Spiced mango fruit leather – Sweet summer memories and new inspirations

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Much awaited mango trees laden with tiny sour green ‘kayris’ (raw mango) would call to me during March to May every year, I would get a bitter telling off from my grandmother when I sneakily stole these tiny piquant bursts of flavour as she waited expectantly for them come to full fruiting glory – As… 

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Kalay Chanay – Black chickpeas tossed in white poppy seeds, tamarind and red onions

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  Those endless moments of loss – Nights dark with the struggle of separation from the one you loved who has left this world forever.. I have felt those moments many more times in my life than I hoped, not just by the loss of close family or friends, but drastic changes in my life,… 

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Earthy Monsoon Pakoras and Spicy Hot Chai – guest post for TheImbiber.co.uk

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Earthy Monsoon Pakoras and Spicy Hot Chai Guest post for TheImbiber.co.uk  With my eyes half open after a long afternoon siesta I’d look above me to see the slow winding ceiling fan, hearing the monotonous humming of the air conditioner and lazily stretching as a loud crackle of thunder jolts me out of bed. Thinking… 

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Aaloo ki Tehri – Turmeric + cumin scented rice pullao with baby potatoes

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Many Sunday mornings I would wake late, only to be greeted with the intoxicatingly simple aromas of Aaloo ki Tehri – a family favourite rice dish which is fragranced with turmeric, vibrantly yellow in colour and tasted undefinably delicious. Served best with a raita of cucumber and mint – this was a Sunday lunch I… 

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