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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

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Ciclo Cafe: of food, fitness, fun and more

An established name in Chennai, Hyderabad and Gurgaon, Ciclo cafe opened its doors to namma Bengaluru recently.  A bicycle themed restaurant, this unique chain is a venture of one of India’s favorite cycle brands TI cycles.  With an exciting cycle store, lip smacking food, quirky decor and a totally pleasant ambience it is a great… Continue reading Ciclo Cafe: of food, fitness, fun and more

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Recipe: Fenugreek and cumin chutney using Danone Greek Style Plain Yoghurt

The best part about Indian cuisine, according to me, is the plethora of flavors lent by the indigenous spices we use.  Whether it is cumin, fenugreek, pepper, chilli, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon or ginger , they not only enhance the taste, aroma and character of the dish but also add a world of goodness due to… Continue reading Recipe: Fenugreek and cumin chutney using Danone Greek Style Plain Yoghurt

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Danone Greek Style Plain Yoghurt: The healthy swap

I was recently invited to Danone India’s bloggers meet and since the theme was “the healthy swap“, I was definitely looking forward.  Held at the lovely Mediterranean restaurant, Fava at UB city, it was an educative, informative and fun-filled afternoon. Danone unveiled its Greek style plain yoghurt amidst insightful sessions by Shefali Sapra, Director Public Affairs… Continue reading Danone Greek Style Plain Yoghurt: The healthy swap

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Cafe Mangii: authentic taste of the Mediterranean and Europe

If you are craving for a truly flavorsome and delicious continental meal, Cafe Mangii is the place to head.  With a presence in two premier malls in Bangalore, UB city and Orion Mall, Cafe Mangii has some delectable offerings predominantly in Italian cuisine. I recently visited the outlet in Orion Mall where in I thoroughly enjoyed… Continue reading Cafe Mangii: authentic taste of the Mediterranean and Europe

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Healthy Broken Wheat Payasam/Kheer with Pecans and Banoffee

Payasam or kheer is a commonly prepared dish typically served as dessert in Indian cuisine.  While there are umpteen ways to prepare payasam with numerous variations, the basic recipe calls for the use of either rice, wheat, or pulses along with milk and sugar and is generally flavoured with cardamom, saffron, cashews and raisins. This dessert is customarily… Continue reading Healthy Broken Wheat Payasam/Kheer with Pecans and Banoffee

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Recipe: Moringa Rice – a world of goodness

Often touted as a super food with a host of nutritional and medicinal benefits, Moringa is often referred to as the Miracle Tree and Tree of Life. Scientifically known as Moringa oleifera, these leaves are commonly known as drumstick leaves in India.  Native to India and some parts of Asia, this plant that can grow is… Continue reading Recipe: Moringa Rice – a world of goodness