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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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Thengai barfi | Coconut candy squares

  Tamil: Thengai barfi | Hindi: Nariyal or narial ki barfi | Marathi: Narali pak or copra pak | Gujarati: Koperapak | English translation: Coconut candy squares | A quick sweet made with just coconut scraping, sugar and cardamom powder. Till I came to Mumbai (then Bombay) I assumed coconut barfi was a South Indian read more

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Vella Payaru – Black eyed peas in a jaggery based sweet

  When we cook black-eyed-peas in a sweet roast, we call it ‘vella payaru’. It literally translates as ‘jaggery with black eyed peas’. This is the offering I made today as prasad or bhog. It is a very tasty dish, and gets done in minutes. Since I am blogging a dish every day, I am read more

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Vegan Vanilla Sugar Cookies

I am making efforts to streamline things on the site, and that includes making an easy start. When it comes to baking, cookies are considered the easiest. Last time I made savoury herb cookies, so it seems right to feature sweet cookies this time, and as usual we begin with the simplest kind. I have read more

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Musk melon soup with coconut milk

I was surprised seeing the number of mails that landed into my in-box after my last post on gluten free cupcakes was published. Surprised pleasantly. A few expressed happiness as the cupcakes did not contain any exotic or not-so-easily-available ingredients, and that they were just happy to have something healthier than all purpose flour, which read more

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Vegan Cinnamon Cognac Truffles

Encouraged by the huge success of the Mandelspritzegeback I tried a second recipe, Cinnamon Cognac Truffles from Thorsten’s blog. My son felt I should not have rolled the truffles in cocoa powder but just dipped them in chocolate, cooled and piped strings of white chocolate around them. I think I will do that the next read more

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Vegan Dalia (broken wheat) and Almond Porridge

When they woke up and stood next to me, Jr.H looked out and said, ‘It’s raining cats and dogs.’ “No. Hippos and rhinos!” I said. I had coined this phrase when I was Jr.P’s age. The phrase ‘cats and dogs’ did not do justice to the sight of a downpour, hence ‘hippos and rhinos’. ‘Ha’ read more

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