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Cardamom

Chapter 6: Cardamom It has been my habit to offer choti elaichi or Cardamom to my guests after food. At first, it was just a formality that I had picked up from my mother and her from her ancestors. But now, when I prescribe cardamom to my patients, I know its importance more than ever. […]

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Cardamom

Chapter 5: Cinnamon (Dalchini) Cinnamon is a meal condiment that’s used in a legion of traditional cuisines and delicacies. It is not only used in cuisines around the world for its galvanising aroma but for its health benefits too.  Cinnamon, commonly known as ‘Dalchini’ and ‘Tvak’ is a brilliant pacifier of vata and kapha dosha. […]

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Black pepper Blog

Chapter 4: Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) Marich or Kali Mirch, as we call it, is a spice that ensures there is taste in your food. I am sure you agree! This is something my daughter believes too. Whenever she has something bland to eat on her plate, she will always mix it with some extra […]

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Dhaniya Blog

Chapter 3: Dhaniya Introduction:  We all have heard stories of our mothers, their mothers, and their mothers using coriander leaves in every dish they prepared. Whether it was lentils, vegetables, soups, or for that matter, a simple Paratha, everything dish contains coriander leaves. Undoubtedly, recognize the aroma of the Dhaniya, but do we truly understand […]

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Chapter 2: Jeera Cumin or Jeera, as we call it, is the second-most used spice in our kitchen. I add a small teaspoon of Jeera to oil before cooking vegetables. I am sure you also use cumin in your daily cooking!? We all have seen our mothers using cumin in cooking and so we call […]

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Chapter 1: Asafoetida Hing is an essential part of Indian cuisine from time and beyond. Our ancestors included it in every dish we ate. As a child, I was not too fond of Hing; the strong pungent smell never suited my nose, no idea why? But now, when I talk about it to my patients, […]

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 A Conversation between Mother and Daughter  It is inevitable to include your professional habits into your personal life and vis-a-vis. I have a young daughter, who is highly inquisitive, particularly about my profession. She wants to know everything I do, everything I say, and why I say. Since I am a working woman, I have […]