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All posts of Prashant Kurup

Malihabad – The Land Of Mangos, A Fascinating History!

Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh is also known as The Land Of Mangos. There is a fascinating story behind the mangos from this area. Malihabad was historically significant town and even finds a mention in the Ain-i-Akbari. During the reign of Shuja ud-Daula, a part of Malihabad, was granted to Faqir Muhammad Khan aka Goya Malihabadi, […]

The most passionate mango lover that ever lived – Mirza Ghalib

Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib or Mirza Ghalib as he is commonly known, has a well-deserved reputation as a mango-lover extraordinaire. If you thought you loved mangoes, wait till you hear this! There was this one time Maulana Faizal-e-Haque along with others had congregated and were discussing mangoes. Ghalib too was present there and when he […]

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Celery Salad with Dates, Almonds and Parmesan

This celery salad recipe will surprise you! Crisp celery, toasted almonds, dates and Parmesan combine to create an irresistibly fresh salad. Ingredients Celery Raw almonds Dates lemon juice red pepper flakes Sea salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Parmesan Cheese Extra-virgin olive oil View Full Recipe

Persian Cucumber & Pomegranate Salad

A platter of herbs, scallions and feta is typically served alongside Persian meals in lieu of a Western-style green salad. They are meant to be folded into flatbread as an accompaniment to a meal (or sometimes as the meal itself). Ingredients Cucumber Fresh cilantro Pomegranate seeds Extra-virgin olive oil Lime juice Scallion Salt Ground pepper […]

Broccoli Salad

This broccoli salad recipe is the best! It’s healthy, too, thanks to the delicious honey-mustard vinaigrette (no mayo). Ingredients Salad Brocolli Raw sunflower seeds or slivered almonds Red onion Sharp cheddar cheese (optional) ⅓ cup dried cranberries or raisins Honey mustard dressing Extra-virgin olive oil Apple cider vinegar  Dijon mustard Honey Garlic Sea salt   […]

Greek-style salad with honeydew melon

Greek Salad with Lemon Dressing is a healthy and delicious mix of a lot of salad veggies along with cheese! This is a simple-to-make, healthy salad as it is is low on carbs and high on nutrition! Ingredients Fresh or dried parsley salt as required 2 teaspoon oregano 25 gm cheese- feta 2 red peppers […]

What are Mango Rains…and why we love them!

Mango rain associates the two things Indians love most – mangoes and rain! This interesting nomenclature have an interesting theory behind it. The term – Mango rains is a colloquial term to describe the occurrence of pre-monsoon rainfall, generally in April. Arrival of these rain gives us two reasons to rejoice. Firstly, it gives some […]

6 Vegan, Gluten-Free Homemade Salad Dressings

Healthy homemade salad dressing recipes that are super easy to make — from a basic balsamic vinaigrette to peanut, honey mustard and cilantro lime. All dressings are gluten-free, vegan-friendly and paleo-friendly. View Full Recipes