Perfect Sattu Recipe for Rakhi ~ My Dependable Friend Rajshree Maheshwari

August 18, 2010
Sattu for Rakhi - Rajshree recipe

As the day of Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi which means a wristband tied on a brother’s wrist by his sister, approaches every year in the month of August, I receive the tastiest assortment of ‘Sattus’ from my dear […]

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Enjoying Phuket holiday

July 5, 2010
Marriott Cafe Looks Inviting

My Phuket holiday – I am still in the overwhelming phase of having just returned from a lovely trip to Phuket. We stayed at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa – Thailand. The hotel website’s description is accurate: “…an […]

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Paris, Elise & Fennel Salad Recipe

March 2, 2010

Paris was splendid, and what made it extra special was our friend Elise. We are back home with a heart full of lovely memories – and every moment of those memories is linked with her.   Elise often travels to […]

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Bajra Roti Upma Recipe from Mahanandi – Delicious Indian Vegetarian Snack

February 5, 2010
Bajra Roti Upma Recipe

Indira of Mahanandi – a blogger who has inspired so many people to cook, to blog, and continues to do so with her penchant for perfection. Her passion for what she does is evident in every post at her site. […]

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Nine Sutras to Live By ~ Hermeneutician Raimon Panikkar

January 23, 2010
Raimon Pannkar Dwelling wisdom

    Ever since I read these resolutions from “The dwelling place for wisdom” by Raimon Panikkar a few years ago, they come to mind whenever something new emerges, be it the new year or a friend’s birthday. I think […]

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My Mother’s Masala Uppumav Recipe ~ Cookbook Author Sabita Radhakrishna

November 2, 2009
Masala Uppumav Recipe

Here is another delightful Tribute Recipe by Sabita Radhakrishna, the cookbook author from Chennai. She pays a tribute to her mother – Mrs. Leela Chander – an elderly lady with youthful smiles and enthusiasm. I met her along with Jigyasa […]

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Mummy’s Potato Dill Fry ~ Tribute Recipe by Sabita Radhakrishna

October 25, 2009
Potato Dill Fry Recipe

Potato Dill Fry ~ a delicious Tribute Recipe by Sabita Radhakrishna, the culinary expert from Chennai. She pays a tribute to her mother, Mrs. Leela Chander, who was hosted on The Kamla Show to share her memories of Bangalore. Sabita […]

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Inheriting Culinary Skills ~ Sabita Radhakrishna & Her Mother, Smt. Leela Chander

October 15, 2009
Beautiful Mom Leela - Daughter Sabita

Sabita Radhakrishna, the popular cookbook author from Chennai, pays a tribute to her mother, Mrs. Leela Chander,who was hosted on The Kamla Show to share her memories of Bangalore. Sabita is a food columnist and broadcaster and was associated for […]

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Original Rugelach Cookies, Colorado Flowers & Randi’s Nostalgia

October 8, 2009
Randi's butterfly

Randi Levin’s emails always arrive with a photograph of whatever has caught her attention last – a butterfly, spring greenery, autumn leaves – allowing us a peek into the high mountains of Colarado where she lives.   Like Jigyasa and […]

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Traditional Kerala Meal from Ammini’s cookbook Grains, Greens & Grated Coconut

July 29, 2009
Traditional Kerala Meal

Reading Ammini’s “Grains, Greens and Grated Coconuts” has been so inspiring that on an impulse, I decided to cook an entire KERALA meal from her book. It was not easy deciding the menu, for I am not yet very familiar […]

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Ellukari Kerala Recipe with Cookbook Author Ammini ~ A Tribute to Amma

June 11, 2009
Ellukari Kerala Recipe

When passion and diligence combine, perfection becomes a natural boon…it is then that great works are created. “Grains, Greens and Grated coconuts” by our good friend Ammini Ramachandran, is one such boon to the world of cookbooks.   It is […]

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Pizza Toast Recipe ~ Tribute to Grace by Son Mark Antrobus aka Govind

April 4, 2009
Mother Son Tribute with Pizza Toast

This post is a tribute from a devoted son for his mother. The tribute recipe is Pizza Toast, a delicious vegetarian recipe perfected by Mark Antrobus for his mother, the wise beautiful Grace.   Jigyasa and myself were first introduced […]

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Summer Tomato Soup & Hot Apples Recipe ~ Anne-Katrin & Mom’s Magic

February 19, 2009
Anne-Katrin Mom Daughter

This post features family recipes – Hot Apples Recipe & Summer Tomato Soup – shared by German cookbook author Anne-Katrin. The recipes are her childhood favourites and loved by her children as well.   During our trip to Beijing in […]

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Naani’s Chana Masala Recipe ~ Tribute by Radhika Mohan

February 19, 2009
Chana Masala

Radhika Mohan, our friend and freelance writer from Chennai, pays a tribute to her mother with her specialty dish – Punjabi Chana Masala, a side-dish with chick peas. She sent this recipe to Jigyasa and myself when we had hosted […]

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Blueberry Muffins, Mountain Sunshine & Randi’s Great Grandmother

October 8, 2008
Randi's grandma

Randi Levin’s recipe for blueberry muffins arrived along with a beautiful photograph of the greenery around her in the Colorado mountains signalling the weather change to a spring mood!   Randi writes, “Dear Jigyasa & Pratibha, Thank goodness for Grandmothers! […]

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Lapsi ~ Auspicious Rajasthani Recipe with Unforgettable Nirmala Sipani

August 13, 2008
Nirmala Sipani

  This post is in poignant memory of beautiful Nimmi whose loss is a deep void in our hearts that is going to be so hard to fill. Here is a touching poem by her young niece, Meetha Jamad: MISS […]

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Stuffed Brinjal Recipe ~ Meera Rao’s tribute to her Mother-in-law

July 13, 2008
Stuffed Brinjals

In 1997, when I moved to Eldams road, Chennai, the first neighbour I met, introduced herself to me as a writer. That immediately drew my attention. In the months to come, I began to share in Meera’s excitement and avidly […]

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Aate ka Seera ~ Manasvi learns a Halwa Recipe from her Nani

June 22, 2008
Aate ka Seera Rajasthani Mithai

The world of blogs is amazing…sharing information, humour, writings, news…and fundraising as well. Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi have chosen the colour Yellow as their fundraiser for Blogger Briana Brownlow. Their site mentions that “Yellow is the happiest colour in […]

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Gujarati Pickles with Shanta Ben & The Young Indian Vegetarians of UK

May 20, 2008
Gujarati Pickles

To begin with, a mention of the people in this post: – Shanta Ben, an 85-year-old lady who lives with her family in UK – Her son Mr. Nitin Mehta and his wife Pratibha Ben – Their daughters Janaki & […]

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Marwari with a taste for hot Andhra curries ~ Says Marwar Magazine

May 11, 2008
Marwari Andhra Magazine

“A Marwari with a taste for hot Andhra curries. A research scholar with a penchant for writing recipes. A translator of heavy religious and spiritual works who is equally at ease with children’s books. Pratibha Jain’s platter of life is […]

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