Its hard to resist anything fried till golden, crisp and tempting!!! Moreover it is the season to indulge!!! Festive celebrations are just round the corner. The weather is turning cold and wintry with rains making their appearance every now and then.  Taking in the cool air and winter shades of nature during our drive to office…

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Festivals are a time to attend poojas, meet the family and have good food. By good food I mean authentic, traditional recipes that have been handed down from many prior generations. Most of such dishes call for long and tedious processes. Yet, that does not stop many homes from preparing them all with great enthusiasm.…

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  Time and time again salads crop up in our everyday menu. They are either welcomed or looked down upon. Most of times its the later. They are assumed to be without the ‘taste’ element. But in fact salads can be quite the opposite. They need not be coated with creamy dressing for them to…

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  Nag panchami is a festival observed by Hindus all over India and in Nepal. There are many legends revolving around the origins of this festival as per Hindu mythology. The basic is that it is a traditional worship of snakes (naga/ cobra) on the fifth day of Lunar month of Shravana according to the Hindu…

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  It was a pleasant day with the gentle breeze lightly caressing the leaves. The sun seemed to be generous in spreading golden hue all around. That perfect setting when I could not help but let my mind wander to the fields in my native place.When home grown, organic vegetables seem to be one of…

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  …with crunchy masala pori a.k.a khara murmura   It started off as a mission to get rid of stuffs, stuffs collected over the years. Throw away all the junk I could see lying about. The drawers and cupboards were filled with it all. Piles of papers, most of them yellow-ed as time passed by.…

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      Everyone wants to make and serve some unique and exotic dishes during festivals or family gatherings. But at the same time the dishes need to be easy to make too so that you do not miss out on the celebration.      

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  Shakkarpara, a popular farsaan in South India, can be either a sweet version or a savoury one. Savory ones are not too spicy but of course you could increase the spice level as per your taste. But I would suggest you go easy on the spice and salt as I found they taste better…

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