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My Pepper Tap Review and Recipe for Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

To say it briefly, lately, my life has been a mess. Shifting homes is turning out to be way more chaotic than I had ever imagined. I guess, for people like me who work from home, the impact is a bit more because one ends up feeling uprooted on the work front too. So when the folks at PepperTap reach

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Baked Risotto with Mushroom & Kale

I’m not shy of making risottos, but honestly, ever since I discovered ‘baked risottos’, you know the kind that you start on the flame and then shut-off in the oven for the next 40-or-so minutes, I’ve had zero inclination to make it any other way! When I’m cooking just for the 2 of us, it frees me

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Arugula and Coriander Pesto Sauce

If you’re looking for an alternative to the regular basil-pine nut pesto, then this arugula and cilantro (coriander as we like to call it in India) Pesto is a refreshing change! Walnuts are often used even in traditional pesto, instead of pine nuts (as they can be expensive).

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Bacon & Brussel Sprouts Salad

Do you know what ‘kachumber’ is? It’s a sort of daily salad that accompanies Indian meals. Finely chopped tomatoes, cucumber, onions and dressed with something tangy (usually lemon juice), some chillies and salt and pepper. Simple, uncomplicated, but not something that you can make a meal of. But th

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Tomato and Cheddar Pie

The time after a vacation is the toughest for me to get back to work and re-align my energies. Refreshed with new experiences, I’m usually lost dreaming up new recipes and projects while cheekily ignoring the dishes piled up in the sink. Really… the humdrum can wait! But this time, it’s just been ‘b

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Red Rice Risotto

My first taste of red rice coincided with my last evening on the island of Bali. Sulking at the end of my week-long holiday, we made our way to watch the stunning sunset at Jimbaran beach and ordered an early dinner. Since this was nearly four years ago, my memory fails me in being able to recall th

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Mushroom, Leek & Fennel Galette

It’s usually during these winter months that I love baking pies, but make no mistake, I love eating them all year round. The cold cubes of butter and rolling of the pastry seem so much more manageable sans the sweltering heat in my Mumbai kitchen. Normally, I can’t ever get away with talking a

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One Pan Pasta with Whole Wheat Spaghetti

This ‘one pan pasta’recipe was all the rage in 2013, but that’s so, umm, 2013! My 2014 version of the one pan pasta recipe uses whole wheat spaghetti, giving this much –cooked, internet darling of a recipe, a healthy spin. I was a bit wary of how this might turn out because not all sauces take well

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Sage, Polenta & Parmesan Madeleines

Gotcha! A savoury surprise in what is traditionally baked and served as a sweet tea-time cake! Let’s just say I’m trying to steer clear of the sugar zone given the indulgent Diwali and Christmas season that beckons and made these cute little hors d’oeuvres instead (that’s right, I just used ‘cute’

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