Tag Archives: appetizer

Roasted Veggies, Served Street-cart Style

The Desi Quotient (DQ), or Indigenous Quotient, is a darned thing. We score high on it, naturally, sometimes to the point of being unapologetically crude. Which you’d be too, if you were raised on a diet of “munchies” or “fillers” … Continue reading

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A Mint-fresh Makeover – Masala Chickpea Salad

The protein-packed, fairly beloved chickpeas are an integral part of Indian cuisine. As kids, we loved the sight of the pale-skinned and stubby nuggets as they dropped like a bunch of rocks into a stainless steel pot where they would … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Pretty Pink Carrot

These pretty pink carrots are exclusively available in the winter months in Northern India, and eagerly waited upon to be snapped up by eager foodies like us. Their irresistible color adds a rosy flair to dozens of dishes, in both … Continue reading

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Potato Kababs with Avocado Nuggets

We are very excited to announce that our first eBook is in the works and will be available on your favorite online retail stores soon! Watch this space for details..and while you wait we have these gorgeous Potato Kababs for … Continue reading

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Spring into The New Year..

In Chinese cuisine, textures and flavors play a pivotal role in creating a well-rounded menu. And the art that marries the two in perfect harmony is known as tiaowei. This New Year’s, we’re borrowing from that ideology to create a … Continue reading

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To a Cracker of a Christmas..

In the midst of sugar-dusted cookies and candied gingersnaps, we present a cracker of a red and green trellis with a pinch of spice. Woven right into a buttery, salty crust, this filigree of fragrant herbs and chillies alternating with … Continue reading

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Beet Chops

The red that bleeds into the whorls on the fingertips must count for something when one is tackling a bunch of fresh beets. Once they’re cooked with starchy potatoes, mixed with a bunch of fiery spices and patted down for … Continue reading

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Tokens of Thanks – Pumpkin Patty-cakes

At Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for the bountiful Fall harvests, for the opportunities we find to be able to share the love and the food. The pumpkins that endure a lot of smashing and slitting..their coral insides sulking and peeking modestly … Continue reading

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Stirred Crazy – Lettuce Wrap-up

The ritzy feel of cool lettuce leaves invites diverse creative concoctions at the hands of the clever cook. In their elaborate, baroque-bordered expanses, she can tuck in oodles of scrumptious fixins, almost foreseeing a rhapsodic, restaurant-style outburst of seasoning and … Continue reading

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Eggs-quisite Eats for Li’l Devils

Two, then four, six, eight..and umpteen sets of hungry, innocent eyes peering at you from your porch don’t make it any easier to get through Halloween just when you’ve scrubbed those piles of butter coated pans and washed the last … Continue reading

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