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Crab Risotto

The dilemma I face when it comes to cooking food, is to strike a balance between the liking of my boys. While J is fond of Indian food, preferably authentic Kerala cuisine, D is a stark contrast. So the deal I struck between them is to cook the food of their choice on alternate days 🙂 Lately as J has to do a lot of travelling, I try my experiments with other cuisine while he’s away. My latest experiment was making Risotto. Risotto is an Italian dish in which rice is cooked in stock to a creamy consistency. After going…

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Thai Style Stuffed Squid

At times, watching certain cookery channels inspires me to try certain dishes. Stuffed Squid was one such dish. I have been thinking of preparing this for a while. Usually while buying squid, I get it cut. But this time, I specifically asked them to not to chop it up. I had already zeroed in on a recipe from Franglais Kitchen, as the ingredients were already in stock. I tweaked the recipe a bit to suit my palate. This was served with Thai Fried Rice. What a wonderful combination !!!

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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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Thai Chicken Cakes

Savoury or sweet ? That’s the question I ask D before he heads to school. His choice helps me decide what to make as evening snack. This time he was a bit specific.”Mom, I want something made with chicken.” Later J comes up with another demand. “Make something light for dinner, maybe a salad.” All I

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Szechwan Prawns

J is not a big fan of Chinese cuisine. Hence, I usually avoid preparing them when he is around. Today was one of those days. J had mentioned that he won’t be joining us for lunch or dinner. So I went ahead and prepared fried rice and Szechwan Prawns, after a long gap. We had just finished our lunch

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Dragon Chicken

Dragon Chicken is an Indo-Chinese recipe. This dish can be served as a starter as well as a side dish to go with Fried Rice. Dragon Chicken

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Szechwan Hot Fish

Ever since we have moved in to Indian School of Business, I have been trying to figure out a way to get fresh fish of my choice. Initially I was thrilled to see the seafood section in an online store called BigBasket. But my happiness was short lived when I found that it had no stock of the seafood

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Crispy Sesame Beef

Print Recipe Crispy Sesame Beef Servings Ingredients – 500 strips Beef gms1 tablespoon Garlic paste1/2 tablespoon Soy sauce3 tablespoons spring onion Chopped1 tablespoon Sesame seeds1 teaspoon Pepper powder – (or more)1 tablespoon Tomato sauceto taste …

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Vegetable Momos

As I had promised in one of my earlier posts, I am presenting the recipe of Veg Momos to my dear readers. This is my own recipe and I can confidently say that this recipe is for keeps. Always make it a point to serve the Momos with the spicy sauce, as it takes the experience to another level. Please

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Chicken Kathi Rolls

Coming up with something different as evening snacks, almost on a daily basis, when D comes back after his play is one of my constant worries during the day. The boy would be all tired n hungry and if I don’t put something worthwhile on the table, he might even eat me up. I am sure this dilemma is f

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Chicken Momos

Momo is a type of dumpling native to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim and other Himalayan states of India. My first rendezvous withMomos was during our stay in Sikkim. It was another ‘Love at first bite’ for me. Though there are fried as well as steamed versions of Momos, my personal favourite is the st

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Fried Chicken Liver Chilli

During my college days, I used to stay in a hostel near our college in Mangalore. Sometimes on Sundays, a sudden plan would take shape in someones head, to eat out. The next moment, we all would be out of our rooms, ready to head to ‘Hao Hao’, our favourite hangout for Chinese cuisine. I used to lov

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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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Sweet Corn Chicken Soup

Today D has been out the whole day playing with his friends. When he comes back in the evening he will be famished and would be asking for something to fill his tummy. What better option than a bowl of steaming hot Sweet Corn Chicken Soup. It being nutritious as well as filling, I couldn’t think of

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American Chop Suey

There are lots of stories about the origin of American Chop Suey. The most widely believed one traces its roots to Chinese immigrants inAmerica.(Courtesy: Wikipedia) It is a dish consisting of meat and vegetables, cooked in a tomato based sauce and served with fried noodles. What I love the most abo

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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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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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