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Coconut Rice

September 25, 2014 by shankari  
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Coconut Rice

I know I know I know, it has been almost a year since we posted.  While cooking has been my therapy, I have not had the mind to sit down and write a post. A lot of things happened in 2014.  Ashwin turned 4, my dad passed away. I am slowly trying to focus only [...]

Chicken Biriyani

April 21, 2011 by shankari  
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Chicken Biriyani

Ashwin is now 7.5 months old and he is growing fast. He has started crawling, standing up and squeals with delight when he sees us after his nap or when R comes home from work.  While everyone is happy for us, they are also concerned about our, “open adoption”. I decided to talk about it [...]

Pineapple Rice

December 28, 2010 by shankari  
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Pineapple Rice

pineapple fried rice : a quick lunch item with leftover rice

Simple Rice Pilaf

March 11, 2010 by shankari  
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Simple Rice Pilaf

This is exactly what the name suggests. We cooked this rice today morning when we had a curry left over from last night, but did not have bread or rice to go with it. So I made this quick lightly spiced rice in a jiffy before we both left for work. It is a kid [...]

Bulgur Wheat Pilaf

March 5, 2010 by shankari  
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Bulgur Wheat Pilaf

On our face book page, we had asked readers what recipes they would like to see  on this website. We got a whole range of ideas. A few wanted one pot dishes, slow cooker recipes, Samosas, Southern fried chicken etc. We will definitely try to cook up all you asked for. To start off, lets [...]

Tamarind Rice

February 10, 2010 by shankari  
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Tamarind Rice

When one says tamarind rice, we think of plantain leaves lightly toasted over fire and tamarind rice wrapped in it, long distance travels, picnics and quick school lunches. Mom almost always had her stash of tamarind sauce or Puzhikachal as we call it in the refrigerator for those days when she wanted to whip up [...]

Spinach Pilaf

February 1, 2010 by shankari  
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Spinach Pilaf

A box full organic spinach, half of which was used and the other half seemed like it was crying to be used. We both love spinach and  all the health benefits that comes with it – A carotenoid found in spinach fights prostrate cancer, ovarian cancer and excellent  for our bones. We try to have [...]

Spanish Paella

December 11, 2009 by shankari  
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Spanish Paella

We were in San Diego last week and while strolling through Balboa Park, a lady from one of the stalls calls us to taste Paella. We had just eaten a late lunch and since she said taste, we decided why not. She hands us a plate of paella and casually asked for $5. Though we [...]

Sephardi Spiced Chicken Rice

November 29, 2009 by shankari  
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Sephardi Spiced Chicken Rice

Sundays with Marlena Spieler How is everyone doing after Thanksgiving?  We had a great time with family. We cooked both traditional and non traditional dishes, but it is the quality time you spend with family that counts right? When we get together, of course food plays a vital role and we always look for festive [...]

Wild Rice Salad

June 11, 2009 by shankari  
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Wild Rice Salad

Thanks to everyone for you who voted for me. More info here Wild rice – 1 cup Vegetable Stock – 2 ¼ cups Olive Oil – 2 T Garlic – 1 clove, minced Shallots – ½ cup, chopped Red Bell Pepper – 1 cup, diced Cumin Powder – ½ tsp Candied Pecan – ½ cup [...]

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