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Party
Upscaled Saag and Makki Di Roti

Upscaled Saag and Makki Di Roti

A balance of comfort, ’sans precedent’ of the familiar Sarson da Saag and Makki di roti.

Nothing is more Punjabi or Desi than saag and and makki di roti. In the Lehail household, saag is a favourite and like so many, I can attest that my mom’s is the best. My parents, both foodies, have fond memories of saag and associate eating it with love for their India, their villages, and their families. If you mention the dish, they both dreamily think of at least a dozen, if not more, childhood memories that include their own parents, siblings, joyous interactions.

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Everyday
Finger Lickin’ Fried Chicken

Finger Lickin’ Fried Chicken

From the grease on your fingers to the crumbs on your lips, fried chicken can evoke childhood memories from almost anyone. Even me. Sometimes I have a fried chicken craving from my youth. Unfortunately, my family were not, by nature, fried chicken eaters. At the Lehail house, KFC was the be-all end-all of special occasions. Buckets of chicken — with its famous blend of 11 herbs and spices — along with coleslaw, macaroni salad, fries, and biscuits, made appearances on occasions like New Year’s Eve/Day. Relatives and family friends were prerequisites.

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Happy Hour
Munchable Masala Peanuts

Munchable Masala Peanuts

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ideas. With the season’s hustle and bustle, this recipe has the holidays written all over it, without too much effort. They are perfect for holiday gatherings. They are so quick to throw together and they taste great. They are spicy, salty and a little tangy, the perfect snack with any mocktail, beer, cocktail, or even chai.

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Vegetarian
Double Dipped Fried Green Tomatoes

Double Dipped Fried Green Tomatoes

I enjoy eating fried food items from time to time (who doesn’t?). I especially like thinking of new foods to fry. These Double Dipped Fried Green Tomatoes have been floating around my head since I watched the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes, years ago.

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Sides
Gingery Carrot Magic Sauce (Dressing)

Gingery Carrot Magic Sauce (Dressing)

I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE: I’M AFRAID OF THE VEGETABLE GRATER. I have Gratophobia.

I know, it’s silly. It’s true. I avoid grating anything. I leave it as the last task in the kitchen. I have been known to bribe others, namely my niece and nephew to grate things on my behalf. Or I use the grating attachment on my food processor.

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