Diwali Recipes: 9 Dishes from Popular Restaurants You Can Make at Home

Diwali is right around the corner and we are eagerly waiting to celebrate and gorge on some delicious food. The quintessential Diwali parties have already begun and people are busy merry making and attending to guests. But some of us may feel overwhelmed with all the planning and preparation that may go into making your home party a hit. A simple recipe for success is to make sure that you serve great food that will keep your guests happy and entertained. Good food can easily bring everyone together. To help…

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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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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 Make Brown Bread at Home

It is hard to imagine starting the morning without a crisp toast, slathered with butter or cheese spread, and a fluffy omelette on the side. Bread is very much a part of the Indian kitchen though its origin directs to the West. While white breads have graced our breakfast table for years, it is now time to make way for more wholesome and healthier variants like brown bread and multi-grain. If you are done with store brought breads, being mindful about reports on chemicalsbeing used in baking breads, you can put on the baker’s hat yourself and…

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6 Low Carb Dinner Ideas You Can Try At Home to Lose Weight

From white rice to naan and from papad to pakodas, a typical Indian diet is full of carbohydrates. While carbs are one of the three most essential macronutrients required by the body, you must pay attention to the type and quantity of carbs that you consume. Simple carbs like refined flour and sugar can cause sudden spikes in your blood sugar levels which can have a negative impact on your metabolism. If you are looking to lose weight, you must have heard that reducing your carb intake and increasing your protein intake…

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Love Starbucks Bistro Boxes? Make Them At Home!

Finding healthy snacks on the go can be tricky. It’s easy to pick up a bag of chips or a candy bar on the go but they can really only sustain you for an hour or two. Now, Starbucks has the healthy snack game on lock and people can’t seem to get enough of them. They’re called bistro boxes and they’re packed with protein and healthy fats, making them the perfect grab-and-go snack pack. The ease of picking these boxes up on the go is definitely a draw, but making them yourself has plenty of advantages….

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The Perfect Sambar: Tips and Trick to Cook it to Perfection + A Recipe to Try At Home

There are few things on this earth that are truly ambrosial on the palate – a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, a silken piece of dark chocolate cake and of course a steaming bowlful of sambar among others. The humble sambar is well travelled; to an extent that every region in the country has accepted its idiosyncrasy and played with indigenous spices to arrive at an equally interesting version. There is no denying that the traditional sambarvaries within the boundaries of Southern states as well. How a bowl of sambar tastes in Bengaluru will be different from…

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Express Recipes: How to make the yummiest Paapri Chaat, at home

Summers are at its peak, so tikki chaat and samosa, kachori have obviously taken a back seat. Stomach problems abound, it is not advisable to eat roadside chaat. So the best thing you can do, if the craving to have a delicious chaat sets in, is to make Paapri Chaat at home. Paapri Chaat Ingredients Small Papdi – 1 bowl (fried) Urad Dal Pakodi – 1 bowl (fried) Kabuli Channa – 1 bowl (boiled) Potato – 2 bowls (boiled) Curd – 500 gms Salt – 1/2 tea spoon or according…

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