Make Your Own Instant Noodles Masala At Home

When I was a child I use to steal the silver packets from the family packs of instant noodles and lick them clean. And then, of course, my mother used to scold me for leaving those packets of noodles to waste. In my defense, there is nothing tastier than the salty, sweet, and spicy masala well-suited for our taste buds at any time of the day. For all those mothers who have naughty kids like myself, or who want to make the instant noodles’ tastemaker at home just to add more flavour…

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Aamras: This Luscious And Pulpy Delight Is Every Mango Lover’s Dream Come True

Summers are here in full swing and it’s time for mangoes to raid our refrigerators and fruit baskets. Also dubbed as the king of fruits, mangoes are enjoyed in many forms. As soon as the summer strikes, you can find them in smoothies, dips, mocktails, shakes, custard and so much more. One such desi delight is aamras.Aamras is a divine blend of Alphonso mangoes with a signature pulpy consistency. Relished mostly in the western part of the country like Gujarat and Maharashtra, aamras works both as a stand-alone dish as well as a perfect accompaniment to piping hot…

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Roath Khabar: The Kashmiri Sweet Bread That Announces The Arrival Of The New Bride

Kashmiri cuisine much like the valley itself spells a mystic charm that commands an attentive eye to understand it’s true beauty. Much has been said about the meaty fair of Kashmiri cuisine, be it the robust roghan josh or kebabs, the soothing curries or the delicious sweetmeats; however, not many of us know much about the Kashmiri breads. Breads are an intrinsic part of Kashmiri cuisine. According to Masterchef India 2016 contestant Chef Sadaf Hussain, “Both bakers and breads are given immense importance. In Kashmiri language, the baker is called…

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Tips And Recipe To Make Restaurant-Style Chilli Chicken At Home

“Love thy neighbour.” If there is one field where Indians have mastered the lesson is in the arena of food. Let’s admit it, with a plethora of our own desi marvels from north to south, it could get slightly difficult for cuisines of other countries to make inroads, especially on to the streets of the country. But, history is proof that India has welcomed good food with open arms, especially what our neighbours got on board. Chinese cuisine certainly holds a special place in all our hearts. We have had it in…

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10 Best Vegetarian Chinese Recipes You’d Love To Prepare At Home

If you are a Chinese food lover, you’d know how amazing delicacies are; and no we aren’t talking about the authentic Chinese food. Here, we are referring to the Indianised version of the Chinese cuisine. The addition of extravagant flavours in schezwan rice, noodles, vegetable and paneer make the Indo-Chinese delicacies special. Interestingly, no Chinese person would be able to identify these dishes as their own, most of which appear to be made from a mix of soya sauce, chili sauce, tomato ketchup and schezwan sauce. These dishes developed right here in our…

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Upma: Here’s All You Need To Know About The Traditional Indian Breakfast Dish

Just a few months ago, Shabana Azmi kept Twitter busy when she posted an image of a dish she sampled during a trip to Italy. She called it upma, the Twitterati largely disagreed saying she couldn’t tell the difference between upma and poha. We didn’t hear of this in most parts of south India where we love our upma, one of those dishes that truly belongs to the ‘any timers’ menu in any all-day diner. It works equally well for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between meals. With the cross pollination of cooking styles over…

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10 Low Calorie Foods That Can Speed Up Weight Loss

                  Obesity has long been considered one of the world’s biggest plagues, leading to a climbing threat of health problems such as diabetes, pressure problems and high cholesterol. We know that North America is home to the largest population of obese people on the planet, but India is not far behind. The obesity epidemic, as it has been called, is clinging to out coattails and clawing its way further and further up. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was even said to be considering…

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7 Amazing Hair Growth Foods You Should Be Eating Daily

Long, strong and shiny hair is almost everyone’s dream yet not everyone is able to fulfill it. Of course, it’s important to keep your scalp healthy, but it’s also critical to pay attention to your diet. You can have dry, frizzy, smooth or silky hair – all these are signs of your inside health. Each strand is made up of cells that contain a tough protein called keratin and they need to be constantly nourished with minerals and vitamins to make your hair long and strong. So, what is the…

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6 Indian Food to Reduce Belly Fat

Wedding season is here! And you will all agree with me that there comes a moment when you want to lose stubborn fat around your belly just to wear that favorite sari or lehenga of yours. We keep running from pillar to post to find that one secret food or ingredient that melts our belly fat. We don’t believe in miracles but here is the list of superfoods that will actually help you shed those extra kilos. In order to lose weight, you need your calorie intake to be less…

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10 dishes that you cannot ignore when in Kashmir

1. The real taste of Kashmir The beautiful state of Jammu & Kashmir is not just a treat to the eyes but has a rich culinary heritage as well. If you have experienced a Wazan, the Kashmiri multi-course meal, you would know what we are talking about. Kashmiri food is full of flavours, desi ghee and uses ingredients like dry ginger powder, fennel powder, kashmiri red chilli and garam masala in abundance. According to Paritosh Kapoor, a Kashmiri home chef, “Kashmiri cuisine is predominantly non-vegetarian because of the climatic conditions,…

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