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Girija Giridhar Kini
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Love is my life. Love expresses itself through wholesome, delicious, joyous cooking. It shines in the hearts and faces of those who enjoy my dishes.
Love is my life. Love expresses itself through wholesome, delicious, joyous cooking. It shines in the hearts and faces of those who enjoy my dishes.

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Odi - Spicy Crisp Rice Fries

For most Konkani people among the Brahmin community, no meal feels complete without a handful or two of freshly deep-fried, crisp, spicy, yummy odis. In fact, odi is so delicious that you can enjoy a pile of rice and dali toye with no other accompaniment…

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  Can you imagine a town set upon a warm and cozy tropical island in the ocean, saying it has no salt? Well, it happens to be one of the ironies of life, of the people of the beautiful mountain district of Kerala. Wayanad is the milk-shed of Kerala, a…

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It is the start of the jackfruit season, and our fifteen or more bearing jackfruit trees are heavy with fruit. They don’t ripen all at once, but over a period of two to three months. So, that gives me ample time to prepare delicious jackfruit dishes to…

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Any tourist visiting the magically beautiful state of Kerala should not go back without visiting a few of the tens of thousands of ‘teashops’ (chayakada) all 0ver the state. Teashops attract regular visitors not just because of the delicious ‘kadis‘…

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  After my marriage, I moved to my husband’s ancestral home in the coastal town of Telicherry (now Thalassery) in Kerala. I knew practically nothing about baking at that time. Every other evening, my husband would bring home fragrant, freshly baked bread,…

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Avara Songe - A delicious lablab beans side dish (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Sometimes, simple, homely meals can be far more satisfying than elaborate gourmet dinners. One such meal that I can never forget is also my childhood favorite. At lunchtime, mother would serve us a plate of hot rice with fragrant, hot dali toye poured…

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Masala Curd Vada - Deep-fried black gram snack (Gluten Free)

My dear friends, I apologize for not having been able to post new recipes for you, these last few weeks. It was pepper season here and I had to do my part in picking, threshing, drying and cleaning our organic black pepper. I love the work, and this is…

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Dalimba Solla

It happened many many years ago. I was a sixth-grade schoolgirl, and it was a sweltering hot summer day. I had taken some street-food the previous day. Mid-morning found me writhing in pain in my abdomen and running to the toilet, only to pass loose…

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Indori - A traditional Konkani dessert.

I made indori today. My husband and my children loved it so much that I decided to share the recipe with you. As I sit down to write these words, my mind flits back to the past and I am a little girl again, making indoris with my cousin, Rekha in our…

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Egg Mint 'Matoes - A starter, a snack and a gourmet delight!

Love is the secret of good food. When a dish is prepared with love for the eaters, it fills not just the stomach but the heart of the eater as well. Not only so, the dish cooked becomes a special, precious creation which lights up the eyes and tickles the…
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