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Put small chunks of ginger in chai and boil away till the tannins from the tea leaves make the spoon stand upright in the cup Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at thecookscottage
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Weekends in Pune can be a social whirl . With a bewildering choice of events to attend, from book readings to jazz concerts, presentations on the craft of stained glass, art show openings accompanied by the requisite wine and cheese,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at thecookscottage
I now use Active dry yeast by Fleichmann . 2.5 tsp per 500 GMs of flour . I mix Jowar flour with whole wheat flour 1:3 parts . It rises well . Don't use Indian ADY . It just doesn't work .
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2016 on Just Jowar Bread at thecookscottage
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It is difficult to stand out in the restaurant scene in Pune today. New places open every week and the Puneites taste buds are spoilt for choice. New on the block in Magarpatta, at the popular Season's mall, is Khaansaab,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at thecookscottage
There is no such thing as gluten free wheat flour. All wheat has gluten.
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No Devang they do not serve wine. I wrote that it would be a good idea if they did!
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2016 on The Verandah in The Forest at thecookscottage
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Thanks for your feedback Jenny !
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As a result you get custard of a perfect consistency, Yorkshire pud, crisp but not dry, and sauces the likes of which I haven't tasted outside of the British Isles. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at thecookscottage
Vikas , how about asking the chefs there ??
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2015 on Vaishali and Young Love at thecookscottage
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Among the subs the Vietnamese Banh Mi style chicken sub and the Prawns Po’ Boy sub sounds mouthwatering with deep fried maize battered prawns in a remoulade sauce nestled in a soft roll. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at thecookscottage
The term Superfoods entered the dictionary in the early twentieth century. In the 60’s and 70’s it was frequently used in conjunction with the word “cultural “. Cultural superfoods, by definition, were those foods which were a community’s main source... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at thecookscottage
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Finding good food during travel has become as much of an adventure as deep sea diving , involving research, exploration, and discovery while risking little else but cash and intestinal well being. Where to stay and eat in Mussoorie, India. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at thecookscottage
You should be able to get food colours at Royal Agencies and at many general stores .
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Ten years have passed since I first began writing this blog . Several hundred posts, a second career in food writing and a cook book later I can say I have finally learnt a respectable amount about cooking and food.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at thecookscottage
Thanks for the feedback Arefa espescially about the rapid rise yeast .
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2015 on Just Jowar Bread at thecookscottage
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You are right Amritha It isa hindi word. I meant Kohl Rabi (English) actually. It is not turnip but German turnip part of the cabbage family.
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Thanks Anita!
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2015 on Ingredients in Konkani Cooking at thecookscottage
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As I reach the completion of my book on Konkani Cooking I have had fun finding out more about all the more unusual ingredients used in this cuisine. Right now I have mentioned most of the scientific names and some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at thecookscottage
Hi Deb , Thanks for your enquiry . I will send you an invoice through pay Pal and on receipt of Payment the paneer maker will be shipped to reach you in 7-21 days time , Kind Regards Jyotsna
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2014 on Paneer Maker at thecookscottage
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More and more people the world over suffer from some kind of gluten intolerance. It is worth listing the large variety of gluten free grains and foods available so abundantly in India . Widely used during fasts, these grains are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at thecookscottage
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...have been met with an indifferent ...." Its finished or Just starting to grind, or I dont know or not available. " No explanations, no concern, no attempt to cater to the customer. Nobody had bothered to ensure that products which were advertised were actually stocked or available. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at thecookscottage
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Hi Priya , Will certainly let you know when the book is out . Not long now ... :)
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2014 on Top Ten Indian Cookbooks. at thecookscottage
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This is meant to be eaten like a koshimbir, a tablepoon or two along with your main dish. It looks to be a keeper...I can see us making this very often from now on. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at thecookscottage