Romance Cooks

Kitchri — Susanna Carr

Tina, the heroine in SECRETS OF A BOLLYWOOD MARRIAGE, loves food. She enjoys cooking and she can’t pass up the sweets and snacks from the street vendors. In one scene she makes kitchri (also known as khichadi). This is a simple and comforting dish of rice and legumes. If you want something soft to eat that is nourishing and gentle on the stomach, this traditional Indian dish is for you.

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3 cups of water

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup of short-grain rice

1/2 cup of small split peas or lentils

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)

1/4 teaspoon turmeric (optional)

1 Tablespoon butter (optional)

1. Bring the water to a boil and add the salt

2. Add the rice, peas and spices, if using.

3. Cover the pot, turn the heat down to very low, and cook until the rice and peas have a mushy consistency. It can take between 30 to 45 minutes.

3. Stir in the butter, if using, and serve

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After the glitter settles…

Tina Sharma and Dev Arjun’s whirlwind romance made them Bollywood royalty, but beneath the glitz and glamour there’s trouble–Tina is about to demand a divorce!

But Dev won’t give in without a fight, so he proposes a deal: play the dutiful wife for two months, then he’ll let her go. Tina is furious! He clearly regrets their shotgun wedding, so why stay together a day longer? But it isn’t the days she should be worried about….

As Dev turns up the heat, Tina may just find herself wishing for a lifetime of pleasure with her devilishly delicious husband!

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