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When it comes to milkshake, I know what exactly I want, my all time favorite: Chickoo shake… Sapodilla or sapota or chickoo, is a fruit with exceptionally sweet malty flavor, its flavor closely resembles to that of caramel. This is widely found in India, Mexico and Central America. In India, Chickoo shake is commonly found on the milkshake menu. With this one...

You don’t have to visit Goa(a beautiful state in India) to taste this Goan speciality, an aromatic yummy dish… Goa, renowned for its beaches and world heritage architecture is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. I’ve never been to Goa nor have tasted Chicken cafreal from any restaurants. But, I’ve heard a lot about this dish...

  Even the hard core non-veggie falls for this veggie delicacy of south India… If you are in south India and if you haven’t tried Dosa, you sure is missing the most popular veggie delight. I don’t think anyone can ever miss this as this is seen on the menu of almost all South Indian restaurants. They even have a separate menu for dosas and when...

Live Blue crabs freaked me out but I turned them into a delicious dinner and I ate them in a messy style… Yesterday, I met with a few live blue crabs in a fish market. I am a die hard crab fan and while eating them, I never seem to get tired of cracking the crabs and will never let go even the tiniest hidden meat from it. But, I wouldn’t dare to catch...

A successful sunday cooking experimentation which made my day worthy… Whenever I get into the kitchen to whip up lunch or dinner, I feel like I am a novice in cooking. I cannot think of a single day when I actually would have entered the kitchen with the pro feeling. Initially, I was a real novice and as I got better, I was hoping that this feeling would fade...

Paratha or flat bread stuffed with browned ground beef with a hint of saffron, which made it aromatic and delish… If you are planning to make this, make as many as you can, because you can’t stop with just two or three and the leftovers taste even more delicious. I am a lazy bum when it comes to making homemade parathas, I always rush to the nearby Indian...

A biryani made on a not-so-special-day which turned the day into a special one… Biryani and special occasions are inseparable, at least in my home. If there is any special occasion, you are guaranteed to get a plate of biryani from my kitchen. The aroma of the biryani spreads in such a way that forces anyone going through that way to pause and take a deep breath...

Yay, this is the 100th post of Cooking with Thas, let me sweeten up this post with Carrot Halwa… Among the root vegetables, I admire carrots the most. Probably, this is the only root vegetable I don’t have to always worry about cooking or baking to perfection. Just a well washed raw carrot packed with Vitamin A makes a good snack. I wasn’t aware...

  Had it not been my husband’s suggestion, the idea of microwaving pappadum would not have struck my head. Kudos to my husband… Pappadum – for South Indians; Papad – for North Indians; or Crispy Indian flatbread or wafers – for others. Pappadums are usually deep fried in oil. I’ve only seen them deep fried since my childhood...

My first love in the food world: Shrimp (Prawns) and it was love at first sight… Whether it’s fried, sautéed, grilled or buried in a bowl of rice, I die for them and my love for shrimp never seems to subside even after meeting with other handsome guys in the food world: P When the incredible food blogger Anamaris at Chef it yourself approached me with...