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Micro greens -home grown

Hindu metro plus , Micro greens   Let’s talk micro greens shall we. They’re a recent addition to my kitchen garden. Before you groan and go , “not another new health fad” ,please read this through. The first time I was exposed to micro greens was when I was served a beautiful plate of a […]

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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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Longpi pottery

Hindu metro plus , Hand made pottery from the North East   It was three years ago, at the annual crafts bazaar organised by CCTN that I first got acquainted with Presley Ngasainao. Her sunny disposition and smiles had us walking up to her corner stall comprising of two long tables. They were filled from […]

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Neikarrapatti gola urandai

Hindu metro plus , The mutton balls of Neikarrapatti   About a decade and a half ago , a nervous young bride hosted three grand old (in number only !!! ) gentlemen who knew just what to say and the manner in which to say it. The loud laughter , the hilarious conversation and the […]

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Turmeric -more than just a yellow powder

Hindu metro plus , Leaves of the turmeric plant A couple of years ago, I started experimenting extensively with Asian food. Whenever Planet Food featured an episode on Asia, I ensured that I didn’t miss it. One such episode introduced me to the idea of cooking with the turmeric leaf. Though manjal or haldi — […]

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Food and a raindrop or two – hindu article

Hindu metro plus , Food with a helping of rain   A few days ago, I got caught in an unexpected downpour. As the raindrops pelted down, I could think of only thing: getting home and wrapping my fingers around a hot drink with something spicy to munch. What is it about rain that sets […]

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Pickle Jaadis

Hindu metro plus , The joy in a Jar   It’s less than two months to go for the festival of lights. I know it is early days yet, but it is around this time that I start making plans for what I want to make for my loved ones. We know how busy it […]

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Gadgets – tiny in size big on utility- article-hindu metroplus

Hindu metro plus , Kitchen helpers     Food shows are undoubtedly the most watched  on television. They have contributed a great deal to not only kindling in the young , an interest in food  but also a passion to be a part of this amazing industry. Masterchef Australia is a show that is close […]

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Bio Basics – food venture- hindu metroplus

Hindu metro plus ,Bio Basics   “Bio Basics” is more than just a commercial venture focusing on organic food. They want people to turn organic for their basic necessities. Hence the name. It promotes a shift in the thought process in the way we perceive food . Their mantra is ‘be organic ,buy organic’ . […]

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Liliputtian delights- article in the hindu-metroplus edition

Hindu metro plus , Lilliputian delights http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/Food/bitesized-sweets/article7512348.ece On arriving home one day I was delighted to find a box of the famous sweet from Andhra Pradesh,the khaaja. They were generously shared by Nithya and Narayan Kumar.I was thrilled more so with it’s diminutive size ! I had never before seen nor eaten one that was […]

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