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SUSMITA

I was born and raised in India, but have called the United States my home for almost 20 years. I have always been interested in food and really enjoy cooking with no geographic boundaries. All cuisines have something worth trying out! Over the past few years, I have become very passionate about local and sustainable eating, and try to eat local when I can.
We belong to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, and I can truly say that we have never eaten better.
I am a proud mother of two young boys, and I am thrilled that they share my passion for good food.
You can read more about the culinary happenings in my home kitchen on my blog, The Food We Eat (http://www.thefoodweeat.typepad.com).

SHAHI TUKRA (INDIAN BREAD PUDDING)

Rating: 4 stars 1
This is a very famous Hyderabadi dish and is a very simple, but rich dessert. It is great for a large dinner party as the recipe can be easily multiplied to make more. It is best eaten chilled.
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SHRIKHAND

Shrikhand is a gujarati sweet yoghurt dish. It can be eaten by itself or as part of a meal. I like it with pooris.
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PUDINA (MINT) CHUTNEY

This is a very versatile chutney and can be used in many ways. I love mixing this chutney with butter and spreading it on bread for sandwiches. I also add some to my omelets.
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PRAWNS CURRY

This is a delicious prawns curry. If you want, you can substitute boiled eggs for the prawns. Serve the curry with naan, roti, or plain rice.
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PANEER JALFRAZIE

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
This is my closest approximation to one of my favourite dishes when I eat out. I hope you will like it.

PAALU MITHAI (MILK SWEET)

Rating: 4 stars 2
This is a very easy, but a bit time consuming sweet. It is like sooji halwa except that the liquid is milk (paalu). My children love this sweet.
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MIXED VEGETABLE PULAO

This is a great one-dish meal and is great for a quick weekday dinner. I serve this pulao with some simple onion and tomato raita.

METHI MURGH

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
I love the taste of methi. It has an astringent taste and a slight bitterness that many people find too strong, but I am happy that there are many methi lovers out there. I really like pairing methi with chicken.
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KOBBARI LOUZ/ KOBBARI MITHAI

Kobbari Mithai and Kobbari Louz are very near and dear to folks from Karmataka and Andhra Pradesh. Kobbari louz/mithai is made with sugar, but I really like the taste of jaggery (bellum) with coconut.
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GASAGASE (KHUS KHUS) PAYASA

When I first visited my in-laws my mother-in-law had made gasagase payasa for us. I have been a huge fan of this dessert since then. I like it cold, thinned out with a little milk.

DOODHI CHANA

Rating: 5 stars 2
I first ate this curry at a friend’s house in Delhi and loved it. It is a simple everyday curry. Serve with plain rice or hot phulkas.
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KOBBARI ANNAM (COCONUT RICE)

Kobbari annam is a classic south Indian dish which makes for a quick lunch or light dinner. It is also a great way to use up leftover rice.
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