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2014 in review for Rachna cooks!

2014 in review for Rachna cooks!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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Such pee-licious food!

Such pee-licious food!

Those yummy panipuris; hot, sizzling tikkis; bhuna bhuttas smeared with butter; buttery pav bhaji, yummy chinese fare and so many others are enticing enough to make our stomachs grumble and taste buds tickle. For all those who swear by the great street food, we seem to have finally uncovered the reason for their taste.… Read more

Food memories and Award :)

Food memories and Award :)

Nimona

It is winter and very cold in Bangalore these days. It made me remember the food that my mom cooked during the really cold winters of the North during my childhood. Gajar ka halwa was a staple. I also remember that she made a curried dish of peas, and I have been trying to recall its name since many days, only remembering that the name resembled a disease :).

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I love garlic!

I love garlic!

Food is one of the passions in my life. And, today I wanted to write about garlic. I just love garlic in my food. I feel food misses on taste big time, if garlic is omitted. Garlic is there in almost all the Indian curries that I cook.… Read more

Pepper Rasam

Pepper Rasam

I love Rasam. I was introduced to rasam for the first time when I visited Bangalore on an official visit way back in the year 2000. I remember that I was staying at Hotel Woodland’s, and I loved the thali I ate there.… Read more

Sugarcane juice — yummy!

Sugarcane juice — yummy!

In the days when the cola invasion had not taken place, we were hooked onto nimbu pani (homemade lemonade) and ganna juice (sugarcane juice) to quench our thirst. It kept us going in the hot summers of North India — cool and refreshing.… Read more

A foodie weekend!

A foodie weekend!

Yeah, we have been stuffing ourselves right through Saturday and Sunday. The good part is that all the cooking was done at home :). We went vegetable shopping yesterday and got some really fresh fare. Saturday morning began with aloo parathas served with curd, yummy !

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Chicken strips recipe

Chicken strips recipe

This is an amazingly tasty and easy-to-make recipe of Chicken strips, the kinds we get in KFC but minus all the fat because this one is baked.

Take 500 gms. Boneless, skinless chicken breast.
1 cup buttermilk, can be substituted with diluted curd.… Read more