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Kolkata special Phuchkawalar Alurdom

Phuchkawalar Alur Dom! (Dum alu made by panipuriwala) ​ Ingredients: Baby Potatoes - 15-20 pieces Onions - 2 large (Chopped) Tomatoes - 2 large (Chopped) Garlic - 4-5 pods (Chopped) Ginger - One inch piece (Chopped) Mustard Oil - 2 tablespoons Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Laal Mirch Powder - 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon Amchoor Powder - Half teaspoon Sugar - Half teaspoon Salt - To taste Tamarind Pulp - 1/3rd cup...

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How to make famous Indian recipe Makhani tomato paneer

Are you a great foodie? Do you like to check out new recipes  that can be easily made by using some ingredients available at home? Then here is an Indian recipe that is simple and easy to make- Makhani tomato paneer. This is a delicious paneer makhani recipe. The flavors of this dish is more home style and its not a restaurant style recipe.  ​ Ingredients-                         1.) Tomatoes-1/2 kg chopped,   2.) Cloves- 4 cloves            3.) Butter -1/4 cups,  4.) Sugar-...

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How to Prepare Pure Ghee At Home?

How to prepare pure ghee?? Ghee is an important item in daily Indian diet. In all most all Indian homes, ghee is consumed on a daily basis. Ghee has a lots of health benefits like: antiseptic properties good for skin improves digestion smoothens the intestinal activity acts as a lubricant for joints and reduces pain Also, some dishes like khichadi, puranpoli, kheer, almost all the Indian sweets or simple steamed rice  are just impossible to savoir...

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Beetroot battercake

To make Beetroot battercake,  1. Grated beetroot (1/2 of 1 beetroot) 2. What Flour (Double of grated beetroot amount) 3. green chilli chopped (1) 4. 2 tbsp salt 5. 1.5 tbsp red chilli 6. 1 tbsp tumeric 7. 350 ml water 8. Olive oil Preparation: 1. Take a bowl and mix grated beetroot and wheat flour in the given amounts with water.  2. Add green chilli, salt, red chilli and tumeric to the mixture. 3. Stir well in the bowl. This prepares your batter. 4. Prepare a...

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Raw Banana Balls Recipe

Snack on Raw Bananas!! Bananas are a rich source of vitamins and minerals and also contain a lot of fiber. Ripe bananas are sweet and fulfilling but green ones have there own taste and same nutrition as a ripe one! Lets see how we can make some quick snack out of this fruit. ​Lets make Raw Banana Balls... ​ Ingredients: Raw banana: 3-4 Potatoes: 2 Green chillies: 2 finely chopped Cumin powder: 1 teaspoon Roasted peanut powder: 1/2 cup Scrapped coconut: 1/2...

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How to make your fussy kid eat vegetables

Hello again! And thank you all for reading my previous article​! I know many of you must have rolled your eyes at "stocking fridge with gajar halwa and peanut laddos" in my article, " are-we-poisoning-our-kids-20-9-2017". ​  http://www.oyewiki.com/health/are-we-poisoning-our-kids-20-9-2017?ow_src=5fe11bbe9b9fe5ad58790a8b5428d1bd&ref=home-page    These things don't work with most kids and I have a good reason to know. So I want to share the tricks which work with...

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Tips for working woman to plan their meals

​ Most of the ladies these days are working. They leave the house in the morning and come back tired in the evening after a long day. Entering the kitchen and preparing a meal just seems next to impossible. Though there are many options today of ordering food for home delivery, but it is not only expensive but also a very unhealthy option. Just a little planning in an organised way can make everything so simple. In this situation there are a few things that they need to do....

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Navratri Special Recipe

Festival of Navratri is full of lights, joy and festivity. Navratri - The nine sacred days, mark the most auspicious days of the lunar calendar and is celebrated by Hindus with fervour and festivity all over India. During these nine nights, nine avatars of Goddess Durga are worshipped. People stay awake the whole night and play Dandiya and Garba during Navratri. Most devotees observe a fast for nine days, though there are few who observe fast only for two days. During...

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Veg Tiranga Sabji Recipe

I went to a restaurant with my mom to celebrate her birthday. I checked the menu card. We didn’t want those typical Punjabi dishes with one and the same type of gravy. I was reading the menu card to see, if i could get something different than usual. I stopped on one name, ‘Veg Tiranga’. I called the waiter and asked about that sabji. He explained that the dish contains three different types of gravies. So, we decided to order that one. I was very excited to taste it. The dish came and...

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Recipe To Make Special Aloo Cholla Tikki Chat

​ Aloo Cholla Tikki chat is a very tasty and easy to make snack, It can be served as the best starter in parties or home meetings, It is liked by all most everyone. Ingredients :- 1.) Potatoes - 4 (Boiled and Mashed) 2.) Cooking Oil - 5 Tablespoon 3.) Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Amchur Powder - As per your requirement. 4.) Cholle - Boiled  5.) Curd, Imli Chutney, Sev - 1/2 cup each 6.) Onions - finely chopped Steps To Follow:- 1.) Properly mix Potatoes, Salt,...

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How to Make Crispy, Spicy and Hot Onion Rings?

Cooking time :  25 minutes Servings :  4 – 5 Ingredients : 4 large onions, thickly sliced 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 cup plain-flour 1 tsp pepper powder / chili powder 1 egg, beaten 1/2 tsp baking powder bread crumbs water oil salt to taste Recipe : Peel the onions and cut them into thick slices. Separate the onion rings from each other. Leave the very small rings. In a bowl, mix flour, pepper powder, salt, turmeric powder, baking powder. In another bowl,...

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How to Make Chicken Tandoori

Ingredients : 8 large chicken legs pieces Marination : 3 tsp ginger-garlic paste 2 tsp chaat masala 1 tsp oil 3 tsp curd lemon juice of 1/2 lemon 4 tsp red chilli paste 3/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 1/2 tsp red food colour 2 sticks cinnamon 5 green cardamom 3 brown cardamom 2 tsp coriander seeds 2 tsp cumin seeds 3 cloves 1 bay leaf Recipe : Clean the chicken pieces and cut 2 or 3 long slits on each piece.  In a bowl, mix lemon juice, curd, oil,...

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How to Make Delicious Mango Milk Shake

Mangoes are here and so is Mango Shake.. Mango shake has become like an integral part of our daily regime.. :) Mangoes are really and truly the King of all Fruits..!! Mango Shake is blended mango and milk with loads of Ice.. ​ (Image Source) Preparation Time:- 5 mins |  BlendingTime: - 2 mins |  Serves:- 2 people INGREDIENTS: 1 large ripe Mango (Aam) 2 cups chilled milk Sugar to taste Ice cubes PREPARATION: 1. Peel the mango and chop off the mango pulp. 2. Blend...

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How to make Pav Bhaji at home

Pav bhaji is best hurried meal of all times... Making chapatis gets very tuft at times, as first knead the dough then generally we tend to eat hot chapatis only, so you have to wait will we are having the meal to prepare them.. So when I am too lazy to make the dough and chapatis, Pav bhaji is what comes to my mind.. A wholesome meal which is truly delicious..  Pav Bhaji, is a very famous Street food dish in India..  a nice blend of many vegetables fried with butter with pav (bread buns)...

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How to make Delicious Matar Paneer

I am having some tuft time everyday to decide what to cook these days.. I don't know for some reasons I am unable to figure out which vegetable to prepare.. So recently I end up making a lot of paneer.. Matar paneer is an all time favorite i any household.. Matar Paneer is a simple to prepare paneer dish that can be prepared for regular lunch/dinner  or even for a party.. Simple peas and cottage cheese cubes enriched with an onion and tomato gravy.  Preparation Time:- 15 mins |...

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Recipe To Make Paneer Cutlet.

( Image Source )​ Paneer Cutlet can be easily made at home and it can be served as the best starter in parties or in home meetings. Ingredients :-  1.) Paneer - 2 Cup (mashed) 2.) Potato - 2 medium sized (Boiled and mashed) 3.) Green Chilli - 4 (cutted) 4.) Onion - 1 (cut it in small slices) 5.) Cauliflower - 1 small sized (cut it in small pieces) 6.) Salt - As per your requirement 6.) Bread Crumbs - 2 Cup 7. Oil - For frying  Steps To Follow: - STEP...

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Recipe to make Strawberry Shake

Ingredients: 1. 8 strawberries (2 for decoration) 2. 2 cups cold milk 3. 1 cup fresh cream 4. 2 tablespoon sugar 5. 2 scoop vanilla ice cream 6. Ice cubes (As per your requirement) Steps to follow: Step 1: Except vanilla ice cream put all the above ingredients in a Blender. Step 2: Now blend all the ingredients properly inside the blender. Step 3: Now take out the mixture in a glass/cup. Step 4: Now put some cutted cashews and strawberries over it for decoration. Step 5:...

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How to make bharwa karela (bitter gourd).

Preparation time - 10 mins, Cooking time - 20-25 mins Like every other girl who knows a little about cooking I used to imagine will I ever be able to make such delicacy. So one day I thought let's try it after all it's only me who has to eat what I cook.  Ingredients(for 6 karelas) Onions-4 (small ) finely chopped Karela scrapings and seeds (of 3 karelas ) Ginger paste-1 teaspoon Cumin powder-1 teaspoon Coriander powder-1teaspoon  Chilli powder-...

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Yummy Cheesy Spinach Pasta Recipe

Since long I had this craving for pasta.. One day, I peeked into my refrigerator and found a bunch of spinach and mozzarella cheese. So, this combination gave me an idea to come up with this yummy and different recipe of pasta.  It is a simple recipe which uses minimal ingredients and your yummy pasta is ready in moments time. Preparation Time:- 5 mins | Cooking Time:- 15 mins | Serves:- 2 people INGREDIENTS: 2 cups Pasta 2 table spoon Cornflour (All purpose flour...

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Chinese Cooking: How to make Paneer in Hot Garlic Sauce

Paneer is one thing that is always present in my fridge.. So thought of making this Chinese delicacy from Nita Mehta's cookbook "Microwave Recipes".. This is a fairly simple recipe but with amazing taste..The garlic sauce was really amazing.. Due to my love for Chinese food, I tried this recipe and now am certainly more confident in trying out more Chinese dishes.. Preparation Time:-  5 mins |   Cooking Time: - 15 mins |   Serves:-  3-4 people INGREDIENTS: 200 gms...

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How to make Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Chocolate is always a favorite of kids, and these are some magical cupcakes and simply melt in mouth.. Simple to make, and yummy to eat.. they are a must try.. Preparation Time:-  20 mins |   Cooking Time: - 20 mins |   Serves:-  Around 6 cup cakes INGREDIENTS: 1 and 3/4 cup All purpose flour (Maida) 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup Sugar 1 Egg 1 tea spoon Vanilla essence 3/4 cup Chocolate chips + 1/4 cup for sprinkling 2 tea spoon Baking powder 1/2 tea spoon Baking Soda...

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How to make tangy Aloo Rolls at home (Potato Rolls Recipe)

With the same vegetables everyday.. life was getting boring.. I was just not feeling like making the same dishes again yesterday night.. So after a whole lot of googling.. and searching for some recipes.. I settled with Aloo Roll.. It was the best Aloo Roll I have eaten.. Simply loved it.. This is a simple recipe, which includes making the roll, the filling and a tangy sauce to add on the flavors to the entire dish..  Preparation Time:-  30 mins |   Cooking Time: - 5 mins per...

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Healthy Cooking: Sprouts Salad

Sprouts is a healthy way to start the day.. Moong dal sprouts is what my husband loves, I make it often either for breakfast or as a salad for lunch or dinner...  Preparation Time:-  10 mins |  Cooking Time:-  15 mins |  Serves:-  2 people INGREDIENTS: 2 cups Sprouted Green Moong Dal 1 tea spoon ghee/oil 1 Onion finely chopped 1 small Cucumber finely chopped 1 tomato finely chopped salt to taste 1 tea spoon Red Chilly Powder (Lal Mirch) 1 tea spoon Garam masala powder...

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Gajar Matar Recipe (Carrot Peas Fry)

I love love love winters.. With winters we get the beautiful red carrots which are a part of anything I cook now-a-days.. And the fresh peas.. Nothing like them.. Now this recipe is purely to be made when you have both of these.. because it is not the same taste with the orange carrots and the frozen peas.. :) Preparation Time:-   5 mins |    Cooking Time: - 20-25 mins |    Serves:-   2-3 people INGREDIENTS: 2 cups Carrot (Gajar) chopped in small cubes 1 cup Peas (Matar)...

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Holi Special: Dum Aaloo Recipe

Happy Holi everyone..!! Rang barse..!! Holi is a festival of colors and festivities and food... In India no festival is complete without food and parties..  So I thought of sharing a recipe which you can prepare this holi for your guests and plan a grand Holi party.. Dum Aloo is deep fried potatoes and a thick rich gravy.. I love the rich gravy and the flavors that go into it.. This dish is always a hit and never disappointed me.. So it is a must try in your Holi party menu.....

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How to make soft fluffy Ambarsari aloo kulcha at home

Kulcha is a very famous Indian bread, which is served with rich gravy dishes like, Dal Makhani, Shahi Paneer, Dum Aloo etc.. It is an oven baked stuffed bread.. We can use potatoes, onion, paneer or other vegetables/pulses as a stuffing.. Today I am sharing a recipe of Kulcha stuffed with tangy potatoes.. they came out really nice and were very soft and fluffy..    Preparation Time:-  1 hr 10 mins |    Cooking Time: - 7 mins per kulcha|    Serves:-  6-7 kulchas...

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How to make street style Egg Chowmein Noodles

Chinese food is my favorite, I just love momos, chowmein, fried rice, manchurian, spring rolls.. ohh actually anything chinese..:) I love eggs too.. now when I combine both these loves.. Egg Chowmein Noodles.. :) Preparation Time:-   15 mins |   Cooking Time:-   15 mins |   Serves:-   2 people INGREDIENTS: 150 gms of Noodles 2 table spoon Oil 1 Medium Onion sliced length wise 1/2 Capsicum deseeded and shredded 1 small carrot shredded 2-3 French Beans finely sliced...

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How to boil noodles perfectly for making chinese food, chowmein, hakka and schezwan noodles

The key to making yummy noodles/chowmein is to boil the noodles properly.. Below are the steps to have the perfectly boiled noodles.. Once you have them you are all set to have your noodles your way to make a perfect chinese food for your loved ones.. Chowmein, Hakka, Schezwan and whatever they will love to eat. Preparation Time: - 2 mins | Cooking Time: - 15 mins | Serves :- 2 people INGREDIENTS : 150 gms of Noodles 2 tea spoon Oil 1 tea spoon salt 10 cups...

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Vegetable Pasta Soup | How to Make Vegetable Pasta Soup

A hearty soup on a rainy day.. total bliss..!! Pasta and throw in whatever veggies you have in you refrigerator.. and have a nice wholesome healthy dinner, without much efforts..!! Preparation Time :- 10 mins | Cooking Time :– 1/2 hr | Serves :- 2 bowls of soup INGREDIENTS : 1 handful of Pasta (I used Shell Pasta, though any can be used) 1 tea spoon Olive oil 4 cloves of Garlic grated (Lehsun) 1/2 inch of Ginger grated (Adrak) 1 medium Onion finely...

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How to make healthy and crispy potato chips in microwave

I love wafers.. May it be Lays or Pringles or Uncle Chips… “Bole mere lips I love chips…”:) So I tried making some myself, not the usual oily fried one’s but something healthier in a microwave.. and guess what they were just lovely and very addictive..:) Preparation Time :- 10 mins | Cooking Time: – 5 mins | Serves :- 2 people (Me and my husband could not stop..:)) INGREDIENTS : 2-3 medium/large sized Potato (Aaloo) 1/2 tea spoon salt 1 tea spoon Refined Oil...

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Banana Muffins

Banana is not just to eat as is.. we can convert it into a mouthwatering cake/muffins.. Have you ever had the urge to throw out the overly ripened bananas since they do not look so edible anymore... Just wait, and mash up your banana and convert them to a yummy treat.. Preparation Time:-  20 mins |    Cooking Time: – 20 mins |    Serves:-  Around 6 cup cakes INGREDIENTS: 1 and 1/4 cup All purpose flour (Maida) 1/2 cup butter (unsalted & metled) 1 cup Sugar 2 Eggs...

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Crispy Paneer Parantha (Cottage Cheese Stuffed Flatbread)

Since I was a child, my mom used to make paranthas for breakfast.. So we did eat different types of paranthas daily.. Paneer being an all time favorite for most of the people stuff it in the parantha and see what wonders it can do.. Crispy on the outside and soft melting on the inside, it is some delicacy you can treat yourself with.. Preparation Time :- 10 mins | Cooking Time :– 5 mins per parantha | Serves :- 5-6 paranthas INGREDIENTS: 2 cups whole Wheat...

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Hyderabadi Vegetable Dum Biryani

Biryani… I have always loved it, and this is one thing I can never say no to.. When in Hyderabad we usually used to go to Paradise Biryani, even during office hours to relish the yummy biryani…Meghana Biryani @ Bangalore was our favorite eat out place.. In fact, during my son was waiting for me to have Biryani to come to this world.. I really like this recipe and love the way the spices flavor the rice and the lovely aroma that is so heartwarming.. Preparation Time:-   15...

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HEALTHY COOKING : SOOJI IDLI

When planning to eat healthy food, sooji idli is a great and tasty and healthy food to start your day with… Trust me 3-4 of the idlis with a glass of cold coffee or   Mango shake   (why to miss out on it since it is Mango season     ) kick starts your day.. Preparation Time :- 5 mins | Cooking Time :- 15-20 mins | Makes :- 12 idlis INGREDIENTS : 2 cups Dry Roasted Semolina (Sooji/Rava) 1 cup curd 1 tea spoon ghee/oil 1 Onion finely chopped 1 small...

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