Lemon Rice

Lemon rice is a very popular dish in Southern India. They can be enjoyed hot but tastes as good  at room temperature.   They are ideal for lunch boxes, picnic lunches or just when you want to eat something tangy ! My family enjoys this as an after school/work snack.  Lemon…

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Pooja Thaali – Significance And How To Make One At Home

  As an Indian who enjoys all the traditions and culture which Indian festivities bring along , I must say there are a few essential things which every Indian household needs to perform all the rituals. Growing up , I remember how my mom would decorate the pooja thali (…

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Custard Pot Pies With Vermicelli

          This recipe is a fusion of two popular Indian desserts – custard  ( vanilla pudding ), usually served chilled and sweetened vermicelli which is always relished hot . It may look like a long recipe but trust me it is ready in thirty  minutes. We…

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Fruit Cake

    Back in India, I remember having fruit cakes on special occasions. Usually store bought and gone in minutes after opening the pack. I still have vivid memories of those special times when my family enjoyed this sweet treat. Baking was not that popular in India at that time…

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Nature Inspired Festive Centerpieces

  It’s so much fun to be outdoors – so very fresh and pretty. Although with freezing temperatures these days here in Colorado, going out is not something I look forward to. But even when it’s snowing outside, I try to take out some time and sit besides my window…

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Gingerbread Cookies

December gives many good reasons to bake. One of the reasons could be to set the stage for the festive season. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that your pantry is stocked with home baked goodies during Holidays.           When I think of baking, I think of…

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DIY Diwali Decor

We are just few days away from Diwali. Every few years , I try to create some ethnic crafts for Diwali décor. Just my humble effort to present Indian culture to my own kids. Being NRI is really not that easy  when it comes to celebrating Indian festivals. We don’t have national holidays…

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Zucchini Bread

Guest Recipe by Susan Webb   Since it is the beginning of Fall, I am sharing my mother’s famous Zucchini Bread recipe that is so good with a cup of coffee in front of the fireplace. It can be a good after school / work snack too.       You…

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