This particular dish is Anglo-Indian in origin. It envelops the tender braised meat (your choice of goat or lamb chops) in fresh breadcrumbs that turn crisp and crunchy as soon as they touch the sizzling hot pan.
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Poppadoms are an Indian staple made from little more than flour, water, and spices. Roasted, toasted, fried, or sun-dried, the thin, flavorful crisps make for a quick, healthy snack or side.
If, like me, you love rice and have a soft spot for seafood, you're bound to find this dish irresistible. It uses a host of whole spices that create a wonderfully heady aroma. Kolambi Bhaat literally translates to shrimp pilaf; it's an especially popular meal along India's west coast, where there's an abundant supply of fresh seafood.
A sweet and tart refreshing spiced drink concentrate made with fresh mangoes.
Thick and creamy mango-flavored yogurt, seasoned with a pinch of saffron.
The Masala Omelette is different from regular omelets in that it incorporates spices and a generous amount of vegetables into the egg mixture.
Shrimp and eggplant are a classic combination, contrasting the vegetable's mild, bitter edge with the sweet, faintly briny seafood. A blend of spices and hot chilies floods the dish with warm heat; coupled with roti or pilaf, it makes for a hearty, satisfying meal.
They take minutes to make and seconds to polish off. Prawn patties, or Kolmi Na Kavaab, makes quite an impression on a dinner table and is a good dish to have in your repertoire if you're a newbie in the kitchen.
This breakfast will keep you smiling through anything the day can throw at you. Light and fluffy scrambled eggs meet crunchy, fried serano chillies and the rest of the day is happiness.
Delicately poached eggs covered in a delicious fennel and curry leaf gravy, this is the egg dish you should have in your repertoire for a quick dinner.
Kothimbir wadi or Cilantro/Coriander Fritters are one of the best ways to bring out the real flavours of the herb. It's light, fresh and a wonderfully aromatic dish that's makes a delicious snack.
Chicken Ghee Roast has nothing to do with an oven, but 'roast' is a term that is used quite loosely in the south of India to describe a dry dish which uses more of a braising technique. The ghee adds huge amounts of flavor to this dish which is simply finger-licking awesome.
Parathas are a delicious way to start the day. The aloo paratha is a flatbread stuffed with a spicy potato mix that is served warm with a dollop of home made butter.
Spicy and piquant, Pork Vindaloo has pride of place on Sundays and days of feasting in Indian Catholic homes. Usually mopped up with soft white bread or drenched over fluffy white rice.
Succulent and bursting with bold peppery flavours, the Chicken Pepper Fry is an Indian feast.
Mild and full of flavor, this carrot stir fry is a delicious way to dress up the old carrot stick.
Pepper is the star ingredient in this flavorful fish fry from Kerala. It can be had on its own with a salad or as a side to fish curry and rice.
Wonderful smokey bacon and chunks of tender beef are bathed in Indian spices in this unique dish.
This tangy dish embellished with peanuts and spices is a quick way to use up leftover rice.
Sweet, spicy and tangy, Prawn Patia is a dish full of flavor. It's easy to make and is a wonderful side to your main dinner course.