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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

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Review – Sante Spa Cuisine: a perfect balance of health, flavours and taste

The idea of eating out at a restaurant or cafe that serves ‘healthy food’ is often met with disapproval, at least in my house.  This is usually due to the fact that the mention of “healthy food” is synonymous with being “boring and bland”!  So, the whole purpose to “indulge” when eating out is defeated!… Continue reading Review – Sante Spa Cuisine: a perfect balance of health, flavours and taste

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Shankranthi – of sesame, sugarcane and feasts of the harvest

One of the most auspicious days of the Hindu Calendar, Makara Shankranthi falls on 15-January this year.  This is a day of special significance as it marks the movement of the Sun into the Makara raashi and also the end of the winter solstice.  The day marks the beginning of longer days and heralds the… Continue reading Shankranthi – of sesame, sugarcane and feasts of the harvest

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Review: Bo Tai, Bangalore – Oriental cuisine with a difference

The latest addition to namma Bengaluru’s burgeoning food scene is Bo Tai, a modern Thai bar and grill in J W Marriott on Vittal Mallaya road.  An ideal place if you are a lover of Thai and Chinese fare, Bo Tai which is a verbal pun on “bow-tie” is replete with chic and spunky vibes. With a… Continue reading Review: Bo Tai, Bangalore – Oriental cuisine with a difference

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Recipe: Gongura aka sorrel leaves pachadi and gongura-brinjal chutney

One of the most popular ingredients used in the cuisine of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is Gongura or sorrel leaves.  Also called Amabada, it is a  rich source of vitamin C, iron, folic acid and calcium.  Known for its anti-inflammatory and other medicinal properties, Gongura is available in two varieties, the red stemmed one and… Continue reading Recipe: Gongura aka sorrel leaves pachadi and gongura-brinjal chutney

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Summer coolers: beat the heat the healthy way

Come summer and it is the time of the year when one longs to stay indoors while sipping on some naturally cooling drinks.   The soaring mercury levels make it imperative that we take care of our body and keep it hydrated.  Excessive heat results in increased perspiration and sweating which causes the body to be… Continue reading Summer coolers: beat the heat the healthy way

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Healthy and wholesome: nuances of North Karnataka cuisine

Known as Uttara Karnataka, the northern region of Karnataka is quite distinct from the rest of the state.  Spread close to 90,000 sq km, this part of the state is known for its hot and arid climate even though it is watered by several major rivers like the Krishna, Tungabhadra and Malaprabha.   With agriculture and… Continue reading Healthy and wholesome: nuances of North Karnataka cuisine

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Regional specialities: on a unique gastronomical journey

Given that India is a land of diversities, it is no surprise that India’s gastronomy is the epitome of all variety, distinctiveness and absolute heterogeneity.  Rightly called the Land of spices, the cuisine map of India is indeed a crowded one with each region boasting of its unique specialities and ‘must try’ dishes.  Backed by… Continue reading Regional specialities: on a unique gastronomical journey