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South Indian Filter Coffee

South Indian Filter Coffee

I looked out of my window with half open eyes - still wondering whether to climb out of bed or tug back into my comfort blanket. The sky was black and the large clouds were moving towards me. I heard a tapping on the window and then it became a pitter-patter. The clouds spat out their beads of water as people ran for cover outside and umbrellas were open. Puddles began pinking as the rainfall became heavier. What a perfect climate to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed filter coffee
Filter coffee have became my morning obsession. I need a glass of filter coffee at any cost to kick start my day .All this obsession is only because I got use to the aroma of filter coffee and it will happen to everyone who loves coffee.
Coffee is one drink that is prepared in so many different ways in different countries. There are the cold coffee drinks and the hot coffee drinks. I’m sure we all must have tasted a few different coffees is coffee shops. For any South Indian, more than an…

Hyderabad Briyani

Hyderabad Briyani
It might be shocking to many when I say that I’m not a great fan of “BRIYANI”. Everyone in my family goes crazy when mentioned the word’ “BRIYANI”, esp my hubby and son. Right off my heart, let me tell that I purchased, “Varieties of Briyani” cookbook to win the heart of my husband as newly married wife. I can still visualize his looks when I prepare Mutton Briyani for his first birthday as newly married couple in 2002 and the words he said was,”Not like how my mother make”, but its ok!! Feeling disappointed I completely stopped preparing Briyani as I could never get s satisfying respond from my hubby. Either the texture of the rice is soggy or grainy.

While browsing through my food album, I made a pause at the Hyderabad Biryani folder and kept looking at the pictures and wished if someone could make this for me right now. Chicken Biryani is a delicious savory rice dish that's loaded with spicy marinated chicken, caramelized onions with various Indian spices and fl…

Pad Thai Chicken Noddles

Pad Thai Chicken Noodles

At times when I’m feeling at my nerves the only place that has its ways to cheer me up -Any guess guys!!! Well it’s none other than my kitchen . I always find my way to the kitchen whenever I feel bad or happy. It’s has its way to cheer up and boost up my energy level. Many have know that - Noodles are a staple food in many cultures made from unleavened dough which is stretched, extruded, or rolled flat and cut into one of a variety of shapes and I’m one of those who can have a plate of noodles anytime even when awaken from deep sleep. 
Thai style stir fried rice noodle dish, has to be one of my all time favorite meals and its amazingly magical balance of sour, salty, sweet and spicy created by the tamarind, fish sauce, sugar and chili sauce makes me to craving for almost every day.Thai noodles are some of the most popular in the world, and when you taste them, you'll know why...Pad Thai really only takes less than 10 minutes to cook and things go quickly af…

Thai Yellow Curry With Chicken

Thai Yellow Curry With Chicken

When I don’t understand a particular dish, I make it. How else would I figure out the flavors of something like Thai yellow curry? Like many cooks, I have mostly relied on tubs or cans of Thai curry paste. The yellow curry is one that I’ve avoided after trying it just once years ago. It was bland and insignificant tasteless.What the heck, I should try it again It took nearly 2 hours to produce about 2 cups of heady yellow curry paste – which can be refrigerated for weeks or frozen for months which I never freeze as my family are curry lovers and there's never enough curries to go around the dining table.
We as a family consider ourselves as big fans of Thai cuisine. and realized I haven’t posted many recipes for you. To get familiarized you need to know the versatility of curry pastes and how easy they are to be prepared freshly.While you can alwaysdepends on the store bought, pre-made ones, homemade versions take the freshness flavor level up to a ten…

Fish Fillets in Szechuan Sauce

Fish Fillets In Szechuan Sauce

For the past couple of minutes I'm just staring at the blinking curser on my computer screen hopping to find sentence from my mind but its kind of freezed  today. These days my mind is completely jammed - just wants to relax and enjoy the summer to its maximum before the kid's vacation is over. To refresh my mind I stepped out of my home and decided to take a short walk to the leasing office to check for any mails.Greeting from familiar faces and stares from new occupants makes me wonder whether I'm an alien from outer space or just my imagination. 

Anyway sometimes, I’m totally at a loss for what to cook - So when I was in a similar situation few weeks ago, I asked my husband and he suggested Chinese and my mind travels back to my favorite Chinese Restaurant in my hometown " Fried Fish In Szechuan Sauce".Instead of deep frying the fish - I decide to steam the fish for a healthy version.
Steaming not only gently cooks the fish until ju…

Singapore Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

Singapore Nasi Lemak

Have you ever wondered why you crave certain foods, even when you’re not hungry? We all have our food memories, some good and some bad. The taste, smell, and texture of food can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back memories not just of eating food itself but also of place and setting. Our chosen comfort food is almost always the kind of dishes we grew up with. Can you guys guess what I'm craving for???
 Absolutely!!! Right now I'm Craving for a big plate of aromatic coconut rice topped with sweet and spicy sambal chilli, a juicy deep-fried chicken wing / fried fish,fried eggs ,fried peanuts and crispy ikan bilis? I'm crazy about these local cuisine of mine. Frankly without guilty conscience I grow up eating them for breakfast ,lunch even dinner . Throughout my school years, I would savor nasi lemak, wrapped in green banana leaves, at least three times a week. Inside the bundle was warm coconut rice infused with the vanilla-like aroma of pandan lea…