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Lamb curry – How to cook (with an amazing result)

This article is about how to cook the lamb curry, which my wife would die for. She tried to resist the temptation to keep the leftover for the next meal before finally submitting to my suggestion to share with her sister. This lip-smacking curry is just delicious layered upon delicious. It is a hybridized curry …

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Dal tadka – How to cook (authentic recipe with useful tips)

Dal tadka is synonymous with Malaysian Indian restaurants for me. Whenever I talk about dal tadka, there will be a mental picture drawn immediately about these eateries that flourish in every nook and cranny in Kuala Lumpur. Dal tadka is immensely popular in Malaysia. The Malaysian Indians are Southern India’s descendants who populated dal tadka …

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Cabbage Thoran – How to cook (easy Indian side dish)

Cabbage thoran is my favorite Indian side dish. Growing up in Malaysia and a lover of Indian food, I’ve lunch regularly at the Indian Malaysian restaurant. They lay a large piece of banana leaf in front of me,  scoop a large pile of white rice on it that I can never finish, and inundated by …

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Chapati recipe – How to make chapati (a comprehensive guide)

This authentic chapati recipe yields one of the best Indian flatbread that I have tried. What is chapati?  Chapati is a quintessential staple flatbread originated from India. It has a distinct flavor and aroma due to the use of the whole wheat flour called atta. It is often served with spiced dishes like curry and …

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Dhal recipe – How to cook in three simple steps

Dhal is one universal Indian dish that transcends cultures, races, gender, old and young, serve in the restaurant as well as the ‘Mamak’ store at the alleys. The reason? It has a universal taste, not spicy, vegetarian, mild, kid-friendly, can be the main dish, side dish, ideally eaten with roti, naan (flatbread), poppadoms, humble plain …

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Vegetable Biryani – How to cook in three simple steps

You will love this vegetable biryani which is fit to grace the banquets tables of the Mughal court. The good news is you can replicate it at home anytime by following the recipe. And who says food without meat is boring? This vegetable biryani is prepared with a plethora of spices and fresh ingredients which …

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Chicken Varuval – How to prepare in three simple steps

The scene of cooking Indian food in the film “The Hundred-Foot Journey” keeps flashing back when I was cooking this Chicken Varuval. This movie centered at the cultural clash between the two rival restaurants in a sleepy French village, one being French and another is Indian. You can feel the intensity of the heat drifting …

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Chicken biryani recipe – how to cook the best rice dish in the world

Everyone loves chicken biryani rice, and here is why this deliciously flavored chicken biryani recipe conquers the heart of the most demanding gastronomes. It is not surprising people crave for biryani rice, with the distinct flavor even for the non-Indians. The process of cooking in dum style enable the aroma and flavor imbue into the …

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How to cook outstanding butter chicken with only a saucepan

Butter chicken (Murgh Makhani) is an incredible Indian dish disguised by its common name. Two months ago I wrote a post about General Tso’s chicken, a genuinely Chinese-American cuisine that swept across the world with its unique sweet, sour, spicy and crispy combination. Indian butter chicken is the Indian version, which is equally renowned and …

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