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Vaalache bhuznay

Kadve vaal (bitter field beans) are an acquired taste especially considering the effort that you need to put into them. They need to be soaked overnight or longer and then left to sprout for 2-3 days, rinsing in water every … Continue reading

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Ganpati special – Green Peas or Vataanyachi bhaaji

I wrote about the Ganpati celebrations at my grandparents’ home and the festivities that followed. If you’ve read about it here, you will have noticed the rather unusual menu for that day. There is a simple explanation to it. The … Continue reading

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Kurkureet batate or Crispy potatoes

This tops the charts in our house, as far as potato preparations go! Serves:  2 persons, as a side dish Ingredients: 500 gms potatoes 1 ½  tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon red chilly powder or hot paprika 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 … Continue reading

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Let’s start at the very beginning…

.. a very good place to start. For most Indian cooks, Varan- bhaat or daal-rice is the simplest meal to put together. Every house has a favourite plain dal recipe. Here’s mine. This recipe serves 2. The main ingredients are: … Continue reading

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