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Chilli Guava

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During rainy season, on the side of the roads, the baskets of fresh guavas are covered with the sparkling droplets of rainwater. The fruits are green and glossy, and I love when I see some of the fruits still have the stems and leaves on them. The leaves have that robust, earthy scent that let

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How to Cut a Jackfruit

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Jackfruit is glorious tropical fruit with thick spiky skin and yellow soft flesh inside. It looks similar to durian fruit, but the skin is much softer. Jackfruit has strong sweet fruity aroma, and the fruit can grow as gigantic as 35 kg and more. Jackfruits are grown all over Asia, and the juicy sweet golden

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Banana and Muskmelon Shake

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It’s a beautiful day here in Pune, India. The rain has been gently sprinkling from the sky since dawn. My alarm went off at 5.30, and my repetitive morning routine makes me kind of tired. The first thing I do after waking up is making myself a cup of coffee. Then I cook breakfast and

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Strawberry Sauce

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It’s strawberry season here. This is the time of the year the weather is lovely enough for strawberries to grow in Mahabaleshwar, a hill station near Pune City. Last week Sadik, Yaseen and I took a little trip with our friends to this strawberry destination. We enjoyed the hills, a leisure drive and a lot

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Apple Filled Crepe

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Good morning… or it still feels like morning here. In fact, it’s 4 pm, but time seems to have no meaning on the weekends in winter. Today is also my last day on a long holiday since tomorrow I will have to get back to be a busy bee that has to wake up at

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Strawberry and Thyme Reduction

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Remember a picture of a plate of breakfast I posted on New Year? The one with Strawberry and Thyme Reduction on a piece of whole grain bread with egg and some fruits. That picture was such a hit on Instagram and Twitter that a few people actually messaged me asking the recipe of that luscious

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Grilled Plantain with Coconut Cream Caramel, the Delightful Dessert in 15 minutes

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I usually get lazy when I am asked to make a dessert. To me, cooking dessert is an elaborate process, and I don’t usually success in making them most of the times. But when I really have to make one, I usually go for something easy…like this grilled plantain with coconut cream caramel. It’s fuss

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Grape Cake with Caramel Apple

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I am horrible at baking. I mean, very really terrible when it comes to oven. I grew up in a part of the world where we never used oven at all in that time. We cooked in a pot, a large wok, over the flame of firewood. Baking is not what I was born to

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Spicy Thai Fruit Salad

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When you think of fruit salad, what’s in your imagination? Some juicy slices of freshness in colors, topped with some whip cream. Maybe ice-cream. Some of you might prefer warm custard or a hot drizzle of chocolate lava. What if I tell you that there is another way to spin it? A spicy way. We can

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Fresh Peach Lemonade

I love the feeling of biting through fresh, ripe peach. The very first sensation is that sweet juice gushing out of the fruit and dripping from the corners of your lips. And then as instantly as you taste the natural sweetness, the beautiful floral fragrance unfurls in your mouth. It’s peach season here in India. These

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