Category Archives: Recipes

Watermelon Basil Martini (or Cooler…if you wish)

July is a bittersweet month for me. It is smack in the beginning of Summer. That’s the sweet part. The bitter part is that it also reminds me the days of Summer are numbered. My novice garden which is thriving … Continue reading

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Are you warming up to Fall yet? Or are you in denial and still sporting open toed shoes and capris? I am in the second camp, but I cannot hold on anymore. The morning temps are hitting mid to low … Continue reading

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Raita….the ubiquitous yogurt condiment

Raita, which you will pretty much find on any Indian table setting is like a generous white canvas. You may find it, standing as a perfect dip for Kababs, or a dependable side dish to tame a fiery Biryani. It … Continue reading

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Shoyu Tamago….aka Soy Sauce Eggs

Motherhood brings an enormous change in perspective, and lifestyle. It certainly did for me. Saying that life after kids was, hmm…is not simple, is a gross understatement! In pre-kids days I did not have to think about what is stocked … Continue reading

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Qabuli Rice

Do you have childhood memories of food, something you have tasted or smelled as a child that are so vividly etched in your memory that you can feel the smell or taste anywhere? I have quite a few. My dad … Continue reading

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Ginger-Garlic Rice

I did not realize while growing up, but my mom was a magician in the kitchen. Every single day before sending me and my sister off to school by 8 AM and our Dad to work around the same time, … Continue reading

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Chicken Korma

One of the classics of Mughlai Cuisine, which my home town Hyderabad is famous for, is Korma. It was brought to India by the Mughal rulers from Persia in mid 16th century. Once it reached India, it amalgamated with local … Continue reading

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