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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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Spirulina: Exploring a Health Food Mystery

These blue-green algae, commercially marketed as a superfood claims numerous benefits. It claims popularity right from its use by Aztecs in the ancient period through its use as a dietary supplement by NASA astronauts in the modern age. Let us look at some nutritional benefits of spirulina: According to Food Engineering and Technology Department, Institute […]

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