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Paramannam – Jaggery Rice Pudding

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  Across different cultures and religions around the world, a prayer before we eat is the most perfect way to begin a satisfying meal. Likewise, in Hindu culture, offering food to God before… Continue reading

Tomato-Carrot Soup with Basil Herbed Croutons

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  At the wake of dawn, I peeped out the window to catch a glimpse of the sunrise and the sun was well, no where to be found. He hid behind the dark… Continue reading

Jam and Nutella Pop Tarts

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  ‘Valentine’s Day’ is just around the corner and I see all the gift shops and florists decked up with red-heart balloons, love greeting cards and romantic gifts. Back in school and college… Continue reading

Chickpeas Garden Salad

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  It’s freezing out here for the past few days and is likely to be so for at-least the next couple more days. We also had light snow this morning and yet the… Continue reading

Egg Masala

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  Eggs are so easy to cook with. Even a beginner cook can try and experiment well with eggs. It’s just that simple, isn’t it. We have eggs regularly at home….hard-boiled, omellete, egg… Continue reading

Spaghetti & Veggie Balls

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  ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’ is such a crowd favorite….and just because you are not a meat-eater….that shouldn’t devoid you from having it. This is a nice, fresh and healthy dish to start off… Continue reading

A look back & a step forward

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  The old year has gone….The new year has arrived…..Let’s leave the struggles & sorrows behind….Let’s take the precious joyous moments forward….Let’s step into the new year with a little more kindness &… Continue reading

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

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  First of all, I wish everyone ‘Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year‘! It’s sooooo good to be back! I really missed the world of blogging in the past few weeks.… Continue reading

Health{ier} Banana Cake with Toasted Almonds

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  ‘Cake’ is definitely not associated with ‘Healthy’ most of the times. But, this cake has all the goodness of bananas, almonds, oats with reduced amounts of sugar and butter. So, this is… Continue reading

Aloo Palak – Potatoes in Spinach Gravy

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  ‘Aloo Palak’ is yet another classic North Indian dish that is super flavorful and a crowd pleaser similar to ‘Palak Paneer/Saag Paneer‘. The flavors from the spices, the nutrients from the spinach,… Continue reading

Kalakand

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  It’s ‘Diwali’ and here I am with one of my ever favorite sweets – Kalakand. I wish I could have posted this much earlier….but was really busy this weekend….and couldn’t find time… Continue reading

Spinach & Cheese Rolls

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  We had this winter’s first snow today which reminds me of our short trip last month. On a beautiful sunny weekend we visited Newport, Rhode Island which is just an hour from… Continue reading

Rava Laddu

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The last few days have been pretty dramatic here with ‘Mother Nature’ battering the North-East with one very powerful storm ‘Sandy’. Luckily our neighborhood has been spared of any flooding or wind damage.… Continue reading

Dosakai Pappu/Yellow Cucumber Dal

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  The idea of ‘comfort food’ certainly varies from person to person. It could also vary by season. In spring, a generous slice of your favorite cake with some hot coffee/tea could be… Continue reading

Chocolate Rice Pudding

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    ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Pudding’ – both scream ‘I’m yummy and simply irresistible!’. So, when you combine these delicacies with rice you have a unique dessert! ‘Rice Pudding’ is a very common dessert/sweet… Continue reading

Chicken Tikka Skewers with Yogurt-Mint Chutney!

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    Whether it’s a get-together of family and friends or a special occasion at home, ‘Chicken’ is always my favorite non-vegetarian choice to cook or have! Whether it is a simple grilled… Continue reading