Monthly Archives: December 2013

Book Reviews

Reviews for A Short Course in Culinary Experiments When the print edition of A Short Course in Culinary Experiments was published, a number of reviews appeared in various newspapers/magazines.  The links below connect to the review from the authors (except

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The hottest pepper on earth

Currie’s help for curry The Currie in the heading is Ed Currie.  He claims to have grown the hottest chili pepper on earth with a SHU value of 1.569 million.  You will never guess the location where this pepper is

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Culinary experiments with your friend Nigella sativa

Black cumin or Nigella sativa If I said that I can give you a substance which is, diuretic, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, anticancer, immunomodulatory, analgesic, antimicrobial, anthelmintics, analgesics, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, bronchodilator, gastroprotective, hepatoprotective, renal protective and also has antioxidant properties, you will

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Altering the dough for puris

In “A Short Course in Culinary Experiments,” was mentioned that chappathis and puris could be made with the same dough. This will result in puris that are soft, crispy, and puffy. If you consume the puris within a short time

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Another culinary experiment with methi (fenugreek) plants

Methi and lentils combination In the printed version of A Short Course in Culinary Experiments, a common method was described for the preparation of a curry with leafy vegetables such as collard greens, kale and spinach, in combination with lentils

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Culinary Experiments With EggLess Cake

This Xmas you needn’t go without a Cake even if you don’t eat eggs. Let me share with you reasons why I went looking for the Eggless Cake Option.My pet peeve as always is the weight gain issue. Other reasons

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Posted in Snacks & Desserts

A culinary experiment to save time

A minor tweak for vegetable cutlets Preparation of vegetable cutlets is one of the more elaborate procedures described in A Short Course in Culinary Experiments (preparation SD10).  The ingredients list had 14 items; not exactly a cup tea for someone

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A culinary experiment with methi leaves

This is similar to the description of methi (fenugreek) leaves and yellow lentils.  The procedure described in A Short Course in Culinary Experiments for the preparation of roti can be easily modified to include methi leaves.  This will be most suitable for

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Sharing My Experiments with Weightloss and Sambar

” I love sambar!” says my north Indian friends.Actually so do I.Did a little digging to find out the secrets of taste and health in the homely sambar. Sharing the same with you.Sambar contains cereals and pulses, veggies. The Carbs

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An aptly titled book for a thinking chef

Greetings from Chennai, India. Currently forced to live a bachelor life as my wife is located away from me due to her work/professional posting, Simple is Tasty is one concept that I adhere for me dietary needs.  This allows me

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