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Aarti Party First Episode Review

I watched the first episode of Aarti Party today. In two words I would describe the show as "British Indian." British Indian food is not authentic Indian food but rather a Westernized version of it. When Aarti mentions







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[Food-May 2011]

Murgh makhani, more commonly referred to as butter chicken, is an Indian dish that has gained popularity all over the world, especially in restaurants. The dish can be traced back to Kundan Lal Gujral, who ran a


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Aarti Party Episode Six

[Food-September 2010]

As summer comes to an end episode six, “Summer’s Soft Sigh to Sleep,” puts a nice end to the warm months. Shrimp and Pineapple Not-So Po’Boys,


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Aarti Party’s Fifth Episode

[Food-September 2010]

In the fifth episode of her show, “A Rose by Any Other Name” Aarti puts an Indian twist on some all-American classics. The hot dogs she prepares may not be Indian but the dish is her childhood favorite


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Aarti Party Fourth Episode Review

[Food-September 2010]

After all the great feedback about Aarti Party’s first episode, I have decided to review all of them! The fourth episode “Chai Paarti!” is my favorite one so far. Samosas are traditional chai time snacks. Aarti puts her own


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Aarti Party Third Episode Review

[Food-September 2010]

The third episode of Aarti Party, “Summer Lovin’” features dishes such as Pulled Pork with Mango BBQ Sauce and a crunchy and tangy Apple-Lime-Peanut Slaw. The meal concludes with Aarti’s decadent “Come’ Ere


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Aarti Party Second Episode Review

[Food-September 2010]

In the second episode of Aarti Party, “What Storms May Come” Aarti transforms everyday chicken with an exotic Indian twist. She shares recipes that are perfect for a rainy day. I Ain’t Chicken Chicken, a crispy


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Indian Food Made Easy

[Food-August 2010]

Indian Food Made Easy is hosted by Anjum Anand on the Cooking Channel. Anjum grew up in London but has also lived and studied in Geneva, Paris and Madrid. After gaining a European business degree she


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Edible Ramadan 2010

[Food-August 2010]

Ramadan Mubarak/Ramadan Kareem everyone! In case, you didn’t already know, Edible Arrangements carries Ramadan Bouquets! This year they have three bouquets. A bit of a change from last year when they


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Edible Arrangements Comes to India

[Food-August 2010]

Did you know that Edible Arrangements is coming to India? They already have fresh fruit bouquets available at their 868 stores worldwide and can also be ordered online or by phone. Each bouquet can be complemented


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Aarti Party Premieres Soon

[Food-August 2010]

As you may have heard Aarti Sequeira won “The Next Food Network Star” and will be hosting a new Indian-inspired cooking show. Aarti, a Los Angeles food blogger, competed along with others in a 10 week heated


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Chicken Curry

[Food-February 2010]

The only curry Americans know is “curry” not “kadhi.” Both curry and curry “powder” have become synonymous with Indian cooking. It is a HUGE misconception that curry powder is a key ingredient in curry


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Popcorn with an Indian Twist

[Food-January 2009]

Popcorn is a very versatile food and snack. Put an Indian twist on it with the addition of a few traditional spices.


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Curry Puffs

[Food-November 2008]

Curry Puffs are a favorite at snack times and with tea. They are very simple to make with just a few ingredients on hand.


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Gajar Ka Achaar

[Food-November 2008]

Achaar is no longer made in many homes anymore. It can be a tedious process but there are also quicker and easier ways to have homemade achaar


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Masala Guide

[Food-October 2008]

We all know what a huge role masalas, or spices, play in our cuisine! No dish is complete without an extensive use of spice but what exactly is the reason behind it?


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Types of Mangoes

[Food-September 2008]

Mangos are grown in tropical climates all over the world. The mangos in the U.S. come mostly from Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Guatemala and Haiti. These countries harvest their mango crops at different times of


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Incredible Iftar

[Food-September 2008]

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Leftover Rice

[Food-September 2008]

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Mango Masti!

[Food-August 2008]

Summer is definitely mango season and with summer coming to an end very soon now is the best time to take advantage of those ripe sweet mangoes before it’s too late! If you can’t find Indian mangoes in your


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Mango Kulfi

[Food-August 2008]

Take advantage of the summer mangoes and make your own fresh mango pulp. Then mix it with milk and check for sweetness. Pour it into miniature molds and there you go! All you have to do is freeze your


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Methi Ki Sabji

[Food-August 2008]

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Chutney in a Hurry!

[Food-August 2008]

Imagine this…you just made some dhokla for your guests or family and at the last minute you realize you don’t have any chutney to serve it with. You could just run to your local store and pick up some but you probably


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The Ultimate Mithai Guide

[Food-August 2008]

With Eid, Diwali, and many other festivals right around the corner Arzoo Mag brings you the ultimate guide to mithai.


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Vegetable Pakoras

[Food-August 2008]

Vegetable Pakoras can be made with potatoes, eggplants, onions, or any other vegetable of your choice.


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Besan Halwa

[Food-August 2008]

One of the simplest desserts to make is Besan Halwa. The best part about it is that it’s made using a popular and basic Indian staple, besan. It can be made in a hurry when you need a last minute sweet dish.


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Jaldi Bani Kulfi

[Food-August 2008]

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Instant Idli

[Food-August 2008]

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