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Vegetarian Recipes

This recipe of plantain peel curry is from the villages of Bangladesh, says Smt. Gauri Karmakar, a great granny from Kolkata. Known as Kanchkolar Khoshar Ghonto in that region, it is a phrase that took me a little time to […]

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Bliss – a book about the power of non-possessiveness; cultivating contentment.

Known as Kuvalyacho Pollav in Konkani, Pumpkin Curry is a typical dish in Mangalore where coconut is used generously. This is a family recipe shared by Henrietta Colaco, a great-granny residing in Bangalore. Like most grandmother recipes, this one also […]

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Batata Sasam

A SARASWAT recipe, Saasam, meaning mustard seeds in konkani, is a side-dish with many variations prepared by tossing vegetables, and also fruits, in a coconut-mustard dressing. This is a popular dish of the Saraswat cuisine.   Ingredients: Potatoes – ¼ […]

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Maange Curry

In the hills of Coorg, a delicious curry is made with wild mangoes. Unlike the hybrid commercial cultivars, these are generally smaller in size, have fibrous pulp and pack a punch in terms of flavour. Some of the smallest varieties […]

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Avial

A favourite in Smt. Subbulakshmi’s home, Aviyal is a healthy, practical and tasty side-dishes popular in the Tamilnadu and Kerala states of South India. Simple to cook and festive in taste, this can be prepared whenever one has an assortment […]

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Methi bhaji - Kela nu Shaak

Continued from the interview with Gita & Deepak Banker. Walking up to a shelf of books, Deepak pulls out an old note book. He opens each page fondly, gently moving his palm over his mother’s withered hand writing in Gujarati. […]

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Gatte ki sabzi - Soulfood recipes

  When one mentions Rajasthan, images of deserts, camels and havelis conjure in the mind along with its specialty cuisine. Among the vegetarian dishes, Baati, Ker Sangri & Gatta are definitely some top favourites. Gatte is a term used for […]

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Aloo pyaz subzi

A perfect homemaker, a lovely hostess and a beautiful woman, there was much to learn from Mrs. Neeta Lodha. She also shared with us some of her favourite Rajasthani recipes while we enjoyed a wholesome meal at her Haveli in […]

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Saibhaji

A popular Sindhi VEGETABLE dish that is easy to prepare & flexible since many of the ingredients are optional and can be easily substituted. In many Sindhi homes, this is often prepared during weekends since it is a good way […]

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Kurukku Kaalan (Kerala Kadhi)

In the tropical heat of South India, milk and milk products are highly perishable. Before the days of refrigeration, the only way to use leftover milk was to ferment it daily to make yoghurt. Yoghurt was churned in the morning […]

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