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Jam thumbprints with 2 coloured jams vignette

Jam thumbprints (whole grain cookies)

0 of 5 35 Minutes

This recipe was actually meant to be shared a week ago. Life as we all know does have it’s share of surprises that tend at times to elevate your mood ...

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konapoo chutney stamens edit

Konnapoo (Cassia fistula flower) chutney

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Hindu Metroplus ,Flower power The Cassia fistula tree stands tall just before the main entrance at my maternal home.It’s largely ignored throughout the year until the summer months when the ...

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Oats and millet flour cookies for tea 2

Oatmeal and millet flour cookies with dark chocolate and walnuts

0 of 5 45 Minutes

We all know that the banana tree is the epitome of generosity. Not only were we rewarded with a bounty of fruit from our tree but also from several others ...

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Turmeric fresh and mango ginger pickled

Pickled fresh turmeric with mango ginger (manjal and maa inji)

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Hi there ! So,this one I LOVE ! Ok (rolling eyes!) I love them all but this one is extra extra EXTRA special. Hence the different font and all ! ...

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moringa soup (2)

Chilled drumstick (moringa) soup

0 of 5 15 Minutes

This time of the year in the south of India is when the drumstick tree is heavy with produce. Owing to the fact that this tree grows easily without having ...

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Pumpkin and cinnamon cupcakes 4 (2)

Pumpkin and pecan mini muffins

0 of 5 25 Minutes 18 minis

In the past few years I’ve developed a huge affinity towards yellow pumpkin .I think it had to do with actually growing it in my home garden. Being witness to ...

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Khakras- Home made

Hindu metro plus , All about the crunch   Our exposure to Gujarathi food happened very early in life thanks to the influence of friends who were more like family. Anila aunty  was happiest when she was feeding us (siblings and cousins) choicest delicacies from her kitchen.The wafer thin khakras that she made to perfection […]

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The Great Kabab Factory

Hindu metro plus , Sumptously skewered Our family enjoys the distinct taste of mughlai cuisine. The newly opened Radisson Blu hotel in Coimbatore is also home to the restaurant known as ‘The Great Kabab factory’ . This restaurant is one of 22 such eateries that caters to diners across the country. The menu is fixed […]

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Savya Rasa experience in Coimbatore

Hindu metro plus , The Saavya Rasa pop up A few of my friends got together to check out the Savya Rasa pop up restaurant menu that’s on at Batlivala &Khanabuoy until the end of July. After hearing snippets about their visit I called to make a reservation for lunch the next day.The voice at […]

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Cauliflower Greens

Hindu metro plus , Don’t chuck those (organic) leaves   When a local farmer with years of experience in agriculture told me that it was possible to grow cauliflowers in the plains,it was all the prodding I needed to give it a go. This cruciferous vegetable that is loaded with a multitude of vitamins and […]

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Open Kitchen pizzeria & deli

The quaint hill town of Coonoor has seen a few changes since the summers of my childhood.That’s why I was most excited to see the sign that said ‘Open Kitchen pizzeria & deli‘ set above the provision store at Bedford. Apart from a couple of mentions on my instagram feed about the pizzas I didn’t […]

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Karipala (Bread fruit)

Every summer of our childhood was spent climbing the thirteen hair pin bends that led to our quiet getaway in the Nilgiris. Among the sights that greeted me along the way were huge trees upon the trunks of which rested large numbers of jackfruit.The air too at those points was heavy with their sweet scent. […]

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Cafe’ Diem

Hindu metro plus , Radhika Shastry’s cafe’   When my brother-in-law Arun, heard that I was going to Coonoor he not only told me to check out Café Diem but followed his suggestion up a few days later with an insistent reminder for the same. One of the topics that we can talk tirelessly of […]

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Strawberry preserve -locally grown and home-made

Hindu metro plus , Strawberry fields forever A friend gifted me a bottle of strawberry jam for Diwali,about 2 years ago. She told me that the lady who made it grew her own strawberries and was particular about following a natural process sans preservatives. I couldn’t wait to try!  The jam turned out to have […]

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Ente Keralam – Coimbatore

Hindu metro plus , Syrian Christian food festival at Ente Keralam   For a person like me living in Tamil Nadu,the mention of Kerala evokes most often lush sceneries, relaxed beachfronts and back waters and most importantly the food. Living in the neighbouring state we aren’t really cut off from having access to the appams, […]

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Chocolate- Bean to bar

Hindu metro plus , Travels with chocolate The first time I knew of the word ‘cacao’ was when I was all of 10 years old with my head buried into a very interesting“ladybird” book which showed both in pictures and words,the journey travelled by the cacao bean from tree to being made into a chocolate […]

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