Cauliflower & Chickpeas Salad

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  Salads are not usually my cup of tea! But, once in a while a simple, clean salad is nourishing to the palate. The thing I love about salads is that we can… Continue reading

Roasted Tomato & Garlic Soup

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  Sometimes a simple meal (like this one) is comforting, satisfying and so easy to put together. We have been having plenty of soups and sandwiches lately. A conscious habit we are trying… Continue reading

Dynamite Shrimp

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  This is a dish that both myself and hubby have been in love with from the very first time we tried it a few years ago at P. F. Changs. It is… Continue reading

Banana Chocolate-Chunk Bread

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  Many a times, there are foods I make to prevent discarding some perishable items – Like this delicious chocolate-chunk banana bread! I had leftover chocolate bar from making tiramisu a few weeks… Continue reading

Paneer Tacos

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I still remember the very first time I had mexican cuisine and immediately fell in love with it. It was nothing fancy, just a simple veggie quesedilla with a generous dollop of sour… Continue reading

Methi Murgh – Fenugreek (Dry) Chicken

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  Methi/Fenugreek leaves is a herb/leafy vegetable that has a really distinct aroma and taste. It tastes bitter but imparts a beautiful flavor to any dish. It is also rich in several nutrients… Continue reading

Walnut Cranberry Crumble Bars

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  It was kitchen cleaning and re-organizing time last weekend. I had this leftover packet of walnuts and box of cranberries that have been sitting idle staring at me every time I opened… Continue reading

Mamidikaya Pappu – Mango Dal

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  Ugadi is just a few days away and all the festive nostalgia has started hitting in. Mangoes are a significant part of this festival because this is the time when green, un-ripe… Continue reading

Matar Paneer

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  When I think of meatless Indian dishes for a fancy meal, the first thing that comes to my mind is paneer. I have always loved it whether it is paneer tikka, palak/saag… Continue reading

Paratha Chips and Sriracha-spiced Hummus + a Video

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  I’ve never been a huge sports-buff except for playing badminton and watching cricket with family. But, lately in the last couple of years I’ve started watching sports on a regular basis and… Continue reading

Semiya Payasam – Vermicelli Kheer

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  Weather has been crazy this winter! All of my years here in USA, I’ve always lived in colder states in the mid-west and north-east and yet this seems to be like the… Continue reading

Cranberry Maple Yogurt Cake

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  2014 is here and I’m sure many of you had a blast saying good-bye to the old year and welcoming the new one! I wish peace, good health and prosperity for one… Continue reading

Sesame and Peanut Soba Noodles

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    The upside to writing a food blog is that there is always a variety of food I want to try. My palate has grown enormously in the last couple of years.… Continue reading

Egg Fried Rice

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    I admit with reluctance, Summer is gone….and Autumn is here! A couple of weeks ago, the trees around were still bright and green under the beaming warmth of the sun. And… Continue reading

Plantain Stir Fry (Aratikaya Vepudu) with Coriander Parathas

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Plantain or Aratikaya (in Telugu) is one of my favorite vegetables. It is a non-sweet, starchy and tougher version of banana. It is particularly high in fiber and potassium. Widely grown and consumed… Continue reading

Bottle Gourd/Lauki Kofta Curry

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  I’ve been having a major writer’s block over the past couple of weeks. After being away from blogging for a bit, I guess my mind is crawling at a snail’s pace at-least… Continue reading