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Wisdom from 150 Beans!


I am flipping the pages of one of my handwritten recipe books. The book is yellowed – with both age and stains from the kitchen; from having balanced the book near the cooking pot or from having turned the pages … Continue reading

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Moms and lunch boxes


My kids are now at the age where they seem to be hungry all the time and are always asking for food. One meal is barely over before they want to know ‘what and when’ they will eat next. As … Continue reading

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Imaginative nose


I have a sharp sense of smell. I can smell, from afar, if all the masalas in my curries have blended well for that perfect aroma. Enough said. A few months ago, when I got back home in the evening, … Continue reading

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Imaginative nose


I have a sharp sense of smell. I can smell, from afar, if all the masalas in my curries have blended well for that perfect aroma. Enough said. A few months ago, when I got back home in the evening, … Continue reading

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Moms & Snack boxes


I don’t know about all you moms out there, but when my kids were in kindergarten and primary school, it was a big challenge to decide what to pack for their recess snack boxes and lunch boxes. Some years, the … Continue reading

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My ‘Anjarai Petti’


I love to cook. I cook a lot of Indian, and a bit of Italian, Mexican and Chinese. Most Indian dishes, especially the South Indian ones, use many different types of seeds – that are typically roasted, used for seasoning … Continue reading

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Badushah


‘Badushah’ is an Indian sweet, known by a few other names in the subcontinent. I love this sweet, one of the few that I truly enjoy eating. My daughter shares my love for badushahs too! Last year, during the Deepavali … Continue reading

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Oops…too many seeds


We had guests for dinner over the weekend. My carefully planned menu turned out rather well. There was one rice dish, which had a number of seeds – mustard, cumin, cardamom, peppercorn and star anise, in addition to various vegetables. … Continue reading

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Boomeranged


‘Mom, children and food’ – one could write books, and more books on this topic. “Chew slowly, don’t swallow without chewing, don’t place your book where your plate should be, vegetables cannot be scattered around the plate with the claim … Continue reading

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