Bzar ~ How to make Emirati Spice Mix

Bzar - Emirati Spice Mix

Bzar Spice Mix is an Emirati Spice Mix, similar to our Indian Garam Masala. It is blended with butter and drizzled over soups, stews etc. When I was searching for Spice Blends, I came across some pastes from Indonesian that also used shrimp pastes etc, so had to check again and landed in here to […]

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Malaysian Spice Mix

Malaysian Spice Mix

Malaysian Spice Mix is a ground spice blend combining about 12 different spices and ingredients. This gives a wonderful taste and aroma to the cooked dish. I selected Condiments as the theme for my Pick 3 dishes from 3 Asian Countries, I chose Srilanka as the first country to explore, then decided on making this […]

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Thuna Paha ~ Sri Lankan Curry Powder

Srilankan Curry Powder

Sri Lankan Curry Powder is called as Thuna Paha, a Sinhalese unroasted curry powder used to spice the curry dishes, especially Vegetarian dishes. The name Thuna Paha roughly translates as “three or five” is a spice blend traditionally made with three or five ingredients. Though this means three or five, every cook has a different […]

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Andhra Style Chicken Gravy with Step By Step Pictures

Andhra Style Chicken Gravy

Andhra Style Chicken Gravy is a spicy gravy made with chicken, coconut milk and a variety of spices. This gravy tastes equally good with both with ghee rice or chapathi. Over the years, we have prepared different versions of Chicken gravies. Each reflecting the moods and habits of the person eating that period. There are […]

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Junior Kuppanna Style Chicken Biryani

Junior Kuppanna Style Chicken Biryani

Junior Kuppanna Style Chicken Biryani is an aromatic biryani made with Seeraga Samba Rice along with various spices and herbs. This is an attempt at creating the popular biryani at home. My kids are very fond of the biryani from Junior Kuppanna and we never leave a chance to make something like that at home. […]

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Mutton Biryani with Step by Step Pictures

Mutton Biryani - Weekend Special

Seeraga Samba Mutton Biryani is yet another version of Mutton Biryani using the fragrant short grain Rice popular in Tamil Nadu. In this version, a variety of whole spices and herbs are used to make this one pot meal. I have another version of Mutton Biryani using Seeraga Samba Rice made in different ways, using […]

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Thakkali Chutney | How to make Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney

Thakkali Chutney or Tomato Chutney is a regular one made at home for Tiffins. This version involves using just the goodness of tomato on its own, and making a thick condiment that serves as a good side dish for Dosa. As I have said, our regular chutney most tiffins is always Peanut Chutney. We make […]

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Kothamalli Thengai Chutney | How to make Coriander Coconut Chutney

Kathamali Thengai Chutney

Kothamalli Thengai Chutney is a healthy chutney using fresh coriander leaves along with freshly grated coconut tempered with mustard and curry leaves to serve as a side dish for Idlis or Dosas. This vibrant green chutney is very easy and delicious to make for your breakfast. Start your day Green with this lovely green chutney. […]

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Bajji Milagai Chutney ~ Side Dish for Dosas

Bajji Milagai Chutney

Bajji Milagai Chutney is a lip smacking spicy chutney that can be served with Dosas or Idlis. This is a healthy chutney that can be made easily using the long green pepper used for making bajjis. We already have a version of chutney with this bajji pepper, however, there are so many variations you can […]

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Shahi Tukra | How to make Shahi Tukda

Shahi Tukra

Shahi Tukra is an Indian sweet made with bread, thick milk and dry fruits, from the famous Awadhi cuisine, similar to another popular sweet called the Double Ka Meetha from Old Hyderabad State popularised during the Nizam rule. Shahi Tukra or Shahi Tukda is a variation of Double ka Meetha. It is prepared during the […]

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Eggless Blondie with Oreo Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Eggless Blondie with Oreo Ice Cream

Eggless Blondies with Oreo Chocolate Chip Ice Cream topped with Caramel Sauce, Dulce De Leche is a sinful dessert that is simply out of the world served together. In the series of Combo Desserts, the next combo is a sinful eggless blondie paired with oreo ice cream. The best part was the final drizzle with […]

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