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Fruit Chaat | Indian Fruit Salad

Fruit chaat: Medley of seasonal fruits spiced with Indian chaat masala I wrote this article for Beyond Curries in 2010, a website that’s still out there but discontinued from updation. Summer brings with it many beautiful things if one looks beyond the terrible heat waves. One thing I really love is the fruits we get read more

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How to make aloo paratha – A video

Aloo paratha: Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour, and 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 structure read more

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Raw Vegan Vanilla Doughnuts

So, I am back and this is what we made; Raw vanilla doughnuts: Raw version of traditional doughnuts. They do not taste the same as cooked doughnuts but have a similar mouthfeel For some years now I have been considering a raw-vegan diet.  I also found that while ‘considering’ is very easy, the temptations of read more

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Video – How to make kaaju barfi (Vegan cashew candy squares)

Kaju barfi: Traditional Indian sweet made with cashewnuts, usually served at weddings and festivals, made using sugar candy method When Harsha was here, we did many videos together, with my son sometimes chipping in as an assistant to hold the umbrella over the light source. 🙂 One of the most popular recipes on tongueticklers is read more

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Roti / Phulka – A video

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 read more

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Hummus with shinshu miso and microgreens

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 – 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 in read more

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Bhuja hua kaju barfi | Roasted cashew barfi

One week-day, when I was in a hurry and time seemed to be ticking away a little faster, I knew I could not wait for the ‘cashew barfi mix’ in the wok to cook even a minute longer, and poured it onto a jelly pan a few minutes earlier than I should have.  I willed, 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 read more

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