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Chocolate dipped strawberries

Chettinad Nattu kozhi varuval / chettinad chicken curry

Varuval means frying in "Tamil", and the word Chettinad comes from southern parts of TamilNadu. Chettinad recipes use extreme amount of spices and are rich in taste and aromatic too! There are wide variety of dishes available like chetinad karakuzhambu (tamrind gravy), ennai kathirikai (spicy brinjal gravy cooked in tamarind paste), chettinad fish fry, chettinad nattu kozhi varuval (country chicken fry) etc., In our today's episode of food blogging, we are gonna see the detailed steps of preparing the spice powder, marinating chicken, and making the varuval. An alert for those who do not prefer spicy food - this dish is quite spicy, at the same time it's tasty that you cannot resist yourself from having it. Try it out and share your valuabe opinion. Ingredients: 400 gms of chicken pieces 3 tsp cooking oil 10-11 shallots, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste 2 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped 2 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp of blac

Mini Hasselback Potatoes

When it comes to vegetable picking from the market, i prefer to do it because i like the smell and the greenish color (mostly) of the veggies available there. I prefer baby potatoes over regular ones, as it's easy to handle for few of my favourite dishes like kashmiri dum aloo, baby potato roast and my new favourite hasselback potatoes. Hasselback potatoes are potatoes baked with a generous amount of olive oil plus a green herb of your choice. I choose parsely leaves while we have other options like dill, dried oregano, coriander/cilantro, mint leaves, thyme etc. Basically the potatoes are cut into 1/8 of an inch slice not all the way through till bottom, but just to 3/4 of the entire potato body. Let's see how to cut the potatoes and drizzle it with some fatty substance (cheese or olive oil). I did it with baby potatoes and hence the name "mini hasselback potatoes". In today's blog post, i'm going to share the recipe for an instant yogur