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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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Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken needs no introduction. Here’s my way of making Tandoori Chicken. I used only chicken thighs for this dish. If you wish, you could use a whole chicken. As mentioned, the use of artificial colour is optional. I chose not to add colour.

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Kachchi Gosht Biryani

Those who have been following this blog regularly, would be well aware of my penchant for Biryani. I have tried out quite a few variations. However, one style I was always apprehensive of preparing was the Kachchi Gosht Biryani. In this preparation, the meat is marinated, preferably overnight, and then cooked on Dum along with 3/4th cooked rice. My concern was whether the meat and rice would be rightly cooked. This time, I decided to put my apprehensions aside and give it a go. What I liked about the recipe was its simplicity of preparation. The only time consuming activity…

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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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Drumstick Leaves Thepla

Getting one’s kids to eat veggies seem to be a challenge for some mothers. I too happen to be in that category. I had bought drumstick leaves a couple of days back. The idea was to make Thoran…but then I realised that D may not have it. That’s when the idea of Thepla popped in my head. A great way

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Strawberry Shrikand

Shrikand is a popular Gujarati Dessert made of yoghurt. The most common flavour one can find, is made with saffron and cardamom. Gujaratis have Shrikhand with pooris as well. I had some strawberries which needed to to used up asap. The first thing that crossed my mind was Shrikhand. Decided to give

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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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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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Belagavi Kunda

Belagavi Kunda is a famous sweet of Belagavi, the erstwhile Belgaum. The sweet has an interesting story behind its discovery. Jakku Marwadi Mithaiwalacame from Rajasthan and set up a sweet shop at Shahpur area.Once, Jakku Marwadi was boiling milk in his kitchen. In a hurry, he forgot to switch the s

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Chicken Ghee Roast

A lot has happened since my last post. Packing, moving, unpacking, settling down….Frequent relocations can be such a nightmare. After relocating the fourth time in the last 4 years, I finally had to give an ultimatum to J. No more moves for another 3 years at least. Now all I can do is to keep my

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Thalappakatti Biriyani

Having tried Biryanis from different outlets in Chennai, the one we got hooked on to was the Thalappakatti Biryani. In case you are wondering what it is, let me explain. The Thalappakatti Biriyani Hotel’s roots can be traced all the way back to 1957. Founded by Mr. Nagasamy Naidu under the name Anan

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Goli Baje/ Mangalore Bajji

I was introduced to the snack known as Goli Baje during my college days. We were served goli baje as a tea time snack. It is a popular snack in Karnataka and is also known as Mangalore Bajji. Here is the recipe. This snack is pretty much similar to pakoda but one needs to make the batter a few hours

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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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Murgh Nizami

Murgh Nizami is a mild, rich, creamy chicken dish from the land of Nizams. This dish goes well with Rotis. Murgh Nizami Source: Jiggs Kalra

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Maharashtrian Style Chicken

As usual while browsing for a “different” recipe, I came across the recipe of Maharshtrian Style Chicken in Pan Gravy Kadai Curry. A quick look at the preparation and I was eager to try it out. The only ingredient that I didnt have with me was Goda Masala Powder, but thankfully I got the recipe of i

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Bhapa Doi (Steamed Yoghurt Pudding)

Bengali cuisine is known for its spread of confectioneries, mostly made of dairy products. Some of the popular sweets are Sondesh, Rosogolla, Rasmalai etc to name a few. Bhapa Doi is yet another sweet dish from Bengal. It is nothing but Steamed Sweetened Yoghurt. A very easy to prepare dessert. Idea

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Kulcha- an Indian Bread

Kulcha is an Indian bread, which is popular all over the country. It is a Punjabi recipe and the ideal combination is the Chole Kulche. Here’s the recipe. 🙂 Kulcha

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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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