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Ridge gourd and prawn masala (Turai aur Jhingha Masala)


Ridge gourd and prawn masala is a very popular dish in Andhra, known as Beerakaya Royyala masala in Telugu and Turai aur Jhinga ka masala in our home. Ridge gourd combined with prawns makes this dish very delicious and appetising.


Mango milkshake


Mango milkshake one of my favourite drink during summers and the most popular in Mango season. I always prepare my mango milkshake with fresh ripe mangoes either Alphonso or banganapalli. If not available just use any ripe and good sweet mangoes, avoid fibrous mangoes. Mango milkshake is very easy to prepare simply blend mango pieces, milk and ice cream.


Mango falooda


Mango falooda is a great dessert for hot summers to quench thirst. It is cold, icy and filling as well. It is a summer treat for mango lovers in mango season. Falooda is a very popular Indian dessert/cold beverage with a variety of toppings/layers, ice cream or kulfi.


Mango mastani


Mango mastani is a popular and refreshing drink for hot summers that originated in Pune. Mastani is a dessert drink made with thick milkshake and ice cream, available in a variety of flavours like vanilla, sitaphal (sugar-apple), chocolate, dry fruits, kesar (saffron), etc.


Vegetable Kuruma


Vegetable kurma is a mixed vegetable curry very popular dish in south Indian restaurants and prepared in each house in households with their own variations and as per their taste. Though it has become so popular that everybody names Saravana style vegetable kurma although it is widely available in every South Indian restaurants. I have tasted different kinds of kurma from different South Indian restaurants I liked all.


Roast chicken with cranberry stuffing


Roast chicken is a fabulous family treat for everyone, whatever the occasion or celebration is. One of my son’s favourite dishes has to be roast chicken with roast potato, lots of gravy and Yorkshire pudding – enough to make him happy on that day.


Restaurant style Butter chicken


Butter chicken is a very popular dish and is also known as Murg makhani. Butter chicken is luscious and creamy and is similar to chicken tikka masala – creamy and tomato based. Kids love it as it is quite mild. I have prepared many variations of butter chicken, but this one is my son’s favourite. Prepare this restaurant-style butter chicken at home and enjoy.


Nadan kozhi curry | Kerala style chicken curry


Nadan Kozhi-Chicken Curry is a very popular chicken curry in Kerala and it goes well with Keralan style parotta or any Indian bread, pathiri , Appam, plain rice or ghee rice. This Keralan chicken curry cannot be made in hurry as: onion has to be cooked until soft and caramel, spices has to be roasted and combined well with onion, chicken has to be roasted well with onion mixture without adding water, on medium or low flame only, by doing this we get a very scrumptious restaurant style chicken curry with good reddish colour.


Paneer tikka


Paneer tikka is a very popular Tandoori starter in India. It can be easily prepared at home in your own oven almost like restaurant style. Paneer tikka is a vegetarian Tandoori starter delight without which any Indian restaurant menu is incomplete. Paneer tikka is baked in the oven or grilled after marinating the vegetables and paneer (Indian cottage cheese) in a blend of spices and yoghurt.


Punjabi style mixed vegetable pakora


Mixed vegetable pakora/fritters is a deep fried Indian snack, which is quick and easy to make. It can be easily prepared at home anytime and enjoyed well during evenings with a cup of tea. It becomes more enjoyable during rainy season. I have prepared mix vegetable pakora or pakoda, Punjabi style.