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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… 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

Nutella and Pine-Nut Cookies

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  It has been a pretty long hiatus from blogging. My parents and in-laws visited us here this summer and with a bunch of trips and get-togethers with cousins and relatives time just… Continue reading

Spice Roasted Cauliflower

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  Cauliflower is a huge favorite in our home. Husband loves it much more than I do which is why he always sneaks it into our shopping cart every-time at the groceries when… Continue reading

Broccoli Rabe/Rapini Stuffed Parathas

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  For the past few weeks I have been gravely tempted to pick up these deep green fresh bunches of Broccoli Rabe at my local grocery store. I had read and heard a… Continue reading

Kesar Pista Kulfi – Saffron Pistachios Ice-Cream

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  There are some foods that we just can’t and don’t want to ever get erased from our memories. Many of those dishes are from our childhood which we enjoyed with our parents,… Continue reading