Lip-Smacking Ways to Use Papad: From Masala Papad to Rolls and Chaats

Papad or poppadum is undoubtedly one of the most loved accompaniments in an Indian meal. Providing not just crunch, but also a burst of flavour to your plate of rice, dal and veggies or meat, the fried treats come in various shapes and sizes. They are usually seasoned, containing a lip-smacking dose of cumin, black pepper, red chilli flakes, masalas, herbs and/or other spices, which pair very well with regular home-cooked meals, particularly dal-chawal. A common practise is to break the crisp, fried or roasted disc onto the plate using your fingers and mix it with the…

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8 Ways to Spruce Up Foods Using Hung Curd or Greek Yogurt

Curd is a staple in most Indian households and a versatile condiment used in numerous delicacies. Similarly, hung curd is one of the most common condiments to be used and makes for a great substitute to most of the cream-based foods. Also known as Greek Yogurt, hung curd is nothing but curd; the only difference is the whey (water) of the curd is drained completely to make hung curd. The yogurt is kept in a muslin cloth and tied tightly and hung off the wall to let all the water drain…

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13 Fool-Proof Ways to Get a Flat Tummy

We all dream of having a slim and toned stomach, but losing the fat around your midsection can be quite a struggle. Unfortunately, it is not enough to spend hours in the gym to get a flat tummy. A lot has to do with what you eat and how you eat. Here are some long-lasting ways to get a flat tummy and fit into those cute jeans you’ve secretly saved. 1. Start right: This is the first step to losing weight. You need to kick-start your metabolism and make sure you…

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How to Make Mutton Soft and Tender: 4 Ingenious Ways to Cook Flavoursome Mutton

Someone has rightly quoted, cooking is an art; an art that needs just the correct techniques to get the taste right. A technique can completely make or break a dish. One of the biggest examples of going wrong is while cooking mutton. If you haven’t been able to make mutton soft and tender, you may have missed out on the right technique. You wouldn’t want to serve tough mutton to your guests, would you? Worry not, as we bring you some tips and tricks to make mutton that effortlessly melts in…

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Grilled Potatoes, Three Ways

We’re halfway through July. If you’re already sick of throwing corn or donuts (you bad!) on the grill, try potatoes. Surprised to hear that the starchy veg works well over a flame? We were, too, so we tried prepping them three different ways—one of which were the insanely amazing grilled garlic fries pictured above—to prove that potatoes aren’t just a delish baked addition to a Super Bowl spread. GRILLED GARLIC FRIES Perhaps the best use of spuds on the grill: Cutting them into wedges, then tossing with olive oil, garlic…

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8 Smart Ways to Eat Healthy During Office Hours

A regular 9-to-5 desk job, sitting all day in an air-conditioned cabin, is what majorly constitutes an office for most of us. Office life can often get hectic, with no signs of stopping or slowing down. Work keeps piling up and the 40-hour workweek hardly seems enough. All this adds up to nothing but higher stress levels, unhealthy lifestyles and irregular eating habits. As such one tends to cash-in on unhealthy snacks that are available in tuck shops like chips, crackers, biscuits, and namkeens. The calories we consume are far…

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10 Versatile Ways Bananas Can be Used Apart from just Eating as a Fruit

Fruits make such an inevitable part of our lives, especially because of their innumerable benefits and of course different flavours. These seasonal delights can be relished in numerous ways, with each region in the country having their own exclusive recipes. One such fruit is banana that can be used in more ways than just one. From its leaves to the stem, flower to its peels, each and every part has a different story to tell. Eating a banana itself has so many health benefits to offer; it acts as a…

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Summer Special: 4 Delicious Ways to Beat the Heat in Delhi

Summer 2017 is getting really hot, but don’t let it dampen your food-loving spirit. With various restaurants and eateries offering refreshing summer-inspired dishes to tantalise your tastebuds this season as well as keep your system cool , you have more reasons to head out and indulge than let the heat get the best of you. And by this if you thought we were referring to living only on salads and iced beverages for the entire season, you are in for a big surprise. Delhi folks, go on and make the…

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HIV programs, mental health: 8 ways Trump’s new budget might affect public health

W ASHINGTON —  When Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates sat down with President Trump and his aides a couple of months ago, he tried to convince the new president that public health funding was not something that could be sacrificed. “It’s an education process,” he said. Those pleas seem to have fallen on deaf ears. The budget outline released by the White House Tuesday contains sharp cuts to everything — from a $76 million reduction in global health funding that includes HIV programming to grass-roots community health grants. And while it’s not clear what cuts will…

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How to Save Money on Food: 6 Really Simple Ways to Eat Better

‘People who love to eat are always the best people’ Golden words by Julia Child, author, chef and one of the most celebrated food icons around the world. We are all eating more, enjoying our food more and adding to our food experiences more than ever before. A decade back there were fewer choices when it came to eating out. Birthday cakes were ordered only from the friendly neighbourhood bakery and weddings were the only time you thought of getting the food catered from outside. No matter how large the…

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