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South Indian Style Madras Cucumber Curry

I discovered Madras Cucumbers only when the husband moved to Chennai for work a couple of years ago. This member of the Cucurbit family isn’t quite easily available in the … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Kharvas

The very mention of Kharvas invokes a strong sense of nostalgia and refreshes childhood memory for me. This delicately flavored pudding, which is made in parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

Cranberry Cake with a warm butter sauce

I was introduced to this traditional American Christmas bake by Laura, my professor’s wife; at the University of Missouri, while I was a grad student there. This one is a … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Chirote in a cinnamon and orange zest syrup with Vanilla ice-cream and orange-reduction sauce

I was not a big fan of desserts while growing up, I still like them only on moderation; but there was one traditional Maharastrian dessert which my grandmother and mother … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Winter Vegetables Soup

Winter hasn’t set in yet, and my city is still sweltering in the October heat. But a few hectic days of travel and sudden changes in weather later; I found … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rishi Panchami Bhaji

The day after Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as Rishi Panchami in Maharashtra, as a way to mark respect for the ancient sages. It is a tradition in Marathi homes, to … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Saraswat-style Green-masala Surmai fry

Fish was something I did not prepare for a while, ever since the onset on monsoons since this happens to be the breeding season for fish and traditionally, fishing is … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · 7 Comments