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Regional Recipe – Mulligatawny Soup

Regional Recipe – Mulligatawny Soup
Mulligatawny is a soup derived from a spicy Indian sauce recipe and is most often served with naan. The name originates from the Tamil words mullaga/milagu and thanni, which translate into “pepper-water.”  Ingredients: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 cups chopped onions (about 1 pound) 5 garlic cloves, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons garam masala 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 bay leaves 2 cups dried red lentils 8 cups low-salt chicken…

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Recommended Reading - Around India in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh

Recommended Reading - Around India in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh
In 2010 Monisha Rajesh left London for India and travelled the length and breadth of the country via Indian Railways to write her first book, Around India in 80 Trains. Taking a page out of Jules Verne’s classic tale, Rajesh covered 25,000 miles - the circumference of the earth.  Along the way, Monisha discovered that the Indian Railways - featuring luxury trains, toy trains, Mumbai’s infamous commuter trains, and even a hospital on wheels - have more than a few stories to…

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Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels
Palace on Wheels
On any given day, 12617 trains run on Indian Railway tracks. The most luxurious of these is aptly named the Palace on Wheels.  Ready to be a maharaja for a day?  The Palace on Wheels offers a mesmerizing travel experience across Rajasthan, the “Land of Maharajas”, including Agra (Taj Mahal) - Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Varanasi and Khajuraho.  From the elegant exterior and interior infused with the nostalgia of a bygone era of fabulous grandeur reminiscent of the royal…

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