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Cool Couscous Salad

Recipe Boil the red kidney beans (or beans of your choice) in water and a generous pinch of salt. Then, drain the water using a strainer, and keep it aside.  Soak the raisins in water for 10 minutes. Then, drain the water using a strainer, and keep it aside. Boil the beetroot. Then, drain the… Continue reading Cool Couscous Salad

30 Humane Things You Must Do during the Coronavirus Outbreak and Worldwide Lockdown (Part 1)

This is a very difficult time for many people all over the world and all of our lives are going to be affected by this Novel Corona Virus COVID 19 outbreak. We are grateful for the services of doctors, nurses, other medical staff, people working at different stages of the supply chain who keep the… Continue reading 30 Humane Things You Must Do during the Coronavirus Outbreak and Worldwide Lockdown (Part 1)

13 Lucky Ways to Deal with Self-Quarantine Blues during Coronavirus Outbreak

Corona confinement can be difficult for everyone and for very different reasons. Being a researcher, I spend most of my time in front of the computer, with books, sitting indoor. Sometimes that happens for days at a stretch, when there is some deadline nearby, or I have a report due. But this time, it is… Continue reading 13 Lucky Ways to Deal with Self-Quarantine Blues during Coronavirus Outbreak

Chicken Chi-ching

Recipe on cooktop Wash chicken legs and make some superficial cuts with a sharp knife so that the spices are absorbed well in the flesh. Make a paste of black pepper powder, lemon juice, salt, one table-spoonful of oil, ginger paste, garlic paste, yogurt, and if required, little water. To marinate the chicken, add the… Continue reading Chicken Chi-ching

Sweet Pineapple Chutney

Recipe Put the pan on high heat and add the pineapple paste.  Add sugar and wait for it to melt. If you are using canned pineapples then also add the sugar syrup, but adjust the added sugar as needed. Alternatively, use stevia or honey or other sweeteners of your choice. Mix well. After a minute… Continue reading Sweet Pineapple Chutney

Bengali Vegetarian Khichri

Recipe Put the pan on medium heat and dry roast the moong dal. Stir continuously to avoid it from burning or browning. Roast it till they turn golden-red and release a pleasant smell. Add the roasted pulse and rice (both in the same quantity for optimum taste) in a strainer and wash thoroughly. Keep it… Continue reading Bengali Vegetarian Khichri

Parmesan Pesto Pasta

Recipe Boil the spaghetti (or pasta of your choice) in water and add a generous pinch of salt. Drain the water using a strainer, put a tea-spoonful of oil on it, mix it well, and keep it aside.  Put a pan on medium heat, put a tea-spoonful of oil (preferably olive oil) in it. Put… Continue reading Parmesan Pesto Pasta


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