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Indian Minced Chicken Recipe

How to make Minced Chicken Curry

Writing about Indian Food is difficult for me because more often than not I am just throwing stuff in my pot, adjusting as I go..I do start out with a rough idea in my mind..decide on the big things first..like will I be using vegetables or meat or chicken but from then on it’s more …

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Mexican Tortilla Soup

Mexican Tortilla Soup with easily available Indian ingredients

I feel great exhilaration in naturalizing recipes from different countries.It invigorates me, especially when I use what’s locally available here in India.This tortilla soup is one such recipe that I have adapted to make it easy to cook in an Indian kitchen. Indian food resembles the Mexican cuisine pretty closely in its use of tomatoes,cilantro,onions,cumin,cilantro.The …

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Thai Green Curry

Absolutely smashing Green Thai CurryAbsolutely smashing Green Thai Curry

There are so many places to see,so many things to learn, so many cuisines to try.So many new dishes to make. Everyday there is something new to do.Everyday I have a ginormous list of things I want to try and I love it.Thai food and cuisine has been on top of that list for like …

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Italian Puttanesca Sauce

Spicy Italian Puttanesca Sauce with tomato,olives and Capers

I am all over this spicy italian pasta sauce. Just can’t get enough of it. My Indian soul just warms up with every forkful of the spaghetti in this Spicy Deep Red sauce with flecks of capers and olives which give it a unique sourness, the chilli flakes which tickle the pallete  and the fresh herbs which …

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Spaghetti in Spinach Béchamel Sauce

Spaghetti in Spinach Béchamel Sauce

Spinach is good for you..my mom says it..my father says it!(reluctantly)..Popoye says it..so it must be true! But eating boiled spinach is just yuck! No amount of sophistication can make boiled spinach tasty.That’s the fact of life…All nutritious food tastes bleh and all empty calories which give you love handles taste amazing!(Chocolate cake come to …

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Traditional Pizza Dough

Traditional Sicilian Olives and Onion Pizza

This love affair has been going on for a long long time! Even Before I started cooking seriously!! I have said this before and I am saying it again.I can have any pizza you put in front of me! Whether its from a small little bakery in a tucked away in an unknown corner of …

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Basil Tomato Tart

Basil Tomato Savoury Tart

A basic short crust pastry recipe will be your very best friend once you understand its shortfalls.If you can do this then let me tell you there is no end to the number of pies you can make. This is a healthier version of the traditional recipe.I have swapped half the all purpose flour with …

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Caprese Chicken

Caprese Chicken

We have started growing our own herbs in the balcony recently and I am so very proud to report that so far we have Basil,Sage,Celery and Thyme! I love having fresh herbs at hand especially basil but I hate throwing it away when it wilts.It barely lasts for 2-3 days.So growing them in my balcony …

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Herby Lemon Chicken

Herby Lemon Chicken

Have been having a rough day today. The house has recorded an all time high frustration levels with the baby crying for something I can’t seem to comprehend, my lingering migraine and me unable to do any work cause he is clung to me like I am the mother kangaroo to him the baby kangaroo.Just …

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Whole Grain Thin Crust Pizza

Homemade whole wheat pizza

This has been in the “draft” stage since I stumbled upon the novice housewife blog.I have made a pizza with this recipe about 5 times now and  it’s been a winner every single time.I love the fact that it’s a whole wheat recipe so I use the regular roti aata or flour.I had aashirwaad multigrain aata at …

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