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Home Town: California, USA
Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Cooked Kala Chola
About this Cook
I really started to learned how to cook after I got married because doing take out everyday was getting expensive and boring and poor hubby was getting tired of eating sandwhiches. I was also gaining weight like crazy. I have come to realized that I enjoy the whole process of cooking and experimenting with the recipies, but not the clean ups : )
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are Baryani, Chicken Tikka, Kung Pao chicken, Pizzas, burgers and fish (mostly talapia)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anytime I cook with my mom, I just enjoy it.
My cooking triumphs
Making Baklava from this site and surprising my husband at how good it tasted.
My cooking tragedies
I once make Nihari ( a pakistani dish that consist of a beef shank curry) I added too much flour as a thickning agent and it was a gloppy mess. I had to throw out the whole batch and start over.
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Charred Eggplant Raita
The recipe I follow is very similar to this one, I just add half a bunch of finely chopped cilantro (stems and leaves) and lemon juice to taste. I also take one small onion fry it golden brown and add 2 tsp cumin seeds and let the smell of the cumin come out. I dump it all in the raita quick stir and put it in the fridge to let the flavors meld. This is a very popular dish at my moms house and even my in laws have complimented me on it. It's so easy and can be made in advance.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2013
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
These were great the kids both old and young loved them. I did add some cinnamon and vanilla essence to them. Made extra so they can be breakfast for the week.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2012
T's Sweet Potato Fries
I made these as stated and my nephew and I loved them, but his sister and my husband did not. The next time I made these I did salt and pepper for the kids and salt pepper and red pepper flakes for the adults that went over better. All in all they are a nice change from the regular potatoes.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2012
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