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A Tale of Two Comforts

A Tale of Two Comforts

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 6 Comments

There are two things I can count on in my life. The first is that my dentist will find a cavity, new or old, that needs to be taken care of. The second is my mother. And there is one thing that connects them—kichidi. Still numb from the novacaine and mildly traumatized from the needle […]

Potatoes on a Paper Plate

Potatoes on a Paper Plate

Thursday, December 10, 2009 No Comments

There was a time when I ate potatoes everyday. Almost. I liked them French fried. I liked them mashed. I liked them baked (well, they were actually microwaved, but I insisted on putting a piece of aluminum foil on them to simulate a real, oven-baked potato). I liked them in every single Indian preparation–with baingan, […]

Not So Macro

Not So Macro

Friday, October 23, 2009 4 Comments

I met him in the stairwell. “I see you here often, and well, I was wondering…if you maybe…wanted to cook together.” I was heading to the dorm kitchen, a bag of groceries in my hand. It was my junior year in college, and I was finally off the meal plan. I tried cooking for myself […]

My Arsenal

My Arsenal

Thursday, June 11, 2009 1 Comment

Growing up, I took for granted the steel container that lived in the drawer next to the stove. Six rounds encircling a seventh, each holding a foundational spice: garam masala, tumeric, freshly toasted ground cumin, whole cumin seeds, crushed coriander seeds, and cayenne. Salt was in the middle, its snowy white crystals in sharp contrast […]

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