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Jeo Kurian
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Kerala Style Christmas Cake
Baking the Christmas cake is our holiday ritual. We look forward to the process  every year and in fact come November, we start preparing for it. Our 7 year old also is very much part of the team. After 11 years of trial and error, this year we feel we have...

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Pound Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Every time I start thinking of icing a cake, Jeo comes up with the idea of not spoiling the whole cake! So this time, I decided to ice one slice at a time while serving! Wow - that was a hit! Since I didn't have a picture from the original set we served, yo...

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She walked and hiked with us in 2015. More than a 100 Miles!
Borrowing a line from ‘Inside Out’, we have been committing the ‘nature walk’ fun into Tara’s core memory recently.  The fun of watching plants, trees and flowers; bunnies, lizards, occasional snakes and coyotes; butterflies, variety insects  and birds; sea...

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Noushad and the Plum Cake
Published in the Christmas issue of India Currents Magazine. Available online.   As a child, one thing I distinctly remember
pursuing was a Christmas cake. A plum cake with an inviting dark caramel tone
and the lingering aroma of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon,...

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Donigal to Yedakumeri Trek in Western Ghats - A story from 2003
It started with Sujay searching for the trekking opportunities in Western  Ghats as a weekend getaway from Bangalore.  What got us interested was  this adventurous story posted by Sanjiv Jain.  Their long trek from  Donigal to Yedakumeri that tracks an aban...

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Achappam
Ingredients  Raw rice flour - very fine powder- 1 cup Coconut milk - about a cup - to mix with rice to make a batter little bit thicker than dosa batter Sugar - 1 and 1/2 Tbsp Salt - 1/2  tsp Kalonji (Onion Seeds) - 1 tsp Sesame Seeds - 2 tsp Directions Mix...

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Hyderabadi Shrimp Biriyani
Ingredients For Biriyani Masala: need to dry roast and powder 1. sahi Jeera - 1 Tbsp 2. fennel seeds - 1 Tbsp 3. Cardamom - 4 4. cloves - 5 5. cinnamon sticks - 4 (1/2 inch) 6. Onion: 2 large – cut to thin slices and fried – I use coconut oil to fry  7. Sh...

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Persian Cake : 24 cupcakes or two 8" cakes  2 cups all-purpose flour  1 teaspoon baking powder  4 eggs  1 1/4 cups white sugar  1 1/2 cups butter, melted  1 cup plain yogurt  1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom  1 tablespoon rose water  1/2 cup blanched powdere...

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Anaheim Pepper Stuffed with Pork We first had this dish when we were in Des Moines and has always been in our favorite list. Every time I make it we enjoy it :) Ingredients: Anaheim peppers - 4 Pork - 1 Pound Green Chilly - 1 Tomatoes - 2 Red chilly pepper ...

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Fig and Honey Bars Ingredients: Fig - 1 cup - i used the fry figs and soaked it in water for 1 hr  Honey - 1/2 Cup  Whole wheat - 1 1/2 Cup Salt  - 1/2 tsp Molasses - 1/2 Cup Butter - 6 Tbsp Egg - 1  Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp Directions: Crush fig into a past...
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