Karivepaku Pachadi – Andhra Style Curry Leaves Chutney

This week you can expect a deluge of curry leaf based recipes this week, starting with Karivepaku Pachadi or Andhra Style Curry Leaves Chutney. Why, you ask? Well, in a fit of enthusiasm my father got two large bunches of fresh and tender curry leaves (Karivepaku in Telugu). As a result, you can expect a deluge

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Radhaballavi with Cholar Dal – Guest Post by Jayeeta Chatterjee of Cooking Delight

This absolutely delicious guest post comes from Jayeeta Chatterjee of Cooking Delight. While Jayeeta writes about a variety of foods, I am particularly partial to her Bengali food recipes. I have an inexplicable connection to Bengalis. Well, honestly, not all of it is inexplicable. My aunt, whom I called Dodda,

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Mahalabia – An Arabic Milk Pudding – Ramzan Special

One of the absolute blessings associated with blogging is the whole new world of food that has opened up for me. Before I started blogging a couple of years ago, my exposure to Middle-Eastern, Mediterranean,  and African food was really limited. Largely because I belaboured under the notion that the food from

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Beyisida Maavinakai Gojju – Raw Mango and Yogurt Stew from Udupi

Beyisida Maavinakai Gojju is a dish I learnt from an Udupi friend of mine. This tangy raw mango and yogurt stew has become quite a staple in my home. I tried this recipe quite by accident. 🙂 My extended family is a shining beacon of national integration. (Indians would get what that

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Vangi Pohe – Beaten Rice with Brinjals

I am a person who generally loves temples (actually any place of worship). I rarely miss an opportunity to visit a place of worship anywhere in the world. It happens so often even on vacations that I often promise  myself that I will NOT visit temples on a particular trip. 🙂 One great thing about

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Kolhapuri Misal Pav – Mumbai Street Food

This recipe for Kolhapuri Misal comes from the famous Maharashtrian city of Kolhapur! It is a city named after the demon Kolhasura, whose dying wish it was that the city be named after him. This city in Maharashtra is known for so many things: Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple. It is one of the six Shakti peethas.

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