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Dangers of Fad Diets: A Case Study

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Sitting on your desk and pounding away on your laptop can make any one a “couch potato”. Compound that with a tendency to just grab a bag of munchies when hunger pangs grip you, in the middle of when your creative juices are in full flow, and you have a sure recipe for disaster. Fat around […]

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Onion Fried Rice Recipe: The Perfect Way to Deal with Left Over Rice

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If you have ever thought what you could do with the boiled rice you made on weekdays, this onion fried rice recipe could be the perfect way to add some zing to your left over rice, the North Indian way. Fortunately, this recipe does not require too many unfamiliar ingredients and is perfectly suitable for […]

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Thank You All for Making Lentils Hit the No. 1 Spot on Amazon Again

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Try this Home-Style Light Indian Fish Curry Today

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Sunday is finally here and a great day to cook something exotic. Why not try a simple home-style light Indian fish curry today? Interestingly, this simple fish curry is so popular that it is eaten almost daily in many homes in West Bengal. So enjoy this fish curry Bengali style and have fun with your […]

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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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