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Chakka Vevichathu/ Chakka Puzhukku with Dehydrated Jackfruit

It feels good to be back into blogging. The past few months had been a bit too hectic for me that I decided to take a break from blogging. I was really touched when some …

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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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Coriander Mint Coconut Chutney

For a South Indian, Chutney is a ‘must-have’ accompaniment for Idli or Dosa. There are a lot of varieties of Chutneys. Coriander Mint Coconut Chutney is the one I prepare often at home. It was …

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Meen-Maanga Thenga Arachu Vachathu(Fish cooked with Mango in a Coconut Gravy)

?Since my childhood, the most common preparation of fish, was either Fish Fry or Meen Pattichathu. During the Mango season, the Meen Pattichathu, gives way to another style, which is Meen-Maanga Thenga Arachu Vachathu. In this dish, raw mango is used as the souring agent.

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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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Crab Risotto

The dilemma I face when it comes to cooking food, is to strike a balance between the liking of my boys. While J is fond of Indian food, preferably authentic Kerala cuisine, D is a stark contrast. So the deal I struck between them is to cook the food of their choice on alternate days 🙂 Lately as J has to do a lot of travelling, I try my experiments with other cuisine while he’s away. My latest experiment was making Risotto. Risotto is an Italian dish in which rice is cooked in stock to a creamy consistency. After going…

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Thalassery Biryani

Thalassery Biryani, also known as Malabar Biryani, is a very popular Biryani dish of Kerala. This takes its name from the place Thalassery, a coastal town in Kannur district in Kerala. In Thalassery Biryani, the rice used is Jeeraka shaala(Seeraga samba/Jeera Rice), a short-grained fragrant rice. One can find a lot of variations in preparing Thalassery Biryani. This is a recipe I found at Resna’s tasty home some time back and has been following the same, with some minor tweaks. You could use mutton/lamb in place of Chicken.

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Beef Curry

I had mentioned about our Coorg trip in one of my previous posts. Lilian aunty, our host, had prepared this wonderful Mutton Curry that was served with Paapputtu, a steamed rice dish. Aunty had promptly shared the recipe with me. When my parents and sister were here, I prepared this dish. The only difference is that I used Beef instead of Mutton. The beef version also turned out to be as good as the mutton curry. You can prepare this with chicken as well.

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Spicy Malvani/Malwani Chicken Curry

Malvani Chicken curry is a dish from the Malwan area of the Konkan region. Like other South Indian cuisines, Malwani cuisine also uses coconut liberally in their dishes. I got this recipe from NDTV Cooks. This dish goes well with Rice as well as Indian rotis. I couldn’t click all the step-by step pictures of this dish due to some technical reasons. I promise to update the post with the remaining pictures subsequently.

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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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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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Dukra Maas/ Bafat Pork

As a child, I wasn’t particularly fond of pork dishes because I used to dislike the fat. This continued till I went to college. During my studies in Mangalore, I used to visit my aunt during weekends. During one such visit, a pork curry was prepared. I was a bit hesitant to have it but still went ah

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Pandhi/Pandi Curry- Coorgi Style slow cooked Pork Curry

Despite being a pure non vegetarian, pork is one meat which is hardly bought by us. The hesitation is always because I am a bit concerned about the quality of the meat. After talking to a lot of fellow foodies, found a reliable place to get pork. Coorgi Style Pork has been on my “top to- do Pork

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Spicy Crab Roast

Eating crab is always a messy affair and hence we hesitate to help ourselves with the same while eating out. That’s not the case at home. One can get as messy as one likes. January- February is the ideal time to buy crabs as they have more flesh in it as compared to rest of the year. I got some 3 sp

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Chicken Cafreal

Till we came to Chennai, my lunch preparations never started before 11 am, as both J and D used to be home for lunch. The whole scenario changed after coming here. My mornings start with a mad rush of preparing breakfast and lunch to be packed. Doing the chopping and grinding the previous evening sa

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Pindi Chana/Chole (Tangy and Spicy Chickpeas)

Pindi Chana is a chickpea dish coated with light gravy. This goes really well with Kulcha. I found the recipe at MM’s Kitchen Bites. Eversince I tried this out, this has moved on to my favourite list. According to MM, this dish tastes the best when prepared in a cast iron wok. Pindi Chana/Chole (Ta

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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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