Recipes by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

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Mushroom and Chicken Quiche

Mushroom and Chicken Quiche by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

As with almost all my recipes, this is again an easy version. It does not have the shell or pastry. Once the fillings (chicken and mushroom ) are done, the rest of it is very easy.For the mushroom filling,Saute two medium sized onions till olden brown, with a pinch of salt. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp red chillypowder and sliced…

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Potato and Egg masala

Potato and Egg masala by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

Potato and Egg masalaThis is a great dish to go with chappatis or bread. If you do not add the eggs, it will make a tasty vegetarian side-dish.It can also be turned into a curry , with ease.Boiled potatoes - (4 to 5 medium sized ) I usually do this in a pressure cooker, add water to the level of the potatoes, prick each one with a…

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Simple, boneless chicken fry

Simple, boneless chicken fry by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

This is a post done on request - for someone who is attempting cooking non-veg for the first time...Personally, I always like a chicken fry with the bone. But for a novice cook, a boneless one maybe easier - in terms of preparation.N, this is just a very basic style and as you get better at cooking you can try and experiment with as…

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A basic curry

A basic curry by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

A basic curryIf you have a basic Indian curry recipe, it is just easy to add one or two ingredients and tweak it to make a variety of vegetable or meat dishes that go with rotis or rice. This recipe is for about 600 - 800 gms of meat or vegetables.Onions - 2 (peeled, and diced/ sliced)Green chillies - 2 (slit)Curry leaves - 1…

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A few tips for budding cooks ...

A few tips for budding cooks ... by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

For those who like cooking, the earlier trial and error episodes in the kitchen may later become fun memories... especially, if the poor guinea pigs (read parents, siblings, friends or husband ...) are good sports and take the hits and misses in their strides .... If not, cooking could also become a huge chore. These are a few things…

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Crab and prawns medley

Crab and prawns medley by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

Crab and prawns medleyI do not have a better name for it.. I have my hands full, - with my daughter's Ist quarterly exams, a website in progress, a couple of custom jewelry orders, and teaching 3-D murals to a student who is so nice, I feel like thanking her for coming to learn !!But ... we still have to eat ... and I got some fresh…

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Easy Chilly Chicken

Easy Chilly Chicken by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

Easy Chilly ChickenI cannot promise that this recipe will taste much like the one from the popular Chinese restaurants. There is no MSG (Ajinomoto) to add that unmistakable taste. But I can guarantee that this is an easy to follow recipe and the result is tasty. AND, it is safe to serve to our children.The first step is to marinate…

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Kerala style clam - Kakka irachi thoran

Kerala style clam - Kakka irachi thoran by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

Kerala style clam - Kakka irachi thoranKakka irachi are the tiny clams that are found in abundance in the backwaters of Kerala. There are a lot of amazing recipes around, but this one is the typical 'thoran' style. Lightly flavored, and complimented by the freshly ground coconut.The above pic has been taken from the net, just to show…

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Cheese and Garlic Rolls -

Cheese and Garlic Rolls - by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

Cheese and Garlic Rolls -I have been clicking a lot of pictures of my dishes, and not getting the time to post. And after seeing this recipe for the Garlic pull-apart rolls on Edible garden, I just had to experiment!!!. Especially, since her pictures are drool - worthy and difficult to resist...This is a totally vegetarian recipe. And…

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Mutton - fusion style.

Mutton - fusion style. by Swapna Chandran Dinesh

Mutton - fusion style.This is a fail safe recipe - especially for those people who may not have tried making anything with mutton. The cooking time is long, but once the ingredients are in place, it does not need a lot of babying to turn it into a perfect dish.In fact, perfect for those days when one is not in the mood for elaborate…

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