Kolkata Bound


In just over a week, on the 26th of December, we are leaving for Kolkata.  Part of me feels slightly insane for attempting this trip with a four year old and one year old in tow.  The flights alone are a killer.  Fifteen hours direct to Dubai, and almost eight hour layover and then another…

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Rogan Josh


For my husband, Arjun, special occasions meant Rogan Josh.  This gentle, aromatic lamb or goat stew was one of his maternal grandmother, Didu’s specialties.  Whenever we would travel back to India, the first meal we would be served (usually right after getting home from the airport late, late at night) would include rogan josh along…

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Thanksgiving Favorites


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  There are no gifts to worry about and the point is really to get everyone around a table and eat some terribly good food – which is something I can really get behind!  Before I had kids, I used to look forward to all the cooking and relish the planning.  …

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Shami Kebabs


One of the first things I ever ate at my husband’s family’s home were these meltingly tender shami kebabs.  They are one of Arjun’s favorite foods and whenever we go visit his mother in Delhi, these are always served at the first meal we have at her home.  These circular kebabs are almost impossible to…

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Pumpkin Bread


The weather has finally cooled off a bit in Northern California and it is starting to feel like Fall.  I know many of you are watching football weekly and you’re in luck!  I just discovered the perfect chicken wing recipe on one of my favorite food blogs.  What set this one apart was the meat…

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