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Egg Biryani (one-pot meal)

A one-pot meal that we all love..As I said before, in Malabar you get the tastiest biryani…We make it mild with just enough spiciness..meat, egg or vegetables can be used..but meat biryani is the all time favourite of people..Since I did not want to make rice and different side dishes to go with rice, eggs came in handy…then the idea of making egg biryani struck me…the masala gives the authentic biryani flavour whether it is veg, meat or egg…This is always a hit…Have it with raitha and any side dish of your choice..

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Kappa(tapioca) puzhukku and Sardine chilli curry

An irresistible combination..An authentic Malabar dish… loved by all..Even though some of us moved out of Gods Own Country we still love and cherish our authentic dishes…The rare combination of coconut oil and coconut make these dishes lip smacking…mouthwatering..

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Veg Frankie Or Veg Roll

Yesterday’s dinner…I was very skeptical when making this thinking I may have to make dosa or idly for my husband…he hates all these fancy cooking…even though this is not fancy for me…Just the usual wrap that we fill with the vegetables that are available and make into an exotic tasty roll…Anyhow, this clicked and he had it fully without any complaints…So, from now onward I am going to graduate to the next level.. These wraps are calorie packed and nutritious…A very good dish for snacking for kids, and to take in their lunchbox…This Frankie is my version…different ways you can…

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Malabar Shrimp Biriyani

The authentic shrimp biriyani of Malabar..This is a one-pot meal..But the ingredients in this dish bring it to a super delicious level…Malabar Muslims are the experts in making the awesome biriyani…they are born experts in biriyani making and for that matter any other non veg dish..I always find this cumbersome…prep part of making a biriyani…You need somebody to help peeling the garlic and onions and preparing the masala…Anyway the effort did pay well, of course…Rice got a little overcooked…without compromising on taste…

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Mini Idli in Sambar

An authentic South Indian dish..We South Indians love idli in any form…In fact most of the days it is idli or dosa for breakfast (especially at my home)..Some days, to make a little more palatable we make an alteration and dip the idlis in sambar lazed with ghee…an awesome combination…When the idlis are mini idlis it looks all the more pleasing to the eye and for your taste buds…When the batter is of perfect consistency your idlis become soft and fluffy and absorbs the sambar when soaked in it…Here the sambar should be of running consistency to get the idlis…

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Curd rice with potato fry and Bitter gourd fry ( today’s lunch)

It is so hot outside you do not feel like having anything heavy…Curd rice is one comfort food we enjoy so much..Soothing to your digestive system and total overall cooling..whoever has invented curd rice we are grateful for giving such soothing comfort food…In South India it is more popular mainly because of the heat…Combined with pickle or any fry it is beautiful..

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Aloo mushroom stir fry

Potato, you get throughout the year and is a good source of dietary fibre and reduces cholesterol. When eaten baked or boiled and mashed the benefits are high…This is one vegetable that can be substituted for meat…Combined with mushrooms the nutritional value increases. Mushrooms are rich in vitamins and iron. Taste wise also both of these compliment each other and gives a rich meaty flavour …a boon to vegetarians.. This combination we had with chapathi and we did not miss the meat..the taste was really too good to resist..

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Aloo Paratha

The foolproof dish..Any stuffing with paratha is too good to resist…Whether veg or nonveg the filling takes it to a different level…and even who hates parathas ( like my husband) loves it when it is stuffed with something edible..When it is nonveg all the more reason to crave it..Aloo is one vegetable when there you don’t miss the meat…A cholesterol lowering vegetable..has high fiber content. Here we had it with prawns pickle, an awesome combination..

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Prawns masala curry

Yesterday night’s special…A little heavy..I had shop brought ready made layer paratha and thought of having that with the prawns masala curry…I am not that good at making layer parathas..This combination was a hit anyway..I made dosa also to make up for the less quantity of paratha…and mango milkshake to wash it down. An awesome combination…nights usually should be light…Due to circumstances had to indulge to finish off the balance food.

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Parboiled rice puttu ( a Malabar delicacy)

This puttu is very soft and lasts soft longer. Usually we make puttu with raw rice and it lose its softness by afternoon if you are making in the morning for breakfast..I never knew we could make puttu with parboiled rice and is more tastier and softer. This time when I went to Kerala got the parboiled rice flour which is readily available in shops now. My husband hates puttu, he is an Idly and dosa fan,,,but this time after having this puttu he wanted to have it for lunch instead of rice..So you could imagine the impact it had…

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