Quick recipes to make when mom is away

When the cat is away, mice will play is not just a saying but stands true when mother takes a break from kitchen and leaves the house to other family members. That is the time one can either crib, order out or don the chefs hat and showcase ones culinary skills. Chef Mrinmoy Acharya of Ciclo Café, Gurgaon and Chef Sanjyot Keer in collaboration with VEEBA have shared easy yet interesting picks this season. Try your hand at these, when planning a get together at home or have your younger…

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Khichdi recipes: 5 healthy and tasty varieties you can whip up in no time

The on-going debate on Khichdi is a hilarious one. Soon after, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the minister of Food Processing Industries of India announced their plan to promote the humble dish as ‘brand India food’, Twitterati went crazy. If all this talk about Khichdi has left you yearning for some, then here are five easy recipes you can whip up in no time! From dal khichdi, dalia khichdi, to our all-time favourite, vegetable khichdi, indulge in a plate of piping hot goodness! Sabudana Khichdi Ingredients 1 cup – Sabudana 1 – Tomato, diced 1…

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Veganism is the hottest food trend in Israel

Amira, a housewife belonging to the Druze community, is busy chopping vegetables in her home in Dalyat el Carmel, a serene and quaint town in the Carmel mountains near Israel’s Haifa city. It takes her about an hour to roll out five vegan Middle Eastern dishes which are fresh and healthy. Veganism has gained popularity in Israel and is a growing trend. Most of the ingredients used by Amira are there in an Indian kitchen and this came to me as a surprise. Vegan food in Israel is very diverse…

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Breakfast Recipe: How To Make Club Kachori With Aloo Kali Mirch ki Sabzi

While including eggs, fruits and juices is a must for breakfast, treat your loved ones with something different this festive season. Go for Club Kachoris with Aloo Kali Mirch ki Sabzi. Believe us, your loved ones would be delighted! Ingredients For the Club Kachori 2 cups – Plain flour 1/3 cups – Semolina flour 1/2 cup – Split black gram paste 1/2 cup – Curd Salt to taste For the Aloo Kali Mirch ki Sabzi 2-3 tbsp – Oil 1/2 tbsp – Mustard seeds 1/2 tbsp – Cumin seeds 1/2…

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Breakfast recipes: How to make Pasi Payaru Upma

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But regular Oatmeal and fruit juice may give you a sense of mundanity. So we bring to you Pasi Payaru Upma, which has a desi tadka that will give your taste buds a wonderful treat and gets ready in no time. This recipe by Subrata Debnath, executive chef of Vivanta by Taj, Gurgaon, is one you should try really soon. Ingredients 2-3 tbsp – Sesame oil 1/2 tsp – Mustard seeds 2 sprigs – Curry leaves 2-inch Ginger, finely chopped 1.5…

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Up and Above: French chef Claude Bosi on marrying Indian ingredients with French techniques

Though he never helped out his parents at the bistro they ran in Lyon, for the now two Michelin starred chef Claude Bosi, picking cooking as his profession came easy. “I’ve grown up around this life and food came naturally to me,” says Bosi, cutting an imposing figure seated at Indian Accent at The Lodhi in Delhi. Visiting the capital to kick-off the Upstairs section at the swish restaurant, the French chef, accompanied by his team from the famed Bibendum — established in 1987 in the Michelin House in London…

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Root To Stem: Eating Fruits & Vegetables With Peels, Stems, Leaves Is Now A Food Trend!

The root to stem way of cooking is not new. It has been around a while and a lot of vegans and vegetarians have been enthusiastically promoting the trend of eating every part of a vegetable. Now, it’s being touted to become the hottest food trend of the year 2018, with the idea of cooking with every part of vegetable is gaining traction, especially in western nations. The trend seems to be largely positive as it encourages mindful cooking and promises to result in a reduction in the quantity of…

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Here’s How You Can Make Homemade Brownies Without Using Flour

Chocolate brownies are one of the most loved and relished desserts of all time. The joy of having a chocolate brownie with hot chocolate sauce is above all. Chocolate lovers go gaga over its chewy, fudgy, chocolaty and nutty texture. We have got an amazing yet effortless brownies recipe for you which can be made without using flour. Yes, you read that right! Brownies without flour are as delicious and fudgy as any other brownie and are quite light on the stomach as well. Follow these simple steps to make those flour-less brownies and…

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Malpua: The Sweet Indian Pancake Dish Which Has Been India’s Winter Obsession For Over 3000 Years

There is something about winters and the winter-spring cusps that automatically tends us towards desserts. As Indians, we are spoilt for choices too. From gajar ka halwa to the wholesome moong dal ka halwa or the chewy pinni or the decadent patishapta, there is so much to pick and choose, and we are not complaining. Malpua is one such winter-spring treat we can never say no to. Malpua is an Indian pancake-like-dessert which is made of rice flour in oodles of ghee and sugar syrup. The traditional sweet has been a festive staple since eons. For the…

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15 Stellar Cooking Recipes You Can Try At Home

Aren’t you bored of having the same dishes for lunch and dinner every day? Don’t you want a change in your everyday routine? If you’re looking for new and easy recipes to help you cook delicious dishes for any meal, then this will be your guide to the most lip smacking dishes that are extremely easy for you to cook at home. Try out the dishes as soon as you read these and learn new recipes by just sitting at home. 1. Oats Khichdi Let’s start from the healthiest one. Oats…

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