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Crispy Onion Pakoda

October 21, 2013 by shankari  
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Crispy Onion Pakoda

Bakoda, pakoda, Pakora~ Call it by any name you like, but this was our go to snack amma would make for us when it rained. I am sure all of you do this, associating a dish to an event, to a season or even a person. I associate pakoda to rains and hostel days when [...]

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

September 23, 2013 by shankari  
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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

summer roll gỏi cuốn Vietnamese Spring Roll I am not even going to start this post on why we took so long to clean and dust this space. Some of my friends I made in the blog world wrote to me saying they missed my musings. I was really touched. So here is my post [...]

Omapodi

November 10, 2012 by shankari  
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Omapodi

I was not sure if Ashwin will like omapodi ( sev). He loved it and called it noodles. We were surprised  he called it noodles since he has not tasted noodles and we have not made it at home. A hint of bishop seeds is what gives this savory snack an amazing flavor. Bishop seeds [...]

Thenkuzhal

November 10, 2012 by shankari  
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Thenkuzhal

This is the longest hiatus I have taken from my blog I think.   Ashwin is now 2 years old; though he adamantly claims he is 3. He talks a ton. He clearly tells me who his friends are- it is so cute when he says appa friend, amma friend.  We try to introduce new [...]

Knishes

March 7, 2010 by shankari  
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Knishes

These pastries can be made bite sized or large enough to have for dinner. But however you make, you will want more of this beautiful earthy combination of bulgur wheat and mushrooms garnished with fresh herbs and wrapped in puff pastry dough. We tweaked the recipe to our taste. Since we made this on a [...]

Falafel

January 16, 2010 by shankari  
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Falafel

Sunday with Marlena Speiler After you have tried this at home, We have a feeling that you will not like the store bought ones. This is a recipe that we will not try changing and tweaking and our quest for the best falafel recipe ends right here. Try it and be assured that you will [...]

Spicy Chicken Wings

December 29, 2009 by shankari  
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Spicy Chicken Wings

On our way back from playing the role of Santa, the weather was cold,  did not really feel like driving 20 miles to our local fav wings place (wingstop) while still wanting some. Feeling adventurous, stopped got some frozen wings  and headed straight home. Shankari had already googled some wings recipes as I was driving [...]

Hummus- Three Ways!

December 19, 2009 by shankari  
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Hummus- Three Ways!

Sundays with Marlena Spieler We had a great time this week..the three of us were on TV for a cooking segment on Latkes. We celebrated a Birthday and an Anniversary. After having festive spreads almost everyday, we wanted something simple and Hummus seemed the right choice. When we started making Hummus, we couldn’t stop with [...]

Mushroom Caviar

December 6, 2009 by shankari  
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Mushroom Caviar

Sundays’ with Marlena Speiler- Mushroom Caviar Mixtures of finely chopped sauteed vegetables served with fresh bread or toast is a very common tradition in Jewish households. The texture of the dish is the reason why it is called Caviar and not the actual content, says Marlena. Recipe: Mushroom Caviar Ingredients Dried Porcini Mushrooms- 1/2 cup [...]

Vegetarian Chopped Liver

November 22, 2009 by shankari  
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Vegetarian Chopped Liver

Sundays with Marlena Spieler We know what you are thinking, how does liver and vegetarian even come in the same sentence?  Marlena has made this wonderful appetizer just for vegetarians. Let’s be  honest here, We may have not been adventurous enough to try this if we were glancing through a cookbook.  This project is indeed [...]

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