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Boroma's Lau Ghonto

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Boroma's vegetarian dishes, flavoured with mild spices, were cooked in a separate vegetarian kitchen.

Surati Khus-Khus (poppy seed) ki Sabzi सूरती खस-खस की सब्ज़ी

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Surati cuisine is spicier (using green chilies), oilier, and more elaborate than other Gujarati cuisine. This recipe uses Khus-Khus seeds - the same poppy seeds that are used on muffins and bagels in the US!

Vaangi Bhaat (Spicy Eggplant & Rice) वांगी भात

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This is a typical Maharashtrian specialty but enjoyed throughout Southern India as well. This recipe is from my maternal grandmother, late Shrimati Annapurna Divekar (1920-1994)

Grandma Maud White’s Country Captain Chicken

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In the late 1950 and early 1960, Grandma Maud White, who was in her late 60’s, prepared Country Captain Chicken, a favourite of the whole family.

Vathal Kulambu

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I learnt this authentic Tamilian recipe by watching my Nanamma in her kitchen. Nobody could make it as tasty as her.

Mutton Korma

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Husband's favourite dish - laernt from mother-in-law.

Fish Kalputi

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In joint families, men and children were served, leaving women to eat what remained. fish curry was made of the best fish pieces. Women turned these into a tasty dish for themselves.

WW II Rice-Wheat Nonfermented Dosa

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Scarcity of rice during Second World War forced the author's mother to use wheat instead of rice in dosas. Recipe does not require overnight fermentation.

Spicy Kolakattai

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Trademark dish of patti (grandmother), who hated wasting food and always used innovative ways to turn what was available in the home into delicacies.

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