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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Here’s How You Can Make Tender Smoked Salmon At Home

There’s nothing quite as delicious as a plate of smoked salmon. It adds volumes of flavour to any dish it is added to, whether it is whipped into creamy scrambled eggs, curled onto a pizza, slivered into a quiche or frittata, or even just tossed into a salad. No wonder, smoked salmon is a fixture on restaurant menus and supermarket shelves. But suppose you could smoke your own salmon at home, with very little fuss, and no specialised equipment? In the story below, I offer a simple method of smoking salmon, a method that…

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How To Make Quick Sirke Wali Pyaz At Home

We are sure that you all must have noticed that bowl of pink pearl-like onions lying on the table of any north Indian restaurant. These onions are paired with almost all north Indian dishes, be it tandoori chicken tikka or chhole bhature, and known to double the taste of the dishes. The mere sight of these onions takes me back to my childhood and brings a smile on my face. It was the time when we used to dine out at a restaurant, out of all the dishes, these little…

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Here’s How You Can Make Banarasi Dum Aloo At Home

Indian food is rich in flavours. There is no denying the fact that it is prepared using a mélange of spices. There are a plethora of Indian dishes that have rich gravies and distinct taste. One such delicacy is Banarasi dum aloo. If you happen to be a potato lover, then this article is apt for you. This delicious main course dish is usually served with kachorior urad dal puri. Prepared in rich gravy of tomatoes, cashews and a variety of spices, these stuffed potatoes are then garnished with fresh cream and coriander. There are many variations…

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Is Saline Water Beneficial To Consume? How To Make It At Home

Salt makes for an essential nutrient and if consumed in an optimum amount, it has many benefits to offer. It is said that it is one of the best ways to detox our body. In fact, Ayurveda is said to have used salt water, or saline water, to cleanse stomach, intestines and colon, while repairing the damage that our diet has caused to the cells in our digestive tract. While there is no scientific explanation or study that has proved this theory, it has been a favourite solution that has…

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Home education compulsory registration?

The Department for Education is raising the prospect of a compulsory register for an estimated 45,500 home-educated children in England. Ministers have launched a “call for evidence” on ensuring children taught at home get a good quality education. There is also £3m to check against “harmful practices” in “out-of-school settings”, such as clubs and societies. Education minister Lord Agnew said all children needed to have a “suitable and safe education”. But the Education Otherwise home education group says there is “no evidence” that registration would be an improvement. ‘A different…

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How To Make Restaurant-Style Bread Croutons At Home?

Be it salads or soups, bread croutons stand out to be the centre of attraction for both. Not only do they add a distinct taste and crunch to the dishes, but also make them look immensely appetising. We often end up making salads and soups at home, but fail to master the art of making those perfectly crisp bread croutons. If you wish to make that restaurant-style bread croutons in the comforts of your kitchen, that too without much hassle, then bring this article to your rescue. They are super…

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Navratri 2018: How To Make A Delicious Navratri Thali At Home

Navratri 2018 is here. Chaitra Navratri celebrations would go on till 25th March 2018. During this period of nine auspicious days, devotees try all that they can to seek the divine blessings of the Goddess Durga. Navratri fasting is one way of showing devotion to the goddess. In addition to the religious and spiritual reason, there is also an apparent scientific rationale to these fasts. Both Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri fall during major seasonal changes. Chaitra Navratri marks the beginning of summers. It is said that during these major transitions in season, one…

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