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Apple Chutney (a perfect combination with parathas).

Even with bread for that matter. Make a sandwich and you are going to love this..I love this tangy zesty appiley flavor with little spice to balance the sweetness. I used this as a filling in paratha and it was quite tasty..And the paratha becomes soft when you stuff with this chutney…A good way to feed kids who does not like parathas and apples…

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Shrimp fritters (a tasty delicacy of shrimp)

Shrimp is a shellfish only found in sea…They belong to the crustacean family…a very delicious shellfish..its taste is otherworldly…You do not have to be an expert to make a tasty dish out of shrimps…Today I wanted to make fritters of shrimps…these can be eaten as a starter or as a teatime snack…It is best to have it when it is warm..do not wait for it to become cold to have it. Here I marinated the shrimps to infuse the masala flavour, then deep fried.

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Potato wedge fry

Who don’t like potatoes…It is one vegetable you do not get bored with,,,and is available in your kitchen even when the fridge is empty…The most nutritious and delicious tuber…only difference is the way you cook it…It is all up to you…If you want a low cal dish can mash the potatoes and have it with salt and pepper,…But once in a while we feel like indulging…What is the point in being strict with food??So here I have made potato wedges…the beautifully fried side or can be eaten as a starter…

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Aloo mushroom stir fry

Potato, you get throughout the year and is a good source of dietary fibre and reduces cholesterol. When eaten baked or boiled and mashed the benefits are high…This is one vegetable that can be substituted for meat…Combined with mushrooms the nutritional value increases. Mushrooms are rich in vitamins and iron. Taste wise also both of these compliment each other and gives a rich meaty flavour …a boon to vegetarians.. This combination we had with chapathi and we did not miss the meat..the taste was really too good to resist..

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Mango bread pudding

Mango bread pudding…this is an awesome combination…I had lots of mangoes with me and was searching for a unique dish to do with that with no proper recipe available..all are used up by people..Like jack fruit, mangoes can’t be preserved that well..so you have to finish then and there without waiting for it to rot..Juice we always make and nothing new about it..then I thought “why not combine with bread and make pudding??!!!…That is how I ended up making this sweet dish.. You can add more condensed milk if the sweetness is less. It is your personal preference. Add nuts…

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Chicken sweetcorn mixed vegetable soup

Totally inappropriate in this scorching hot season…But soup will not do any harm to our system,,,except the heat part all are well in a mixed vegetable and chicken soup…You get all the nutrients..Vegetable combined with chicken gives a better taste for those who dislike vegetable on its own..Soup is a comfort food, mild, have its own peppery, gingery garlicky flavor to please your tastebuds..

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Chikoo (sapota) milkshake

The most nutritious and least expensive of fruits…You get this fruit for a down to earth price…Even if you have it everyday in hot season, is not going to pinch your pocket…. A rich source of Vitamins and minerals…See that you get the ripe ones, or there will be latex in the semi ripe ones that you feel the stickiness in your mouth after having the juice

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Semi ripe papaya and pomegranate salad

Papaya is a tropical fruit. This sunny fruit is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and a good laxative. An ideal fruit to have during summer..a wholesome meal in itself. The enzyme papain in this fruit is powerful digestive aid and antioxidant. Add any fruits of your choice. I had only semi ripe papaya. Even ripe papaya can be used, in fact it will be more tastier.

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Muskmelon cucumber pomegranate salad

Global warming combined with heat wave is affecting most parts of the world..Heat drains you of the water and electrolytes from your body…and we have to replete it with enough water in the form of juices and salads…Melons contain 70 to 80% water content and is a good source of vitamin and minerals…a good laxative and prevents dehydration…include fruits containing more water in your diet to fight heat…I combined cucumber, pomegranate and muskmelon to give the cumulative effect to fight against dehydration..

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Tangy Zesty lime juice with jaggery

Since summer is in full swing and is supposed to get worser we have to look for alternatives to get comfortable, without getting effected by the heat waves…This drink we had when we went to Malati (my husband’s niece) and courtesy to Malati…A tangy, zesty, citrusy drink, and with jaggery and mint the cooling effect is otherworldly,,,and quite a nutritious drink…Lemon has lots of Vitamin C and is very good as an antiseptic, anti oxidant, anti so…so..so…there are umpteen benefits..

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