Monthly Archives: October 2013

Culinary Experiments That Helped Me Lose Weight – Cabbage

The humble cabbage is a treasure trove of health. In her article on Cabbage , Kami McBride who  has taught herbal medicine since 1988 wrote that ,”From an ayurvedic  perspective  the  cabbage is a calming and grounding food” .She also

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A culinary nudge – cranberry & yellow lentils

Cranberry with yellow lentils – a nudge  In A Short Course in Culinary Experiments, a basic procedure was described to prepare a liquid curry (or soup) with yellow lentils (toor dal). In addition to the basic method L3, a number

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Culinary experiments with cranberry & bitter melon

Culinary experiments with cranberry & bitter melon – an unlikely combination In Indian Auyervedic medicine, bitter melon (bitter gourd) is highly valued for its medicinal properties.  Auyervedic doctors routinely suggest to diabetic and pre-diabetic patients to include as much bitter

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Culinary experiments with cranberry

Culinary experiments with cranberry Cranberry is not in the list of ingredients in A Short Course in Culinary Experiments.  At the time of writing the book, I did not think that cranberry could be used in Indian cuisine.  Those familiar

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Hi All Food Explorers,I would like to share what I loved in this book with you.

Starting with the “Worrrld famous in India” Herbal Medicine from spices.Try the recipe using Jeera-Cumin as tea and an antacid from this book.. Worked for me what about you.Would love to hear from other foodie friends on this blog.

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Culinary Experiments – Photos

If you have any photos from your culinary experiments, and would like to share them in the “Photos” section of this blog, you can send them to me at: murali [at] simpleistasty.com.  I will attach them to the slide show. 

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Preface to the eBook – A Short Course in Culinary Experiments

Preface This e-book, A Short Course in Culinary Experiments: Vegetarian Indian Cuisine for Innovative Non-Experts, is a replica of the printed edition of the same title, published in 2007.  The theme and main contents are unaltered from the print edition. 

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A Short Course in Culinary Experiments – Foreword by Professor Wallace Shugg

Foreword  Indian Cuisine Made Easy If you enjoy Indian cuisine in restaurants but are afraid to try cooking this exotic food at home, this book is for you. S. Muralidharan’s A Short Course in Culinary Experiments: Vegetarian Indian Cuisine for

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Culinary experiments with mixed vegetables

Pickles with mixed vegetables In Indian grocery stores, you will find a large selection of pickles.  Pickles made with mango, lime/lemon and green chilies are the commonly found varieties.  In A Short Course in Culinary Experiments, a procedure (CP9) is

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Materials List – Photos

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