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Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken needs no introduction. Here’s my way of making Tandoori Chicken. I used only chicken thighs for this dish. If you wish, you could use a whole chicken. As mentioned, the use of artificial colour is optional. I chose not to add colour.

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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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Ikan Pari Bakar (Malaysian Style Baked Sting Ray)

D is not particularly fond of fish. So, the other day when he started pestering me to buy Sting Ray, I was a bit surprised. As soon as the fish was brought home, he searched and gave me the recipe of Ikan Pari Bakar, from Tasty Kitchen. On reading the recipe, I figured that it was similar to the sti

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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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Guacamole

Guacamole is an avocado based dip used in Mexican cuisine. This goes well with Tortilla chips, wraps, nachos and even sandwiches. I got the recipe from All Recipes.

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Misal Pav

Misal pav is a popular dish from Maharashtra,India . It consists of misal, a spicy curry usually made of sprouted moth beans and pav,a type of Indian bread roll. The dish is garnished with farsan, onions, lemon and coriander before serving. I got the recipe from NDTV Cooks. Ideally sprouted moth bea

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Haryali Murg (Green Chicken)

One of the aspects I like about the community we live in is it’s Cafe. Be it one of those days when I am unwell or that day when unexpected guests knock at the door, all I have to do is just make a call. Isn’t that such a blessing ? D seems to be particularly fond of their Hyderabadi Chicken and alw

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Thai Chicken Cakes

Savoury or sweet ? That’s the question I ask D before he heads to school. His choice helps me decide what to make as evening snack. This time he was a bit specific.”Mom, I want something made with chicken.” Later J comes up with another demand. “Make something light for dinner, maybe a salad.” All I

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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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‘Otai (Coconut Watermelon Refresher)

Trying to keep up to D’s request for “refreshing drinks”, I have been on the lookout for a drink that was different. This landed me on ‘Otai, a Polynesian drink, from Tonga. The meaning of the word “Otai is “go-to-ocean”. For those who are looking for something different from the usual watermelon ju

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Non-Alcoholic Fresh Plum Mojitos

Ever since D has come up with the request for refreshing drinks, I am constantly looking for ways to keep him happy. Serving him with a different drink each day ! The recipe I am sharing with you is a non alcoholic drink which can be easily whipped up at home. The original recipe calls for strawberr

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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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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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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the most famous Indian dish the world over. So much that it has been declared as the national dish of UK. Chicken Tikka Masala a dish comprising of char grilled chicken pieces in a tomato- onion based gravy. One can find a lot of variations to the preparation of this d

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