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Aloo Bhaji

Whenever I hear “Aloo Bhaji”, the first thing that comes to my mind is Masala Dosa. As a child, I used to love having Masala Dosa from our favourite restaurant. The crispy Dosas with the …

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Parsi Sali/Saali/Salli Keema

Salli Keema is a popular Parsi dish that is made of minced meat and garnished with fried potato. There are quite a few variations to this recipe. The recipe I followed was my favourite cookery book by Jiggs Kalra.

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Koorkka- Thengakothittu Ularthiyathu (Stir fried Chinese Potatoes with Coconut Bits)

The first thought that comes in my mind on mentioning the word Koorkka, also known as Chinese Potatoes, is my childhood. This tuber was cultivated in the backyard of my Dad’s house. This tuber has a distinct fragrance and supposedly has medicinal values. Once the yield is taken, Koorkka was prepared

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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a much famous fast food item of Mumbai, known as the Financial capital of India. In Marathi language, Pav means Bread and Bhaji means vegetable dish. One can find a lot of variations to the Bhaji like Cheese Pav bhaji, Paneer pav bhaji etc.

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Nizami Tarkari Hundi

Last Sunday, while reading the newspaper, I came across a recipe called Nizami Trakari Hundi, a recipe from the Khansamas. As the name suggests, this is a Nizami preparation. After a quick check on the ingredients, I decided to prepare it right away. the end result was a rich, flavourful side dish I

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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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Malai Kofta (Fried cottage cheese balls in a cream based gravy)

The word ‘Kofta’ is derived from the persian word ‘Kuftan’, which means to beat or to grind (Courtesy: Wikipedia). Kofta is popular in the Middle East as well as in South Asia. There are lots of variations of kofta, from meat based to pure vegetarian versions. The recipe I am sharing with you today

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Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie

Shepherd’s pie, also known as Cottage pie, is a meat pie with a crust of mashedpotatoes. It is said that the term ‘Shepherd’s Pie’ should be used only if the meat is mutton or lamb (Courtesy: Wikipedia). Most countries have their own versions of this pie. It is a comforting and delicious one-dish-me

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