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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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Haleem

Haleem is one of the most sought after dish, especially during the holy month of Ramadan. It is a highly nutritious dish comprising of meat, wheat and lentils and cooked with spices for a few hours. The result is a paste-like dish, which is served with coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onion and

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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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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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Ande ka Meetha/ Ande ka Halwa (Egg Halwa)

“Sweet dish made of egg” is the literal translation of Ande ka meetha. When I first heard of the name, I was intrigued and so noted down the recipe. Couple of days back, I finally got some time to try out the dish. The crux of making this dessert is continuous stirring of the mixture for almost an h

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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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Bisi Bele Bhaath (Hot Lentil Rice)

Bisi Bele Bhaath is a wholesome, one pot meal popular in Karnataka. The name Bisi Bele Bhaath means Hot lentil rice. I have tried quite a few variations of this but the recipe of Tarla Dalal is my all time favourite. My favourite combination with Bisi Bele Baath would be curd and pickle. Yum !!! Her

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Gujiya/Karjikkai

Gujiya/Karjikkai Recipe by Mareena Jerrish

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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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Spicy Prawn Biryani

Last week when I got some prawns, D said, ” You know what I like (which is stir fried prawns). But if you want to try out something new, make it spicy.” I was quite pleased with the statement as I really wanted to something new, which was easy to prepare. Now the challenge was to find the right reci

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Baingan Bhartha (Smoky Mashed Brinjal)

I have come across a lot of people who dislike Brinjal from the bottom of their hearts. I too was one of them, till the foodie in me got the better of me, getting me to be a little adventurous. Am I thankful for that change?? You bet !! One thing I realised after trying this dish was that, Brinjal w

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Mutton Korma

This is one of the tastiest Mutton dishes we have ever tasted. It was love at first bite. I got the recipe from the TV program Highway On My Plate. You could prepare this dish with any meat of your choice. Mutton Korma Source : Highway on my plate

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Hyderabadi Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Biryani

My quest for a distinctly different type of Vegetable Biryani took me to the doorstep of Sify.com, at their recipe of Hyderabadi Paneer Biryani. Here’s the recipe. Hyderabadi Paneer Biryani Source :Sify.com

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Hyderabadi Murg Korma (Cashewnut-based Chicken Curry)

I finally managed to grab a copy of Jiggs Kalra’s collection of recipes named ‘Prashad, Cooking with Indian Masters’. This book contains recipes from different parts of India, that too narrated by the Chefs themselves. I would definitely recommend this book to all those interested in trying out vari

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Kale Moti Biryani (Bengal Gram Biryani)

Yesterday I was in a mood to try out something new and so I started flipping through my diary in search of some interesting long lost recipes. That was when I came across the recipe of Kale MotiBiryani, written down in my diary long back. Though I am not a great fan of Bengal gram, I decided to try

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Panchmel Dal (Five Lentils Curry)

In my previous post, I had promised to share the recipe of Panchmel Dal. So here it goes…… Panchmel Dal is a typical Rajasthani dish with a thick gravy. As the name suggests, five types of dals/lentils are used to prepare the dish. Yet another easy and tasty dish. I got the recipe from Mharo Raj

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