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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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Recipe: Seven vegetables curry (Ezhukari Kootu) for Sankranti

Come January and it marks the advent of one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar,  “Makara Sankranti”.  One of the very few Hindu festivals that is celebrated on a fixed date, Sankranti falls each year on either the 14th or 15th of January.  While the term ‘Sankranti’ itself denotes the movement of… Continue reading Recipe: Seven vegetables curry (Ezhukari Kootu) for Sankranti

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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: 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