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Steroid Biotransformation

October 5, 2005 smitsa 0

Steroids are naturally occurring compounds  that have potent properties as hormones. They are also important therapeutic agents. Steroids are highly diverse and are produced in […]

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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 […]

Woman making blood donation at hospital, closeup


April 10, 2005 smitsa 0

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

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Statistical Process Control

July 6, 2002 smitsa 0

Statistical process control (SPC) is a method of quality control which employs statistical methods to monitor and control a process. This helps to ensure that the process operates efficiently, producing […]

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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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Lamb Koftas

October 5, 2000 smitsa 0

Lamb koftas are straightforward to prepare. They are best eaten with flatbreads and a yogurt which can also be prepared as a sauce. Koftas probably […]

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September 1, 2000 smitsa 1

Preparation: 30 minutes, Cooking time: up to 2 hours: Serves: 6 Ingredients: For the meat sauce: 2 tbsp olive oil for frying 1 onion, chopped […]

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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. […]