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Murg Musallam

After a couple of futile attempts at making a fabulous Murg Musallam, I had almost given up the idea of attempting again. The other day I had bought a whole chicken. While scouring through recipes, …

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Thai Prawn Noodle Soup

The rainy season is here. I love sitting in my balcony, watching the plants and trees swaying with happiness, while it rains. Sipping some hot tea takes the pleasure a notch higher. Once you are done with the tea, you start feeling a bit cold. Slowly, you curl up…lethargy creeps in…Now all you want to do is get inside that cosy blanket, neatly folded and placed on the bed. Sounds like a familiar scene ? That’s what happens with me most of the time. But then you can’t get the lethargy grow into you so much that you don’t have…

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Paneer Bhurji (Scrambled Cottage Cheese)

Paneer bhurji is a dish that can be whipped up in a jiffy. This goes well with any Indian bread.

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Kozhi Varutharachathu (Chicken cooked with Roasted Ground Coconut and Spices)

As mentioned in my previous post, my favourite accompaniment with Pidi is Kozhi varutharachathu. Usually chicken is cut into tiny pieces for this dish, but I chose to use medium sized pieces as D likes it that way. You can use beef instead of chicken in this recipe to prepare Beef Varutharachathu.

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Machher Jhol (Bengali Fish Curry)

The other day, when I bought some pomfret, I badly wanted to try out some new dish. Somehow, Machher Jhol was the first thing that came into my mind. Machher Jhol is a traditional Bengali Fish Curry, where in Machher means fish and Jhol means curry. The Bengalis prefer Hilsa, Katla and Rohu, but use

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Nizami Tarkari Hundi

Last Sunday, while reading the newspaper, I came across a recipe called Nizami Trakari Hundi, a recipe from the Khansamas. As the name suggests, this is a Nizami preparation. After a quick check on the ingredients, I decided to prepare it right away. the end result was a rich, flavourful side dish I

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