Festive Special: How to Make Meethe Chawal

The festival season is the favourite time of the year, when there are celebrations everywhere and delicious traditional delicacies to make the whole experience even more memorable. One such dish that commonly features during Indian festivities is Meethe Chawal or sweet rice. Be it Godh Bharai ceremony, Karva Chauth, Shaadi, Raksha Bandhan, Diwali, Sankranti or Janmashtami, this sweet treat is lovingly prepared, particularly in North Indian households and relished by all. Loaded with dry fruits and nuts, and scented with gulab jal or rose water and saffron, it is hard to resist. There are, of…

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How to Make Vegetable Broth at Home

Winters are setting in and the best way to deal with the nippy weather is to sip on some piping hot soups and broths to warm you up from within. The cold weather offers a lot of colourful and tasty vegetables like carrots and dark leafy greens that add extra flavour to your soups and broths. A flavourful broth is made with water and vegetables along with mild spices simmered in it. A rich broth when made correctly makes for a delicious concoction and the best part is that you can use a mix…

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Paneer Chaman: How To Make This Vegetarian Delight From Kashmir At Home

Regarded as paradise on the earth, Kashmir also offers a plethora of rich food delicacies. Kashmiri cuisine has mostly been associated with its rich meaty delicacies like Rogan Josh, Yakhni (yogurt lamb curry), matschgand (a dish of minced meatballs which is cooked in spicy red gravy), or the Goshtaba(minced mutton cooked in flavorful yogurt gravy) but the cuisine also offers numerous finger-licking vegetarian delights. Paneer Chaman or Ruangan Chaman is one such vegetarian delicacy that is as delicious and exquisite as the meaty curries. This traditional Kashmiri dish is every paneer…

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Karwa Chauth 2017: Why You Shouldn’t Break Your Fast with Fried Foods and Caffeinated Drinks

Karwa Chauth is just around the corner and many Indian married women are gearing up to observe a nirjala fast to bless their husbands with a long and prosperous life. Karva Chauth will be celebrated on 8th October 2017. On this day, women wake up early morning before sunrise to feast on their sargi received by their mothers-in-law and then keep a nirjala fast throughout the day. It has been observed that woman often break their fast with a grand feast and lots of delicious food. This may include heavy dishes, fried foods or caffeinated beverages to make…

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Diwali 2017: 9 Delicious Diwali Snacks for the Festive Celebrations

One of the biggest festivals in the country, Diwali will be celebrated on 19th October 2017.Like each year, people are gearing up to celebrate the festival with full festive spirit. Diwali celebrates the homecoming of Lord Ram after defeating the demon king Ravana. The festive tradition of decorating the house with multi-coloured rangolis, and multiple lamps and lights not only makes for a pretty visual but also symbolizes the ultimate triumph of good over evil. While Diwali sweets such as Kaju Katli and Soan Papdi and chunky dry fruits are…

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Diwali 2017: 6 Unique Food Gifting Options This Festive Season!

Festival of lights Diwali 2017 or Deepawali is just round the corner. Indians across the country are gearing up for one of the most awaited festivals, which will be celebrated on 19th October and the preparations seem to have begun in full swing. This festival is celebrated to mark the homecoming of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile to the kingdom of Ayodhya along with his brother Lakshman and wife Sita. From getting one’s house painted to buying new clothes and meeting friends and family, one cannot avoid the festivity in…

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Benne Dosa: Bengaluru’s Favourite Dosa Dipped in Butter

Dosa is probably one of the most famous dishes from South India, but if you ever happen to travel down South, you will be baffled with the huge variety of dosasprepared and served there. Of course, you’ve heard about the popular ones like the Mysore Dosa or the Rava Dosa, but what about the Neer Dosa or the famous buttery delight from Bengaluru – Benne Dosa? The word ‘Benne’ literally means butter and as the name suggests, this delicious treat is definitely not for the faint hearted. Doused in butter, these dosas are…

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What Vegetables to Eat and What to Avoid While Fasting

Navratri 2017 festivities have commenced in full swing. The devotees of Goddess Durga have also started their nine-day Sharad Navratri fasting ritual. While some devotees may observe a fast for all the nine days or choose to keep it in pairs- either on the first and the last day or last two days. There are certain fasting dos and don’ts that people are required to follow when it comes your daily diet. For instance, you can include vrat ingredients like sama ke chawal, singhare ka atta, kuttu ka atta, fruits and some vegetables in your diet…

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5 Ways to Give Your Vrat Wale Aloo an Interesting Spin

Aloo is one of the simplest dishes to prepare. But since you are off a lot of ingredients, during these fasts and have limited options, having the same dishes day in and day out can become a bit monotonous. Here’s a way out. It takes little effort to turn the same vrat wale aloo into an interesting dish with new flavours. Let us show you how. Here are five genius ways to transform your favourite vrat wale aloo into something new and flavourful each time. Chef Manjusha Sinha was organizes cooking class in Gurugram suggest…

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Not even a 3am doner kebab could tempt one chef

From brains to kebabs, top chefs have revealed the foods that they would never, ever eat. When we posed a handful of chefs the question “what food would you never, ever eat out?” some cited nightmarish childhood experiences as the reason why they won’t touch certain dishes, while others suggested that they would dodge some meals to avoid making friends with the toilet bowl. Some – being masters of the kitchen – just preferred homemade version of meals, because a roast dinner somehow just isn’t the same when it’s not cooked by…

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