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    A favourite Indian comfort and fasting food

    Sabudana kheer is similar to rice pudding (Romy Gill) Every autumn, Hindus celebrate Navratri: a nine-night festival honouring Durga, the goddess of war. It’s a period of both feasting and religious fasting – like many Indian festivals, food takes a central role throughout. And one of the ingredients most associated with Navratri – which this year begins on 17 October – is sabudana, or tapioca pearls. The global pandemic has made me think a great deal about the time I spent growing up in India: a time when we had very little reliance on gadgets, and when we ate everything   Read More

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    Maine, local, Indian, Asian, chicken, butter, cooking

    Joe Ricchio’s at home in “My 70’s Kitchen” and cooking up a storm. PORTLAND, Maine — Joe Ricchio is a familiar face in the 207 studio, often stopping by to discuss his latest food journey – whether it be the best barbeque in Maine, or the finest off-the-beaten-path diners across the state. Joe knows food, and writes and reviews food and restaurants for local publications as well as Bon Appetit and Boston Magazine. He is also the colorful host of The Food Coma podcast. His latest endeavor is a cookies series called “My Seventies Kitchen” (wait til you see   Read More

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    6 Indian curry recipes to try at home, including butter chicken and chickpea curry

    Indian is my favorite cuisine, so I’m automatically drawn to any dish that includes the word curry. But the word “curry” can encompass a lot more than many of us might realize. (For the purposes of this recipe collection, I’m focusing on Indian dishes, though other cuisines have curries as well.) Here’s an interesting point from one of my favorite cookbooks, “660 Curries,” by Raghavan Iyer: “The word ‘curry’ itself is unknown in the Indian vocabulary. It doesn’t appear in any of India’s twenty-three officially recognized languages and sixteen hundred dialects.” Iyer suspects the term evolved as a   Read More

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    Scholastic’s Book For Indian CBSE Board Curriculum Recognises Vegan Diet

    If we want a kinder and healthier future, its imperative that kids today are educated about plant-based diets like a vegan diet. And when we found out that one of Scholastic’s book that’s part of Indian CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) Board’s curriculum for class one students described a vegan diet, we had to share it with our readers! The CBSE is a national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by  the Government of India. Schools affliated to CBSE Board follow NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) curriculum. Veganism   Read More

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    7 Easy Indian Dry Aloo Recipes That You Must Try

    Potatoes or aloo can be used to cook a vast variety of dishes. Highlights Aloo is one of the most popular vegetable in Indian cuisine Due to its sheer versatility it goes well with many vegetables and spices Here are 7 dry Indian aloo recipes which are quick that you must try Aren’t aloo truly a life saviour in an Indian household? You know your meals are sorted if you have a few potatoes in your kitchen. All you need to do is simply boil and toss with a few spices for a scrumptious dish. And the reason why it   Read More

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    The protein girl- The New Indian Express

    Express News Service A few years ago, when Delhi- based national level tennis player Adi Singh went to Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Nice, France, she was shocked at her sudden increase in stamina during her time there. She experienced this overnight change after consuming the food served there. “The diet plan included chicken breast, salmon, meat balls, rice, quinoa, beans, beef steaks, pork and other such protein-based foods. After I ate the food, I used to feel more energetic. I could train for longer hours and I was feeling less fatigued. I was shocked at how my body was responding   Read More

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    Briargate woman makes a cottage business of Indian spices and cooking classes | Woodmen Edition

    Payal Sathe has proven herself to be adept at not only starting a small business, but keeping it afloat and successful during the trials of the current pandemic. Her business, Masala Spatula, focuses on showcasing Indian cuisine through the sale of Indian spice blends that each come complete with tasty yet simple recipes. Gradually she has expanded by offering in-home cooking classes and custom-made gift baskets. Sathe arrived in Boulder from India as a newlywed in 2008. She had already received a law degree in India, and went on to earn a master’s in law from the University of Denver   Read More

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    Bland Dad Who’s Never Seasoned His Food Flips Out Over Son Eating Indian Food

    A dad literally wrote into Dear Prudence to complain about his son being fed Indian food without parental ‘consent’ How to properly season food and openly experience food from other cultures are two things many white people do not excel at. Take this letter sent into Dear Prudence, the Slate advice column, for instance. A dad (presumably white, because come on, he absolutely is) is clutching his necktie over the fact that his son was served Indian cuisine while playing at a friend’s house. A delicious dinner prepared by gracious adults who are hosting your child? The horror!  Read More

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    A lesser-known Indian regional cuisine that everyone should try

    Romy (front, second from left) at her friend Reshmi’s house. As children they would ask her dad’s colleagues to bring back a list of food from Bihar when they visited: Romy Gill I grew up in Road Number Two in Newtown, Burnpur, West Bengal: a township known for its steel plant. Across India, all steel plant kids will have the same stories about the communities in which they grew up: communities known for their diversity and multiculturalism. Our neighbours on our street came from all over: one from Bengal, one from Allahabad, one from Chhapra in Bihar, one from near   Read More

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