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Pooris: The magical balloon like Indian bread

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This magical version of the humble chapati is an eternal favourite of the home cook as well as restaurants. Because these are fried, pooris have a longer shelf life than chapatis. This is why pooris are popular for picnics, outings and as prasadam (blessings) in many Hindu temples. Their balloon like appearance make them an […]

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Besan Halwa Recipe: the Classic Indian Dessert

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Besan Halwa (Chickpea flour dessert) is a dessert which is fit for the gods, literally, and so is offered quite frequently in temples. Ingredients Chickpea flour (Besan)-1 cup Sugar-1/2 cup Clarified butter (Ghee)-1/4 cup Milk-1 cup Saffron-few strands dissolved in milk Green Cardomom-2 crushed Cashew nuts-25 grams (1oz) (1 + 1/2 tablespoon) Raisins-25 grams (1oz) […]

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Egg Potato Curry Recipe

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Egg curry is a handy dish for the days when you don’t have access to any fresh green vegetables. The protein of the eggs is balanced with the carbs from the potatoes and the curry lets you enjoy this dish with a portion of just plain boiled rice. Serves 3-4 Ingredients Egg-6 Hard boiled and […]

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Chicken ‘Ishtew’ Mughlai Recipe

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Chicken ‘Ishtew’ is a take on the British Chicken Stew that is served even today by legendary restaurants like Karim’s in the streets around the Red Fort in old Delhi. Serves 3-4 Ingredients Chicken pieces-1 Kg (2 lbs) (4 cups) Onions chopped finely-1 Kg (2 lbs) (4 cups) Tomatoes chopped-1 Kg (2 lbs) (4 cups) […]

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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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