Murg Mussalam – Whole Cornish Hen in Spicy Gravy

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Murg Mussalam: Ingredients: For Marination: Whole Chicken(I used Rock Cornish Hen)Onion bulb onion gratedGreen chili 1 mincedGinger-garlic paste 1/2 spoonYogurts/buttermilkSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonPepper powder 1/2 spoonCoriander powder 1/2 spoonCumin powder 1/2 spoonGaram masala powder 1/2 spoon. Onion gratedTomato 2 pureedSaffronCardamon 6Bay leaves 2Almonds 15 – pasteGhee for fryingCilantro leaves few. Method: In [...]

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Layered Vada Korma – Kovai Special

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Stuffed Vada Curry:(Coimbatore Special) Layered Vadai Kuzhambu. Stuffed Vada Kurma. Ingredients: For Vadai: Thoor dal 1/2 cupChana dal 1/2 cupSaltFennel seeds 1 spoonGinger 1″Garlic 1 cloveDry red chilies 5 No Oil – I steamed them, if you prefer frying…I have no objection:) For Stuffing: Finely chopped onionsCilantro leaves choppedGrated fresh coconut For Curry: Cloves 3Cinnamon [...]

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Paantash => Panakkam => Fruit Punch – Ancient Indian Drink

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Panagam: Fruit punch has became a necessary drink at every garden parties, today! How about looking into, bit of its history? The word ‘Punch’ comes from the word ‘Panch’. In Indian language (both Sanskrit and Hindi), the word ‘panch’ means ‘five’. The original recipe had five ingredients like, spirit, spices, fruit juice, palm sugar and [...]

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Mirchi Ki Salan

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Mirchi Ki Salan: Reposting (Hyderabadi Dish) Ingredients: Green chilies, as much as you wantTurmeric 1/4tspoonCoriander seeds powder1/2 tspoonCumin seedsSalt to tasteTamarind pasteCoconut grated 2 spoonsAsafoetida Roast each separately and powder them together: PeanutsSesame seedsCumin seeds Fry in little oil and wet grind these to paste: OnionTomatoGarlic gratedGinger grated Method: Heat oil in a large frying [...]

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Phenomenal Purdah Biriyani – Dum Pukht!!!

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Dum Cooking This is one of the slow-cooking method that was introduced to India, by Mughals. It is one of the oldest cooking methods, which dates back to 1500s! Abu Fazl’s book ‘Ain-i-Akbari’( about King Akbar) describes various cooking styles and recipes in the Royal kitchen. He has also mentioned about ‘Dumpukht’ a style of [...]

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Mushroom Manchurian – Vegetarian’s Heaven!!!

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Mushroom Manchurian:(Restaurant Style) During rainy afternoons, day dreaming, is so inevitable. I prefer day dreaming, to be honest…it just smacks of sentimentality. Not that a trait, I inherited or anything. Just like to live in my own post-apocalyptic life style…hunting, fishing, foraging, building tools?… Hmmm, looking seriously to join the hunting troop at Oxford (only [...]

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Beer Battered Ginger Chicken!!!

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Ginger Chicken: Chicken Masala. Kozhi Varuval. Kozhi Porichadhu. Kodi Kura. There are zillion of ways to prepare a chicken, in my kitchen!!! Its hard to resist eating chicken, at least once every single day. I know, I know you are horrified on hearing the word ‘fried’! Yeah ‘lipophobia’ is a national epidemic we all share [...]

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Malabar Style – Shrimps Biriyani

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Malabar Style Chemmeen Biriyani: Prawns Layer Biriyani. Kerala Special Chemmeen Biriyani. Iral/ Yeral Biriyani. Roiyalu Biriyani. Jinghe Biriyani. Today, I jumped into my comfort zone ‘Biriyani‘(I know you guys are steaming up there ‘AGAIN…are you nuts)! Oh yeah, maybe I am! Obsessed with one pot dish…can’t help it! This time of the season…when thoughts go [...]

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Tangdi Kebab

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Tangdi Kebab: Tangdi Kabab. Tangdi K-bab. Tangdi Kawaab. Grilled Chicken Thighs. Grilled Chicken Legs. Tandoored Chicken Drumsticks. Chicken Drumstick Kebabs Tangdi(Chicken thighs) kebab is an exciting Restaurant special! Should I even mention that I like kebabs?! Hope my blog is quite obvious that I love chicken.:) If a boring mood sets in, I turn to [...]

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Madras Filter Coffee

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Madras Filter Coffee: Grandma’s Filter Coffee. Mommy’s Filter Coffee. Madras Filter Coffee. Iyengar Filter Coffee. Agraharam style Filter Coffee. My Mommy is a big time coffee lover in the family. She used to prepare it, in a much authentic way…probably the way she adopted from my Grandma. Buy coffee beans, roast it to perfection(that is [...]

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