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Chicken Xacuti

‘Xacuti’ or ‘Shagoti’ is an intense Goan curry made with chicken and a long host of spices, carefully roasted and ground with the quintessential coconut that’s so definitive of Goa. 1,270 more words


The Cardamom Conflict

I distinctly remember that birthday when Paati had made vermicelli paayasam. I felt so special, as you do on birthdays, and got really excited to have some of this dessert made in my honor. 291 more words



Whole fish. While your fishmonger may lure your eyes to buy that big beautiful fish, the preparation may feel intimidating. Here is a perfect solution for buying that fish, and enjoying an easy, and impressive dinner. 271 more words

Main Dish

Spices part two The sweet kitchen

As if wasn’t boring enough to read one blog on spices, i go and write a second part. When we think of spices our automatic word association is with savoury food. 353 more words


How to turn cheap wine into a fancy drink

I like sweet wines, like port. But they are quite hard to find at the duty-free shop, where I usually get my alcohol, so I was happy to come across this recipe for ipocras. 257 more words



Chermoula is to North African cooking, what salsa verde is to Italian, and Spanish, and Chimichurri is to the Argentines. An uncooked sauce. Fast to assemble, and loaded with flavor. 153 more words

Healthy Eating

Soup Special of the Day........................Wintergold Stew

This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Wintergold Stew. Onions, Celery, Bell Peppers, and Rutabagas are just some of the ingredients that goes in this week’s recipe. 224 more words