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    Posted: 3 years 39 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    A simple but elegant recipe from my cookery guru, Yamuna Devi. Yamuna Devi's Apple Salad (Seb Kachamber) Outside of Kashmir, where most of India’s apples are grown, the texture of Indian apples tends to be mealy – a sure sign of over ripening due to long storage at warm temperatures. On the whole, I do not find them as good as most western varieties. Use any crisp salad or all-purpose apple: for example, Newton, pippin or McIntosh, which are crisp, sweet and juicy, with a tangy overtone;...
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    Posted: 3 years 40 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    My Godsister Yamuna Devi sadly passed away not too long ago. I would like to continue to occasionally offer her classic recipes online for your cookery pleasure. Yamuna’s Baked Bananas Stuffed with Tamarind-Flavoured Coconut (Nariyal Bhara Kela) Bananas are native to India and are one of the most popular fruits of the nation. There are said to be staggering 400 varieties of bananas. Even so, they are divided into only two categories: eating and cooking. In this dish, a small, very sweet...
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    Posted: 3 years 40 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    "Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong." Lao-Tze 604 BC
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    Posted: 3 years 40 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    Do you have days when you find yourself craving a certain type of food? I awoke wanting to eat hot ghee-slathered naan breads. This archival detour may lead me to buttery, crispy-edged heaven today... Namita Gupta from Kuala Lumpur wrote: "I have experience of making naan bread in a gas-tandoor. Now I am trying to prepare it using microwave oven (with convection function). Please can you give me the method how to make one." My reply: Well I never use microwave ovens, of all varieties. They are...
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    Posted: 3 years 40 weeks ago
    Author: by Bhakti-lata Dasi
    Hare Krsna, dear devotees! Below is a beautiful and moving letter from inmate Bhakta Mark. I hope you will be as touched as I was when I read it. This is the type of letter that inspires me to keep doing this service. There are real people out there, who are in such a dreadful situation, people who suffer, locked in with the worst of characters and under very severe, oftentimes brutal conditions, and they long for something more, something that will help them transcend the miseries they are...
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