What’s a locavore to do when she wants to learn to prepare foods that absolutely-must include imports? My mother-in-law is kindly showing me how to cook many of her favourite recipes–recipes passed down by her own mother, who like my MIL, cook in the Bohra tradition. Considering that Bohras are originally from India, many of …

Not-so-local limbu achaarRead More »

So my first attempt at limbu achaar hasn’t gone well. I followed my mother-in-law’s directions to the letter, left the jar on the counter with the requisite amount of salt for more than four days and still, the lemon is hard. There is no gloopy chutney in the bottle, just salt and lemon in the same …

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When I started this blog, I made the promise of sharing stories and lessons from Dadima’s–my mother-in-law’s–kitchen. I regularly try to replicate her exquisite Bohra cuisine. On New Year’s Eve, I made the most excellent (if I say so myself) bagias, a.k.a pakoras, out of my dad’s potatoes and some organic cauliflower–I love the fusion …

Escapades in mithai makingRead More »