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Dhodi and Chickpea Curry


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:51


¼ tsp jeero

1 ½ tsp ginger garlic

1 tsp arad

3 Tbsp chana dhaal soaked in boiling water

1 tin chickpeas drained

1 large dhodi peeled and cubed

2 tsp dhana jeero 

1 ½ tsp chilli powder

1 tsp salt

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Forgotten Meringue


Last Updated on Saturday, 01 February 2020 16:32

Dessert doesn't get easier than this


6 egg whites

A pinch of salt

1 1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake


Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2020 08:56

Light and bright. Perfect for summer snacking


3 large eggs

225g caster sugar

120ml double cream/milk

75g butter cubed

10g poppy seeds

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:35

Sprains, fractures and pulled muscles are among the most common injuries suffered by people. Unfortunately, in some instances, these injuries can take very long to heal, and in some cases, the patient never makes a complete recovery. Rather, they are left with a pain or weakness that continues to plague them.

In this regard, one very effective remedy is that of “Lep”. Lep is an urdu word that refers to “plaster” (i.e. the substance that is plastered onto walls). In this case, Lep refers to a medicinal paste which is “plastered” onto the site of the injury to assist in healing.

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What to Play?


Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2019 16:07

It’s often said that children are like ‘tape recorders’. They have the uncanny ability to repeat words or statements that they hear, often verbatim, and sometimes at the most embarrassing moments. That is why people are often cautioned to watch what they say in front of their children, as the tape is always turning and cannot be switched off or erased thereafter (read more on this topic here).

To understand the effect of the ‘tape recorder’, think of those children whose parents use different forms of media to occupy or calm them. In most cases, these children, after some time, are able to sing entire songs or nursery rhymes from the beginning until the end, word for word, with almost no mistakes!

Hence, the question is, “What if we harness this unique and powerful ability of a child and use it for the benefit and empowerment of the child?” In other words, what if we carefully select certain things that we want the child to hear, and ensure that the child hears these things over and over again? If we do this, we will certainly succeed in entrenching certain vital and important things in the child’s brain, thus taking advantage of the child’s natural ability to equip him in life.

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