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Tirangi (tricolor) modak (sweet, steamed rice dumpling with coconut and jaggery), Vegan, gluten free.

If you have ever visited or lived in my native Maharashtra, a state on the western coast of India during the Ganesh Chathurti holiday season, then you are no stranger to the enchanting atmosphere that the festival brings forth wherever it … Continue reading

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Sweet, steamed rice dumplings: The Classic Modak recipe

This is a recipe that is very close to my heart as Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated with great pomp and splendor at my parents’ home while growing up as a kid in Mumbai, as well as at my in-laws’ place, … Continue reading

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Go fish!: Authentic, home -style Indian fish curry, reduced calorie version

Growing up on the west coast of tropical India, I remember we would eat fresh fish delivered to our door step (I am serious!) by a fisher-woman called Budha-bai several days a week. I must have been only 3-4 years old, … Continue reading

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