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Butter Chicken or British Chicken Tikka Masala: Our “No-Tears-No-Tandoor” Home Made Variation

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If you have ever longed to make Butter Chicken or the British Chicken Tikka Masala at home, without using a tandoor, garam masala, or even tear-jerking onions, let me surprise you with this Home Style variation. As a child, I would call this recipe “Lava Chicken” because the tomato puree makes this curry bright red […]

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Make Your Home Made Lasagna Healthier and Tastier than Any Gourmet Italian Restaurant Can

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Lasagna front Lasagna side I recently looked up the internet and found that the keyword “healthy lasagna recipes”, despite appearing to be an oxymoron, is actually quite a popular search term. But how can lasagna be really healthy? My short answer: because of its wonderful, mouth-watering taste that makes you happy and because being happy […]

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Health benefits of Turmeric

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 Why Should We Know How To Use Turmeric or the Indian Haldi? I have always wondered why Turmeric, which is so ubiquitous in Indian cuisine, is hardly ever used in western dishes. The only occasional use I have seen is its addition in some preparations of American-style Mustard but that too in really tiny quantities. […]

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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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