Vishaka Rautela

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Chicken & Cheese Tacos

My son recently started loving Tacos and I don’t think I have made them at home for over 4 years.  The other day I found these boxes of crispy taco shells, so I immediately grabbed them with a plan to surprise him. It took me 3 weeks to finally make it as muhurat hi Nahi …

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Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

When the client asks for something you have never made and you say yes presuming it’s easy, you are in for a challenge. I presumed Satay Chicken would be easy but when I experimented with flavours both of the chicken marinade and the peanut dipping sauce, I struggled till I finally got a version I …

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Thai Green Curry

I like Thai Curries though am not a great fan so don’t make it often. I usually make the red Thai curry and recently had an order for green. So I took it up and then started hunting for recipes. I picked a few tips and tricks from few recipes and made it my own. …

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Chicken Lasooni

I had made Paneer Lasooni a while back and was pretty happy with the outcome. So when I got an order for Chicken Lasooni, I went ahead and said yes even though I had never made it before. This version adapted from the paneer recipe seems to have been well received as have made it …

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Focaccia

I have been postponing making Focaccia for a while, don’t know why I used to overthink the process and my nerves always got the best of me. When I finally made it for the first time it was so good that the kids demanded it again. I didn’t take pics the first time, second time …

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Pan Fried Basa and the works

When u plan an elaborate Sunday Lunch for your family, there is no holding back. PAN FRIED BASA INGREDIENTS 4 Basa Fillets 1/4 cup maida 1 tsp chilli powder salt Olive oil 1. Pat dry the basa fillets well to absorb all extra moisture. 3. Mix the maida salt and chilli flakes. 2. Either leave …

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Soya Matar Masala

Tuesdays are the days my husband fasts and we try and eat vegetarian food that day. Soya is one ingredient I don’t enjoy except maybe in a galouti kebab and he absolutely loves soya. Today I wasn’t in the mood to eat dinner so decided to make soya matar masala for him. Made the basic …

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Southern Italian Vegetable Soup

It’s been a while since I made some soup, have been waiting to try this one but I just seemed to be missing some or the other ingredients. Today finally made this hearty wholesome soup. Perfect for someone on a diet or wanting to stick to a healthy diet. It’s a meal by itself and …

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Semai Da Paysa

This year, we did not keep Ganpati due to certain personal reasons and I was missing the festivities big time. Every year mom makes the chana dal sabudana payasam but this year since I was doing all the cooking, decided to try the vermicelli one which we call Semai Da payasa. I have never liked …

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Dhaba Style Bhindi Masala

I normally make bhindi just 2-3 ways – Stuffed with masala, simple sautee masala with potatoes or a South Indian curry style. I like my bhindi cooked well, no soft mushy ones for me. My daughter was after my life to make geeli bhindi as her friend used to get to school. I would just …

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