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Recipe: Mangalore Buns – a nice way to use ripened bananas

Overripe bananas making their way into banana cakes and banana bread is something we all know of. But did you know you can also use the bananas to make Mangalore buns? As the name suggests, buns, as it is also called, is a popular snack of the South Canara region. A favorite in the coastal… Continue reading Recipe: Mangalore Buns – a nice way to use ripened bananas

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Recipe: Raw Mango Flavoured Rice (Mavinakai Chitranna)

Come summer and it is the season of the king of fruits aka mango. From the luscious Alphonso to the parrot shaped Totapuri, there are close to a whopping 1500 varieties of mango grown all over.  Banginapalli, Sindura, Chausa, Ratnagiri, Neelma, Malgova, Raspuri, Langra and Kesar are popular mango varieties grown in different regions of… Continue reading Recipe: Raw Mango Flavoured Rice (Mavinakai Chitranna)

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Recipe: Sakkare Acchu: festive sugar mould figurines

Sakkare acchu which translates to sugar moulds in Kannada refers to figurines made using sugar syrup for Makar Sankranthi and other festive occasions. It is a festive speciality. “Sugar is always symbolic of festivities and of all things auspicious.  Hence these figurines are prepared not only during Sankranti but also for celebratory occasions like weddings”… Continue reading Recipe: Sakkare Acchu: festive sugar mould figurines

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Pumpkin: a treasure house of goodness

Fibrous, fleshy and loaded with goodness, few vegetables are as nutritious as sweet pumpkin. An important harvest vegetable in India, sweet pumpkin is a much-loved delicacy given its impressive nutrition quotient and versatility.  A part of the Cucurbitaceae or squash family, this yellow-orange spherical vegetable with a slightly thick outer skin is fleshy on the… Continue reading Pumpkin: a treasure house of goodness

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Recipe: Amla Tzatziki – a fusion delicacy replete with Indo-Middle Eastern flavours

It is often said that life is like an Indian Gooseberry, sour and bitter at first but always sweet in the end.  Flavourful, therapeutic and versatile, Amla aka the Indian gooseberry strikes the perfect balance between health and taste.  Scientifically known as Phyllanthus emblica, Amla has been an intrinsic part of Indian culture since time… Continue reading Recipe: Amla Tzatziki – a fusion delicacy replete with Indo-Middle Eastern flavours

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Recipe: Betel Leaf Rasam – a perfect combination of health and taste

A symbol of truth, prosperity, fertility and abundance, betel leaves are an intrinsic part of Indian culture.  It is integral to festivals and the celebration of any auspicious occasion.  Apart from fruits and flowers, betel leaves are mandatorily bought before any function as they form a key part of the rituals.  Whether in engagements or… Continue reading Recipe: Betel Leaf Rasam – a perfect combination of health and taste

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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