Author: Sonali Chakraborty

Cajun Chicken Pasta: A Quick, Yummilicious Scrumptious Meal

Sonali, our Foodie, shares a quick recipe, Cajun Chicken Pasta, which is a Yummilicious, scrumptious meal, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Sometimes I feel lazy and do not like to cook an elaborate menu at the dinner table, especially on the weeknights. One pot dishes, soups, sandwiches or pasta dishes come handy […]

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Instant Rava Uttapam: Yummy and a Good Wholesome Breakfast

Sonali shares the recipe of Instant Rava Uttapam, a yummy and wholesome breakfast from South India. This dish allows creativity for those who wish to be different. Here’s more about it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A great day starts with a healthy and filling breakfast. The morning meal is a necessary […]

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Sweet, Tangy and Refreshing Aam Panna Popsicles to Beat the Heat

Aam Panna is a popular drink in India during the summer months. Green mangoes are roasted and then the pulp is blended with some other spices to make a refreshing cool drink. Roasted mangoes have a cooling property. This drink gives a respite from the sweltering heat in the summer months. What is summer without […]

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Celebrate Noboborsho with Delicious and Healthy Aam (Mango) Sandesh

In India, a varied array of mangoes is available during the summer months and people throng the markets to get a big batch to bring back home. A plate of chilled cut mangoes after a meal serves as a dessert, but if you’re a bit creative you may whip up different desserts with the king […]

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Refreshing Citrus Flavoured Orange-Raisin Tea Cake brings Zing to Afternoon Tea

Our Foodie, Sonali, shares the recipe of Orange-Rasin Tea Cake that’s sure to add zing to your afternoon tea. Here’s how to bake it perfectly, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It is Spring in my part of the world. The days are now bit warmer and longer with pretty bloom all around. […]

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If it is Holi it has to be Gujiya!

In the US, all celebrations are on the weekend, Holi is being celebrated on Saturday-Sunday (March 18-19). Sonali shares the recipe of baked Gujiyas, the traditional sweet pastry that is served during Holi. Though it is normally deep fried, baking it makes it oil free and healthy, cutting down the calories and oil content. Here’s […]

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Vegetable and Cheese Grilled Sandwich: A Wholesome Comfort Food!

Vegetable and Cheese Grilled Sandwiches is easy to prepare yet tasty and delicious to eat. A great lunchbox idea for office or school. Sonali made a white sauce to coat the vegetables so that it makes the sandwich creamy and delicious but it is optional. You may just lightly sauté the vegetables. She shares the recipe of a […]

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Jam Thumbprint Cookies: The Perfect and Inexpensive Food of Love!

Should the Valentine week remind us of love? Sonali, our foodie, says that love is something that we must celebrate all year long. Expensive heart shaped gifts and cards are cliché. Here she bakes jam thumbprint cookies to showcase her love – as she did for a friend she met after a long time. Read more about it, […]

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Creamy Vegetable Soup: A Perfect Comfort Food during Winter!

Snuggle on a couch, wrapped up in a shawl or tucked beneath a comforter, with a bowl of warm soup. Soups are the ultimate comfort food. A bowl of warm soup and a slice of toast or a sandwich to dunk in, you would be happy soul! It is thick and creamy, loaded with vegetables. Perfect with a […]

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Christmas Delight: Jewel Tutti Frutti Cake with Colourful bits of Fruits

The fairy lights, the Christmas tree, Christmas carol and most importantly the smell of the baked goods wafting in the air. Christmas is incomplete without a fruit cake. There are so many recipes of fruit cake but every time Sonali baked this Tutti Frutti cake, it took her back to the childhood days. The colourful […]

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