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Foxtail millet and lentil rice or navane bisibele bath #milletseries #eatingright

My pursuit to stay at ease and peace led me to believe in preserving the physical presence of oneself as a first step, which was sidelined from quite a while. Thus the quest of means begun. I came across various … Continue reading

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Whole wheat, dates and walnut cake – a healthy bite for your hikes

It’s rainy days…rains..the most awaited season of the year. Monsoon has an uncanny ability to bring in joy, happiness and content to earth. Entire region looks so green, clean and calm. The solitude that brings out the tippy toe sound … Continue reading

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Turmeric chutney – healing and nourishing #goldendip (Arishina Gojju)

Turmeric known for it’s healing properties, vibrant golden color and subtle flavour. Being a locally available super food, these golden roots have been extensively used in Indian kitchen. With almost every seasoning accompanying a small portion of turmeric powder, elders ensured, … Continue reading

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Mango Layered Cheese Cake – easy no bake dessert

I spent this summer in the beautiful hills and tiny villages of western ghats, wherein the tiny streams of water flows as the life line of evergreen forests, the chirping birds and mild sunshine welcomes the day. Mangoes are grown in … Continue reading

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Kanne-kudi Katne or Chinese weed soup

Chinese weed or Kanne-kudi as it is known in the western ghat region of Karnataka, is an uncultivated plant, found in abundance across the region. The English name for the same seems to me an extreme misnomer, as there is … Continue reading

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Beetroot soup – A quick and easy soup and a super food

I’m trying to stick to my promise of healthy eating without compromising much on the taste and joy, it brings home.  Beet root is  available in India through out the year, though in winter we have access to its good … Continue reading

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Undhiyu /Oondio – A Winter vegetables bliss

Life some time seems to be an insane journey. With unknown stopovers turning into cozy hang out places, people from different walks of life turning into a part of your family,  food once was alien being part of staple diet…..so … Continue reading

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Spiced Moringa leaves and lentils / Moringa leaves subzi and Welcome – 2016

This is my first post for the year 2016 and I choose to begin with the healthy recipes.  I would be posting the healthy vegetarian recipes though out this year and focus on seasonal and local ingredients & products. Moringa leaves, … Continue reading

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Spicy tamarind rice / Puliyogare

Puliyogare is one of the traditional and most sought after recipes from Southern India. Each savoured bite of this rice reminds of the vivid memories of my student life spent at the community hostel. My mother would prepare this “can be stored well … Continue reading

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White poppy seed, milk pudding: Haalubayi or manni #GF #sugarfree

This is one of the popular south Indian traditional dessert items. Haalubayi or manni is one of those divine recipes which could only be prepared with the patience love and at most care. Till today, this is strictly home mode … Continue reading

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