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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Count Your Calories: Here’s How Your Average Indian Lunch Thali Features On The Calorie Chart

One of the thumb rules for weight loss is to keep a track on your calorie intake. If you are on a weight reduction diet or are even remotely aware of the diet and fitness world, you may have heard the most common weight loss advice of burning calories is to burn fat. Calorie is a unit of measurement indicating the amount of energy released when the body breaks down (digests and absorbs) food. As the food breaks down and is digested, it releases calories. When it releases more calories than needed…

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How to cook the perfect risotto nero

Risotto al nero di seppia is a Venetian classic that combines two of La Serenissima’s favourite ingredients: rice and seafood from the lagoon. The ink – generally harvested from the more generously supplied cuttlefish than the squid that is often preferred in English versions – gives the rice a creamy, distinctly maritime richness that pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the cephalopod. The dish’s wider popularity is, I suspect, as much down to its striking appearance as its lovely flavour: few chefs can resist the temptation of a jet-black canvas for their…

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How to Make a Sinful Fruit Trifle, the Showstopper Dessert

No celebration is complete without relishing a sinful dessert to add to the sweetness. Be it a bowl of ice cream, a ghee-soaked ladoo, gulab jamun or chocolate cake, desserts always occupy a special place on the dining table. It may be the last course of the meal, but one which is most cherished by all. One such dessert that has always been a showstopper in family feasts or community get-togethers is the trifle. The English trifle made its way to India during the colonial rule and has remained a favourite ever since. What makes it such a…

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How To Pitch Essays To BuzzFeed Health For Mental Health Week

Dola Sun for BuzzFeed News Health is BuzzFeed’s home for trustworthy coverage of all kinds of health-related topics, including sexual and reproductive health, mental health, fitness and nutrition, and more. We strive to be inclusive and aggressively non-judgmental in our approach, and to cover/report on/represent as wide a range of experiences as possible. What is Mental Health Week? From October 2 through 8, 2017, BuzzFeed Health will be publishing a lineup of content (reporting, essays, first-person accounts, videos, and more) on mental health, mental illness, access to care, treatment, and related topics….

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How to make Nutella pancakes

Nutella pancake is a super sweet delicacy best taken as breakfast, a perfect recipe to kick start your day. Nutella stuffed pancake isn’t Nutella spread in between two pancakes (pancake sandwich), but Nutella stuffed neatly in a pancake. Nutella pancakes (Recipes Sainsburys) Ingredients 2 cups plain flour 3 tsp baking powder 4 tbsp sugar 1 egg 1 cup milk Vegetable oil or butter Nutella Preparation To make Nutella pancake, start by prepping the Nutella. 1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Put 1-2 tsp Nutella on the sheet and…

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How to prepare garlic shrimp pasta

Ingredients 4 tablespoon butter 1 lb. shrimp Salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 c. dry white wine Juice of 1/2 lemon Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 3/4 c. grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish 1 tablespoon Freshly Chopped Parsley Method In a wok over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook until pink, 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. In the same wok, add remaining butter and garlic. Cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add wine,…

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How to make Besan Dhokla

Besan Dhokla is an exceptional Gujarati food. Be it a small town or a big city, one could find it at a good snack and sweet shops for sure. Made of besan, it can be segregated in various sizes, styles, boiled or fried. Often served with sweet tamarind chutney, these soft, sweet-namkeen tasted dhoklas are relished by the taste buds of people of all ages. Try it this weekend. Health-conscious people can also have it without a guilt. Serves: 6; Preparation time: 30 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients: Besan 2 cups, Citric…

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How to Make Delicious Savoury Pancakes for a Wholesome Breakfast

Looking for ways to make your breakfast time more delicious and not a rush-rush affair? The most important meal of the day definitely needs your attention, and it is not fair, particularly for your health, to grab anything and everything that’s easily available just to fill your tummy. With so many smart and easy breakfast ideas available, you can have a healthy and nutritious breakfast everyday without really slogging it out in the kitchen, and probably even feast like a king. Take pancakes for example. It’s quick to make, and you can…

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A Rajput Legacy of Slow-Cooked Game Meat and How the Tradition Originated

Renowned for its rich vegetarian delights, Rajasthan’scuisine is equally popular for its meaty dishes. In this erstwhile Princely state of Rajputana, the Rajput warriors and hunters have had a rich heritage of hunting and meat-eating. Hunting was one of the favourite hobbies of the royalty who would wander into the wild for days to find and hunt down a good catch. The game meat or the ‘shikaar’ was then prepared and relished by all, sometimes in the palace and sometimes in the lap of nature. Chef Sadaf Hussain, contestant of Masterchef…

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