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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They say small towns are devoid of thrilling events. Like my native place. The place were I spent many a vacations in. Here the time  stands still. The nights are dark and  peaceful with the silence broken only by the fireflies. A blanket of calmness covers the whole town. It was a place we ran…

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India is a country with diverse cuisine, from rustic to elegant, rich to simple, spicy to mild and sweet. One can travel all over the country, from North to South and East to West and come across plethora of flavors that are so very different and yet have certain similarities.  Today`s focus in on Konkan…

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  Flavors of a ‘desi dish‘ is written all over this chutney. This lip smacking chutney is a bit spicy and slightly tangy, two of the predominant flavors in Indian cuisine. And ultimately this is a tongue tickling condiment! Or should I say ‘bit spicy‘ is too mild a word? Because it is high on chilli factor. The two…

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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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  …..and some lip smacking Amla Tambli / Pachadi   The tart, jade green edible fruit can either be loved or simply hated! One needs to acquire its taste. There are of course more reasons for it to be accepted than detested! To start with, what exactly is amla or the Indian gooseberry? It is…

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    The breakfast debate and ‘who’ or ‘what’ finally won??   It all started with a simple question, “What`s for breakfast tomorrow?” A question that arises regularly in our home followed by “What`s for lunch”? or “What`s for dinner?”. But that day was different.   Chana Sundal    The question is normally raised and…

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    I love engaging in long conversations with aunts and grandmothers. Besides telling interesting stories and experiences of the past, they so wholeheartedly share some interesting family recipes! Some may be traditional, almost forgotten ones or some with a modern twist they come up with to appeal to all family members.Well, you guessed it…

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