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Mango salsa edited with nachos

Vibrant mango salsa

0 of 5 10 Minutes 3 Cups

The  green manga is something all we Indians love. Our love for this seasonal treat reverberates in every home in the form of many tongue tickling dishes and ear tickling ...

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starfruit on toast

Star fruit preserve

0 of 5 45 Minutes 3-4 jam jars

My mother was an avid bonsai enthusiast ! Her adorable bonsais sprouted mandarins , cherries and on occassion even a star fruit. That was when ,as a little girl , ...

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Elaneer kozhambhu

Elaneer (Elani) Kozhambhu

4 of 5 20 Minutes 5 cups

I love tender coconut ,especially during the summer months. It cools and refreshes instantly. It’s perfect for replenishing all the salts lost due to dehydration. Usually I only rely on ...

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Peanut chutney

Peanut chutney

0 of 5 20 Minutes 200 gms

Don’t we all just love peanuts !?! Our Indian food uses peanuts in so many dishes,in various ways. The crunch of a roasted peanut or the lightness of boiled peanuts ...

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Pork fried rice in the wok

Pork fried rice

0 of 5 25 Minutes 350 -400 gms

The credit for this meal ,completely goes to my friend Divya . Not only did she bring me back these delicious sausages from her holiday but also told me how ...

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Mandarin chicken with mandarins

Chicken with mandarins

4 of 5 35 Minutes 1kg

I took some time posting this recipe as I wanted to explore other options for mandarins. This was made in December and you can see the Christmasy influence in the ...

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Chocolate hot pot

Chocolate hot pot

0 of 5 20 Minutes 500 gms

Very rarely ,does one not get tempted by Nigella Lawson’s decadent desserts ! Having said that ,a lot of them either involve technique ,special equipment or a lot of ‘heavy’ ...

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Cornflake cookies n milk

Crunchy Cornflake Cookies (Eggless)

1 of 5 15 Minutes 25 cookies

The large box of honey almond kelloggs cornflakes was sitting on my side board for days. It landed up at my home purely by accident ! The kids even ended ...

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potato with kambu veg 009

Potato poriyal with clove beans/kaambhu kathirikkai

1 of 5 40 Minutes 300 gms

The opportunity to come up with a recipe for a new ingredient doesn’t come by very often. The clove beans or kaambhu kathirikkai as our local vendor Rajathi calls it ...

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Persimmon pudding cooling by the window sill

Persimmon and white chocolate bread pudding

0 of 5 40 Minutes 1 medium sized dish

I truly cannot describe fully what a pleasure it has been working with this fruit ! Soft fruit like nectarines , peaches and persimmon etc are really hard to come ...

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Peas poriyal with mint

5 of 5 30 Minutes 300 gms

Peas always remind me of two people ,my mother and my childhood friend Anamika ! “Pattani poriyal”, ‘pattani’ meaning peas in tamil , was apparently mom’s favourite growing up. When ...

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Non-Veggie Roast

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This awesome recipe for Roast Chicken was shown on a Master Chef episode by Gary Mehigan…he made it look so simple and so easy,I just had to try it out ...

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fish with orange and chilli

Fish with orange and chilli

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Simple recipes that are quick to make and contain healthy ,wholesome,natural ingredients are exactly the kind of recipes that I keep going back to again and again. The satisfaction of ...

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green gram or moong dhal

Green gram dhal

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Dhals /Lentils/Mung beans….world over they are known by many names…in our Indian kitchen,they are very widely used and every community has their own version of it…I believe an entire cookbook ...

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Stuffed Ladyfinger/Okra

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Vendaikkai…Bhindi….Ladyfinger…Okra….many names for a quiet unassuming tiny green vegetable ! A huge favourite in all Indian homes…easy to clean and delicious when cooked well….the succulent Lady’s finger !!!! In other ...

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Coconut rice

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When one thinks of swaying coconut palms ,tender coconut water…the mind immediately conjures up images of lying on the beach in a hammock…coconuts are associated with warm tropical weather…a fresh ...

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Heart-healthy-concoction

Heart healthy concoction

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I find that when one pursues their passion with the intention of sharing and learning,we do happen to stumble upon information from the most unexpected of sources…information and knowledge that ...

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Mini tartlets

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Many a time while hosting a party ,deciding on a dessert can be quite a task…with people being very particular about counting calories  keeping in mind the vegetarian guests who ...

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Mexican Lasagne

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If I have offended Mexicans and Italians all over the world..apologies and in my defence, I’d like to add that I am not the creator of this dish but I ...

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Balamurali Snacks -Coimbatore -article in the hindu ,metroplus edition

  Roadside eateries can surprise you with some really tasty, like crisp and golden samosas, writes SHANTHINI RAJKUMAR   How many of us can resist biting into a hot flaky samosa? Especially one that was bought by a thoughtful brother! Certainly, not me. This treat doesn’t really need an occasion. Our biking buddy Deepak Samuel […]

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Boiled egg and soldiers-article in the hindu newspaper-metroplus

When boiled perfectly and served with fingers of buttery toast, the everyday egg can be a gourmet experience   A cup of morning joy Boiled egg and toast   Holiday food need not necessarily be fancy or complicated fare. Even the humble boiled egg can turn out to be a tasty treat. As kids our […]

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Silicone rubber bakeware

            Hues in the kitchen   May 21, 2015 08:49 PM , By Shanthini Rajkumar     Brands are tripping over each other in trying to add a fun quotient to mundane baking paraphernalia. Photo: Special Arrangement   Shanthini Rajkumar finds the eye-popping colours of the silicone baking-ware range irresistible […]

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Coconut blossom sugar- article in the hindu metroplus

It may have the same calorific count as refined sugar, but in nutrition the prettily-named coconut blossom sugar is far healthier   I like sugar in my mug of coffee. I can’t bear the thought of drinking the brew unsweetened. Hence, I am always on the lookout for natural sugars to use in place of […]

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Green manga article- hindu metroplus

The abundance of raw green mangoes around her inspires SHANTHINI RAJKUMAR to cook up some delicious fare- Friday 8th May 2015 What is an Indian summer without mangoes and the sight of the gigantic trees lush and green with the long tapered leaves laden with heavy fruit. Much has been written in praise of the […]

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Soursop fruit

http://www.thehindu.com/features/an-experiment-with-fruit/article7134270.ece On a windy evening at the Coimbatore Golf Club I was introduced to M. R. Chinnasamy. And he asked me if I had heard of the Soursop fruit. I actually had and so he offered to send me one from his next yield. Soursop is the fruit of the Graviola tree. I was curious […]

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Cold pressed oils- article in the hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/Food/cold-comfort/article7109236.ece Cooking oils come with a variety of benefits and flavours. And if they are cold pressed, they are even healthier. A little over a decade ago, there was a shift in the use of cooking oils. Traditional oils were passed over for the then new entrant, sunflower oil. It jostled for space on the […]

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Thulp it down

The name by itself is enough to get you to want to know more. It’s awesome when chefs tap into their interests and then translate that creatively onto a plate ! You and me then get to be the lucky beneficiaries of such an adventure ! That’s exactly how I would describe the experience at […]

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Pure Vegetarian

When I was gifted this book by my mom a few months ago, what struck me immediately was ,that not just the recipes but for other trivia too,this book has such a wealth of information. As I happen to be one of those people who like to read cookbooks as much as fiction,this book soon […]

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Uppma and curd shots

Whenever I plan a do or a party,the one thing that I positively need to keep me going is to have fun in cooking my food,sometimes it’s not the cooking but the plating or presentation that brings so much joy…especially with simple foods and time tested combinations that most people enjoy like the wheat uppma […]

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Daily nutrition

Often while trying to lead the healthiest lifestyle possible not just for us but for our family as a whole,we are fed with an abundance of information ! The same things are mentioned by medical experts and books on wellness about the health benefits of various foods ! Now, I know in the hustle and […]

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Heart healthy concoction

I find that when one pursues their passion with the intention of sharing and learning,we do happen to stumble upon information from the most unexpected of sources…information and knowledge that may save a life and also make a difference to many lives ! Being interested in various cuisines and flavours and new food experiences is […]

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Pomegranate

As a child ,the Pomegranate was one fruit that I just did not want to eat….it took too long to chew you see…that meant less time for play or other more interesting stuff than eating fruit !!! Today it tops the list of my favourite fruits,I can almost feel the enrichment to my body as […]

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