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Mortar and Pestle ✨ is our logo because it is the first instrument we used in a kitchen, assisting our parents with their cooking. 👧🏽⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣My earliest memory of being in a kitchen involved my mom...

Guide to Indian Grocery Store Vegetables: Brinjals!

(Picture: A woman pulling giant aubergines from a tree, Kalighat school of painting, 19th century)   Did you know that the earliest known curry from the Indian subcontinent, from 4000 years ago (H...

Guide to Indian Grocery Store Vegetables: Ivy Gourd

దొండ కాయ / (Donda kaya) in Teluguತೊಂಡೆ ಕಾಯಿ / (Tonde Kayi) in Kannadaகோவை / (Kovai) in Tamilകോവക്ക / (Kovakka) in Malayalam Ivy gourd is also known as little gourd or perennial cucumber. This wild...

Guide to Indian Grocery Store Vegetables: Ridged Gourd

Gourds are such a fascinating category of vegetables! They all belong to the cucurbitaceae family, like zucchini and squash.Stuffed gourds are super delicious. Chunky bits of vegetables with a flav...

Guide to Indian Grocery Store Vegetables: Curry Leaf

  Karibevu (Kannada)Karivepaku (Telugu)Karuvepillai (Tamil)Karivempu (Malayalam)Curry Leaves are so quintessential to South Indian cooking!📢 PSA: Not related to curry powder in any way. 📢We find t...

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