Happy Eid 2017: 6 Foods that Eid Will Not be Complete Without

The festival of Eid has finally arrived after a month-long wait and everyone’s looking forward to the grand celebrations and more importantly, the lavish feast that is enjoyed to mark the end of Ramadan. This year, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on 26th June, 2017. Eid al-Fitr is different from Eid al-Adha where, as a ritual, a lamb or a goat is sacrificed and shared with friends, family and the needy. On the other hand, Eid al-Fitr commemorates the end of the month-long fasting period and is popularly known as…

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This quiet agricultural ‘moonshot’ could change the future of food

The global population is skyrocketing, the climate is changing, and diets are shifting. So how do you tackle the problem of feeding 9 billion people by 2050? Assemble an elite team of scientists for a year-long brainstorming session. The first meeting of “Science Breakthroughs 2030” just convened to discuss the key advances essential for revolutionizing food and agriculture in the next decade. The resounding theme: What’s needed is akin to a moonshot. Or as committee co-chair John D. Floros put it, a “green revolution 2.0.” “This is something we owe to…

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Win Friends And Influence People With The Best Fried Chicken Ever

There are a lot of simple foods that are shockingly difficult to master. Eggs can be a nightmare, burgers can be tricky, but nothing is more intimidating than fried chicken. Too soggy, breading too thick, too greasy; it seems like there are a million things that could go wrong. If you get it right though, there is really nothing better. The phrase “you don’t win friends with salad” comes to mind … The truth is, you don’t need a special touch or a secret ingredient to make great fried chicken….

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Grilled Potatoes, Three Ways

We’re halfway through July. If you’re already sick of throwing corn or donuts (you bad!) on the grill, try potatoes. Surprised to hear that the starchy veg works well over a flame? We were, too, so we tried prepping them three different ways—one of which were the insanely amazing grilled garlic fries pictured above—to prove that potatoes aren’t just a delish baked addition to a Super Bowl spread. GRILLED GARLIC FRIES Perhaps the best use of spuds on the grill: Cutting them into wedges, then tossing with olive oil, garlic…

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You Can Use An Ice Cube Tray To Make One Of Summer’s Coolest Snacks

As temperatures rise, the number of AC’s I own doesn’t (that’s zero, BTW), which means frozen foods become 80 percent of my diet. Currently, I’m relying on popsicles, smoothies, boozy slushies, and any other icy treats to keep myself sane and my body at a reasonable temperature. As much as I love these foods — so really, my A/C-less existence just gives me permission to indulge — the downside is the sugar crash that inevitably comes afterward. These fro-yo fruit bites provide a much needed breather from the sugar binge…

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Nigel Slater’s light summer recipes

  If there is a theme running through this summer’s cooking it is that of yogurt and its strained and lightly salted cousin labneh. At breakfast, I prefer the wake-up-call sharpness of sheep’s milk yoghurt, often with a glowing puree of alphonso mango and a lightly sweetened compote of blueberries or blackcurrants. Used as replacement for some of the cream in a fruit fool, the refreshingly acidic notes of goat’s milk yogurt flatters the flavours of apricots, strawberries and raspberries, as well as making the dessert less rich. Homemade labneh,…

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15 desi Indian sweets you can try at home

1. Sweet indulgence! India is known for its delectable desserts. Popularly called Mithai, we have a rich heritage of traditional sweets that are made in desi ghee or clarified butter (Gulab Jamun, Ghevar, Balushahi, Imarti, Jalebi), baked ( Orissa’s special Chhana Podo), made with mawa like( Burfi, Milk Cake), chhana or paneer based sweets(Sandesh, Chanar Jilipi, Chhana Murki) and lentil, flour, fruits and veggie based (Ghiya Burfi, Carrot Burfi, Besan Laddu, Atta Pinni). We have inherited these sweets from the Khansamas who churned out delicacies in the royal kitchens and…

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Snacks to gorge on while watching cricket

1. Favourite cricket snacks! A nail-biting match, couple of beers and scrumptious food to gorge on…what more could any cricket fan wish for while cheering their team on? When the cricket fever is on, it is difficult for cricket fans to contain their excitement. Where the emotions run from head to foot, people tend to get hungry. With all that excitement and nervousness, you need something more indulgent to fuel that enthusiasm. Here’s a list of snacks that you can binge on while you sit down to enjoy your favourite…

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12 best Punjabi recipes

1. Spicy…buttery and heavenly! Punjabi cuisine is popular for its variety and authenticity. The delicious Punjabi food can be modified into several enticing dishes which are quick and easy-to-prepare. As Punjabi’s like to enjoy their food buttery, creamy and loaded with desi ghee, they also enjoy a melange of aromatic spices. These traditional Punjabi recipes will be loved by all the food lovers in your family. Whether you have unexpected guests at home or a kitty party that you have been planning for a long time, these recipes will be…

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Trash Can Nachos: The Tastiest Nachos You Could Ever Dream Of

Nachos never go out of style, they keep popping up into the food arena. Every now and then, someone does some sort of experiment with these simple, crunchy Mexican corn chips. Baked Nachos were the most popular trend till this restaurant in Las Vegas took it a step forward. The trend this time is taking the Nachos to the extent of your very own trash can. Guy Fieri, the famous American restaurateur and Television personality, has created his very own version of Nachos, i.e “Trash Can Nachos”. His Mexican restaurant-cum-bar…

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