Kul-Kuls – Anglo Indian Christmas Cookies

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Inippu Seepu Seedai:( Chettinad special) On the other day, I was cleaning up all the unwanted pictures from my database. I came across this old recipe in the draft, which was scheduled to be published two years ago! Though the picture looks odd, I could guarantee that the cookies were tasty. And coming to the [...]

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Soft Roti – Imitating Mom’s Style:)

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Hoooray Blogger Is Back:) You know what? I realized that, life really sucks without blogging:( When blogger was taken down for maintenance and debugging or something…I kind of went nuts!! First of all…I was looking out for a way to reach my fellow blog friends…yes, we all shared the same sentiments! Many expressed their regrets, [...]

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Kothu Roti – Leftover Magic

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Kothu Roti: Ingredients: Chappathis 4-6 Green chilies 3 finely chopped Curry leaves 1 cup Onion 2 finely chopped Tomato 1 finely chopped Ginger-garlic paste 1 spoon Salt Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon Chili powder 1 spoon Garam masala powder 1/2 spoon Coriander powder 1 spoon Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon Eggs 3 boiled and sliced Cooked minced [...]

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Paal Poli – Seduce Your Taste Buds

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Pal Poli: Milk Polis, Palu Bobatlu. Pal Ommittu. Paal Poori. Pal puri. Maybe our stone age fore-fathers have been deprived for this one thing ‘S-U-G-A-R’. And that is why our in-built genes still crave for anything ‘S-W-E-E-T’.:) Obviously starchier meals, fatty stuff and anything sweeter easily becomes comfort dish for some of us. The rush [...]

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Malpua / India’s Own Pancake – Dessert to Die For

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Malpua:(Bengal Sweet) Sinful Indulgence: Look around, is anyone next to you? No one, alright. Confession: I have my own guilty pleasures and every once in a while, temptation gets the better hand of me. Conscience? come on, that hardly works when you spot honey. If you are a die hard fan of Bengali sweets, I [...]

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Shahi Moti Biriyani / Pilaf of Pearls – Awadh Special

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Pearl Biriyani:(Chicken Kofta Biriyani) Kofta Biriyani. Awadh Pearl Biriyani. Shahi Biriyani Badshahi. Shahi Kebab Biriyani. Needless to say that Mughalai Cuisine revolutionsed Indian cooking culture and eating habits. This speciality ‘Moti Biriyani’ is a little remembrance from the past…During Mughal rule, royal cooks kept experimenting a lot in the kitchen, many native recipes were improved [...]

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Peshawari Naan – Nuts Stuffed Indian Flat Bread

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Peshawar Naan:(Pakistan Style) Peshawar Nan. Lucknowi Naan. Naan Bread. Nuts-Saffron Naan Bread. Almon Naan. Pishtachios Naan. Another exciting restaurant delicacy, I am going to rave about is – Peshawar Naan. I have been practically missing Delhi and Hyderabad (the cities of Nawaabs) speciality food here:( The cuisine of nawaabs will be always elaborate, tantalizing and [...]

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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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Sheermal – Lucknow Special Light Bread

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Sheermal:(Lucknow Special) I grew up making sweets and snacks for our evening chai. Hmmm, that’s when Mommy would allow me to play with food.:) I kept perfecting the old recipes and tried something new, each time…never heard the word ‘NO’ from my mother! Moreover, kitchen is the place, where myself and mommy had our best [...]

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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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