Summer Foods & Mango Roll ~ Indian Express

April 23, 2015
Interview by Indian Express

Summer Foods was the theme of this article “Cool Diet for Hot Season” in the Indian Express. Pratibha Jain shares some practical tips to beat the heat along with the recipe of Mango Roll – a beautiful and delicious Sandesh […]

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Sambhariya – A Rich Potato & Onion Sabzi with Suresh Kimtee

April 15, 2015
Sambhariya - Suresh Kimtee

A delicious side-dish and a cherished memory, this recipe of Sambhariya sabzi reminds Sureshji Kimtee of his mother and her penchant for perfection. This is a much-loved recipe and a family favourite for decades. He says the trick is in […]

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Dedicated Memory of a Proud Legacy ~ Suresh Kimtee

April 5, 2015
Dedicated Memory of a Proud Legacy ~ Suresh Kimtee

‘Dedicated memory’ is the phrase that came to mind when I was speaking with Suresh Kimtee – a 63 year-old Marwari residing in Hyderabad. His family name ‘Kimtee’ is bestowed by none other than the hero of Mewar, Maharana Pratap. […]

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Maximizing the Power of Ingredients ~ Kulbhushan Khanna

March 5, 2015
Kulbhushan Khanna - Pathankot

Maximizing the power of ingredients by recognizing the distinct flavour of each one is an art. While cooking, I simply take the ingredients in my masala dabba for granted – cumin, chilli powder, turmeric and asafoetida feature in most of […]

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Sattvik Sensibility & Religious Tradition ~ Narayanan Rao

February 5, 2015
Sattvik Sensibility - Narayanan Rao

Sattvik Sensibility is the phrase to describe the meeting with 60 year-old Narayanan Rao and his family. It was an insight into how India’s spiritual heritage has been nurtured by devotees across eons. As a family, they have dedicated their […]

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Ideal Directions For Prayer

January 23, 2015

In the bounty of Mother Nature, many magical secrets reside which the great seers have attempted to unravel. They have dwelled upon the mysteries of space and time so we can maximize the power of whatever we do. They have […]

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Chinese Noodles with Indian Vermicelli ~ Kamlesh Patel

January 20, 2015
Chinese Noodles

Chinese noodles with Indian vermicelli! I wondered, but once I tried the dish, there has been no looking back. Loaded with vegetables and seasonings, this recipe has been shared by Mr. Kamlesh Patel who gave me the reason for the […]

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Sarkarai Pongal & Childhood Memories ~ Chitvish

January 14, 2015
Chitvish Pongal

Popularly known as ChitVish, ardent cook and recipe writer Chithra Viswanathan reminisces about the age-old tradition of Pongal, and gives a modern touch to Sarkarai Pongal, a South Indian sweet delicacy. Harmony – Celebrate Age Magazine features this article in […]

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Kamlesh Patel ~ Family Where Men Cook Across Generations

January 5, 2015
Kamlesh Patel

He laughingly remembers how his mother would half listen to the radio in the evenings and comment on the sounds and flavours emanating from the kitchen where his father would be cooking away. He has kept the tradition alive with […]

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Secret Cuisines & Sacred Rituals ~ Radio Show with Vilasi

January 3, 2015
Secret cuisines sacred rituals vilasi

Today I was on Toginet Radio, along with Jigyasa Giri, on Vilasi’s popular show Secret Cuisines and Sacred Rituals. As is stated on the website, this radio show is “a quest, a place, and a feast. It explores myths, mystique, […]

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Lentil & Spinach Soopa ~ Ayurvedic Recipe with Dr. Prakash Kalmadi

December 15, 2014
Lentil & Spinach Soopa

This Ayurvedic recipe with lentil and spinach is a yummy soup, known as soopa in the Ayurvedic texts. As Dr Kalmadi aptly states, “How can you heal without eating the right foods happily? Eating food has to be a pleasurable, […]

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Healthy Way of Life ~ Ayurvedic Expert Dr. Kalmadi

December 5, 2014
Mr & Mrs Kalmadi

What happens when a practitioner of Western medicine gets magnetically drawn towards the mystic and mystifying world of Ayurveda and Yoga? In Dr. Prakash Kalmadi’s case, it leads to the evolution of KARE Foundation, a centre for holistic health that […]

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Gurudev Praveen Rishi ~ Preface of Arham Pregnancy

November 16, 2014
Praveen Rishi

An introduction to Gurudev – Upadhyaya Praveen Rishi – what inspired him to evolve a programme for couples who aspire for joyous parenting. Written by Pratibha Jain, this forms the PREFACE of Arham Pregnancy, a book for young couples who […]

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Pav Bhaji Fruit Pulav with Gautam Seth

November 15, 2014
Fruit Pulav

Pav Bhaji Fruit Pulav is Gautam Seth’s title for this family favourite recipe. A chance experiment along with a road side vendor in Bhuleshwar who specializes in making pav bhaji lead to this delicious fruit pulav. The pav bhaji masala […]

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Hospitality with Gautam Seth ~ The Jaipur Influence

November 5, 2014
Pratibha Jain with Gautamsa

Rajasthani Hospitality at its best! I have yet to meet anyone to match his ardent and unrelenting passion for food! For the three decades that I have known him, he has been whipping up delicacies and ensuring that perfect taste […]

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Flavoured Buttermilk with Natarajan ~ Excellent Diuretic

October 25, 2014
Plantain Buttermilk

Another creative recipe from the kitchen of the Natarajans. This unusual buttermilk made healthier with the addition of banana stem juice; acts as an excellent diuretic!   Ingredients: Banana stem – 6-7 inch piece, chopped Thick yogurt – ½ litre, […]

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One-step Pulav with Broad beans ~ Natarajan from Chennai

October 15, 2014
Avarakkai saadam

A simple one-step pulav from the kitchen of K. Natarajan, a silver from Chennai. This is a good example of the OPOS (One pot one shot) style of cooking. Natarajan says you can replace broad beans with any vegetable – […]

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Vegetarian Restaurant in Chennai ~ Tuscana Kryptos

October 9, 2014
Crispy chilli tofu

  This year a very dear friend turned vegetarian. A favourite restaurant in the city turned vegetarian. It was a delight to dine at Kryptos Vegetarian at Wallace Garden. From starters and a fabulous spread at the Salad bar to […]

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OPOS ~ One Pot One Shot ~ With K. Natarajan

October 5, 2014
K Natarajan

Until his mother passed away, he was the typical Indian man with no role in the kitchen. And then, a chance trial at making of buttermilk brought K Natarajan into the taboo space, and then there has been no looking […]

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उपाध्याय श्री प्रवीण ऋषि – गुरुदेव के साथ अक्षर यात्रा

September 17, 2014
Praveen Rishi

प्रवीण ऋषि – उपाध्याय प्रवर हिमालय की चोटी पर उनकी नज़र स्थिर थी। जाना था वहीं, उन बर्फीली वादियों में जहाँ सदियों से कई साधकों ने सत्य की अनुभूति पाई थी। विदा के शब्द कहे जा चुके थे, रास्ता तय […]

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