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23 June, 2017

Dabeli masala : Dabeli spice mix : Gluten free

Dabeli masala : Dabeli spice mix : Gluten free
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Summer  is  here.   Days  are  long,  flowers  are  in  bloom,  the  green  grass  feels  like  a  cushion  under  the  feet.  The  school  holiday  starts  in  one  week.  Imagine  the  excitement!  Things  to  do,  places  to  visit.  Above  all  the  food  to  eat.  Picnics,  Barbecues,  Ice  cream  and  so  much  more. I  have  shared  a
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30 November, 2016

How to cook a no-fail, fluffy bowl of rice in a pan.

How to cook a no-fail, fluffy bowl of rice in a pan.
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  In  my  world  rice  can  be  synonymous  with  life. The  grains  of  rice  are  so  intertwined  with  the  thread  of  life  that  by  pulling  on  one,  you  may  fray  the  other.  Rice  occupies  a  sacred  place  in  my  culture. No  important  milestone  can  be  complete  without  rice.  The  first  solid  food  given  to  a
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27 August, 2015

How to make natural food colours using vegetables and an eggless chocolate cupcake.

How to make natural food colours using vegetables and an eggless chocolate cupcake.
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  Imagine  a  world  without colour.  Just  close  your  eyes  and  try.  It  is  hard,  isn’t  it  ? We  live  in  a  world  of  colours.  The  beautiful  flowers,  sweet  fruits,  birds,  attract  us  with  their  myriad  and  brilliant  colours. Research  has  shown   that  we  prefer  coloured  things  over  white,  even  as  a  child.  Taking
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29 May, 2014

Make Yoghurt (Dahi) at home

Make Yoghurt (Dahi) at home
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  “Porikhha  bhalo  howk”,  Wish  your  exam  goes  well,  Ma  said  with  her  Yoghurt  dipped  finger  on  my  forehead. That’s  correct,  yoghurt  is  not  only  an essential  ingredient  in  Indian  food  but  also  in  Indian  traditions. Yoghurt  is  considered  auspicious,  in  fact  ” Panchamrita”,  a  concoction  of  honey,  sugar,  milk,  yoghurt  and  ghee  is  used  in
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1 January, 2014

Make Ghee, the sacred ingredient

Make Ghee, the sacred ingredient
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It  has  been  cold.  Very  cold.  The  temperature  inside  the  freezer  is  warmer  than  the  outside  temperature. The  days  very  short  and  very  white.  Snowfall  in  the  last  two  months  has  exceeded  that  of  the  whole  season .  The  night  seems  to  come  very  fast. I  lit  a  lamp  with  ghee.  Lighting  a  lamp  signifies
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