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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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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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Palak Paneer( Spinach and Indian Cottage cheese)

An awesome combination to have with parathas or even any flavoured rice…Benefits of paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) and palak ( spinach) are umpteen…Paneer a good source of protein and calcium…Palak, energy packed green leafy vegetable..full of vitamin and minerals…With paneer they compliment each other…Taste also becomes something that you love so much…Here I used the mild masala and was good..

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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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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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