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Malvani/Malwani Masala

My first cooking experiment of this year was Malvani Mutton Sukka. One of the key ingredients to make this dish is the Malvani Masala. This spice powder can be used to prepare any vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dish.

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Kadalapparippu Boli/ Poli

Boli is a sweet snack common in South India. While it is known as Boli in Kerala, it is also called Poli, Holige, Obbattu etc in various states of South India. Though I love Boli, I prepare them very rarely as my boys aren’t particularly fond of it. Last month, a journalist friend of ours contacted me to contribute a few recipes for the Ganesha Festival special edition of Just For Women (JFW) magazine. Boli was one of the dishes she wanted. You can find the article here. I follow the recipe by Mrs K.M Mathew.

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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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Eggless Moist Carrot Cake

One can find a lot of substitutes for egg, on the net. The list of substitutes includes curd, banana, flax seed powder etc. However, I was apprehensive of recommending something without actually trying it out. Few days back, while chatting with a friend of mine, she said that she was looking for an eggless version of Carrot Cake. I almost suggested to try my Moist Carrot Cake, but realised that I couldn’t possibly recommend without trying the eggless version myself. Having decided to follow the same recipe, I chose to use Flax seed powder as a substitute. The result was…

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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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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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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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Watalappan (SriLankan Coconut Custard)

Watalappan (SriLankan Coconut Custard) Recipe by Mareena Jerrish

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Kofta Biryani

If you are looking for a variety in Biryani, you have come to the right place. Kofta Biryani is something that fits the bill perfectly for a sumptuous one pot meal I got the recipe from Vahrevah. However I tweaked the recipe a bit to suits my likings Kofta Biryani Source: _Vahrewah

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Mutton Korma

This is one of the tastiest Mutton dishes we have ever tasted. It was love at first bite. I got the recipe from the TV program Highway On My Plate. You could prepare this dish with any meat of your choice. Mutton Korma Source : Highway on my plate

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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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Moist Carrot Cake

Yesterday when I opened the fridge, to my surprise I saw a large pile of carrots. J has been especially fond of buying carrots these days and that too in bulk, every time he goes to the market. The first thought that came to my mind was to prepare a carrot dish. It was then that I realised that I ha

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Vegetable Biryani – II

Here I am, back after spending an awesome two weeks in Dubai. Though I had plans to try out some new dishes during the trip, cooking took a back seat when I realised that I had too many places to visit and too many friends to catch up with. :-P. The first meal I made after returning was Vegetable Bi

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Goan Chicken Xacuti

Xacuti, pronounced Shakuti, is a Goan curry consisting of grated coconut, onion and spices. It is pretty much similar to the Varutharacha Curry that we make in Kerala. It was the name of this dish, which drew me into trying it. The name sounds stylish, and seems to be rhyming with that of some Itali

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Doughnut

Doughnut is a snack much loved by kids and adults alike. There are mainly two variations to preparing this. One being the yeast based doughnut and the other known as cake doughnut. I prefer the latter as it is less time consuming than the yeast based doughnut. I got the recipe from All recipes. This

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Mutton Rezala

The first time I heard of Mutton Rezala was on Madhur Jaffrey’s show on TV. Rezala is a traditional Bangladeshi recipe for a classic meat-based curry in curd, flavoured with cardamom, cloves, garlic, ginger and chillies. Even though it has its origins in Bangladesh, it has a Mughlai influence in its

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Donut Muffins

Donut Muffin is a nutmeg flavoured mini muffin, rolled in melted butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar. It is one of the much loved munchies in our household. I got this recipe from Allrecipes and have lost count of the number of times I have made these. Very easy to make and it tastes amazing.

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