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REVIEW: Imperfect Produce Box (Spoiler: It’s Perfect)

REVIEW: Imperfect Produce Box (Spoiler: It’s Perfect)

Produce is gorgeous to me. I’m a sucker for those medium-soft heirloom tomatoes, round juicy apples, rainbow colored carrots — it’s like beautiful art. As Chef Amanda Cohen puts it, vegetables are “candy from the earth.” They come in all sizes, shapes, colors, textures, and […]

Coconut Chutney

Coconut Chutney

Chutney is an integral part of Indian food. The chutney varieties in India are super diverse, with ingredients ranging from mint, yogurt, mango to peanuts. In South India, coconut chutney is the most popular and simplest of them all.  This is a minimalist’s paradise!  It […]

Rice & Lentil Cutlets

Rice & Lentil Cutlets

As Julia Child once said… For me, it’s all about the therapy! I feel the most truthful and enlightened when I’m in the kitchen, where I can play with my moods and wear any hat I want. I am a minimalist one day, a purist […]

Pongal

Pongal

Pongal is a simple rice dish with moong dal and spices. There are two kinds of Pongal – Ven Pongal (simply referred to as Pongal) and Sakkarai Pongal. Ven Pongal (Ven meaning ‘white’) is savory and Sakkarai Pongal is sweet. Pongal also refers to the […]

Beet Burgers

Beet Burgers

On what I thought was just another evening at the Prabhakar household, I decided to make roti, some vegetables and dal for dinner (yes, again). I took out my carrots, turnip and beetroot and set out to work on my vegetables. I folded the carrots […]