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How to have Five to Six Small Meals a Day: Try My Example

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Is it a good idea to have five to six small meals a day? I am sure you know how following a balanced diet regime could be the best way to stay healthy. The question now is: can you achieve this goal? Is it practical to include grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs, milk and dairy […]

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Curd Rice recipe: A light way to have dinner

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Curd rice is a very simple and delicious dish to have in hot summers or whenever you feel like having something light. This is a perennial favourite all over Southern India, where many prefer ending their meals NOT with a dessert but with curd rice! Ingredients Cooked rice-2 cups Yoghurt-1 cup Clarified butter (Ghee)-1 tablespoon Black […]

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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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