Vishaka Rautela

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Kerala Mutton Fry

Mutton my true love and my son’s first love. I had a lot of work today and by the time I set out to cook the mutton it was past 12.30. I needed a quick fix recipe plus I wanted to try something new. So opened Google and my saved recipes, zeroed in on the …

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Sindhi Baingan Fry

The mother of one of my besties is an amazing cook. I know her since over 20 years and I remember when we used to party all night and land up at her place, aunty would feed us some amazing rajma rice. Once we were so drunk that we thought it was mutton. Aunty is …

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South Style Bhindi Fry

I am constantly looking out for variations in our daily meals. I chanced upon a recipe by the Kitchen Foodie and found it was an interesting twist to our humble bhindi fry. Yes I did make some changes as per my daughters liking for she loves Bhindi. The original recipe has channa dal, methi seeds, …

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Homestyle Mutton Curry

Today I decided I want to try something different in Mutton, else my son convinces me to always make his favourite Chilli fry. I kept getting directives from family members, no white gravy, no coconut, no cashews, nothing heavy, keep it simple homestyle.. Searched for a few recipes but nothing tempted me. Then remembered the …

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Meat & Mushroom Lasagna

When u want to keep trying something new but due to all the experimenting, many favourite dishes don’t make a comeback for a long time. I think it could be over 4 years since I made a lasagna. It makes such an impressive meal with a balance of sauces with the pasta sheets not overpowering …

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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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