Breakfast in Old Delhi: 7 Lip-Smacking Dishes to Kickstart Your Day

Old Delhi maybe intimidating because of the swarm of people that throng the narrow streets and the chaos that seems to be perpetual, but for those who are really passionate about food, it is the ultimate hub to savour the best of desiflavours. There are so many nooks and corners with legendary food stalls that making your way through the madness to sample mouthwatering delights once in awhile is definitely worthwhile. That too at old-time prices that allow you to feast like a king in under 500 Rupees. Where else can…

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8 Lip-Smacking Keema Recipes That You Must Try

Keema is a traditional meat delicacy popular across the Indian subcontinent. The word ‘Keema’ is believed to have been borrowed from the Turkish word ‘Kıyma’, which means minced meat. Keema  was a popular breakfast staple in the Awadhi cuisine during medieval India. It was an age when the royal families took their culinary affairs almost  as seriously as their administration. The khansamas (royal cooks) of  several Mughal rulers and Nawabs, invented many keema delicacies to please their beloved king and the royal appetite of the court. One of the most…

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Lip-smacking Bombay Pav Bhaji delight

It is that time of the year when rain showers take up much of the month-long weather forecast. It is the best time to enjoy hot and spicy food. Pav bhaji is a Mumbai street food that you can relish as a rainy day snack or meal. It is a spicy mixed vegetable curry prepared with special blend of spices and served with soft pavs toasted with loads of butter. Try this irresistible, mouth-watering dish. Serves: 8; Preparation time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 60 minutes Ingredients: Large potatoes           : 4 (boiled) French beans     …

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Lip-Smacking Ways to Use Papad: From Masala Papad to Rolls and Chaats

Papad or poppadum is undoubtedly one of the most loved accompaniments in an Indian meal. Providing not just crunch, but also a burst of flavour to your plate of rice, dal and veggies or meat, the fried treats come in various shapes and sizes. They are usually seasoned, containing a lip-smacking dose of cumin, black pepper, red chilli flakes, masalas, herbs and/or other spices, which pair very well with regular home-cooked meals, particularly dal-chawal. A common practise is to break the crisp, fried or roasted disc onto the plate using your fingers and mix it with the…

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8 Innovative Samosa Fillings to Make Snack Time a Lip-Smacking Affair

A traditionalsamosa is perhaps the most popular Indian appetiser or street food . Talking about samosas, the first thing that we visualise is fried, golden pyramids stuffed with spicy potatoes and green peas along with peanuts and raisins put in for good measure. Samosa is said to have originated in the Middle East (where it is known as sambosa), and was introduced to the Indian subcontinent by traders from central Asia. Today, they have become the most favourite and generic snack among Indians. We Indians love to give international food an Indian taste; that is why hamburgers…

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