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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Raksha Bandhan 2017: Make These Easy Low Calorie Sweets For Your Brother

Raksha Bandhan brings back a plethora of memories for me. It marks the official start of the festive season. Right from Rakhi till perhaps the end of the year, there is some festival or the other almost every fortnight. And these celebrations involve copious amounts of mithais! So as kids, my brother and I were constantly hovering in the vicinity of the kitchen – lured by the aromas of sweets and savouries. The choice will spoil you, and yet, the brain will sound alarms of calorie overload. Thanks to the constant experiments…

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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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Express Recipes: How to make the perfect Mango cake

One of the few good things about the sultry summer season is the availability of mangoes. Aam Panna, Mango shake, Mango Lassi, Mango pickle, Mango ice-cream, Aam Paapad…the list is endless. Eggless Mango Cake can also be one option, only if you know the recipe. Here goes. Ingredients Maida – 1 cup (110 grams) Mango – 1 (300 grams) Condensed milk – ½ cup (200 grams) Powdered sugar – ½ cup (100 grams) Milk – 3-4 tbsp Butter – 1/3 cup (80 grams) Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp Raisins- 2 tbsp…

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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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Express Recipes: How to make Cheese Dosa

If you are one of those who like cheese in everything, this rendition of dosa is just perfect for you. Ingredients Idli batter – 2 cups Salt – ½ tsp or as per taste Mozzarella cheese – 2×2 inch chunk Butter – 2 to 3 tbsp Tomato chutney – ½ cup Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp Capsicum – ½ cup (finely chopped) Sweet corn – ½ cup Mushroom – ½ cup (finely chopped) Coriander – ½ tsp Salt – ¼ tsp or as per taste Chaat masala – ½…

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Express Recipe: How to make Steamed Potato and Cheese Balls

These steamed potato and cheese balls were the inaugural dish of my new bright red steamer . Until now the use of steaming in cooking was limited to steamed veggies to go with grilled meat. This I could do with keeping the veggies on a colander and then atop a pot of boiling water. But now I want to go a step further; try momos and dimsums at home. That’s why the new addition in the kitchen. These potato and cheese balls make for a quick delectable snack. I have…

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Recipe from Rajasthan: How to make onion-tomato tikkad

Tikkad is a typical Rajasthani bread especially in the desert areas. I first had it when I was visiting a village in Jodhpur for my research on eGovernance in rural India. I remember it was a hot summer afternoon and I was going from one home to another. As is customary of rural hospitality between 10 am to 1pm I had covered 15 homes and 15 cups of very sweet tea! We decided to do one more home and then take a break for lunch and to our surprise the…

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Instant snack: How to make crispy Noodles Pakora

Indians swear as much by their pakoras as by the noodles. So making a noodles pakora is not a bad idea. It’s fun to make and fun to eat. Here goes the recipe NOODLES PAKORA   INGREDIENTS 1 chup Gram flour 2 tbsp Corn flour 1 cup boiled noodles 2 finely chopped Mushroom ½ cup finely chopped cabbage 1-2 finely chopped Green chilly 1 inch piece thinly chopped Ginger 2 tbsp finely chopped Green coriander Salt as per taste ¼ tsp Red chilly powder Oil for frying METHOD Take gram…

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Express Recipe: How to make Steamed Potato and Cheese Balls

These steamed potato and cheese balls were the inaugural dish of my new bright red steamer . Until now the use of steaming in cooking was limited to steamed veggies to go with grilled meat. This I could do with keeping the veggies on a colander and then atop a pot of boiling water. But now I want to go a step further; try momos and dimsums at home. That’s why the new addition in the kitchen. These potato and cheese balls make for a quick delectable snack. I have…

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