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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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Chicken Cafreal

Till we came to Chennai, my lunch preparations never started before 11 am, as both J and D used to be home for lunch. The whole scenario changed after coming here. My mornings start with a mad rush of preparing breakfast and lunch to be packed. Doing the chopping and grinding the previous evening sa

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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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Mangalorean Mutton Curry

When we were kids we used to enjoy ‘Star-lit Dinner’ once in a while. We, along with our parents, would carry dinner to the terrace and enjoy the food under the ‘Stars’. Later we all would lie down, watch the stars and sing old songs. Those were the good old days!!! It was for one of those ‘Star-lit

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Pear and Cardamom Spice Cake.. A Delicious Teatime Treat!!!

I was thinking of baking and wanted to try something new. This time I decided to have a look at the cookbook ‘The Practical Encyclopedia of Cakes Cake Decorating’ by Janice Murfitt and Louise Pickford, which has been lying with me for so many years. Initially when I bought this book, I excitedly fl

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