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Jovitha Franklin
MINT SQUASH

MINT SQUASH

Mint is everything you can ask for, digestive, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti- fungal, antioxidant, and anti- inflammatory. The last one is really the reason you need to have it because inflammation is a root cause for most diseases big and small. The other is, it is so easily available, or cultivable in your home gardens, so here is a very delightful use for it to harvest all it's health benefits. 1 1/2 cup of mint leaves, picked, washed and drained 2 cups of water 1 cup of sugar Method Take water in a pan and boil it, toss the mint leaves,...

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Jovitha Franklin
MINTING MINT

MINTING MINT

Growing your own food is an ambitious project, especially for an urban household, living in apartments or cramped spaces. Pots and planters in balconies, terrace, in kitchen counters, window sills, growing plants is a primordial urge that needs no physical space but a propelling interest. So let’s take a look at Mint. Take the stalks of mint, that is store bought, shorn off leaves and stick them in a pot, spraying just enough water and enabling just enough sunlight and Bingo! Pudina is how we know it in India. Pudina (Mint) and (coriander) Dhaniya are the two herbs, widely used...

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Jovitha Franklin
Cooker Rasam

Cooker Rasam

The quintessential Rasam! Rasam, is so light, spicy, nourishing and so very warming, a digestive too, is medicinal when you have a cold and an ideal food for convalescence. A healthy dish that can be put together even when one feels weak and with few available ingredients. I have a short-cut for making this delightfully peppery soup. Before starting off, let's get things ready. You will need a pressure cooker and a pan for tempering, ‘tadka’ as we know it. Ingredients for the cooker rasam Handful of tur dal Fistful of garlic and shallots Couple of green chillies Turmeric powder...

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