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Hunan Chicken

The other day, while I was searching for a chicken recipe to go with the Szechuan Fried Rice, I stumbled upon the recipe of Hunan Chicken. The picture was so visually appealing that I didn’t have any second thoughts. I just decided to go ahead and nail it. Though the recipe called for boneless chick

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Szechwan Fried Rice

All this while, I was under the impression that Szechwan Fried Rice was some authentic Chinese dish. The bubble of myth burst while I was doing my research on thesubject. To my surprise, I discovered that Szechwan Fried Rice was popular only in India. So how does that connect to China or Szechwan??

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Beef Strips Stir Fried with Red Chillies

The other day I was racking my brain to prepare a snack item, using beef, that isn’t too spicy. All thepreparationsI knew of had generous amounts of spices.That’s when the conversation I had with my little sis came to my mind. She had mentioned about a dish she had prepared with chicken, which was a

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Ayam Masak Merah (Red Cooked Chicken)

I was inspired to try my hand at a Malay cuisine while I was watching the program ‘Food Safari’ on TV. Though a Malay dish, Ayam Masak Merah or Red-Cooked Chicken is very similar to the famous Italian dish, Chicken Cacciatore, except for its spicy hotness.Coincidentally, the Malay cooking technique

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Sausage Stir Fry

I still remember the day, while at college, when one of our friends brought sausages in her tiffin box for lunch. Being a hosteler, getting to taste sausages was a rare occasion, one would not like to miss. So the moment we got wind of the sausages, we dug in shamelessly without even bothering wheth

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Lemon Chicken

The first time I tasted Lemon Chicken was at a friend’s place a few days back. I just loved it. So I made this snack at the first opportunity I got. The plate was polished off by my boyswithin seconds of serving them and both were asking for more…. That’s when I realised that I should have made mo

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Chicken Teriyaki

The first time we tasted Chicken Teriyaki was during our US trip. It’s a Japanese dish with soy sauce and sugar as its base. Ever since wereturnedfrom our trip, I have been making it often and its one of D’s favourites. All you adventurous people, looking for a change, can try your hand at it. 🙂 T

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Ginger Chicken

I have mentioned earlier that I started my experiments with cooking in our kitchen when I was a kid. I always preferred making something ‘Different’. Seeing this my Dad gifted me a cookbook, ‘My Favourite Recipes Chinese’ by Bhanu Ravindran. This is the book that familiarised me to the basic culinar

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Basic Fried Rice

Wondering what to do with the leftover rice or feeling too lazy to make an elaborate rice dish?? Fear not. This is the simplest way to whip up something to put on the table. The recipe I am sharing with you is that of the Basic Fried Rice, a recipe given by Rhonda Parkinson . You can choose to just

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Chicken Lollipops

As you know by now, I have very fond memories of Secunderabad. Our stop for Chinese food used to be Nanking Restaurant there. That place is so crowded that one has to either reach early or wait endlessly. There have been times when we had to wait for more than an hour to get a table. The aroma in th

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Hakka Noodles

I was so engrossed with some work that I lost track of time. At one point, when I looked up at the clock I realised that it was almost lunch time and I haven’t made anything. After a quick look at my pantry, I decided on making Hakka Noodles. Hakka noodles is a simple stir fried noodles. It is more

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Cauliflower Manchurian

Indian Chinese cuisine is the adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes. It is said to have been developed by the small Chinese community that has lived in Kolkata for over a century. (Courtesy: Wikipedia) A month back, my classmate had requested for Cauliflower Manchur

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