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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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Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing

J was away on official trip for the last few days. Whenever he’s away, the food he craves for is the Rice, Pineapple Pulissery, Payar Ularthiyathu and Fish fry combination. This combination happens to be …

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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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Guncha-O-Bahar (Cauliflower in an almond based gravy)

Awadhi cuisine is famous for its richness in its ingredients. Guncha-O-Bahar is a dish comprising of cauliflower dum-cooked in a rich gravy. I found this recipe in the Jiggs Kalra collection of recipes. I was not sure if my boys would like it, but decided to give it a try. Surprisingly, they both liked it. I halved the quantity of the cauliflower used in the original recipe. However, I followed the measurement in the original recipe for the gravy.

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Baklava

I have been craving for Baklava for a while now. The only thing that stopped me from making this at home were the non availability of Phyllo Sheets. Though I have been toying with the idea of making Phyllo sheets at home, it was only now that I put my thoughts into action. With the Phyllo sheets in

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Pineapple Unda (Sweet Balls made of Pineapple, rice flour and grated coconut)

Catching up with your old friends is indeed a stress buster. Thanks to Whatsapp, the chatting is more fun and takes you back to those old days. During a conversation with my 10th standard classmates, one of them mentioned about Pineapple Unda, that his mom prepares. This triggered the curiosity of

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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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Lemon Rice

Here’s the recipe of Lemon Rice for those who are keen on trying to bring some change to their daily bowl of rice. 🙂 Lemon Rice

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Given a choice, I always prefer using homemade ingredients to store bought ones. Certain ingredients like Mascarpone Cheese, Ricotta cheese etc are not easily available in stores. Even if you find them at gourmet stores, it costs a bomb. Being a passionate cook, I wanted to try a lot of recipes but

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Achaari Chicken Bharta

Achaari Baingan/ Aloo is one of the favourite dishes of ours. So when I came across the recipe of Achari Chicken Bharta, I wanted to try it asap. As expected, it turned out to be a lip smacking dish. Definitely a keeper. One thing I noticed is that the dish tastes even better if you consume it after

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Healthy Poha

Poha is one of the easiest breakfast dishes I have come across. Poha is basically beaten rice but the dish we are talking about consists of a few more ingredients apart from the beaten rice. The beauty of this dish is that not only is it easy to make but also tastes yum. One can find thin and thick

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Garlic Naan

I have always loved Naan but never quite got to make them at home. So the other day while making Butter Chicken, I decided to make Garlic Naan as well. Well, someday I gotta try making them home right?? The only concern I had was whether the texture would be just like we get in restaurants. For that

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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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Peethiwaali Machchi (Batter Fried Fish in an Onion based Gravy)

Peethiwaali Machchi is an Avadhi dish. I got this recipe from Jiggs Kalra’s collection. Here’s the recipe. Peethiwali Machchi Source: Jiggs Kalra

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Milagu Kozhi Chettinad (Chettinad Pepper Chicken)

My sincere apologies to all my readers for not updating the site as often as you all would expect me to do. Being in the midst of packing our household for the next relocation, I was hardly getting any time to sit down and write the recipes. So,yesterdaywhen I made Milagu Kozhi Chettinad aka Chett

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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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Kadai Choley (Chick Peas Curry)

I have always loved Choley aka Chick Pea. But after marriage, I was in for a shock when J told me that he dislikes Choley-Bhature. My heart literally sank. So, the only time I got to devour Choley was either during parties or when J was away for work. Over the years, I realised that he didn’t have a

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Apple Tart ‘Maman Blanc’

Couple of days back, while I was channel surfing, I chanced upon the program “Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets”. The moment I realised it was Apple Tart being presented, my eyes got glued to the TV. After taking down the recipe the challenge was to nail it, which I did the same day. Even though I hav

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