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If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!My husband’s aunt is here in Sydney visiting her son, so as  per tradition, we had to invite her to visit us and so she stayed with us. Like almost all women of her generation she has strong ideas and…

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This is a short summary without going into too many details of Part 1 of ‘Palace of Illusions’ by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni for IMC Book Club. This way folks who have not read it can follow along and folks who are reading with us, know which parts we are discussing. Please go ahead and add…

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The Sound of Music song “I am sixteen going on seventeen” is about timeless love. But, I relate the theme of this song with moving along the growing years and the growing up of my three and half-year old. My young daughter behaves more like a thirteen year old…a teenager! She has an opinion on…

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Hi, I’m a new mom (since October 2012) and my world has turned upside down. I am a fitness and nutrition enthusiast and a health and fitness blogger since 2011. It’s only lately that my posts have taken a whole new spin as I embrace mommy hood and start my little one on a health journey. I…

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First Discussion of IMC Book Club has been postponed to May 22nd, due to family priorities of the team members. We will be back to regular programming soon! Thank you for your patience!    

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Happy Mother’s Day to all our readers and their families! We are having a wonderful time celebrating motherhood and our mothers with food and thoughts, with you all! The IMC Ma ke haath ka khana contest winners are : 1. Seema [Mom ke haath ka Potato Stew, Mere Mom ke haath ka Maida ka Dosa]…

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Most Indian moms & grandmoms make all kinds of healthy and tasty laddus especially for the expecting mother! And while I was pregnant, mom made her own version of the healthy laddu. Here’s the recipe from Mom which I love and she does oblige whenever she can:) Ingredients: Oats (the instant kind) 1 cup powdered…

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“Kokkatbee” was how I used to call Pidi Kozhakattai in my mazhalai, my mom still fondly recounts. It is endearing how even a  couple of decades later, parents have this tendency to recount things like this and cant stop gushing about the things you did as a kid! Comes as a comforting relief during those…

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Talk about street food or a ‘thali’ lunch at home, green chutney is most indispensable. For years, my mommy has been known for her green chutney. Family and friends visit her home to relish the green chutney (batata vada or dhokla is served with the chutney like a desirable add on). Recently, at my school…

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As part of our motherhood celebration, IMC interviewed young mothers who explain their motherhood experience ‘Direct Dil Se’… The mother interviewed here is Amrita Mukherjee (AM), a journalist,blogger and mother to a three-year old boy …Here goes…  IMC: What is it like being a mom? Can you explain the feeling? AM: All I can say is…

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From Sangeeta Kante Banana Fish Curry Ingredients: 1. Raw Banana – 4 No 2. Besan-1 Cup 3.Ajwan- 1 Tsp 4.Green Chillies (Chopped Finely)-4 No 5.Cchillypowder-1 Tsp 6.Ginger Garlic Paste-1 Tsp 7.Onions-1 Chopped Finley 8.Tomato Puree-1 Cup 9.Dhdanyaowder-1 1/2 Tsp 10.Coriander Chopped-2 Tsp 11.Kasturi Methi-1/4 Tsp 12.Salt To Taste Oil As Required Method: Cut Bananas In…

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When mom’s around, Life is simple! From singing and rocking my daughter to sleep to potty-cleaning! From getting my morning cup of coffee in my hand-‘aaaahhhaa’! to deciding the next morning’s menu the previous night-(I can never get myself do that!). From cheering on her favourite cricket team to playing ball with the granddaughter! Well…

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Here is my mom’s recipe that I love the most. Amma’s pepper chicken gravy is my all time favorite espcially the masala rice that she makes with leftover masala from the kadai is to die for.. Ingredients: Chicken – 1kg Onion – 5 to 6 medium size Tomato – 3 Ginger/garlic paste Peppercorn – 2…

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This is the pickle that i have grown up on!!! This goes perfectly well with my comfort foods of khichdi or daal chawal!! It is called Methiyu Athanu!! It just jazzes up any dull food and i love it for that 🙂 We used to get 2 vacations every year – summer and Diwali. And…

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– From Seema Growing up I always took my Mom for granted. She was a housewife and took good care of my dad, sister and myself. According to me she did what all moms were supposed to do, cook for us,wash clothes, make special snacks, play with us and other household stuff. When me and…