How to make a perfect puri

India is blessed with diversity in almost every aspect, food being the most obvious one. Here, festivals and celebration is incomplete without serving and eating rich food delicacies. When we think of merriment by way of food, one of the most loved preparations comes to mind – Poori! What may seem simple and basic at first glance actually encompasses an amazing variety. From plain poori to bharwan kachori, the special fried poori constitutes an integral part of every Indian festivity. And now, here’s a crash course to crack the art of…

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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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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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Tamil Nadu’s Crispy Cashew Pakoda is the Perfect Evening Snack During Monsoon

Who doesn’t love crispy pakodas on a rainy day? Well, we all do. Our undying love for fried snacks is just beyond imagination and why not? They make for a great accompaniment with a piping hot cup of tea. Talk about pakodas, we all end up gorging on the same ol’ pyaaz ka pakoda, aloo ka pakoda or mirchi ka pakoda , but have you ever thought of trying the delectably crispy cashew pakoda or Munthiri Puruppu Pakoda popular in Tamil Nadu? This rich delicacy is religiously gorged on as evening snacks with a cup…

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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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This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Bark Recipe Is the Perfect Weekday Snack

Tired of the overly processed, questionable ingredients and high prices of packaged candies on store shelves? Me, too. That’s why I came up with this simple, three-ingredient dark chocolate bark that any foodie will appreciate. But I didn’t choose ingredients at random. These three—dark chocolate, pistachios, and pomegranate arils—are all you need to create a healthy, mouthwatering masterpiece. Each one is loaded with antioxidants, but there are other health benefits you score, too. Dark chocolate can boost brain power, pistachios offer up healthy, unsaturated fats (not to mention they’re one of…

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Topshop’s new collection is perfect for this in-between weather

this in-between weather Previous slide Next slide 1 of 12 View All Now it’s June it’s probably a bit depressing to be wearing tights. But how does one dress for chilly commutes and overactive office air con? Luckily Topshop Unique’s pre-fall lookbook is full of clever styling tips to navigate unpredictable climes. And don’t be fooled by the label pre-fall. The collection, inspired by preppy Nineties Oxbridge students and the indie pin-ups on their walls, is now in store and on topshop.com [Source  THE TELEGRAPH]

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