Monthly Archives: January 2015

Fenugreek Salad

Fenugreek, an excellent remedy for lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, treating skin inflammations and good for lactating mothers. Moderation is the keyword to good living. Fenugreek does have a few side effects, if consumed or used irrationally. Fenugreek seeds and … Continue reading

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Gobhi -matar sabji / Cauliflower -peas stir fry

Cauliflower and fresh green peas are flooding the markets. Summer is coming close, so I am trying my maximum to consume all the wonderful varieties available πŸ˜‰ How important are vegetables in our diet, I needn’t go into that. North … Continue reading

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Bhapa Chingri – Steamed prawns with coconut and mustard paste

Well, you can keep the fish away from a Bengali but you cannot keep the Bengali away from fish……… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ The name and sight of this fish, breathes music inside our souls πŸ˜› Chingri or prawns, is a very … Continue reading

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Winter Platter 4 – Republic Day special

Saare jahan se accha, Hindustan hamara…………….an ode to Hindustan(India), penned by Iqbal, became the war cry for all Indians against the British rule. India celebrates it’s 66th Republic day, today and we have Barack Obama, President of United States as … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Express Yourself

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein Pelicans, in various expressive moods – grooming for better pictures πŸ˜‰ or totally uninterested πŸ˜› While I watched, I felt like I have walked into the pelican’s … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Serenity

I want to be like water, serene. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship

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Stomping at a respectable Python

During my recent visit to the zoo, I came across a lazy bunch of huge pythons, in a cage. I, the enthusiast, needed some action πŸ˜‰ The zoo -keeper was busy, elsewhere……so I grabbed the chance and stood by the … Continue reading

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Gajar -matar / Carrot -peas stir fry

Gajar – matar or carrot and peas are much loved vegetable in Indian households during the winters. I usually cook it sauteed to maintain the crunch of the vegetables. (It goes well with a few pegs) πŸ˜› Presenting here Gajar … Continue reading

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Moongre/ Radish pod stir fry

Moongre or Radish pods are a local Indian delicacy. Hence the recipes are mostly traditional. There are two camps regarding the taste and acceptance of this vegetable, like cabbage πŸ˜‰ I cannot guarantee about whether one will like this vegetable … Continue reading

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Lehsuni arhar ki dal – Garlic flavored pigeon peas

India is a land of lentils. Major source of protein in our mainly vegetarian diet. The country produces world’s maximum lentils, but then it is also the maximum consumer πŸ˜‰ Lentils or as we call it ‘dal’ , is important … Continue reading

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