Puran Poli
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This weekend, we ate Puran Poli. Then, we napped. Then, we ate some more Puran Poli. Then, we napped again. Then, we ate more Puran Poli. Then…. I am sure you can complete the statement Last week was the arrival of the harvest season/spring and hence the celebration of the festival, Makara Sankranti in India. Called by various aliases around the country but all of them celebrating the harvesting of new crop, this festival is marked with a bounty of veggies, food and of course sweet things. Sweets made out of jaggery and sesame seeds (til and gud) are mostly… Continue reading


Oven Roasted Tomato Soup
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This oven roasted tomato soup recipe will result in a bowl of lip-smacking, spoon-licking bowl of delicacy! It has the perfect balance between the sour from tomatoes, sweet from sugar, heat from black pepper and a subtle roasted flavor from the roasted garlic and tomatoes. Tomato chaat, Tomato Pulav, Stuffed Tomato fritters, Tomato slush and now the oven roasted tomato soup. That is the list of tomato based recipes on Yummily Yours! I guess it is time to make it official now. I am an addict, a tomato addict! I must say, I completely missed the signs until these: I… Continue reading


Rava Rotti
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These wafer thin Semolina Pancakes a.k.a Rava Rotti is one of the tastiest things you will ever put into your mouth. Crisp golden bits with soft semolina and the crunch from roasted veggies, all in one circle and every bite, Yum Yum Yum! Are you into reading quotes? I am. There are days that I start my laptop to get to work, just stumble across some quotes on Pinterest and before I know, an hour would have gone by. There’s no particular genre that I like. It could be inspirational or funny or just plain sarcastic. The language and how one… Continue reading


Herbal Chai Tea
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Herbal chai tea is the perfect home remedy to soothe your aching throats, and the congestion in your nose and chest. With the cold and flu season at its peak, it is a good idea to keep this tea ready and handy but be warned, you must double your batch. The non-sick people at home will be drinking the winter away with this insanely-feel good herbal chai tea! “I never get sick! I am super strong”- Nachiket. Ok people. I think I have written enough about my husband on this blog for you to see through those lines. So, did… Continue reading

Perfect Oven Baked Potato

Perfect Oven Baked Potato
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A perfect oven baked potato is just what you need when you are torn between enjoying time with family and feeding them all! This holiday season, I did bake some potatoes but no, I did not make mashed potatoes.  I used the meaty soft potato scoops for one recipe and the crispy skins for another.  And, the whole thing was such a breeze requiring very little attention from my end. Making lots of food but not spending too much time in the kitchen? Now, that’s what I call a win-win situation!  All of us have heard of the saying, “Too… Continue reading


Baingan Bharta
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Baingan Bharta (roast and mashed eggplant) is the Indian Baba Ganoush because they are the same, well, they are almost the same. Could I please take the liberty of saying baingan bharta is a tastier baba ganoush being blamed for favoritism? It is just my Indian palette doing the talking for me Why the comparison? Read on…  So, I am back from my vacation with my family. I had a fun, successful trip. Accomplished everything I had planned (apart from eating from roadside food carts and hole-in-the-wall restaurants) and came back all refreshed. Except for the 12-hr time zone difference,… Continue reading


Tandoori Mummies
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They were so yum and beautiful that I vow to recreate this recipe for Tandoor Mummies every Halloween! My silly jokes and pledges aside, I am sure your Halloween will get more spooky and spicy with these delightful mummies. As much as I have been trying to get back to regular blogging, vacation with family is not helping my cause! Everything in India is lived on a grand scale, be it your neighbour’s broken kitchen appliance or a nephew scoring a top grade at school. Amidst all the beautiful chaos, the great Indian festival of Diwali visits us. With this… Continue reading


Sabakki Upma
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With much trepidation (like a chef who hasn’t used her knife in a while), I write about Sabakki Upma today. Hey there Everyone! If you are wondering where I have been, I was having a blast. At my brother’s wedding. Pictures and more details shall follow in another post. For now, let’s talk about Sabakki Upma or popularly known as Sabudana Khichdi. Indian weddings do not come solo. They are accompanied with noise, glitter, a lot of relatives, pre-wedding and post-wedding celebrations. With all of this winding down to an end finally, I get some time to reflect and write!… Continue reading


Simple Sriracha Noodles
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These Simple Sriracha Noodles, I guarantee, will bowl you over. I hope the word ‘really’ is good enough an adjective to describe the ease of making these amazingly tasty Sriracha Noodles. There are 2 kinds of people on Earth. Those who finish their work at least a couple of days earlier and those who cannot do anything about their work until the V.E.R.Y last day. I’m pretty sure the two sets can very well defend their styles of working. But when these two come together, especially in a marriage, you have got yourself a recipe for “All hell broke loose!!”…. Continue reading


Evelyn's Pasta
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Evelyns Pasta is featured on the menu of Cheesecake Factory as “Evelyn’s Favorite Pasta”. I tried to look up who Evelyn is but I did not get any answers. So, whether or not it is Evelyn’s favorite Pasta, It is definitely mine!! When we first started eating out at restaurants in the US, the portions overwhelmed us! It still does but not as much. The food available here is very alien to Indians. Now back in India, you can dine out and order Italian, Chinese or Mexican food but it is not very authentic. There is something Indian about it…. Continue reading