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Peppery Beef Fry

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Coastal Liver Masala

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Egg Curry in Roasted Coconut Gravy

Egg Curry in Roasted Coconut Gravy Posted by on Oct 20, 2012

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Spicy Fried Fish

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Chilly Masala Prawns

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Maharashtrian Shrimp Curry with Raw Mango

Nov 17, 12 Maharashtrian Shrimp Curry with Raw Mango

Posted by in Curry, Maharashtra, Prawns

This a Maharashtrian style curry, called kharoni in Marathi, of the many varieties of shrimp and mango curries found along the western coast. The tangy taste of the raw mango contrasts well with  the sweetness of the shrimp/prawn and the coconut.  I’ll be posting recipes for versions of the curry that’s popular in...

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Egg Curry in Roasted Coconut Gravy

Oct 20, 12 Egg Curry in Roasted Coconut Gravy

Posted by in Curry, Egg, Kerala

Egg curries, in many different varieties, are eaten all over south India and Maharashtra. Here’s one that’s popular in the Malabar region of north Kerala and is served with appam or porotta as breakfast. What’s special about this curry is the roasted grated coconut and fried spices. The Malabari Muslims, who I...

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Spicy Fried Fish

Sep 09, 12 Spicy Fried Fish

Posted by in Fish

Fried fish is a popular dish up and down the Malabar coast. The fish of  choice is butterfish, locally called white pomfret. But sardines, mackerel, king fish, lady fish are also good fried.  It’s mostly marinated in a basic masala made up of chilli, turmeric, salt and pepper. Then according to regional variations, ginger,...

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Spicy Chicken Pie

May 11, 12 Spicy Chicken Pie

Posted by in Chicken

The Spinney’s stores here in Dubai stock some excellent ready cooked pies: steak and kidney, pepper steak, Cornish pasties etc.  Here I’ve tried to re-engineer the pepper steak pie, but used chicken instead, in the interests of following  a healthy diet. Although the Spinney’s pies are pretty spicy, I’ve given...

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Beef Curry

Apr 26, 11 Beef Curry

Posted by in Beef, Curry, Kerala

There are many varieties of beef curry in Kerala, some using coconut, some not. Some are heavily spiced with cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Some are less so. Here’s a version that’s a daily staple of households in north Kerala. It can be as hot as you want it to; all you have to do is use more of green chillies, red...

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