Category Archives: Dinner Den

Masaledar Millets – Vangi Bath

  Rice and wheat make up our world. Or at least, they make their appearance at almost every meal we eat. To change this up  bit, we decided to try putting millets on the table a few times a week. … Continue reading

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Coriander Cruises Beyond Curries

The pervasive dhaniya – or cilantro to the Americans – manifests in the daily square Indian meal rather tirelessly – chopped and sprinkled on sabzis and dals, chaats and curries just before serving, or ground up in gingery, coconutty, oniony … Continue reading

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Tomato’s the Tops! Tomatoey Chicken Curry

You don’t need a seven-course meal to feel like you’re part of a royal family, in fact, all it takes at times is a simple and hearty one-pot dish to elevate your senses and your spirits to a level of … Continue reading

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A Drool-worthy Drumstick Stew

They may try to distract you from your mission – those colorful bins of glamorous veggies and fruits, jet-lagged and starting to tire, yet vying for a spot in your shopping basket with their exotic contours and shiny skins. If you’re … Continue reading

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Creamy, Dreamy, Rustic Relish – Risotto

There’s something to be said of the season’s first downpour that makes one want to scurry to the kitchen to stir up a potful of something warm, something soothing, something..delicious. The pattering of those raindrops provides a perfect acoustic setting … Continue reading

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Poised for Paneer – Paneer in Roasted Red Pepper Curry

While the competent culinarian definitely has what it takes to create lowfat, highly nutritious everyday meals, even furbishing a bland block of tofu with the aid of potent spices from her pantry if she so pleases, it is to the … Continue reading

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A Potful of Pizzazz – Multigrain Pilaf

Living in a teeming multicultural town anywhere in the US has its perks if one is a foodie. While there is ample scope for tasting all manner of cuisines, like say, risotto or empanadas at the local Farmer’s Market or … Continue reading

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Smitten by Spaghetti – Pasta with Creamed Greens

Whether one is secretly hoping to get a glimpse into a noted chef’s diary while sitting right outside his Tuscan kitchen, clanking the silverware against melon-colored plates with handpainted vine motifs coiling along their rims, in anticipation of the perfect … Continue reading

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Currying Up for Comfort – Thai-style Yellow Curry

When the silk of creamy coconut blends with the dewy freshness of lemongrass, the opulence of select spices and the warmth of garlic, onion, ginger..in a turmeric-tinted gravy..for colorful peppers, florid broccoli and crisped tofu strips to soak in..even the … Continue reading

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Pow Wow! Kung Pao Potatoes

The groan of the monotony writhes its way from Manic Monday through Freaky Friday, leaving little scope for the mistress of the kitchen to conjure up a happy picture of the family at dinnertime. The vegetables are barely pecked at … Continue reading

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