Author: rutujak

A software professional by day and self confessed foodie, travel lover and mom to an active 3 year old & new born baby, I am making San Francisco our home after a decade in Seattle and a stint in India. Read more about our adventures and culinary experiments at http://livinglargetinylot.com.
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It has been cold, wet and rainy here in San Francisco. Sun makes an appearance to cheer us up but more or less it has not been the weather that California is known for. It means lots of tea, khichadi, and rich stews to keep warm and drive the brr’s away. But after dal-chawal and…

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Ambat Tikhat Kolambi is a yummy hot and sour shrimp curry that you simply must try! My mom is a pure vegetarian. But she knew we loved fish and shrimp and she used to cook 3- 4 “non vegetarian” dishes for us. Shrimp pulav, fried pomfret, stuffed surmai and fish curry. She had learnt them…

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Years ago, I should say a decade ago, we visited Napa Valley with a bunch of friends. Some drove from Florida, others flew in from DC; one came in all the way from India. We all were visiting San Francisco (SF) for the first time. And as with all SF itineraries, we all had Napa…

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It was my mom’s birthday last week and I made her an orange birthday cake. We have been fortunate to have her visiting us on her recent few birthdays. Last year, we celebrated in Lonavla – an impromptu gathering of the entire family. Lunch at a popular restaurant followed by fudge and sev while enjoying…