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mango panna concentrate mixed with water and served in a pretty glass

Mango Panna Concentrate

I realised the true worth of Mango Panna (pronounced as pun-na) only after shifting to North India. During the summer season here, I faced a time of intense heat. There’s a dry, hot wind blowing across. Heat strokes are common, but can be prevented by means of some traditional drinks. […]

 
The green papaya salad is shown in a black bowl, with all the ingredients around it.

Green Papaya Salad

The Green Papaya Salad is a quiet performer. It is nutrition-packed, hydrating and full of goodness. If you seek these you can have it all with this salad. The health benefits of green papaya are not as commonly known as that of the ripe one, but it is actually loaded […]

 
potatoes being fried as they are stirred genty

Spicy Baby Potatoes

There is something alluring about this spicy side dish with baby potatoes that makes it a hit every time. There are recipes galore for potatoes, but this is the one that stands out in the menu of the day. You’ll need parboiled baby potatoes, oil/ghee and a lovely spice mixture […]

 
Cucumber and melons blended to get a refreshing drink

Melon and Cucumber Cooler

A refreshing glass of this Melon and Cucumber Cooler is made in a jiffy and has too many plus points to list them here. These wonderful fruits are available in the summer for a reason…and that reason is that they should be eaten! Or in this case, drunk, as a […]

 
Gravy served in a green dish, with some roties/phulkas

Paneer Gravy

Today I am sharing my chunky version of the paneer gravy that looks different from the super smooth Shahi Paneer and the rich Kadhai Paneer. This gravy contains fresh coconut, which gives it a refreshing taste that is ideal for these hot summer months. Paneer is easy to make at […]

 
homemade paneer

How to Make Paneer at Home

Make paneer at home easily using this method. The video shown below also gives a demonstration of this process. You will soon have healthy, lean protein. The best part is that even pregnant women and toddlers can eat it safely, even if it is not cooked. Kids love it as […]