Nandita Nataraj

Nandita Nataraj

Nandita was born, bred and spread in India, but right now lives in Tanzania where her quest for simple and exotic pleasures of food led to the creation of the blog Paaka-Shaale. She believes that food is not just a means to feed a body. But it is also meant to appeal the mind and satiate the soul.

Gyros (7 of 8)

Vegetarian Gyros

A meatless gyro with tzatziki can be just as satisfying when made with paneer cheese. Toss in a beautiful blend of sp…

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Tzatziki (6 of 7)

Homemade Tzatziki

Tzatziki is one of the easiest condiments. All you need is Greek yogurt, cucumber, herbs of your choice, and garlic. …

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Purple Cabbage Slaw

Purple Cabbage Slaw

Try this versatile salad that makes a great side dish with Indian breads or it can be used as a stuffing in wraps and…

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Gojjavalakki

Gojjavalakki

Gojjavalakki is beaten rice which is soaked in tamarind pulp and spiced with rasam powder. It is sweet, tangy, spicy …

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Eggplant Chutney

Eggplant Chutney

This chutney is extremely easy to put together. Roasting the eggplant is the only time consuming part. But otherwise,…

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