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10 February, 2018

Eggless sugar cookies for Valentine’s day.

Eggless sugar cookies for Valentine’s day.
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Remember  those  eggless  sugar  cookies  I  baked  for  my  Christmas  cookie  exchange  at  work?  I  did  promise  the  recipe  to  you  all.  How  did  these  months  couple  months  pass  by  so  fast? A  promise  is  a  promise.  I  know  it  is  a  little  early  for  Christmas  this  year,  but  hey  we  have  Valentine’s  day  round 
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6 February, 2018

Chakli , Murukku, Rice and lentil flour spirals: Gluten free

Chakli , Murukku, Rice and lentil flour spirals: Gluten free
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Good  news  on  the  weather  front.  We  have  warmed  up  to  a  balmy  minus   twenty  six  celsius  today.  Remember  the  saying  ”  every  little  bit  helps?” Well  on   the  other  hand,  tea  is  consumed  by  pot  fulls  with  a  side  of  yummy  and  crunchy  snacks.  Tweak  the recipe   if  you  want.  Spice  it  up   or 
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3 February, 2018

Bombay Karachi Halwa; Cornflour fudge; Sindhi Halwa

Bombay Karachi Halwa; Cornflour fudge; Sindhi Halwa
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It  has  been  snowing  steady  for  the  past  whole  week.  The  roads,  the  driveway,  the  branches  of  the  trees  are  full  of  the  white  stuff.   If  that  is  not  enough  the   weatherman  is  calling  for  30   more  centi  meters  tonight.  Slippery  roads,  poor  visibility,  shovelling  snow  off  of  the  driveway,  all  we  are  saying  now 
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27 January, 2018

Gota sheddo; Whole boiled veggies , a herbal cleanse?

Gota sheddo; Whole boiled veggies , a herbal cleanse?
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Are  you  a  traditionalist?  Do  you  like  hanging  on  to  customs  from  your  mother  or  grand  mother?  If  you  do,  do  you  cut  corners  or  replicate   them  to  the  minutest  detail? You  know  growing  up  I  did  what  I  was  asked  to,  sometimes  with  reluctance.  Then  there  was  a  time,  I  would  pull  myself  away 
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21 January, 2018

Kochu Paaturi: Arbi ki sukhi: Taro root Pate/ dip

Kochu Paaturi: Arbi ki sukhi: Taro root Pate/ dip
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Do  you  remember  a  food  that  caused  your  nose  to  run,  forehead  to  sweat,  that  you  promised  ‘never  again’,  only  to  look  for  more?  Paaturi  is  one  such  dish.   The  name  Paaturi  comes  from  the  word  Paata  or  leaf.  Here  the  banana  leaf  is  used  to  create  a  parcel  of  marinated  food  which  is  then  lightly 
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12 January, 2018

Patishapta Pithey : Bengali crepe with coconut cream filling for Sankranti

Patishapta Pithey : Bengali crepe with coconut cream filling for Sankranti
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There  are  some  foods  that  transport  me  to  another  time  instantly.  Pithey  is  one  such.  I  remember  my  mum  sitting  on  a  low  stool  in  the  kitchen  and  making  these  lovely  crepes  for  hours  together.  The  month  of  January  would   be  middle  of  winter  with  a  chill  in  the  air.  ‘Komor  ta  dhore  geche’,  she  would 
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6 January, 2018

Haldi doodh: Turmeric milk a.k.a Moonmilk. DF option

Haldi doodh: Turmeric milk a.k.a Moonmilk. DF option
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Wishing  you  all  a  fantastic  new  year  friends. Hope  you  all  had  a  great  Christmas,  fun  with  family  and  dear  ones  and   enjoyed  all  the  delicious,  decadent  food.  Speaking  of  food,  I  immersed  myself  in  everything  sweet,  chocolatey  and  buttery….  You  know  what  I  mean. In  this  new  month  I  am  looking  forward  to  healthier 
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28 December, 2017

Savoury cookies with carom seeds and asafoetida. Ajwain heeng wali cookie.

Savoury cookies with carom seeds and asafoetida. Ajwain heeng wali cookie.
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It  is  raining  cookies  everywhere.  Magazines, TV shows,  Fb,  Instagram. How  can I  not  bake  some  in  the  season  of  cookies. I  have  ventured  off  the  path  less  travelled. I  chose  the  savoury  variety.  Although   it  still  has  some  sugar,  the  carom  seeds  and  Asafoetida  impart  a  distinct  savoury  taste  to  it. Our  yearly  cookie 
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17 November, 2017

Beguni: Eggplant fritter

Beguni: Eggplant fritter
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Did  you  know  there  is  a  whole  genre  of  food  in  Bengali  cuisine  called  “Teley  Bhaja”,  or  deep  fried.  Such  is  the  importance  of  deep  fried  food  that  just  by  saying  Teley  Bhaja,  one  can  safely  draw  the  attention  to  something  crunchy,  hot,  salty  and  of  course  fried  in  oil. There  can  be  some  dipping  sauce,  a 
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