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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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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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Posted in Staples, Unique Preparations, Vegetables

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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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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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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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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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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