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Spicy Veg Stew

To go with puttu An authentic Kerala dish…we all like stew to go with appam, puttu or any Indian roties…Normally we prefer the non-veg stew whether it is mutton or chicken…even beef…Here I made spicy vegetable stew with potato, carrot and I had broccoli and added that also and this came out delicious…

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Spicy Prawns Fry

Today’s lunch Wow..The delicious shrimp fry…Easiest to make and the most tastiest in whatever way you cook…Nowadays we cook less non-veg..My husband is planning to slowly become a vegetarian…When this materialises we have to seek a taster to taste the nonveg dishes I make. Here I tried the simplest recipe possible and the end result was awesome…

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Shallot Sambar

To go with rice, idly and dosa A delicious sambar recipe where we use pearl onion instead of vegetables…and quite delicious side dish…It goes very well with rice and any South Indian main dish like rice, dosa, idly or vada …Shallots contain Iron and multivitamin, fibre and protein,..Has got good healing power…

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Paneer Butter Masala

To go with rice, paratha, naan or roties. Elaborate cooking is not my cup of tea…Wanted to do something different with paneer…was searching for different styles and then the recipe posted by Bharat was so tempting and tried this dhaba style ( supposed to be) paneer masala by bharatzkitchen…I do not know if this is the exact replica…still was very tasty and look wise very tempting….

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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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Chicken Clear Soup (Broth)

An ultimate comfort drink to nullify the ailments of stomach and sinus infection…Taste-wise also very comforting…kids also are going to love this when you add in some cooked pasta or noodles…Here I made plain clear soup…This is usually made with chicken bones…but add some chicken mince and you get something to bite when having the soup…Have with toasted bread slices…This is my mom’s recipe where she never used any garam masala… If you want to avoid ghee, can omit adding fried shallots and serve as is. Add the favourite vegetables of your choice to enhance nutritional benefits.

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Chicken Sandwich

Today’s dinner…sandwich with leftover chicken…whenever we make chicken or meat we end up having the gravy, leaving the meat behind…We can’t throw away the meat…Then end up making chicken stuffed paratha or sandwich..That is how this happened..Bread or paratha when stuffed with meat tastes even great and becomes soft. So, no regrets about wasting the meat…Here I used wheat bread for the sandwich..

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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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Paneer Aloo Tikkis(cutlets)

Paneer or Indian Cottage Cheese is an excellent substitute for meat…a boon to vegetarians..Taste wise also it is exotic…Goes well with any veggies…compliment each other augmenting the taste….A good party starter…Here I used paneer with aloo and cheese to make it more delicious… You can add any vegetables, there is no limit, it is your choice and make this into a wholesome snack.

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