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Karimeen (Pearlspot) Fry

Any seafood lover visiting Kerala would be having some Karimeen dish in their must-have list. Karimeen, also known as Pearl spot is one of the most popular fish in Kerala. Being the kind of person …

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Spicy Baby Potato Fry

The other day, I had bought some potatoes thinking of making something to go with Grilled chicken. Just when I was about to start the marination of chicken, D came and asked what I was …

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Kataifi Rolls/Kadaif Rolls

Kataifi is a Mediterranean dessert. It is a pretty much similar to sweets like Baklava, Kunafah etc. Kataifi is a crispy roll coated with lemon-scented sugar syrup. It has a filling of coarsely ground nuts, …

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Kataifi Dough

I love Mediterranean desserts like Baklava, Kunafah, Kataifi etc. There was a time when I used to crave for Kunafah, especially after seeing pictures of it on social media. Unfortunately there weren’t any good places …

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Nasi Goreng- Indonesian Fried Rice

As I mentioned in my previous post, Nasi Goreng has turned out to be one of the most frequently made dish at home. Not only is it flavourful to eat, but also easy to make …

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Barbecue Sauce

When D asked me to make Pulled Pork Burgers the first time, I didn’t have ready-made BBQ sauce with me. The next option was to make Barbecue sauce at home. The sauce was used to …

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Pickled Eggs with Beetroot

Couple of weeks back, we were getting ready to go for a short vacation. As any home minister, I was trying to wind up my kitchen. D isn’t particularly fond of eggs. So making a …

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Arikadukka (Fried Stuffed Mussels)

  Arikkadukka is a popular snack of the Malabar region in Kerala. It is deep fried stuffed Mussels. I have been craving for this snack for a long time. While I was looking to order …

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Hyderabadi Style Chicken 65

J was doing his engineering course in Military College of Engineering in Secunderabad, when we got married. Soon after marriage we headed to Secunderabad. It was there that I got to taste Chicken 65 for …

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Super Soft Yeast Doughnuts with Boston Cream Filling

I have always been following my Cake Doughnut recipe for my son D, who is very fond of Doughnuts. Sometime back, while having the store bought doughnuts, he asked me if I could make something …

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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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Upma

J never really liked Upma. Over these years, the only time I saw him devouring Upma, was during our trip to Kothagiri. We were staying at J’s company guest house. The in-house cook Raju, made …

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Homemade Taco Shells

Making Taco shells at home was always a challenge for me. More so, because the key ingredient ‘Masa Harina’ is not easily available. The closest I could get is the Maize flour, but working with was …

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Aam Panna (Raw Mango Drink)

Summer is here. A cool refreshing drink is what we yearn for, during this season. D’s request for refreshing drink always keep me on my toes. With the easy availability of mangoes, I prefer to make …

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Appam/Vellayappam/Paalappam using Rice Powder

Appam/Hopper is a type of pancake, which is traditionally served with Stew. Any Christian function that I attended as child, always had Appam and stew in it’s menu. That hasn’t changed in all these years. …

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Nougat

? 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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Coorg Kadumbuttu/Kadambuttu (Steamed Rice Balls)

?Kadumbuttu is one of the most popular dishes of Coorg. The best accompaniment for Kadumbuttu is the much famous Pandi Curry, which is a spicy, tangy, flavourful Pork curry.

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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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