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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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Zafrani Pulao/ Kesar Pulao/ Saffron Rice

Zafrani Pulao, as the name suggests has saffron as a key ingredient. The saffron strands imparts colour and it’s unique flavour to the rice dish. The addition of the roasted dry fruits brings more richness …

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Orange Wine

?Even though I don’t consume wine, lately I have making different varieties of wine. My latest attempt is Orange Wine, a recipe which was given by Lilian aunty, our family friend. The oranges used in this wine are small, loose jacket oranges. The picture you see above were taken soon after bottling. Hence the cloudy look. As it rests, the wine will get clarity.
Here are a few pointers one needs to keep in mind. The jars and bottles used for wine making should be sterilised and free from moisture. Always use coloured bottles to store wine.?

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Thalassery Biryani

Thalassery Biryani, also known as Malabar Biryani, is a very popular Biryani dish of Kerala. This takes its name from the place Thalassery, a coastal town in Kannur district in Kerala. In Thalassery Biryani, the rice used is Jeeraka shaala(Seeraga samba/Jeera Rice), a short-grained fragrant rice. One can find a lot of variations in preparing Thalassery Biryani. This is a recipe I found at Resna’s tasty home some time back and has been following the same, with some minor tweaks. You could use mutton/lamb in place of Chicken.

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Rice Wine

?Couple of weeks back we had been to Coorg, where we stayed at a friend’s Coffee Estate. While talking to Lilian aunty, our hostess, the conversation veered towards cooking. She told me that she had a Rice Wine recipe and that she would share it with me the next morning. I was pleasantly surprised when she handed over her recipe book, first thing in the morning. Such a wonderful gesture !! She recommended a few more recipes from her book and asked me to write them down.
Once back home, the first thing I did, was to make sure I had all the ingredients for the Rice Wine.
Here are a few pointers one needs to keep in mind. Any white rice can be used for this recipe. The jars and bottles used for wine making should be sterilised and free from moisture. Always use coloured bottles to store wine.

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Feelgood Flapjacks

Flapjacks are sweet snack bars made with rolled oats, honey etc. I was looking for a recipe to use up the overripe bananas lying in the pantry. I was very pleased with the recipe as this was a healthier option to fulfil my craving for something sweet. After all, I am on a weight loss mission. I got

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Christmas Stollen or Christstollen

I have been missing from action for quite a while due to some personal commitments. With Christmas just a day away, how could I not share some special Christmas recipe with you ?? Along with wishing all my wonderful readers and their loved ones a wonderful Christmas, here’s my Christmas gift to you

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Sweet Chutney

Here’s the recipe of Sweet Chutney, yet another sweet accompaniment to give the perfect touch to Chaat :-). Sweet Chutney

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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 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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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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Parippu Payasam/ Parippu Pradhaman (Mung bean lentils cooked with jaggery and Coconut Milk)

Payasam or Pradhaman is one of the must have desserts of any Kerala Sadya, a vegetarian feast. There are varieties of pradhamans like Ada Pradhaman, Parippu Pradhaman, PaaladaPradhaman etc. The recipe I am sharing here is that ofParippu Pradhaman,made with Mung bean lentils cooked with Coconut mi

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Malabar Mutton/Lamb Biryani…A Biryani from Northern Kerala

I had received a request to put up Malabar Biryani recipe from a friend of ours. I have never made any Malabar Biryani nor did I have the recipe. Keeping this in mind, I asked my friend Taha, who belongs to the Malabar region, if he could help me in this regard. He promptly directed me to Safeera H

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