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Pesaha Appam/Inriyappam/Indriyappam

It’s Maundy Thursday today. Traditionally, Pesaha appam/ Inriyappam and paal are made in Kerala Christian households during this day. Ideally the appam is decorated with a cross made out of the Palm leaves used on Palm Sunday. I have seen that the proportion and ingredients vary from person to person. The recipe that I followed is that of my mother. This appam is slightly hard as we do not ferment the batter.

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Laal Maans- A fiery Rajasthani Lamb Curry

Laal Maans is an authentic Rajasthani meat dish. The literal translation of “Laal Maans” is Red Meat. Traditionally, this lamb dish is prepared with red chillies and curd. However, the recipe I followed, doesn’t use curd. Instead it calls for Kachri powder, which is the powdered form of wild cucumbe

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Matar Mushroom- Chettinad Style

Here is a recipe for those who are looking for a variation from the usual Matar Mushroom. I got the recipe from acbistro

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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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Mathanga Erissery (Pumpkin and Cow peas with grated Coconut)

Erissery is an integral part of a Sadya, the typical vegetarian Kerala feast. Erissery can be made with vegetables like pumpkin, yam etc. The preparation remains the same, be it any vegetable.

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Pineapple Pulissery

The first time we tasted Pineapple pulissery was probably at my friend Ani’s place, last Onam. Having enquired about the recipe, I decided to try it out. Thankfully it turned out so well that my boys have asked to prepare only this one when I make Pulissery. I have lost count of the number of times,

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Avalose Podi (Roasted Rice Flour and Coconut)

My parents were here the last month. Our favourite pass time was reminiscing about my childhood. I guess that’s probably why, I am keen on recreating those traditional dishes which we grew up eating. One such item from the list is Sharkkarayunda, which are jaggery based balls made of rice flour and

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Pidi (Rice dumplings) – Kerala Special

When I was a child, Pidi used to be the quintessential dish for any special occasion. Though the process of making dough is relatively easy, the time consuming part is rolling out small balls off the dough. That’s when the whole family comes together with their helping hands. The big balls of dough

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Pandhi/Pandi Curry- Coorgi Style slow cooked Pork Curry

Despite being a pure non vegetarian, pork is one meat which is hardly bought by us. The hesitation is always because I am a bit concerned about the quality of the meat. After talking to a lot of fellow foodies, found a reliable place to get pork. Coorgi Style Pork has been on my “top to- do Pork

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Cheera- Mutta Thoran (Stir fried Amaranth leaves and Eggs with grated Coconut)

Getting one’s child to eat greens is a herculean task to some mothers out there. I too happen to be one of them. I bought the amaranth leaves to prepare Cheera thoran. Once I started the preparation, I was wondering how to get D to eat this. The addition of eggs was a last moment decision, which def

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Chicken Cafreal

Till we came to Chennai, my lunch preparations never started before 11 am, as both J and D used to be home for lunch. The whole scenario changed after coming here. My mornings start with a mad rush of preparing breakfast and lunch to be packed. Doing the chopping and grinding the previous evening sa

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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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Pindi Chana/Chole (Tangy and Spicy Chickpeas)

Pindi Chana is a chickpea dish coated with light gravy. This goes really well with Kulcha. I found the recipe at MM’s Kitchen Bites. Eversince I tried this out, this has moved on to my favourite list. According to MM, this dish tastes the best when prepared in a cast iron wok. Pindi Chana/Chole (Ta

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Rajasthani Kadhi

Here’s the recipe of Rajasthani Kadhi that I have been following for a while. This is a Tarla Dalal recipe. Rajasthani Kadhi Source: Tarla Dalal

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Garlic Naan

I have always loved Naan but never quite got to make them at home. So the other day while making Butter Chicken, I decided to make Garlic Naan as well. Well, someday I gotta try making them home right?? The only concern I had was whether the texture would be just like we get in restaurants. For that

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Andhra Pepper Chicken

Andhra cuisine is known for its spiciness. Ever since I landed in Hyderabad, I had been thinking of trying out some spicy dish. A few days back a picture of Andhra Pepper Chicken triggered my curiosity. Considering that D has been asking to prepare spicy chicken, I decided to give it a go. Choosing

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