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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5 Ways to Give Your Vrat Wale Aloo an Interesting Spin

Aloo is one of the simplest dishes to prepare. But since you are off a lot of ingredients, during these fasts and have limited options, having the same dishes day in and day out can become a bit monotonous. Here’s a way out. It takes little effort to turn the same vrat wale aloo into an interesting dish with new flavours. Let us show you how. Here are five genius ways to transform your favourite vrat wale aloo into something new and flavourful each time. Chef Manjusha Sinha was organizes cooking class in Gurugram suggest…

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5 Ways to Give Your Vrat Wale Aloo an Interesting Spin

If you are fasting during the Navratri 2017 fasts, you would know that vrat wale aloo is one of the simplest dishes to prepare. But since you are off a lot of ingredient, during these fasts and have limited options, having the same dishes day in and day out can become a bit monotonous. Here’s a way out. It takes little effort to turn the same vrat wale aloo into an interesting dish with new flavours. Let us show you how. Here are five genius ways to transform your favourite vrat wale aloo into something new and…

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5 Ways In Which You Can Use Eggs To Lose Weight

It is often said that the best things come in small packages, and if you take the case of the humble egg, you can’t help but agree. Packed with protein, good fats and essential vitamins, eggs have some of the most health-friendly properties to boast of. According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing house, “Eggs contain vitamin D, necessary for healthy bones and teeth , and nutrients that helps balance blood sugar levels. They protect against heart disease and support the healthy function of nerves and the brain”.Most importantly, eggs have also been regarded as…

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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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