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The Gujarati Thali Posted by on Feb 26, 2022

The Hindi word ‘Thali’ refers to a plate. However, it can also be used interchangeably दूसरे के स्थान परto mean dish, just like in English, the word dish can mean a corning ware dish or a food item खाद्य सामग्री, like a pie. The thali is a staple मुख्य उपज dish in many states on…

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The Ubiquitous Thali Posted by on Feb 21, 2022

A Thali

My daughter बेटीnasked me which type of Indian cuisine भोजन was my favorite पसंदीदा. I had to think about it for a second. I am a foodie खाने का शौकीन and being Indian, it is hard to choose चुनें as each state राज्य has its own favorite dish. I asked if I could list at…

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How do Desi’s Celebrate Thanksgiving. Posted by on Nov 22, 2021

We are counting down the days to Thanksgiving – an annual वार्षिक American holiday every November. Americans give thanks on this day for many reasons कारणों. But the primary reason is to celebrate the commonly taught history कारणों of the first shared harvest between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. So what does Thanksgiving mean…

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What is the Manasollasa? Posted by on Oct 12, 2021

Have you ever wondered what medieval मध्ययुगीन kings ate? Some movies depict large abundantly filled tables with fruit, goblets प्याला, massive roasted meat भुना हुआ मांस, etc. But seriously, what did they eat? During the research on Malik Ambar’s life, I thought about what people in the Deccan Plateau दक्कन का पठार, at that time…

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Deconstructing Indian Food Words Posted by on Aug 18, 2021

Have you ever gone to and Indian restaurant and are stumped looking at the menu? Many of the words are difficult कठिन to pronounce let alone comprehend what they represent? Besides not wanting to look foolish मूर्ख in front of friends or the waitstaff, you may genuinely want to know what you are eating, right?…

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South Asia Shines on The Great British Bake Off Posted by on Nov 26, 2018

Some of you may be familiar with the wildly popular (लोकप्रिय/lokpriya, adj) British show, The Great British Bake Off (or, as it’s known in North America, The Great British Baking Show), which has achieved even greater fame (प्रसिद्धि/prasiddhi, fem. or शोहरत/shohrat, fem.) since it was released in the US and Canada. Unlike most “reality competition” shows…

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Indian American Cuisine (Part 2) Posted by on Jun 23, 2018

In last week’s blog, I talked about the sheer plethora of Indian restaurants in the Indian diaspora (or places outside India where Indians have immigrated and which they have transformed into Indian cultural hubs), how Indian American cuisine is different from the type of cuisine you may commonly find in India and about some appetizers…

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