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Apple Crumb Pie almost finished.

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Yesterday, we went out with my younger son and his wife for a movie and dinner. We saw Slumdog Millionaire and we liked it very much. The movie is about social awakening of the poor in India. My younger son always likes to tease me about how much time I like to spend with him and […]

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Today’s Dinner – Fettuccini with Balsamic Vinegar and Bruschetta

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Besides Indian, Italian food is my next favorite cuisine. Today, I experimented with pasta cooked with butter and balsamic vinegar and it came out really good. My family really enjoyed the pasta and I think this recipe should be shared, though I have not decided on a name yet for this dish. Most likely, I […]

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Upcoming videos

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I am behind schedule in producing video recipes. Today, we finally recorded the video recipe for Moong Dal with Spinach. I am hoping the video will get uploaded to You Tube later tonight. Last week I was really busy entertaining guests that were visiting from out of town. Also we had a wonderful baby shower […]

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Herbs and Spices do more than taste good

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Here is an interesting article about herbs and spices in the Washington Post that a friend sent me: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/15/AR2008081504079.html

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Cooking class tonight at Torrey Pines

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As some of you already know, in additional to providing cooking recipes on this website, I also teach cooking classes in person.  I give evening lessons at some of the high schools in the San Diego, CA area, which is where I reside. This evening I will be giving cooking classes at Torrey pines high […]

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No butter in butter paneer masala?

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Another frequently asked question is why do I call this recipe Butter Paneer Masala when I don’t use any butter in this recipe. Personally, I call this recipe Paneer Masala. I have had lots of requests for Butter Paneer Masala, so I researched this recipe and discovered that butter isn’t used. My recipe uses yogurt […]

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How to store cilantro (green coriander) for 10 to 12 days?

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After much experimentation, I find its better not to wash cilantro until you are ready to use it. Before refrigerating, chop off the heavy steams and remove the leaves that are going bad. Pat dry the cilantro. Wrap the cilantro in the paper towel and store it in a paper bag. I like using brown […]

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Make pizza with Naan

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Today I was busy doing chores around the house. By late afternoon I was tired and my husband Alex made dinner for me. He used a quick and easy recipe for pizza that your kids may enjoy as well.To start, Alex used a ready-made plain frozen naan for the crust. (He used the simple round […]

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Diwali Festival

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We are getting ready for Diwali which is on Oct 28 this year. Diwali or Dipawali means “rows of lighted lamps” and the celebration is often referred to as the Festival of Lights. Behind the celebration of Diwali there are many myths. While preparing for Diwali, homes are cleaned and windows are opened to welcome […]

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Almond and Cashew burfi – new recipe added

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The recipe for Almond and Cashew Burfi is available now: Almond Cashew Burfi

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Masala Peanuts – new recipe added

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I just finished the video and recipe for Masala Peanuts earlier this evening. This is a crunchy, spicy delicious snack. You can view the recipe here: Masala Peanuts

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Karva Chauth

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We are getting ready for the upcoming holidays — tomorrow is karva chauth a traditional Hindu festival for married women that begins with a fast. Karva chauth is celebrated especially in northern Indian states including Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. I don’t believe in too many rituals myself but my daughter-in-law practices this one. […]

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My Recipe Process

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I started this website because I wanted to share my passion for cooking. Doing these online vegetarian cooking videos aren’t an easy task and they have been a great challenge and learning experience for me. I always did the cooking at home like most of us do – a little of this and little of […]

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New Blog Section Launched

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First and foremost, I would like to thank all my wonderful viewers. I enjoy sharing my delicious vegetarian recipes and it would not be possible without your ongoing support. My recipes are your recipes now. Stay tuned for frequent updates and general news here. I will be posting information about upcoming holidays and preparing special […]

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