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Ashwini Gowariker
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Sourdough season begins!
 Every year, I start a sourdough culture, bake with it,  get attached to it  (yeah I admit it, I do) and then watch it die during an inevitable heatwave. So this year, I decided to avoid the annual heartbreak. I baked with commercial yeast right through the...
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The dark side of hummus
There is so much to love about hummus -  the taste, the versatility, and most significantly, the scornful way in which it says boo to every no-pain-no-gain quote ever written! This afternoon, I had half a loaf of wheat and millet sourdough and little else w...
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'Ask and it shall be given unto you'. A lesson well learnt by a 15 year old :-)))
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A Sunday lunch deserves stuffed aubergines
There are probably as many bharli vangi or stuffed aubergine recipes across Maharashtra and Karnataka as there are cooks. Some people add coconut to the stuffing, some others add peanuts, and I won't even get into the minefield called proportions. This morn...
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Flax seed and wheat rolls
These chubby rolls are a bit like icebergs - the flax seed you see on top is just a fraction of what's beneath the surface! The theory: The sticky gloopy nature of ground and wet flax seeds makes them a perfect substitute for eggs. Which means that I don't ...
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Now that the last slice of cake has been eaten and the last cookie crumb teased out of the corner of the tin, it's time to face the blindingly harsh realities of life again. Like the realisation that there will be some (no make that many) buttons that will ...
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spiced carrot cake with cress seeds instead of eggs
It's that time of year when the female population of Maharashtra pulls out its socks with separate bedrooms for big toes, and starts talking about a seed called aliv.  As though its ability to turn into a delightfully slippery fuzz weren't amazing enough, t...
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Rolls that rocked
These rolls started life as an almost wholewheat challah loaf! I had a kneaded ball of dough made up of 3 cups of wholewheat atta, 1 cup of flour, 3/16 cup of sugar, 1 tsp fresh yeast, 1 egg, 1 yolk, 2 tsp sugar and 1.25 cups of warm water rising dutifully ...
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Hip Hip Challah!
Challah - version 1 Challah Version 2 While I love the rich, almost cakey taste of an enriched bread, the speed at which it disappears made me wonder if I could (or should) cut back on some of the richness of sugar, oil and eggs. What you see here are the r...
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Happy Deepavali!
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