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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Dishing Out Snacks Using Dal – 10 Stellar Recipes to Try

India runs on dal, there is no doubt about it. Explore the northern belt of the country and you will find a unique preparation of dal enjoyed in every household. Lunch hour here is never complete without a bowlful of steaming arahar dal. The preparation goes on to attaining the status of the ultimate comfort food of the country. “Dals are used in many ways. They can be cooked into thick, medium and thin preparations, exemplified by the meetamasoor dal of the north, the spicy tuar sambar of the South or the soup-like rasam based again on tuar. These are regular accompaniments…

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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: This Strawberry Cheese Cake will refresh your senses

Strawberry is juicy, refreshing and has just the right mix of nutrients and anti-oxidants. Add a little yogurt, cream, cheese and make a cake to satiate that sweet craving. Here’s the recipe Serves 8-10 Ingredients 1½ cups plain yogurt (ready made curd) – hang for 1 hour in a muslin cloth 300 gm (1½ cups) fresh cream 3 tbsp cheese spread ½ cup powdered sugar, or to taste 200 gm fresh strawberries – pureed in a mixer, see note 100 gm (1 cup) china grass mix, vanilla flavour base 22…

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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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15 best Chinese recipes

1. Quick and easy Chinese recipes! The most popular foreign food in India is Chinese Cuisine. All those who have grown up in the 1990s have memories around Chowmein and Chilli Potatoes that were the hot favourite of every child and teenager growing then. In fact, noodles have fast replaced several traditional food as the favourite breakfast and dinner option. India has its own version of Chinese dishes which are spicy, tangy and full of flavours. No party is complete without Spring Rolls and Chilli Paneer as snacks and restaurant…

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Nigel Slater’s light summer recipes

  If there is a theme running through this summer’s cooking it is that of yogurt and its strained and lightly salted cousin labneh. At breakfast, I prefer the wake-up-call sharpness of sheep’s milk yoghurt, often with a glowing puree of alphonso mango and a lightly sweetened compote of blueberries or blackcurrants. Used as replacement for some of the cream in a fruit fool, the refreshingly acidic notes of goat’s milk yogurt flatters the flavours of apricots, strawberries and raspberries, as well as making the dessert less rich. Homemade labneh,…

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12 best Punjabi recipes

1. Spicy…buttery and heavenly! Punjabi cuisine is popular for its variety and authenticity. The delicious Punjabi food can be modified into several enticing dishes which are quick and easy-to-prepare. As Punjabi’s like to enjoy their food buttery, creamy and loaded with desi ghee, they also enjoy a melange of aromatic spices. These traditional Punjabi recipes will be loved by all the food lovers in your family. Whether you have unexpected guests at home or a kitty party that you have been planning for a long time, these recipes will be…

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10 super easy egg recipes you must try now!

Egg is that versatile ingredient that adds magic to any dish. In fact, now it has been scientifically proved that if you breakfast on eggs, you are more likely to lose weight because egg not just fires up the metabolism but also keeps you satisfied for long. Egg based recipes are easy to make and are less time consuming. One egg is a nutrition packed tiny little ball and if you add a little roasted ragi or some powdered oats in your omelette, your complete meal is ready. Egg also…

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