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Eating healthy with bean burgers and quinoa nuggets.

As a child, I loved dogs and cats, well, cats came in second. Dogs ruled.  I picked up strays and caused mayhem on the ..

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Rci - bihar .... dal-puri

Sangeeta, our hostess for RCI this month has us travelling to Bihar! Luckily for me, I had a super shortcut!!! My friend..

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Dhokla

When I am talking of Kadhi and Khichadi... can Dhokla be far behind?(and after revealing to all of my M.O for getting a ..

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Blog bites: sweet pongal

I have a sweet tooth. I confess. I like most sweets, barring all 'malai' ones, that is. There is one wish I have cherish..

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Mini idli and chutney

This is just a small post, to show you all my new cute idli stand! When I first came to CA,I got my old but serviceable ..

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Red lentil curry for mlla (my legume love affair)-60

I was about to miss MLAA-60. Well thank goodness for a Quick curry ( and bad pictures). Summer has set in (and how!) so..

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Kairi (raw mango) and jaggery chutney

My Mother makes this AMAZING chutney. Have I said that before?? Well, then this is another AMAZING chutney she makes.  T..

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Masala corn

Can one make excuses for slacking off? Can those be accepted as valid? When I look back on the last month, I can recolle..

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Turkish pilaf

We live around Dallas, one big hub of Indians and Indian community related activities.  We miss out on most activities...

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Koki

Early mornings sometimes begin with a groan on my side! Getting up.. well.. no option there!! but getting the Hubby to w..

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Farasbichi bhaji/ french beans stir fry

The last time I opened my dashboard was in Illinois, where I was ( note the past tense) living until last Friday the 18t..

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Subway- myway!

Living in California, I have drastically cut down on eating out… First and foremost, no street food….. no chaat (sigh) ..

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Besan ladoo on lakshmi pujan

The day of Lakshmi-Puja falls on the dark night of Amavasya. The strains of joyous sounds of bells and drums float from ..

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Paneer butter masala

When you have guests over for a lunch or dinner, what is the common dessert that comes to your mind? What did your Mom m..

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Classic white pan bread

When I was little, we did not have whole wheat bread, multi-grain bread or maybe we did , we were unaware and as far as ..

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A year, a century and a meme with a simple recipe!

Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Today is my 100th. post and it's been a Year since I started this Blog!!!! (ok, I admit, I was waiting ..

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Not the usual chivda

Not the usual Chivda, but then it was not the usual Saturday too! M, had to go to office, some urgent work... well, that..

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Neiappam/ neyiappam

If  Vashi, is still what it was a decade ago, there is still a  small shop tucked away in the Mini Market, in sector 9, ..

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