Food is never a problem for those who love to cook.

Families which cook and eat together are the happiest.

Fish Cocktail Recipe the Indian Way

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Fish Cocktail is a “starter” or appetiser that you may get with your drinks in some clubs in India. Tastier and more flavourful than the humble fish finger fry, because it uses garam masala, this dish is generally a hit with people of all ages. Serves 3-4 Ingredients Sliced Fish-1/2 Kg (18oz) (2 cups) Note: […]

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How to make Indian Paneer at Home

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For those who don’t know, Paneer is some kind of an uncured, fresh common cheese which is very popular in North Indian cuisine for savoury dishes and in East Indian cuisine for sweet meats. It is unlike any other cheese that I have tasted anywhere in the world. Many of my non-Indian friends, when asked […]

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Now Available: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Chicken the Indian Way

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51 mouth-watering “Home-Style” ways to cooking chicken in a JIFFY as only Indians Can IMPORTANT: The e-Book is available on all major e-book platforms at a SPECIAL INVITATION PRICE  of US $0.99 (or equivalent) only till 30 November 2015. Prices shall go up thereafter. To celebrate India’s magnificent Chicken cooking tradition, comes my chicken- focussed […]

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Chicken Shami Kebab Recipe: Try this melt in the mouth dish today!

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Shami Kebab is traditionally made with mutton mince, but if for health reasons you want chicken mince, there should be no objection. In any case, this is a wonderful dish that can also be served as an entrée. The use of lentils improves the nutritional quotient of this dish by many notches. Serves 3-4 Ingredients […]

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Yakhni: A timeless dish for all ages from Kashmir

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Yakhni is a Kashmiri yogurt based gravy dish, which is usually made with mutton. But there are vegetarian versions too using ‘nadru’ (lotus stem) or even bottle gourd. It has no tomatoes, turmeric or chillies. Kashmiri Pandits (Brahmins) also don’t use onions and garlic. Kashmiris believe that Yakhni originally came from Persia, and probably reached […]

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Fish Chops: An Indian Recipe inspired by British Raj

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As the story goes, one day just on a whim, the British memsahib decided to enter the smoky kitchen where half a dozen cooks, masalchis (helpers who grind spices or masalas), and sundry assistants were busy preparing the dinner. Everything looked alright, from an Indian perspective, except for the strange piece of cloth that the […]

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Why We are NOT Masterchefs

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I have been watching MasterChef Australia 2015 (Season 7) off-and-on with some interest. I really loved the glitzy sets and the professional manner in which the show was presented. Complicated, but gorgeous looking courses were dished out in almost every episode by some contestant or a celebrity chef that did make your mouth water. There […]

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Why are you doing this Hawkins?

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Let me admit this upfront. I have, for quite some time, been an unabashed fan of Hawkins, of its pressure cookers, pans and even electrical appliances, without being “affiliated” with this company in any manner. But what recently got my goose was when this venerated company ran a half-a-page advertisement about its latest Hevibase pressure […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Fish-Excerpt

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Table of Contents I: Fish—Why Bother? II: Cooking Fish the Indian Way Chapter 1: Fish Starters Basic Indian Fish Fry Spicy Fish Fry Tandoori Fish Fish Amritsari Fish Pakoras (Fritters) Fish 65 Chapter 2: Fish Curries Masalewali Machhi (Spicy Fish Curry) Fish in Creamy Tomato Curry Machhi Do Pyaza (Fish with fried onions) Thick Fish […]

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Make this Simple Yet Delicious Prawn Curry at Home

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Indians have a great knack for cooking shrimps, prawns, lobsters and crabs in a way that is unknown to the rest of the world. There is almost nil use of wine, cheese or cream. Unlike the Thai, there is no use of galangal, Kafir lime leaves or lemon grass. There may be some use of […]

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