Monthly Archives: March 2008

Spicy Herb Garlic Spread

Garlic What comes to your mind when you think of some vegetable or bulb that is aromatic (or pungent to some)? To me, it is non other than garlic. I love it’s aroma and the the flavor it releases when … Continue reading

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What’s fresh?

Today, I am not sharing any recipes but what’s fresh in my part of the world that motivates me in cooking. I consider it as a gift to be in the sunny bay area where the weather is mild throughout … Continue reading

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Sooji Dhokla

Sooji Dhokla Dhokla is a fast food in India, especially in the state of Gujarat. It could be made from besan or sooji. My Mom made more of the besan version while my Mom-in-law made the sooji version and both … Continue reading

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Mooli Paratha

Mooli Paratha Paratha is a flattened wheat bread usually pan fried with ghee and served with either dahi, achaar or some vegetables. Paratha’s come in plain or stuffed with vegetables, paneer, or simple spices. It is wholesome and satisfies everyone … Continue reading

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Mango Achaar

Cut mango pieces We all love achaar (pickle), whether it is nimbu (lemon), mango, chili or the varieties that we get these days ranging from lotus roots, carrot, eggplant and much more. But I must admit that my all time … Continue reading

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Aloo Hara Channa Gravy

Fresh Hara Channa in it’s pod What could be more appeasing to your palate than eating fresh hara channa that is in season. Aloo, a quintessential vegetable in every household is another all time favorite for the mass. To add … Continue reading

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Black Eyed Bean Sundal

Black Eyed Beans Most of the beans including black eyed bean or black eyed pea are rich in soluble fiber which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. They are a good source of minerals such as potassium, phosphorous etc. … Continue reading

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