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How to make rajma masala?

​ Rajma Masala is my all time favorite dish. I cook it once a week, mainly on Sundays for lunch. Rajma masala with rice is simply delicious. Rajma masala is basically rajma or red kidney beans cooked in a spicy onion & tomato paste till the rajma is soft and flavoured. Rajma masala and hot steaming rice make a delicious combination. Rajma masala can also be had with rotis or naans. Here’s the recipe for making rajma masala at home: Ingredients for Rajma Masala Rajma...

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Curry Leaves Benefits for beauty ,health and hairs

​ Here are some health benefits of curry leaves that will convince you to add them in to your diet. 1. Have antioxidant Curry leaves have antioxidants that fight the cell damaging free radicals in the body and keep the body from any health problem. Most illnesses are caused by infections or involve oxidative cell damage at some point or the other. Curry leaves come packed with carbazole alkaloids, compounds that have antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties....

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Steps to prepare potato lollipop

​ Potato loliipops are very delicious,  mouth watering snaks for childrens.You can also prepare it in party times.Its a very yummy and quick receipe. Preparation Tim e- 10 to 15 min Cooking time - 15 to 20 min INGREDIENTS- Boiled potato-2 to 3 Oninon(chopped)-1/4  Coriander leaves(chopped) Ginger garlic paste-1tsp Red chilli powder-1/2tsp Coriander powder-1tsp Bread crumbs-1/2cup Amchur powder-1/2tsp All purpose flour(maida)-2 tsp Italian seasoning-1tsp...

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How to prepare tomato omelette

​ It's a delicious omelette receipe for vegeterians which do not have egg in it. Prepation Time -5 minute Cooking Time-20 to 25 minutes INGREDIENTS- Gram flou (Besan)- 1 cup(aprx 150 gm) Green chilli(chopped) -2 Onion(chopped) -1 Tomato(chopped) -2 Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp Cumin seeds -1/2tsp Carom seeds -1/2tsp Turmeric powder -1/2tsp Red chilli powder- 1/2tsp Coriander powder -1/2tsp Coriander leaves(chopped) Garam masala powder -1/2tsp    Salt to taste Oil-3...

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Aloo Tikki

Aloo tikki is everyday snacks consumed mostly by North Indians. Its does not take much time to prepare but it requires little bit effort. It is a healthy snack as it does not require lot of oil. So I m presenting to you the authentic recipe of aloo tikki.  ​ Ingredients: 1. Boiled and peeled potatoes - 5 to 6 2. Finely chopped onions - 1 small 3. Finley chopped green chillies - 2 4. Finely chopped coriander leaves  5. Cornflour - 1 tbsp 6. Salt - as per taste 7. Red...

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Paneer butter masala recipe

Ingredients: Paneer: 200 g Onion: 4 (medium size) Tomato: 3 (medium size) Prefer hybrid tomato Cashew nuts: 1/2 cup Amul fresh cream: 100 g Shahi jeera: 1 tsp Ginger paste: 1 tsp Garlic paste: 1 tsp Garam masala powder: 1 tsp  Red chilli powder: 1 tsp or as per taste Degi mirch powder: 1 tsp Turmeric powder: 1 tsp Kasoori methi : 1 tbsp Cardamom powder :1 tsp Butter and vegetable oil ​ Procedure: Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add roughly chopped onion, tomato and...

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Coconut cookies without eggs

With the flour of cocoa, you can prepare a lot of ricette sweets, from the most elaborate cakes up to the simple and fast #biscotti casalinghi. Being sweet in itself, this allows you to reduce the amount of sugar during the preparation of ricetta and being gluten-free can be consumed without problems by those suffering from celiac disease. Among the desserts made from coconut flour, to try are, without doubt, the coconut cookies made without eggs, so excellent for those who are intolerant...

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Raspberry Cream Bars

The raspberry garnish cake is stirred into a low-fat cream that fills in these beautiful bars. They are a festive gift for a picnic or a summer party. ​ INGREDIENTS • White flour mixed with 3/4 cups • 1/2 cup chopped pecans • 2 tablespoons of crystallized sugar • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces • 2 tablespoons of ice water • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 teaspoons of unflavored gelatin • 2 tablespoons of water • 3 cups of...

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Frozen Fruit Pie

Fruit pies are a delicious end to every meal. However, seasonal fruits often determine what pies are tob made at the time of the year. Things you need: 3-4 cups of frozen fruit 3-5 cups of sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon tapioca 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 baskets of prepared cakes 2 tablespoons butter ​ Instructions: Buy frozen fruit cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and peaches. Buy frozen fruits without liquid or...

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How to make Palak Paneer?

Palak paneer is one of my favorite dishes which is basically cottage cheese or paneer cooked in a gravy of spinach (palak) and spices. It’s an easy to cook recipe and tastes delicious. As spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals, it should be included in one’s diet. Palak paneer is a delicious way of incorporating the benefits of spinach in your diet. When my son was a little kid, he was very fond of watching the cartoon ‘Popeye’ who would beef up and get strength after eating spinach. My...

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How to make Pav Bhaji?

Pav Bhaji is a famous speciality of Maharashtra cuisine. Pav bhaji of Mumbai is famous all over the world. It’s an easy to make dish which can be eaten as a breakfast or evening snack. It can be prepared in half an hour and is spicy to taste. Pav bhaji is basically a fast food snack from the Maharashtra region of India which consists of a very thick vegetable curry usually prepared in butter (called bhaji) and is served with a soft bread roll called pav. It tastes delicious and can easily...

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Cornbread with Spinach

​What do you need? For the batter: 2 eggs ​1/2 teaspoon salt 150 g mayonnaise 200 ml yogurt (or buttermilk) 2 tablespoons oil 8 tablespoons wheat flour 4 tablespoons cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking soda For the filling: 2 eggs 300 g white cheese 500 g fresh spinach salt to taste     ​ Method: Prepare the batter first: beat eggs with salt until foamy. Add yogurt, mayo and oil and combine. Combine flour, cornmeal and baking soda. Stir in...

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Breakfast Recipes

 Hello everyone, As I promised I am back with high protein low calories, weight loss recipes. Well I am a working mother and sometimes it becomes very difficult for me to make a healthy breakfast specially on Monday morning. My Sunday's are usually very tiring because of planning for entire week meals and my husband and my son as each one of has different preference for breakfast and lunch. A vegetarian need to eat varieties of fruits, vegetable, dairy lentils, grain, legumes,...

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Homemade Crackers

What do you need? 500 g flour (plus some more for dusting) 20 g fresh yeast (Or approx. 7 g dry yeast) 50 g sesame seeds 3-4 tablespoons caraway seeds 1 teaspoon salt 150 ml oil 250 ml hot water ​ Method: ​Combine hot water and yeast until yeast has fully dissolved. Add 1 tbsp flour, mix and set aside for 7-8 minutes until yeast has been activated, that is until some foam has appeared. Note that water should be hot but not boiling. Its temperature is...

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Mix and Bake Cake

What do you need? 2 cups sour milk  4 cups flour 1 cup sugar plus some more to sprinkle 1 /2 cup oil 5 teaspoons baking powder Notes: Use a 200 ml cup. If you can't find sour milk,  you can use same quantity of sour cream instead. In that case, reduce flour quantity to 3 cups, as sour cream is thicker than sour milk. You can also try it with Greek yogurt and use 4  1/2  cups of flour. ​ Method: Combine sour milk, sugar and oil using a spoon or...

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How to make dal makhani?

Dal makhani is a famous Punjabi dish which is basically whole black gram (sabut urad) & red kidney beans (rajma) which are cooked with plenty of butter & selected spices resulting in a dal which is creamy and delicious. Dal makhani can be eaten with rice, naan or chapatti and is a part of the main course. It is an essential part of the menu at the hotels & dhabas in North India. You can make delicious dal makhani at home too. Here’s the recipe: ​ Ingredients...

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Hot Dog and Potato Salad

Some people call it "Russian", some people call it "Olivier" and I had to call it by some third name as I have some totally different recipes under those two names :) But the important thing is that you'll need about half an hour in total to cook all the ingredients needed and some time to chop them, so you have a lunch ready in 45 minutes! What do you need? 5 large potatoes 8-9 hot dogs (app. 450 g) 5 eggs 5 large pickled cucumbers 1 large onion 350...

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MOROCCAN CUISINE : BM (Snack of tomato and egg)

Well, the majority of you would have no idea about Moroccan cuisine or any thing related to it, so that's why i am starting with an easy recipe. As a small intro: Moroccan cuisine is full of spices and ingredients and taste which give it the honor to be one of the best and rich worldwide cuisines.  ​ WHAT DO WE NEED ?  : 2 chopped tomatoes                                           1 chopped onion                                            2 eggs...

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How to make Kadai Paneer?

Paneer or cheese is a favorite with the vegetarians. Kadai Paneer is quite popular in North India and it’s one of my favorite dishes too. This dish gets its name as kadai paneer as it is cooked in a special utensil called ‘kadai’. However you can also use a deep bottom pan for it. Kadai Paneer is a regular dish in all North Indian restaurants. It’s quite similar to kadai chicken except that the chicken is replaced by paneer. It’s easy to cook and tastes great. ​ Here’s the...

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Fried Pepper Jack Stick

Fried cheese sticks are the kind of decadent appetizer to bring to your guest’s mouth burns when trying to eat fresh from the fryer. Although traditionally made with mozzarella cheese, fried cheese sticks can be done with any semi-soft cheese such as cheddar, Gouda, Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack. Pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese that has been processed with bits of hot peppers for an extra shot. Fried pepper jack cheese sticks can be made with ingredients probably in the kitchen pantry....

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How to make Kaju Matar Masala?

Kaju Matar Masala is a rich dish in which green peas and cashew nuts are cooked in a coconut gravy. This is a famous dish from Goan cuisine. Let’s have a look at the recipe: ​ Ingredients for Kaju Matar Masala o    Cashew nuts which are peeled and soaked in water 1 cup o    Green peas (matar) 2 cups o    Cooking Oil 3 tablespoons o    Black peppercorns (Kali Mirch) 4-5 o    Cloves (Laung) 2-3 o    Star anise 1 o    Cinnamon...

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How to make Soya Chaap Curry?

Soya Chaap Curry is a delicious and nutritious dish for vegetarians. Though it looks like non-vegetarian dish but it’s purely vegetarian packed with the nutritional value and goodness of Soya. It’s a famous dish in North India and often seen as a substitute of non-vegetarian food. ​ Ingredients for Soya Chaap with Gravy ·         Soya chaap sticks - 5-6 ·         Tomato - 3 ·         Ginger - 1 inch ·         Green chillies - 2-3 ·         Cream - 100 grams...

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Ugadi Special Payasam!

I remember as a child, we used to wait for some special festive occasion, just to eat payasam. One can relish it either with idli or holige (Mangalore delicacy) or you can simply enjoy it without any accompaniments. My mother prepares delicious payasam, whose recipe I would like to share with all of you on this festival of Ugadi. Ingredients : 1/2 cup : moong dal 3/4th cup : jaggery (or as per your taste) 2 cups : thick coconut milk 2 cups : diluted coconut milk...

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Navratara diet plans

​ Plans for Navratri fast:- Tips for keeping yourself healthy and fit enough: Eat small meals, do not starve yourself & maintain your glucose level. Keep yourself hydrated, drink lots of water and fluids like coconut water, lemonade, green tea, buttermilk etc. Instead of deep fry, go for roasted or baked food items. Instead of white sugar or refined sugar, go for jaggery or honey as these do not contribute in weight gain. Add either honey or jaggery in kheer...

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Laal Maans Recipe from Rajasthani Cuisine

Ingredient: Lamb barrah and boti-  2 kg Yoghurt- 300 g Mathania chillie- 150 g Red chili whole- 10 g Coriander powder- 60 g Salt to taste  Ginger garlic paste- 100 g Garlic chopped- 40 g Ghee- 200 ml Cinnamon- 2 g Clove- 4 g Bayleaf- 3 g Cardamom black- 5 g Onions- 400 g Tomato puree canned (not tomato paste mixed with water)- 300 ml Clove powder- 1 g ​ Method:-                          -- Mix the lamb with half the yoghurt, half the ginger garlic paste, half the red...

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Samosa Recipe

Ingredients: 1. Flour- 500 g 2. Potato- 200 g 3. Oil- 120 mL 4. Salt to taste 5. Jeera powder- 2 g 6. Fresh coriander- 40 g 7. Amchoor powder- 1 g 8. Peanut- 50 g 9. Chilli green- 10 g 10. Red chilli powder- 15 g 11. Turmeric- 5 g 12. Ajwain- 2 g 13. oil for frying- 300 mL Method:                     ​ - Boil the peanuts and keep them aside.                        - Boil and peel the potatoes and mash them gently with hand.                        - Finely chop the...

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Gatte ki Sabji - Rajasthani Cuisine

Ingredients: ​1. Besan - 2 bowls (small) 2. Oil  3. Red chilly - As per taste 4. Green chilly - 2 5. Curd - 1 bowl 6. Jeera - 1 tsp 7. Hing - a pinch 8. Soda - a pinch 9.​ Tomato puree - 4-5 medium sized 10. Turmeric - 1 tsp 11. Salt to taste 12. Garam masala 13. Kasuri methi ​ ​ METHOD: 1. Take besan, add soda, oil, salt, turmeric, red chilly, green chilly and curd. Mix the ingredients very well.​ 2. With the help of water knead a dough using...

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How to make Soya Matar Bhurji?

Soya is high in protein and is said to control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol and regulate the bowels. My son loves to eat soya due to its protein content. (He goes to gym everyday and is very particular about his calories & protein intake). Soya matar bhurji is a delicious way to eat soya and is very easy & quick to make. Soya matar bhurji is basically soya nuggets cooked with green peas and spices.  ​ Ingredients: Soya Nuggets (soaked and drained) 1 cup...

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Aloo Paneer Chaat

INGREDIENTS ​2 cups paneer cut into 1" cubes 3 potatoes boiled and cut into 1" cubes 1 cup green peas pealed and boiled 3 green chillies cut fine or as per taste 1" piece ginger cut fine 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder 2 teaspoons aamchur powder Juice of half lime or as per taste 2 tbsp corriander leaves chopped fine 1 tbsp oil Salt as per taste METHOD ​Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add green chillies and ginger and saute for a minute...

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Excellent Mixed Drinks

The list of mixed drinks availability is extensive. An excellent mixed drink should be made with care and preferably with a top shelf alcohol. Some excellent mixed drinks are White Russian, Bloody Mary, Mojito, Hot Buttered Rum, Margarita, Cosmopolitan Martini and a Long Island Iced Tea. ​ White Russian White Russian is a simple creamy drink. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice and add 2 oz. vodka and 1 oz. coffee liquor. Add half cream to the top and serve. Bloody Mary...

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Egg pakoda recipe

Ingredients required:- 4-5 boiled eggs 125 g / half cup besan (gram flour) 2 tbsp rice flour 1/8 th tsp ajwain Red chilli powder (according to taste) Salt  (according to taste) Pinch of turmeric powder (haldi) Water as required Oil for deep fry  1 medium size onion 1 green chilli 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste                                                     Procedure or method:- Cut the boiled eggs in three pieces and...

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Gazab Kat-Hal ki Recipe

This recipe is going to make your taste buds feel fuller. Follow the given steps to create a memorable experience. Jackfruit is a specially designed fruit with a hard shell.  ​ INGREDIENTS: 1. Tomato finely chopped and grinded in the grinder with a little water 2. Salt, black pepper powder 3. Dalchini powder 4. Onion grinded 5. Refined oil 6. Red chilli powder 7. Jackfruit Nicely cut it into pieces and boil them so they become a bit soft. You should do this in a...

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Recipe using leftovers

DAL CHILLA:   A perfect start to the day with leftover Dal Chilla Ingredients: 1. Wheat Flour -1/2 cup 2. Water 3. Leftover Daal 4. Oil - 2 Tbsp 5. Salt  6. Oil Method:  1. Mix wheat flour, salt in daal and mix well. If the batter is not of pouring consistency, add some water. 2. In a non stick tawa, pour the batter using a small bowl. 3. Spread the batter well. 4. Spread 2 tbsp of oil and cover the chilla with lid, keep the flame low 5. After a while, check if one side...

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Roasted Wheat and Ragi Kheer for Kids

Kids in their growing years need a healthy breakfast in the morning that can keep them full of energy all day long. Kids need many vital nutrients  everyday as their systems are developing. Wheat is a rich source of fibre, carbohydrates, iron, calcium and sodium. Whereas  ragi is packed with calcium, fibre, proteins and vitamin D. If cooked along with ghee and milk, its nutrition value increases. ​ Ingredients: Whole wheat 1 bowl Milk 1 1/2 cup Ghee...

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Tea Time Snack - Makke ke dhokle

​ Ingredients: Makke ka aata (Cornflour) - 1/2 cup Jowar (sorghum) ka aata - 1/2 cup Coriander leaves Salt to taste Ginger garlic paste - 2 teaspoons Turmeric powder  Red chilli  Carrot - 2 large grated Methi - 1/4 cup Baking soda - a pinch Oil Onion - 3 large Spring onions (chopped - green part) Lemon juice (1 lemon) Tomatoes - 2 small (chopped) Procedure : 1. Take a bowl, put makke, jowar ka aata (flour), add oil, coriander, salt, turmeric,...

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Gunder Pak

Ingredients: 250 gm Edible Gum 250 gm Ghee 300 gm Jaggery 125 gm Cashew 125 gm Almonds 100 gm dessicated coconut or dry grated coconut 25 gm dry ginger powder 25 gm Poppy seeds 25 gm Peepramul Powder ​ Recipe: Heat ghee in a pan.  Fry the edible gum a little at a time.   After frying the gum, cool it and then grind it in the mixer.   Grind the cashews and the almonds separately.    Add the remaining ghee in the same pan and heat it.  Put all the jaggery...

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How To Make Tasty Bread Pizza Easily

Food is necessary for health but good food is necessary for a good time.  This recipe will make delicious Bread Pizza for you, when you are hungry, are at home and want to make something interesting. The best part is that it can be made without an oven which makes it all the most likeable. Bread is something that every body likes and eats and if made into a pizza can taste just amazing. Bread is also available at most households so also save the trouble to go to the grocery store....

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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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