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Member Since: Aug 4, 2016


Last Posted Recipe: Jan 21, 2017

Benny - Joon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

In Benny & Joon, Johnny Depp playing Sam whips up grilled cheese sandwiches...using an iron. "Some cultures," Joon says, "are defined by their relationship to cheese." Since its International Cheese Day, we decided to share a recipe for grilled cheese sandwiches, inspired by the movie. Don't use an iron though!

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Potato Dosa Recipe

Potato dosa is a yummy tasting dosa which is a real bliss for potato lovers. Potato dosa with soft and spongy texture is prepared by adding boiled grated potato in maida batter and cooked like regular dosa.

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Soya Chunks Curry Recipe

Soya chunks are a fun, delicious, and healthy alternative to vegetables and certain meats. And although, there is nothing that can completely substitute the aforementioned, soya chunks also called nutria-nuggets) is the closest one can get. The ingredient can be used for making a number of dishes like pulao, biryani, sabji or a delicious and rich soya chunks curry. Soya chunks curry is a decadent preparation that packs a palatable punch with its masala-rich gravy and soft, succulent, and juicy soya chunks that absorb all the flavours of the curry, in turn becoming even yummier. You can tweak the spice level of the gravy according to your taste, but here’s a recipe that features a mildly spiced curry.

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Aloo Bhaja Recipe

Of the many things that are vital to Indian households, potato dishes and chai­-time snacks are two that are probably the most indispensable. The former finds its way into pretty much every dish, cuisine, and region, while there is no evening possible without a bowlful of the latter. And what is better than a snack made of potatoes, a.k.a. aloo bhaja. Aloo Bhaja is essentially deep-fried potato shreds seasoned with salt and some turmeric to give it the signature aloo bhujiya yellow. And while there are a number of marketplaces that sell packaged aloo bhaja, there is nothing like a batch of homemade ones. Follow this recipe to make some at home! You can even switch it up by adding a teaspoon of red chili powder while seasoning the potatoes with turmeric.

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Keema Pie Recipe

If you like curries, love keema (minced meat), and can take a bullet for pies, then this Indian take on the classic British shepherd’s pie will be your pick for dinner for the rest of your life. Similar to the English pie, this too is loaded with a rich sauce, mushroom, and minced lamb with the added zest of desi garam masala.

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Saag Paneer Recipe

Saag paneer is a popular North Indian dish made with fresh paneer and the traditional Punjabi saag, made typically in winters. So, how is saag paneer any different than palak paneer? For starters, when we say palak, we are referring to just spinach, while saag encompasses a wider variety of greens that go into its making. Although, desi palates remain more accustomed to palak paneer, saag paneer seems to have garnered a lot of attention with Indian food lovers abroad. That said, saag paneer too has its own delicious characteristics, which is why it is of utmost importance that we devour it before the winter months turn sultry. Follow the recipe below to make a rich and decadent saag paneer at home!

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Chicken Posole Recipe

A popular Mexican holiday food, the chicken posole is a delicious soup made with mild spices, healthy chicken broth and dries herbs. Posole, also called pozole, is an integral part of Mexican festivities. The recipe is extremely easy to cook and is perfect to make on winter nights for a cozy meal to warm up to.

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Pasta Primavera Recipe

Pasta Primavera is the culinary lovechild of Italy and Canada. New Your-based ace chef Sirio Maccioni, who first made it for his guests in Canada, invented the dish. The pasta dish was made with lightly sautéed spring vegetables in a mix of butter, cream and cheese, and hence pasta primavera came into being.

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Potatoes are something that hardly anybody can not eat. Whether it is a vegetarian, non-vegetarian, or even vegan, some or the other form or variety of potato appeals to everyone. And what makes a potato better? Mashed potato, of course! The dish can be teamed with just about any main dish and if nothing, a luscious hot gravy would also do.

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Baked Zucchini Chips Recipe

No matter how much in control of your diet and calorie intake you are, the occasional craving for a crunchy junk snack is inevitable. So rather than suppressing your desires only to let go of your will power later on and hog like a crazy animal, it is better to turn up the health ante of these “junk snacks”. Behold, the baked zucchini chips. The superbly chips are a) baked, and b) made of zucchini, therefore cutting back on two major fatty foods – oil and potato. Follow the simple recipe below to make yourself some healthy, crunchy, and absolutely delish baked zucchini chips.

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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Recipe

Roasting is an excellent way of cooking food using very little or even no amount of oils. The method of cooking cooks the food through, retains the flavours, and is a great option for people watching their waist without having to let go of good food.

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Mushroom Pork Chops Recipe

Pork chops are the ultimate meat-lover delight. The meat is exceptionally delicious and just the right amount of rare, basically there is no way you can go wrong with a pork chop. Moreover, the mushroom sauce too has its way of turning out gorgeous every time! And when you put the two together, you get a beautiful mushroom pork chop, which is slow cooked pork meat topped with a creamy mushroom sauce and sliced mushrooms.

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Lemon Garlic Tilapia Recipe

Eating healthy does not necessarily mean eating bland or tasteless food. And there are a number of recipes that resonate the belief. One such preparation is the lemon garlic tilapia. Tilapia is a kind of freshwater fish found in streams, ponds, lakes, and rivers. The name is the common nomenclature for the cichlid fish family. High in nutrients and absolutely delicious when fried, baked, or grilled, the fish is an excellent choice for people looking for a healthy meal.

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Chicken Florentine Recipe

In cooking terms, the word ‘Florentine’ (pronounced “FLOR-en-teen”), or the term à la Florentine, refers to a recipe that is prepared in the style of the Italian region of Florence and which features spinach. The dish can be made using other meats and vegetables as well and can even be served on a bed of pasta along with the spinach.

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Shrimp Scampi Bake Recipe

Scampi is a particular kind of meat that is usually extracted from shellfish, or crustaceans, especially the Norway lobster. Another popular crustacean that is used for making scampi is prawn or shrimps. The term ‘scampi’ is often construed as a style of preparation rather than an ingredient, which is why we frequently come across dishes named shrimp scampi, lobster scampi, and the likes.

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Manchurian Sauce Recipe

Chinese sauces are a delight in every form. Whether you add delicious chunks of meat to it, sautéed veggies, deep-fried koftas or meatballs, or simply add some hot water and have it as soup, they are delicious. One such versatile Chinese gravy is the Manchurian sauce.

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Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Taste and health come together in a delicious pesto pasta loaded with the goodness of broccolis, extra-virgin olive oil, and pine nuts and oozing flavor with oodles of cheese. The broccoli pasta is a dream come true for the health conscious who want to eat a healthy and sumptuous meal, without giving up on taste. The vegetarian dish brings together enthralling flavours and essential nutrients in a wholesome Italian preparation. This broccoli pasta, a.k.a. broccoli pesto pasta, can even be tweaked to up the healthy and/or flavor game by adding more ingredients like mushrooms, olives, basil, and the likes. Meanwhile, the meat eater can meat it up by adding some crispy bacon, shredded chicken, or shrimps. Follow the recipe below to whip up a creamy and healthy broccoli pasta in your kitchen!

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Chocolate Coconut Balls Recipe

Coconut flavoured chocolate may not be a common favourite, but these chocolate coconut balls are about to change that. Mini balls of chocolate and desiccated coconut rolled together, the sweet has the bittersweet flavor of chocolate with a hint of coconut making it more than just a chocolate dessert.

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Peppermint Truffles Recipe

One of the amazing things about Christmas is that you can make and eat just about anything and everything and not have to explain yourself to anyone at all! Christmas is the season of joy, of giving, of spending time with your family and celebrating all the great things you’ve experienced through the year, but also about eating to your hearts content. All those diets can wait for 2017, because there’s no point in starting a diet now when you’re clearly going to be surrounded by all the great food you can get your hands on. And to help you keep the spirit of eating alive, we’ve got one last Christmas recipe for you! Peppermint Truffles are made with lots of chocolate, peppermint candy and no waiting time at all! So here we go, brace yourselves for the magic that is about to make your Christmas even better.

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Christmas Brunch Casserole Recipe

Christmas time can be taxing for people working in the kitchen. There are just so many things to do, so many dishes to put out before the guests arrive. The best thing about this casserole is that it can be prepared overnight and baked the next morning, giving you a little breather. It’s super easy and this is what you’ll need.

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Creamy Lobster Linguine Recipe

Linguine is a kind of noodle pasta, much like a cross of fettuccine and spaghetti – neither cylindrical not flat, but with a more elliptical cross-section. Although there are many ways of making linguine, it is usually served with – and tastes best with, if we may add – pesto or seafood. One such seafood linguine preparation is the creamy lobster linguine.

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Pizza Casserole Recipe

Casseroles are an excellent way to cook up a sumptuous meal for a bigger group and that too in relatively lesser time. They are perfect for parties, picnics, get-togethers, or simply jazzing up leftover food. And if you like pizza and casseroles, you’re a pizza casserole person. And totally awesome. The dish combines the best part about the pizza – the toppings – with egg noodles or any other pasta that you like. Moreover, you can customize the pizza casserole in any which way that you like. You can tweak everything, right from the sauce, to the toppings, to the veggies, and most importantly to the type and quantity of cheese! Basically, you need to make this pizza casserole for your next dinner. And as mentioned earlier, the dish is super easy and real quick to whip up. Follow the simple steps below to bake yourself a delicious and cheesy casserole!

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Banana Puri Recipe

Indian bread baskets see a ton of varieties like roti, paratha, lachha paratha, puri, kulcha, bhatura, et al in the kitchen. The reason behind this is majorly the widely varying cultural influences from different states and regions, and the culinary thrive to innovate and turn simple in extraordinary. One such dish that has been transformed from ordinary to awesome is the banana puri.

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Veg Kabab Recipe

Veg Kabab in the broader spectrum of the word includes any and every kabab fit for consumption by a non-meat eater. This could include veg seekh, veg galouti, veg shami, hara bhara kababs, and the list can go on endlessly. Because even the term ‘veg’ encompasses a wide array of ingredients that go fro desi varieties like paneer, potato, and jackfruit to more continental ones like mushroom, cheese, tofu, and more. But we’ll put all the confusion aside and make the kebab that comes closest in meaning to a “veg kabab”.

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Mushroom Do Pyaza Recipe

‘Do Pyaza’ is a type of creamy South-Asian gravy that is less water and more spice. The somewhat dry masala gravy is named so because of the cooking technique, which requires adding onion to the gravy twice – both at different stages – while cooking the dish. The curry is popular in parts of India, Pakistan, and even some regions in Bangladesh. And the best part is that just about any vegetable and/or meat can blend in perfectly with the do pyaza gravy and taste delicious. One such blend is the mushroom do pyaza.

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Spiderman Cupcakes Recipe

The first official Spider-Man Home-Coming trailer has just been released and we could not be more excited! In celebration, we thought we’d have a spider man themed party this weekend while we watch all the old Spider-Man movies and speculate on what the new one will offer – we’re particularly excited about Iron Man’s appearance. We’re planning on whipping up these Spiderman cupcakes to serve this weekend; why not give them a try yourself?

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Hot Chocolate For Christmas Recipe

Christmas is almost here and that means its time to whip out the decorations, the warm clothes, the Christmas tree and all the delicious treats that go with the season. Honestly, it doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold or moderately winter where you are, hot chocolate is the perfect treat for any time of year. But obviously it’s also fantastic for Christmas! And for those that don’t drink coffee or tea or mulled wines to keep them warm in the winter, here’s an equally good treat to keep you going. Get toasty and comfortable with this delicious recipe.

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Barley and Spinach Risotto Recipe

Get to savour the taste of classic Italian flavours with a healthy twist in this dish. Taste the subtle spices in every morsel. A perfect and warm dish for the bitter winter days, we suggest you to make this today.

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Pork Fajita Recipe

Mexican cuisine is popular for the mouth-watering spices, cheese, and of course all the corn (cooked, ground, baked, and otherwise). One such popular Tex-Mex item that combines all of the aforementioned is fajita. The fajita is essentially grilled meat served in – or on – a warm flour/corn tortilla. The dish can be tweaked to suit everyone spice level meat preference, and even vegetable choice. The recipe is extremely simple to make and the end result worth a million dollars. Garnish the final dish with all the vegetables, lettuce, and cheese that you like and voila, you’ve got yourself a sumptuous Mexican meal! Follow these easy-peasy steps to whip up a delicious pork fajita!

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Mawa Kachori Recipe

The list of Indian mithais may be a long one, but the long list of Indian savouries sure does match up to that. And one popular dish that takes a little from both the dishes is the mawa kachori. A regular kachori consists of deep fried flour filled with spiced stuffing, which is usually made of roasted potatoes, onions, lentils, dry fruits and the likes. Meanwhile, mawa a.k.a. khoya is a term used for dry or evaporated condensed milk. Together, the mawa kachori is a sweet snack that consists of the deep fried flour dough stuffed with mawa and dry fruits.

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Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Craving for an easy snack? Turn to this for a wholesome delight. We bet your kids will love it too! These make for a great appetizer too. Get cooking! Here’s what you’ll need.

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Apricot Chutney Recipe

Apricots are as delicious as they are healthy. The fruit makes for a great health snack, being a rich source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and other important nutrients. Apricots can be used in making a number of delicious recipes like jam, fruit preserves, cakes, pies, salads, and a number of other delectable edibles. One such scrumptious preparation is the apricot chutney.

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Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes Recipe

Scratching your head for the perfect side dish for dinner or lunch? We have the perfect one for you! These cheesy, crispy, pillow-y on the inside flavor bombs will surely be a crowd favourite. And hey! Who doesn’t love potatoes, right? Pre-heat your oven and get ready! This is the easiest dish you could make. Here’s what you’ll need.

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Broccoli Cornbread with Cheese Recipe

Bored of your regular sides for meat? This is one simple and easy side to mop the tasty juices and gravy off your plate. And the best thing about this dish is that your kids are never complaining about eating veggies again. Try this cheesy delight and let us know how you liked it. This is what you’ll need.

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Easy Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes are the perfect breakfast treat. And the best part is that they are easy to make. Pancakes can be made with almost anything too, depending on how healthy you want to be and what you want to eat with your pancakes and so on. Generally, pancakes are round and fluffy and can be eaten with a full breakfast platter or a healthy serving of whipped cream and chocolate sauce or even the usual maple syrup. Whatever you’re in the mood for, pancakes will definitely solve the problem you are facing. You’ve got the option of going the easy way and using a pancake mix that can be bought in stores, or you can do it this way, which is a little longer, but still quite easy!

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Liver Masala Recipe

Eating mutton is not just about savouring the delicious meats portions. A popular delicacy among meat-eaters across the globe is the liver. In India, the liver is often marinated and then dry-cooked with spices. The widely savoured goat liver finds itself in various other forms such as gurda kaleji, anda kaleji and keema kaleji, but the classic liver masala remains the most popular. And with good reason.

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