Monthly Archives: November 2013

A culinary experiment with yellow lentils

Yellow lentils & Fenugreek leaves (Methi) When A Short Course in Culinary Experiments was first published, I described the fenugreek seeds and fenugreek plant/leaves in the materials section chapter of the book, and the medicinal benefits of these for diabetic

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Paayasam For Dearest Dad Who Art In Heaven Now….

This is in Honour and Gratitude of the Sweetness and Joy, My Dad, Pottayil Jayaram Das Menon,brought into my family ,not to mention many other lives my dear dad touched…..He was called Mr P.J.Menon, officially but now a days he

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Cranberry in Chutneys – Part 4

Just cranberry To see all of the culinary experiments related to cranberry, please click here. Culinary experiments on procedure CP–15 In A Short Course in Culinary Experiments, the procedure CP-15 referred to the preparation of a chutney (called thokku) with

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Cranberry in Chutneys – Part 3

Cranberry-coconut chutney To see part 1 of this series, please click here; to see part 2, please click here. Culinary experiments on procedure CP–4 So far, the attempts in the culinary experiments have been to mask the taste of cranberries

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Cranberry in Chutneys – Part 2

Cranberry-peanut-coconut chutney To see part 1 of this series, please check here. Modification of CP5–1 If you goal is to consume cranberries in significant quantities, sans the sour taste of cranberries, this chutney is likely to be one of the

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Cranberry in Chutneys – Part 1

Cranberry-cilantro-tomato chutney In earlier postings, I outlined various methods to incorporate cranberry into various preparations with no addition of sweeteners.  In A Short Course in Culinary Experiments, a chapter was devoted to chutneys and pickles, and none of the preparations

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Another culinary nudge with cranberries

Cranberries in Sambar In an earlier post, I outlined a culinary nudge in the preparation of dal with cranberries.  Here is another one. Perhaps I should explain the use of terminology “nudge.”  Here, you are just adding cranberry to a

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Culinary experiments: Cranberry, mushroom & tomato

Cranberry, mushroom & tomato This posting is the continuation of explorations of the culinary experiments, incorporating cranberry.  For previous posting on this topic, see here, here and here. This procedure is a modification of the method M4 (mushroom with tomato),

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Broccoli’s Extreme Makeover – Alternatives

Broccoli for breakfast The motivation for this post comes from the recent NYT Magazine article by Michael Moss (NYT Magazine, Nov. 1, 2013).  No one will dispute the health benefits of eating a vegetable like broccoli, on a regular basis. 

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