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Kerala Beef Vindaloo- Anglo-Indian Recipe

Kerala Beef Vindaloo Vindaloo is often synonymous with fiery, bold, pungent curries. It is one Indian curry that needs no introduction. It is lip-smacking delicious, tenderly cooked meat in a spicy gravy. It is almost pickle like with flavor of vinegar and ground mustard. But again, the perfect vindaloo curry strikes the right balance with chilies, aromatic spices, and vinegar- a perfect balance of acidity, spicy heat, and flavor of earthy spices.
Authentic Goan Vindaloo is made with pork, but you can also use beef or mutton. Vindaloo may sound complicated, but it is an easy recipe. You can make a restaurant-style curry right in your kitchen. Today I am sharing two ways to cook this recipe. The traditional slow-cooked stove top recipe and an Instant pot recipe. Recently I have been making this curry in Instant pot and it comes out perfect each time.
Beef Vindaloo is a quintessential dish for Christmas feasts in Kerala. It is popular among Christians and the Anglo-Indian community. I lov…

Rose Cham Cham Recipe- Bengali Diwali Sweet

Cham Cham - Bengali Sweet
Happy Diwali to all my friends and readers! The festival season is here and I am here to share with you a delicious sweet for Diwali. We have already decked up our home for the festival of lights and no celebrations are complete without sweets and desserts. Like most Indians, I love shopping for colorful diyas and sweets when it is Diwali time. Walk into an Indian store and you will be amazed at the astounding variety of Indian mittais or sweets confectioners in all textures, shapes, and color. Do you like Indian sweets? For me these colorful decadent treats are irresistible.

The recipe I am sharing today is an easy recipe that you can easily make at home. Cham Cham or chom chom is a Bengali delicacy. Cham cham invokes the nostalgia of one of my favorite cities -Calcutta and its rich vibrant culture. Calcutta is beautiful with its magnificent British-era colonial buildings, slow-moving trams, street vendors, temples and festivals. As you get to know the city …

Easy Quinoa Egg Bhurji - Spicy Indian Scrambled Eggs

Easy Quinoa Egg Bhurji - Spicy Indian Scrambled Eggs- Keto Diet

Are you looking for a healthy and filling breakfast? How about scrambled eggs- Indian street food style. Eggs are a good source of protein and I love to include eggs for breakfast. It helps fuel your day and keeps you satisfied until lunchtime. Add some protein-rich, turmeric spiced quinoa to the egg bhurji and you'd be surprised at how simple and filling, this dish can be. Quinoa, as you all know, is a superfood- gluten-free and rich in fiber. Recently I have been trying Keto and Mediterranean diet and have included eggs for breakfast at least three times a week. If you are following Keto or Mediterranean diet, give this spicy quinoa scrambled eggs a try. It is really good!
This recipe is my take on the classic egg bhurji. It is delicious and super easy to make. Egg bhurji is also a cherished street food dish in India and it is usually served with bread or pav buns. The beautiful aroma of melted ghee, fluffy scrambled…

Prawns Ghee Roast - Mangalorean Spicy Prawns Masala

Prawns Ghee Roast -Mangalorean Spicy Prawns Masala
Today's recipe is an aromatic and extremely flavorful Prawns ghee roast. It is a popular seafood delicacy of Mangalore. If you love indulging in spicy exotic food, then you don't want to miss on this yummy prawns masala. It is lip-smacking delicious with the right balance of heat and flavor. The magic ingredients are the earthy spices and flavorful ghee or clarified butter.

Mangalore is a food lovers paradise. It is a port city and the melting pot of several cultures and unique cuisines. I had been to Udupi and Mangalore and experienced a unique, diverse culture. Their spicy seafood delicacies will make you crave for more. We had hearty meals and the food was excellent. It got me intrigued by this cuisine and I wanted to recreate some at home. I have already posted recipes like Chicken ghee roast and Mangalore fish curry.

The cuisine of coastal regions like Mangalore has fish as an indispensable part of an everyday meal. Ther…

Chakka Puttu- Steamed Jack fruit Puttu

Jack fruit Puttu- Chakka Puttu

Puttu is a traditional breakfast of Kerala. Steamed puttu- rice cake- with kadala Curry/black chickpeas curry is a favorite combo and it is healthy. Chakka puttu or jack fruit is not something we make often. It is because the jack fruit is seasonal. So whenever jack fruit is available we make this type of puttu. Have you ever tried jack fruit puttu? Well, you're in for a tasty and healthy treat! It is a great way to start your day!
Jack fruit puttu invokes childhood memories. Mornings often start with the inviting aroma of steamed puttu and curry. So imagine waking up to the sweet aroma of steamed jack fruit rice cakes. Jack fruit has a distinctively strong fruity aroma and is naturally sweet. It adds sweetness to the puttu. You do not need any curry to eat this puttu. Steamed jack fruit becomes soft, infusing the puttu with its unique flavor. Gently mash and mix and just enjoy your breakfast treat.
Why Jack fruit is good for you? Jack fruits are summer…

Quick and Easy Banana Semolina Fritters

Quick and Easy Banana Semolina Fritters

Banana semolina fritters are perfect tea time snack and you cannot stop munching. Do you often look for snack ideas? I often like to try new snack recipes. If you are looking for delightful sweet bites to satisfy your sweet cravings, you have come to the right place. These fitters are not overly sweet, but just enough sweetness to indulge with hot piping tea. Bananas are naturally sweet, and the small variety I have used here is sweeter and flavorful. These golden brown crispy delicious fitters have a taste all to its own and are quite addictive.

Banana fritters are a staple at home. I make them all the time, especially when I have overripe bananas sitting on the counter. A fritter is an easy option and I have made them in so many different ways. If it is plantains it is always pazham pori,Pazham nirachathu or unnakaya. With regular bananas I make Thai fried bananas,sarkara appam, unniappam or unnimathuram. These semolina banana fitters is now …

Yellow Dates/ Raw Dates Pickle

Yellow Dates/ Raw Dates Pickle
Condiments like pickles are a staple in my kitchen. Every month I try making some kind of pickle. We like to have it with rice or parathas. Do you also like pickles? I know for many people out there, a meal seems to be incomplete without some kind of pickle. Today's recipe is dates pickle and is not the usual dry dates pickle. It is a unique pickle made with yellow or raw dates.

Fresh yellow Barhi/Barhee is common in the middle east. It is commonly used in Arabic, Chinese and Indian Cuisine. Recently during our visit to Dubai, we were able to taste different kinds of dates. We visited a market where we could taste test and buy different varieties of dates. It was the first time, we tasted raw dates and it was additive. Dates fruit grow in large clusters, like bunches of grapes and is a sight to behold. Yellow dates have an astringent or under-ripe after taste to it. It is not chewy like normal dates. It is firm with a delightful crunch. Fresh yello…
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