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Ever since D has landed, our breakfast is mostly waffles or pan cakes. Though D loves his waffles/ pan cakes with Nutella, J and I prefer something less sweet. As we had used up the …

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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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Murg Musallam

After a couple of futile attempts at making a fabulous Murg Musallam, I had almost given up the idea of attempting again. The other day I had bought a whole chicken. While scouring through recipes, …

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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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Product Review of Tecnora Avatar 550 FP

Gone are the days where one had to resort to the good old grinding stone. Mixer-grinders play an inevitable part in our day to day life. From basics like making a juice to grinding for the gravy, they have a very important role in our kitchen. When the Tecnora asked me to write a product review, the first thing I enquired was if they’re expecting an honest review. Thankfully that’s exactly what they wanted. That itself was a big positive aspect for me. On receiving the product, Mr Rajesh from Tecnora called up to give a run through on operating…

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Matar Mushroom- Chettinad Style

Here is a recipe for those who are looking for a variation from the usual Matar Mushroom. I got the recipe from acbistro

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Beetroot Squash

Since my childhood, I never really liked having juices of any kind. Therefore, I never took interest in learning the process of making squash at home. Things have changed now. D always require something “refreshing” to drink when he’s back from playing. Hence I am always on the lookout for some new

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Spicy Thai Chicken Soup

Thanks to the climate change, I had been down with a bout of cold, cough and fever for the past week. While sipping my evening tea and admiring my plants, I realised that I haven’t used the lemongrass from my garden yet. The first thought came into mind was Thai soup. Thankfully I had almost all the

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Minced Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The first time I had minced chicken lettuce wraps was during our trip to Thailand a few years back. This was probably the first dish I tried recreating once I was back from the trip. The best thing about this dish is the simplicity in its preparation. The burst of flavours when you take a bite of it

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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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Kolmi No Patio- Parsi Style Prawn Curry

The other day, I was flipping through the book by Jiggs Kalra, looking for some Prawn recipe. I was intrigued by the name Kolmi No Patio, a Parsi prawn dish, which is a blend of tangy, sweet and spicy flavours. Somehow I felt that I need to look for more recipes on the net and found something I felt

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Punjabi Chole

I love Chole. Though my favourite preparation is Pindi Chole, I like to try out other preparations as well. While searching for a different recipe, I found the Punjabi Chole recipe by Aditya Bal and felt that I should give it a go. In the recipe, tea bag is used to give a darker shade to the dish. I

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Murgh Nizami

Murgh Nizami is a mild, rich, creamy chicken dish from the land of Nizams. This dish goes well with Rotis. Murgh Nizami Source: Jiggs Kalra

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Nimmakaya Uppudu Pindi (Broken Rice Upma) – Andhra Special

Uppudu Pindi is another variation of the famous Upma. In Andhra, while some people use rice flour, others use broken rice aka rice rava (pic given below) to make this dish. Nimakkaya, in Telugu stands for lime. As the name suggests, this dish has a slight tangy flavour. I tasted Uppudu Pindi for the

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Stir Fried Pepper Prawns

Here’s an easy Prawn recipe for those looking to make a quick and tasty dish. 🙂 Stir Fried Pepper Prawns

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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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Molotoff- A Portuguese Meringue Pudding

The first time I came across the name Molotoff was two years back, during my search for an easy recipe using egg whites. It so happened that I was left with some egg whites, as the yolks were used up for a recipe. The first thing that came into my mind was Meringue. But here I was, looking for somet

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Grilled Chicken

The other day when I got chicken breast pieces, all I could think was Grilled chicken. It had been a while since I made it the last. Mashed potatoes, steamed peas and some leftover over Rajma (kidney beans) to add the Desi touch.. 😉 My boys were super thrilled to have it after such a long time Gri

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