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Vandana Shiva Food Festival

Pani puri or puffed wheat puri balls deepfried, stuffed with boiled potato pieces cubed with chopped coriander then drizzled just before eating with a sweet tamarind sauce. Slices of  black lentil ground into a paste  and fried into vadai then soaked in a cucumber yoghurt raita all rather bland and great for soothing the palate. […]

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The Pandan Leaf, the Vanilla of the East

The Pandan Leaf, the Vanilla of the East The pandan leaf is the aromatic essence most commonly used in food right across South East Asian countries as well as in the Indian sub-continent, Sri Lanka and in the Pacific Islands beyond. The pandan is a ubiquitous herb that sprouts narrow and long shard- like leaves […]

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