Zigni (Ethiopian/Eritrean style Beef Stew)

Zigni (Ethiopian/Eritrean style Beef Stew)

A delicious, spicy beef stew with berbere, a classic from Eritrea

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Dark Chocolate Beef Chili

Dark Chocolate Beef Chili

I am definitely not a winter person. Huddling (and sometimes getting lost) inside layers of clothing is not my idea of fun at all. I hate having to wear jackets all the time, running up huge electricity bills and totally getting blamed for it, washing dishes after dishes in the cold tiled kitchen (a food [...]

Rigatoni Chilli Bolognese

Rigatoni Chilli Bolognese

The saga of one pot meals continue especially after the loooong weekend. Well, it was a quiet Easter for us this year; just the three of us catching up on….us! We did everything we enjoyed (read lazing around). Which included this big pot of Bolognese made from scratch! Well, making Bolognese is not rocket science; [...]

Beef Podi……a celebration of Central Travancore flavours

Beef Podi……a celebration of Central Travancore flavours

The region referred to as Central Travancore in Kerala comprises of the three districts, Alappuzha (Alleppey), Kottayam and Pathanamthitta. The cuisine of this region is quite unique to the rest of the state and boasts of some of the best and well-known dishes that have put Kerala on the world culinary map. But the dishes [...]

Beef Ularthiyathu (Slow Roasted Beef with Shallots, Spices and Coconut)

Beef Ularthiyathu (Slow Roasted Beef with Shallots, Spices and Coconut)

This dish has a rich culinary history and has become almost synonymous with the Syrian Christians of Kerala. The beef is slow roasted in a spice mixture and coconut shaves which gives it the rich, dark colour, texture and flavour. The ideal way to cook this would be in an earthern pot but since I [...]

Beef Roast (Thattukada style) – From the streets of Kerala

Beef Roast (Thattukada style) – From the streets of Kerala

You haven’t really experienced the flavours of Kerala if you haven’t eaten at the innumerable thattukadas (street food stalls) that are scattered across the state especially on the highways. And this beef dish is the prime example of what to expect at a thattukada – perfect with a plate of tapioca or hot flaky porottas. [...]

Beef Cutlet (Kerala style beef patties with onions and aromatics)

Beef Cutlet (Kerala style beef patties with onions and aromatics)

One of the biggest culinary revelations that I had after moving to Australia was that a ‘cutlet’ is actually a cut of meat. Back in India, cutlets are similar versions of patties and there are several different types, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. But I am not going to re-name this recipe as the name itself [...]