Ingredients: • 1 kg – chopped mustard leaves • 5 – Cloves of Garlic chopped • 3 – dry whole red peppers • 1 tbsp – mustard oil. • salt to taste. Method: Heat oil in a wok and add garlic and broken red pepper. When garlic turns light brown, add chopped mustard leave and little salt, stir. Cover and cook till the mustard leaves are tender and crunchy. Serve. Recipe courtesy of Samin

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Ingredients: • 1 kg – chopped mustard leaves • 5 – Cloves of Garlic chopped • 3 – dry whole red peppers • 1 tbsp – mustard oil. • salt to taste. Method: Heat oil in a wok and add garlic and broken red pepper. When garlic turns light brown, add chopped mustard leave and little salt, stir. Cover and cook till the mustard leaves are tender and crunchy. Serve. Recipe courtesy of Samin

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Ingredients: • 1/3 cup – gram flour • 1/3 cup – Curd • 1 cup – water • 1/2 inch piece – Ginger • 1 – Green chilli • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1/4 tsp – asafetida • 1/2 tsp – Sugar • Salt for taste • 3 tbsp – oil • For tempering: • 1 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tbsp – grated Coconut • Coriander leaves -few sprigs Method: Sieve the gram flour, salt, asafoetida and turmeric powder together in a bowl. Grind the ginger and chilli into a smooth paste and mix in the above flour mixture. Add, beaten curd, water and sugar together into

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Ingredients: • 1/3 cup – gram flour • 1/3 cup – Curd • 1 cup – water • 1/2 inch piece – Ginger • 1 – Green chilli • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder • 1/4 tsp – asafetida • 1/2 tsp – Sugar • Salt for taste • 3 tbsp – oil • For tempering: • 1 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tbsp – grated Coconut • Coriander leaves -few sprigs Method: Sieve the gram flour, salt, asafoetida and turmeric powder together in a bowl. Grind the ginger and chilli into a smooth paste and mix in the above flour mixture. Add, beaten curd, water and sugar together into

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Ingredients: • 2-3 tsp-coffee powder • 2-3 tsp-sugar • 2 cups -milk • 4-ice cubes Method: Grind coffee powder and sugar. Then add milk and ice into the grinder and grind. Pour it into a cup and keep it in the freezer for half an hour. Recipe courtesy of sangita kar

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Ingredients: • 2-3 tsp-coffee powder • 2-3 tsp-sugar • 2 cups -milk • 4-ice cubes Method: Grind coffee powder and sugar. Then add milk and ice into the grinder and grind. Pour it into a cup and keep it in the freezer for half an hour. Recipe courtesy of sangita kar

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Ingredients: • 300 g – Wheat Rawa (preferably bansi Rawa) • 1.5 tbsp – oil • 50 g – fresh Green peas (or boiled peas) • 1 onion, chopped • 2 green chillies, cut into small pieces • 1/2 inch piece – ginger, chopped fine • 10 Curry leaves • 2 tsp – chopped, coriander • 1/2 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tsp – Urad Dal • 2 tsp – Channa dal • 1/2 tbsp – cashew bits (fried in a tsp of ghee) • 1 tsp – Ghee • 1 tomato, chopped fine • salt Method: Heat a kadai with oil, add mustard seeds, urad, channa dals and curry

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Ingredients: • 300 g – Wheat Rawa (preferably bansi Rawa) • 1.5 tbsp – oil • 50 g – fresh Green peas (or boiled peas) • 1 onion, chopped • 2 green chillies, cut into small pieces • 1/2 inch piece – ginger, chopped fine • 10 Curry leaves • 2 tsp – chopped, coriander • 1/2 tsp – Mustard Seeds • 1 tsp – Urad Dal • 2 tsp – Channa dal • 1/2 tbsp – cashew bits (fried in a tsp of ghee) • 1 tsp – Ghee • 1 tomato, chopped fine • salt Method: Heat a kadai with oil, add mustard seeds, urad, channa dals and curry

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Ingredients: • 1 sandwich bread loaf, not sliced • 200 g – Potato (boiled, with salt, peeled and mashed) • handful of boiled fresh Green peas • 1 Carrot medium, grated fine • 1 tbsp – chopped, Coriander leaves • 1/2 tsp – Garam Masala • 1 onion, medium, chopped fine • Haldi a pinch • salt • 2 green chillies, chopped fine • 1/2 inch – Ginger piece, chopped fine • 1.5 tbsp – Butter • 1.5 tbsp – oil • 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder • 1 tbsp – Cashew nut • 2 tbsp – Milk • 1 tbsp – Maida Method: Cut and remove a square portion

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Ingredients: • 1 sandwich bread loaf, not sliced • 200 g – Potato (boiled, with salt, peeled and mashed) • handful of boiled fresh Green peas • 1 Carrot medium, grated fine • 1 tbsp – chopped, Coriander leaves • 1/2 tsp – Garam Masala • 1 onion, medium, chopped fine • Haldi a pinch • salt • 2 green chillies, chopped fine • 1/2 inch – Ginger piece, chopped fine • 1.5 tbsp – Butter • 1.5 tbsp – oil • 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder • 1 tbsp – Cashew nut • 2 tbsp – Milk • 1 tbsp – Maida Method: Cut and remove a square portion

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Ingredients: • 1 – ripe Avocado • 1/3 cup – mayonnaise sauce • 1 tbsp – Lime juice • Worcestershire sauce • 1 tbsp – Onion juice • 3 – Tomatoes • Salt to taste • Lettuce leaves • Chopped chives Method: Put avocado in a blender or food processor. Mix with mayonnaise, add lime juice, onion juice, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Peel 3 large tomatoes, slice and arrange on lettuce leaves. Pour dressing over tomatoes and sprinkle with chopped chives. Recipe courtesy of Nithya Ashok

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Ingredients: • 1 – ripe Avocado • 1/3 cup – mayonnaise sauce • 1 tbsp – Lime juice • Worcestershire sauce • 1 tbsp – Onion juice • 3 – Tomatoes • Salt to taste • Lettuce leaves • Chopped chives Method: Put avocado in a blender or food processor. Mix with mayonnaise, add lime juice, onion juice, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Peel 3 large tomatoes, slice and arrange on lettuce leaves. Pour dressing over tomatoes and sprinkle with chopped chives. Recipe courtesy of Nithya Ashok

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Ingredients: • 400 gms – Tofu • 1/2 cup – flour (maida) • 1 tbsp – soya sauce • 1 onion, sliced • 4 Cloves garlic, minced • 4-6 tbsp – oil • 2 tbsp – Sugar • For garnishing: • Onions and finely cut Ginger Method: Cut the tofu into small pieces. Heat a pan with oil and fry the tofu pieces mixed in flour. Then fry the onions and garlic and mix well. Mix the soya sauce and sugar in 1 cup of water. Add this mixture to the fried tofu and let it cook for 2 mins. Remove from heat. To serve, put the sauce in a plate

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Ingredients: • 400 gms – Tofu • 1/2 cup – flour (maida) • 1 tbsp – soya sauce • 1 onion, sliced • 4 Cloves garlic, minced • 4-6 tbsp – oil • 2 tbsp – Sugar • For garnishing: • Onions and finely cut Ginger Method: Cut the tofu into small pieces. Heat a pan with oil and fry the tofu pieces mixed in flour. Then fry the onions and garlic and mix well. Mix the soya sauce and sugar in 1 cup of water. Add this mixture to the fried tofu and let it cook for 2 mins. Remove from heat. To serve, put the sauce in a plate

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Ingredients: • Firm apples – 2 nos • Oil – 100 to 150 ml • For the Batter: • All Purpose Flour – 1/4 cup • semolina (Rava) – 1 tbsp • Sugar to taste • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp • Milk – 20 ml or as required Method: Mix all ingredients under the ‘batter section’ using a whisk. Leave aside till Apples are ready. Wash, pat dry and core the Apples. Cut into quarters, and each quarter cut into 1/2 inch thickness. Meanwhile heat Oil to 180 degrees C (Oil should be about 2 inches) Dip the Apple in the batter and fry for about 2 mins on each

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Ingredients: • Firm apples – 2 nos • Oil – 100 to 150 ml • For the Batter: • All Purpose Flour – 1/4 cup • semolina (Rava) – 1 tbsp • Sugar to taste • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp • Milk – 20 ml or as required Method: Mix all ingredients under the ‘batter section’ using a whisk. Leave aside till Apples are ready. Wash, pat dry and core the Apples. Cut into quarters, and each quarter cut into 1/2 inch thickness. Meanwhile heat Oil to 180 degrees C (Oil should be about 2 inches) Dip the Apple in the batter and fry for about 2 mins on each

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Ingredients: • 1/2 cup – Channa dal, cooked • 1/2 cup – Urad dal, cooked • 1/2 cup – Rajma or Red kidney beans • 1 tsp – Cumin powder • 1 tsp – Coriander powder • 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder (paprika or cayenne) • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric • 1 tbsp – Ginger, grated or ground into a paste • 6 – Cloves of garlic, grated or ground into a paste • 1 – Large tomato, finely chopped • 1 – Onion, minced • 1/4 cup – kasuri Methi • 1 tbsp – Vegetable oil • 1 tbsp – Vegan Butter Method: Heat the oil in a large

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Ingredients: • 1/2 cup – Channa dal, cooked • 1/2 cup – Urad dal, cooked • 1/2 cup – Rajma or Red kidney beans • 1 tsp – Cumin powder • 1 tsp – Coriander powder • 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder (paprika or cayenne) • 1/2 tsp – Turmeric • 1 tbsp – Ginger, grated or ground into a paste • 6 – Cloves of garlic, grated or ground into a paste • 1 – Large tomato, finely chopped • 1 – Onion, minced • 1/4 cup – kasuri Methi • 1 tbsp – Vegetable oil • 1 tbsp – Vegan Butter Method: Heat the oil in a large

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Ingredients: • For the cups: • 6 slices – bread • 1 tsp – pepper-cumin powder • Salt to Taste • Oil to Fry • For the Filling: • 1/2 cup – grated Paneer • 1 cup – grated Cabbage • 1 cup – grated Carrot • 1 cup – finely sliced Onion • 1 cup – boiled peas • 1 tsp – chilli powder • Salt to Taste Method: Dip the bread in water. Squeeze out the water. Mix other ingredients. Make small cups out of the mixture and deep fry in oil. Heat oil in a kadai and saute the onions. Add cabbage, carrot, boiled peas, chilli powder and

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Ingredients: • For the cups: • 6 slices – bread • 1 tsp – pepper-cumin powder • Salt to Taste • Oil to Fry • For the Filling: • 1/2 cup – grated Paneer • 1 cup – grated Cabbage • 1 cup – grated Carrot • 1 cup – finely sliced Onion • 1 cup – boiled peas • 1 tsp – chilli powder • Salt to Taste Method: Dip the bread in water. Squeeze out the water. Mix other ingredients. Make small cups out of the mixture and deep fry in oil. Heat oil in a kadai and saute the onions. Add cabbage, carrot, boiled peas, chilli powder and

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Thick crusted pizza with wheat crust and healthy vegetable toppings Ingredients: 2 wheat pizza breads 1 cup prepared tomato pizza spread 1/4 cup green and red peppers, cut into strips 1/4 cup onion rings 1 cup mozzarella cheese 1/2 teaspoon dry oregano herb Salt and pepper to taste Method: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 2. Spread tomato base on pizza bread and assemble onion and peppers on top. 3. Season with salt and pepper. 4. Sprinkle oregano herb and grate cheese on top of the assembled pizza. 5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. 6. Remove, cut the pizza into four equal

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Thick crusted pizza with wheat crust and healthy vegetable toppings Ingredients: 2 wheat pizza breads 1 cup prepared tomato pizza spread 1/4 cup green and red peppers, cut into strips 1/4 cup onion rings 1 cup mozzarella cheese 1/2 teaspoon dry oregano herb Salt and pepper to taste Method: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 2. Spread tomato base on pizza bread and assemble onion and peppers on top. 3. Season with salt and pepper. 4. Sprinkle oregano herb and grate cheese on top of the assembled pizza. 5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. 6. Remove, cut the pizza into four equal

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Ingredients: • 5 Cardamom (seeds) • 1 small stick Cinnamon • 5 Cloves • 2 tsp – sesame seeds • 2 tsp – Coriander seeds • 2 tsp – desiccated Coconut • 10 black pepper Corns • 1 tsp – oil Method: Heat oil in pan and saute cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Turn off the flame once the cloves turn bigger in size. Take the coconut, sesame seeds and black pepper corns in another pan and dry-roast it on low-flame till the coconut changes color to light brown. Transfer it to a bowl and let it cool down to room temperature. Grind both the mixtures together to make a coarse powder.

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Ingredients: • 5 Cardamom (seeds) • 1 small stick Cinnamon • 5 Cloves • 2 tsp – sesame seeds • 2 tsp – Coriander seeds • 2 tsp – desiccated Coconut • 10 black pepper Corns • 1 tsp – oil Method: Heat oil in pan and saute cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Turn off the flame once the cloves turn bigger in size. Take the coconut, sesame seeds and black pepper corns in another pan and dry-roast it on low-flame till the coconut changes color to light brown. Transfer it to a bowl and let it cool down to room temperature. Grind both the mixtures together to make a coarse powder.

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Famous Chinese delicacy made with Vegetable dumplings in spicy sauce Ingredients: For Manchurians 1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped 1 cup carrot, finely chopped 1 cup french beans, finely chopped 2-3 chopped green chilies, finely chopped 2 tablespoon maida (plain flour) 2 tablespoon corn flour 2 teaspoon soya sauce Oil for frying Salt to taste For Gravy 1 cup finely chopped onions 1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions 1/2 cup chopped capsicum (optional) 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 3 chopped green chilies 2 tablespoon soya sauce 2 tablespoon green chilli sauce 1 tablespoon vinegar 1/2 tablespoon corn flour 1 teaspoon black pepper powder Pinch ajinomotto 3 tablespoon oil Salt to taste Method: 1.

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Famous Chinese delicacy made with Vegetable dumplings in spicy sauce Ingredients: For Manchurians 1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped 1 cup carrot, finely chopped 1 cup french beans, finely chopped 2-3 chopped green chilies, finely chopped 2 tablespoon maida (plain flour) 2 tablespoon corn flour 2 teaspoon soya sauce Oil for frying Salt to taste For Gravy 1 cup finely chopped onions 1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions 1/2 cup chopped capsicum (optional) 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 3 chopped green chilies 2 tablespoon soya sauce 2 tablespoon green chilli sauce 1 tablespoon vinegar 1/2 tablespoon corn flour 1 teaspoon black pepper powder Pinch ajinomotto 3 tablespoon oil Salt to taste Method: 1.

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Ingredients: • 50 gms – peepramul powdered finely • 1/2 cup lukewarm water Method: Put peepramul in a cup. Pour 1/2 cup lukewarm water over it, stir. Drink it immediately. Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering

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Ingredients: • 50 gms – peepramul powdered finely • 1/2 cup lukewarm water Method: Put peepramul in a cup. Pour 1/2 cup lukewarm water over it, stir. Drink it immediately. Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering

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Ingredients: • 2 – apples • 1/2 – Pear • 1/2 – Orange • 1/2 – medium sized Capsicum • 4 – Carrots • 2 sticks – Celery • 1/4 – Cucumber • few Raisins Method: Chop the fruits and coarsely grate the vegetables. Mix in a bowl and place in the fridge. Serve cold. Recipe courtesy of DeepaSriram

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Ingredients: • 2 – apples • 1/2 – Pear • 1/2 – Orange • 1/2 – medium sized Capsicum • 4 – Carrots • 2 sticks – Celery • 1/4 – Cucumber • few Raisins Method: Chop the fruits and coarsely grate the vegetables. Mix in a bowl and place in the fridge. Serve cold. Recipe courtesy of DeepaSriram

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Ingredients: • Milk – 1 litre • Citric Acid or Lemon (juice) – 1/2 tsp • Water – 2 tbsp Method: Dissolve the citric acid in water. Bring milk to boil, stirring continuously. Add the acid solution gradually, while stirring. When the milk curdles fully, switch off the gas. Cover for 3-4 mins. Drain into a muslin cloth. Hold pouch under running water. Press out excess water. Shape and place cloth under heavy weight required (stone slab) for 2-3 hours before using as required. Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering

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Ingredients: • Milk – 1 litre • Citric Acid or Lemon (juice) – 1/2 tsp • Water – 2 tbsp Method: Dissolve the citric acid in water. Bring milk to boil, stirring continuously. Add the acid solution gradually, while stirring. When the milk curdles fully, switch off the gas. Cover for 3-4 mins. Drain into a muslin cloth. Hold pouch under running water. Press out excess water. Shape and place cloth under heavy weight required (stone slab) for 2-3 hours before using as required. Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering

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Ingredients: • 2 cups – Rice Powder • 1/2 cup – Channa dal/Bengal Gram • 1/2 cup Sesame Seeds • 1 tsp – Pepper Powder • 1 tsp – Cumin Powder • 1/2 cup – Grated Coconut • 1/2 cup – Soaked Channa Dal/Bengal Gram • 1 tsp each – Ghee and Coconut Oil • For Uppu Cheedai (Salt Cheedai) • 2 tsp – Salt • For Vellam Cheedai (Sweet Cheedai) • 1/2 cup Jaggery • 1/4 tsp – Cardamom Powder Method: Roast Chana Dal in slow heat till it turns reddish, cool it, powder it coarsely in mixer and keep it aside. Mix rice powder and little water and knead

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Ingredients: • 2 cups – Rice Powder • 1/2 cup – Channa dal/Bengal Gram • 1/2 cup Sesame Seeds • 1 tsp – Pepper Powder • 1 tsp – Cumin Powder • 1/2 cup – Grated Coconut • 1/2 cup – Soaked Channa Dal/Bengal Gram • 1 tsp each – Ghee and Coconut Oil • For Uppu Cheedai (Salt Cheedai) • 2 tsp – Salt • For Vellam Cheedai (Sweet Cheedai) • 1/2 cup Jaggery • 1/4 tsp – Cardamom Powder Method: Roast Chana Dal in slow heat till it turns reddish, cool it, powder it coarsely in mixer and keep it aside. Mix rice powder and little water and knead

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Ingredients: • 250 gms – Whole Wheat flour • 2 cups – chopped Fenugreek leaves • 2 tbsp – Dry Fenugreek leaves • Salt to taste • 2 tbsp – Oil Method: Knead all ingredients with water into a pliable dough, keep aside for 30 mins. Divide the dough into 4 equal size balls. If making rotis, roll each out into 6 inch diameter discs and cook on a hot griddle till light brown on both sides.

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Ingredients: • 250 gms – Whole Wheat flour • 2 cups – chopped Fenugreek leaves • 2 tbsp – Dry Fenugreek leaves • Salt to taste • 2 tbsp – Oil Method: Knead all ingredients with water into a pliable dough, keep aside for 30 mins. Divide the dough into 4 equal size balls. If making rotis, roll each out into 6 inch diameter discs and cook on a hot griddle till light brown on both sides.

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Ingredients: • 1 – pomegranate, cleaned. • 1 – apple, chopped. • 1 – banana, chopped. • 1/2 ripe guava, chopped. • 1/2 cup – walnuts, broken. • 1/2 tsp – chaat masala. • 1/2 tsp – white pepper powder. • 2 tsp – Lemon juice. • 2 tbsp – sugar, powdered. • 4 to 5 drop – white vinegar. • 1 tsp – fresh Basil leaves, chopped finely. • Salt to taste. Method: Chop apple and banana. Sprinkle lemon juice, salt and vinegar over them. Put all ingredients in a large salad bowl. Add seasoned apple and banana to it. Toss till flavours are well blended. Serve cold. Recipe courtesy

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Ingredients: • 1 – pomegranate, cleaned. • 1 – apple, chopped. • 1 – banana, chopped. • 1/2 ripe guava, chopped. • 1/2 cup – walnuts, broken. • 1/2 tsp – chaat masala. • 1/2 tsp – white pepper powder. • 2 tsp – Lemon juice. • 2 tbsp – sugar, powdered. • 4 to 5 drop – white vinegar. • 1 tsp – fresh Basil leaves, chopped finely. • Salt to taste. Method: Chop apple and banana. Sprinkle lemon juice, salt and vinegar over them. Put all ingredients in a large salad bowl. Add seasoned apple and banana to it. Toss till flavours are well blended. Serve cold. Recipe courtesy

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Ingredients: • 3/4 cup – Sugar • 1.5 cups – water • 2.5 cups – strong (espresso) coffee • 1/4 cup – coffee liqueur • 5 gm – China grass crystals • 1 tbsp – chocolate flakes Method: Combine the sugar and 1.25 cups water in a small, heavy saucepan. Place over medium heat and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Boil the syrup for 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Add the coffee and liqueur. Sprinkle China grass over 1/4 cup water. Allow to expand and dissolve over low heat till transparent. Add to coffee mixture. Refrigerate until set but not frozen hard. Beat to a mush and reset

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Ingredients: • 3/4 cup – Sugar • 1.5 cups – water • 2.5 cups – strong (espresso) coffee • 1/4 cup – coffee liqueur • 5 gm – China grass crystals • 1 tbsp – chocolate flakes Method: Combine the sugar and 1.25 cups water in a small, heavy saucepan. Place over medium heat and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Boil the syrup for 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Add the coffee and liqueur. Sprinkle China grass over 1/4 cup water. Allow to expand and dissolve over low heat till transparent. Add to coffee mixture. Refrigerate until set but not frozen hard. Beat to a mush and reset

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