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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...

While eating the big fish, how would it feel if you get the bite of succulent shrimp from it? I would scream with joy and eat the shrimp too… When the big fish swallowed the smaller ones, not just any small fish, the tastiest and the most divine shrimp, the big one got the extreme taste transformation. How and where it happened, I am going to reveal it to...

Quick and delicious Peas Paneer or Mattar Paneer made in less than 15 minutes in the microwave… After a long day, when I don’t feel like spending too much time in my kitchen, easy breezy recipes come to rescue me. One such recipe that I’ve fallen for lately is Peas Paneer or Mattar paneer( in Hindi), which is a famous North Indian veggie dish, often...

My mom’s specialty dessert… Do you have any kind of food with which you have shared a strong bond right from the moment food got into your brains? If yes, then we should team up. I can call mine as “My mom’s specialty dessert”. I have had the opportunity to taste this dessert made by my Aunt’s, other family members and even non-family...

I am still in the Eid celebration mood, before it fades away I wanted to blog about the big feast I had for Eid, and so here I am blogging, even after feeling exhausted. I am up for any kind of celebrations any time of the year. Before, when there was any celebrations, I would look forward for the special dishes my mom would make for us. Now, I would look forward...

Yesterday, I slacked off on almost everything, I felt super lazy to even look at the kitchen, let alone cooking. This is not an unusual feeling for me, because as much as enthusiasm I show in cooking on certain days, that much slackness I show on certain other days. So last day was such a dull day for me. I don’t have to worry if the stove is not lit in my...

Poori is a famous Indian bread; served for breakfast with veg or non-veg curries. The other day, I made poori in a real fancy way. I had beef that day, so made beef masala and then stuffed the beef masala into the poori and fried it. Doesn’t it sound fancy? It came out pretty good and needless to mention, the stuffed pooris disappeared from the platter in no...