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Easy Pizza Dough

May 5, 2008 smitsa 0

Ingredients: 400g plain flour, plus extra to dust 1 x 7g sachet fast action dried yeast 1 tsp fine sea salt 1 tsp caster sugar […]

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The Soursop (Annona muricata)

January 18, 2008 smitsa 1

The Soursop fruit (Annona muricata L.) which is well known worldwide, is also known in South America as the Guanabana or specifically in Brazil as Graviola. It has […]

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Tarka Dhal

June 19, 2005 smitsa 0

Ingredients (Serves 4) 250gms moong dal, washed & drained 1.2 litres water 1 tsp turmeric powder 3 tbsp vegetable oil Pinch of asafoetida 2 green […]

Fresh figs stuffed with mizithra sheep's cheese and toasted almond slivers, topped with honey and garnished with pomegranate seeds, seen from above.


June 5, 2005 smitsa 0

Mizithra or myzithra is a fresh cheese made with milk and whey from either sheep or goats, or both (Barron, 1991). It is similar to Feta […]

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April 10, 2005 smitsa 0

Dextran is a generic term for a family of complex branched  glucans which are glucopolysaccharides. Dextran is prepared by the polymerization of the α-d-glucopyranosyl moiety […]

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The Meaning of Chhath Puja

November 8, 2000 smitsa 0

Chhath Puja also known as Dala Chhath is a 4-day long festival and is mainly celebrated in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Considered as a ‘Mahaparv’, […]

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Chicken Jalfrezi

March 2, 1999 smitsa 0

Chicken Jalfrezi is one of those iconic dishes along with chicken tikka masala and a biryani that signifies the Indian restaurant culture in the UK. […]