Navratri 2017 Recipes: 5 Delicious Paneer Recipes to Try at Home

Navratri 2017 starts from 21st September. The nine days of festivities will also see many devotees observing a fast. This is the period when many households, particularly in North India and Gujarat, follow a restricted diet without the use of onions, garlic, whole grains, non veg, table salt, pulses, and certain spices and vegetables. Milk and dairy products are however allowed, and therefore various kinds of vrat dishes are created during this festival making the most of dairy products, particularly paneer. Paneer or cottage cheese is a popular vegetarian treat, and can be prepared in myriad ways to delight…

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Navratri 2017: 5 Tasty Kuttu Recipes That You Can Savour at Home During Fast (Vrat)!

One of the most awaited festivals is just around the corner and all Hindus across India are gearing up to celebrate the nine-day long festival of Navratri which is slated to begin 21st September and will end on 29th September, 2017. While we welcome Goddess Durga, many people would be observing the Navratri fast (Vrat) for nine long days to attain blessings from the deity. It is imperative to eat simple food. One of the most commonly used foods during fasting is buckwheat or Kuttu ka Atta that is used to prepare Satvik foods…

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How to Tell if Your Fish is Fresh: 5 Tips to Remember

Fish is delicate and lovely and can be easily transformed into so many dishes. Be it a fragrant fish curry or crisp fried fish fry, it is a wonderful ingredient to experiment with. But a lot of people shy away from cooking it considering it to be challenging. While it’s true that cooking fish does require some amount of skill, it is easy to attain it. The first step in cracking any recipe or dish is getting the best ingredients. There are some thumb rules that you need to follow while buying fish…

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5 Ways to Give Your Vrat Wale Aloo an Interesting Spin

If you are fasting during the Navratri 2017 fasts, you would know that vrat wale aloo is one of the simplest dishes to prepare. But since you are off a lot of ingredient, 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…

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Tastes Gujarati Food in India: 5 Special Dishes That Make a Gujarati Thali Unique

Japan’s Prime Minster Shinzo Abe arrived in India along with his wife Akie Abe yesterday – 13thSeptember 2017, for a two-day visit during which he will be visiting the state of Gujarat. There has been a lot of talk about him being served a vegetarian ‘Gujarati Thali’ for dinner last night, which was organised specially by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for him at a beautiful and famous rooftop restaurant in Ahmedabad called Agashiye. The restaurant is particularly known for its splendid view of some heritage monuments in the city such as the…

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5 Ways In Which You Can Use Eggs To Lose Weight

It is often said that the best things come in small packages, and if you take the case of the humble egg, you can’t help but agree. Packed with protein, good fats and essential vitamins, eggs have some of the most health-friendly properties to boast of. According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing house, “Eggs contain vitamin D, necessary for healthy bones and teeth , and nutrients that helps balance blood sugar levels. They protect against heart disease and support the healthy function of nerves and the brain”.Most importantly, eggs have also been regarded as…

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Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017: 5 Kinds of Siblings and Desserts They Would Love

Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017! The bond between siblings is one that is special and ought to be celebrated. Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival which brings forth the brother-sister love, and is celebrated with much fervour throughout the country. This is the time when you will find the whole family coming together to worship the Almighty, as well as cherish the bond they share with each other. And no festival in India is complete without accompanying it with an array of delicious treats. Raksha Bandhan too is a sweet affair with…

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Top 5 must-try exotic summer salads

There is no respite from the summer heat, at least for the coming few month, and it is natural to look options for light meals. And what could be better than some fresh, easy to make and healthy salads. We bring you 5 colorful salads that top our list of DIY recipes for summer meals. By including a variety of seasonal ingredients, they are a nutritional powerhouse. #1 Raw papaya, runner beans, shallots & coriander leaf with cracked peanuts & burnt chili  From Lodi The Garden Restaurant “This salad goes…

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This class 5 student runs library in Bhopal slum, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pitches in to help

While most children of her age spend time in playing or studying, this 11-year-old girl has started a small library to encourage reading. Meet class 5 student, Muskaan Ahirwar, who while living in a slum area of Bhopal has found that books are the best way to promote knowledge. Her determination has been recognised by the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has offered her a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to set up a proper library. Chouhan met the girl at his residence on Wednesday and handed her…

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5 Interesting Snacks for Monsoon that You Can Make Within 30 Minutes

It does feel great to welcome monsoon after a long sweltering summer. Talk about monsoon and a sudden urge to gorge on delectable fried snacks springs up almost instantly. A cup of hot tea paired with simple snacks while looking at the downpour is peaceful and comforting. However, most of the snacks like samosa, kachori or fritters generally take a lot of time to prepare, which in turn becomes a hassle and takes away all the fun. Worry not, as we bring you five amazing snacks for monsoon that can be made within 30…

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