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Non-vegetarian food in Kolhapur

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 …

kolhapur trip from Mumbai
Travel

Kolhapur trip from mumbai

  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 …

Egg chilly curry
Bong Connection Recipe

Egg chilly curry

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 …

Mango chicken curry
Chicken Recipe

Mango chicken curry

    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 …

Recipe Vegetarian

Krishna Janmashtami recipes

“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 …

Empandas
Chicken

How to make chicken Empanadas

The “empanadas”, the name is derived from the Spanish word  “empanar” meaning to coat in bread .This a baked or fried stuffed pastry popular in America ,Spain,Portugal and parts of South America. They are popular snacks all over the world and filled with a variety of fillings including seafood, beef, pork etc.In India these semi …

mango chiffon cake
Dessert Recipe

Mango chiffon cake

Chiffon cake is a light spongy cake made fluffy with egg whites.It can be easily made gluten free using rice flour or any other gluten free flour.The emulsification process with lemon juice and vegetable oil packs bubbles into this cake and beaten egg whites make it super spongy,soft and moist.It is the first type of …

Mutton Recipe Rice

Bohra mutton khichda recipe

Bohri Khichda which is consumed during the holy month of Ramadan , is an amalgamation of flavors from the Hyderabad-i halem in which the broken wheat is cooked with meat and lentils and made a paste later and the traditional vegetarian khichdi cooked in every  Gujarati household.Traditionally the process is quite long intensive ,but   nowadays the cooking process is shortened by using tools like pressure cooker. The final dish was aromatic delicious and infused with intricate flavors of spices which  will compel you to ask for more. It was Finger-licking good.

Chicken roast
Chicken Recipe

lemon pepper roast chicken

This new year ,I had been with my mom and brother and spent some valuable time with them.For the dinner I made a whole chicken roast stuffed with rice,seafood and chicken mince infused with Indian spices.The accompaniment was stir fried broccoli,potatoes and peppers.The chicken was tender an juicy with flavors from black pepper and mild …

cooking chicken in a clay pot
Chicken Recipe

Cooking chicken in a clay pot

In rural India ,clay pots are the popular containers for cooking as they are cheap ,easy to wash and bio degradable ,can be used and thrown.According to ancient Ayurveda earthen utensils make more nutritious food.Due to their porous nature heat is distributed uniformly to the food cooking in them and gets cooked slowly and uniformly …