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Easy Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

Lately, Pulled Pork Burger has become one of the frequent demand from my boys. The regular way of making Pulled Pork is to slow-cook the pork for hours. I prefer the easy way of using …

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Arikadukka (Fried Stuffed Mussels)

  Arikkadukka is a popular snack of the Malabar region in Kerala. It is deep fried stuffed Mussels. I have been craving for this snack for a long time. While I was looking to order …

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Hyderabadi Style Chicken 65

J was doing his engineering course in Military College of Engineering in Secunderabad, when we got married. Soon after marriage we headed to Secunderabad. It was there that I got to taste Chicken 65 for …

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Donne Chicken Biryani

Ever since we moved to Bangalore, I have been hearing a lot about Donne Biryani. On digging further, I came to know the reason behind the name Donne. The bowls/plates made from Areca nut Palm …

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Karela Masala (Bittergourd Masala)

There was a time when I would flatly refuse to taste a bitter gourd dish. What changed that? Let me take you back to those days, when our marriage was a year old. J got …

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Prawn Cutlets/ Chemmeen Cutlets

Last week, on calling my regular fish vendor to order, I was told that he’s out of station on a family emergency. Naturally my next option was to order online. When I saw the small …

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Sorpotel

Sorpotel, also known as Sarapatel, is a dish of Portuguese origin. This dish is a delicacy in Goa. Ever since I prepared the dish some time back, this has become one of my favourite Pork preparations. This dish is usually made with the offals, i.e the ear, nose, tail, tripe etc. Once I bought the ‘Sorpotel mix’ available in the nearby meat shop to bring authenticity to the dish. As we were not used to seeing ears, tail etc in our plate, we just couldn’t have it. Some people add liver to the dish along with meat. Ideally the meat…

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Karaikudi Chicken Stir Fry

Couple of weeks back, we had visited a restaurant where we were served Karaikudi Kozhi Masala 65 as a starter. We enjoyed the dish so much that I had made up my mind to recreate the dish at the next opportunity. The first step towards the goal was to search for the recipe, but in vain. Not being a p

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Coriander Meatloaf

A mixture of beef and pork can be used to make this meatloaf or you could use any one meat. I have used minced lamb for this preparation.

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Kadai Chicken

Kadai Chicken is yet another popular recipe in this part of the world. The word “Kadai” in Hindi means Wok. How the dish got its name is still a mystery to me. This recipe is by one of my favourite books, written by Jiggs Kalra. Even though the original recipe doesn’t call for either onions or capsi

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Malai Kofta (Fried cottage cheese balls in a cream based gravy)

The word ‘Kofta’ is derived from the persian word ‘Kuftan’, which means to beat or to grind (Courtesy: Wikipedia). Kofta is popular in the Middle East as well as in South Asia. There are lots of variations of kofta, from meat based to pure vegetarian versions. The recipe I am sharing with you today

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Daal Fry (Stir fried lentils with onions and tomatoes)

Today I decided to make Daal fry for lunch. My maiden tryst with Daal fry was immediately after marriage when we went to a restaurant with our friends. One of them ordered Daal fry and to my surprise it turned out to be a curry contrary to my expectations of a dry dish. 🙂 Daal fry is a simple curr

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Sindhi Biryani

The first time I ever heard of Sindhi Biryani was while watching the programme ‘Food Safari’ on TV. I have been looking forward to make this Biryani for a long time, and what betteroccasionthan for Lunch on New Years’ Day. As soon as I was finished with taking pictures, J asked me to serve it immedi

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Chicken Lollipops

As you know by now, I have very fond memories of Secunderabad. Our stop for Chinese food used to be Nanking Restaurant there. That place is so crowded that one has to either reach early or wait endlessly. There have been times when we had to wait for more than an hour to get a table. The aroma in th

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