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Turquoise Painted Glass Vase with a touch of yarn!

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      I love re-purposed glass jars and vases that are all over Pinterest these days! So, I decided to make one with a glass jar (actually a jam bottle). I saved… Continue reading

Sailfest, Fireworks extravaganza and a refreshing Limeade cooler!

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      Hope all of you had a great weekend!   It was wonderful out here in New London, Connecticut! There was a Sailfest – a summertime 3-day festival in South-Eastern Connecticut… Continue reading

Tamata Pappu/Tomato Dal

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  A traditional Indian meal includes Roti/Rice, Curry, Pappu/Dal, Rasam/Sambar and homemade yogurt! Pickles and Chutneys that are available in Indian Kitchens all through-out the year also make a frequent or regular appearance… Continue reading

Carrot Stir fry

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  Yesterday, when I started to chop carrots to make ‘Veggie Hakka Noodles‘ for our dinner, I realized I had actually bought them to make a stir-fry that would go well with rice… Continue reading

My homemade version of Frappuccino!

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  I would like to start off this post by thanking ‘WordPress’ for choosing my blog to be one among the ‘Freshly Pressed’ and also to all you wonderful folks who took your… Continue reading

DIY Polymer Clay Jewelry Dish

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    I’ve been following this very creative blog  ‘Diary of a mad crafter‘ recently and came across a lovely jewelry dish she made using polymer clay. (She has lots of fun craft ideas with tutorials….be… Continue reading

Pound Cake (super light and moist)

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      It is such a heart warming feeling to bake a perfect cake that is super moist, flavorful, delicious and yet light. I was overjoyed when I made this cake yesterday… Continue reading

Puri / Poori

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    ‘Puri’ or ‘Poori’, simply put is a deep-fried Indian bread made with whole-wheat. It is one of the most popular breakfasts all over India that can be served with different sides… Continue reading

Aam Ras – Sweetened Mango Pulp

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      I grabbed some nice ripe mangoes on a regular visit to our local Indian grocery store last week. And I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.… Continue reading

Cabbage Curry (with potatoes and peas)

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      Cabbage curry is one of those curries that go well with rotis/chapathis as well as plain white rice. Adding potatoes and green peas to it makes it even more delectable.… Continue reading

Watermelon Lemonade

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    Summer is finally here! (of-course, most of the days here are rainy rather than sunny). But it sure feels nice to say ‘Summer is here!’ :). To make the best of… Continue reading

Spinach and Mushroom Frittata

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      In my leisure time, I randomly browse several blogs and one day I came across ‘Frittata’. It basically looked like a puffy omelette to me. But, when I went through… Continue reading

Pudina (Mint) Pulao

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      Pudina (Mint) is one of those herbs that adds a fresh and aromatic flavor to any dish it is a part of. And if the dish itself revolves around ‘Pudina’… Continue reading

Palli (Peanuts) Chutney

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        Prep + Cook time: 25 to 30 mins   Recipe   – Palli/Peanuts – 1n1/2 cups – Onion – 1 small – finely chopped – Green chillies – 3… Continue reading

Pesarattu – Moong Dal Dosa (Green Gram Crepes)

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      ‘Pesarattu’ is a specialty dosa made from ‘Pesarlu’ or ‘Moong dal’ or ‘Green Gram’. It is a part of authentic’Telugu’ cuisine. Traditionally, it is popular as a breakfast option but can also… Continue reading

Onion and Aloo Bajjis/Onion and Potato Fritters

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      Bajjis are a very popular tea-time snack in India, perfect on a rainy day. They are made with just about anything – onions, long green chillies/mirchi, potatoes, bread, cabbage, spinach, tamalapaaku/beetel… Continue reading