Mango Panna Cotta

An easy to make Italian dessert…Very soft creamy pudding made with milk, sugar, cream and gelatin…Effortless pudding to make in a jiffy in any occasion…We usually think of a payasam or custard pudding as a dessert…being a Malabari..Now we have started thinking laterally thinking that the horizon is endless..

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Chikku(sapota) Pudding

An evergreen tropical fruit bearing tree…Its benefits are umpteen…Less expensive and can be had without much pinch in your pocket…A delicious sweet fruit…It is known as sapota or sapodilla in English..Usually we have it just scooping out the flesh and having it..even that is delicious…Then this time thought of making pudding…and it was very tasty..It did not set very well…lack of enough gelatin…next time will make it all right…

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Chicken Stuffed Parathas

    WE always end up having leftover chicken without gravy…My husband does not like chicken..only the chicken flavoured gravy…this is a bit difficult to create… Whatever masala you put the end result will not…

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Shrimp fritters (a tasty delicacy of shrimp)

Shrimp is a shellfish only found in sea…They belong to the crustacean family…a very delicious shellfish..its taste is otherworldly…You do not have to be an expert to make a tasty dish out of shrimps…Today I wanted to make fritters of shrimps…these can be eaten as a starter or as a teatime snack…It is best to have it when it is warm..do not wait for it to become cold to have it. Here I marinated the shrimps to infuse the masala flavour, then deep fried.

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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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Sun-dried Bitter gourd fry

As the name suggests the bittterest vegetable possible…Most people have an aversion to this vegetable mainly bcz of its bitter taste…Its nutritional value is enormous…Mainly it is the main source of plant insulin and reduces the ill effects of diabetes if you consume raw as juice…But when you dry it in the sun, then fry, the bitterness practically nullifies and becomes very tasty…In fact you start loving this vegetable…A good combination with rice.

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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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