How To Make Banana Chips At Home?

Crunchy, flavourful and delicious; that’s what banana chips are to most of us! These fried delights make for a great snack, a side dish and sometimes, a traditional food on most occasions in South India. Banana chips are generally dry, mostly salted or spiced and sometimes jaggery or sugar-coated. Widely enjoyed in the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and locally known as nenthra-upperi, these chips are mostly fried in coconut oil. The sweet counterpart, which is made using jaggery, is known as sharkara upperi. Made with unripe plantains,…

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A Complete Guide To Making Perfect Burgers At Home

When it comes to burgers, the world’s your oyster; that’s why you can make anything, from avocado and bacon burgers to potato tikki burgers. No matter which burger floats your boat though, there’s something vividly satisfying about taking a bite of the moist meat, the salty cheese, the soft white bun, and the crisp-as-a-wafer lettuce leaf. One of North America’s most famous exports to the world, its very first mention appeared on a Delmonico’s menu in 1834, in New York. This wasn’t quite the burger we know today, but something quite similar….

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Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop launched in India, price starts at RS 65,999

Taiwanese electronics brand Acer on Thursday launched its all new “Nitro 5” gaming laptop, with improved specifications, for Rs 65,999 for the AMD-based model and Rs 72,999 for the 6-Core Intel processor-based variant. “The new ‘Nitro 5’ has been developed for gamers who want powerful specs to enable great experiences on-the-go at affordable price point. The advanced features and the latest hardware with a refreshed striking exterior adds to its uniqueness and provides the feeling of intensity to a gamer,” Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India, said…

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How To Make Delicious Restaurant-Style Tomato Chutney At Home

We all love to eat south Indian food once in a while, don’t we? Sitting at a south Indian restaurant and thinking what to order; one thing that we are sure to try is the savoury, tangy tomato chutney. Although different restaurants have their own recipes of tomato chutney, here is my mom’s super hit tomato chutney recipe that she makes quiet often at home. This tomato chutney is different from the regular chutneys. My mom uses it as a pasta sauce (of course, without the coconut and curry leaves),…

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A Big Fan Of Kadha Prasad? Now Make Your Own Kadha Prasad At Home

If you love the kadha prasad served in gurudwaras, then you’ve come to the right place. The soft velvety halwa is believed to be as food blessed by the Guru. Rich in sugar and ghee, kadha prasad is immensely delicious and is undoubtedly difficult to resist on just one serving. The prasad is served out of the same bowl to everyone in equal proportions. As a sign of humility and respect, visitors accept the kadha prasad sitting, with hands raised and cupped. The prasad served in gurudwaras touches the soul as it is prepared with utmost dedication and devotion. Here is a…

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7 Tips To Make Perfect Hummus At Home

There must be something about middle-eastern cuisine that makes it such a global rage. In India too, middle-eastern wonders like shawarma, falafel, hummus have found their own niche and lovers in the food circuit. One of our favourite Levantine imports is hummus; the chickpeas-based dip or spread that has become a party staple of sorts. Whether being a part of the multifarious Lebanese platter dominated by meat and salad or an accompaniment to pita bread; hummus always manages to shine bright. It is the perfect recipe to whip up on days…

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Iftaar party at home? Try korma, keema recipes to impress

During this Ramadan, impress your family and friends with self-made gosht badam korma or keema with recipes lent by experts. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad according to Islamic belief. Chefs Kunal Kapur and Vicky Ratnani have shared a few recipes to help you out for the get together: * Gosht badam korma Ingredients Oil – 1/2 cup Black cardamom – 1 no Elaichi –…

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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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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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