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Malvani/Malwani Mutton Sukka (Dry Mutton Dish)

? As mentioned in my previous post, this year’s first cooking experiment was Malvani Mutton Sukka. This is a dish from the Malwan area of the Konkan region. As the name suggests, it is a dry dish. However, you can make it a gravy by adding more water. The dish can be used as a starter as well as a side dish.

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Buffalo Wings

Contrary to it’s name, the dish has nothing to do with the animal. Buffalo wings are basically deep fried chicken wings coated with a hot sauce. One can hear a lot of versions to the story behind the invention of this dish. The most popular story is that this dish was invented in Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York and hence the name Buffalo Wings. During our trip to US, Anchor bar was one of the must-visit places for me. J’s bestie Sachin being a foodie, made things easier ๐Ÿ™‚ While returning from Niagara to Cincinnati, we stopped at the…

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Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken needs no introduction. Here’s my way of making Tandoori Chicken. I used only chicken thighs for this dish. If you wish, you could use a whole chicken. As mentioned, the use of artificial colour is optional. I chose not to add colour.

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Goan Pork Ribs

Pork Ribs is something I have eaten a few times at restaurants but never tried making at home. Usually J calls me when he goes to the Pork shop. Every time we wanted to buy ribs, we were out of luck. This time around, we were lucky. When he asked me if it needs to be cut, I confidently said no. It’s only when I saw the rack in front me that I realised my folly. Turned out that what I had envisioned, was way off the mark :P. After trying to slice in vain, I decided to cook it…

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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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Chettinad Meen Varuval (Chettinad Fish Fry)

My search for a ‘different type’ of fish fry recipe led me to this one. The ingredients looked so interesting that I decided to double the amount. I took half the masala and stored the remaining masala in an airtight container in the freezer. My parents were also with us to taste this new recipe and

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Kudappan/Vazhakkoombu/Kele ka phool Cutlet- (Banana Flower Cutlets)

The best thing about having a Banana plant in your backyard is that almost every part of the plant can be put to use. Apart from eating the banana, one can whip up dishes with the inside of a banana stem as well as the Banana flower. The leaves are used in place of plates, especially in South Indian

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Karaikudi Eral (Prawn) Masala

Lately, I have been thinking of ways to use up the Karaikudi Masala Powder in my pantry. So when I got some prawns, I didn’t have to think twice about what to make. Presenting my version of Karaikudi Eral Masala ๐Ÿ™‚ Karaikudai Eral (Prawn) Masala

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Karaikudi Chicken Stir Fry

Couple of weeks back, we had visited a restaurant where we were served Karaikudi Kozhi Masala 65 as a starter. We enjoyed the dish so much that I had made up my mind to recreate the dish at the next opportunity. The first step towards the goal was to search for the recipe, but in vain. Not being a p

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Crispy Okra with Peanuts and Cashewnuts

Here’s the recipe of Crispy Okra with Peanuts and Cashew nuts, that can be served as a starter or a side dish Crispy Okra with Peanuts and Cashew nuts

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Chicken Cafreal

Till we came to Chennai, my lunch preparations never started before 11 am, as both J and D used to be home for lunch. The whole scenario changed after coming here. My mornings start with a mad rush of preparing breakfast and lunch to be packed. Doing the chopping and grinding the previous evening sa

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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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Stir Fried Pepper Prawns

Here’s an easy Prawn recipe for those looking to make a quick and tasty dish. ๐Ÿ™‚ Stir Fried Pepper Prawns

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Payyoli Chicken Fry

The moment any Keralite hears the name Payyoli, they relate to the famous athlete P. T. Usha aka Payyoli Express. The name Payyoli was synonymous to the athlete, or so I thought, till I came across the recipe of Payyoli Chicken Fry on TV. It was a big success with my family and needless to say, it w

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Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Fried Mozzarella Cheese sticks is a quick to make snack when you have some unexpected guests at home. Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

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