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Nisha Vedi Pawar
@lovelaughmirch
Jersey City, NJ
Mom, Food Editor + Chai addict. I tell stories about the food I love.

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Rose And Cardamom Cake Pops Dipped In White Chocolate
Is it too early for dessert? Cardamom Rose Cake Pops | cake pops flavored with cardamom, sweet rose water and… read more>
Is it too early for dessert? Cardamom Rose Cake Pops | cake pops flavored with cardamom, sweet rose water and covered in white chocolate. An Indian twist on a modern dessert.
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Bhutta Masala
Simple food is often the best food. Hot grilled bhutta (corn) rubbed with fresh limes, masalas and salt is a… read more>
Simple food is often the best food. Hot grilled bhutta (corn) rubbed with fresh limes, masalas and salt is a summer favorite in India. Bhuttawala’s (grilled corn vendors) stay busy roasting the corn on their little wooden carts as customers line up to slather their desired amount of masala and nimboo (Indian lemons) on the charred treat. If you're planning on grilling this weekend I'd suggest making a batch of this masala mix to enjoy with your corn & other grilled vegetables.
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Strawberry And Rose Water Custard
Strawberry Rose Custard topped with cardamom whipped cream. It's the thing dreams are made of. A twist on the… read more>
Strawberry Rose Custard topped with cardamom whipped cream. It's the thing dreams are made of. A twist on the classic fruit custard. Puréed strawberries combined with rose water give this dessert a modern yet delicious update. Add this to your Mother's Day menu.
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Bombay Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji | A mix of spiced vegetables served with a pat of butter, squeezes of lime juice, crunchy onions and… read more>
Pav Bhaji | A mix of spiced vegetables served with a pat of butter, squeezes of lime juice, crunchy onions and extra cilantro! To be scooped up with toasted buttery bread. A quick and easy Holi dinner that will remind you of the Bombay's famous Pav Bhaji.
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Masala Papad With Spiced Cucumber, Onion And Tomato Filling
Masala Papads | An easy appetizer of crunchy papads topped with a masala filling of cucumbers, onions… read more>
Masala Papads | An easy appetizer of crunchy papads topped with a masala filling of cucumbers, onions, tomatoes and spices. Street food. Either you love it or you hate it. I mean is there really a middle ground when it comes to dining out in open, watching the street vendor flip their pans in action as you stand waiting your turn and eat with not a care in the world Obviously some people have concerns about the cleanliness, which is completely valid, but with their entire kitchen exposed to the public, street vendors have much more to lose if they don’t stay keep up their standards. One thing no one can deny is the flavors and innovation offered by Indian street food vendors. Every time I go to Bombay I see more and more vendors trying something different, whether it’s chicken makhani corn chaat (of course I tried it!), juicing gaana raas off a rickshaw or turning the humble papad into a crunchy, chatpata treat.
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Paneer Makhani is a richly fragrant sauce made with spices, cream, onion, tomato and served with Indian… read more>
Paneer Makhani is a richly fragrant sauce made with spices, cream, onion, tomato and served with Indian cheese, paneer. It's a dish often served at weddings, parties and restaurants. Contrary to popular belief, heavy, butter laden dishes are not the norm for everyday Indian food. In fact, growing up my Mom made these creamy dishes only once in a while. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So when my parents came to visit me after I got married, I made this dish. It was a special moment for me, the first time I would be cooking for them and I wanted to wow them!
Sunday lunches seem to be synonymous with chicken curry and afternoon naps. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ People… read more>
Sunday lunches seem to be synonymous with chicken curry and afternoon naps. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ People often ask me if 👧🏻🌶 eats everything we do and the answer is for the most part, yes. Of course, like any toddler she has her moments of pickiness and I try to work around that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For example, when I'm making a chicken curry I add the red chili powder in phases; once at marination and once when I'm finishing off the curry. This way right before adding the second dose of chili powder I take out a portion for her and she gets all the flavor without all the spice!
HOLI Sugar Cookies are on the blog! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The foods prepared during Holi are… read more>
HOLI Sugar Cookies are on the blog! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The foods prepared during Holi are just as colorful and vibrant as the celebrations itself. Find out how to make these colorful treats to surprise your friends with this Holi. ❤️💛💚💙💜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A childhood favorite, Indo-Chinese sweet corn soup. Extra vinegar chilis for me please! Perks of having Mom &… read more>
A childhood favorite, Indo-Chinese sweet corn soup. Extra vinegar chilis for me please! Perks of having Mom & Dad in town.
A few years ago as I was navigating being a newly wed I started this blog, in an effort to recreate my moms… read more>
A few years ago as I was navigating being a newly wed I started this blog, in an effort to recreate my moms recipes and document my journey along the way. As we grew, I started to share our adventures as a young family, the way we celebrate festivals, holidays and recreate traditional recipes. Thank you to those of you that have followed along, new friends and old. Blogging has introduced me to so many wonderful people and I'm truly grateful for every opportunity I've gotten to share my love of Indian food and culture. 💖