Oven Baked Fries – Baked Curry Seasoned Fries

Oven Fries

Baked Fries? Are you cringing at the concept? Well, if you love eating food fried in lard and dunked in salt, maybe you are. But if you are even a teeny bit health conscious, I am sure the concept of baked fries has sparked your interest. So OK, let me be the first to admit… 

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Dahi Vada – Lentil Dumplings with Spiced Yogurt Recipe

Dahi Vada or dahi bhalla

Dahi Vada is the best kept secret of Indian cooking. It is not that well known outside India. Your average American Desi restaurant may have samosas and pakoras on their menu, and even some kind of chaat, but they rarely have dahi vada. Don’t worry, because once you read this post, you will be able… 

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Eggless Coleslaw – Homemade Real Food Recipe

Eggless Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a mainstay of American cuisine. Many times people ask me what constitutes American food. Is it just burgers and fries, the stuff you get at McDonald’s? Considering the vast United States with their own diversity as regards regions and people, it is hard to answer that question. We have the down home Southern… 

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Lasooni Paneer Tikka/ Malai Paneer Tikka with Saffron Rice


I have blogged about paneer tikka or tofu tikka earlier on the blog. For those that came in late, Paneer is Indian Farmer’s cheese made from fresh whey. It is not aged or salted and also does not have any rennet etc. added to it. It is popularly known as cottage cheese in India, but… 

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Euriska Defines Greek Food in Pune


Euriska is the hot new restaurant on the block. Their Wednesday Comedy Nights, Santorini Afterglow Sundowner Specials on Sunday evening, Gig-A-Bite fridays are already the talk of the town. And the Greek menu is something that will tickle any foodie’s palate. I have long been a fan of Greek food. I enjoyed gyros and souvlakis… 

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Cherry Blossom Festival – Spring Rituals

cherry blossoms washington dc

Come March, it is time for the National Cherry Blossom festival  in Washington, DC. The National Mall area is great not just for history buffs. Of course you have the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian museums – all within a short walking radius. But as visit worthy as this area is… 

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Sooji Halwa/ Badami Shira/ Fig and Almond Semolina Pudding

Shira Sooji Halwa Semolina Pie

Shira is a traditional Maharashtrian or Marathi delicacy. And it is also totally Indian. Almost every state has their version of shira or sooji halwa. And there are slight variations in the way it is made. But ultimately, it is a simple yet indulgent Indian dessert that is ready in less than 30 minutes using… 

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