Beans Carrot Poriyal | Beans Carrot Thoran

Summer heat always makes me want to eat light food.  In such a season, poriyal (as it is called in Tamil Nadu) or thoran (as it is called in Kerala) is what I want to eat. Poriyal or Thoran essentially consists of steamed vegetables garnished with grated coconut. Among other vegetables,

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Anda Bhurji – Scrambled Eggs – Mumbai Street Food Style

  Anda Bhurji or Scrambled Eggs – Mumbai Street Food Style holds a very special place in my heart. When I started my business about 2 decades ago, our first office was in an area where we had access to very few eateries. One of the dishes that was esily

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Mysore Masala Dosa – Mumbai Street Food Style

Mumbai’s street food is legendary. There are versions for many a local Indian dish and the dosa is not exception. A Dosa is a savoury crepe made with rice and black gram. It can be served plain with assorted chutneys and sambar, or then spiced up in assorted ways. In Mumbai’s famous

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Kairi Panha (Raw Mango Cooler)

Having lived in Mumbai all my life, I grew up with Maharashtrian food and absolutely love it. Thalipeeth, Bhakri, Usal, Misal, Shrikhand, Pohe, Varan Bhaat….. I relish them all and shall write about them too. However, today is a scorcher in Mumbai and that brings to mind the refreshing and cooling Kairi Panha.

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Chitti Boorelu

On one episode of the sitcom Friends, a neighbour describes Monica’s chocolates as little drops of heaven; I could not think of a better metaphor to describe what Chitti Boorelu are to me. I dedicate this recipe to my cousin Sreela, who is as crazeeeee about Chitti Boorelu as I am! 🙂

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Guest Post: Aloo Boda Tarkari (Potato And Cow Peas Curry) by Sanjana of Feeding the Sonis

Since I saw the recipe for Khaidu (Seasoned Yoghurt) on Sanjana Soni’s blog Feeding The Sonis, I have been wanting to try it. I am a sucker for anything with yoghurt and with recipe so simple, how could I? So try it I did, as an accompaniment to Vangi Bhath. This got

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