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? Christmas isn’t too far. If you’re wondering what sweet to gift to your near and dear ones, here’s my suggestion- Nougat. Nougat, pronounced as noo-gaa, is a sweet with a soft, chewy texture.

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Thai Fried Rice

D is a bit hesitant when it comes to eating Rice. Being a Mom, one needs to think of tricks to get your child to eat, right? Though there are options like Tomato Rice, Coconut rice etc, he’s not particularly fond of them. Next option??? Go International 😛 Yesterday was one such day, where I had to find a way to present the leftover Rice in a new way. As I was preparing Thai Style Stuffed Squid, I decided to prepare Thai Fried Rice. I love this recipe because it’s very easy to prepare. In this recipe, I have used…

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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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Ambur Dum Biryani

Though I had read about Ambur Biryani, I got to taste it for the first time during our stay in Chennai. The mojro differences I saw in this Biryani from the usual ones were, the colour and the short grain rice. On reserching, I found out that the short grained rice used in the Biryani is Seeraga Saa

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Paalaada (Fluffy Rice Crepes)

Last weekend, we had made a quick stop over at J’s cousin’s place while returning home from a wedding. We were served Paalaada, which I was tasting for the first time, even though I had heard about it. We took an instant liking for those fluffy crepes. Needless to say, I had already made up my mind

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Avalose Podi (Roasted Rice Flour and Coconut)

My parents were here the last month. Our favourite pass time was reminiscing about my childhood. I guess that’s probably why, I am keen on recreating those traditional dishes which we grew up eating. One such item from the list is Sharkkarayunda, which are jaggery based balls made of rice flour and

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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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Goli Baje/ Mangalore Bajji

I was introduced to the snack known as Goli Baje during my college days. We were served goli baje as a tea time snack. It is a popular snack in Karnataka and is also known as Mangalore Bajji. Here is the recipe. This snack is pretty much similar to pakoda but one needs to make the batter a few hours

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Idiyappam/ Noolputtu/ Sevai/ String Hoppers

Idiyappam also known as String hoppers, is a popular breakfast item in Kerala. While some people choose to have the sweetened version, some like it with spicy curries. Back in the old days, rice used to be soaked and dried and ground to a fine powder. It was then roasted and lightly and stored in bi

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Arcot Kuska/Kushka

The first time I heard the word “Kuska” was a few months back, while we were driving down from Hyderabad to Chennai. Before starting the journey early in the morning, we had decided on having breakfast at some decent restaurant. By the time we decided to stop for breakfast, we couldn’t find a “decen

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Pesarattu (Green gram Crepes)

My first experience with Pesarattu was when we were newly married and I was trying out new dishes to impress my husband. One such dish was Pesarattu,dosa made with green gram, the recipe I followed from a cook book. I would rather not delve into details but to cut the whole story short, the Pesaratt

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Aval Vilayichathu

Aval Vilayichathu is a popular sweet snack of Kerala, made with beaten rice, coconut and jaggery. This is one snack I used to enjoy as a kid. The recipe I am sharing is the one I noted down while my Mom was preparing it. Here’s the recipe. Aval Vilayichathu Source: My Mom

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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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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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Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is one of the easiest rice recipes. This is an ideal option for those looking for a variety in their rice dish. It is also a great way to use up your leftover rice and present it in a tastier way. 🙂

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Peethiwaali Machchi (Batter Fried Fish in an Onion based Gravy)

Peethiwaali Machchi is an Avadhi dish. I got this recipe from Jiggs Kalra’s collection. Here’s the recipe. Peethiwali Machchi Source: Jiggs Kalra

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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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