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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Custard Apple Benefits: From Improving Vision To Building Immunity And More!

India is bestowed with exotic fruits; one of them being custard apple, also known as sitaphal or sharifa in Hindi. Custard apple has a unique taste, essential nutrients and various impressive health benefits. It is a tropical fruit native to Central America and scientifically known as Annona reticulata. Closely related to bullock’s heart, or ramphal, this fruit is vaguely heart shaped and is generally green in colour. Custard apple is soft and contains a few black inedible seeds. It is believed that the name ‘custard’ is given considering the consistency of…

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Dahi Ke Sholay: This Hung Curd Delight Is Sure To Get Your Drooling

Tired of pairing your tea with samosas and bread pakoras? Why not try these fried bread hung curd delights instead? Dahi ke sholay, as it is commonly known, is gaining popularity across Delhi NCR. Located in the INA market, dahi ke sholay is a welcome variation among those regular tea-time snacks. This deep-fried delight is very much similar to bread rollsthat are commonly savoured by people across the nation. However, what makes this stand out from the other is its filling, which is prepared using hung curd and a melange of spices. It has a super-crisp bread exterior, which is…

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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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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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Navratri 2018: Grab These Snacks To Avoid Lack of Nutrition

Navratri is here, and many people are observing fasts as a form of gratitude to Goddess Durga. Apart from its religious and/or spiritual significance, the ritual of fasting is also backed by science as a healthy approach that can help detoxify the human body from various toxins. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet even during fasts.   As our immune system has a tendency to weaken during seasonal transitions, staying away from certain foods can help us fit and disease-free, at least to a certain extent.  …

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Ramphal (Bullock’s Heart) Benefits And Ways To Use It In Your Daily Diet!

Mother Nature has bestowed us with a plethora of amazing fruits that have abundant health promoting properties. Out of the treasure trove of beautiful looking fruits, there is ramphal, also known as bullock’s heart, which is known to have numerous health and beauty benefits. This green coloured ripened fruit is believed to have high amounts of antioxidants, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus and a generous amount of iron content in it. The phytonutrients make this fruit an unmissable bet. Did you know that ramphal belongs to the same family as custard apple, which is the…

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9 ways to use lettuce other than in salads

1. Interesting lettuce recipes Think of lettuce leaves and the first thing that comes to mind is-‘salad’. But come on, don’t you think the fresh green leaves deserve more in terms of identity than just a boring plate of salad? Well, we think they do, and that’s why we decided to share some interesting and tempting variations of lettuce leaves that you won’t be able to ignore. From sinful wraps to cheesy cups, the healthy leaves have turned unhealthy to suit your taste buds and trust us, they are worth…

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10 seasonal foods you must have this spring to stay fit during summers

1. What’s in for spring? With cool breeze blowing during the night and the sun shining in the day, we know, it’s spring already. It’s that time of the year where you feel, the weather is at its best! However, spring season can pose to be a threat if you do not take care of your diet. With these seasonal changes, the human body can easily catch cold and flu because of the presence of all kinds of viruses and allergens in the atmosphere! To help you maintain good health…

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How to make perfect parathas at home

1. The art of making perfect parathas! Parathas makes for a happy breakfast in every Indian household. Especially when they are served with a dollop of butter or ghee. Different people have their own methods of preparing this popular flatbread. They are quite wholesome and satiating when stuffed with veggies, keema, lentils and other such ingredients. Here is a guide to make perfect parathas in a jiffy. 2. Prepare fresh dough You can never make good parathas with a stale dough. So ensure that you roll out parathas with freshly…

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