A post for Diwali – Badam & Nariyal Burfee (Almond & Coconut Fudge)

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Diwali in Australia is mainly a very sad affair, especially living in a very cut off Perth it has no charm at all. There are no lanterns shimmering away, no diyas burning on every street and no houses smelling of Diwali faral being cooked. I have been missing home terribly, and this Diwali especially has ...


Karwachauth Blues with Strawberry Cake

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This a post 1 week too late, I meant to write it on the 11th October but I just kept procrastinating till I could procrastinate no more. 11th October is a special day for married North Indian women out there. It is the day we celebrate “Karwachauth”, which is the day when married woman fast ...


Zucchini Soup with homemade Vegetable stock 2

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When I think of cooking for my family or just for myself when I am alone, ‘Soup’ is not considered as a meal. Anything I can drink instead of chew cannot be just can't be a meal in my head and I refuse to think otherwise. I know it is silly but Soup was not ...


A day for reminiscing with Nankathai – Eggless Cardamom Cookies 4

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Coming from a middle class background from a very little town in India, an Oven was a luxury that we could not afford. It used to be frightfully expensive and we just had no use for it. Now that doesn’t mean that we did not eat any baked goods. I vividly remember desperately looking outside ...


My adventure with Swiss Chard – Dal with Swiss Chard/Silver Beet 6

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I am a cautious person by nature and try and avoid taking too many risks. Maybe it is my inherent nature that I don’t like taking any risks or maybe it is middle class upbringing that stops me venturing into uncharted territories. Not that I have not taken risks in life, trust me I have ...


A cheesy snack for a rainy evening – Vegetable Toastie 4

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So it rained in Perth yesterday. Rains in Perth are a unheard phenomenon, it hardly rains here. It is like the guest that visits your home once in a blue moon for a few minutes, promises to come back but never shows up, making you feel that you have done something wrong to make the ...


The very unsocial Lamb Korma 6

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“Recipes are just descriptions of one person’s take on one moment in time. They’re not rules.” — Mario Batali We are not very social people. I don’t mean to say we are anti-social and don’t like people at all but we do not socialize a lot. We don’t do late night parties and gatherings and don’t ...


Curry or Soup – Dahi ka shorba/Yogurt Soup 2

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I think we can all agree that Indian food is extremely versatile. We can make a meal using 1 main ingredient in 100's of ways and still never get tired of it. If you don't believe me just take something as humble as Yogurt/Curd or Dahi as we call it. We use it as base ...