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Baghare Baingan: A Portrait of Spiced and Simmered Eggplant

My family always made fun of Baingan or eggplant with the word “bin gun” which loosely translates to without any abilities as the vegetable is part of the nightshade family and high in alkaloids which can wreak havoc on sensitive stomachs. My family was very much in the above category but my mom would make…… Continue reading Baghare Baingan: A Portrait of Spiced and Simmered Eggplant

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Gulab Jamuns with my Jaan

There are so many sweet dishes that come up during the holidays but gulab jamuns are the first ones I ever participated in making with my mom. With minimal ingredients, these little dough dumplings make you underestimate not only how delicious they are but also how important technique is. At this point, if something has…… Continue reading Gulab Jamuns with my Jaan

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More than one “curry”: Khadi and Masaledar Aloo

skip to recipe I think if I were to try to describe Kadhi, I couldn’t leave out its signature yellowness. Throughout the regions within south asian countries, the elements are interchangeable. Khadi wouldn’t be khadi without its tanginess or its consistency, but ingredients that give it those characteristics depend on the region you are eating…… Continue reading More than one “curry”: Khadi and Masaledar Aloo

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Just a little sweet: Kalakhand (milk cake) 

skip to recipe When we first moved to the states, we called home to a small town called Orangevale. Usually when you hear California, you think of beaches, Hollywood, even snow peaked mountains, but orangevale was none of those things. That meant growing up there were no desi restaurants or stores, a luxury my younger…… Continue reading Just a little sweet: Kalakhand (milk cake) 

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A Fall But No Comfort: Acorn Squash Quinoa Khichdi

skip to recipe Well, where to begin? Trump became president from a running joke to an actual elect. These last two days I did not want to post as I went through the states of grief, not because I didn’t know of the grim realities this country sends to minorities but because I wanted to…… Continue reading A Fall But No Comfort: Acorn Squash Quinoa Khichdi