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6 April, 2020

Honey chili glazed chicken

Honey chili glazed chicken
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This is a variant of chili chicken which I prepared with a sticky honey glaze which gives an attractive bright coating and  a sweet sour and spicy flavour with a little bit of crunch . The honey is caramelized and pour over the chicken to  add a sticky coating of the sauce. I personally love
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21 March, 2020

Devonshire split buns recipe

Devonshire split buns recipe
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I prepared these cute  little buns filled with homemade strawberry jam decorated with butter cream for the event #twitterbakealong where each baker has to bake according to a specific theme and share in the twitter handle with the specific hashtag. Devonshire’s split get their name from the county Devonshire in England where this is a popular
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13 March, 2020

Baghaar-e-baingan | Recipe of Hyderabadi bagara baingan

Baghaar-e-baingan | Recipe of Hyderabadi bagara baingan
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This is a wonderful traditional recipe which I had come across in Hyderabad during the period of my stay over there. I stayed around 2 years in Hyderabad , and loved the culture and vives of the city. With perspective to food the city is wonderful with varieties of cuisine available. The prominant among them
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1 March, 2020

Pancake ice cream sandwich

Pancake ice cream sandwich
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I made these beautiful  pancake ice-cream sandwiches for Sunday  breakfast, they just do not look awesome ,they taste delicious too.My weekend was  delightful as I received this pack of 3 ice cream flavors from Brooklyn creamery. The box had  got 3 flavors chocolate fudge brownie, Soho berry and  Kulfi . Made these pink strawberry fluffy pancakes
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22 February, 2020

Spinach egg curry | Palak egg curry

Spinach egg curry | Palak egg curry
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Necessity is the mother of invention and I can say necessity is a motivation for creativity too, specially if one day you return home from work and find only a bunch of spinach left in your vegetable box for cooking dinner. I decided to combine spinach to eggs forming a lipsmacking ,mouth watering curry which
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18 February, 2020

How to make a chili potato

How to make a chili potato
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This is a super quick recipe to satisfy hunger pangs. The crispy potato wedges are sauted in Chinese flavored sauce. Its a great appetiser to serve in any get-togethers and everyone including kids will love them. Ingredients 4 to 5 potatoes 2 tbsp. light soy sauce 1 tbsp. dark soy sauce 2 green bell peppers
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9 February, 2020

Potato and cheese pierogees

Potato and cheese pierogees
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Pierogees are stuffed dumplings  of European origin filled with vegetarian and meat fillings which are then boiled and sauted in butter. They have similarities with Tibetan momos, South American empandas , Indian modak, German schufnudel. I love all kinds of dumplings and I have several types of dumplings recipe in my blog. Ingredients Dough 4
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2 February, 2020

Spinach borek | Sailing to Albania

Spinach borek | Sailing to Albania
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Albania is a small country within the Mediterranean sea with neighbouring countries like Greece and Italy. Geographically the country presents a wide diversity ranging from snowy mountainous regions to the hot sunny coastal plains. Albanian  cuisine  represents the Mediterranean cuisine which is not governed by a single culture or ethnicity but controlled by the climate
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2 January, 2020

Vegetable manchurian gravy with Lee Kum Kee light soy sauce

Vegetable manchurian gravy with Lee Kum Kee light soy sauce
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Vegetable Manchurian is a popular dish cooked often in our region. I would not say in an authentic Chinese way but it is more adapted to suit Indian palates and modified accordingly. For example in South India you will often see these seasoned with curry leaves for that acquired South Indian taste. These dumplings are
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1 January, 2020

Eggless chocolate cake using curd recipe

Eggless chocolate cake using curd recipe
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I prepared this cake for my daughter’s thirteenth birthday . It had to be eggless so prepared with curd. The curd and oil imulsification mixture along with baking soda in the dry mixture adds air bubbles to the cake batter and makes it soft and fluffy. Added chocolates and ferro rocher for decoration. Soaked the
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24 December, 2019

A visit to cafe Arpan| celebrating Christmas with a difference

A visit to cafe Arpan| celebrating Christmas with a difference
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Most of the duration of my career is spent in teaching and learning activities with students of various ages.Among them, I recall the, wonderful times spent at Janaki devi public school as a teacher and being privileged to attend workshops related to differently abled children who have developmental and learning disabilities. Most of these children
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22 December, 2019

Lee kum Kee kung pao chicken recipe

Lee kum Kee kung pao chicken recipe
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The chicken mainated with soy sauce, white wine coated in corn flour deep fired and then this fried chicken is cooked in a thick soy based sauce with crunchy roasted peanuts. The dish is spicy and delicious. I used Lee Kum Kee’s soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil for this dish. You can use
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24 November, 2019

Schupfnudeln recipe| German potato dumpling

Schupfnudeln recipe| German potato dumpling
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These are gnocchi styled potato pasta which are stir fried in butter and seasoned with herbs. Unlike Italy the origin of these handmade pasta is in Germany. This is a dish made popular by the Swabian region of Germany like the classic maultaschen.  These are a great side dish to be served with meat and
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10 November, 2019

Sri Lankan Jaffna crab curry

Sri Lankan Jaffna crab curry
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I prepared this curry for the first time in Sri Lankan potluck #wildasperagustable hosted by Inderpreet Nagpal, the founder of Herb’s and spices, and organised by Saloni , the cofounder at FBAI and chef Ananya Banerjee. Our hostess Inderpreet Nagpal popularly known as Rummy decorated the buffet table with flowers, clay lamps, banana leaves and
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15 October, 2019

Chicken roulade Indian style

Chicken roulade Indian style
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Chicken roulade can be a delicious wholesome dish and when served with some stir fried vegetables can serve as a filling brunch or dinner. Boneless chicken breasts are stuffed and  rolled to form a cylindrical shape and tied with a thread and shallow fried. Ingredient 500 gm Chicken breasts boneless 1 cup corn 2 to
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4 October, 2019

A German cuisine potluck|Recipe of maultaschen

A German cuisine potluck|Recipe of maultaschen
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I am so proud to be part of this awesome community #wildasperagustable which allows me to try dishes from the kitchens all over the world. This time it was the turn of German cuisine. I  was completely ignorant of this cusisine I should admit, but  there are some great blogs on German food and lifestyles
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22 September, 2019

Chital peti kalia| Fish belly gravy of clown knife fish

Chital peti kalia| Fish belly gravy of clown knife fish
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“Chitol ” also known as clown knife fish is a fresh water fish variety found in Bengal and other Asian countries. This is a huge fish and the meat of the fish is rich in protein and colloids like eggs on heating. They are create for preparing fish balls popularly called “muithya” in Bengali. You
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31 August, 2019

Chicken in mole sauce homemade from scratch

Chicken in mole sauce homemade from scratch
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Mole is a traditional dark colored sauce  used in authentic Mexican cuisine, with intense flavor from spices , chilies and chocolates.Generally, a mole sauce contains a fruit, chili pepper, nut, spices and chocolate or cocoa powder. The history of this sauce according to Wikipedia goes back to a convent in Puebla where the nuns created
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29 August, 2019

Vol au vent pastry shell recipe from scratch

Vol au vent pastry shell recipe from scratch
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vol au vent means “wind blown”. these are light pastry cases filled with sweet or savory fillings. I decided to make these on a French themed Potluck event organised by fellow bloggers, chefs and friends. I was really enthusiastic about the event and decide to prepare vol au vents as starters and chicken frikasee for
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12 July, 2019

Pomfret Machher Jhal

Pomfret Machher Jhal
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This is a spicy pomfret curry in Bengali style with the combination of onion ,ginger garlic and mustard paste. In Bengali traditional Bengali cuisine generally the use of tomato and garlic is not popular but I have used in this recipe to add a modern twist to the flavors. Print Pomfret machher jhal This is
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29 June, 2019

Malaysian curry puff recipe

Malaysian curry puff recipe
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This is a popular Malayasian street food with crispy flaky crust and soft juicy chicken with the flavor of kaffeir lime, lemon grass and coconut milk. It is also called Karipap. I had to bake something for the bakers club meet and I wanted to prepare something with homemade puff pastry dough from scratch. As
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23 June, 2019

Chicken Ishtu

Chicken Ishtu
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This is a chicken recipe from old Delhi evolved from the British  era . In the British version of chicken stew  the chicken and spices are cooked together to form a thin runny non spicy gravy in contrast to the Indian process of cooking where the spices are first fried or bhunao in oil. But
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21 June, 2019

Best mango fresh cream cake recipe

Best mango fresh cream cake recipe
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This is a delicious cake smelling fresh from seasonal mangoes. I planned to bake this for father’s day as my husband like white fresh cream cake and my daughter loves mangoes. Eggless varietey can also be prepared. I have a fresh cream pineapple cake in my blog. You need to make a thin mago puree
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8 June, 2019

Pavlova recipe easy and quick

Pavlova recipe easy and quick
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Pavlova is a meringue cake topped with whipped cream and fruits created in the honor of the Australian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova in 1920. The dessert is popular and  part of every festive menu in Australia as well as Newzealand. Ingredients Meringue 4 eggs 1 tbsp vanilla 2 tbsp cornstarch 1and 1/4th cup powdered sugar
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7 May, 2019

Japanese chicken curry with home made curry roux

Japanese chicken curry with home made curry roux
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Curry roux is an instant mix made of flour, butter and ingredients of curry powder which can be added to any meat or vegetable stew to get a wholesome curry. Japanese curry powder consists of a mixture of spices similar to the Indian curry powder but its less spicy. It also contains the grated lemon
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27 April, 2019

Pizza rustika (Italian Easter pizza) a vegetarian egg-less version

Pizza rustika (Italian Easter pizza) a vegetarian egg-less version
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Pizza Rustika is a meat and cheese pie baked during the Easter in Italy. It is also called pizza Giana, Giana meaning “God is gracious”. It is prepared for the feast to put an end to the Lent fast, perfect for indulgence during that period. I prepared a vegetarian version of this pie for a
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18 April, 2019

Pizza margherita recipe

Pizza margherita recipe
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This is a vegetarian pizza  invented by  Pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito, Pizzeria Brandi’s chef in honor of the visit of queen Margarita. The queen wanted three prominent colors in the pizza present in the flag of Italy. Red in represented by tomatoes, green represented by basil and white represented by mozzarella. It is a quick easy
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28 March, 2019

Dal chicken curry recipe|dal murgh

Dal chicken curry recipe|dal murgh
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  This recipe is inspired from Dal Gosht prepared with lentils and mutton is a fusion of Indian and Mughal cuisine which evolved probably after the Muslim invaders settled in India. I have prepared the Dal with chicken and minimal spices to make a quick delicious curry to go with steamed rice. Chickpeas is a
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3 March, 2019

Judging a cooking competition…rasoi ni rangat

Judging a cooking competition…rasoi ni rangat
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It always gives me great pleasure to share my knowledge with the new generation and this time the opportunity came in the form of a cooking competition. I was  privileged to be invited as a judge in this inter-collegiate  flameless cooking competition held on 5th February 2019. Students from more than 12 colleges from  Western
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20 February, 2019

Recipe of coconut chicken curry

Recipe of coconut chicken curry
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  A simple chicken curry mild spicy with minimum ingredients yet mind-blowing will take you to a virtual journey to the coastal plains of India decorated with green laced border of  coconut trees. The preparation is inspired by “Kori Gassi ” , the famous Mangalorean chicken curry and Kolhapuri chicken curry but uses lesser ingredients.
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14 February, 2019

White chocolate hearts with Cadbury Dairy milk Spready center

White chocolate  hearts with Cadbury Dairy milk Spready center
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  Valentines Day is about expressing  and spreading love. For me  love and chocolates are synonymous. Since my childhood I had been a great fan of Cadbury’s dairy milk and why not, when you crave for that melt into mouth silky velvety feeling, you definitely need one. The  latest one on the list is Cadbury’s
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12 February, 2019

Quick 15 minute recipe ideas

Quick 15 minute recipe ideas
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  We can’t deny the fact that our lives are getting busier day by day. We have our job which we can’t ignore, a family to look after, friends to meet and also work late night at times. Our busy schedule often forces us to take out our mobile phone and call the nearest food
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10 February, 2019

Cadbury Dairy Milk recipes cookbook launch day

Cadbury Dairy Milk recipes cookbook launch day
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  Cadbury Dairy Milk is not just a brand, but it is a name  which makes a kid’s face glow with an infectious smile, but why only kids?  it includes people from all generations, it brings out the little child in them. It is a gift which makes every festival a celebration, a party. I still
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2 February, 2019

Eggless mawa cupcake recipe | coconut cupcakes

Eggless mawa cupcake recipe | coconut cupcakes
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  This was to impress my daughter who was down with cough and I was not able to give her enough time, as I was assigned the duty for being an external practical examiner for 4 days consecutively. The exam duty, assessment was already taking a heavy toll on me and above that my daughter
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28 January, 2019

How to prepare palak mutton curry

How to prepare palak mutton curry
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  I had contemplated preparing this dish long back but as mutton or male goat’s meat is prepared only during festivals, my family likes to relish only on traditional preparations. The color is fab and the flavors and texture are unique, retaining the aroma of meat. The whole spices enhance the flavors of the spinach
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17 January, 2019

Poush sankranti and moong dal er pithe recipe

Poush sankranti and moong dal er pithe recipe
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    Poush Sankranti is a festival in the state of Bengal which starts the end of harvesting time for the farmers. Poush and Magh are the two months in Bengal which depict the Winter season. The Poush Sankranti is celebrated on the last date of “Poush” month and is considered as an auspicious day
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31 December, 2018

10 Birthday cake ideas for girls

10 Birthday cake ideas for girls
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  The custom of celebrating birthday with cakes and candles hail from early Greek culture where people used to celebrate the birthday of their Goddess during every 6th day of the Lunar month and Greeks used to take the cake to the temple of Artemis who is the Goddess of fertility and protector of mothers
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15 December, 2018

Gol morich mangsho |black pepper mutton curry recipe

Gol morich mangsho  |black pepper mutton curry recipe
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In a Bong family mutton curry is the favorite dish to relish during the special holiday weekends and during festivals. This is a unique preparation based on the flavor of black pepper and lime . The fragrance of lime which is also called (Gondhoraj lebu  ) in Bengali and black pepper paired with each other
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12 December, 2018

Non-vegetarian food in Kolhapur

Non-vegetarian food in Kolhapur
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The food in Kolhapur  is ,strong in flavor from the spices  which are grown here ,the rich color and heat is imparted by locally cultivated Kolhapuri  Deggi Mirch . Prior to independence, Kolhapur was ruled by Bhosale Chhatrapati ,royal clan of the Maratha empire. The state is popular for its non-vegetarian food fare  as  during
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9 December, 2018

Kolhapur trip from mumbai

Kolhapur trip from mumbai
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  This was not a planned trip but I was nurturing  secret wish of visiting  Kolhapur some day ,for their traditional cuisine and spices. But there was so much more . Being a Doctoral research student  of Computer Science, I got an opportunity to write and present a  research paper at the national linguistic conference
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12 November, 2018

Green garlic walnut pesto pasta

Green garlic walnut pesto pasta
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This recipe is dedicated  to FBAI California Walnut Month , walnut is a wonderful ingredient for preparing pesto which is a classic Italian sauce  prepared with basil,pine nuts ,garlic  ,olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Green garlic is another amazing ingredient which marks the beginning of spring and these green bunches can break the monotony and
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9 November, 2018

FBAI California Walnut month launch event| Walnut soup recipe

FBAI California Walnut month launch event| Walnut soup recipe
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    The FBAI one of the biggest online news channel for influencers and bloggers has taken an wonderful initiative to collaborate with California walnuts producing a month full of healthy indulgences by the expert chefs in 50 plus restaurants all over India, Bar stock exchange and some of the homechef’s kitchens . These restaurants will include California
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17 October, 2018

Egg chilly curry

Egg chilly curry
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The Indianised version of Chinese food also known as Indo-Chinese food dates back to the time when Chinese migrants settled in Kolkata erstwhile Calcutta.Their cuisines undergone significant changes since then to adapt to the local taste ,flavors and weather conditions. Along with the popular Chinese ingredients like Soy sauce and vinegar ,the Indian ingredients sometimes
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20 September, 2018

kancha lonka chicken recipe

kancha lonka chicken recipe
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Bengali cuisine is light and flavorsome , and spicy  from the green chilies ,the use of red chilies has started much later with the foreign influences. The ingredients used in the dishes were procured from the local cultivation and if you look at the history,researchers found that red chilies have not originated in India but
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11 September, 2018

Mango chicken curry

Mango chicken curry
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    This is a summer chicken curry prepared when you have mango abundance in the season.Sweet and tangy with subtle spiciness are the key flavors of this curry. Ingredients 400 to 500 gm Chicken 1 big tomato 1/2 cup onions 1 cup mango pulp 1 cup curd 6 to 7 medium garlic cloves 2
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3 September, 2018

Krishna Janmashtami recipes

Krishna Janmashtami recipes
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“Janma” meaning “birth” and “ashtami” signifies the 8th day of the month, “Bhadra” in the Hindu calendar. This day has special significance as it is celebrated as  the birthday of Lord Krishna . The Lord krishna is the 8th incarnation of  Lord Vishnu,one of the three prominent  supreme Hindu deities, Brahma(creator) and Maheshwar (destructor) being
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Indrani Sen