Monthly Archives: January 2014

Time Saving Techniques – Culinary Experiments For Working Women

As a working woman I find the rush of domestic chores and tasks at work taking a toll on my quality of life .It makes every day seem like a race against time. I know for a fact that many

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More uses for black cumin

Seasoning sambar with black cumin or Nigella sativa In a previous posting, I summarized the various medicinal benefits for black cumin (kalonji, karim jeerakam, കരിം ജീരകം) and the importance attached to this seed, in the herbal-medicine practices of the Middle

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Experiment in making Puri

For my first time trying to make some nice Indian bread, I chose to try to make Puri.  Luckily I was loaned some Atta flour which I could use to make the dough. The recipe is very simple — just

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Culinary experiments, CPI and substitution bias

Aiding the substitution bias Though this posting is about a culinary experiment, it will be useful to explore some terms connected with economics, to put this culinary experiment into the context of economics, or more aptly, home economics.  Every month,

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DOSA IN PIZZA AVATAR 4 The Best of East & West

OOOOO….my sister in law Rekha and my two nieces were coming down from Australia to India in their long vacation. It’s over 17 yrs now since they settled there .Her children as well as husband are Australian Citizens by now.

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Cancer prevention through diet

 Prevention is better than cure Some of you might be familiar with a different version of the heading as, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  Whichever version you prefer, most people will opt for “prevention” rather

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A new herb for your culinary experiments

Methi – Rava Dosa In recent posts, I have been extolling the tastiness of methi leaves/methi plants (fenugreek leaves/plants) in preparing various vegetarian dishes.  Examples are here and here.  I am now proposing a new culinary experiment with methi leaves/plants,

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