Monthly Archives: March 2011

Baked Eggplant (Begun Bhaja)

Who doesn’t like eggplant? It’s one of those vegetables (like the mighty spud) that is so versatile, that even simply salted and cooked with a couple spices really brings out it’s flavor. This is a very popular dish from West … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Dosa

If anyone ever took a peek in my fridge, they would more often than not find a large bowl of some sort of dosa batter ready. I love dosa. In any form. It is one of those foods that I like … Continue reading

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Tofu Parantha

For most of us vegetarians, finding protein rich meat substitutes is always a dilemma. While lentils and dals do serve their purpose, a cup or two everyday just is not enough to supplement the 56 gm and 46 gm requirement … Continue reading

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Mango Dal (An Andhra Pradesh Speciality)

Some memories of childhood, however insignifcant, stick with us forever due to the exhilarating and fun experiences they are associated with. I remember how my poor old rickshaw walla, Dharmu (God rest his soul in peace!), was so patient with us … Continue reading

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Stuffed Bitter Gourd (Bharwa Karela)

“What? Karela??? Ewwww….Not Again!!! I am NOT eating it”. My mother found herself being bombarded with utter resentment every time she announced she made karela, followed by prolonged looks of disgusts if she tried to force us as kids to … Continue reading

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Chana Dal Stuffed Parantha (Birhni)

I hear my father yet again craving for some good old Bihari food he grew up on. It just so happens that most of what he loves does not happen to be too healthy for him in his golden years. … Continue reading

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An Amalgamation of Tastes……..

My penchant for cooking is something that happened over many years. While growing up, I always saw my mother in the kitchen from morning to evening, making something or the other, catering to the taste buds of every family member … Continue reading

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