Category Archives: International

Paneer Butter Masala

Often times, I am disappointed or frustrated when I go to an Indian restaurants in US. Disappointed because virtually all gravy bases taste the same (and some restaurants do use the same base for ALL–fact obtained from a friend who … Continue reading

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Gnocchi…with an Indian Twist

I first met pasta about 14 years ago. And it was not love at first sight. There were no explosions or angelic music. I ate it and thought it was good, but not crave-worthy. That was until I had some … Continue reading

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Palak Pakoda (Spinach Fritters)

If you want something crunchy, spicy, satisfying and healthy (?) appetizer or snack in a jiffy—this is it. Palak Pakoda, aka Spinach Fritters. I believe this is a perfect way to initiate Spinach haters into Spinach lover’s world. I know, … Continue reading

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Mint Chutney

I have to admit that I pride myself as detail-oriented. But I can so grossly overlook some things. Case in point is Mint Chutney. I make this chutney at least once a week in summer months when Mint is abundant. … Continue reading

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Fish in Coconut Gravy

My mom was born and raised in a small coastal town in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Soon after marriage she moved to Kerala, another coastal state in South India. Both regions are abundant in sea food and coconut trees. … Continue reading

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Pad See Ew

When ordering from a menu, the quirkier the name, the more intrigued I am. And sometimes it is hilarious to know what they mean or how they got that name. Who knew Thai chillies’s Thai name, means “mouse s*** chillies”. … Continue reading

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Majadra…an exquisite combination of lentils and bulgur

One thing that I missed badly when I moved from Michigan, other than friends, was the Lebanese food. For those who has never tried it, Lebanese food is mild and flavorful without being hot. It is dry–no sauces or gravies–with … Continue reading

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