Nariyal Ladoo – Coconut Balls

Indian festivities are incomplete without mithai , a more popular name for sweets in India. These are prepared during the festival season , weddings or just like that. During festivities and weddings these are typically  boxed in colorful cartons to be given to friends and family. Of course the modern day…

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Masala Chai/ Chai Latte

  Love in a tea cup ! Masala Chai This comforting Chai is an absolute delight on cold winter days. The western names for ‘Masala Chai’ are Chai latte or Chai Tea ( funny ? ) . Every single Indian household makes Chai at least once a day especially in…

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Jeera Aloo / Chatpata Aloo ( Spicy Potato Wedges)

    Jeera Aloo / Spicy Potato Wedges   Sometimes the humble potatoes save your meals. With a few boiled potatoes resting in the butter box of our refrigerator, I knew what the dinner menu should look like. It’s good to have boiled potatoes handy !!        …

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Lentil & Spinach Soup

  Dal Paalak There is something warm & tasty about this dal.  Spinach along with spices, both fresh and dried, give lentils a complex flavor. You can use any lentil but I prefer one of these : French green lentils / Chana dal / Green Moong dal. Here I’ve used…

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Egg Stir Fry/ Egg Masala

    This dish was originally developed by my husband. The only variation I did to his original recipe is the addition of green bell peppers. It’s a super easy and flexible  recipe. You can boil the eggs in advance and keep the cooked sauce mixture refrigerated up to two…

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Hot and Sour Soup ( Indo – Chinese )

  #006   Most restaurants serve Hot and Sour soup which is unpalatable. I’m not saying it because I’m a hot and sour soup lover and I could not find a single restaurant serving a good bowl of this soup in our own city. When you make huge batches of…

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Besan Chilla / Gram flour Pancakes

This is one of my favorite breakfast all winter long. Not only because its scrumptious but also because you can fix it in minutes.That sounds like a blessing  when you have a small kid around & you are pressed for time. Besan/ gram flour/ Chickpea flour is an indispensable food…

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Lime Rice

Lime 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.  Lime…

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