She longed to be set free. To fly away to a distant place where the sun always shone down on earth. Where the steady golden rays of the sun penetrated into all places and drove away the darkness. Where even rains did not chase away the sunlight but would fill the sky with rainbow. Flowers…

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The land of spices and aromas always fascinated me. The natives of the place are considered as ‘master chefs’. The region is well known for its architecture and temples too. The 18th century mansions comprise a spacious rooms and courtyards. They are embellished with imported marble, crystals, exquisite mirrors and teak that give it a…

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…the popular Mangalorean delicacy, the origins and what makes it so popular? The very mention of the word ‘ghee roast‘ can alert your taste buds  and for those who are already familiar with it will longingly remember the fiery red, spicy and tangy dish. Even the generous amount of ghee (clarified butter) that goes into…

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Who can say no to a potato dish? Well, not me, that`s for sure. This potato bhaji is another of our family favorite dish. It is a simple, hearty and filling South Indian version of aloo bhaji. Nothing extravagant about this dish. Its as simple as it can get. A dish relished by all kinds…

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   Cauliflower sauteed with loads of curry leaves.. The sizzle and smell of coconut oil or clarified butter as it is being seasoned with quintessential South Indian spices – mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds or the urad dal (split gram gram) are a common comforting sound in all South Indian homes. These spices or dals along…

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