Sometimes the things you want most are unreachable. It may be the simplest of things or the most complicated ones. It may be minute or humongous. But you want it, badly. You chase after it. You almost reach it. But it slips through your fingers. The harder you try to hold on to it, the further…

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  …with crunchy masala pori a.k.a khara murmura   It started off as a mission to get rid of stuffs, stuffs collected over the years. Throw away all the junk I could see lying about. The drawers and cupboards were filled with it all. Piles of papers, most of them yellow-ed as time passed by.…

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  Shakkarpara, a popular farsaan in South India, can be either a sweet version or a savoury one. Savory ones are not too spicy but of course you could increase the spice level as per your taste. But I would suggest you go easy on the spice and salt as I found they taste better…

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  A South Indian savory snack – ribbon pakodas are quite a favorite during diwali…   Its hard to have just a single helping of this mildly spiced and crispy snack. Its hard to resist taking a bite of these crisp ribbons, followed by another bite and then another….   The sesame seeds jewelled into…

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  This crispy vada is our family favorite. Vadas are nothing but South Indian style fritters. They are mostly made of different varieties of dal. This particular vada recipe has a unique taste coming from the fresh green bell peppers & peanuts. The combination of both these with gram dal might seem odd, but believe…

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  This crispy vada is our family favorite. Vadas are nothing but South Indian style fritters. They are mostly made of different varieties of dal. This particular vada recipe has a unique taste coming from the fresh green bell peppers & peanuts. The combination of both these with gram dal might seem odd, but believe…

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  “Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” ~Suzanne Weyn   A quick antidote to perk up a dull day is always a welcome. Something to chase away the doldrums. And happiness takes its place. To brighten up our day and shower it with sunshine. You close your eyes and you can feel yourself…

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    “First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.” ~Napolean Hill   Sometimes something ready in an instant seems so tempting. And so does a makeover, complete at the snap of your fingers.…

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     Beetroot cutlets make a tasty snack!   You have high days or low days, happier times or the not-so-happy ones, tough times or leisure days. And on these days when you desire some company, a friend is just a phone call away! Remembering the countless hours spent with a friend over some chai…

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