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Archive | January, 2012

Chicken Biryani

Biryani is a dish with rice, spices and meat, vegetables or egg. I remember my childhood days when my mom makes briyani on special occasions let it be birthdays, parties, wedding feasts or a family get to gathers.. briyani is there!!! I remember how stomach growls & mouth becomes watery with the wonderful aroma of […]

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My flower pots got a Warli makeover

Today, my flower pots and herb pots got a makeover. Yay!! These small clay pots were lying around for a long time and I did not find time to dress them up..!!and finally today I had them washed, sun dried and painted with black. Then later painted them with Warli motifs. Warli is folk painting […]

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Mushroom Biryani

Ingredients: Mushroom – 2 cup sliced Long grain rice – 2 cup Onion – 1 finely chopped Tomato – 1 finely chopped Cinnamon stick – 2 Bay leaves – 2 Oil or Ghee – 2 tbsp Cashew nut – 10 A pinch of turmeric powder Salt to taste Fried onion to Garnish To Grind: Onion […]

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Kothu Chapathi with Egg & Chicken

I was wondering what to cook for dinner tonight??? After a long day of fun baby sitting, having lunch with a friend @ a Malaysian restaurant and watching Dookudu movie (Telugu language). Yes, I’m a big fan of Mahesh babu and his smile. When I came back home in the evening I opened my refrigerator […]

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Ingredients: 1 cup of Fresh mushroom sliced 1 tbsp of Butter 3 cups of Vegetable stock 1 cup of Milk or Half n Half 1 cup Yellow onions chopped 1 cup Leeks chopped (just the white and light green parts) ⅔ cup of all purpose flour Sprig of fresh thyme Salt as requires 1 tsp […]

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Spicy green beans

Ingredients: Green beans cut diagonally into 2″ pieces – 2 Cups Dried red chillies – 5 -6 Garlic cloves finely minced – 1 tbsp Ginger root – 3 thin slices Scallions – 2 cut the white part diagonally into thin pieces Oil – 2tbsp A pinch of sea salt Method: Heat water in a large […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!! Its chinese new year today. The most important day in chinese culture. It’s the Year of the Dragon, considered to be the luckiest year in the Chinese zodiac. Moreover its a water dragon year which comes once in 60 years.Its lucky to start something new, something good!!! Some family paint their […]

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Chicken Noodles

Ingredients: Chicken – 1 cup cooked boneless, skinless and cubed Egg noodles – 1 pack Garlic – 2 tsp minced Carrot – ¼ cup cubed Peas – ¼ cup Beans – few slit diagonally Mushroom – ¼ cup sliced Red onion – ¼ chopped roughly Scallions – 1 tsp chopped (white part) Soy sauce – […]

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Cherry blossom

Its another two months for the cherry blossom festival in San Francisco but I’m not waiting until then to get the spirit of it. I already got it and today,I painted a cherry blossom tree..yay!!! Last weekend I had dinner at Japanese restaurant and they had this simple, elegant and beautiful wall hangings. Today I […]

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Sweet Pongal

Today is Pongal, a festival of southern India. Its celebrated by the farmers after their harvest. In Tamilnadu its celebrated as Pongal and other places as Sankaranthi. Pongal is also a Sweetened rice which is ritually made on a clay pot and consumed on this day. Though I did not have the right clay pot […]

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