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Kamal Kitchen I am a vegetarian food blogger who loves simple fresh flavors and locally sourced produce. Anyone can be a good cook, as long as you put your heart into it!

11 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Bengali Green Peas Kachori Recipe

Bengali Green Peas Kachori Recipe

In India, winters are mild and the time when we have a whole bounty of vegetables. Carrots and green peas are some of the most popular winter vegetables giving rise to the popular Gajar ka Halwa and several delicacies made with the fresh, vibrant green peas. When you think green peas, you probably think of […]

04 February 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Alu Poshto Recipe – Potatoes in Poppy Seed Curry

Alu Poshto Recipe

My Alu Poshto recipe is based on a popular Bengali curry made with potatoes and poppy seeds. Bengal is a state on the east coast of India. Bengalis or Bongs as they are called, are predominantly fish eaters. But they do love their potatoes. Alu Poshto is actually a kind of Dum Alu. As I […]

26 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The KamalKitchen Friends & Family Cookbook is here!

kamalkitchen friends & family cookbook

The KamalKitchen Friends & Family Cookbook is here! And you can now rush to download it for yourself. I thought of this project sometime last October. The inspiration loosely came from Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New york. I was feeling out of touch with a lot of extended family members and friends. You know, life […]

20 January 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Bhimthadi Jatra 2014 – Annual Crafts Fair in Pune

Grand carpeted central area with offshoots to various sections

I have wanted to visit the Bhimthadi Jatra for the longest time. Every year, we decide to visit and something else comes up. This year, the Bhimthadi Jatra boasted a new, larger location and I was determined. Sunday morning dawned bright and I set off with a few wads of cash and an empty belly. […]


20 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe (Meatless Monday)

Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe

Broccoli and Rice Casserole spells winter for me. It is such a comforting dish, and also nostalgic. This was a staple on my office cafeteria menu in the Midwest, and was just the right thing for cold windy days. The word ‘casserole’ is a tough one, because there is no specific meaning to it. In […]

13 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Almost Instant Mac and Cheese Recipe (Meatless Monday)

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Whether you eat it out of a box, or bake it with loads of cheese and eggs, I haven’t met anyone who does not like this gooey sleep inducing treat. I will take Macaroni and Cheese in any avatar, depending on the time and ingredients I have […]

04 January 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Curry Noodles Recipe for New Year

Curry Noodles

Curry Noodles were such a surprise. Since almost every Indian dish I cook has an element of ‘curry’, I don’t go out of my way to add a curry flavor to my recipes. And especially not to something that is essentially Not Indian, like pasta or noodles. I wanted a quick evening snack and decided […]

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