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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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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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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: 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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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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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