Recipes by Yamini Vasudevan (Page 3)

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Shortbread Squares

Shortbread Squares by Yamini Vasudevan

i have always had problems with maths – me and numbers don’t jive. i struggled through my school years when math was a compulsory part of the cirruculum and eagerly looked forward to shrugging it off when i entered university (of course, math confronted me in another form there – but thats another story). my biggest problem was not so…

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Mango Oatmeal Smoothie

Mango Oatmeal Smoothie by Yamini Vasudevan

my parents are big advocates and followers of the saying ”breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” they ensure that they have a good, healthy breakfast every single morning – and cooked oatmeal is one of their breakfast staples. oatmeal put me off completely and i was happy to stick to other options such as sandwiches and…

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Home-made Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

Home-made Paneer (Cottage Cheese) by Yamini Vasudevan

i love paneer. frankly, i cant imagine what the world would be like if paneer had never been invented - no more paneer butter masala, paneer tikka or even good old palak paneer! oh man, thats a scary thought! anyways, coming back to the present, i usually use Amul’s paneer, but i haven’t been able to get my hands on it for the past…

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Shahi Tukra

Shahi Tukra by Yamini Vasudevan

i have always been fascinated by urdu. when i was younger, i used to listen to age-old hindi songs that were based on urdu lyrics with my dad translating the words for me. to this day, i feel it is one of the most poetic languages ever created, with even desserts being given such beautiful names as “shahi tukra” (i believe it…

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Chilli Tofu

Chilli Tofu by Yamini Vasudevan

this recipe is for those days when you want to rustle up something but realise that you have only the bare basics in your kitchen – at least that was the situation in my kitchen when this dish was made. my friend Saras was over at my place one evening and she suggested cooking dinner rather than heading down to the coffeeshop. i put…

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Microwave Kalakand

Microwave Kalakand by Yamini Vasudevan

when i first made kalakand with this recipe, i had to stand by the microwave and peep through the glass to ensure that the mixture did not boil over. while i was engaged in the task, i ruminated on just how huge an impact the microwave has had on our lives. i remember the first time we bought a microwave home (over 15 years back!) -…

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Mangai Pachadi (Green Mango Pieces In Sweet Sauce)

Mangai Pachadi (Green Mango Pieces In Sweet Sauce) by Yamini Vasudevan

when i first started writing this recipe, i realised that i didn’t have a direct translation for “pachadi” - a word that is common to south indian cooking, but which cannot be succintly condensed into a single-word definition for those unfamiliar with the cuisine from this part of the world. on a very general basis, pachadi is a form…

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Stuffed Mini Brinjals

Stuffed Mini Brinjals by Yamini Vasudevan

when i asked my mum for the procedure of how to make it, she said she follows the recipe (very slightly modified) by Chitra V (aka chitvish of which provides an easier microwave version - and then added that my dad knew a story about brinjals. now that piqued my interest. what tale did the brinjal star in? well, it…

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Chole/Channa Masala

Chole/Channa Masala by Yamini Vasudevan

there are some things that you can eat over and over again and yet never tire of it. and (apart from my mum’s cooking) chole masala is one of them for me. my earliest memories of eating chole are back in my childhood when it used to be “the choice” when we went to restaurants and of special weekend dinners when my mum would make it at…

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Rainy Day Treats: Nachos And Masala Peanuts

Rainy Day Treats: Nachos And Masala Peanuts by Yamini Vasudevan

i love rainy days – who doesnt, right? but when you live in a hot and humid country like Singapore, you appreciate the rains so much more. the dark clouds, the sudden dip in the temperature, the gusts of wind that send the leaves flying and the pitter-patter of rain – all of which are a welcome reprieve from the sun beating down on…

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