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Prawn Cutlets/ Chemmeen Cutlets

Last week, on calling my regular fish vendor to order, I was told that he’s out of station on a family emergency. Naturally my next option was to order online. When I saw the small …

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Meen-Maanga Thenga Arachu Vachathu(Fish cooked with Mango in a Coconut Gravy)

?Since my childhood, the most common preparation of fish, was either Fish Fry or Meen Pattichathu. During the Mango season, the Meen Pattichathu, gives way to another style, which is Meen-Maanga Thenga Arachu Vachathu. In this dish, raw mango is used as the souring agent.

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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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Fish Pickle- Kerala Style

When it comes to non-veg pickles, I prefer homemade ones to store bought. Whenever I make them, it doesn’t go past a week. Well, it so happens that the moment we lay eyes on Non-veg pickle, we go crazy. So instead of taking a spoonful, we end up having generous servings. Tuna is the ideal fish for pickling. One could use any other firm fleshed fish as well. If you plan to prepare fish pickle, it would be better if you get the fish cut into bite-sized cubes. If not, you could buy fish steaks, fry them and then break…

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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 Prawn Noodle Soup

The rainy season is here. I love sitting in my balcony, watching the plants and trees swaying with happiness, while it rains. Sipping some hot tea takes the pleasure a notch higher. Once you are done with the tea, you start feeling a bit cold. Slowly, you curl up…lethargy creeps in…Now all you want to do is get inside that cosy blanket, neatly folded and placed on the bed. Sounds like a familiar scene ? That’s what happens with me most of the time. But then you can’t get the lethargy grow into you so much that you don’t have…

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Goan Recheado Fish Fry

The aroma of the Recheado Masala that wafts in the air is so enticing ! It gets even better when you fry the fish with this Masala. J just couldn’t wait any longer for dinner as his hunger was increasing multi folds 😛 Can’t blame him. Such is the effect of the aroma of Goan Recheado Fish Fry. Ideally the fish to be used for this is Mackerel, as the Goans swear by it. Well, I trusted their judgement and indeed it was awesome. I would suggest marinating the fish overnight so that the fish absorbs all the flavours.

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Ikan Pari Bakar (Malaysian Style Baked Sting Ray)

D is not particularly fond of fish. So, the other day when he started pestering me to buy Sting Ray, I was a bit surprised. As soon as the fish was brought home, he searched and gave me the recipe of Ikan Pari Bakar, from Tasty Kitchen. On reading the recipe, I figured that it was similar to the sti

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Singapore Chilli Crab

Singapore Chilli Crab. The mere mention of it takes me back to 2007, where I got to taste it for the first time. While doing my research before the travel, I had read the Singapore Chill Crab is a must-try. Being a foodie that definitely topped my to-do list. After placing the order, we sat there, e

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Karimeen Pollichathu – Easy Method

A couple of days back while chatting with my cousin Rini, our conversation veered towards food. That’s when she asked if I knew the recipe of Karimeen Pollichathu that our grandmom used to make. To my relief, she said that had it and would share with me. Today I bought some Pearlspot fish and just a

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Chemmeen/Prawn Pollichathu

Kerala is known for it’s seafood delicacies. Chemmeen Pollichathu is yet another delicacy of God’s Own Country. This dish is presented as a parcel of banana leaf. On opening the parcel, one can find layers of fried prawns and masala. A lipsmacking dish indeed. It’s been a while since I made this dis

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Spicy Thai Chicken Soup

Thanks to the climate change, I had been down with a bout of cold, cough and fever for the past week. While sipping my evening tea and admiring my plants, I realised that I haven’t used the lemongrass from my garden yet. The first thought came into mind was Thai soup. Thankfully I had almost all the

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Fish Roe Cutlets

Fish Roe Cutlets can be served as a starter, a side dish to your meal or as an evening snack. We, at home love to have it with onion-vinegar salad. I am yet to find a combination to beat this one.

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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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Vegetable Spring Rolls

Though one can find a lot of variations to spring rolls, the popular one seems to be the fried version. Spring Rolls are pretty easy to make, more so, if you have the spring roll sheets. These sheets are readily available in well-rstocked grocery stores/supermarkriets. you can prepare the rolls well

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Minced Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The first time I had minced chicken lettuce wraps was during our trip to Thailand a few years back. This was probably the first dish I tried recreating once I was back from the trip. The best thing about this dish is the simplicity in its preparation. The burst of flavours when you take a bite of it

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