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Shalini Kala

Shalini is forced to cook mostly because restaurant food does not agree with her, but also because she lives in the hopeless belief that one day she will impress her daughter with her kitchen madness. Having worked a long time with rural communities, she thinks that she can entertain others with her tales of rural life in Asia. It helps that most city people know nothing beyond life in the city!!
8 Posts

Recipe For Indian Besan ka Cheela Curry

Besan ke cheele (somewhere between a crepe and pancake) ki sabzi The primary use of besan in our house was for kadhi and pakodas of...

Simple Recipe for Homemade Pancakes

The Pancake That Stuck! Two decades after independence, factory bread became popular in Delhi and small bakeries sprouted in many localities selling cakes, pastries, and...

Recipe For Egg Biryani (Indian Flavoured Rice With Egg) Using Long Grained Aromatic Basmati Rice

The Lost Basmati - Badshah Bhog and Egg Biryani Basmati is non-existent, dead, wiped out. Wiped out by roads, buildings, airports and the rest. The...

Recipe For Indian Beetroot Patty (Beetroot Tikki) – A Tasty Way To Include Beetroot In Your Diet

Parenting, Stealth, Confessions and Beetroot Tikki Note: Will be using the word Tikki for Patty henceforth, as it is does more justice to the fact...

Recipe for Homemade and Healthy Whole Wheat Bread

With three energetic kids and a rather lethargic husband to take care of, my mum always seemed to be on her toes. Along with...

Recipe: Indian Cottage Cheese and Peas Curry (Matar Paneer) With Simple Ingredients

Growing up in the north of India I could never understand the fuss about Matar Paneer – sweet peas with Indian style cottage cheese....

Simple Recipe For Stuffed Capsicum – A Lazy Chef’s Guide

The lazy cook’s stuffed capsicum In the days when capsicum was not BELL PEPPER and it was neither red nor yellow, only green, mum used...

Recipe for Homemade Ripe Mango Chutney

We faced a lot of difficulty in getting fresh fruit and vegetables as a result of a rather severe COVID-19 lockdown. As it continued...

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