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How to Make Ricotta Cheese at Home

How to make Fresh and Creamy Ricotta Cheese

There are times when I need some fresh cheese stat but I can’t be bothered to step out in the crazy Bangalore Heat.(I can’t even begin to sympathise with you Chennai and Delhi folks!)For those times this recipe is a life saver.Also anything made at home is a thousand times more nutritious and free of …

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My Famous 5 minute Yogurt Dip

Easy healthy Yogurt dip

One dip for all my parties. Since I started making this ,there hasn’t been a single gathering or a party where I have not made this.Whether I am serving Indian food or Italian or desi Chinese this is one dip that will always be on my party table. I have mopped this dip up with …

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Healing Turmeric Soup

Healing Turmeric Soup

My eyes are watering while I write this..Not because of some emotion, though rage is definitely flowing through me because of this stupid weather bug that’s got us all over the sink,blowing with all our mights trying to clear our airways and somehow earning back our fundamentalest of the most fundamental right to breathe! Yes..All …

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Microwave Vs Oven for an Indian Kitchen

This is a very common conundrum…To buy a microwave or an Oven…It is a big investment especially if you consider the limited space we have in our kitchens.I am writing this cause I get a lot of queries on whether they should invest in an oven or a microwave. I am especially writing this cause …

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Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

Is peanut butter an acquired taste?I remember trying it as a child and not liking it at all.Maybe it was too new a texture and taste back then but now I am obsessed with it.I love eating peanut butter with apples and bananas, adding it to my oat bowl and baking with it. Have you …

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Green Thai Curry Paste

Green Thai Curry Paste recipe with substitutes in case you don't get fresh Thai ingredients

There is something about Green Thai curry which just warmes up your soul.The steam wafting from a warm bowl of some Thai curry with well cooked soft white rice is just what I need at the end of long day to make me feel special.The magic that hugs the house when you make one can’t …

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Homemade Natural Protein Powder

Homemade Protein Powder

Most store bought protein powders have isolated proteins which helps you gain muscle mass and complete your daily protein requirement.But have you ever wondered how are these powders so high on protein but extremely low on the other macros?A little research will tell you that these protein powders are highly processed to remove the other …

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Traditional Pizza Dough

Traditional Sicilian Olives and Onion Pizza

This love affair has been going on for a long long time! Even Before I started cooking seriously!! I have said this before and I am saying it again.I can have any pizza you put in front of me! Whether its from a small little bakery in a tucked away in an unknown corner of …

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My First Sourdough Bread

Sour Dough Bread

I won’t presume to act all knowing about bread baking. In fact this was my first attempt and rather than tell you how to bake a sour dough bread I am just recording my experience in this post. I followed theperfectloaf blog almost entirely for making this sour dough bread. This is my first successful …

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Herb Infused Dipping Oil

Herb Infused Dipping Oil

Ever tasted those fancy dipping oils at the supermarket and go wohoooo! Well that happened to me but they were so darn overpriced that I just finished the samples and skedaddled as fast as I could. On my morning jaunt to namdhari(our neighbourhood organic store) I found all kinds of fresh herbs and I bought …

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