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Chicken Biryani: Our Home-style JIFFY version

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Chicken Biryanis are normally elaborate affairs with saffron-tinged rice layered with cooked chicken and then cooked in a pot sealed with dough. We present here, however, our Home- Style JIFFY version, which is in my opinion also tastier. Ingredients For the chicken: Whole chicken -1 (cut into 8 pieces) Chopped Onion-3 large Chopped Ginger-2 inch piece […]

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How to Make Yogurt at Home

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Image Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net/Danilo Rizzuti Most of us know about the benefits of consuming yogurt on a regular basis. Yogurts are rich in probiotics which are the “active good bacteria” that we need for the proper functioning of our digestive tracts. Rich in Calcium, Yogurt can help prevent Osteoporosis and keep our bones strong and […]

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How to Make Gujias at Home without Deep Frying

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Gujias (or Pidukias as they are called in Eastern India) is a casserole kind of delicacy where a shell made of wheat flour is filled with khoya and nuts. In North India, this is usually served on the occasion of Holi, the spring festival of colours. The traditional method is to deep fry them and […]

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How to make Jalebis at home

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Jalebis are an orange-red sugary-syrupy sweet dish and a favourite of street food vendors in India. It is deep fried and admittedly calorie dense. But who makes jalebis at home without the use of artificial orange-red colours? And can someone reduce its sweetness too? PLEASE….. My mom experimented with making jalebis at home and the […]

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70 Jiffy Ways to Prepare Desserts the Indian Way

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70 JIFFY Ways to Prepare Delicious Desserts from Everything—Rice, Wheat, Paneer, Khoya, Yoghurt, and Hold Your Breath, Lentils and Veggies! As Only Indians Can. From the author of Amazon # 1 Best seller “Cooking In A Jiffy” series of cookbooks, comes a mind-boggling tribute to sweets, puddings and desserts, the way Indians cook them in their homes […]

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Stuffed Green Peppers in a Tomato Base

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Who doesn’t like the colourful, crunchy and juicy taste of capsicum or green peppers? And now research suggests that these peppers may even be good for your health. Did you know that red, yellow or green peppers contain three times more Vitamin C than orange juice? Peppers also contain cancer-fighting properties and may aid in […]

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101 Ways to Cook Veggies the Indian Way

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101 Tastiest Ways to Cook Veggies as Snacks, Soups, Curries, Full Meals and hold your breath, Desserts! As only Indians can. So forget your boring boiled and broiled and baked ways to make veggie dishes and let this new book open your eyes to the wonderful possibilities of cooking vegetables the way northern, southern, eastern […]

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How to Make Coconut Chutney at Home

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Who doesn’t love having coconut chutney with such South Indian delicacies as idlis, dosas or uttapams? But with inflation hitting the supply of coconuts nowadays, you may have noticed that the amount of coconut chutney served in restaurants all over India is becoming smaller and more watery every day. Gone are those days when you […]

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How to Make Apple Raita at Home

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The harsh Indian summers are here and this recipe is an excellent way to cool you down. Raitas otherwise are yoghurt based dishes that are served with the main meal in Northern India. You take a spoonful of this once in a while basically to cleanse your palate. And the best part—like salads, you don’t […]

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Pooris: The magical balloon like Indian bread

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This magical version of the humble chapati is an eternal favourite of the home cook as well as restaurants. Because these are fried, pooris have a longer shelf life than chapatis. This is why pooris are popular for picnics, outings and as prasadam (blessings) in many Hindu temples. Their balloon like appearance make them an […]

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