Here’s How You Can Caramelise Onions Like A Pro

That one dressing which is always there in our salads, without which the food seems incomplete – yes, it’s the onion, which we curse for making us all teary. Onion is widely consumed in Indian kitchens. Apart from satisfying our cravings for something crispy, it surprisingly turns out to be quite beneficial for our health as well as it has detoxifying properties, helps in digestion and boosts hair growth. To give onions a spin, some new inventions have come around over the years like the caramelised onions. If you’ve been…

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How To Make Sensational Gun Powder At Home: A Perfect Recipe For Keeps

I still remember the quizzical look on the waiter’s face when a friend of mine from Delhi requested for some gunpowder to be served at the table. This was a few years ago at a popular South Indian restaurant in Chennai. You will still probably get the same quizzical expression in 2018 in most restaurants in Chennai. This is not a commonly used term in Chennai as it is in many parts of India to describe the traditional spicy powder that makes the perfect accompaniment for idlis, dosas or even…

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This Is How You Make Restaurant-Style Kal Dosai

South Indian food offers a wide variety of dishes. From idli, dosai, uthapam to paniyaram and appam, south Indian food has it all. One such popular variety of dosai in south India is kal dosa. A lot of people confuse this delight with plain dosai or plain uthapam; however, it is way too different from both the variants. Made with parboiled rice and urad dal, this dosai variant is slightly thicker and is quite soft in texture. It stays soft for a longer time, and hence, can be packed in…

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What is cold pressed oil? How it is different from refined oil

1. What makes them different When we had started believing that refined oils are the best medium for cooking and that they keep us safe from heart diesase and obesity, scientists turned the tables again by a new research which says, cold pressed oils are what we must be consuming and not the refined ones. But what’s the difference between the two? A layman will naturally be boggled by these two types of oils that are same in appearance. Basically, cold pressed oils are the ones that are extracted in…

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How To Fry Eggs? An Easy Way To Make Your Breakfast Interesting And Healthy

Eggs are one of the most wholesome and nutritious foods and is considered as one of the super foods. They are a part of our breakfast menu and make an occasional entry in our dinner too. They are one of the most wholesome and nutritious foods and is considered as one of the super foods. They are known as a source of high quality protein. Proteins repair muscles, manage blood sugar levels, provide immunity and strength and help in weight loss. Eggs are also loaded with vitamin D, which is…

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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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Malaria treatment, scientists have decoded how parasites invade our cells

Talk of monsoon, and it is difficult not to worry about malaria. However, the disease may soon be a thing of the past: In what is being hailed as a significant breakthrough, scientists claim they have taken a significant step towards developing a new vaccine for malaria. In a study published in the journal Nature, scientists have for the first time unveiled an atomic-scale blueprint of how the parasite invades human cells. Using the Nobel Prize-winning technology cryo-EM (cryo-electron microscopy), the researchers mapped the previously hidden first contact between Plasmodium…

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How To Make Rich And Creamy Fruit Cream In 3 Easy Steps

Summers are here and so is the time to indulge in a lot of summer special delicacies. The joy of gorging on juicy summer fruits in sweltering heat is above all. However, if you’re bored of having those summer delights in their raw form and wish to experiment with your palate, then we’re here to help you out. In order to break the monotony, you can pair summer fruits with fresh cream topped with a variety of syrups. Fruit cream is not only easy-to-make dish but won’t take much of…

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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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How Many Calories Are There In An Orange? Use These Tarty Fruits In Healthy Recipes

Most health experts suggest adding citrus fruits to your daily diet, considering they come packed with essential minerals and vitamins beneficial for health. One of the best citrus-loaded fruits is orange; the tangy, refreshing fruit that delivers a significant boost of vitamin C along with other vitamins like vitamins A and B and minerals like potassium. Since it has less calories to add up in your body, it has gained quiet a popularity among fitness lovers. So, how many calories are there in an orange? What are its health benefits…

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