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Raw Mango Pachadi with Neem Flowers – Mangai Vepampoo Pachadi

Raw Mango Pachadi with Neem Flowers – Mangai Vepampoo Pachadi

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Raw Mango Pachadi is specially prepared on Tamil New Year’s Day. Seasonal unripe mango, fresh neem flowers, chilli and Jaggery are cooked together and the sweet, sour, hot, savoury flavours meld into a delectable traditional rustic chutney

Gujarati Kachumber Salad – Colourful 10 minute Summer Cooler

Gujarati Kachumber Salad – Colourful 10 minute Summer Cooler

Kachumber Salad is a very Indian salad of fresh chopped vegetables with a dash of lemon juice and chilli. Served along with rice, dal and vegetables in a thali meal, it goes equally well with roti and sabzi or with biriyani or can be had just by itself as a light lunch. Pomegranates add an exotic flavour to the salad.

Refreshing Neer Mor – Buttermilk with chilli ginger herbs and cucumber

Refreshing Neer Mor – Buttermilk with chilli ginger herbs and cucumber

Neer Mor -Refreshing summer cooler of Buttermilk made from yogurt and water, spiced with green chilli and flavoured with herbs, ginger and cucumber and tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Chill and serve on a hot summers day.

Goan Bitter Gourd Kokum Dal – Easy Indian Lentil and Gourd curry

Goan Bitter Gourd Kokum Dal – Easy Indian Lentil and Gourd curry

An authentic easy recipe for a delicious Goan Bitter Gourd Kokum Dal, an Indian curry with red lentils cooked with bitter gourd and jaggery, and ingredients from the Konkan Coast, kokum shells and terphal, a variety of Sichuan Pepper. Serve with hot rice on a festive occasion or when you want to make something special!

Arbi ki Kadhi – Colocasia Root in Yogurt Gravy

Arbi ki Kadhi – Colocasia Root in Yogurt Gravy

Traditional Arbi ki Kadhi, this simple curry of colocasia in yogurt gravy from Chattisgarh cuisine, is a delicious treat with hot rice and ghee or with roti. Easy to make and has very little oil or spice and is yet so tasty!