This Easy Indian Dinner Recipe Only Calls for Staples—and It’s Ready in 20 Minutes

Some cooks are so legendary that when you see them in the flesh you truly do quake in your boots. For my mother, waitressing at Legal Sea Foods in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the 1970s, that cook was Julia Child. Mom was asking a fishmonger how to cook a roast she’d just bought. He laughed, pointed, and said, “Ask that lady!” My mother turned, and there was the six-foot-two PBS host, trilling away about how to do right by a nice roast. Mom will never forget it. Octogenarian Madhur Jaffrey, the…

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Learn The Art Of Making Biryani With These 4 Easy Steps

Biryani is one of the most loved delicacies not just in India but across the globe. It is said that, biryani was first brought by Mughals in north India, whereas in south India it was introduced by the Arabs. Thereafter, India witnessed many different versions of biryani – including Hyderabadi biryani, Keema biryani, Awadhi mutton biryani, Lucknowi biryani, Chicken biryani, Fish biryani – all with their own unique taste and flavour. Biryani is a complete meal in itself, apt to suit all occasions, whether you are looking for a lazy Sunday afternoon or grand indulgence at the dinner table. For making a perfect, lip-smacking biryani, you…

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7 simple and easy tips to keep the chicken moist in your recipes

1. The art of cooking Cooking is an art and to be a skilled artisan you need to know the tricks and tips right to fill the canvas called plate with colours in form of flavourful and tender dishes. Today, we are going to share some simple and easy tips to play with chicken correctly so that when you cook the pieces or the breast, they turn out to be moist and flavoursome. Check this out. 2. By marination Marinating chicken before cooking in any form is necessary. It not…

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5 Easy Tips To Remove Bitterness From Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd, or karela, is one veggie that is quite talked about for its distinct taste and flavour. It has a bitter taste and most people don’t relish the same. However, there is no denying the fact that bitter gourd is a powerhouse of various essential vitamins and minerals. It has a host of health benefiting properties that can possibly keep many diseases at bay. A lot of people like bitter gourd only in the form of bharwa karela (stuffed bitter gourd). If you happen to be one of those…

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Easy Recipe Alert: How to Make Pancakes

Yes, a boxed mix is the easiest way out. But our Test Kitchen’s triple-tested recipe tastes better and, honestly, it’s the best (and simplest!) pancake recipe of all time. Ingredients Yields: 3 servings Cal/Serv: 400 1 c. all-purpose flour 2 tbsp. sugar 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/4 c. milk 3 tbsp. butter, melted 1 large egg Vegetable oil for brushing pan Directions Prep Time: 0:20 Total Time: 0:30 In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add milk, butter and egg; stir until flour is moistened. Heat 12-inch nonstick…

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5 Easy Raw Food Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast supplies our body and brain with sufficient nutrients after a long gap of sleeping. Breakfasts must not be skipped at any cost as they hold a lot of importance in proper functioning of the body. Having a nutritious breakfast not only keeps the body and metabolism healthy but also aids weight loss by maintaining blood glucose levels. Making the right choice for breakfast can make a whole lot of difference to the entire day. If you don’t have sufficient time in the morning to cook yourself a breakfast, here’s…

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Bombay Chappati Sandwich: The Easy Cheesy Desi Treat

We hate wasting our food. In some form of the other, to whatever extent possible, we try making the most of our leftovers. India has given the world of food some of the most ingenious ways out of waste. For instance, take the case of ‘chenna’, the crumbly, feather-light substance derived out of curdled milk, which brought about a revolution in Bengali confectionary. Shahi Tukda, the Mughlai culinary masterpiece that made use of left over breads to come up with a melt-in-the-mouth delicacy. One such delicious dish making use of left over chapatis and common…

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Raksha Bandhan 2017: Make These Easy Low Calorie Sweets For Your Brother

Raksha Bandhan brings back a plethora of memories for me. It marks the official start of the festive season. Right from Rakhi till perhaps the end of the year, there is some festival or the other almost every fortnight. And these celebrations involve copious amounts of mithais! So as kids, my brother and I were constantly hovering in the vicinity of the kitchen – lured by the aromas of sweets and savouries. The choice will spoil you, and yet, the brain will sound alarms of calorie overload. Thanks to the constant experiments…

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Daily Report: Reinventing Food Isn’t Easy

Food delivery services are having a hard time turning a profit, and they are dreading the day that Amazon officially acquires the high-end grocer Whole Foods. Uber, the ride-hailing service, is simmering in management chaos and a tough intellectual property fight with Google’s parent company, Alphabet. And that brings us to Hampton Creek, the company that is trying to reinvent food. Last year, the vegan food start-up quietly ordered its workers to buy mass quantities of its flagship product, Just Mayo, from stores. Such an effort could make Just Mayo seem more popular than it…

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Ditch Roadside Momos: Easy Tricks to Make Healthy Dumplings at Home

There are few dishes that are as loved as this classic Tibetan steamed dumpling. A delightfully thin layer of white flour is filled with the choicest of delicious vegetables or meat, and steamed to perfection. Momos have travelled far and wide to finally reach our doorstep; and with the love that it has got, we have proved that its journey has not been in vain. However, the momo has gained immense notoriety in recent times due to an ingredient called Monosodium Glutumate (MSG) , which is claimed to contain carcinogenic…

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