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7 Must-Try Mango Recipes

12 Apr

Mango Recipes

Mouth-watering mango recipes in anticipation of the Indian summer. Try them for sure this mango season!

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10 Curry Recipes without Tomatoes

5 Jul

Sometimes the universe sends you many little signals nudging you towards a certain action.

Last month I was swapping recipes with a colleague for quick lunchbox ideas when she asked: "Don’t you make anything at all without tomatoes?" I had been describing to her my red capsicum curry. Her remark made me pause and reflect. Yes, I am partial to tomatoes.

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A-Z of Kitchenware: Interesting Tools and Utensils from Around the World

18 Dec

A-Z of Kitchenware: Interesting Tools and Utensils from Around the World

The names of interesting tools and utensils used for cooking/dining around the world, one for each letter of the alphabet.

A-Z of kitchenware: how many of these are new to you?

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5 Gift Ideas for Food Lovers

9 Nov

Looking for a creative/unusual gift for a food lover? Here are some gift ideas based on my favorite buys and stuff from my wish list, which you could pick from. Hope your food lover likes them as much as I do!

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A-Z: 26 Words for Food Lovers

26 Jun

An assorted collection of food words, one for each letter of the English alphabet. Every word in the list has something special to recommend it โ€“ the quirkiness of the dish it represents, the sound of the word as it rolls off the tongue, or a bit of both.

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10 No Onion No Garlic Curries

11 Dec

There are times when many of us want to exclude onion and garlic from our diet โ€“ religious festivals, a lifestyle choice borne out of ayurvedic principles, or more earthly matters such as exorbitant prices.

The good news is that a “no onion no garlic” diet need not be one of frugality. Just because you aren’t eating onion or garlic does not mean you are doomed to subsist on bland watery boiled vegetables instead. Curries without onions and garlic can be so tasty, you will not even notice that a conventional ingredient is absent.

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7 Indian Menu Ideas for Vegetarians

23 Sep

It is one thing to know how to cook individual Indian dishes, quite another to combine the dishes harmoniously into an appetizing meal. Rajma masala and chhole masala are fantastic house party food, but would you serve them together? Not if you have a modest number of items on the menu. You love pooris as much as you love kadhi, but you would pair them with each other? Not if you want to kill the essence of both.

There are flavors that cohere and flavors that clash. You wouldn’t put multiple items of the same genre – such as gourds or dals – in the same meal. Pooris would possibly go with potato curry, kadhi would most definitely get served with plain rice.

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