Masala Fried Egg

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For some strange reason, where I am, a fried egg or what I grew up calling a “Bull’s Eye”, is called a¬†half boiled egg locally. You can imagine my surprise and utter confusion when the first time I’d ordered this at a roadside stall, I was presented with a fried egg. What was even more […]

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Easy Chicken Salad

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I love a good chicken salad. Not completely drenched in dressing, but seasoned well, without me feeling like I’m eating more seasoning than salad. After several unfortunate incidents revolving around bad chicken salads from popular fast food chains, I decided that there’s got to be an easier way to satisfy my cravings without risking a […]

Jammy Bombay Toast Sandwich

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Here in Chennai, sandwiches are a big deal. I mean, if a sandwich stall like Balaji Sandwich Stall can have a Zomato rating of 4.2/5, you know what I’m talking about. Then there’s Royal Sandwich, which is now almost an institutionalised homage to the art of Sandwich making. There is no comparison. They have over […]

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Desi Chai

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Ah, Chai. Not Chai Tea. If you call it Chai Tea, please stop. Chai literally means tea. It would be ridiculous to call something Chai Chai, wouldn’t it? Now you know. Another fun fact – Chai means tea in Russian too! Chai brings the world closer. And so, like any desi knows, Chai will be […]

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Wholewheat Chocolate Pancakes with Peanut Butter Sauce

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Do you remember being a kid and thinking “I can’t wait to grow up”, or “When I grow up I can do anything I want to”, or even “No one will tell me what to do when I become big”? Yeah… How’s that working out for you? I’m going to take a wild guess and […]

Easy Minty Fruit Salad

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On the days after we binge eat on sweets come festival time (as is going on right now), my mother and I let our guilty consciences take over our tummies. In our minds, it negates all the temptations we’ve unabashedly indulged in in the spirit of “festivity”. And how do we do this? We coerce […]

Aloo Parathas

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Few things in life make you warm and fuzzy inside like parathas. When they’re stuffed with a potato mixture to make aloo parathas, hot damn, it’s like your back home being fed by your family trying in vain to get them to go easy on the ghee. (But secretly, we all know you’re relishing the […]

Sabudana Khichdi

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I was 8 years old the first time I tasted this dish. That was roughly 17 years ago (give or take about 6 months). And yet, every morsel as I eat this dish today, takes me back to school when my best friend’s stainless steel tiffin-box opened up, and in it were little yellow pearls […]

Wholewheat Chapathis

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The easiest way to a man’s heart (or a puppy’s, or mine, or anyone who wants love, really), is through their stomach. It doesn’t take too much of a strain on the cogs in the brain to figure out why. Hunger is physiological. We feel hungry in order to survive. If this hunger isn’t satisfied, […]

Cucumber Raita

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The Greek call this Tzatziki, us desis are more familiar with the term Raita. It’s just another case of to-may-toes and po-tah-toes, really. What really matters is how versatile this sauce / side / dip is. Pair it with good old fashioned biryani or jeera rice, drizzle this over some tossed veggies for a quick, […]