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{Diwali Sweets} Ragi Gur Papdi (A Jaggery Sweet)

A jaggery and ghee based Diwali sweet


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DIY Bath Bombs {Makeup Mantra}

If you've visited any LUSH store, you know the bath bomb struggle and it's real.  With such a wide selection, sometimes all you want is to give up the rose infusions and avocado aloe [...]


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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte {Fall Drinks}

Fall Drinks Series: A recipe for a homemade, pumpkin spiced chai latte straight from the stovetop


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The Essential Guide to Indian Breads

A guide to the essential Indian flatbreads found as accompaniments to subzi.


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The Essential Guide to Indian Dals {Friday Foods}

A quick guide to the different types of Indian dals and the health benefits and uses associated with them.


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The 10 Essential Spices in an Indian Kitchen

A handy guide to the 10 basic Indian spices you'll need in your kitchen to whip up most South Asian meals.


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The Best Pre-Wedding Mud Masks {Makeup Mantra}

The best thing you can do for yourself the day before the wedding is an indulgent spa day.  Chances are, though, after all the planning and with all the nerves currently coursing [...]


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Alcohol at the Wedding - Yes or No?

Almost on level with the Great Veg Food Debate, is the question: should we serve alcohol at the wedding?  Largely this question is answered by your cultural traditions - Muslims [...]


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The Best Ever Vegetarian Lasagne {Friday Foods}

I love lasagne. Full of mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan and stuff with veggies and sauce, this is a hearty dish. But when I get lasagne at the restaurants, they are usually oily, [...]


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Mumbai Martini Recipe {Summer Sips Series}

A delightfully fresh and spiced twist on the classic martini, featuring Mumbai's favorite flavors.


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Mother-to-Daughter Mistranslations (Newlywed Cooking 101)

For those of us who have moved out, it is a struggle to recreate the culinary perfection that is a mother’s cooking. This being said, a portion of the blame belongs to the old-school [...]


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BFIW Exclusive: Celebrate Eid in Style with Hafsa Taher

As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate with the feast of "fast breaking" known as Eid. As an adult, I have now come to [...]


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A Savory Staple: Eggplant Fritters (Beguni)

While we should break fasts with something healthy, it is difficult to resist the fried perfection that is “beguni." Beguni, or eggplant fritters, are a common dish for iftaar in [...]


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Refreshing Ramadan Treat: Fruit Chaat

After last week's sweet shake indulgence, we thought we'd spice things up a bit with a refreshing staple at South Asian iftaars. Fruit chaat is an acquired taste for many, but [...]


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Date Shake {Summer Sips Series}

This week, I’d like for us to tip our hats to a tasty shake in honor of the holy month of Ramadan. This year marks my very first solo attempt as a newlywed to prepare the elaborate food [...]


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{Summer Sips Series} Jaipur Mocktail

A fun, pink summery drink inspired by the colors of Jaipur.


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