Monthly Archives: May 2011

One of those days.

When even food cannot help. Have you had those days? As a kid my mom would know I was sick when I didn’t want to eat. Today was that day, except I wasn’t physically sick, just mentally. It’s not really … Continue reading

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Dal/Lentils.

Dal. Rice. Achar. Papad. Eat. Sleep. Sigh! That is comfort food, Indian style. What is it about thin, smooth, slightly sour dal that makes me feel happy? I think it is the reminder of being home and being a child. … Continue reading

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Childhood tastes.

Skimming through my recipe file today, I found a recipe for a chettinad kara kuzhambu. It is one of those elusive foods which I try to cook many times, but in my head, never get right. In certain ways I … Continue reading

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Random.

Today’s post is going to be a short meandering one. It’s way too late on Saturday night and everyone has gone to sleep. But I have to post something. The morning was quiet enough and then in the afternoon I … Continue reading

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Fusion cooking.

Ever since I’ve discovered the variety within Indian cooking, courtesy of the hundreds of food blogs on the internet, I have wondered what is authentic and what is not. I mean what is the original way of cooking an avial … Continue reading

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Biryani.

What can I say about biryani that hasn’t already been said? Everyone craves a good biryani and everyone has an opinion on what it should taste like. In grad school we had several discussions about what the biryani really is. … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market.

I love going walking through the narrow aisles of the market, both sides of which are lined with rows of fruits and vegetables. I love finding the treasures. Just last week walking through the IIT market I found a guy … Continue reading

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