Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Food

Diwali Recipe-Badam Phirni Recipe

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Ingredients 12 nos. Almonds 4 tablespoons Rice flour 21/2 cups Milk 5 tablespoons Sugar 8 strands Saffron 1 teaspoon Cardamom powder Method Blanch and grind the almonds to a fine paste with 1/2-cup milk. Mix together the ground almond paste and rice flour and keep aside. Bring the milk to a boil. Add the sugar and stir till the sugar ... Read More »

Oh, it tastes like heaven!

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  Addiction to lip-smacking and tongue enticing conventional Indian food is not something new. Not just Indians, but people around the world love to eat the highly adored as well as tasty Indian meals. As we say that traditional Indian food from Indian food outlets around the world has made folks fall in love with this because it appears as ... Read More »

Who makes the best cook?

The best regular folks aren’t the ones that are usually sinners within the bedroom, , but the ones which demonstrate by themselves to be angels in the kitchen area ‘It’s a shame that our fantastic custom regarding moving lower family tested recipes through one generation to another gets misplaced. Modern females will always be saying they don’t desire to be ... Read More »

MEALIE – the rice substitute

TRADITIONAL INDIAN RECIPES ARE not written down but are rather passed down verbally from generation to generation. Over the centuries, the cuisine has evolved to include pungent spices and rich flavours, and can be quite different depending on the region from where our ancestors came from.There is a common thread that weaves all the types of Indian foods together. This ... Read More »

LEMONS – have a wide adaptability

ONE OF THE FIRST and most lasting fruit trees, the lemon tree that was planted in the courtyard of our home, has survived many generations. As soon as it was planted, it bloomed immediately and its blossoms gave forth fruit abundantly. The tree continues to yield fruit so bountifully and the branches, weighed down by its yield, often appear as ... Read More »

MANGO – embedded in Indian history

IT IS SO MUCH more than a mere fruit – it represents a rite of passage. Decades  and thousands of kilometers later, the mango still has such a magnetic hold on people of Indian origin. Almost every Indian child  remembers climbing the mango trees or aiming a slingshot at a neighbour’s tree weighed down with fruit; some even have  scars ... Read More »

Tackling Portions – What or How Big is a Serving?

WHEN YOU COME TO think of it almost everywhere you look, whether intentionally or unintentionally, you will spot something on health, weight-loss or dieting, be it a “magic” pill or diet programme. A lucrative industry marketed with the aim of providing a ‘quick fix solution’ to weight loss and so-called achievement of positive health. What is it that you actually ... Read More »

“OPEN-SESAME”

The sesame plant, Sesamum indicum, is cultivated in Central America, India, Sudan, China, and the United States.  It is an annual that grows three to six feet high.  Its stems have white, lilac or pink flowers and bear capsule-like fruit, which contains the seeds. THE SESAME SEED IS a well known oilseed believed to be one of the world’s first ... Read More »

Tea…brewing up a cup of health?

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DRINKING brewed tea for thousands of years. Although numerous health benefits have been attributed to tea, scientific research investigating its benefits has only been underway over the past few decades. So what are the facts? As the various types of tea have different chemical compositions, not all provide the same health benefits.  In general, tea provides various:Flavonoids ... Read More »

The beauty of the banana plant

BANANA IS A TROPICAL plant which grows best under warm conditions. Most are tall-growing and have green leaves. For ornamental purposes, bananas may be planted as close as 2 to 3 feet apart, but those planted for fruit production should be spaced about 8 to 10 feet apart.After fruiting, the mother plant which bore, should be cut off near ground ... Read More »