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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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Posted in Staples

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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Posted in Ramblings, Uncategorized, Vegetables

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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Posted in Vegetables

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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Posted in Snacks & Desserts

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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Posted in Vegetables

Welcome | Simple is Tasty | Blog

The ebook This blog is associated with the ebook, A Short Course in Culinary Experiments: Vegetarian Indian Cuisine for Innovative Non-Experts  Presently, this ebook is available in the Amazon Kindle store. Please click on the book cover below, to reach the

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Posted in Ramblings, Uncategorized

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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Posted in Chutneys & Pickles, Other Preparations

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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Posted in Chutneys & Pickles, Other Preparations

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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Posted in Unique Preparations, Vegetables

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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Posted in Ramblings, Vegetables
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