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Childhood Nostalgia : Orange Candy

Posted by Anna Anandita on

“Ek me 4 wali toffee” More than a decade back, this was what we used to call this candy. As children, this was the candy we could buy in plenty.  1 rupee=4 toffee A single rupee had the power to bring the power of riches to us back then.  When I find orange candy these days, it takes me back to my childhood. I remember my four-year-old self running down to the local shop at the end of the street whenever I had a one rupee change. That was all I needed to buy my favourite orange candy, which cost...

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Tamarind Tale

Posted by Anna Anandita on

Tamarind is a spice which has been an essential part of most South Asian cordon bleu. It grows on the tree, Tamarindus indica, as a brown, pod-like fruit that contains a pulp and black seeds inside. It can be sweet or sour which is an integral factor in its choice for use. It is also known as Imli in Hindi. Its name is derived from Arabic, meaning tamar hindi, "Indian date". It is found throughout the tropical regions namely, Africa, South Asia, northern Australia, Oceania, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and China. Contrary to popular belief, tamarind originates from Africa.   DID YOU...

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Benefits of Adrak

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Ginger, or scientifically known as, Zingiber officinale, is a widely used spice and medicine. It belongs to the family that includes turmeric and cardamom too. It is one of the first spices to have been exported from Asia.  Out of the total production of ginger throughout the world in 2018, India led the highest with 32% of the world total.  Ginger has a variety of uses in food or medicine items such as vegetables, candy, soda, pickles, and alcoholic beverages. It is a key ingredient in any Indian household, roots back amongst the Ayurvedas. Its use dates back to 3000...

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