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6 July, 2018

Mumbai restaurant review |Sizzler festival Mumbai at Lume Cafe

Mumbai restaurant review |Sizzler festival Mumbai at Lume Cafe
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  I was delighted to visit  this beautiful restaurant located at the first floor of the  hotel Auriole which provides luxurious accommodation in the city  with terrace swimming pools ,modern amenities ,elegant decor  etc. The interiors of the Lume cafe is bright and luminous ,I guess it justifies the name(“Lume”) with lots of open space
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26 June, 2018

Oriya dahi vada aloo dum ghugni recipe

Oriya dahi vada aloo dum ghugni recipe
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Share This: If you have tasted Dahi bhalle or Dahi vada  before ,  you will be amazed to know that this is not the same item I am talking about. Few months earlier I used to think that I know everything about making dahi bhalle and can pull off cooking this popular dish with perfection
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19 June, 2018

Judging a Cook off with Youngbutterfly.in and Culinary craft powai

Judging  a Cook off  with Youngbutterfly.in and Culinary craft powai
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  What  a day! it all started with hustle ,bustle and the sweet sound of the crockery ,utensils and cutleries as the young ladies participating in the cooking contest organized by youngbutterfly.in in collaboration with the ,Culinary crafts , Powai began their cooking job of the day. A busy and wonderful day indeed .The tables were
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16 June, 2018

Jamai Shashtir Bhoj (Festive Bengali Meal)

Jamai Shashtir Bhoj (Festive Bengali Meal)
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Share This: In Bengal this meal is about pampering son in laws  and treating him with a delicious meal. The actual event is on 19th June 2018.On this day , the husband of  daughter who is also known as “Jamai”  in  Bengali ,along with his family  ,visit their in-laws house with gifts .In this Bengali
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13 June, 2018

Mango chiffon cake

Mango chiffon cake
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Share This: Chiffon cake is a light spongy cake made fluffy with egg whites.It can be easily made gluten free using rice flour or any other gluten free flour.The emulsification process with lemon juice and vegetable oil packs bubbles into this cake and beaten egg whites make it super spongy,soft and moist.It is the first
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4 June, 2018

Bohra mutton khichda recipe

Bohra mutton khichda recipe
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Bohri Khichda which is consumed during the holy month of Ramadan , is an amalgamation of flavors from the Hyderabad-i halem in which the broken wheat is cooked with meat and lentils and made a paste later and the traditional vegetarian khichdi cooked in every  Gujarati household.Traditionally the process is quite long intensive ,but   nowadays the cooking process is shortened by using tools like pressure cooker. The final dish was aromatic delicious and infused with intricate flavors of spices which  will compel you to ask for more. It was Finger-licking good.

1 June, 2018

Celebrate Burmese New year with Burma Burma

Celebrate Burmese New year with Burma Burma
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Share This:   This weekend don’t miss the Thingyan festival at Burma Burma at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, as the team has curated a special menu with the talented chef Ansab Khan and The founder and food enthusiast Ankit Gupta. The Thingyan festival, which is the New Year celebration of Myanmar, also called Myanmar water festival
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28 April, 2018

Chocolate baked yogurt cheesecake recipe without cheese

Chocolate baked yogurt cheesecake recipe without cheese
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Share This:   Baked yogurt or bhapa doi is a traditional Bengali dessert very easy to prepare with curd and condensed milk.In olden days this mixture used to be steamed due to the absence of oven .Now you can do the steaming process in the oven itself by filling the tray with water and baking
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11 April, 2018

Torta Pasqualina Easter Pie,a fusion version

Torta Pasqualina Easter Pie,a fusion version
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Share This: I would not have known that such a delicious dish existed  ,if I had missed Lisa Watson’s wonderful post on twitter about the Easter Recipes.She is a gem of a writer and a chef ,you can read about the history of this wonderful dish ,in her blog.Easter Sunday is celebrated throughout the world
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7 April, 2018

Ragi chocolate cupcakes eggless

Ragi chocolate cupcakes eggless
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Share This: I often need to make the mini cupcakes on popular demand from my child and her friends .With an intention to put health on topmost priority ,I prefer falling back on our traditional gluten free grains.”finger millet”,called Ragi or Nachni ,  in local language ,can be labelled as an wonder grain.It is high
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5 April, 2018

FBAI fitness conference,brainstorming around health nutrition fitness,JW Mariott Juhu

FBAI fitness conference,brainstorming around health nutrition fitness,JW Mariott Juhu
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Share This:     In  this world of rat race,  intentionally or unintentionally  we learnt to ignore some of the precious advice of the elders regarding our health ,causing our health to be heavily compromised and leading a momentary superficial, so called happy life with immense stress.The #wellness conference by FBAI on 17th  March 2018,
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24 March, 2018

Yum cha Saturday Brunch buffet at Dashanzi,JW Marriott Juhu

Yum cha Saturday Brunch buffet at Dashanzi,JW Marriott Juhu
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Share This:   Dashanzi , an oriental cuisine restaurant at JW-Mariott Juhu , on its first year of anniversary launched Yum cha Saturdays led by Chef Vishal Atreya, Executive Chef at JW Marriott Juhu and his team.Yum cha literally in Chinese means “drinking tea”.It refers to the Cantonese tradition of drinking Chinese tea with dimsums. Owing
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18 March, 2018

Sweet and sour Pineapple chicken

Sweet and sour Pineapple chicken
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Share This:   I have a sweet tooth and I love sweet dishes  but sweet and sour chicken is really unique but you will love it.I first had this dish during my trip in Hongkong and it was prepared with pork.The pork pieces were tender ,sweet and delicious ,though I would have loved it a
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8 March, 2018

How to make Mooli kachori|deep fried stuffed flatbreads with radish

How to make Mooli kachori|deep fried stuffed flatbreads with radish
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Share This: Kachori is  one of the most favorite Indian snacks ,hundreds of varieties and versions of whom you can find  in the local regional sweet shops.They are essentially deep fried flat breads with a spicy ,savory or sweet filling inside. Kachoris seems to be invented by Marwaris ,who are vegetarians,and hail from the land
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25 February, 2018

Strawberry filled cupcakes

Strawberry filled cupcakes
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Share This: These strawberry cupcakes are very close to my heart.prepared these during valentine’s day with strawberries mildly poached in white rum.The cakes were very soft and full of flavor from the strawberries.Then covered the cupcakes with a butter cream icing.I could not find my star nozzle for icing at the last moment and spooned
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15 February, 2018

How to make pork siu mai|How to make siu mai wrapper

How to make pork siu mai|How to make siu mai wrapper
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Share This: sui mai ,traditionally called shāomài is a flower shaped dumpling with an open top.I had these in Hongkong and the filling consisted of ground pork .The casing is thin and soft like wantons. They are popular in Chinese as well as in Japanese cuisine.I steamed these dumplings in a bamboo steamer purchased from Hongkong
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6 February, 2018

Splash 2018|Fun food fest |College food festival

Splash 2018|Fun food fest |College food festival
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Share This: The fun food festival splash is an annual festival which was held at Nirmala Memorial Foundation College of Commerce and science on 18th and 19th January 2018.This was the first year of the festival in this theme and the  festival attracted a crowd of around 4 thousand students on each day of the
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29 January, 2018

Mumbai restaurant review|Dhadoom| Poutine restaurant in mumbai|

Mumbai restaurant review|Dhadoom| Poutine restaurant in mumbai|
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Share This:   Dhadoom , the name signifies the sound of an explosion and the restaurant indeed contain dishes which can cause an explosion of flavors in your mouth.The ambiance of the restaurant reflects the personality of the chef who conceptualized the theme,Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi,who is popular among the masses for his  jovial manners
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23 January, 2018

Chholar dal|chana dal bengali style

Chholar dal|chana dal bengali style
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Share This: The dal or the pulses control the pulse of Indian food.No meal is complete without this humble dal(pulse) boiled and flavored  with a spicy tempering in clarified butter or Desi Ghee,called tadka. The house feels like  home when the aroma of tadka fills the house .There are many varieties of pulses used in
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16 January, 2018

Bengali kosha mangsho

Bengali kosha mangsho
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Share This:   Through out the year the Bengali community who hail from East and West Bengal celebrate festivals like any other Indian community and we call it “Baro mashe tero parbon” ,which means that the community celebrates 13 festivals in 12 months of the year.The cooked meat of a male goat called “khashi” form
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8 January, 2018

lemon pepper roast chicken

lemon pepper roast chicken
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Share This: This new year ,I had been with my mom and brother and spent some valuable time with them.For the dinner I made a whole chicken roast stuffed with rice,seafood and chicken mince infused with Indian spices.The accompaniment was stir fried broccoli,potatoes and peppers.The chicken was tender an juicy with flavors from black pepper
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27 December, 2017

Vinod Cookware Launch party|A Step towards fitness|Brunch at Veranda

Vinod Cookware Launch party|A Step towards fitness|Brunch at Veranda
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Share This:   Vinod cookware is a range of cookwares specially manufactured customised to Indian  cooking .over the years researches have established the harmful effects of aluminium when it comes in contact with food.There has also been studies which reveal that aluminum can hamper a child’s IQ. But still when it comes to home cooking
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21 December, 2017

Mumbai Restaurant Review|Palden Norbu |the rooftop Lounge

Mumbai Restaurant Review|Palden Norbu |the rooftop Lounge
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Share This: Located in the suburbs of Mumbai around 3.5 kms from the popular Indraprastha mall in Borivali west,theE-hotel will mesmerise you with its beautiful lawn,poolside,gardens,tennis court, and breath-taking rooftop lounge.Near the entrance a huge idol of Gautam Buddha will remind you the philosophy of peace and Nonviolence.The whole environment gives a sense of relaxation
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11 December, 2017

How to make Chettinad crab curry

How to make Chettinad crab curry
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Share This: Chettinad is a region in Tamil Nadu which is famous for it curries spiced up with  “Chettinad masala”.The famous spice mix is a mixture of ample amount of  aromatic ingredients.For some reason,I did not try the flavorsome curry in my kitchen until now when I decided to grind the spices at home and
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7 December, 2017

Home Chef Matters|Indian culinary scene,the rise of home chefs

Home Chef Matters|Indian culinary scene,the rise of home chefs
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Share This:   HomechefMatters is a conference for the  chefs,recipe developers,bakers who work at home doing popup restaurant meals,food delivery services ,cooking workshops etc or simply passionate about cooking homemade meals for their families .The objective of this conference is to educate and motivate the talented Home-chefs to target a wider audience for promotion of
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26 November, 2017

Mini Gajar Halwa Pies

Mini Gajar Halwa Pies
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Share This: Christmas is coming ,time for making a pie.Why not go for a fusion of flavours combining the European and Indian seasonal favorites.These mini gajar halwa pies do justice to the season in the best possible way.The pie is soft ,yet crispy ,and a bite will give you the best seasonal flavors of India
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13 November, 2017

Mumbai restaurant review|Toast – Bistro & Bar 2nd anniversary event

Mumbai restaurant review|Toast – Bistro & Bar  2nd anniversary event
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Share This: Toast Bistro and Bar  located on the 8th floor of t24 residency hotel , was celebrating its 2nd anniversary on 27th October .I got an  invitation to join the celebrations having a complimentary dinner and spending a wonderful evening with my fellow bloggers from FBAI.The decor was contemporary and trendy. The dim-light ambiance with soothing
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7 November, 2017

Caramelized apple bread and dates stir fry

Caramelized apple bread and dates stir fry
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Share This: This can be a wholesome nutritious breakfast or dessert filled with goodness .I have tried this recipe from my google+   friend  Gloria Ruvalcaba  in one of her posts found it really intriguing .Apple is nutritious full of iron ,good for improving hemoglobin content of the blood and this can be an excellent recipe for
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5 November, 2017

Cooking chicken in a clay pot

Cooking chicken in a clay pot
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Share This: In rural India ,clay pots are the popular containers for cooking as they are cheap ,easy to wash and bio degradable ,can be used and thrown.According to ancient Ayurveda earthen utensils make more nutritious food.Due to their porous nature heat is distributed uniformly to the food cooking in them and gets cooked slowly
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1 November, 2017

Shorshe posto Bhetki-A flaky boneless fish cooked in mustard and poppy seeds sauce

Shorshe posto Bhetki-A flaky boneless fish cooked in mustard and poppy seeds sauce
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Share This: Bhetki is a catadromous  fish ,a fish which migrates from river to sea for breeding.When caught from the rivers in Bengal this fish is very popular in flavor for Bengali cuisines.When the same fish  is caught from sea,it loses its flavors which are required to cook it the authentic Bong way.All restaurants in
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15 October, 2017

15 best diwali recipes

15 best diwali recipes
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Share This: Diwali, the festival of lights ,is celebrated all over the world by the Hindus with pomp and glory.The traditional festivals have an important part to play in our lives as they give us moments to remember ,rejoice,forget sorrows, build new hopes and motivation to carry on. The Diwali word derives from the word
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5 October, 2017

Barley waffles recipe eggless

Barley  waffles recipe eggless
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Share This: These honeycomb shaped cakes are mesmerizing and  can easily entice the mind of a child as well as an adult.Waffles are  often connected with Belgium where they are a popular breakfast.The batter is often leavened with yeast ,baking powder and eggs.The pockets are then filled with sweet syrup before serving to form a
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2 October, 2017

chal potol recipe |chal padwal|pointed gourds cooked in rice

chal potol recipe |chal padwal|pointed gourds cooked in rice
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Share This: Potol or pointed gourd is a vegetable which is found in abundance in any part of India.But the vegetable varieties found in West Bengal are amazing and are best for the Bengali recipes as they are prepared from the local yields.Most of them are seedless and have a soft texture which gets tender
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23 September, 2017

Mumbai restaurant review|The Mandala ,creating healthy magic meals

Mumbai restaurant review|The Mandala ,creating healthy magic meals
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Share This: The word Mandala  represents wholeness and purity symbolizing the notion that life is never ending..Mandala founded by  Mikhel Rajani ,is a concept which aims at serving healthy nutritious meals free from artificial additives to  people.The ingredients for the dishes are cultivated through organic farming.As a result the food is super delicious which, I learnt 
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17 September, 2017

Gluten free lemon coconut cup cakes

Gluten free lemon coconut cup cakes
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Share This: I am always in search of healthy recipes and love to bake with whole grains.This was another try for a healthy gluten free alternative of a delicious dessert.Rice flour is easy to digest and the gluten free lemon cake was moist.In the first attempt ,the cakes were a little gritty .It is needed
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15 September, 2017

Bhindi posto recipe(Okra cooked in poppy seeds paste)

Bhindi posto recipe(Okra cooked in poppy seeds paste)
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Share This: I think many people know about this epic dish “Alu Posto” which is an iconic dish from West Bengal .In this particular Vegetable recipe the potatoes are cooked  in a paste of white poppy seeds and green chilies paste which gives a nutty creamy texture to the dish.The flowers of the poppy plant
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30 August, 2017

Fish kabiraji cutlet recipe

Fish kabiraji cutlet recipe
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Share This: If you are from Kolkata,the fish Kobiraji cutlet will definitely hold a special place in your heart.It is a recipe which is from the British era when Kolkata used to be a Winter capital of India  and derived from the English coverage cutlet recipe.The boneless fish or chicken fillets are covered with a
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28 August, 2017

Coconut mochi balls

Coconut mochi balls
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Share This: Mochi is a sweet Japanese rice cake popular all over the world.It is made from the glutinous rice flour “Mochiko”.This rice cake can be found in various shapes flavored or stuffed.The texture will be soft and chewy ,with the stuffing filling your mouth with tempting  flavors in each bite.The flavors can be from
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25 August, 2017

Tita diye dal (Lentils with bitter gourd)

Tita diye dal (Lentils with bitter gourd)
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Share This: I was in love with this dal (Lentils) served with steamed rice since my childhood in Kolkata .This is a recipe cooked by the “Bangals” whose ancestors hail from East bengal ,from undivided Bengal era.The Bengali’s are divided into these two groups “Ghoti” and “Bangal” owing to the origin of their ancestors having
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20 August, 2017

Mumbai restaurant review|Brunch at NRI(Not Really Indian)-Novel,Refreshing delicious and Innovative dishes

Mumbai restaurant review|Brunch at  NRI(Not Really Indian)-Novel,Refreshing delicious and Innovative dishes
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Share This:   NRI is a creation of Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar. The restaurant focuses on serving innovative fusion dishes which include preparations from the kitchens around the world with an Indian twist and also some popular Indian dishes which has travelled abroad with the NRIs. On 13th August I was invited by the FBAI
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12 August, 2017

Vegan chocolate chip healthy cupcakes

Vegan chocolate chip healthy cupcakes
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Share This: These are moist and droolicious chocolate cakes full of chocolate flavor and health.They are egg-less and dairy free and even sugar free.I have used honey instead.They look divine and I bet that you cannot stop eating at one.The lemon juice ,baking soda and olive oil are imulsified together to  form a frothy mixture
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10 August, 2017

Vegan Carrot Coconut Healthy Muffins

Vegan Carrot  Coconut Healthy Muffins
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Share This: These are eggless dairy free muffins  which  can be prepared quickly when you are in need of breakfast or  tea time snacks.Always wanted to develop a recipe of  delicious  whole wheat muffins without dairy and eggs and after days of trial with the texture finally could get the exact ratio of the ingredients
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1 August, 2017

Machher kalojire jhol(Fish curry with nigella seeds)

Machher kalojire jhol(Fish curry with nigella seeds)
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Share This: This may be one of the simplest fish curry recipe you have come across  as well as an extra ordinary one.It is also highly customizable and you can add your favorite ingredients creating amazing range of varieties.I had learnt this dish after my marriage ,watching  my mother in law cooking ,as it seemed
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30 July, 2017

Mixed fruit crumble recipe

Mixed fruit crumble recipe
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Share This: I had a lot of fruits in my refrigerator unused and I decided to make this quick and delicious dessert from it.My advice to you will be, that do not make it when you are the only person at home otherwise you end up eating this whole thing as it is quite irresistible.You
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25 July, 2017

10 Must Eat Food In Hong Kong

10 Must Eat Food In Hong Kong
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Share This: Hongkong is a foodies paradise .This small island with a spectacular skyline is a must visit for  for the dream park “Disneyland” and exotic fresh and delicious food.Though at times vegetarians may get disappointed  in spite of abundance of greens and colorful vegetables in the Hongkong market.The restaurants and street food joints mostly
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Indrani Sen