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Sunburst Mirror (with Wood Shims) – DIY

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    Yet another version of Sunburst Mirror you’d think. Well, that is true. Here is my take at the Sunburst Mirror using wood shims.         This is my first… Continue reading

Rotini Multi-Grain Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Roasted Veggies

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    I love pasta but often hesitated to make it on a regular basis because of its calorie content. But, now that I found the Multi-Grain version, I guess it will be… Continue reading

Aloo Gobi

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      ‘Aloo Gobi’ is one popular dish from India. Cauliflower and Potatoes are cooked or rather roasted in a blend of spices. It is beautiful and flavorful at the same time.… Continue reading

Cabbage Kofta Curry/Cabbage Dumplings in Tomato Gravy

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    Koftas refer to dumplings that are usually made with Cabbage, Sorakaya/Lauki/Bottle Gourd or Aloo/Potatoes. They can also be made with ground chicken or mutton (keema) similar to meatballs. When these koftas… Continue reading

Rajma Masala

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    So, I went to the grocery store and bought 2 cans of Red Kidney Beans (or so I thought!) but when I took those out of my kitchen cabinet when it… Continue reading

French Toast (Indian Style)

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    Back in childhood days, mom made French toast for a weekend breakfast occasionally and I always loved it. Though traditionally French toast is made sweet, I prefer the spicy version. This… Continue reading

Mango Lassi

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    Lassi is a very popular yogurt based drink from India. It serves as a refreshing summer drink. There are different kinds of Lassi, most common being Sweet lassi and Salt lassi.… Continue reading

Chicken Mania

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  It was Chicken Mania time this weekend for hubby dear’s birthday. Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani, Spicy Chicken curry, Tandoori Chicken and Raita – yum, yum, yum & yum!       Phew! Looks… Continue reading

Green Peas Soup

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    Who doesn’t love green peas? And what better way than to make use of its rich fiber content by making a soup of it. I usually add green peas to many… Continue reading

Gokarakaya/Goru Chikkudu (Guwar Beans/Cluster Beans) curry

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  Gokarakaya/Goru Chikkudu is yet another flavorful and easy to cook variety of beans rich in fiber and protein content. It can be cooked in many different ways – marrying it with potatoes… Continue reading

Chana Palak/Chickpeas with Spinach

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    Chana/Chickpeas is known for its high fiber and protein content and Spinach for its nutritional value. Combining both of them together brings out a healthy and savory dish.   The basic… Continue reading

Palakura Pappu/Spinach Dal

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    Prep + Cooking time: 35 mins Serves: 4 or 5   Recipe:   – Palakura/Palak/Spinach – 1 bunch – Toor Dal – 1n1/2 cups – Onions – 1/2 – Green Chillies… Continue reading

Strawberry Smoothie

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  Smoothies are a necessary and healthy drink to include in our regular breakfast. It adds a fruit portion in our daily diet and will also replace any caffeinated drinks we usually crave for.  … Continue reading

Methi Paratha/Fenugreek Flat-Bread

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    Methi/Fenugreek leaves are great to include in our regular diet as they are rich in potassium, iron and Vitamin C. I love Parathas and among the different varieties Methi Paratha is… Continue reading

Vegetable Bambino Upma

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    Semiya Upma is one of my go-to dishes to make when I’m feeling too lazy and un-motivated to cook a complete meal including a curry, rasam, rice/rotis. It is quick, tasty… Continue reading

Tandoori Chicken – without a Tandoor

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    Tandoori Chicken is a very popular dish in India traditionally made in a Tandoor i.e., a clay oven. At home the same can be achieved using a conventional oven or a… Continue reading