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Italian Chicken Cacciatore

Italian Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore translates to “Hunter Style Chicken” in Italian. It’s a rustic, earthy braise of chicken with vegetables and tomatoes.The chicken is first browned and then slowly braised in a chunky sauce made with tomatoes and vegetables. There are a lot of fables around the stew.It’s believed “Hunter style Chicken” is made right after hunting that bird or rabbit, in the middle of a jungle, with vegetables plucked off the foliage but we don’t live in a jungle and neither do we hunt our own food so this is a compromise at best! Another story is that when the men returned empty handed after a hunt their women folk made chicken cacciatore like we Indians probably make khichadi at home. …

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Easy Creamy Chicken Curry

Easy Creamy Chicken with less than 10 ingredients

I have been going around meeting people on random pretexts and eliciting their family heirloom chicken recipes..Really I kid you not!This recipe is from my dear dear friend who live in USA and has put together this recipe so that she doesn’t have to do any chopping, grinding or actually any work.I write this not to say she is lazy which she may or may not be but to tell you that its a easy recipe which needs less than 10 ingredients and you come away with a fantastic absolutely amazing crowd pleaser. The first time I came across this recipe I was slightly bemused which I am sure you are too, given that it doesn’t contain a lot of …

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Mangalorean Chicken Ghee Roast

Authentic Mangalorean Chicken Ghee Roast made with whole spices,tamrind and jaggery.

The first time I had this particular dish was in 2011,when I was visiting Bangalore to meet my then boyfriend, now husband.We went to this iconic but now slightly shady pub with our friends  and at the end of the night ,in search of some sustenance, ordered Chicken Ghee Roast with Aapams. Since then,I have grown weary of places with dance floors but I still brave this place , just to have the chicken ghee roast. This chicken curry is a Mangalorean speciality, also known as Kundapur Chicken.For those who have never tasted this , let me try and put it in words ,though I am sure I won’t be able to do justice.This is a spicy, slightly tangy,rich chicken …

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Tamil Nadu Style Pepper Chicken Curry

Tamil Nadu Style Pepper Chicken Curry

Even though I cook a lot of Indian food I don’t post as many recipes on the blog.It’s probably because most times ,I cook by taste.Add spices,some yogurt, some lentils,some onion..taste here..taste there..adjust..change..it’s mostly recipe less. That’s why it’s always difficult to write about indian cuisine but recently I have come across some amazing bloggers and food writers who have inspired me to embrace my everyday Indian cooking and share it with my readers here.I have also started reading a lot more about Indian cooking and truth be told it’s daunting because of its sheer vastness.There are more cuisines in India than languages which makes it impossible to record everything. Though I have shared some Indian recipes before I am …

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Kerala Prawn Curry

Easy to make Kerala Prawn curry with Coconut Milk and Kokum.

My friends in college were the ones who literally threw me blind into the world of non vegetarian food! Every time we ate out, they would order these yummy looking exotic dishes and I had to eat my cauliflower in silence!!! Back then I never envisioned myself eating prawn ,leave alone cook it.   But I love prawns now and I want to thank these 6 girls for it. I still remember the first time I ate tiger prawns back in 2003, it’s etched in my brain. We were sitting on our hostel room floor surrounded by 3 ugly metal bunk beds ,with barely enough space to accommodate 6 butts, gorging on amazing Bengali treats straight from my friends mom’s kitchen in …

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