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Who has not enjoyed the crisp of aloo papad with evening snacks during their childhood days? Be it holi or any festive season, papads have formed a great part of our diet. No traditional thali is complete without papads. Whether as a snack or as an addition to daal chawal, papad has managed to fit in with every cuisine. With the Crispiness of potatoes and the perfect blend of authentic spices, aloo papad is regarded as one of the most renowned of all. Though the papad is made at its peak during the Holi season, it can be enjoyed at...

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It’s not usual for poets to write praise for pickles, but we definitely have to agree that the mango pickle, with its tart flavour and heady aroma, deserves that extra bit of commendation. Mango pickle-making is multi-sensory. The varied shapes and colours of the mangoes; not all mangoes are worth eating, but nearly every mango can be pickled. The feel of the firm fruit that stews to softness or still chewy pickles, the tanginess of the acid and the sweetness of the pulp makes the mango pickle the 'king' of all. Food Nostalgia brings to your home the very recipe...

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If you are aware of our royal indian cuisines, you must be aware of Rajasthan's Glorious contribution to it. From mouth-watering curries to the tangy pickles, Rajasthan deserves a special applause for its grand thalis, in which Gatte ki sabji forms a major place. The dry plains of Rajasthan aren't the best suited for cultivating many vegetables and fruits, however the region is blessed with pulses and spices. Which explains why most of their vegetarian fare is based on lentils to a large extent. One such dish is Gattas. Gatte are gram flour (besan) dumplings, packed with dry masalas, steamed...

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We have all had the spicy curry of “Mangodi” and often relate it with memories from our childhood. Memories of our Nani or Dadi making a series of these mouth watering golden dots, kept for drying on sarees or bedsheets. We have memories of these sheets lying down on the roofs or varandas of our home. The curry then made out of it mixed with spices and herbs tasted like magic. Food Nostalgia has now made this wadi or badi as it is called, travelled all the way from North India to Maharashtra and has a vision of making this...

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