Classic South Indian Coconut Chutney

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Classic South Indian Coconut ChutneyAfter a long time I'm sharing an easy-to-make and delicious Indian recipe. Coconut chutney originates from the southern part of the Indian subcontinent. It is served with popular Indian delicacies like Dosa and Idli. This chutney can be kept in a refrigerated form for up to 2 to 3 days. Feel free to adjust the spice as per your taste. For best results, use fresh coconut instead of going ahead with a canned or a packed version. The texture of this chutney should be kept a bit coarse instead blending it into a fine paste. If you prefer to relish the strong flavor of coconut to the maximum, omit chilies altogether. Let's quickly make this lip smacking chutney loaded with generous quantity of freshly grated coconut.
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Crab and Scallop Risotto

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Crab and Scallop RisottoA risotto preparation loaded with fresh seafood chunks is not only a delicious serving but also ranks higher on the nutrition index. The combination of crab meat and scallops add more dimensions to the regular risotto recipe. I've kept the consistency a bit on the thinner side to include the juices released by crab meat and scallops. To get the best results, avoid adding too much cheese in this risotto preparation else it may overwhelm the delicate flavor of seafood chunks. Feel free add your preferred seafood variety if you may plan to do so. To make it a bit colorful, some green veggies can also be added. Let's get started and make this scrumptious, healthy, and fulfilling seafood risotto recipe in a few simple steps.
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Whole Wheat Fusilli with Chicken and Sage Pesto

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Whole Wheat Fusilli with Chicken and Sage PestoThis wholesome and fulfilling pasta preparation is going to delight your family members. Though whole wheat Fusilli is recommended for this recipe, the regular one can be used too. In fact, if Fusilli is not available, use your favorite pasta variety. Similarly, instead of chicken, one can also use scallops or squid. Serve it piping hot because a serving kept at the room temperature doesn't taste that great. The sage pesto made for this recipe can be kept for up to 2 to 3 days in a refrigerated form. Feel free to add or adjust the seasoning as per your taste. For a vegan version, substitute chicken with cherry tomatoes and baby spinach. It's time to quickly make this delicious pasta preparation for our loved ones.
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Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh Recipe

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Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh RecipeToday, we're going to make a popular side dish which is easy-to-make and can be used in different ways. My kids just love this popular Israeli preparation. There's a lot of scope for experimentation with this recipe though nothing can beat the authentic version. You can keep it for up to a day in a refrigerated form. I often use it in salad and sometimes mix it will pie stuffing. It's a nutritious serving one can include in a breakfast too. Try this recipe as part of the filling in tacos and see the difference. I love to squeeze extra lime juice on top before serving. There's no substitute for couscous and one should skip the preparation altogether if it's not available in your local supermarket. Let's quickly make this recipe.
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Mango, Jalapeno, and Pepper Salsa

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Mango, Jalapeno, and Pepper SalsaIf you're a fan of Mexican food, this delicious mango salsa is surely going to make its place on your dining table. Whether you're making tacos or a starter, this salsa is always going to be a good combination. The key to making the best version of this unique salsa recipe is to delicately balance the sweetness of mango with the fiery texture of peppers. You can keep this salsa for up to two days. I love to include this salsa with Chicken Tacos and similar type of recipes. Though you can make subtle changes in the proportions of key ingredients, I'll always recommend sticking with the original quantities to get the best possible results. Without any delay, let's quickly make this lip-smacking mango salsa for our loved ones.
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Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

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Eggplant Parmigiana RecipeThis is my version of the recipe which can also be served as a starter. Use baby eggplants for this one to get the desired results. It's also a perfect breakfast serving with loads of iron content. Use a generous quantity of cheese to make these eggplants, irresistible. A similar recipe can be made with potato skins too. One can also serve these eggplants dipped in a creamy gravy base. My version doesn't involve shallow frying of eggplants so it's a bit less oily. If baby eggplants are not available, use 1/2" thick square slices of the bigger cousins. Do not remove the tender crown stems of these baby eggplants. Let's not wait further and make these scrumptious, cheesy, and irresistible baked eggplants in a few easy steps.
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Baked Squid with Rice and Pine Nuts Stuffing

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Baked Squid with Rice and Pinenuts StuffingThis delicious baked squid preparation is a perfect weekend recipe to fulfill your craving taste buds. This is a modification of a traditional Sicilian recipe I've changed to meet the demands of my family members. Fortunately, it came out very well and everyone loved it to the core. It's a wholesome recipe and is nutritious too. If you're a bit adventurous, sprinkle generous quantity of your favorite cheese on top before you bake these stuffed squids. Leftovers of this recipe can be included in a salad bowl. If you prefer a simpler or a plain version, the tomato Concasse base used in this recipe can be omitted. Let's not wait further and make this scrumptious and flavorful stuffed squid preparation for everyone.
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Saffron and Parmigiana Risotto

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This delicious risotto preparation is a perfect weekend serving. We've used generous proportions of saffron and Parmesan cheese to give it an irresistible flavor. The intensity of both the primary flavoring ingredients can be adjusted as per your preference. If you like, add some green peas to it. Though meat lovers can try adding chicken to this preparation, I'll strongly advice against it as it may overpower the saffron flavor. The secret to a good risotto is how you slowly add broth and flavoring ingredients in the cooking pan and let the rice absorb all on a simmering flame. Ground pepper seasoning can be moderated too to match your taste. Let's quickly make this scrumptious and aromatic risotto preparation.
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Chicken, Strawberry, and Avocado Salad

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Chicken, Strawberry, and Avocado SaladThis protein-packed and nutritious salad is going to make your guests, delightful and happy. Lightly grilled chicken with a succulent flavor, ripe avocado, juicy strawberries, and a unique salad dressing makes this preparation, unique and irresistible. I've used larger chicken chunks which can be changed to the shredded format if you prefer it that way. Chicken leftovers of this salad can be easily used in a stew or in a gravy-based recipe. Make it fresh just before serving to get the best results. Feel free to slightly change or moderate the dressing ingredients. You can also substitute chicken with your favorite seafood. Let's quickly make this healthy, flavorful, and fulfilling salad preparation in a few easy steps.
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Baked Cheesy Eggplant Toast

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Baked Cheesy Eggplant ToastIf you're too calorie conscious, go for a cheese-free version of this toast. For others, use it liberally to get the best results. One toast is good enough for kids. It's a clever way to make them eat eggplants. One can use a local toast bread variant having a firm texture. I've used a combination of cheeses to get a unique flavor. You can use your favorite cheese too. Remove eggplant skin to ensure the seasoning is infused completely for maximum flavor. You can also include fresh herbs to add more kick to the toast. Use the liberal quantity of caramelized onions to enhance the taste. Serve these toasts when lukewarm after they're out from the oven for about two to three minutes. Let's bake these cheesy toasts, now.
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Tofu and Chicken Spring Roll

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Tofu and Chicken Spring RollSpring rolls, if made correctly, not only taste great but also give you a healthy serving option. The following recipe has a stuffing of chicken and tofu with a flavorful sauce. The proportions of both these primary ingredients can be changed as per your preference. One must make and serve these spring rolls fresh else they may not taste as great as they should be. Vegetarians can substitute chicken with raw green apple. If you love a bit spicy food, feel free to add a portion of your favorite hot sauce. The size of the roll can also be changed if you're going to make it for the kids. Shredded duck meat can also be used in place of chicken. Let's make these scrumptious and healthy chicken and tofu spring rolls.
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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

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Thai Pineapple Fried RiceThis wholesome rice preparation is the best comfort food to satisfy your craving buds. Apart from pineapple, the other veggies can be added or subtracted as per your preference. Use a generous quantity of garlic to get the best flavor. Though normal rice can be used, I'll recommend sticking with jasmine rice. These fried rice taste best when served piping hot. For a richer version, one can liberally add seafood or sausages in this rice recipe. In the winter season, nuts can also be included to enrich the preparation. I prefer to serve this fried rice with a coconut based curry or stew. You can easily make this recipe with leftover rice too. Let's make this scrumptious Thai pineapple fried rice recipe for our loved ones.
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Dark Rye Bread

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Dark Rye BreadRye has low gluten and is high in fiber. Bread made from rye flour not only tastes great but is also good for your digestive system. I'll recommend using a combination of both rye and whole wheat flour instead of just using the former option. It'll give you much better texture and flavor. I also prefer to slightly crush the caraway seeds before adding to the dough base. This bread can easily last for up to a week provided it is not exposed to a damp and moist environment. This bread is a bit denser than regular whole wheat bread. If you do not like it, moderate the flour proportions to match with your needs. Let's bake this fulfilling, nutritious, and easy-to-make rye bread to make our daily breakfast, healthier.
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Garlicky Grilled Sardines with Five Spice Seasoning

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Garlicky Grilled Sardines with Five Spice SeasoningI often make different types of fish preparations and among them, grilled fish is one of my favorites. It's done quickly and tastes just awesome. Today, we're going to make grilled baby sardines flavored with both garlic and Chinese five spice powder. You can relish these sardines either with flatbread or with piping hot steamed rice. Though five-spice powder is easily available in superstores, you can make it at home too, if you prefer to do so. Garlic can be used either in dried powdered form or you can use fresh garlic paste. If you love seafood, calamari can also be used replacing the sardines. For best results, keep the marinated sardines aside for at least half an hour before grilling. Let's grill it, right now.
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Whole Wheat Raisin Bread

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Whole Wheat Raisin BreadHomemade whole wheat bread is one of the best things you can have at breakfast. The following bread recipe is loaded with raisins and with a hint of cinnamon. It tastes heavenly with fresh fruit jam. To get the best texture and fluffiness, give dough ample time to rise before transferring to the oven. One can also go for a multi-grain variant instead of using whole wheat flour. This bread can last for up to a week in an airtight container. I always make 2 to 3 loaves of this bread because of the high demand, right within my home. Feel free to moderate the quantity of raisin as per your preferences. Let's quickly make this fluffy, nutritious, and fulfilling whole wheat raisin bread for our loved ones and friends.
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Olive and Rosemary Muffins

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Olive and Rosemary MuffinsThis delicious muffin recipe is a perfect tea time serving for everyone. It's up to you how strong the rosemary flavor you want in the muffins. So, do not hesitate in adjusting its quantity as per your taste. They are done pretty quickly in the oven so you can make them fresh just before the gathering. Chop fresh rosemary as fine as you can to get the best results. Use fresh or semi-dried black olives for infusing the best flavor within muffins. You can either use a combination of butter and cheese or can simply use the former option. I love to serve these muffins with a buttery dip or with sour cream. It's time to make these fluffy, light, and scrumptious muffins loaded with olives and fresh rosemary.
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20 Best Christmas Cake Recipes

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Traditional Scottish Dundee CakeIf you love to experiment with classic cake recipes, then you've landed at the right place. Here's a handpicked list of some of the best Christmas cake recipes available on the web. You can choose from wide variety of flavors to surprise your family and friends. All the cakes included in this list are made by experienced recipe developers. Do make extra portions of these cakes because nobody is going to stop with a single serving. It's not just the flavor but the presentation and texture are what makes these cakes, a must try. I've also included few of my favorite Christmas cake recipes on the following list. So, let's check out these unique Christmas cake recipes to fill the festive season with flavorful happiness.
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Passionfruit Cheesecake Recipe

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Passionfruit Cheesecake RecipeNothing's more divine than a piece of fruit-based cake melting on your taste buds. The following cheesecake recipe should be prepared well ahead in advance because it needs overnight refrigeration to get the best results. I've infused both passionfruit and mango with cream cheese base for a strong fruity flavor. If you prefer, you can remove all the passionfruit seeds from the topping. If you find the fruity flavor overwhelming, go for a regular cream cheese base. A firmer baked version of this cheesecake also exists but we'll stick with this one. It's a perfect treat to be included in a kid's party. Let's get started and make this fragrant, fruity, and easy-to-make cheesecake preparation for our loved ones.
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Garlicky Grilled Pike Recipe

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Garlicky Grilled Pike RecipeIf you crave for grilled food, a serving of perfectly seasoned fish is your best bet. I'm a big fan of grilling whole fish with skin intact. The advantage is enhanced flavor and no fear of fish getting disintegrated. The following grilled pike recipe has a strong garlic flavor which can be moderated as per your preferences. But, if you still prefer a fillet, feel free to go ahead with that. These grilled pikes should be served with fluffy rice and with a bowl of salad. If you're not too calorie conscious, you can use liberal quantity of butter to add more kick to the grilled fish. Though charcoal fire is the way to go, the regular electric grill will do the job. It's time to quickly make this grilled pike with select flavoring ingredients.
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Meat Balls with Orange Sauce

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Meat Balls with Orange SauceSavory meatballs, when combined with a fruity sauce base, tastes divine. You can use any red meat variety to make this meatball recipe. One can relish these meatballs either as an appetizer or can enjoy them with a piping hot bowl of rice. To increase the number of servings, you can liberally add shredded veggies to the meat base. If you prefer less oil, bake them instead of deep frying. Though chicken mince can also be used for this recipe, the orange sauce may overwhelm the flavor of the white meat. Feel free to experiment with the meatball seasoning to please your guests. If you're going for the baked version, keep the mince, a bit finer. It's time to quickly make these lip-smacking deep fried meatballs.
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Delicious Honey and White Pepper Chicken Wings

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These scrumptious chicken wings are going to melt on your taste buds making you crave for more and more. I've used a generous amount of honey which can be moderated to get a spicier version. There are different ways to cook these chicken wings, viz., pan frying, grilling, and baking. I'll use the first method because it is much simpler and gives equally good results. If you're looking for a fiery version of this recipe, substitute white pepper powder with freshly ground black pepper and that too, a bit more. If chicken wings are not available, you can use chicken legs too. One can also sprinkle some chili flakes on top of these wings, right before serving. Let's quickly prepare these delicious chicken wings.
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Delicious Thai Fish Cakes (Tod Mun Pla)

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Delicious Thai Fish CakesIf you love fish patties, here's another one to satisfy your taste buds. These deep-fried fish cakes are perfect for both as a tea time snack and as a serving in a cocktail party. Feel free to pair it with your favorite dip or sauce. The quantity of Thai red curry paste used in this recipe can be moderated as per your taste. You can prepare and refrigerate the seasoned fish mixture in advance and can quickly deep fry the patties as and when required. When served piping hot, these fish cakes smell divine making you crave for more and more. For best results, heat the oil up to a high temperature and switch back to a medium flame when frying the patties. Let's make these scrumptious Thai fish cakes for our loved ones.
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Sultana Cupcakes with Lemon Icing

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Sultana Cupcakes with Lemon IcingIf you're a cupcake lover, these sultana cupcakes are going to make your day. These nice cupcakes can be stored for up to one week. Lemon icing is completely optional and can be omitted. For me, these cupcakes taste best when relished hot, but I'll advise to serve them when at room temperature as most people like it that way. Feel free to add a small portion of select chopped nuts to get some crunch. If you're making them in large quantities, use a food-grade airtight container for storage. If you prefer a bit firm consistency instead of going with a fluffy texture, slightly increase the baking time and temperature. It's time to quickly bake these light, fluffy, and delicious sultana cupcakes in our hot ovens, right now.
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Chicken Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Sauce

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Chicken Meatballs with Sweet and Sour SauceMeatballs drenched in a flavorful sauce base is what you need to satisfy your craving taste buds. The following chicken meatball recipe can be completed in just half an hour. You can use a preferred white meat (firm) variety for these tasty meatballs. I've kept the meatball seasoning light and simple so that its flavor does not overpower the sauce. Leftovers of these meatballs can be stuffed in morning sandwiches. To get the best results, do not over-fry them and take them out when just done. If you're making them for the guests, you can keep the seasoned chicken mince in refrigerated form and can quickly fry them at the right time. Let's make these scrumptious and fulfilling chicken meatballs in a few simple steps.
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Spicy Lamb Dumplings

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Whether you're making a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian dumpling, a delicately flavored stuffing is what makes it a unique and fulfilling preparation. Dumplings are generally prepared in two ways. You can either cook them in boiling water or you can steam them. I prefer the latter option as the dumplings do not break and taste better when steamed correctly. Use fat-free lamb mince to get the best possible results. I always prefer to use readymade dumpling wrappers to save time. If you prefer, you can also use homemade wrappers. Feel free to moderate the flavoring ingredients as per your taste. Let's make these delicious, hot, and irresistible lamb dumplings in our kitchen. So, here we go!
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