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A Mango-mottled Scoop Of Summer

Summer for us is a smorgasbord of happy possibilities. We seldom stew over the rigmaroles..instead, we let go, and let be. We take in the icecreamy mustaches on our girls’ upper lips as we stealthily wipe off our own, and … 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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A Piquant Spring Potpourri – Black-eyed Peas Pesto Salad

Spring brings with it a gush of greenness, and a fit of freshness, glazing everything with winks of color, infusing the air with much needed verve after those pallid wintry months. Sprouts of green herbs blithely appear, mocking at the … Continue reading

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Silvery-sweet New Year Treats..Semolina Snowballs

Dainty little balls of saccharine perfection. Pristine, like the season’s first snowflakes. Tender, like feather-touch kisses from a little one. Precious, like winged-moments that take flight when one is too busy to notice. Laden with bursts of goodness, like the … 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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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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Perky Pineapple – Cream Fluff

In every slice, a hint of the sun. Golden, nectar-like juices pocketed in luscious, fleshy chambers. Fibrous, sweet-tart layers that see eye-to-eye on the flavor quotient, disintegrating selflessly into the depths of dainty fritters, satiny souffles, and gloppy puddings. Not … Continue reading

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Chakh Le India – Tirangi Kulfi

It’s a frenzy that is evinced in myriad ways, each so diverse from the other yet somehow unified into the spokes of the Chakra, into the homogeneity of the notes in “Mile sur mera tumhara..” into the blue of the nation’s … Continue reading

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Rustle up a Burfi, this Rakhi – Festive Peanut Butter Squares

Leafing through a mosaic of childhood memories, you might chance upon instances that are fit for calling forth a smirk, a chuckle, or a tear. Sticky fingers that balled up for a fist fight, jellied laugh lines that morphed into … 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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