Fried Eggs Over Roasted Asparagus and Green Garlic Herb Butter  Spring Brunch Recipe (5)

Sorry, I have been away for a while. We were away on a vacation to Brazil for about 10 days. Yay! But we got home to see our house flooded and needing some major demo and reconstruction work. The last few weeks were spent trying to deal with that. With two floors of our house mostly inaccessible, there is not much cooking happening, except for maybe making a quick pasta or a khichdi for lil V. We have been living through with dinner invites and boxes of food packed home for us by our friends. We are so lucky to have them all in our lives.

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Here is a photo post from the Seattle Mobile Food Rodeo that happened during the weekend of May 3rd and 4th. This is our second time here and even though it was POURING that day, we still managed to eat a lot and have lots of fun!

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Almond Peanut Butter Rum Balls OR Almond Peanut Butter Sun Butter Balls for Kids/Toddlers

May 10, 2014
Almond Peanut Butter Rum Balls - mirch Masala OR Almond Peanut butter Sun butter balls for toddlers  kids (4)

This is one of the most easiest and yet quite tasty recipes that you can make. Especially if you have invited folks over for dinner and you realize all you have is some plain vanilla ice cream and you want to serve them something more. Or make some for mom as a treat this mother’s [...]

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Grilled Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing | Cinco de Mayo Recipes

May 3, 2014
Grilled Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing  Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Mirch Masala (2)

Cinco de Mayo is here again already! Which means it is May, which means we are one step closer to the first holiday of the year. See, how my mind works! I did not always particularly care for Mexican food. It then changed and I hated and could not stand Mexican food when I was [...]

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Sambharam Ice Pops | Spiced Buttermilk Ice Pops

May 2, 2014
Sambharam Ice Pops - Spiced Buttermilk Ice Pops - Mirch Masala - Kerala Style Sambharam Morum Vellam (2)

I always make sambharam in the summers. Sambharam is sort of a South Indian version of lassi. It is buttermilk spiced with ginger, green chillies and curry leaves and is one of the best thirst quenchers ever invented. A glass of chilled sambharam is enough to cool off any hot day, especially the kind of [...]

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Eating Out in Seattle | April Edition

May 1, 2014
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Clockwise from top right – Sautéed Mushroom crepes with Fresh spinach, earthy shitake, crimini & oyster mushrooms sautéed w/ shallots & thyme. Finished with Gruyère & a drizzle of balsamic; Caramelized Pear Crepe and Spicy Sausage ~ Egg ~ Cheddar Cheese BREAKFAST TACOS. Served on flour tortillas. We used to eat out a lot before [...]

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Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries! ~ Little People Food

April 30, 2014
Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries - Mirch Masala Little People Food - Toddler Food Recipes (2)

Lil V loves all fruits, especially strawberries. It is so cute to see when he signs “more” after he is “ah-dah” (all done) with his meal to get his dessert course, which is mostly fruit. If he specifically wants strawberries he signs “more” and says “sa-sa” which means strawberries. Lately, we have noticed that he [...]

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Vegetables in Black Bean Sauce ~ An Indian Chinese Recipe

April 27, 2014
Vegetables in Black Bean Sauce - Indian Chinese Recipe - Mirch Masala

Last weekend we cleaned out the freezer and the refrigerator and what happens when you do that?!? A mixed vegetable something of some sort happens! This Vegetables in Black Bean sauce was a result of that. I also made some vegetables and egg fried rice to go with it. Or rather I made this vegetables [...]

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Pear Ginger Fizz | Fruity Spring Cocktail

April 23, 2014
Pear Ginger Fizz - Spring Cocktail - Mirch Masala (3)

Not that winter kept us from drinking any cocktails, it was more the time for warm and fuzzy feeling cocktails or a glass of red wine (mulled even, during the holidays) to keep away the cold dreary feeling. Come spring and the hope of warm and possibly even hot days, makes us all flock towards [...]

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Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes | Spring Brunch Recipe

April 18, 2014
Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes - Mirch Masala - Spring Brunch (4)

My new favorite combination is lemon and blueberries!! I re-discovered the beauty and balance of this combination when I made the Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Danish and have been dreaming about it all day and night like someone in love! Yes, I am in love! With lemons and blueberries! And of course, spring! And flowers [...]

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