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

Families which cook and eat together are the happiest.

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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Sprouts Salad Recipe with an Indian Twist

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Indians generally take salad NOT as an appetizer or a separate dish but as part of the main meal.   And there too, with just onions, tomatoes, radish and carrots—chopped or sliced, with a slice of lemon on the side. There will in general be no lettuce or any other edible greens. Interestingly salads in Turkey […]

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

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To celebrate India’s magnificent Fish cooking tradition, I am happy to present to you my fish- focussed cookbook with such exotic spices and taste that you will be left asking for more. The e-book contains as many as 43 Mouth-watering and Mind-boggling Ways to Cooking Fish in a JIFFY as Only Indians Can. So say […]

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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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