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Vegan Zeppoles, zapplas – Sweet Fried Vegan Donuts

This Summer my sisters introduced me to another (the first being ‘Bookworm‘) treasure trove in Bangalore – Blossoms Book House.  The three floor collection of used and new books will drive you crazy. Be sure to carry a couple of sturdy bags to hold your treasures when you leave and walk in only when you read more

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Bharwan Kumbh OR Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of my favourite fungi. I like them in any form; soup, gravies, stuffed as I am serving them today or minced as in a quiche. I grew familiar with the term ‘fungus’ through school textbooks. The poor mushroom got introduced as a poisonous organism that feeds like a parasite and grows anywhere. read more

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Trumpeting my crumpets!

Thanks to my father’s occupation my sisters and I had access to very good libraries with amazing collection of books – both fiction and non-fiction. They introduced us to Enid Blytons, P.L.Travers, Munshi Premchand and R.K.Narayan as children, James Herriot, Agatha Christie, Perry Mason, Alistair Mclean, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, James Hadley Chase, P.G.Wodehouse and read more

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Ullundu vadai

Vadai – deep-fried lentil fritters from South India There are different types of fritters and hence many varieties of vadai. Vadai is typically made with lentils. The lentils used for medu vadai are dehusked black gram lentils. Medu vadai is also known as ullundu vadai in Tamil, in Kerala it is known as uzhunnu vadai, read more

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