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Peanut Salad

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  Peanut Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes and 20 minutes to chill Cook Time: None 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup peanuts, roughly chopped 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne or paprika Salt to taste 1 small red onion, peeled and diced 1 small tomato, diced 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced A […]

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The Jewelled Kitchen

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BUY NOW — The Jewelled Kitchen  The Jewelled Kitchen   is a book that I fell in love with quite by chance.  I was sitting at the home of a friend and this book was on her coffee table. I began to read through the gorgeous book and it took me back to my childhood spent […]

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Lychee Salad

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This year my book, Modern Spice, celebrates five years! In honor of the book, I will be posting a few recipes over the year. This is a light and fresh side with grilled chicken!     (Photo of salad by Sala Kannan ) Make this salad when you feel like something sweet for lunch. It takes a few […]

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Avocado soup for two

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This avocado soup recipe of mine was featured in Vogue India last year. I am thrilled to share it with you.. it is a lovely, romantic taste for two!         Photo courtesy Reem Rizvi Avocado-Coconut Shooter with Fried Garlic, Spicy Shrimp and Basil By Monica Bhide This unusual and refreshing cold soup […]

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Crab Soup with Tadka

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This year my book, Modern Spice, celebrates five years! In honor of the book, I will be posting a few recipes over the year. Here is the first one, and one of my favorites! The photo is courtesy of Olga Berman.   Crab Soup with Tadka Traditional lentil soups in India are made with lentils, […]

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Now THIS is a sandwich!!

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The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches (Random House) by Susan Russo and photos by Matt Armendariz I am already a fan of Susan Russo since my experience with her bacon guacamole. Oh, my! That was one amazing dish. And now, she has a book with the super talented Matt Armendariz. And guess what: this one will make […]