Paala Koora Pappu, Palak Dal, Lentils with Spinach – 1

Palak or Spinach is one of the most easily available greens and I try to make as many different dishes with it as I can. This version of pappu or dal is something I learnt from one of our Tamil neighbours (Mrs. Balakrishnan) and is a great favourite with my

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Cabbage and Peas Koora (Patta Gobi aur Matar ki Bhaji)

While we enjoy all kinds of food and look for new cuisines to explore, there is something about simple, home-cooked food that always draws us to it. A very good example of this kind of food is this very easy to make Cabbage ad Peas Koora. It is the ultimate

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Boondi Raita

Strange as it may seem, I first had Boondi Raita when I was about 20. I don’t know how it bypassed me till then, but ever since I have been making up for lost time! 🙂 Boondi Raita is very easy to make and is a wonderful accompaniment to Biryanis

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Macaroni and Cheese with Vegetables

This recipe is for Anand, my brother; and Abhi, my niece; both are Macaroni and Cheese freaks! Many years ago, my mom worked for a year in Canada. She used this as an opportunity to broaden not only her horizons but also my brother’s and mine. One of the directions

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Mango Lassi or Mango Smoothie

It is that time of the year when we bid fond farewell to Summer and along with it goodies like Mangoes, and welcome the rains. Till a decade ago, Monsoons would arrive on or about June 13. This date is very significant as it also signalled the day on which

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Kanda Vepudu (Elephant Yam Fry or Senaikizhangu Fry)

Kanda Gadda (Elephant Yam in English, Senaikizhangu in Tamil, Suran in Hindi) is a particular favourite in our home. While we cook it most often as Kanda Koora or Kanda Bachali Koora, my personal favourite is Kanda Vepudu or Crisp Yam Fry. Ingredients Kanda Gadda, Suran, or Elephant Yam – 250

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