Cookies for Santa

Today is Advent, and I will be starting a series of recipes for Christmas and the New Year to help you with your holiday weight gain 🙂 Here is a lemony shortbread cookie recipe developed by my daughter and myself.


Lemony Shortbread Cookies for Santa

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Cauliflower and Unripe (Green) Papaya Pickle

Cauliflower and Unripe Papaya Pickle is not only a ‘pickle’ but also a kind of relish, and even a vegetable curry, at least my daughter and I treat it so. I thought I would post this now that cauliflower is in season in Chennai. Though unripe papaya is not usually available in the market, you could always ask your vegetable vendor to get you one. Unripe papaya is also known as green papaya.


Cauliflower and Unripe Papaya Pickle

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Sivappu Kulambu (The Red Curry)

The Sivappu Kulambu is known for its beautiful red and enchantingly transparent gravy. Despite its deep red colour it can be made mildly flavoured based on the chilli powder used. I have used Kashmiri Chilli Powder which gives it a very subtle touch on your tongue. It goes amazingly well with chappatis and parattas.


Sivappu Kulambu (The Red Curry)

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Kala’s Chicken and Capsicum Curry

I developed this chicken and capsicum curry to dish up a non-vegetarian preparation in a hurry. It is very mild and can be served to both children and the elderly, or anyone who is on a bland diet. Because it is not very spicy it goes better with fried rice or noodles rather than bread or chapathi.


Kala’s Chicken and Capsicum Curry

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