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Indian Traditional Mango Recipes: The North & East Edition!

In this part, we will escape to the north and the east to see how they like to savor their mangoes… Let us look at traditional mango recipes from the Bengalis, RajasthanisPunjabisis, the northeastern Assamese, Meghalayan Kashmiri and natives of Uttarakhand.   If you have not read the first part, quickly go take a look and […]

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Indian Traditional Mango Recipes: The South India Expedition!

Though most often feared, mangoes have great regard in our mythology. Apart from enjoying it as a fruit, mangoes are used in preparations of pickles, curries, raita, dals throughout the country. Here we shall explore few uncommon, traditionally prepared mango dishes in the southern half of the country namely, Tamilians, Keralites, Andhras, Kannada, Maharashtrians, Gujaratis, […]

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Black Jamun [Part II]: Health Benefits & Recipes Takeaway…

In the previous part, we learned about how the Jamun fruit, as well as seeds, could help manage diabetes. In this part, we will explore other benefits this fruit has to offer and also some desi preparations.  Amongst them, is a common beverage called Kala-khatta, a spicy, tangy beverage and a preferred ‘gola’ (Indian ice […]

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Black Jamun [Part I]: Nutrition, Anti-Diabetic Effect and More…

Diabetic Food Series # 1: Java plum (Syzygium cumini)   Jambun preparations are employed by natural health practitioners for treatment of diabetes and related complications, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fertility agents as active treatment and a natural fruit sweetener. It is an evergreen tree but bears ripen fruits post-summer (June-July), marking the beginning of rains. In this […]

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Star Anise [चक्रफूल]: Uses, Health Benefits and more…

Star anise (चक्रफूल) is dried flowery pericarp of the fruit-part of the plant. It is native to the southwestern china and northeast Vietnam.  It requires a warm climate, well drained soil and takes around 6 years to start fruiting . It was later grown in few parts in Himachal due to conducive soil. It is […]

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