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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10 Best Samosa Recipes

            What would be the answer to your prayers in this sweltering heat? Untimely spells of shower, yes! They are the harbinger of the much awaited rains, nursing the otherwise tormented soul. When the sky turns breezy grey leaving behind its might and glow, you know it is going to shower some happiness onto you. One of the best ways to celebrate this shift in the season is to sit in your balcony with a cup of steaming chai or coffee, munch on those deep…

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10 Best Noodle Recipes: From Soba and Udon to Chopsuey

            There’s nothing like noodle time! Come rain, come shine, digging into a bowl of noodles is the epitome of comfort food. The strings of happiness come in many forms and can be tossed in a number of ways with myriad ingredients to make spectacular treats. Noodles may have been introduced in India by the traders from China and South East Asia years ago, but it has become very much a part of India’s culinary landscape now, where it is popularly known as chowmein and…

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Ramzan Special: 10 Best Iftar Recipes

            The holiest month on the Islamic calendar is here. Every year Ramzan witnesses millions of followers across the world partaking in what is called roza, the period of fasting. According to the Islamic tradition, the basic purpose behind keeping a roza is to instill a sense of self restraint in oneself. A typical day for the one who keeps a roza starts before dawn with a lavish meal (known as suhoor or sehri), and once the sun rises, he or she follows a strict…

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Vegetarian recipes: Julia Platt Leonard’s king oyster mushroom & thyme tart

Of course I make a list before I go grocery shopping but that doesn’t mean I follow it. Take for example a visit to the green grocer. I’ve got what I call my ‘don’t you dare forget to pick-up…’ things like lemons and garlic and berries for breakfast. But I come home with a lot of food that wasn’t on my list – things that catch my eye or call out to my stomach. Take the king oyster mushrooms I found the other day. I don’t see them that often…

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