Stuffed Tinda / Gutti Dondakaya – Andhra Special

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Stuffed Kovaikkai:(Andhra Special) Kovakka Nirachadhu. Gutti Dondakaya. Stuffed Tinda. Stuffed Tindora. Bharwa Tindora. My Mommy never bought nor prepared Tinda at home. As a child never saw this vegetable. My whole life was from hostel to hostel and mess to mess. I sometimes really missed how the food tastes at home:( When I was in [...]

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Kattu Saadham – Olden Days Travel Food

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Kattu Soru: Kattu Choru’ literally means ‘Pack Rice’. In olden days, this is one of the method to preserve the food’ for their long journies. The strong spices and tamarind kept their food fresh and aromatic for days. Especially in tropical weather, food goes rancid very quickly…we tend to heat food for long time with [...]

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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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Ande ka Khagina/ Ande Ka Qagina – Flavors of Slow Cooking!!!

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Ande Ki Salan:(Hyderabad Special Poached Eggs) I decided to embrace ‘Slow Cooking Ritual’ at least once in a while. Its very therapeutic to me. With my time schedule and working commitments, it’s not always possible. But that is not an excuse, to deny myself ‘The Pleasure of Cooking’, which, I enjoy the most. Again, I [...]

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Haleem – Hyderabad Special

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Haleem:(Ramzaan Special) Haleem is a minced meat plus wheat based delicasy, that is prepared during the fasting month of Ramzaan(Ramadhaan). I happended to taste this heavenly dish at Hyderabad. I was told that, it is a speciality food and its prepared only at two places (Lucknow and Hyderabad). The exciting fact of the recipe is, [...]

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Kothu Parotta – Famous Street Food!

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Kothu Barotta: (Repost) Kothu Barotta. Street Food – Kothu Roti. Kyma Barotta. Chili Barotta. Fried Barotta. Kai-endhi Bhawan Style Kothu Barotta. While growing up, I had a profound curiosity over street food…since I spent much of life in hostel, there were typical moments in my daily life! Myself and my friends end up exploring ‘Street [...]

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Milk Fudge – New Year Special!!!

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Doodh Peda: Milk Peda, Milk Fudge, Doodh Peda, Paal Peda, Paal Halwa. Even though I didn’t post daily in 2009 (as I did in 2008), this year has continued to be all ‘slow cooking classic recipes’. It has been active, challenging, energetic, realistic and somewhat glorious year. I can’t imagine what 2010 hold up for [...]

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Badhusha

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Badusha: Nothing says ‘Happy Holidays’ like a home made sweets, right. Just like you all, I have lots of sweet memories. I vaguely remember grandma making them during summer vacation. It used to be melt-in mouth kind. I do not really remember that much about my grandma, so I am not going to get senti’or [...]

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Chicken Kofta Curry

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Murg Kofta Curry: Chicken Kofta Curry. Chicken Vadai Kuzhambu?! (Now vegetarians don’t abscond away from my page’…I have one lying for y’ll too). I was totally jobless on the other day…had no possible goals for the evening. Long lying chicken breast was begging me to take care! I was fermenting this recipe in my mind [...]

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Qubani Ka Meeta – Happy Thanks Giving Y’all

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Kubhani ka Meetha:(Hyderabadi Style) Qubani Ka Meetha. Qubani Ka Meeta. Apricot Halwa. Hyderbad Apricot dessert. Peach Pazham Halwa. Another exciting recipe from the city of Char Minar (Hyderabad). I am reposting one of my old recipe, here today to Wish Y’all Happy Thanks Giving.:) Enjoy your holidays and have fun shopping:) Ingredients Dry apricot 250 [...]

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