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Coconut Onion Samosa.

Ingredients for Stuffing: Coconut: (grated)  1 cup Finely chopped onion: 1 cup Chopped and crushed green chillies: 5 Greated and crushed ginger: 2″ Jaggery: 1/2 tsp Tamarind powder: 1/2 tsp Salt: 1/2 tsp.   Ingredients for dough: Enriched Flour: 1 cup Hot Oil: 1tbsp Salt: 1/4 tsp Turmeric: A pinch.   Method Of Preparation: Add…

Gongura Pacchadi  and Rice Roti

Gongura or red sorrel is a staple green leaf used in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. It’s sour tangy taste is it’s USP. The spicy Andhra Masala added to the Pacchadi, make it a Gourmet’s delight. Gongura pacchadi is a Telugu cuisine. I am combining it with Rice roti, a Maharashtrian staple. The pair is totally…

Are we helicopter parenting?

So, who is a helicopter parent? Wikipedia explains this term as “A helicopter parent (also called a cosseting parent or simply a cosseter) is a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child’s or children’s experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions.” And this is irrespective of the age of the child. What is…

Home-Made Milk Chocolate with Nuts

Ingredients: Sugar: 1 cup Water: 1/2 cup Butter: 1 cup Cocoa powder: 1 cup Milk Powder: 3 cups Nuts assorted broken and roasted.   Method Of Preparation: Take a thick bottomed pan. Add sugar and water. Stir for about 15 min till a one string consistency is obtained. Now add butter, stir for 2 mins….

Four tips on how to get your elderly parents to accept support with dignity.

My 70-year-old mother who still cooks everyday meals, often forgets and leaves the gas burner on. She has several health conditions and keeps all her medicines in one tin box. I once caught her accidently taking the asthma medication when she was looking for her arthritis pills. My father is not very different either. He…

Bombay Karachi Halwa.

This is a chewy Halwa made from cornflour and nuts. It’s an essential sweet in an assorted sweet box. Ingredients: 1&1/2 cup sugar + 1/2 cup water to make a string consistency syrup. 1/2 cup corn flour mixed in 1&1/2 cup water with a pinch of red food color. Pinch of citric acid crystals. Assorted…

Home Made Chiroti!

It’s a Maharashtra and Karnataka special dessert. I made this for Deepavali this year! Ingredients: Maida/Enriched Flour: 200 gms Chiroti Rava: 50 gms Hot Ghee (Clarified Butter): 1 tbsp Salt: 1/2 tsp Milk to knead the dough Sugar (finely powdered with 6 cardamoms): 80 gms Oil to deep fry Corn flour: 2 tbsp Ghee(clarified butter):…

Banana Chips

The famous Nendra Palam chips from Kerala, was on my cooking wish list since long. Surprisingly, I found that it is very easy to make. Taste is priceless! Ingredients: 5 semi raw bananas (Nendra Bale bananas) a tinge of sweetness is it’s USP. 1tsp Salt mixed in a bowl of 20 ml water. Oil to…

For the Love of Fashion!

Hey Fashionistas, I love fashion! The joy of dressing has taken over my life. Recently, after winning the prestigious title of “Mrs India WA 2017”, I realized what looks good on you is the key and not  “what is looking good” 😝 Bearing this in mind , I have few quick fashion hacks to share….

Naga Lakshmi Bhagavatula, Legal Professional, on her Studies, Dance and Career

Naga Lakshmi’s Intro in her own words: Lawyer by profession, dancer by passion and blogger (The Dancing Lawyer.com) by hobby who enjoys being a teacher and a home maker. How did you come to the US? For studies or as a dependent? My masters in University of Pennsylvania Law School brought me to the US…

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