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Sundakkai / thai eggplant /turkey berry

Hindu metro plus , sundakkai a k a turkey berry Thai food features on our menu at least a couple of times a month,especially when the weather turns cool. The combination of the fiery thai chilli paste and sweet ,creamy coconut milk is one that is irresistible. Over the years I’ve managed to grow the […]

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Betel leaves

Hindu metro plus , betel wrap   My earliest memory of betel leaves go something like this ; After a family function the grandies of the family would have the traditional silver platter brought out. These would contain lots of freshly washed betel leaves neatly arranged to form an overlapping circle , a square cup […]

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The sugarcane juice story at Cane4U

Hindu metro plus , Cane 4 U     A road trip with cousins is always an unforgettable experience. The one we took on the first weekend of April was no different.  All the fun and merriment aside there was little respite from the intense heat of summer. One of the highlights of our weekend […]

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Life at a free-range egg farm

Hindu metro plus , The Happy hens at Farm Made Foods   Did you know that hens caught colds too ? I never knew that until I visited the farm at Ammapalayam that is owned by Mr. S. Umapathy and family. It’s situated about an hour and half’s drive from Coimbatore city and is part […]

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Sesame -a much needed wellness seed

Hindu metro plus , Open Sesame Tahini maybe a recent addition to our taste buds but the seed from which it is made is said to be one of the oldest crops in the world. Did you know that the tiny sesame seeds that we most often barely give a thought to is actually a […]

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Green bananas

Hindu metro plus , Cooking with green bananas   We rushed outside on hearing a loud whoosh ! A portion of the trunk belonging to our banana tree had swayed over unable to bear the heavy load of the huge bunch of green bananas hanging from it’s tip. Thankfully it stopped before it could hit […]

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Pongal with other kinds of organic rice

Hindu metro plus , Organic heirloom rice pongal   A week or so after the New Year is when one can feel the slight shift in temperature. The biting cold of the tamil month of Margazhi wanes ,signifying the onset of the Thaii maasam . This is when a big chunk of South of India […]

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Avocados- a great butter substitute

Hindu metro plus , Utterly and butterly delicious   One of my most enjoyable moments is walking into the supermarket and finding the shelves stacked with fresh produce that’s not commonly available. I was absolutely delighted to find big oval green avocados neatly lined up in rows, vying for attention amidst the other fruit ! […]

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Home remedies

Hindu metro plus , Beat that cold with home remedies It’s that time of the year when every other person is confined to bed with a respiratory infection. Constant coughing and sneezing leaves one feeling drained and weak. The nip in the air adds to the damp that helps the cold viruses thrive. My home […]

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Lemons anyone ?!

Hindu metro plus , Lust for lemons One of our family friends in Malaysia is a renowned doctor with over 50 years of experience. At breakfast one morning, as we spoke, his water bottle for the day was being topped up and into it went a whole lemon cut in half. He said it wasn’t […]

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