Hema Alur-Kundargi

Soul Food

Soul Food

(Editor’s Note: A version of this article was published in the June 2002 issue ofIndia Currents. It is updated and reprinted here due to popular demand by our

Get Stuffed!

Get Stuffed!

We have been bombarded with information about the virtues of eating vegetables every day. So we dice it and slice it, grate and mash it, stir-fry it, and often

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Beet It

Beet It

Beet was the only vegetable I liked as a child. Compared to the bitter karela, or slimy okra, or the strong-flavored dill, ruby-red beet was God’s answer to m

Comfort Foods

Comfort Foods

Last week I was down with a bad case of the flu. I instantly craved for some comfort food that would calm me down, and reassure my insides that everything was g