Leftover Rice Stuffed Capsicum

Use leftover rice and crispy capsicums to make these rice and Indian cottage cheese stuffed capsicums that are spicy, smoky and filling.  If you are a regular rice eater, then leftover rice tucked in the corner of a refrigerator shelf is probably as much a thing in your household as mine. And while fried rice or masala bhaat made with…

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Rosha | Bengali Vegetable Stew

A traditional Bengali winter vegetable stew flavoured with dried lentil dumplings that’s flavourful and gut friendly. Just like the humble khichuri/khichdi (or kedgeree if you want to be colonial) has a recipe unique to every Indian household, the ubiquitous ‘rosha‘ has its singular version in homes across West Bengal. Simply put, the rosha is a selection of winter vegetables and…

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Book Review: Angel’s Blood (Guild Hunter #1)

Guild Hunter Series #1 | Author Nalini Singh | 2009 | Paranormal Fantasy, Urban, Thriller, Romance A smashing opening to a vividly written urban, paranormal fantasy series, one of my favourites in recent times. And I don’t say this lightly – I’ve read Angels’ Blood not less than four times, and I’d go back for a fifth read. Set in…

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Pumpkin Carrot & Spring-Onion Soup

A winter vegetable soup that’s vibrant in taste and health, packed with the superpowers of pumpkin, carrot and the freshness of spring onion; yummy and an excellent meal any time of the day. Winters mean soups, and since we are a trio that loves soups, it’s the perfect guilt-free dinner. A bowl (or two) of a hearty vegetable soup with…

Green Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Elevate your mashed potatoes with the sweet earthiness of green garlic for a flavourful version that’s velvety smooth and unique; it works great as a side with meat/fish mains or as stuffing in parathas and sandwiches. Winters mean a variety of greens and brown-paper bags filled with crisp greens, especially green garlic and spring onion. The spring onion bulbs often…

Toasted Coconut and Date Balls | From The Corner Table

Toasted Coconut & Date Balls

Tasty, easy to make and nutritious, these naturally sweet Toasted Coconut and Dates Balls are great as energy-boosting snacks and guilt-free desserts. Please tell me I’m not the only one whose snack cravings touch record-breaking levels in the colder months! With work from home being a permanent part of life and desk breaks equalling ‘munchie time’, the need for snacking options…

Bengali Pilaf | From The Corner Table

Bengali Pilaf #1

A fragrant twist to the regular rice and a delicious way of upgrading your daily meal, this Pilaf is easy to make and an ideal companion to curries, stir-fries, or a simple salad. The midweek upgrade to boost your mood. Cookbooks are a treasure trove – not simply of recipes but history, information and above all, stories. It is one…

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Pumpkin & Carrot Pasta (with Prawns)

Savour the fresh sweetness of pumpkin and carrots with this simple pasta dish; serve for a weekend gathering or a quick weeknight meal. The Pumpkin and Carrot Pasta (with Prawns) is a tribute to fall’s vibrant colours, the hues of orange and red, speckled with blacks and crisp. The recipe is also a humble attempt at rediscovering the goodness of…

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Understanding the basics of mindfulness

What is mindfulness? If you look up the word ‘mindfulness’ in the dictionary, you’ll find it defined as the state or quality of being mindful or aware of something. And under the subtext Psychology, it is defined as a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them;…

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