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Fresh Fig Clafouti

French desserts don’t always have to be complicated and daunting, and the Clafouti is a perfect example. Classic custard ingredients are whisked together and then baked up along with fat chunks of whatever fruit is in season. Cherries, pears, plums, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Shrikhand with Honey-roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Over the years, Diwali has lost its acute edges in our world, and with that, the loudness and garishness have faded, too. The parties have gotten quieter, the  firecrackers relegated to a few sparklers lit by our girls to honour … Continue reading

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Light and Love-ly – Berry Heart Ice Pops

Come February and there’s no escaping the Valentine’s day frenzy, whether one is online or around the real world. Kitschy, frilly heart-shaped cushions, mushy cards and teddy bears clutching corny notes suddenly sprout everywhere, including in the windows of our very enterprising neighborhood ‘fancy … Continue reading

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Steeped and Syrupy – Red Wine Poached Fruit

There’s something about the Fall air that makes eating family meals at the table a little more special, with fresh cooked food steaming off the plates and the easy flowing conversations and laughter, all filling the house with warmth. Desserts are typically … Continue reading

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Mango on the Mind – Mellow-Yellow Mango Dal

Next up in our Mango on the Mind series is a simple Mellow-Yellow Mango Dal. Mango Dal (Serves 3-4) To prime up the dal – 1 Cup Masoor dal or orange lentils  1 1/2-2 Cups of water A pinch of … 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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Rainbow in a Bowl

A bag of crisp baby salad greens with names that roll over your tongue in delicious bursts — Arugula, Lollo Rosa, Mizuna, Tango, Frisée, Green and Red Chards, Romaines, Radicchio — deserves a dressing that’s nothing short of royal. Reading … Continue reading

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