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Malvani/Malwani Mutton Sukka (Dry Mutton Dish)

? As mentioned in my previous post, this year’s first cooking experiment was Malvani Mutton Sukka. This is a dish from the Malwan area of the Konkan region. As the name suggests, it is a dry dish. However, you can make it a gravy by adding more water. The dish can be used as a starter as well as a side dish.

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Spicy Mutton Fry

I love it when D comes up with a specific request. That makes things a lot more easier for me. The other day, when I mentioned my plan to prepare mutton, his only requirement was that it should be spicy. I went ahead with the preparation, adding things along the way. Thus a Spicy Mutton Fry was created 🙂 You may adjust the amount of chillies to suit your taste.

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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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Kothu Parotta/Porotta

Kothu Parotta is a popular street food of Tamil Nadu. This dish is made of shredded Porotta/Parotta mixed with masala and vegetables/meat/egg. It’s an interesting way of using up your leftover porottas/rotis. The recipe I have given has eggs in it. However, you can make it using vegetables or meat as well. This dish should be eaten hot.

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Stir fried Minced meat with Vegetables

It’s Easter today. A special day for the Christians all over the world. This is the day for celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, as well as the culmination of the forty days’ lent. Stir fried Minced meat with vegetables, is something that can be whipped up in a jiffy. It goes well with Rice or any bread. You may use any vegetables of your choice. Make sure you add them according to the cooking time.

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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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Meen Puttu (Stir Fried Shredded Fish)

Being relatively new to Chennai, I am still in the process of learning the names of ingredients in Tamil. Sometimes, my maid gets me the freshest fish and our dicussions veers towards different Tamil dishes. One such dish that caught my fancy was Sura Puttu. Initially I thought that she was talking

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Beef Thengakothu Varattiyathu (Slow Roasted Beef with Tender Coconut Bits)

Beef has always made me go weak in the knees. Though beef can be prepared a lot many ways, my favourite has to be the Varattiyathu with coconut bits in it. The only problem is that this recipe is definitely NOT meant for the diet conscious people, due to the amount of oil that goes into making it. I

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Squid Masala

Here is the recipe of Squid masala, a spicy dish that goes well with rice. Squid Masala

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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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Chicken Iguru- Andhra Style Curry

Though I had heard the name Chick Iguru plenty of times during our stay in Hyderabad, I never really got to taste or make it. So, the other day, when a friend of mine asked me if I have cooked it, I decided to give it a shot. Next step was to search the net. But sadly, the more I looked into different recipes, the more confused I was. On enquiring with some Telugu speaking friends, I learnt that Iguru means semi- gravy. So after comparing a few recipes and understanding the common ingredients, I decided to try it my way. Whether it tastes like the authentic Iguru is yet to be known. But we ended up wiping our plates clean 🙂

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Kofta Biryani

If you are looking for a variety in Biryani, you have come to the right place. Kofta Biryani is something that fits the bill perfectly for a sumptuous one pot meal I got the recipe from Vahrevah. However I tweaked the recipe a bit to suits my likings Kofta Biryani Source: _Vahrewah

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Squid Thoran

Once we reached ISB, our first outing was to Hypercity in Inorbit Mall to check out grocery items. I was looking around checking out stuff, when D came running and said, “Mama, they have squid here.” The excitement of seeing Squid, his favourite was written all over his face. Needless to say, after

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Tree of Life (Fried Cauliflower Tree on a Bed of Gravy)

Those of you, who are regular at watching the TV program ‘MasterChef India’, must be familiar with Chef Vikas Khanna. Though I don’t follow the program much, I have heard a lot about him and his signature dish, ‘The Tree of Life’. My search for the recipe landed me at Martha Stewart’s site, but I wa

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Vegetable Biryani – II

Here I am, back after spending an awesome two weeks in Dubai. Though I had plans to try out some new dishes during the trip, cooking took a back seat when I realised that I had too many places to visit and too many friends to catch up with. :-P. The first meal I made after returning was Vegetable Bi

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Smoky Seekh Kabab Pizza

This time around, D’s request for dinner was Pizza and that too Non-Vegetarian. The request came almost at the last moment without leaving any scope for running to the market. You know Kids!!! they drop the bomb at the last moment. Anyway, I couldn’t say no to my little one and so I decided to go it

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Yakhni Biryani

Yakhni Biryani Source: Chef Zakir Qureshi

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Mutton Cutlets

Cutlets…One of my favourite snacks since my childhood days. It happens to be J and D’s favourite too!! This is one those snack items where none of is satisfied by having just 2 or 3. The more the better. So much that even if it is served as meal, it would be welcomed heartily. These Cutlets can be

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