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Aromatic Lemon Coriander Soup

This past week the temperatures in Mumbai went from a scorching 39°C to a cool 28°C overnight. While I enjoyed the relief of cooler weather, I promptly caught a cold and had a sore throat over the Diwali weekend. I suspect the change in weather along with the smoke from all the fireworks did me in....

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Cantonese Vegetables, The Indo-Chinese Way

Last week my brother suddenly had this craving for Chinese food; more specifically “Indian Chinese.” I guess, the overload of Indian festival food was a trigger for something “different.” 🙂 I have already waxed eloquent on Indo-Chinese or Indian Chinese food in my earlier posts on Vegetable Manchurian and Vegetable Fried Rice. Anyway, on Anant...

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Vegetable Manchurian

I don’t think I would be very far from the truth if I said that for people who grew up in the 80s and 90s in Mumbai, Vegetable Manchurian (or Chicken Manchurian) with Fried Rice or Noodles would have been the first introduction to “Chinese” food. These were the days before globalization, before Indians were...

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Vegetarian Chinese Fried Rice or Vegetable Fried Rice

Mumbai is famous for its street food; Vada Pav, Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, and of course, ‘Thelewala Chinese’. Thela means a hand-cart and the Mumbai street corners are dotted with thelas which make and serve fresh Chinese food. Well, this thelewala Chinese food is uniquely Bambaiyya (Bambaiyya in Hindi for ‘of Mumbai’). Very few Chinese would recognize the food if it is...