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24 May, 2017

Shawtomuli shorshey: Asparagus in mustard sauce

Shawtomuli shorshey:  Asparagus in mustard sauce
Comments : 1 Posted in : Main Courses & Sides, Recipes on by : Ratna
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Asparagus  is  not  a  frequent  visitor  to  my  kitchen.  Not  that  it  is  unavailable  in  this  part  of  the  globe  or  that  there  has  been  a  known  case  of  food  intolerance  in  the  family.  I  must  admit  I  did  not  have  an  Indian  recipe  to  cook  the  asparagus  with. Bengalis  have  a  love  love  relationship
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19 May, 2017

Prickly pear and raspberry smoothie. VG

Prickly pear and raspberry smoothie. VG
Comments : 7 Posted in : Drinks & Desserts, Recipes on by : Ratna
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Prickly  pear  smoothie?  I  mean  weren’t  anything  else  available  or  was  I  stuck  in  the  hinterland  of  Arizona?  Nope,  Neither. I  like  trying  out  new  fruits,  unknown  vegetables  in  the  grocery  store.  These  curious  fruits  with  bright  spiny  exterior  caught  my  attention  for  a  while.  It  was  only  after  I  watched  several  you  tube  videos
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5 May, 2017

Sabudana khichri, Paneer bites for mother’s day brunch: Vegetarian, GF

Sabudana khichri, Paneer bites for mother’s day brunch: Vegetarian, GF
Comments : 4 Posted in : Main Courses & Sides, Recipes on by : Ratna
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There  was  a  time  when  ‘my  mother  knew  everything’.  Then  came  the  time  when  I  locked  horns  with  her.  As  time  passed  and  I  had  my  family,  she  happily  gave  me  a  hand  with  babysitting   my  children,  answering  long  distance  calls  with  a  recipe  that  I  was  struggling  with,  home  remedies  or  guided  me
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28 April, 2017

Eggless macarons with sriracha flavour : VG option

Eggless macarons with sriracha flavour : VG option
Comments : 2 Posted in : Drinks & Desserts, Recipes on by : Ratna
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I  am  still  on  aquafaba  high.  Remember  those  Meringues  that  I  used  for  the  bird’s  nest  from  a  couple  posts  back?  I  wanted  to  try  macarons  this  time.  Their  pastel  colour,  innumerable  flavours  and  of  course  the  store  Laduree  in  the  city  of  lights  always  drew  me  to  these  delicate  beauties. Now  if  there  can
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25 April, 2017

Chia seed pudding with plum compote. VG

Chia seed pudding with plum compote. VG
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Remember  the  saying  ” Don’t  judge  a  book  by  its  cover?”  It  can’t  be  more  true  than  in  case  of  Chia  seeds.  Who  knew  that  these  innocuous  looking  seeds   were  a  powerhouse  of  nutrients ?  No  wonder  they  are  being  called   “Superfood”. Native  to  Mexico  and  Guatemala,  these  seeds  are  from  the  plant
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1 April, 2017

Vegan meringue nests with fruit and chocolate eggs

Vegan meringue nests with fruit and chocolate eggs
Comments : 4 Posted in : Drinks & Desserts, Recipes on by : Ratna
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Internet  is  full  of  new  ideas.  Sitting  in  the  comfort  of  our  home,  the  whole  world  opens  up  in  front  of  our  eyes. Aquafaba  has  been  popping  up  for  sometime  now.  The  Chatelaine  magazine  had  a  beautiful  front  cover  on  ‘Meringue  kisses’,  last  year.  I  had  my  eyes  on  them  and  wanted  to  give  them
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30 March, 2017

Dabeli : Spicy potato and peanuts slider

Dabeli : Spicy potato and peanuts slider
Comments : 4 Posted in : Recipes, Soups, Salads & Sandwiches on by : Ratna
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For  those  that  frequent  my  blog,  are  familiar  with  my  unconditional  love  affair  with  Indian  street  food,  I  would  like  to  introduce  you  to  this  one  of  a  kind  of  Burger.  There  is  something  about  this  exact   titration  of  the  sweet,  sour,  salty  and  hot  that  calls  my  name.  This  is  my  “Umami”. Across
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18 March, 2017

Besan, bajre ki waffles : Chickpea flour, green millet savoury waffles. Gluten free.

Besan, bajre ki waffles : Chickpea flour, green millet savoury waffles. Gluten free.
Comments : 2 Posted in : Lentils, Rice & Grains, Recipes on by : Ratna
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The  word   ‘ Waffles’  conjures  a  picture  of  a  plate  piled  high  with  these  beauties  ,  topped  with  cream,  some  berries  and  honey  dripping  down  the  corners.  Breakfast  is  served.  All  is  well  unless  there  are  family  members  or  friends  that  have  dietary  restrictions. That  is  when  the  idea  of  savoury  variety  comes  handy.
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12 March, 2017

Imli ki mithi chutney : Sweet tamarind chutney; Gluten free

Imli ki mithi chutney : Sweet tamarind chutney; Gluten free
Comments : 6 Posted in : Chutneys & Relishes, Recipes on by : Ratna
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Condiments,  dips  and  chutneys  are   like  the  supporting  actors  or  actresses.  On  their  own  they  are   plain,  but  they  prop   up the  main  actors  and  together  elevate  them  to  a  new  level  or  in  this  case  the  dish.   Sweet,  hot,  or  nutty,   the  choices  are  many.   Pair  it  with
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