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12 March, 2018

Rawa dosa: Savoury crepes with rice flour and semolina

Rawa dosa: Savoury crepes with rice flour and semolina
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Dosa  is  a  savoury  crepe,  that  is  delicious,  healthy  and  fairly  easy  to  make.  The  batter  made  with  rice  and  lentil  paste  needs  good  fermentation  though,  which  means  some  planning  is  needed. Isn’t  that  the  hardest?  I  mean  life  is  so  busy  within  everything  else,  where  is  the  time  for  meticulous  planning?  There  could  be 
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2 March, 2018

Thandai : Spicy milk shake for the colour festival Holi: Dairy free option

Thandai : Spicy milk shake for the colour festival Holi: Dairy free option
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Is  there  any  better  way  to  welcome  Spring,  than  to  colour  yourself  with  the  colours  of  the  season? Just  take  a  moment  to  think.  The  long  grey  winter,  I’d  say  white  in  my  part of  the  world,  is  just  showing  signs  of  being  done  for  the  year. The  possibility  of  the  bare  feet  touching  the 
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24 February, 2018

Sambar: Tangy Lentil soup from South India

Sambar: Tangy Lentil soup from South India
Posted in : Lentils, Rice & Grains on by : Ratna
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An  Indian  meal  is  incomplete  without  some  sort  of  lentil  preparation.  Be  it  thick  and  spicy,  or  light  and  runny. It  may  have   vegetables  incorporated  in  it,  or  lentil  fritters.  Each  province  in  India  probably  could  boast  a  speciality  lentil  dish. The  permutation  and  combination  of  herbs  and  spices  are  so  many  that  the  same 
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19 February, 2018

Glutenfree Linzer cookies for team Canada

Glutenfree Linzer cookies for team Canada
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I  just  adore  people  that  can  skate.  How  can  one  balance  oneself  on  those  blades  let  alone  swirl,   jump  and  chase  the  puck  is  something  I  haven’t  quite  wrapped  my  head  around  yet. Honestly  though  isn’t  it  beautiful?  I  am  spending  all  the  available  hours  in  front  of  the big  screen.  With  team  Canada  doing 
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10 February, 2018

Eggless sugar cookies for Valentine’s day.

Eggless sugar cookies for Valentine’s day.
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Remember  those  eggless  sugar  cookies  I  baked  for  my  Christmas  cookie  exchange  at  work?  I  did  promise  the  recipe  to  you  all.  How  did  these  months  couple  months  pass  by  so  fast? A  promise  is  a  promise.  I  know  it  is  a  little  early  for  Christmas  this  year,  but  hey  we  have  Valentine’s  day  round 
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6 February, 2018

Chakli , Murukku, Rice and lentil flour spirals: Gluten free

Chakli , Murukku, Rice and lentil flour spirals: Gluten free
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Good  news  on  the  weather  front.  We  have  warmed  up  to  a  balmy  minus   twenty  six  celsius  today.  Remember  the  saying  ”  every  little  bit  helps?” Well  on   the  other  hand,  tea  is  consumed  by  pot  fulls  with  a  side  of  yummy  and  crunchy  snacks.  Tweak  the recipe   if  you  want.  Spice  it  up   or 
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3 February, 2018

Bombay Karachi Halwa; Cornflour fudge; Sindhi Halwa

Bombay Karachi Halwa; Cornflour fudge; Sindhi Halwa
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It  has  been  snowing  steady  for  the  past  whole  week.  The  roads,  the  driveway,  the  branches  of  the  trees  are  full  of  the  white  stuff.   If  that  is  not  enough  the   weatherman  is  calling  for  30   more  centi  meters  tonight.  Slippery  roads,  poor  visibility,  shovelling  snow  off  of  the  driveway,  all  we  are  saying  now 
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27 January, 2018

Gota sheddo; Whole boiled veggies , a herbal cleanse?

Gota sheddo; Whole boiled veggies , a herbal cleanse?
Posted in : Main Courses & Sides, Recipes on by : Ratna
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Are  you  a  traditionalist?  Do  you  like  hanging  on  to  customs  from  your  mother  or  grand  mother?  If  you  do,  do  you  cut  corners  or  replicate   them  to  the  minutest  detail? You  know  growing  up  I  did  what  I  was  asked  to,  sometimes  with  reluctance.  Then  there  was  a  time,  I  would  pull  myself  away 
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21 January, 2018

Kochu Paaturi: Arbi ki sukhi: Taro root Pate/ dip

Kochu Paaturi: Arbi ki sukhi: Taro root Pate/ dip
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Do  you  remember  a  food  that  caused  your  nose  to  run,  forehead  to  sweat,  that  you  promised  ‘never  again’,  only  to  look  for  more?  Paaturi  is  one  such  dish.   The  name  Paaturi  comes  from  the  word  Paata  or  leaf.  Here  the  banana  leaf  is  used  to  create  a  parcel  of  marinated  food  which  is  then  lightly 
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