Category Archives: Recipes

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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Onion-Tomato Salad

I thought twice when I decided to post Onion-Tomato salad, because there is no ‘recipe’ involved. It is nothing fanciful. And may not be ‘socially acceptable’…with all that onion, yikes! But it makes a frequent appearance on my table despite … Continue reading

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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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I am an Indian and I buy Curry Powder

I am an Indian and I buy Curry Powder. There! I said it! And it is true that most of us born and raised in India on mom’s homemade food, do keep a jar of store bought Curry Powder around. … 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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