Channelling my inner Nigella – Bacon and Tomato mush

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I seem to be on a Nigella Lawson cooking spree at the moment. I am not a huge fan of her but I do love the way she talks, the woman has a way with words and I love how she makes no bones about not making everything from the start and just throwing in ...


Guilty Pleasures with a Berry Yogurt Crumble

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Pleasures should never be termed as guilty especially if these pleasures never harm anyone. We all have to abide rules of propriety and decency and never let these guilty pleasures get out of hand. But hey we all need to indulge in them sometimes just to feel alive, just to feel that we have a ...


The unsung hero – Channa Dal 2

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The first thing that I learned to cook as a teenager was “Dal”. The fact that one had to just boil the lentils in water with some Salt and Turmeric was something my teenage brain could easily fathom and grasp. So Dal became a staple dish that I would make every day before my mother ...


Kuch meetha ho jaye – Chawlon ke kheer (Rice Pudding)

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I studied in a convent school where we were bound by rules and regulations laid out by the strict catholic nuns. We had several uniforms that we wore during the week, smartly ironed uniforms, gleaming black shoes and hair slicked with oil tied back in a ponytail with black ribbons. The only day there was an ...


Coconut and Chocolate Slice to celebrate a special week 4

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Deserts and Sweets are something I generally avoid as much as I can. But there are celebrations that are special and they cannot be complete without something sweet tantalizing your taste buds. I don’t know what it is about sweets and celebrations; they just go hand in hand. I did not want to bake a Cake ...


A secret love affair with Pork – Pork Vindaloo 4

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As a young girl growing up in a Hindu family there were certain meats that were never cooked in our house. Even though we were hardly what you would call a traditional religious family Pork and Beef were meats that were never introduced in my mother’s kitchen. There is a misconception in India that Hindus do ...


From a non fasting kitchen – Sabudana Wadas (Sago & Potato Dumplings) 6

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As a country India on a whole is very religious and god fearing. We have millions of gods and millions of ways to worship these gods to appease them to fulfill our desires or protect us from evil. And of one our most favorite way of pleasing the lord is by fasting. By depriving ourselves of ...


An inspired Curry – Beef Kofta Curry/Indian Style Beef Meatballs Curry 6

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I always believe that one should always associate themselves with people who inspire or push you to do your best rather than people who are negative and try to bring you down with their inability to do anything.  Thankfully blogging has introduced me to some amazingly inspiring personalities.  And this is what I love about ...


The subtleness of Indian food – Lamb Pulao 4

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A few days ago I was speaking to an Australian friend about Indian food and something that she said made me stop and think about how Indian food is perceived in other countries. The words that she used to describe Indian food was “Indian food is not very subtle but has very loud flavours”.  And ...