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Mutton Chilli

Mutton Chilli

Indian cuisine is so full of variety and flavors. So many different cultures, all with their unique ways of using the same ingredients, and different methods of cooking – there is always a lot to experiment and learn. This is a Goan – Manglorean recipe […]

Chicken Liver Meatballs

Chicken Liver Meatballs

Although it comes every year, it still hits us unexpectedly and in full force. Summer! Yes it is here, scorching, humid, blindingly sunny and so long. It is just starting and already I want it to end. But it’s a long way from respite, so […]

Puran Poli with Amti / Flatbread with sweet stuffing and tangy sauce

Puran Poli with Amti / Flatbread with sweet stuffing and tangy sauce

Growing up in Pune, neighbouring city to Mumbai and the cultural capital of Maharashtra, it is almost impossible to not fall in love with traditional Maharashtrian cuisine. Marathi influence is very strong in Pune, as it was once the bastion of Maratha Empire and local […]

Bhindi Masala / Spicy Okra

Bhindi Masala / Spicy Okra

I have said before, that bhindi / okra is one of the commonly cooked vegetables at home. Everyone likes it, and it is always a good addition to a whole Indian meal. Since it is such a versatile vegetable, you can cook it in several […]

Beef Cutlets

Beef Cutlets

In Kerala, cutlets are very popular appetizers, a must-have at all occasions. Somewhat like meat balls, but served without gravy, cutlets are most commonly prepared with beef or fish. These flavorful appetizers, get gobbled up very soon… and so it is advisable to make in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kerala Fish Curry with Coconut Milk and Mango

Kerala Fish Curry with Coconut Milk and Mango

I was born and brought up in Pune. Being a city kid, going to Kerala for summer holidays meant small adventures with the native cousins, going back to nature and a lot of delicious traditional food.  Everyday, there was something new and fun to try […]


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