Back to the roots

We all have fond memories of food cooked by our mum, grandmas or aunts. My grandma (Amma) was a fabulous cook. My grandma also had the most beautiful rustic kitchen in our ancestral home in Aversa, Karnataka. It was a longish kitchen with a mud stove, where food would be cooked on wood fire. Just […]

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Cooking …a therapy

A person who was bubbling with energy and having the zest for life suddenly one morning felt her heart beat fast, fatigued, low, dull and she felt something was amiss. She could not put a finger on what was really wrong but she just didn’t feel energetic like always. She assumed it was nothing but […]

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THE TREE OF LIFE

A coconut tree is once such tree where each and every part of the tree is useful. The roots were used to make dyes, tooth brush, mouthwash and it also has medicinal values. The leaves are used to make thatched roofs. Also used in making containers for storage. We store rice The coconut water, we […]

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Being in the moment

We hear a lot about mental stress, depression, anxiety, suicide now a days and many of us also keep promoting blogs, videos, small write ups for a better mental health. I happen to meet a friend a few days back. She suffers from anxiety for many years and I have seen her struggle through it […]

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What is cooking today?

Amti In Marathi amti means a curry and there are a variety of amti’s that we cook. Mashyachi amti (fish curry), channyachi amti (chick pea curry), dalichi amti (flavored and tempered toor dal), and sometimes amti’s are made using vegetables as well. Usually the amti made with the toor dals is sweet, sour and spicy […]

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