Fig Chutney

Fresh Figs = Fig Chutney or goodness in a jar, as we like to call it. We Indians love chutneys and I can say safely that most Indian households have some form of chutney in their refrigerators all through the year. We, north-Indians, love a dollop of (almost any) chutney (along with some pickle) with our staple: dal-chawal. We also don’t mind slathering some green coriander & mint chutney on our breakfast sandwiches. And oh, …

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Thai Red Curry Paste (Vegetarian)

We are no experts in Thai cooking, but we like to think we do know a thing or two. Curry paste is something that we absolutely love and created our own version of the red curry paste. Of course we referred to a few basic recipes and made our own thing with ingredients we had at home (and without the shrimp paste). Will you judge us if we tell you we used  a Mexican chilli …

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Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter

I have been looking for a good chocolate spread for quite sometime now but much to my disappointment I haven’t found the right one. Every time I pick up a chocolate spread container and read the ingredients, the fact that sugar is usually listed as the first ingredient scares me off. So I took it upon myself to make a creamy chocolatey spread at home- I didn’t realize for the longest time how easy it …

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Stuffed Red Chilli Pickle (Bharwaan Lal Mirch Ka Achaar)

So we saw these beautiful long red chillies at the grocery store a few weeks back. They were so pretty that we couldn’t resist not buying them. Don’t you agree? We only took about 5-6 of them knowing we couldn’t do much with them other than make pickle. With just the two of us a pickle with 5-6 chilies would easily last over a year. I made a similar pickle last year with green chilies and …

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