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Recipe: Okra (ladies finger) top or Okra crown chutney

While ‘trash cooking’ maybe a trend today, it is actually an age old practice that was meticulously followed during the yesteryears.  This concept of ‘root to shoot‘ cooking is currently being propogated by culinary experts and chefs around the world to tackle the serious issue of food waste.  But if you speak to your mom or grandmom,… Continue reading Recipe: Okra (ladies finger) top or Okra crown chutney

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Recipe: Poppy and Flaxseed chutney powder- healthy and nutrient rich

Spices, seeds, herbs….there are so many staples we use in Indian cooking on a daily basis.  Given that Indian food is a melting pot of flavours and aromas, these ingredients are truly the essence and back bone of our cuisine.  The best part about these ingredients is that most of them not only enhance the… Continue reading Recipe: Poppy and Flaxseed chutney powder- healthy and nutrient rich

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WelcomCafe Jacaranda: global flavors with a fresh appeal

True to its name, WelcomCafe Jacaranda is an elegant, graceful yet vibrant restaurant in the midst of Bengaluru’s Central business district (CBD).  A meal here is sure to leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.  Housed within the WelcomHotel on the bustling Richmond road, Café Jacaranda is a 24-hour multi cuisine cafe that showcases a variety of… Continue reading WelcomCafe Jacaranda: global flavors with a fresh appeal

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Recipe: Walnut Chutney Powder

The health benefits of the edible seeds of the Juglans genus tree or Walnuts, as they are commonly called, can hardly be overemphasised considering the significant amounts of nutrients they pack.  Apart from proteins, minerals and vitamins they are rich in EFAs (essential fatty acids). The external appearance of the nut resembles the texture of our… Continue reading Recipe: Walnut Chutney Powder

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Oats and Finger Millet pancakes using Sprig Real Cinnamon Imbued Honey

One among the most common ingredients we use in our daily lives is honey.  Rich in antioxidants, it has always been known for its antiseptic properties that help heal wounds apart from being used as a healthier substitute for sugar.  It is a good source of vitamins and minerals and helps nourishes the mind and… Continue reading Oats and Finger Millet pancakes using Sprig Real Cinnamon Imbued Honey

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Recipe: Pineapple Rasam – a melange of savoury, sweet and tangy flavours

A staple of any South Indian meal, rasam aka saru in any form is my all time favorite.  I love drinking it most of the time.  Today, I tried an interesting yet delicious twist to the daily rasam by adding pineapple. A rich source of Vitamin C, pineapples are excellent for the immune system and… Continue reading Recipe: Pineapple Rasam – a melange of savoury, sweet and tangy flavours

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Recipe: Tender Coconut payasam using Sprig Salted Caramel

There is nothing more refreshing than a bowl of payasam to finish any meal. Symbolic of all things happy, festive and celebratory, payasam is one of the most common desserts in South India. With a few simple tweaks like the addition of fresh fruits or jaggery instead of sugar, payasam can be made both nutritious… Continue reading Recipe: Tender Coconut payasam using Sprig Salted Caramel

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Recipe: Sweet pumpkin raitha (curd based sauce) using Sprig 6 Pepper medley

Come January and it is the season of sweet pumpkin.   In fact, it is customary to eat sweet pumpkins during this season with the winter slowly coming to an end and the weather gradually becoming warmer. Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, these brightly colored goodies truly pack a punch in terms of their numerous health… Continue reading Recipe: Sweet pumpkin raitha (curd based sauce) using Sprig 6 Pepper medley

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Fresh beginnings and new resolutions this Sankranti

Sankranti Come new year and it is time for new beginnings, fresh resolutions and start of all things auspicious.  In sync with this spirit of celebration comes the first festival of the year, Sankranti.  This is a highly significant harvest festival and is celebrated with pomp and gaiety in major parts of India.  It is… Continue reading Fresh beginnings and new resolutions this Sankranti

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Udupi cuisine:  soulful and steeped in tradition

The temple town of Udupi in Karnataka is famous for more reasons than one.  A bustling town, a little over 400 km from Bangalore, Udupi is synonymous with the Krishna temple or Krishna mutt as it is also known.   With several beaches and a picturesque countryside, this coastal town is one of the most visited… Continue reading Udupi cuisine:  soulful and steeped in tradition