of mine asked me if I have cooked it, I decided to give it a shot. Next step was to search the net. But sadly, the more I looked into different recipes, the more confused I was. On enquiring with some Telugu speaking friends, I learnt that Iguru means semi- gravy. So after comparing a few recipes and understanding the common ingredients, I decided to try it my way. Whether it tastes like the authentic Iguru is yet to be known. But we ended up wiping our plates clean 🙂

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Spicy Prawn Biryani

Last week when I got some prawns, D said, ” You know what I like (which is stir fried prawns). But if you want to try out something new, make it spicy.” I was quite pleased with the statement as I really wanted to something new, which was easy to prepare. Now the challenge was to find the right reci

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Prawn Masala

Here’s the recipe of Prawn Masala. A great side to go with Rice or Roti

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Fish Curry

I was really missing fish back in Agra and tried to make the most of my vacation by making varieties of seafood dishes. One such dish was a simple fish curry using onions and tomatoes. The first time I was introduced to this preparation was by a good friend Mrs Gordon. I was indeed surprised to see

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Mutton Korma

This is one of the tastiest Mutton dishes we have ever tasted. It was love at first bite. I got the recipe from the TV program Highway On My Plate. You could prepare this dish with any meat of your choice. Mutton Korma Source : Highway on my plate

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Hyderabadi Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Biryani

My quest for a distinctly different type of Vegetable Biryani took me to the doorstep of Sify.com, at their recipe of Hyderabadi Paneer Biryani. Here’s the recipe. Hyderabadi Paneer Biryani Source :Sify.com

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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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Kale Moti Biryani (Bengal Gram Biryani)

Yesterday I was in a mood to try out something new and so I started flipping through my diary in search of some interesting long lost recipes. That was when I came across the recipe of Kale MotiBiryani, written down in my diary long back. Though I am not a great fan of Bengal gram, I decided to try

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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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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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Egg Biryani

I have made no bones about my fondness for Biryani. Today, I was in the mood to make Biryani but wanted to try something different and that’s when I spotted the eggs. So Egg Biryani it is… Didn’t take me long to find the apt recipe from Sailu’s Kitchen. It is definitely a recipe for keeps… 🙂

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