Prawn/shrimp biryani | Hariyali jhinga biryani

This Prawn Biryani is a delectable rice dish, prepared with an uber delicious green masala consisting of cilantro/coriander leaves and warm spices. It is hearty, wholesome, aromatic and just what you need for a satisfying seafood meal!

I love all kinds of biryani! A delectable rice and meat/veg preparation seasoned with aromatic spices and condiments infused with fragrant saffron and brown caramelized onions! As daunting as it looks, it’s not really very difficult to prepare a good biryani at home. You may need a few trials, to get all the proportions right.


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Fruit Biscuits ( Hyderabad Karachi Bakery Style)/ Egg-free tutti frutti cookies

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Karachi biscuits are popular Indian tea time cookies. These egg-free fruit biscuits have derived their name from the famous “Karachi bakery” in Hyderabad, India. They are sweet, crumbly, melt in the mouth, studded with candied fruits and flavored with two of my favorite’s- cardamom and rose.

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Goan Drumstick bhaji ( Sautéed drumsticks)

 

Sharing a very easy and basic recipe today – Goan Drumstick bhaji ( Sautéed drumsticks). In this dish, drumstick veggie is cooked in a base consisting of sautéed onions-tomatoes, seasoned with turmeric and green chilli for spice and some freshly grated coconut for the sweet nuttiness. Few ingredients are used here, but there is absolutely no compromise on taste. The coconut adds a wonderful sweetness and texture to this simple dish. I love using coconut oil in dishes that also call for freshly grated coconut. It definitely takes the dish a notch up! Continue reading →


Sabudana khichdi in green masala (Vegan & gluten free)

This hariyali sabudana khichdi, prepared using a ground paste of cilantro and chillies, is a delicious twist to the regular sabudana khichdi.

Sabudana (tapioca pearls ) khichdi is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast snack. Soaked and drained tapioca is tempered with cumin seeds, curry leaves, and green chillies. Tapioca is also consumed in the form of vadas (fritters). Continue reading →


Mackerel croquettes

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Croquettes and kebabs top my list when it comes to appetizers/finger foods. Like these mackerel croquettes which I happen to love a lot! Unfortunately we do no get good, fresh mackerels here unlike we do in Mumbai and Goa. So whenever I crave for these, I make do with the canned mackerels. So I always have a can or two in my pantry. I, sometimes also make these fish croquettes with fresh salmon/ tuna. Those are delicious as well.

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