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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

Chinthapandu Pulihora – Tamarind Rice

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  ‘Tamarind Rice’ or ‘Chinthapandu Pulihora’ – ‘Chinthapandu’ refers to ‘Tamarind’, ‘Pulihora’ refers to ‘Sour Rice’ is one of the most common festive foods prepared for a number of festivals especially in South… Continue reading

Preserving Fall leaves with Mod Podge – Bring ‘Autumn’ into your home!

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  Adding natural elements in your home always gives such an earthy feel. Whether it is wood, stone or indoor plants, the colors and textures that are available naturally just cannot be replicated… Continue reading

Besan Chilla (Gram Flour Crepes) with Coconut-Ginger Chutney

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    The first things that come to my mind at the thought of a traditional Indian breakfast (or rather south Indian breakfast) are ‘Dosa’, ‘Idli’ and ‘Vada’. Back in school and college… Continue reading

Pumpkin Doughnut Holes (Baked) with Cinnamon Sugar and Chocolate Glaze

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    The lush tall trees in the backdrop of our living room are slowly showing it’s true colors. I see plenty of leaves already blanketing the shadows of the trees below. On… Continue reading

Egg Bhurji/Spiced-up Scrambled Eggs

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    It’s again that day of the week when I don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen (I confess….this happens at-least once every week). So, I lean over the refrigerator… Continue reading

Lamb Curry with Jeera (Cumin) Rice

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    On Sunday afternoons, myself and my brother used to eagerly wait at the table for the spicy, tasty, lip smacking (read ‘burning’) chicken or mutton curry paired with pulav/pulao. And as… Continue reading

Cabbage Chutney

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    I love love love chutneys! They are spicy, really quick to make, you can make them using many┬ávegetables or fruits, and they are as good with bread or any other flat-breads… Continue reading

Aloo Methi (Potato Fenugreek) Pizza

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      On nights when I’m exhausted or lazy or simply un-motivated to make dinner, the inkling in my mind is to order a simple yet ‘cheesy’ pizza or fried rice from… Continue reading