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Brinjal(Eggplant) shallow fry

To go with rice A very easy dish of eggplant that goes well with rice or roties…We can make different tasty dishes with eggplant…Health benefits are numerous…contains multivitamin and potassium… has got good anti-diabetic and anti-cholesterol and anti-hypertensive properties…Here I shallow fried it to reduce the use of oil..Since the eggplant is from my sister’s garden, taste wise was awesome…We never know the value of homemade vegetables unless we try once..I do feel it is high time that we try our hands on growing necessary veggies at home…and you can prevent most of the bad affects of pesticides…

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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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Potato wedge fry

Who don’t like potatoes…It is one vegetable you do not get bored with,,,and is available in your kitchen even when the fridge is empty…The most nutritious and delicious tuber…only difference is the way you cook it…It is all up to you…If you want a low cal dish can mash the potatoes and have it with salt and pepper,…But once in a while we feel like indulging…What is the point in being strict with food??So here I have made potato wedges…the beautifully fried side or can be eaten as a starter…

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Semi ripe papaya and pomegranate salad

Papaya is a tropical fruit. This sunny fruit is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and a good laxative. An ideal fruit to have during summer..a wholesome meal in itself. The enzyme papain in this fruit is powerful digestive aid and antioxidant. Add any fruits of your choice. I had only semi ripe papaya. Even ripe papaya can be used, in fact it will be more tastier.

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Seer fish pollichathu (Fish fried in banana leaf)

The Authentic Malabar meen pollichathu. This Vishu I wanted to try some fish fry as we Kozhikkodans like non-veg dishes for Onam and Vishu…For us non-veg is not inauspicious…In fact without fish and meat we feel Vishu sadhya is not complete…For this dish I used seer fish which has less bones. Coming to think of it, nobody has said not to eat non-veg during festivals..It is our personal preference.

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