Vishaka Rautela

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Dynamite Prawns

    Last Summer, we visited Dubai on our family vacation. While everyone else had made a list of places we must experience, I had a list of places to eat and buy food products. Proud to be a foodie u see. One such must have on my list was PF Changs Dynamite Shrimp. Now …

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Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt

4yrs ago today, i started my blog Vishual Foodie. It started with the simple intention of collating traditional as well as good tried and tested recipes. It took a lot of pushing by my friends to get it started and now I am celebrating 4 yrs of it. This blog has been curated with a …

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Jodhpuri Laal Maas

5 yrs ago when i really wasnt too good at cooking, i came across this cookbook compiling celebrity recipes in my Mom’s kitchen cupboard. Being a hoarder, i wanted the book but Mom was like no way. So i diligently copied down recipes i liked from the book onto my big notebook. Yes i have …

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Maaria’s Madras Spl Chicken Biryani

  Now u must be wondering who is Maaria and whats a Madras Biryani Recently on my travels i landed up in Madras urf Chennai on the invitation of my baker friend, the uber talented Maaria Kulsum Tanveer. I got a chance to taste the crispiest dosa, finger licking tomato chutney and delicious sambhar. Her …

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Pakistani Mutton & Egg Masala

Its mothers day today and since i have been travelling a bit, i decided to pamper the family instead of vice versa. A while ago, someone had sent a file of Pakistani recipes which i had saved. This is the only recipe i had tried from the file and it was well received by my …

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Mac & Cheese VF version

A compulsory bandh in Mumbai got me cooking finally. Didn’t have any groceries at home so made the most of what was there. A creamy Mac & Cheese mixed with some sausage and a combination of Parmesan and processed cheese and topped with crunchy buttered bread crumbs. What a delicious lunch it was, just missed …

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Mangalorean Chicken Ghee Roast

Digging into my Mangalorean roots, I realised that one dish we never made at home was Ghee Roast. It is pretty famous on many Mangalore specialty restaurant menus but for some reason Mom never made this one. I know many vegetarians including my sister Savera who loves a ghee roast. Mushroom One being her favourite. …

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Mushroom Dum Biryani

Your sister says she is coming over for lunch and her constant gripe is that I don’t cook anything for her. So this time I thought would take an effort to make something elaborate. Now when it’s a Tuesday and she follows a no nonveg day, that would certainly leave me in a fix. Lazy …

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Mocha Mousse with Roasted Almonds

I was never a coffee lover till I got pregnant with my son. Suddenly had major coffee cravings even though its not recommended during pregnancy. We used to live in Hyderabad then and I used to go to Rainbow Hospital for my check ups. Bang opposite there was this some deli cum mart (don’t remember …

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Lemon Garlic Cream Chicken

Sometimes you need a change in flavour. Indian chicken curries tend to favour spicy or red gravies. One day I wanted to try something different but not international. A dish that is multi faceted and can be eaten as a started by itself or with rice or roti. I turned to my friend Alifya who …

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