Archive | July, 2013

Chicken seared in bacon fat

Chicken seared in bacon fat is classic and can never go wrong in terms of taste. When I caught hold of this bottle of crisp Alberino, (Spanish wine. You can use any white wine) I decided to give it a twist. This particular recipe accommodates a wider palette and I recommend you try this smile emoticon […]

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Grilled Zuchini Rolls

Botanically, Zucchini is a fruit but we treat it as a vegetable, nevertheless its firm soft texture, mild flavor and easiness to cook makes it a very versatile ingredient in any cuisine. French and Italians can fight over the name whether it is Zuchini or courgette but to me, it is something which I can […]

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Mutton Varatharachathu (Mutton in Spices Fried & Ground)

Wish you all a very “Happy Vishu”. Vishu is never complete without “Mutton Varatharachathu”, especially at my home in Mahe (North Kerala). One gets the best result if it is cooked on an open fire with wood and coconut leaves in a clay-pot. I used the clay-pot but didn’t want my neighbors to call in […]

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Saffron Rice

There are many descriptions out there as to how Saffron smells and tastes like. But if you really want to know the wonders Saffron can do, you need to use it correctly and make it co-exist with other flavors without loosing its significance. I agree it is complex, to me, it’s earthy and hay-like in […]

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