Tagliatelle Pasta with Garlic and Mushrooms

Pasta With garlic and Mushrooms 1

Tagliatelle Pasta with garlic and mushrooms is my idea of comfort food. I had loads of fresh tomatoes on hand and needed to use them. Mushrooms, always a favorite, provided an earthy flavor and some meaty texture. Lots of garlic added to the potent mix. Cream made it all dreamy. Although I generally associate tagliatelle… 

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Achari Paneer – Exotic Indian Pickle Sauce Recipe

Achari Paneer Recipe

Achari Paneer is a tangy spicy simple preparation of Paneer cheese in pickling spices. ‘Achar’ means Pickle and ‘Achari’ implies ‘pickle like’. The pickles referred to here are Indian style pickles and not dill pickles in brine. The whole Achari concept took off a few years ago and achari paneer tikka now occupies place of… 

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Pineapple Stir Fry – Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipe

Pineapple Stir Fry

I love Asian food and stir frys, and I love cooking with pineapple. My Thai Pineapple Fried Rice remains one of my most favorite recipes of all time, fashioned after a dish in my favorite Thai restaurant. When I was in the US, a stir fry was the most common item on the menu for… 

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Basundi Recipe – Simple Maharashtrian Sweet

Basundi Recipe Basundi Recipe - Maharashtrian Sweet

Basundi is one of the most loved and simplest Maharashtrian desserts. It is the sweet dish of choice for many festivals including Diwali. I have written about Sev and Rava Besan Ladu which have a longer shelf life. Basundi is made with milk and is more perishable than other sweets. There is not much skill… 

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Crispy Sev Recipe for a Crackling Diwali

Crispy Sev Recipe

Crispy Sev is the Indian alternative to potato chips. Our Gujrati brothers and sisters are known for their love for their Fafda and farsan. But I say this love for farsan reaches the corners of India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Gujrat to Arunacahal. We love our sev – that spicy, crunchy snack that can… 

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Hummus – Middle Eastern Chickpea Dip

Hummus Dip Recipe

Hummus needs no introduction. Or does it? I just love this creamy, boldly flavored dip and can lap it up in any number of ways – with chips, in sandwiches, on salads, in wraps etc. There are many kinds of hummus – the smoky Baba Ghanouj, or roasted red pepper hummus or sun dried tomato… 

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Chili’s Pune – To Go or Not to Go

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Chili’s! For me, Chili’s was synonymous with good food and good times – smoky fajitas, margaritas, bottomless chips and salsa, fun and laughter. I have spent hundreds of evenings at Chili’s relaxing over a cold drink and sharing laughter with friends and coworkers. I suppose you get it. Chili’s means so much to me because… 

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Parsley and Chana Rice – Flavor Packed Recipe

parsley and chana rice recipe

Parsley and rice might sound like an unusual combination, but actually it isn’t. I was introduced to the combination of parsley and rice almost by accident. I can thank my roommates for it. Indian cooking uses cilantro a lot. Our neighborhood Walmart store did stock coriander or cilantro. But all greens and herbs are always… 

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