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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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Chicken Teriyaki Recipe: Our Home Made Variation

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If you want to have a low fat dinner involving chicken and also want to have a Japanese flavour, then try this Chicken Teriyaki recipe tonight. A word of warning though. We are Indians and not Japanese, so you may find our home-made Chicken Teriyaki variation to be a little different from the authentic version. […]

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Navratna Veg Pulao Recipe: The Ultimate Vegetarian Rice Dish

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This is the ultimate vegetarian pulao recipe. Savour this on those really special occasions. Ingredients Long grain rice (Basmati)-2 cups Cottage Cheese (Paneer) or Tofu-200 grams (7oz) (1 cup) Peas-1/4 cup Carrots cut into small pieces-1/4 cup Cauliflower florets-1/4 cup Raisins-2 tablespoon Roasted Cashew nuts-3 tablespoon (The method to roast the cashew nuts: in a […]

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COMING SOON: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Rice the Indian Way

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From a bed for curries, to pilaf, biryani, khitchi, idli, dosa, sundry savouries and delicious desserts, no one cooks rice as lovingly as the Indians do. To celebrate this heritage, comes my rice- focussed cookbook that anyone looking for gluten-free food should just grab with both hands. IMPORTANT: The e-Book is available on Amazon at […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Rice the Indian Way

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Image Courtesy: Magentic Manifestations “Rice is a beautiful food. It is beautiful when it grows, precision rows of sparkling green stalks shooting up to reach the hot summer sun. It is beautiful when harvested, autumn gold sheaves piled on diked, patchwork paddies. It is beautiful when, once threshed, it enters granary bins like a (flood) […]

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Strange Things About Indian Cuisine That You May Not Know

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India is a land of strange sights, sounds, smells, customs, traditions, and of course, cuisine. But regardless of where you go in India, you will find some common thread binding its varied culinary traditions together. I underline a few here. Eating in Thalis: Traditionally, Indian food used to be served in Thalis (round platters), that […]

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10 Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

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Image Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net/Africa With the onset of winters, sipping hot, ginger tea might seem the perfect thing to do while cuddled inside a comforter on a warm bed. Not only does ginger tea taste great but it has also got lots and lots of health benefits. For thousands of years, mankind has been aware […]

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How to Make Kidney Beans (Rajma) at Home the Indian Way

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Have you ever tried to make kidney beans at home in the Indian style for a change? This recipe is called Rajma and is a perennial favourite of the North Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. This dish is cooked more like meat than lentils. Many wayside eateries or dhabas […]

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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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A Light Home Made Honey Orange Chicken Recipe

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  This is an extremely delicious and low calorie honey orange chicken recipe. The sweet and tangy taste of orange paired with the subtle saltiness of the entire dish is really appetising and soothing. Ingredients Chicken breast boneless-1 Honey-1 teaspoon Orange juice non-sweetened-1/2 cup Orange zest-1 teaspoon (Take the skin of an orange and scrape […]

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