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Papdi no loat: Steamed dough

A few weeks ago, I returned to an empty fridge after a wonderfully relaxing two-week trip to New Zealand (more on the trip and the food in a later post). I was jet-lagged and was reduced to rummaging through my … Continue reading

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Ghee: Clarified Butter

I just came back from Illinois where I went to spend Diwali week with my parents. This is partly because the Kiwi has been in New Zealand for the last month (this is why the photos from the last few … Continue reading

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Cucumber Raita

A friend recently asked me to post a simple raita recipe. My unsurprising response to that was: but did you check out the chaas recipe?! For anything you would want to use raita you can just use chaas instead. I … Continue reading

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Batata poha: Flattened rice with potatoes

I do not have any real knife skills. I don’t have the patience for cutting things finely and evenly and I only own a series of paring knives (this will be rectified soon, but I still remain slightly wary of … Continue reading

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Rotlis: Staple Indian Bread

Almost two months ago, my mom had surgery on her back. I was totally freaked out about it. I kept having these nightmares of having to jump on a plane to fly for 26 hours in case something went wrong. … Continue reading

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Khichiri: Indian rice and beans

Khichiri is the Indian version of rice and beans. For me it is the perfect comfort food. It is also supposedly very easy to make, but for the longest time I was terrified to make it. All because once when … Continue reading

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The Beginning

My mom taught me how to cook. Actually, scratch that. My mom made me learn how to cook. Her argument for what I saw as a punishment was that she didn’t know how to cook when she married my father … Continue reading

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