Breakfast recipe: How to make a millet pancake

Millet pancake is a healthy breakfast option and it tastes delicious too. If you’re looking to whip up a quick meal in the morning which meets your nutritional needs and is a treat for your taste buds as well, millet pancakes can be your go-to option. Here’s an easy recipe that will delight your senses. Take a look. Ingredients: 1 cup – Millet flour 1 tsp – Ginger paste 1 tsp – Chilli paste 1 tbsp – Coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp – Onions, chopped 1 tbsp – Green chilli, chopped…

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Cooking with Winter Berries: 4 Ways to Make the Most of Them

Every time November comes around, I start getting excited about all the wintry produce that makes its way into my kitchen. There’s delicate, pearly ponkh, and sturdy sweet-fleshed yams. There’s mogri (rat-tail radish), and amba haldi, which looks and tastes like a cross between ginger, turmeric and mango. Fresh leafy greens such as sarson and bathua pile up in my vegetable crisper. My lovely Gujarati neighbour sends around a bowlful of homemade undhiyu. And yet, winter wouldn’t be winter without the profusion of berries that swell my shopping bag, every time I return from a visit…

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10 Ingenious Tips To Make the Perfect Sarson Da Saag This Winter

Winter is here and so is the season of green vegetables; groceries are flooding with beautiful winter greens including bathua, cholai, sarso, methi and palakand we couldn’t be more excited. As we embrace the chilly winter, Punjabi special Sarso da Saag (Sarso ka Saag) lathered with a dollop of white butter along with Makke ki Roti will be our go-to meal during this time. Not only is this a healthy meal, but also makes for an ultimate winter comfort food. Sarson ka Saag is not an easy dish to prepare considering it takes lot of…

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Paneer Ki Kheer- How to Make This Delicious Dessert at Home

There are a variety of desserts that are a part of Indian cuisine but kheer, whether it is made with chawal (rice), sabudana (sago), sewaiyanor sooji, surely has to be amongst the most popular desserts that come out of any Indian Kitchen. No occasion is complete without a serving of kheer; from Navratri to Eid, Dussehra and Diwali, this dish is truly loved my millions. Paneer ki kheer, is more variant of this dish and is very easy to make. It contains no rice or sooji and instead made with crumbled paneer. The distinctive and pleasing taste of just 3 ingredients paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese), milkand dry fruits),…

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How to Make Vegetarian Eggless Mayonnaise

It makes for the best salad dressing, an excellent sandwich spread and all things good, mayonnaise has always been a great companion for dinner parties and also for times when we’re struck with sudden hunger. A dollop of creamy mayonnaise can transform a boring snack into something exciting. Before it became popular as an essential fast food ingredient, this creamy condiment was used as a dip in Spain and then its popularity slowly spread across France and other countries. It is believed that ‘Mayonnaise’ got its name from the French word ‘Moyeu’ which…

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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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Catering Ideas to Make Your Diwali House Parties in Mumbai Memorable

Soon after I moved to Mumbai twenty years back, I realized that Diwali is to Mumbai what Durga Pujo is to Kolkata. Offices in Mumbai give the longest break of the year at this time as they combine Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Gujarati New Year and sometimes add a day or two bring in the weekend too. This is time to distribute bakshish, bonus and dry fruits too. With time I made lots of friends in Mumbai and then came across a Diwali phenomenon that I was not familiar in the Kolkata that I had…

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Festive Special: How to Make Meethe Chawal

The festival season is the favourite time of the year, when there are celebrations everywhere and delicious traditional delicacies to make the whole experience even more memorable. One such dish that commonly features during Indian festivities is Meethe Chawal or sweet rice. Be it Godh Bharai ceremony, Karva Chauth, Shaadi, Raksha Bandhan, Diwali, Sankranti or Janmashtami, this sweet treat is lovingly prepared, particularly in North Indian households and relished by all. Loaded with dry fruits and nuts, and scented with gulab jal or rose water and saffron, it is hard to resist. There are, of…

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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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