Tag Archives: spicy

Of Savoury Crusts and Crumbs

There are many reasons why we love baking yeasted goodies with the We knead to bake group and this loaf brings all of them to life.  It is baked in the graceful and regal ring-shaped Kugelhopf pan that comes from … 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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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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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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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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A Mishmash of Mushroom Musings – Masala Mushroom Medley

The sound of Grilled Portabella on a Bun on the menu at a fancy cafe leaves the wary vegetarian a little less thrilled. The prospect of biting into a meaty middle, even if the bun in question is well-buttered and … Continue reading

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Mango on the Mind – Tangy Mango Rice

Waltzing its way from haute couture to hot cuisine, the mango is naturally the King of the fruits. Equally competent is the raw mango, getting employed in all manner of pickles, chutneys, gravies and sides, from skin to stone. Cutting … Continue reading

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Chatpati Taco Chaat

Row after vertiginous row of turmeric and masala-vermillion toned, ready-to-eat chaat boxes in all varieties and orders can only have so much bearing on the fresh-off-the-AirIndia-league of desis. After a while, the yearning kicks in and they hanker after the … Continue reading

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Pint-sized, Prudently Spiced – Onion-filled Mini Peppers

Living up to a lionized last name is not all sweetness and sizzle, it can be rough trying to match up to the firebrands in the lineage. Smoldering gossip at the Pepper household often covers the exploits of flamboyant Mexican … Continue reading

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Savory Carrot Muffins

Muffins are forgiving, but not too much. They have been split, slit, slotted and slashed to suit the whims of different kinds of muffin monsters, in the form of stubs and tops and crumbly middles. They’ll take that much. But … Continue reading

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