Bhimthadi Jatra Pune – GO!

Bhimthadi Jatra Dec 2014

The Bhimthadi Jatra is back! I wrote about this arts and crafts fair in Pune this January. After having an exciting time there, I was looking forward to the next one. There may be some confusion because my earlier post is titled Bhimthadi Jatra 2014 and the event is back again in the same calendar… 

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Bunny Chow Recipe – Curry meets South Africa

Bunny Chow Recipe South Africa

Bunny Chow sounds so interesting, doesn’t it? It definitely makes you wonder what the name means. Is it made for bunnies, or from bunnies? Well, Bunny Chow isn’t really connected to rabbits in any way. The ‘Bunny’ here refers to baniyas, indentured Indian workers who were transported to South Africa for working on sugar cane… 

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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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