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Easy One Pot Rice Dish – Tehri or Taheri from Uttar Pradesh

 A one pot rice dish that is hearty, fragrant with spices full of vegetables – that’s Tehri or Taheri for you! My version is cooked in mustard oil which adds so much flavour; and a bunch of spices. This one pot rice dish hails from the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and what I love about it is how you can make it your own by using your favourite vegetables, or leftover veggies from your refrigerator!

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Baked Samosas for Diwali & Blogger Awards

An easy way to make Indian samosas is to use filo pastry or phyllo pastry sheets. Baking, instead of frying them, will save you tons of time in the kitchen. Take a pick of your favourite chutney – mint or tamarind, to pair these with!

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Spiced SunGold Kiwifruit Smoothie Bowl

There are days when you want your smoothie ‘to go’, and there days when you want something as filling as a smoothie, but just wish that you didn’t have to gulp it down, but could eat it instead. And that’s when I turn to a smoothie bowl, layer it up with all kinds of goodies, and eat it for brea

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Lemon-Herb Pearled Barley Risotto

Oops I did it again! You’ve seen me flout traditional risotto rules when I made Red Rice Risotto and now I’m at it… again! I’ve been experimenting with slightly healthy substitutes for Arborio rice while making risotto, mostly because r

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Thai Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

I’m really excited to share what I believe is the best_pesto sauce variation ever! Err, I might be a little over-caffeinated right now, but my enthusiasm is _genuinely genuine!! This coriander-basil-peanut ‘Thai pesto’ is steeped in deep and wholesome flavours. It’s not spicy, but has a hint of

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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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Mom’s ‘No-Butter, Butter Chicken’ recipe

It was only a few years ago that I realized that my Mom’s ‘No-Butter, Butter Chicken’ recipe was one confined strictly to our home. I discovered this only after I’d (heartily) tucked into several bowls of what I thought was guilt-free Butter Chicken on a cold winter afternoon in Delhi and later re

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Fennel Soup

Fennel seeds are such a mainstay of Indian cooking that I’m always surprised when I don’t see more fennel bulbs cropping up in everyday food. If there’s ever a fragrance of a herb that I want lingering on me after I’m done cooking, it’s definitely that of fennel frond. Finely sliced, uncooked fennel

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Zucchini Soup

If you were to scroll through the food posts on this blog, you’d be tempted to believe that dessert is all I ever eat. I mean, I even have a breakfast dessert recipe, for sweet tooth’s sake! Sure, I try to put a h

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