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Recipe : Horse gram soup – a powerhouse of goodness

Think legumes and it is quite likely that green gram (moong), pigeon pea (toor dal) or red kidney beans (rajma) immediately come to your mind.   Horse gram (kulthi bean) in all probability does not figure in your list.  Well, this indeed is the case for horse gram is generally less talked about it, even though… Continue reading Recipe : Horse gram soup – a powerhouse of goodness

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Microgreens: a powerhouse of nutrients

With healthy and wholesome eating becoming the order of the day, microgreens have become an extremely popular food.  An integral part of salads, soups and starters, microgreens are synonymous with health and nutrition. What are microgreens? Simply put, microgreens are seedlings of herbs and vegetables and are best described as being in between a sprout and… Continue reading Microgreens: a powerhouse of nutrients

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Recipe: Mavina Hannina Sasve (Raw Ripe Mango Sauce with Sweet, Savoury and Tangy Flavours)

No mention of summer is complete without the mention of the mangoes, the king of fruits.  Having grown up in Hyderabad, my earliest memories of summers were digging into the delectable ‘Bangainpalli’ mangoees, sucking into the pulp and religiously polishing it clean off the skin and seed! It was also the time to stock up on… Continue reading Recipe: Mavina Hannina Sasve (Raw Ripe Mango Sauce with Sweet, Savoury and Tangy Flavours)

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Recipe – Piyush: a healthy and delectable summer drink

Come summer and it is time for mangoes, salads, smoothies, ice creams and a whole lot of summer treats.  A time when the body gets dehyadrated faster due to the scorching heat, summer is meant for taking in plenty of those fluids and juices.  Whether it is nimboo pani, shikanji, aam panna or neer mor,… Continue reading Recipe – Piyush: a healthy and delectable summer drink

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Atharasa aka Kajjaya: a festive speciality

Come January and it is time for Makara Sankranthi which is one of India’s most significant harvest festivals.  Celebrated as Lohri in Punjab, Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Bihu in Assam, this festival officially marks the end of the winter solstice and the movement of the Sun into the “Makara” Rashi.  A time for food… Continue reading Atharasa aka Kajjaya: a festive speciality

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JustBe Resto Cafe: where Health meets Taste

Considering that I have always been a fan of healthy and wholesome eating,  I was happy to learn of JustBe , a resto cafe that serves exclusively plant based, whole foods that is ideal for vegans and vegetarians.  But when I heard that the food here is prepared sans any oil, dairy, refined flour and sugar,… Continue reading JustBe Resto Cafe: where Health meets Taste

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Brahmi: an ancient herb, a powerhouse of goodness

“Chew a handful of brahmi leaves and you are sure to score better in Maths…” Well, this is an advice that was certainly not uncommon during up my growing up days.  Elders often recommended including Brahmi in your diet for it helped strengthening your memory and improved your concentration. Also known as water hyssop and… Continue reading Brahmi: an ancient herb, a powerhouse of goodness

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Jackfruit: Discover the versatality of the largest tree borne fruit in the world

Native to south India, the fruit of the tropical species Artocarpus heterophyllus aka Jackfruit has been in the spotlight like never before.  Whether being touted as an alternative to meat or as a vegan sensation or as the new tofu, jackfruit has become a consistent feature while discussing the “plant-based” eating scene.  A fruit that… Continue reading Jackfruit: Discover the versatality of the largest tree borne fruit in the world

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Lockdown diaries: Recipe – Zero waste lemon pickle

There is no denying the fact that lemons are one of the best foods to boost your immunity.  Rich in vitamin C, they have several antibacterial and antiviral properties and is a natural immune system helper.  And given the current times we live in when Covid 19 has adversely affected every aspect of our daily… Continue reading Lockdown diaries: Recipe – Zero waste lemon pickle

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Summer treats: Easy to try sandige aka vadam recipes

Sheets of sandige (Kannada word for vadams or fryums) neatly laid out to dry on terraces with kids keeping a close watch on them, was a common sight during the summer season.  Sandige making was a family ritual in summers and a much awaited one too.  Various kinds of sandige would be made, carefully dried,… Continue reading Summer treats: Easy to try sandige aka vadam recipes