What is the difference between cookies and biscuits

1. An overview After a tiring day at work, relishing masala tea or coffee on the terrace of the house along with your favourite biscuit or cookie is the real bliss. But, while you enjoy the flavours, have you ever thought what the real difference between biscuits and cookies is? Often shaped as discs, the two celebrated snack items (also used in desserts) are actually different in terms of texture, ingredients and much more. Let’s find out. 2. What is a cookie? Cookie is an American English name, which was…

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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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Paneer Jalebi: The Denser Cousin of Jalebi Is Nothing Like Anything You Have Had Before

If there is anything that can compete with the phenomenon of samosa in this country, it has to be the crisp and sweet jalebi. It was somewhere in the 13th century that the west Asian import made inroads into the culinary map of India, as Zolabiya, and here we are eight centuries later, absolutely hooked to our dearjalebi. Crispy, coiled and ever-so delightful jalebi, is staple across all halwais and sweetmeat shops in the country and is our all-time favourite too. Did you know that the recipe of jalebi is said to be first recorded in the 16th century, ‘Bhojana Kutuhala,‘ –…

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‘Millions missing out’: aid fails to make the grade on early years education

 A child at school in Lebanon. Researchers found donors are deterred from spending on pre-school learning because its benefits are less immediate. Photograph: Hussein Baydoun/Theirworld Just 1% of international aid dedicated to young children’s development is being targeted on pre-school education, according to a report that warns spending is imbalanced and short-sighted. While global funding for early childhood development has grown in recent years, almost all of this investment – 95% – has been channelled towards health and nutrition initiatives. Donors are deterred from spending on pre-school education, the report…

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Refugee education must be ‘top of the agenda’ says Muzoon

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan in Geneva, where she was speaking at a side event on the global compact on refugees.  © UNHCR/Susan Hopper GENEVA – When Muzoon Almellehan fled her home in Dara’a, Syria, five years ago, she did not know if she would be able to attend school at the refugee camp in Jordan. So, the then 14-year-old packed her school books among the handful of belongings she was allowed to carry to safety. “I was very worried about education. It is the greatest weapon that can help us…

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Love Kathi Rolls And Frankie? Read On To Know The Difference Between The Two

Aren’t kathi rolls and frankies the best thing to have happened to the grab and go generation of ours? Easy-to-eat, loaded and ever-so-delightful, both of these rolls are the perfect pick for those who are in a rush, or are simply lazy but love their meals to be convenient and of course, yummy! Kathis and frankies have ruled desi hearts, much before the advent of burgers in the Indian food scene and continue to be a hit still. Good, greasy and decadent, these rolls could often be confused for one another, but…

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Benefits of Muskmelon: 7 More Reasons To Love The Summer Fruit

The summers are here in all its glory. While most of us cannot wait for the king of fruits mangoes, we have to agree that summer is more than just that. It is the season of several other juicy and delicious fruits that deserve their own share of fame. Take for instance, the love affair of melons and summers. Juicy, fleshy and aromatic, muskmelon is one of the most loved and cultivated fruits of India. In fact, muskmelon is said to have its origin most likely in a region from India to Africa. Packed with…

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Watermelons For Weight Loss: 3 Reasons To Load Up On The Summer Fruit

It seems as if summer has arrived early this year. For nothing else can explain the sudden surge in temperatures. But, being the eternal optimists that we are, we chose to embrace all the good that the weather has brought along. For starters, the lovely seasonal fruits! The fruit carts are full of them already. Juicy and fleshy watermelons are one reason we are particularly so excited about summers. According to the book ‘Healing Foods,’ by DK Publications, red fleshed water melon is a good source of lycopene, which helps…

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Pudina Chutney: What Makes The Mint Relish India’s Summer Essential

Many of our history books never chronicle the role played by our foods, herbs and spices in shaping the country’s fortune. Did you know that chutney was a favorite of the British from the years the Empire ruled India. So much so, that chutney was one of the luxury imports in the Britain and the rest of Europe, pretty much throughout the British rule. The obsession paved way for recipes and brands, like Colonel Skinner’s Major’s Grey and Bengal Club Chutney.  Chutney is also one of the few Indian foods…

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The unsaid story of Butter Chicken

1. An overview Ask a non-vegetarian about their love for Butter Chicken and you can measure it in the eyes. And if you ask the same person about the humble origin of this iconic dish of the Indian cuisine, they go blank. Well, it’s nothing surprising, because many of us are actually not aware of the interesting story behind the origin of the dish that is also a favourite of every non-veg lover. Read through to know the unsaid story of the origin of India’s most loved chicken preparation-Butter Chicken….

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