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Cooking with Banana Peels

Green and yellow banana peels can taste as delicious as a ripe banana...if made into epicurean delights that is. When presented with an opportunity to innovate and curate, chefs can come up with truly incredible dishes that can taste heavenly. Banana peels are thick, fibrous and carry a slight bitter taste and according to nutritionists they are good source of potassium, fibre, magnesium and vitamins B6 and B12. Regular consumption of banana peels helps you sleep well at night, courtesy the ...

Modak Exotica with Chocolate Chips

September is feasting time in Western India where festivities abound and the sweet, steamed dumpling called modak makes its auspicious appearance. With a supple encasing made from rice flour and a filling of jaggery, coconut, sesame and cardamom; modaks are a delight that need to be savoured. But as chefs look to outdo one another in their craftiness and innovative spirit, the traditional modak recipe is whirred into multiple contemporary avatars. We chanced upon one such recipe reinvented ...

Solkadhi-A Summer Cooler

On a scorching summer afternoon, how about a glass of homemade, natural, hydrating ‘Solkadhi’? Wondering what this is? Well…this fuchsia-toned beverage, a staple from the western coast of India, is a concoction of the tropical super-fruit ‘kokum’, alongside a host of spices. A fruit of the garcinia indica tree, kokum is known to produce a hydrating and cooling impact on the body, besides protecting against sunstroke, promoting weight loss, increasing metabolism, and combating ...

Pineapple-Mango Salad

Mangoes and pineapples make for the ultimate tropical delight. Available aplenty in the summers, the two fruits are used extensively in making a range of savoury delicacies and desserts. In Southern India, the coastal city of Mangalore boasts of an intriguing salad of pineapples and mangoes, coated liberally with a thick chutney of coconut, dry red chillies, mustard seeds and a dollop of jaggery. Although this salad can be made with a variety of fruits like bananas, grapes, oranges and ...