Chilli Sauce

#005 This sauce comes handy when you are cooking Chinese. I add it to soups, gravy or just as a dipping for that extra kick. You can make a big batch and refrigerate for a week. Ingredients 2 green chilies ( I used serano peppers) ¼ cup vinegar ¼ teaspoon…

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Beetroot Kootu

By Gauri Trivedi #002 If food habits and preferences are any indication of what part of India one belongs, they got it all wrong with me! Maybe it is on account of the fact that my mom fed me plain white rice and ghee most of the my childhood (she…

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Scrambled Eggs

When you have busy mornings, breakfast often takes a backseat. We all know that it is the most important meal of the day, still we tend to skip it. Just like exercise, breakfast helps to boost your metabolism. It also helps you to make better choices regarding your diet throughout…

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Stuffed Rawa Idli / Semolina Dumplings

              Idli, a speciality of state of Karnataka, India, is essentially made up of rice flour. But these days  rawa ( Semolina ) is used as a quick alternative to the rice idli. It greatly reduces the preparation time. Addition of veggies makes them…

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Tofu Salad

            We have a tea lover in the family who enjoys a cup of tea after coming back from work. I was looking for a healthy snack which could be paired with his evening tea. This dish is ready in less than ten minutes and…

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Tomato Basil Soup

A healthy twist to a classic recipe !     This recipe has been pending for long. Many of you have asked for the recipe and my sincere apologies for being this late in posting. Before I start with the recipe here are a few questions which frequently come to…

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Turmeric milk

Turmeric or Curcuma longa is a medicinal plant and I had the opportunity to learn about its medicinal properties during the course of my M. Sc. ( Botany ). We had a subject by the name of ‘Medicinal Plants’ and were introduced to a wide variety of plants which were…

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Thandai

Thandai is a North Indian festive drink, especially popular around Holi and Maha Shivratri. This milk based beverage is made of exotic ingredients like almonds, pistachios and poppy seeds. Its flavor is further enhanced by the aromatic spices namely  green cardamom and saffron. It is served as a refreshment when…

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