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Awadhi Food Fest, J W Marriott: a celebration of royal flavours and a rich legacy

A unique style of cooking that is native to the city of Nawabs aka Lucknow, Awadhi cuisine is often associated with royalty and a certain sense of grandeur and opulence. This is mainly due to the fact that it traces its roots to the Nawabs of Awadh who were originally from Persia. Being connoisseurs of… Continue reading Awadhi Food Fest, J W Marriott: a celebration of royal flavours and a rich legacy

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Akshayakalpa organic dairy products: a bottle full of milk, happiness and much more

For those of you who are advocates of organic food and healthy eating, Akshayakalpa is a familiar name. Based in Karanataka it is one of the leading producers of organic dairy products in India. A model which supports farmer entrepreneurship and innovation at the farm level, Akshayakalpa aims to help farmers produce safe and wholesome… Continue reading Akshayakalpa organic dairy products: a bottle full of milk, happiness and much more

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Bene – Sheraton Grand, Bangalore: a finely curated Italian affair

If you are a fan of Italian cuisine and are looking for a truly ‘artisanal‘ experience, head to Bene at Sheraton Grand in Brigade Gateway.  High on flavours and with a focus on fresh produce sourced locally, the menu has been curated by the very talented Chef Roberto Apa.  With a passion for cooking since the tender age… Continue reading Bene – Sheraton Grand, Bangalore: a finely curated Italian affair

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Kotte kadubu: a symbol of tradition wrapped in moulds of faith

Having celebrated Ganesh Chathurthi last week with all the religious fervour, this post is a look at one of the traditions followed each year on the day of the festival. The preparation of one of His favourite dishes, the ‘Kotte Kadubu’ which is commonly followed in most households in the South Canara region of Karnataka. A… Continue reading Kotte kadubu: a symbol of tradition wrapped in moulds of faith

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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