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Eggless Wholewheat Cookies

As a blogger, the prime aspect I enjoy is the feedback I receive from my readers. There are quite a few of them who gives feedback on a regular basis. Some of them ask doubts regarding recipes. My effort is to try and help them in whatever way I can. The other day a reader had attempted baking wholewheat cookies that didn’t turn out as she wanted it to be. She wanted to know what went wrong. As it had been a while since I baked wholewheat cookies, the best thing I could offer was to try out the recipe…

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French Macarons

Macaron (pronounced as ma-kah-rhon) is a meringue based sandwich cookie. When I initially read the recipe of Macarons, I thought it was a piece of cake. On reading more, I realised that it wasn’t as it easy as it sounds. Nailing it at the first attempt seemed to be more of a distant dream. Now that’

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Thandai (Chilled Almond Drink)

Here’s a lesser known fact about me. I do not take juices or any beverages except tea or coffee. So it was always challenging for me when it came to serving guests any drinks. It may sound funny, but even mixing Tang seemed to be a dreadful task. Thankfully D would help me with the taste test and ma

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Christmas Cake/ Fruit Cake/ Plum Cake

Whenever anybody mentions ‘Plum Cake’, the first thought that comes to my mind is from my childhood days. Back in those days, for every Christian wedding, guests were served a piece of dark plum cake, neatly wrapped in a butter paper and sealed with a sticker bearing the name of the bakery. I develo

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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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Crispy Okra with Peanuts and Cashewnuts

Here’s the recipe of Crispy Okra with Peanuts and Cashew nuts, that can be served as a starter or a side dish Crispy Okra with Peanuts and Cashew nuts

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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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Bagara Baingan (Tempered Eggplants)

Bagara Baingan is an authentic Hyderabadi side dish, that goes well with Biryani, rice and even roti. Though I have stayed in Hyderabad for over 4 years, during different postings, I never really bothered to taste Bagara Baingan. It was more due to the fact that I had a dislike for eggplants/ brinja

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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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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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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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Honey Financiers

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘Financier’??  Someone with more money than he can spend!! I couldn’t, in my wildest of dreams, imagine that it could also mean something edible, except of course for a cannibal. :-). Now that I have dug deep, let me shed some lig

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Kadai Gosht Hussainee

Here’s another yummy recipe from the Jiggs Kalra collection. Kadai Gosht Hussainee, a mild Kadai dish. Kadai Gosht Hussainee Source : Jiggs Kalra

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Hyderabadi Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Biryani

My quest for a distinctly different type of Vegetable Biryani took me to the doorstep of Sify.com, at their recipe of Hyderabadi Paneer Biryani. Here’s the recipe. Hyderabadi Paneer Biryani Source :Sify.com

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Cashew Chicken

Cooking was the last thing on my mind when we embarked on the Dubai trip. But when my cousins, with whom we were staying, indicated their eagerness to taste one of my creations, I decided to take time off, in the midst of our hectic trip. The biggest challenge, when cooking in somebody else’s kitche

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Badaami Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Almond based Gravy)

Almonds are very good sources of vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and phosphorus. No, I am not talking about mining these minerals for industrial use. 😉 These minerals in trace amounts are required by our body to remain healthy. Though almonds are considered fatty,

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Hunan Chicken

The other day, while I was searching for a chicken recipe to go with the Szechuan Fried Rice, I stumbled upon the recipe of Hunan Chicken. The picture was so visually appealing that I didn’t have any second thoughts. I just decided to go ahead and nail it. Though the recipe called for boneless chick

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French Mendiants

A Mendiant is a traditional French confection, composed of a chocolate disc, studded with nuts and dried fruits, representing the four mendicant or monastic orders of the Dominicans, Augustinians, Franciscans and Carmelites. Each of the nuts and dried fruits used refer to the color of monastic robes

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