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9 December, 2015

Chicken and vegetable lentil soup

Chicken and vegetable  lentil soup
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This is my childhood favorite soup which we prepare during every winter season.Packed with vitamins,minerals and good nutrients it will help to build immunity for kids and keep us healthy and active.One can make it vegetarian also without adding chicken ..it is equally tasty. Ingredients Beetroot chopped into cubes(1/2 cup) Carrots cubed (1/2 cup) Beans
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29 November, 2015

Lukhnowi chicken biriyani (with potatoes)

Lukhnowi chicken biriyani (with potatoes)
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Biriyani is a one pot meal which dates back to the era of Mughals.it is a Royal dish brought to India by the Nawabs and we still enjoy this rich delicacies in the various parts of the country .Among all the biriyanis the Hyderabadi and the Lukhnowi biriyani are the  most popular. While Hyderabad in
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17 November, 2015

KingFish Fry(Malvani style)

KingFish  Fry(Malvani style)
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This is a specialty of Malvan region of Maharashtra.The cuisine of this region involves the usage of spices like red chillies,a sour fruit called kokkum,tamarind and green sichuan pepper called locally as tirphal.The region is populated with people who belong to the fishermen community also called kolis. This is a very popular dish of this
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17 November, 2015

Eral Murungakkai kulambu(Prawn Drumstick curry)South Indian style

Eral Murungakkai kulambu(Prawn Drumstick curry)South Indian style
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This is a tangy and spicy curry the sourness primarily comes from the tamarind juice.In Tamil Eral or Iral  meaning prawns, Murungai – Drumsticks which are widely used popular vegetables in South India and kulambu stands for liquid curry.The scientific name of drumstick trees is Moringa Oleifera a tree which is rich in vitamins ,minerals
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11 October, 2015

Methi Malai Murg(chicken with fenugreek leaves)

Methi Malai Murg(chicken with fenugreek leaves)
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This is an extremely easy and delicious recipe .Fenugreek leaves are used in this dish which is a beneficial herb used over ages.Besides having numerous health benefits it is useful for diabetes patients for bringing down the level of sugar in blood. Fenugreek is also very beneficial for hair and skin.The traditional recipe calls for  using fresh fenugreek leaves and
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25 September, 2015

chingrir paturi(Prawns cooked wrapped in pumpkin leaves)

chingrir paturi(Prawns cooked wrapped in pumpkin leaves)
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This is one of those traditional delicacies of Bengal which  definitely miss in Mumbai.Pumpkin leaves has a healthy amount of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron, while being very low in calories.The people who belong to Bengal which is a state in Eastern India consume almost all the parts of pumpkin tree including leaves,flowers
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11 September, 2015

Double crust stuffed cheesy wonder pizza with jalapenos

Double crust stuffed cheesy wonder pizza with jalapenos
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This is an amazing pizza with a top and bottom crust stuffed with minced chicken and cheese in the middle.The sauce is made from roasted green jalapenos which are not too hot but you will get an aroma and flavor of spicy green chilies though it is not so spicy.I had added garlic mince into
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1 September, 2015

Sorshe murgi(chicken in Mustard sauce and homemade mayonnaise)

Sorshe murgi(chicken in Mustard sauce and homemade mayonnaise)
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This is a traditional recipe and many variations to this exists but I made it a fusion one by adding homemade mayonnaise and it tasted really great.But I insist on homemade mayonnaise only.The shop bought one  will definitely serve the purpose but the flavor will not be that great as this.In case anybody does not
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24 August, 2015

PRAWNS IN TOMATO BASIL AND LIME SAUCE

PRAWNS IN TOMATO BASIL AND LIME SAUCE
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There are some days when I will love to make myself happy..and I think everyone should have the opportunity to do .We are always cooking and love to see smiles  on the face of our family members,guests,relatives,colleagues ,neighbors,sometimes friends ,sometimes virtual  friends and the list goes longer. If I start doing  an analysis ,I think
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18 August, 2015

Cheese burst pizza with minced chicken topping

Cheese burst  pizza with minced chicken topping
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My daughter often demands the pizza available in Domino’s which has this delicious mouthwatering topping of cheese underneath the regular topping and as you take a bite into the pizza your mouth is filled with that soft finger licking cheesy sauce  which you try hard  not to drip from the corner of your lips  but
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30 July, 2015

Potato Fish balls with spicy peanut sauce

Potato Fish balls with spicy peanut sauce
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These are wonderful starters which I made specially for the Foodies+ community Tapas month. I have like minded ,sweet  friends in the community  who appreciate and try recipes and share their knowledge about various International cuisines.Above all I really love to post here and browse recipes in the cookbook. This recipe is dedicated to the
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24 July, 2015

Dimer devil(Battered fry deviled eggs)

Dimer devil(Battered fry deviled eggs)
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Dimer devil(Dim is egg in Bengali) is a very popular Bengali street food which every Bengali will like to relish during any festivals ,parties or get together.During my college days, this was one of those few food which I liked to order again and again from the college canteen.There are many varieties which can be
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9 July, 2015

Grilled Goan fish ambotic

Grilled Goan fish ambotic
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This is a Goan fish recipe which is generally prepared by  cooking a curry.But sometimes we need something different and what is more exciting than grilling with a traditional recipe.My choice of fish was mackarel which was marinated and full of flavors. and This fish has its own strong taste retains its own flavor even
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5 July, 2015

Chicken liver stir fry with noodles

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This is a fusion recipe which I made on my husband’s request .It  suddenly became a great hit in my house.The flavor of Indian curry powder with Chinese seasonings are absorbed  well into the main ingredients and the strong aroma filled the whole  house . Ingredients 1.Chicken liver and kidney(200 gm) 2.Onions (cut into large
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9 June, 2015

Prawn Chilly curry noodles-inspired from Malaysian Laksa

Prawn Chilly curry noodles-inspired from Malaysian Laksa
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This recipe is inspired from Malaysian soup Laksa. Traditionally it is made with rice noodles, prawns, chicken etc, this Malaysian curry laksa consists of sweet, sour, salty and spicy elements, But I did not have all the ingredients and  prepared it my way using Indian spices.So it became a fusion dish.I loved every bite or
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24 May, 2015

How to make Indian prawn curry soup

How to make Indian prawn curry soup
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The  serene palm fringed beaches, along the west coast of India, are a home for beautiful villages where fishermen dwell.The profession of most of these villagers are mainly fishing or related to the coconut plantation . The Konkan belt and the Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra has some of the best seafood recipes of India.
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20 May, 2015

MOMO

MOMO
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Momo is a Tibetan recipe which can be a one pot meal.It is similar to Japanese gyozas and Chinese dimsums, momo word derived from chinese word meaning “Steamed bread” has a filling from ground meat .It is a common street snacks in Nepal, Tibet and the Himalayan regions of Northern India.This is my childhood favorite.My
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28 April, 2015

Chicken Pahadi and chicken tandoori meat balls

Chicken Pahadi and chicken tandoori meat balls
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This can be the perfect starters for any party and the kids will love it too.Instead of making balls you can make kebabs also in the same process.This kebab platter is colorful and attractive.The platter includes two types of kebabs one is green and another red,I wanted to include white also but I ran out
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19 April, 2015

Khao Pad Rice

Khao Pad Rice
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This time on Bengali New year we decided to try some new food.So we went to a restaurant near Seven Bunglows ,Andheri in Mumbai named “Dimsum”.We had Khao pad  rice with Honkong chilly chicken over Dinner in the same restaurant.While the flavours are still fresh I wanted to cook the dish once so made it
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8 January, 2015

Chital macher muitha recipe

Chital macher muitha recipe
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Chital or clown knife fish is a very special type of fish available in Asian countries.It is a type of carnivorous freshwater fish which feeds on other small fishes.The preparation is exotic and the specialty lies in the flesh of the fish which hardens when it gets cooked.The flesh becomes chewy and elastic and is
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29 December, 2014

How to cook koi fish in milk(koi macher jhol bengali recipe)

How to cook koi fish  in milk(koi macher jhol bengali recipe)
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This is an old traditional fish recipe from Bengal in which the fishes are cooked in milk.In Bengali cuisine this dish is known as “doodh koi”.The gravy is spicy and creamy.You may cook any fish which has tougher texture otherwise the fishes will get blended in the gravy.You may fry the fishes in mustard or
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20 December, 2014

Chicken Sukha

Chicken Sukha
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It is a semi dry chicken recipe which can be served with bread,roti ,naans or bhakri.There are two special ingredients here,which adds to the flavour of chicken .Poppy seeds paste which is used in  Hyderabadi cuisines  and tamarind which is used to add sour taste to the dish Ingredients 1.Chicken (With bones or boneless) 2.Onions
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16 December, 2014

Chicken Kolhapuri

Chicken Kolhapuri
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 This is a traditional spicy dish which originates from the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra .Kolhapur is famous for its spices and dishes.Chilly garlic chutney,Misal pav,Keema pav and Mutton Kolhapuri are some of the famous dishes of Kolhapur.Though red spicy food are not among my favorites I accept that the dishes are extremely delicious and absolutely
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9 December, 2014

POTATO EGG TOAST

POTATO EGG TOAST
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Providing kids with a filling and nutritious snacks for their school tiffin is a challenge.During the morning among the hustle and bustle you often have to follow your instincts and cook with whatever is ready at hand.This recipe is a fusion of the Maharashtrian Bread pakora and french toast.The French toast contains sugar and vanilla
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5 December, 2014

Baked Pineapple Fish

Baked Pineapple Fish
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My family loves fish meals ,so innovative recipes of fish is a necessity.Combining fish with fruits makes it stand out.The fruit provides its natural color ,aroma and sweetness to the dish.This recipe is also an innovation when there was a cut pineapple in my refrigerator and fish fillets left  to be cooked.Fish and vegetables can
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3 December, 2014

Chicken bharta recipe step by step with pictures

Chicken bharta recipe step by step with pictures
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Baingan bharta is a common Indian dish made with eggplants.So I tried chicken bharta the same way I cook grilled eggplants with eggs .I served it during the dinner with Mooli ka parathas.Every body enjoyed it.It is quick and easy to make recipe.   Ingredients 1.Boneless chicken 400 gms. 2.Onion 3 to 4 finely chopped
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6 November, 2014

Chicken kobiraji Balls(chicken coverage cutlet)

Chicken kobiraji Balls(chicken coverage cutlet)
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It is a traditional recipe which is popular in West Bengal.it is made with chicken and eggs.It is said that this recipe originally belonged to Great Britain and is popular from the times since when British used to rule India and Calcutta was their capital. The main attraction of this recipe is that the cutlet
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3 November, 2014

Grilled lemon fish

Grilled  lemon fish
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  I had a get-together at my home a week back and after that there was a Basa fish fillet left in my freezer yet to be cooked.Instead of going for regular fish fries or fish fingers I thought of making grilled fish which was a healthier option .Grilled fish and Chips can make a
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30 October, 2014

Prawns Teriyaki

Prawns Teriyaki
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I love experimenting with food and learn new techniques .Thus I came across this dish called teriyaki.Teriyaki is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine in which foods are broiled or grilled with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar.Mirin is an essential ingredient  used in Japanese cuisine. It is a kind of rice
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Indrani Sen