Recap of Indian Food Odyssey – Celebrating India, One State a Day

6th May, 2014 Last month was a wonderful cooking journey through the different Indian states. Myself with several other bloggers, traveled the Indian states alphabetically through the culinary path. This was such a lovely learning experience and we had a

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Kalo Jaam / Kala Jamun from West Bengal – Bengali Kala Jamun – My 400th Post

1st May, 2014 Today is the grand finale of the Mega Regional Marathon, Indian Food Odyssey and I am very happy to end it on the sweet note. It also happens to be my 400th post on the blog and

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Mini Thaali from Uttar Pradesh – No Onion, No Garlic Thaali

30th April, 2014 Uttar Pradesh holds a very special place in my heart. I spent a good part of my child hood in Kanpur and Lucknow and spent time with some amazing people. Our life there was very simple and

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Koat Pitha from Tripura – Deep fried Rice flour fritters with Banana

28th April, 2014 We are almost coming to an end of our Mega regional marathon and I can’t believe how fast the month flew by. Tripura is the last of the North East states in India and it was absolutely

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Virundhunar Saapadu from Tamil Nadu – A feast for my guests

27th April 2014 Tamil Nadu, the state to which I belong, literally means ‘The Land of Tamils’. I was born and part bought up in this state. The capital of the state is Chennai, formerly known as Madras. Tamil Nadu

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Sel Roti from Sikkim – A crispy fried Sweet Bread from Sikkim

Sikkim is a state in the Himalayan Mountains. It is bordered by Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet autonomous region, Bhutan and West Bengal. Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second smallest state after Goa. It

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Punjabi Chole / Channa Masala from Punjab

24th Apr, 2014 Punjab, a state in the Northwest region of India is a part of the Larger Punjab region. After the partition of India, the Punjab province was divided between India and Pakistan. The Indian Punjab was then divided

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Pondicherry Sambhar – A special Sambhar from Puducherry

23rd April, 2014 Puducherry, formerly called Pondicherry is a Union territory in the East Coast of India. It was the former French colony and often referred to as the ‘French Riviera of the East’. Many streets still retain their French

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Mitha Khechudi and Mitha Dali from Odisha/Orissa – Sweet Kichadi with Sweet Dal

22nd April, 2014  Odisha formerly known as Orissa is a state in the east coast. Odisha shares its borders with West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. Bhubaneswar is the capital of the state. Oriya (now officially called Odiya) is

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Nap Naang from Nagaland – Black Rice Pudding made the Rongmei Naga Style

Nagaland is a state in the far North east part of India. It borders with Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Myanmar and Sikkim. The capital of the state is Kohima and the largest city is Dimapur. Nagaland is a very mountainous state

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