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Prawn Rissoles- a Portuguese Snack

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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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Warqi Samosa (Layered Samosa)

Warqi samosas are basically samosas with layered covering. One could use any filling, savoury or sweet to prepare this. Those who don’t have the time to prepare the covering can use Phyllo sheets. I followed the recipe from Khana Pakana for the outer covering.

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Vegetable Spring Rolls

Though one can find a lot of variations to spring rolls, the popular one seems to be the fried version. Spring Rolls are pretty easy to make, more so, if you have the spring roll sheets. These sheets are readily available in well-rstocked grocery stores/supermarkriets. you can prepare the rolls well

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Chocolate Profiteroles/ Cream Puffs

Profiteroles has been in my to-do list for a real long time. Somehow I kept postponing to a later time. The other day while watching some TV show, I was remimnded of this, and immeditaely felt that I should make it. Profiteroles, also known as cream puff is a French dessert. It is basically choux pa

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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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Idiyappam/ Noolputtu/ Sevai/ String Hoppers

Idiyappam also known as String hoppers, is a popular breakfast item in Kerala. While some people choose to have the sweetened version, some like it with spicy curries. Back in the old days, rice used to be soaked and dried and ground to a fine powder. It was then roasted and lightly and stored in bi

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Creamy Pasta- Desi Style

The best thing about packing lunch for D is the feedback I get once he returns from school. There are some days when he comes back home and says “Mama, please make this tomorrow. My friends were asking for it. ” One of the most frequent requests I get it that of Pasta. I try to infuse different flav

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Strawberry Souffle

Quite a few of my readers have been enquiring why I was missing from action. Some were concerned about my health as well. A heartfelt thanks to all those caring souls. I am touched indeed. Well, this year has been busy so far. Had guests coming over and rest of the times, I was busy searching with o

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Christmas Cake/ Fruit Cake/ Plum Cake

Whenever anybody mentions ‘Plum Cake’, the first thought that comes to my mind is from my childhood days. Back in those days, for every Christian wedding, guests were served a piece of dark plum cake, neatly wrapped in a butter paper and sealed with a sticker bearing the name of the bakery. I develo

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Kudappan/Vazhakkoombu/Kele ka phool Cutlet- (Banana Flower Cutlets)

The best thing about having a Banana plant in your backyard is that almost every part of the plant can be put to use. Apart from eating the banana, one can whip up dishes with the inside of a banana stem as well as the Banana flower. The leaves are used in place of plates, especially in South Indian

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Batter Fried Squid Rings

It was one of those days where my afternoon nap got a bit too long. When I woke up from my beauty sleep, I realised that I didn’t have much time left to make snacks for D. He would step into the house anytime. A panicked look into the refrigerator for some quick fix and I spotted my squid rings. I h

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Unniyappam (Without Banana)

Unniyappam is a popular snack item of Kerala. It is usually made of ground rice, jaggery, banana and coconut bits. I haven’t been a big fan of Unniyappams till I got to taste one that my MIL made. I couldn’t stop at one. One thing I noticed was that her Unniyappams didn’t have banana. As usual, she

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Danish Pastry

A Danish pastry or Danish is a viennoiserie pastry, of Viennese origin, which has become a specialty of Denmark and neighbouring Scandinavian countries. (Courtesy: Wikipedia). One can find a variety of Danishes in terms of flavours as well as shapes. The actual recipe calls for eggs. But I chose to

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Ghee Cake

Though I have had Ghee Cake a lot, especially during visits to relatives back in Kerala, I never really got to make them myself. Just as I was racking my brains as to what to make for the evening, my eyes fell on the jar of ghee. Ghee Cake it is !!! Having made up my mind to try this, I took out al

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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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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Fried Mozzarella Cheese sticks is a quick to make snack when you have some unexpected guests at home. Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

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Tart Shells

I always prefer making plain tart shells as they can be used fto prepare sweet as well savoury tarts. Ever since I made the Apple Tart Maman Blanc, I got hooked on to the pastry recipe that I have never looked elsewhere. I got the recipe from Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. The recipe yields approx

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