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  1. Lunch! What'd ya have? (2017)

    Good to hear you're okay Scooby.
  2. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Prawns and veggies in the style of "Kerala boatmen" served with rice, plus dosa with two fresh chutneys, coconut and tomato.
  3. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Dinner last night was kangaroo cooked in the fiery laal maas style, potatoes with fresh fenugreek leaves, dal makhni, oven baked okra with ghee rice and chapatis. Along side some tamarind chutney and green mango pickle. The fenugreek leaves (methi in Hindu) were at my Indian grocery, a little old lady grows them for the owner, $2 a bunch. They give a lovely bitter flavour and can't be substituted.
  4. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    My dearie accidentally ordered some frog legs in a tapas bar in Madrid. They tasted like chicken to me, but we did have an inordinate amount of fun playing with them.
  5. Australian Steak Question

    I'd never heard of them either, so googled. The meat is stocked at our local superbutcher. I don't eat steak or I'd try one for you. Not much help, sorry.
  6. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    For @Keralawho has taken readers of the "India dining" thread on a fascinating trip to his birthplace for a family wedding. Kerala chicken stew, a home style meal in one pot. It's made with mustard seeds, a rough paste of ginger, peppercorns and turmeric, a smooth paste of red onions and green chillies, a few cloves and cardamom, sliced garlic, fresh coconut milk, curry leaves, chicken on the bone, and available vegetables. Here, potatoes, carrots, cauliflower and snowpeas. I took the liberty of adding a blob of gunpowder chutney.
  7. A little taste of Kerala

    Thanks for the vicarious return visit to Kerala. Your food (and general) insights are very much appreciated. I cooked in your honour tonight, check out the dinner thread !
  8. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Some recent meals. Chicken and mushroom curry, mewari dal, spicy potatoes, fried rice, paratha. With a dollop of dill raita in the middle, a dollop of fresh tomato chutney, and a little lime pickle. Beef madras, potatoes and eggplant fry, dal mewari, rice, paratha. Served with white radish, carrot and lentil salad, cucumber raita and fresh green chilli chutney. Roasted spiced pumpkin, spinach paneer, that dal again (tricked up with lots of coriander) lemon rice, paratha. With fresh tomato chutney and lime pickle. Chicken and mushroom curry, chana dal with dill, red brussels sprouts korma, eggplant, potato and pumpkin mix, turmeric rice, paratha. Served with beetroot raita, date and tamarind chutney, and ginger pickle.
  9. One of the better meals I had while in Victoria - lunch with my sister at the Black Hill Pub in Ballarat. Angel hair pasta with scallops, calamari, whiting and lemon.
  10. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    After a week away, it's wonderful to be back in my own kitchen cooking a simple Indian meal. Spicy potatoes, mixed dal, turmeric rice and paratha, served with a cucumber raita, fresh coriander chutney and mango chutney.
  11. A little taste of Kerala

    @Kerala, is the wedding ceremony similar to a Hindu one that goes for three days or so ? I'd be interested to hear about any similarities (or differences), or see any photos. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience
  12. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Prawn and mushroom fry, dal, potatoes with spinach, lemon rice and paratha. On the side - chilli coriander chutney and lime pickle.
  13. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    In a departure from normal programming, I roasted chicken marylands with potatoes, pumpkin and Brussels sprouts. Served with broccoli cheese and grainy mustard gravy.
  14. A little taste of Kerala

    Gee thanks @Kerala, wish I was there ! Your food looks great, and it's lovely to share your childhood memories. More please.....
  15. As if I didn't have enough destinations on my "list", I now need to add another. Thanks for an enticing taste of Hong Kong !