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diwali sweets

Rose Coconut Laddoo for Diwali

Diwali starts tomorrow. You may not know this, but Diwali is a five day Hindu festival, which celebrates light over darkness, good triumphing over evil, know...
best way to cook okra

Dried and fried crispy okra

“a Cinderella among vegetables” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek     The quote above, is taken from a memoir of life in a remote citrus g...
elephant ear fig

The miracle that is the elephant ear fig

“There is a wasp which cannot reproduce outside the flower of a fig; this same fig flower cannot be fertilized without the help of a wasp. When the female wasp ...
kerala fish recipe

Kerala Fish Molly

This is one of the recipes mentioned in Alistair Shearer’s post on cuisine in Kerala. He explains that it’s a favourite of the Christian community there, a lega...