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Vegan pear frangipane tart

Pear and almond frangipane tart

Frangipane (fran-juh-pan) is a sweet filling used in many desserts. It is made of almond meal, and predictables like eggs,sugar, butter and a small helping of flour. The flour, I think is just to help the almond meal firm a little. Once baked, the crust turns firm and golden and the rest of the filling read more

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Vegan blueberry and orange cupcakes

Vegan blueberry and orange cupcakes

It’s been a long time since I baked cakes – three years – to be precise.  I won’t go into the reasons as it is like going into a rabbit hole, and I might not emerge at all to finish the post. Since last couple of weeks I accompany Mr.P on weekend jaunts — which read more

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Siddu – Steamed wholewheat bread

Siddu or Sidku

I have written multiple posts about my trekking experiences in Himachal, my love for the vibrance and bustle of Manali and Bhuntar, the relative calm in the mountain villages, the friendly nature of the village folk, endless plates of maggi at chai-tapris, and my love for Himachali food. The several commas that follow every time read more

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A guide to hiking Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) at Bali

Recently Harsha and I went to Bali. We had only five days and decided to divide between staying at Ubud and at Canggu as both places are known for not only scenic landscapes but also an abundance of vegan food. I agreed immediately when Harsha suggested a hike as I have been consciously including some read more

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Fruit Chaat | Indian Fruit Salad

Fruit chaat: Medley of seasonal fruits spiced with Indian chaat masala I wrote this article for Beyond Curries in 2010, a website that’s still out there but discontinued from updation. Summer brings with it many beautiful things if one looks beyond the terrible heat waves. One thing I really love is the fruits we get read more

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How to make aloo paratha – A video

Aloo paratha: Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour, and stuffed with mashed and spiced potatoes. Harsha is here for holidays and we thought a quintessentially Indian recipe should be posted soon. What better than aloo paratha? The recipe is a common one except that I add a little besan (chickpea flour) to the whole read more

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Raw Vegan Vanilla Doughnuts

So, I am back and this is what we made; Raw vanilla doughnuts: Raw version of traditional doughnuts. They do not taste the same as cooked doughnuts but have a similar mouthfeel For some years now I have been considering a raw-vegan diet.  While ‘considering’ is very easy, for me the temptation for cooked food read more

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Video – How to make kaaju barfi (Vegan cashew candy squares)

Kaju barfi: Traditional Indian sweet made with cashewnuts, usually served at weddings and festivals, made using sugar candy method When Harsha was here, we did many videos together, with my son sometimes chipping in as an assistant to hold the umbrella over the light source. 🙂 One of the most popular recipes on tongueticklers is read more

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Roti / Phulka – A video

Hello, As I mentioned a while ago, my daughter Harsha has joined me in writing and revamping my youtube channel, that I haven’t posted on in 7 years. Ever since Harsha moved away to study, we have been looking for opportunities to film videos whenever we can to showcase the slightly trickier recipes that are difficult read more

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