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I love Nescafe too! I was at a wedding in India recently and they were serving Nescafe that was so nice and sugary - almost like a dessert.


Why I Sort of Love Nescafé Instant Coffee
6/11/13 10:44 PM

My family would always bring flavored rices like tamarind rice, peanut rice or eggplant rice. Here's how to make peanut rice: http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-cooking-video-yellow-peanut-rice.html


What Are Some Recipes for Camping or Backpacking That Don't Need Refrigeration? Good Questions
6/8/13 06:15 PM

I made this chickpea, fresh veggie, coconut salad with a curry leaf and lemon vinaigrette that is nice for summer time: http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2013/06/chickpea-usali-salad.html


Why Chickpeas Are the Perfect Travel Snack: And 8 Recipes to Try!
6/8/13 06:12 PM

love eating leftovers for lunch like my recipe for green lentils curry with mushrooms & red peppers over brown rice: http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2013/02/curried-green-lentils-w-mushrooms-red.html


20 Satisfying, Wholesome Lunches You Can Make the Night Before Recipes from The Kitchn
3/12/13 01:54 AM

I like to spice it up with some chutney. This is a recipe I go back to, which is egg salad with mint chutney in a grilled tortilla wrap: http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2010/02/egg-salad-with-mint-chutney.html


Tired of the Same Old Sandwich? Where To Find New Flavor & Ingredient Inspiration
3/12/13 01:51 AM

I teach a South Indian yellow peanut rice called chitranna in my cooking classes. I use 1 cup rice, 2 cups water and a 1/3 teaspoon turmeric in my rice cooker and it comes out perfect every time. You don't need too much turmeric to color the rice. Here's a video recipe for the peanut rice: http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-cooking-video-yellow-peanut-rice.html


Recipe: Mixed Bean Masala with Fragrant Yellow Rice Recipes From The Kitchn
3/5/13 11:35 PM

my mom never cooked with butternut squash, but I'm finding it lends itself well to Indian spices. This is a spiced butternut squash and dill soup recipe: http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2013/01/spiced-butternut-squash-dill-soup.html


Recipe: Butternut Squash & Coconut Curry Recipes from The Kitchn
3/5/13 11:33 PM

a recipe for egg curry, super simple and flavorful: http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2012/08/egg-curry.html


Craving Indian Food? 5 Starter Recipes
3/5/13 11:26 PM

I like how these pizzas are personal size. I love making breakfast pizzas on naan bread: http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2012/11/naan-breakfast-pizza.html


Recipe: Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza Recipes from The Kitchn
3/5/13 11:17 PM

I love kala namak. My great aunt introduced me to it and said it's good for digestion. We put it on a lot of Indian dishes, but I've started mixing it into my plain flavored kefir and it's delicious!


Recipe Ideas for Indian Black Salt (Kala Namak)? Good Questions
3/5/13 11:16 PM

I love this idea from Vij's of the cabbage in yogurt. My mom has a similar recipe, but instead of yogurt, we add shredded coconut and lemon.

http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2011/09/cabbage-palya-south-indian-stir-fry.html


10 Recipes That Remind Us Why Cabbage Is Awesome Kitchn Recipe Roundup
1/25/13 10:22 AM

You can also make yogurt in a crockpot: http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2010/06/how-to-make-yogurt-two-ways.html


10 Surprising Foods You Can Make in a Slow Cooker
12/29/12 05:33 AM

You can also make yogurt in a crockpot: http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2010/06/how-to-make-yogurt-two-ways.html


10 Surprising Foods You Can Make in a Slow Cooker
12/29/12 05:33 AM

thanks so much for these suggestions! very helpful!


What's the Best Way to Get Turmeric Stains Off of a Kitchen Countertop? Good Questions
12/13/12 05:51 PM

naan breakfast pizzas...again:) http://www.abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2012/11/naan-breakfast-pizza.html


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of December 1-2, 2012
11/30/12 06:13 PM

I buy dried mung beans at the Indian store where they are called moong dal (with skin). Here is how you sprout them and I have a recipe for a salad using them on my site as well:

http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2012/09/sprouted-moong-dal-mung-bean-farm-salad.html


Recipe: One Bowl Mung Bean MealRecipes from The Kitchn
11/30/12 12:55 AM

made naan breakfast pizza this weekend - naan bread baked with homemade sauce, lots of cheese and an egg on top. http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2012/11/naan-breakfast-pizza.html


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of November 17-18, 2012
11/18/12 05:53 PM

I love to add edamame to my chili because the green gives it a nice burst of color.


Make Meaner Chili: 10 Flavor-Boosting Add-Ins For Incredible Chili
11/2/12 04:31 PM

spicy pickled green beans using 3 Indian spices - http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2012/11/spicy-pickled-string-beans-shimi-ka.html


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of November 3-4, 2012
11/2/12 04:29 PM

More masala roasted pumpkin seeds because I have two more pumpkins from my farmshare waiting to be had:) http://abcdsofcooking.blogspot.com/2012/10/masala-roasted-pumpkin-seeds.html


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of October 27-28, 2012
10/26/12 05:16 PM