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Fruit Chaat | Indian Fruit Salad

I wrote this article for Beyond Curries in 2010, a website we could not continue anymore. I am reproducing it here in order to keep all my writings in one place. Summer brings with it many beautiful things if one looks beyond the terrible heat waves. One thing I really love is the fruits we read more

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How to make aloo paratha – A video

Aloo paratha is an Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour, stuffed with mashed and spiced potatoes. Harsha is here for holidays and we thought a quintessentially Indian recipe should be posted soon. What better than aloo paratha? I add some besan (chickpea flour) to the whole wheat flour as this gives it a sturdier read more

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Raw Vegan Vanilla Doughnuts

So, I am back with a recipe after a long time. Take a look at my raw vegan vanilla doughnuts; #Raw #Gluten-free #Refined-sugar free #Nocook and yet quite bread-y! For some years now I have been considering a raw-vegan diet.  I also found that while ‘considering’ is very easy, the temptations of cooked food is read more

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Revamping my YouTube channel!

Hello, As I mentioned a while ago, my daughter Harsha has joined me in writing and revamping my youtube channel, that I haven’t posted on in 7 years. Ever since Harsha moved away to study, we have been looking for opportunities to film videos whenever we can to showcase the slightly trickier recipes that are difficult read more

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Homemade potato gnocchi without eggs

Gnochhi (nyo-kee) (singular – gnoccho) are little potato and flour dumplings from Italy.  The making process very much resembles the making of ‘gatte’ (singular – gatta), a gluten free dumpling from Rajasthan (India) made with gram flour (besan). Each has its own characteristic taste and gatte can very well be used as a base to read more

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Hummus with shinshu miso and microgreens, and returning to blogging

After lot of thought and procrastination I finally decided that I should make a choice between work and joy. Joy won. During the past few years I felt lethargy creeping in every Monday and relief flowing in on Fridays. I’d look forward to weekends to indulge in cooking, photography and sharing things in this space, read more

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Hazelnut cookies | Hazelnut Spritzgeback – piped, gluten-free

  My daughter was home last month for Winter break and that is when these cookies first got done.  She bought me two small packs of lemon flavoured cookies and chocolate flavoured cookies, the vegan and gluten free kind.  I fell in love with the lemony cookies and finished them off the same day (10 read more

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Thengai barfi | Coconut candy squares

Tamil: Thengai barfi | Hindi: Nariyal or narial ki barfi | Marathi: Narali pak or copra pak | Gujarati: Koperapak | English translation: Coconut candy squares | A quick sweet made with just coconut scraping, sugar and cardamom powder. Till I came to Mumbai (then Bombay) I assumed coconut barfi was a South Indian preparation read more

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