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23 July, 2014

coriander coconut chutney (raw cilantro side dish)

coriander coconut chutney (raw cilantro side dish)
Comments : 9 Posted in : condiments, side dish on by : apsara
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  I love to have cilantro greens without cooking it. One of the best ways to have it is as a raw chutney. Cilantro is abundant in vitamins: A, C, K, minerals: iron, magnesium and calcium. It has antibiotic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, heavy metal detox properties. Regular consumption in raw form is very good for health.
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7 July, 2014

Easy-peasy spinach roti and some useful tips

Easy-peasy spinach roti and some useful tips
Comments : 33 Posted in : Main course, Tips to make daily food healthy on by : apsara
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  Being a south-Indian, it took me a while to learn the art of making good rotis. I once had a Gujarati roommate and her mom used to make these awesome chapattis for dinner. I picked up some tips from her, but when I tried it by myself it wouldn’t work. Always ended up tearing
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31 March, 2014

Coconut and pine nuts chutney

Coconut and pine nuts chutney
Comments : 28 Posted in : condiments, side dish on by : apsara
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Pine nuts are one of those nuts (seeds, actually) that have immense nutritional benefits but are not very tasty to eat by themselves. They are expensive and their shelf life is short too; need to be stored in the fridge or freezer. The best way to use them in Indian cuisine, from my experiments, is in
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29 January, 2014

Vaazhaipoo adai (Plantain flower pancakes)

Comments : 8 Posted in : Main course, snack on by : apsara
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A southern Indian delicacy I have relished in childhood and always crave for. Whenever I find fresh plantain flower in the Indian store, I jump for joy. This is my mom’s recipe for a filling pancake packed with protein from lentils and all the benefits of the plantain flower. The layers of a plantain flower
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