Tag Archives: Indian Cuisine

What Does Not Kill Me Gives Me Strong Memories: Food Poisoning

A story about food poisoning seems tacky.  I kept this draft on file for two years. After much indigestion with our elections, this seems to be the perfect timing. What a dreadful topic! Did you ever have food poisoning? Probably, … Continue reading

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Aloo Gobi: The All-Indian Comfort Food

Aloo gobi, cauliflower with potatoes, is one of the most popular Indian dishes. Yet there are a gazillion variations of it. You can’t go wrong with aloo gobi. Just about everyone likes it. Even moviemaker Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like … Continue reading

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Assam Nariyal Dal, Cauldron of Magic

Do I ever stick to a recipe? Hardly. But the Assam Nariyal Dal from the Dhaba Cooking School, is so awesome that I would not change a thing. These lentils are a sheer delight of aromas for body and soul. … Continue reading

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Stir Up a Breakfast with Poha

Poha is the name for flattened rice, or rice flakes. A poha (vegan) stir-fry makes for a tasty and nourishing breakfast. Have a couple of boiled potatoes and fresh cilantro ready. I liked this flavor mix at first bite. Maybe … Continue reading

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My CHAI

Teatime in India has its special ceremonies. Spiced tea, “chai,” is boiled, not brewed. Every family infuses its favorite aromas and has a protocol for making it. Chai has sometimes brought me back from the dead. No matter how tired … Continue reading

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