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Recipe: Aam Ras Puri – a Summer Delicacy

Think summer and it is not surprsing to think of ice cream, coolers and of course mangoes. Also called the king of fruits, mangoes are abundantly available in India and are highly sought after by adults and kids alike. From pickles, chutneys and curries to flavoured rice, refreshing drinks and desserts, mangoes are unbiquitous in… Continue reading Recipe: Aam Ras Puri – a Summer Delicacy

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Divinity and Food: Five Popular South Indian Temple Foods

There is no denying the fact, that food and religion in India are intrinsically related.  Sanskrit phrases like “Annam Brahma” which means food is God, “Raso Vishnuhu” which essentially means that the essence of food is Vishnu and “Bhoktodevo Maheswarah” which means that one who consumes the food is Lord Shiva, elucidate the sacred place… Continue reading Divinity and Food: Five Popular South Indian Temple Foods

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Paniyaram: A Much Loved Delicacy from the South

Paniyaram is a popular South Indian dish that is typically made for breakfast or as a snack using a special batter. It is a type of dumpling or fritter that is cooked in a special pan with multiple cavities. Paniyarams can be sweet or savoury and are known by various names such as Paddu, Guntapangala,… Continue reading Paniyaram: A Much Loved Delicacy from the South

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Recipe: Gur (Jaggery) ka Sharbat a Refreshing Summer Drink

Come summer and the sweltering heat calls for some refreshing drinks. Gur Ka Sharbat is a popular jaggery-based drink that is perfect for the upcoming summer months. Gur is the Hindi word for jaggery, and sharbat refers to a sweet, flavored drink. This traditional beverage is not only rejuvenating but also provides an energy boost… Continue reading Recipe: Gur (Jaggery) ka Sharbat a Refreshing Summer Drink

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Ganesh Chaturthi: a Sumptuous Offering for the Lord of Beginnings

It is that time of the year again, when we celebrate one of the most popular Gods of the Hindu calendar, Lord Ganesha. Also called the Lord of beginnings, His birthday is celebrated each year on Ganesh Chaturthi. A festival that is all about rituals, traditions and prasadam, Ganesha habba falls on the fourth day… Continue reading Ganesh Chaturthi: a Sumptuous Offering for the Lord of Beginnings

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Recipe: Fenugreek Seeds Thambuli

Made from a plethora of ingredients like fresh greens (like brahmi, fenugreek leaves and spinach), spices (like pepper, fenugreek seeds) and vegetables and fruits like onion, raw mango etc, thambulis are curd/buttermilk-based sauces which can be relished with rice or roti.  While the consistency is not as thick as conventional sauce, the addition of freshly… Continue reading Recipe: Fenugreek Seeds Thambuli

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Recipe: Ugadi Pachadi – a Reflection of the Myriad Flavours of Life

It is that time of the year when the old gives way to the new and nature is basking in the colours of spring.  It is time for one of India’s most popular festivals, Ugadi aka Yugadi which is also the festival of new beginnings.  Celebrated in a big way in the states of Karnataka,… Continue reading Recipe: Ugadi Pachadi – a Reflection of the Myriad Flavours of Life

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Recipe: Green Chilli Pickle – a Medley of Flavours

It is often said that there is nothing like a bite of pickle to perk up the drabbest of meals. This is indeed true for they add a touch of spice, aroma and flavour to the food. And there is something comforting about pickles made at home which can never match the store bought ones.… Continue reading Recipe: Green Chilli Pickle – a Medley of Flavours

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Mattu Gulla: a much loved regional delicacy

Mention the word ‘Mattu Gulla‘ and it is sure to bring a glimmer to the eyes of anyone hailing from Udupi or the Dakshin Kannada region. A unique variety of brinjal native to the village of Mattu, about 10 km from Udupi, this one is a seasonal favourite in this part of Karnataka. Available from… Continue reading Mattu Gulla: a much loved regional delicacy

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Recipe: Potato Samosa: a universally loved dish

Today is World Samosa Day and there is no denying the fact that this is one dish that is loved world over. A dish that originated in Central Asia, Samosas have existed in India since the 13th century and has been documented in ancient cook books, documents, poems and even riddles. Whether it is a… Continue reading Recipe: Potato Samosa: a universally loved dish