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Month: July 2013

Chicken Seekh Kebabs with Mint & Coriander dip

Chicken Seekh Kebabs with Mint & Coriander dip

This is ideally a recipe for winter season. In Dubai, winters are so special. The weather is pleasant – sunny, not too hot and not cold… just right… everyone is out taking in the perfectly balanced natural elements. Parks are full with families barbecuing… the […]

Cabbage Thoran / Cabbage with Coconut

Cabbage Thoran / Cabbage with Coconut

Let me start by explaining what a thoran is. Ideally I should have done this when I posted the colourful carrot, beetroot and tendli thoran when I just started the blog. Nevertheless, it is never too late… thoran is basically the Kerala version of a […]

Spicy Chicken Masala

Spicy Chicken Masala

There is no dearth of chicken recipes out there….the web world is swarming with so many poultry recipes that you can almost hear the clucking of numerous chickens!! And how can it not be, since it is one of the easiest, most delicious, accessible and […]

Simple Yellow Dal

Simple Yellow Dal

This weekend one of my close friends came over to spend the evening at our place. The highlight of the evening was the Chicken Biryani which she had been lusting after ever since she saw it here. So she self-invited herself and we over-stuffed ourselves […]

Tofu Mattar / Tofu n’ Peas Gravy

Tofu Mattar / Tofu n’ Peas Gravy

Firstly I would like to wish everyone Ramadan Kareem. Although I am not Muslim, having lived in Dubai for many years now and before this in Kuwait, I can’t help but join in the spirit of the season. So here is wishing everyone a blessed […]

Kappa Vevichathu / Spiced Tapioca

Kappa Vevichathu / Spiced Tapioca

In Kerala, the Red Fish Curry (or Meen Curry – Meen meaning Fish) goes with Kappa / Tapioca almost by default. From Amoomas (grandmothers) at home, to small Kallu shaap (toddy shop) owners on the roadside, all serve a steaming plate of spicy red fish […]

Spicy Red Fish Curry

Spicy Red Fish Curry

Why is it that when we are kids we love to spend all our time at our next-door friend’s house? Why do we love the food cooked at their house, rather than the food cooked by our mothers, no matter how good it is?? I […]

Mixed Pulses Curry / Dal

Mixed Pulses Curry / Dal

We Indians have a fascination for pulses and lentils. Various pulses are consumed in various forms all over India…from the humble sambar to the world famous dal makhani, legume preparations are part of daily diet and eaten with rice or rotis. Like any typical Indian […]

Bhindi Raita / Fried Okra in Yoghurt

Bhindi Raita / Fried Okra in Yoghurt

Trust me when I say, I used to run away from vegetables till a few years back. I was, (and still am) an ardent meat lover. However, now I love to cook and eat all kinds of vegetables. Thanks to my father-in-law who is an […]

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

Biryani is one of the most widely traveled Indian dishes. I say widely traveled because, just like butter chicken, and chicken tikka, it is not only well known across the world, but it also picks up nuances and transforms itself slightly wherever it goes adjusting […]