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Parsi Sali/Saali/Salli Keema

Salli Keema is a popular Parsi dish that is made of minced meat and garnished with fried potato. There are quite a few variations to this recipe. The recipe I followed was my favourite cookery book by Jiggs Kalra.

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Milk Halwa

As a kid, the only Halwa I was aware of, were the colourful Halwas I saw in almost all bakeries in Kerala. One could find huge blocks of Halwa in various colours like Black, Orange, Yellow and Green. I somehow never really liked them. Few years back during our Kerala visit, my MIL bought some Milk Halwa from Indian Bakery near our place. On her insistence, I tasted a piece with much reluctance. To my surprise, I loved it and ended up having a couple more pieces. This Halwa was something different. The other day while talking to my SIL…

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Kadalapparippu Boli/ Poli

Boli is a sweet snack common in South India. While it is known as Boli in Kerala, it is also called Poli, Holige, Obbattu etc in various states of South India. Though I love Boli, I prepare them very rarely as my boys aren’t particularly fond of it. Last month, a journalist friend of ours contacted me to contribute a few recipes for the Ganesha Festival special edition of Just For Women (JFW) magazine. Boli was one of the dishes she wanted. You can find the article here. I follow the recipe by Mrs K.M Mathew.

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Ambur Dum Biryani

Though I had read about Ambur Biryani, I got to taste it for the first time during our stay in Chennai. The mojro differences I saw in this Biryani from the usual ones were, the colour and the short grain rice. On reserching, I found out that the short grained rice used in the Biryani is Seeraga Saa

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Watermelon Rasam

A few days back, while going through Facebook, I came across an interesting post. What intrigued me was the title “Mountbatten Iyer’s Watermelon Rasam”. On reading further, I found out that this was a recipe developed by Mountbatten Iyer, a well known Chef in Chennai. Watermelon Rasam was something

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Shahi Mushroom

Wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year !! The last couple of weeks was hectic for me. Guests at home, trip to home town, functions, class reunion, get together….the list goes on…Despite having a hectic schedule, I have to admit, I enjoyed every single moment. Now that I am back in my nest

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Mangalore Buns (Banana Puri)

The first time I tasted Mangalore Buns was way back during college days. These were served as an evening snack. Once out of college I had completely forgotten about it till a college friend mentioned about it in our chat. The realisation that I had all the ingredients stocked up triggered my urge to

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Pyaaz ki Kachori (Kachori with Onion filling)

I was introduced to Kachori for the first time during our stay in Kota, Rajasthan. The most common sight while driving through the city is that of Kachoris being sold like hot cakes at any time of the day. One can find a lot of variations in the filling, my favourite being Pyaaj/Onion filling. I mad

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Mysore Pak – Soft Version

Today as soon as I woke up from my beauty nap, D asked “Mama, Can you make some Mysore Pak for me, please. The soft one please??” Well, that was a rare request from him as usually its either brownies, doughnuts etc. With Diwali right at the corner, I couldn’t wait to try it. The last time I made Mysore Pak was when I was a student. Hence, I had butterflies in my stomach while preparing it. Thankfully they turned out just fine

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Rawa/Sooji Laddoos (Sweet Semolina Balls)

With the festival of lights right at the doorstep I was totally upbeat and in high spirits. What better way to welcome Diwali than to make some homemade desi sweets. The search for the sweet of my choice zeroed onto Semolina/Rawa/Sooji Laddoo, the recipe of which I found at ‘Wining and Dining the In

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