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Pizza Pinwheel Buns

  Come summer and party season sneaks up on us ever so swiftly, calling for rolled up sleeves, apron strings tied taut, hair rolled up into messy buns, and the conscientious exertion of elbow grease, even though we hardly complain. … Continue reading

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2-Layer Paneer Canapes

The lavish menu at a premium, fine-dining restaurant would possibly enthrall you with a dozen-odd varieties of paneer dishes, each stylishly titled, like Paneer Manpasand or Paneer Rosti, and ornately described, with a mouthful of adjectives. In our kitchens, blocks of paneer are … 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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Crackling Churmuri

Whether you’ve felt like the female protagonist in Jhumpa Lahiri’s stories, or like that little girl in pigtails swirling with a girlfriend in the monsoon from those pictures in a sepia-tinted album – at the first sight of rain years … Continue reading

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Methiculous ‘n Chickpealing – Burger Patties

Its near-absinthian flavours notwithstanding, the lush green, petite-leaved methi bunch is rather dear and nearly ubiquitous to the keen Indian palate. It not only transcends borders and cuisines – be it the crispy akki rotti in Karnataka or the ghee-packed, … Continue reading

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Power-packed Almond Butter Cups

Behold these cakey, fudgy, squishy, velvety little cups of power-packed goodness. Speckled with gooey chocolatey chips and sweet-tart bursts of cranberries, with a stream of honey running through their insides, adroitly masking the flax and hemp milk flavors that could … Continue reading

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Store-bought Smashers – Chicken Mini-cups

From the bubbly burble of a sea of red following the mashing and cooking of dozens of tubby tomatoes, eventually getting bottled and stashed away as sauce for the year ahead.. the cheep of a thousand kernels of wheat as … Continue reading

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Watermelon Clone-sicles

There is a fair bit of head-scratching, hemming and hawing, as baffled faces scour the bulging bushels of watermelons nearly spilling onto the market sidewalk, for a good find. The elderly couple, sprightly and sharp, engages in a low-voiced deliberation … Continue reading

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Mango Management – A Sticky Situation

The feel of wet earth underfoot, from a downpour the night before. The intoxicating lure of those prized  green-streaked balls of orange dangling from the low branches. The stinging, tart smell of the leaves hitting your nostrils even before the … Continue reading

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Mango Mush for the Crème de la crème

The weighing scales go wonky in the summer. Also in the winter. Well, mostly during every other month that is a harbinger of some festival or the other. Those kilos seem to hoard up effortlessly, at the behest of all … Continue reading

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