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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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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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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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