Memories of the great Indian Railways – Railway Potato Sabzi

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Being surrounded by some seriously intelligent and creative people can be very inspiring for people like me to get our creative juices flowing enough to write. And when you see such friends doing something fabulous you want to compliment them by creating something that has been inspired by their work. One such creative friend in ...


Indian styled Capsicum with Peanuts 2

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Growing up in a middle-class Punjabi family in the 80s Peanuts were just a snack we ate when we felt peckish or when we were traveling, we never used Peanuts in cooking, and that was that. I don’t remember a single instance where my mother used Peanuts as an ingredient in anything that she ever ...


No cook Apple and Honey Oats

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Remember I had said how I do not enjoy eating sweet cold things for breakfast. My body just does not respond to anything cold, laden with Sugar first thing in the morning. I feel unsatisfied, and it always seems like I have not eaten anything even though I may have gobbled down some substantial breakfast. ...


An Indian dessert using a very Australian Yogurt – Shrikhand 2

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They say beauty needs no ornaments, the simplest and the plainest of things sometimes are the ones that touch your heart more then anything else. I guess it is the same with food. There are times when the most basic of ingredients can form the  most heart warming of dishes that you can ever  make. ...


Pushing food horizons with Soy & Maple Syrup coated Basa Fillets

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We Indians are passionate about our culture and the food associated with it. We live to eat because food not only provides us sustenance it also gives us the cultural identity that makes us who we are. And since we Indians are masters of stereotyping, we also love to stereotype each other on the basis ...


Cheat’s Raspberry Trifle to celebrate 2 special days 2

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One of the most common question that people ask me is "What's cooking" and when I sometimes answer "Nothing" I can almost sense the disappointment. I don't know why people think that I am always in my kitchen, constantly churning out delicious meals on the drop of the hat. Being a die hard foodie and a ...


Another sweet treat for breakfast – Raspberry Pancakes 2

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Eating something sweet for breakfast has never been my thing. I will perhaps gobble up fruits before I pump my body with a shot of coffee to start its slow destruction into caffeine induced stupor but having something that tastes sweet is just not done. Give me spicy puri Aloo, Upma, Poha or something comforting like ...


The Chicken curry with an identity crisis 3

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I was talking to a friend yesterday about how Indian food doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. In most countries, Indian food is portrayed as Oily and Spicy, overwhelming the taste buds with flavors that can numb your mouth and make you queasy. And as an Indian who loves her food I beg to ...


The brand new Pesto in town – Kale Pesto 3

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Since I have discovered Kale I have been experimenting a lot with it, and the funny thing is the more things, I cook with it, the more I like it. It is such a cheap and easy vegetable to buy that I don’t mind buying a lot a big bunch of it when I do ...


A Punjabi girls version of Curd Rice to beat the sorching summer

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When a girl from North India tells you how much she loves eating “Curd Rice” you have to stop everything you are doing and take notice. Curd Rice or Thayir Sadam or Mossaranna or Daddojanam as it also called is a comfort food for most South Indians like Rajma Chawal is ours. Although the region of ...