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Member Since: Aug 4, 2016


Last Posted Recipe: Mar 28, 2017

Santula Recipe

Let’s take a culinary trip down the lanes of Odisha with a classic Oriya dish called the Santula, a fried (bhaja santula) or boiled (sijha santula) vegetable curry dish from the east Indian state. The preparation uses a number of vegetables including raw papaya, potato, tomato, and brinjal, making it as healthy as it is delicious. Additionally, santula is known as an easily digestible curry – especially for people suffering from stomach disorders – as it is low on spices and high on greens. The recipe below describe the method of making a pressure-cooked santula wherein boiled and pressure cooked vegetables are lightly sautéed with mild spices and milk. Follow the instructions below to enjoy some of this delectable Oriya dish tonight!

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Chana Kulcha Recipe

North Indian cuisine includes a number of lentils of pulses, one of which is the chickpea. Chickpeas are not only a delicious food but can also be cooked in a number of ways – it can be ground into a dip, pressure cooked as dal, or cooked with some tangy and zesty spices to whip up a fiery Punjabi chhole, a.k.a., chana. The dish is a lightly gravy-ed dish that is best had with bhature, puri, or a soft and fluffy kulcha. The kind of chana that is consumed with kulchas has a little less gravy and is somewhat tangier than the regular chhole. The Punjabi staple can be easily spotted on North Indian streets being served out of large metallic pots.

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Mooli Paratha Recipe

Flatbreads are a widely consumed staple in India. The category includes a number of flatbread varieties like roti (chapati), poori, naan, sheermal, paratha, and more.

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Chicken Katsu Curry Recipe

In Japanese cuisine, curry plays an important role. The dish is served as curry rice, curry bread, or curry udon. The former being the most common one and often referred to as curry. Chicken Katsu on the other hand, also known as tori katsu, consists of a breaded, deep-fried chicken cutlet that is sliced into bite-sized pieces or strips. And together the two Japanese dishes form a delicious Chicken Katsu curry, which is a chicken gravy dish served on top of steamed rice. The curry packs a finger licking delicious flavours that it derives from ingredients like soy, bay leaf, curry powder, stock, and a slight sweet hint from the honey. The breaded chicken in this semi viscous gravy make for a delicious meal fit for rice and spice lovers.

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Tater Tots Nachos Recipe

Love snacking on deep-fried mini bites? If yes, then you must have often munched on Tater Tots. Yes, the deliciously unhealthy yet irresistible golden fried bite-sized pieces of potato. And do you love nachos? Of course you do! More specifically do you relish towering nacho platters that come loaded with veggies, cheese, beans, chilies, and the works? If you’re frantically nodding your head right now (and holding back a drool storm like us), then the Tater Tots Nachos is just what you need to be eating this weekend! As the name suggests, the dish is a blend of tater tots and loaded nachos where the platter ingredients remain while tater tots replace the nachos, a.k.a Frankenstein’s favourite Tex Mex snack. Are you already dreaming of this heavenly snack platter? Then follow the instructions below to whip up a gorgeous Tater Tots Nachos platter!

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Chicken Enchilada Dip

An enchilada is a Mexican dish, which consists of a corn tortilla wrapped around a filling made of a variety of ingredients, including meat, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables or combinations.

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Sushi Pizza Recipe

Food hybrids are all over the place, and it would be safe to say that while there are some that redefine cringe worthy (yes, Cheetos Macarons and Buffalo Chicken Cupcake), but there are a whole lot other that have been nothing but sheer culinary delights. One such food hybrid, which may come off as rather repulsive but actually is delicious is the sushi pizza. Hold it, hold it! It’s nothing what it sounds like. The sushi pizza is not sushi roll on a base of sauce and cheese. Ew. The preparation is actually sushi arranged like a pizza. And when I say “arranged like a pizza”, I mean a base of rice with sushi toppings and even dressing that can be eaten as a pizza – if the rice base holds – or with chopsticks. Follow the recipe below if you like pizza but just can’t get over sushis!

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Chicken Flautas Recipe

Chicken Flautas are baked Mexican tortilla rolls that are usually stuffed with shredded chicken breasts mixed with classic Mexican flavors like picante sauce and cumin powder. The dish is a snug rolled version of a taco and packs an extra crunch owing to the fact that the tortilla shells are first shallow fried and then baked to crispy golden perfection.

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Pastrami Sandwiches Recipe

In Gilmore Girls, when a pickle train explodes outside Stars Hollow, Sookie makes a bunch of pastrami and corned beef sandwiches to help the citizens battle the smell. Recreate that moment with this recipe.

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Aamras Recipe

The North Western and Western chunk of India has a special corner for sweet foods in their heart. And although, the entire country loves their mithai and various other desserts, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan have a special place for saccharine in their main course as well. The three states commonly consume a mix of sweet dishes and salted dishes like puran poli, shrikhan, meethi kadhi, and so on. One such popular sweet main dish is aamras. As the name suggests, aamras is made using aam (which means mangoes), and mostly just aam. The dish is essentially just pureed mango pulp occasionally mixed with milk or water and flavouring agents like cardamom, saffron, or dry ginger powder. Follow the quick and easy recipe below to whip up a delicious aamras to be savoured with piping hot puris.

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Elaneer Payasam Recipe

Payasam is a popular South Indian dessert – much like the North Indian counterpart, kheer – made with sweetened milk, which is thickened by boiling and flavoured by adding various additives like kesar, cardamom, coconut, etc. Elaneer translates to ‘tender coconut’. So the elaneer payasama is a sweet milk dish with delicious coconut hints. Making payasam is supremely easy. All you require is milk, condensed milk, some dry fruits if you like, ghee for roasting the dry fruits, and the flavouring ingredient, which in this case is a tender coconut pulp and tender coconut water (used for grinding the pulp into a homogenous consistency). Follow the instructions below to whip up a traditional elaneer payasam in minutes!

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Raj Kachori Recipe

As seen before, a kachori is an Indian deep-fried delicacy that is usually filled with roasted pulses, onion, and/or vegetables. On other form of kachori is a thinner, crunchier variant sans the filling. Imagine an enlarged pani puri without the pani and fillings. This is the kachori used to make raj kachori, a popular North Indian street food.

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Potato Bhaji Recipe

Bhaji’ is a generic term used for a dry vegetable dish. A bhaji could be made using any and every kind of vegetable, but let’s talk a little about the omnipresent and widely consumed vegetable – potato. A potato bhaji is to vegetable dishes, what ‘classic salted’ chips are to other Lays variants – the simple and classic. To make this simple preparation all you need is some boiled potatoes, essential spices, chilies, and onion. Really, that’s it.

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Crispy Masala Peanuts Recipe

Good ol’ classic salted peanuts but with an Indian twist! The crispy masala peanuts are popular during teatime and as chakhna (snacks had with alcohol) in India. The snack consists of peanuts wrapped in a mildly spiced gram flour and rice flour batter and deep-fried to crispy crunchy perfection. It’s the perfect munching snack to keep around for your unannounced hunger pangs. Follow the recipe below to fry up a batch of crispy masala peanuts at home!

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French Onion Chicken Recipe

The French onion gravy is known far and wide for its rich and cheesy flavours accompanied by a velvety thick texture imparted by melted Swiss cheese and sautéed onions. The gravy goes beautifully well with a side of rice, bread, or even egg noodles. Alternatively, the gravy can be one upped by adding more vegetables or meat chunks. The French onion chicken is one such recipe that brings together the yumminess of thick and comforting French onion soup and mildly seasoned chicken breast. While the recipe can be made well with regular onions, there is nothing quite like French onion gravy made with the slightly sweet Vidalia onions. But as mentioned before, regular onions also do the job fairly well. follow the recipe below to whip up a warm bowl of French onion chicken tonight and enjoy it with some freshly sliced baguette. Slurp!

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Sabudana Tikki Recipe

A tikki is a deep-fried or pan-fried Indian cutlet usually made with mashed potatoes mixed with chopped vegetable and mild spices. The preparation takes various forms across the different regions and kitchen of the country. One such variation is the sabudana tikki, which is often made during the Navratri season in India. Sabudana, also known as tapioca or sago is hard pulse, which when soaked in water becomes somewhat mushy and chewy. The ingredient is used to make a number of other preparations like sabudana vada, sabudana khichdi, sabudana kheer, and may more.

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Apple Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Give your snacks a sweet and fruity twist with this chunky apple cranberry chutney that packs a zest flavoursome delight. The dip goes deliciously well with just about any snack, whether they are classic salted chips, fried chicken, or some hot out of the oven turkey (for when you’re craving for a quick Thanksgiving recap). the chutney is uber simple to whip and even more yummy to lap up!

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Eggless Marble Cake Recipe

Home-baked sponge cakes are always a few steps ahead of store or bakery bought. If not yummier, they are definitely special. And what makes these homemade sponge cakes a tad more special is that added vanilla essence and some coco powder. What if both of these came together in a classic eggless marble cake? The marble cake gets its name from its appearance with boasts of gorgeous contrasting swirls – usually a mix of vanilla and chocolate. And owing to that, the taste too is a delicious blend of the two flavours giving this sponge cake a special place in our hearts.

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Chicken Galouti Kebab Recipe

Galouti kebab, also known as, galawati kebab is a popular Lucknawi preparation made with finely minced meat – the meat usually being lamb, goat or beef. The name ‘Galouti’ means melt in the mouth, and true to its etymology, the dish does melt in the mouth owing to the finesse of the mince. This kebab was created especially for the aging Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Lucknow who had lost all his teeth but continued to be a connoisseur of good food, particularly meat. Hence, the royal kitchen devised this brilliant melt in the mouth and easy to eat Galouti Kebab. Making the kebab is supremely easy, given you have the right ingredients and appliances to churn out a fine mince. As mentioned, the kebab usually uses mutton or beef but chicken too can be a viable choice for the recipe. Galouti kebabs are best had with fresh coriander chutney with a side of lemon and onions. Follow this recipe to delight your guests at the next get together!

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Chicken Tostadas Recipe

Mexican cuisine is as heartwarmingly delicious as it is quick and easy to whip up, provided your pantry is Tex-Mex friendly. And if that’s the case then it hardly take a few quick minutes to load the taco shells, tortillas, and tostadas with fiery sauces, meats, beans, some Monterey Jack, and gobble up the awesomeness. Not generalising, but that’s how simply brilliant the cuisine is! One such easy Mexican recipe is the chicken tostada. The non-vegetarian preparation can be munched as a snack as well as a proper meal, depending on the size and quantity of your tostadas and toppings. Follow the recipe below to pile up some scrumptious tostadas this weekend. You can even switch the chicken for some veggies for a delicious vegetarian tostada!

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Baked Potatoes Recipe

Once baked, you can do almost anything with the potatoes really.

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Dolma Dhingri Recipe

India is known far and wide as the land of spices, among many other things, and do we know how to make good use of these spices. Whether it is in various kinds of rice dishes (biryani and pulao), meats, stuffed breads, or vegetarian gravies, we are generous with the spices. And that gives us a rich and delicious cuisine packed with rich gravies and curries. One such traditional Indian gravy dish is the Dhingri Dolma, which is an Awadhi style masala curry made with Indian cottage cheese and mushroom. The preparation features a rich tomato-onion gravy seasoned with flavoursome and aromatic spices making it perfect for palates of the Nawabs. Dhingri Dolma is best had with Indian flatbreads like roti, naan, kulcha, and the likes.

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Vegetable Uttapam Recipe

Breakfast is an important meal, and it does not matter which corner of the globe you’re from, you will have a signature breakfast dish that hails from your region. Similarly, the breakfast recipe native to South India is uttapam. The preparation is similar to a dosa but is served with an open face and the vegetables are whipped in along with the uttapam batter, which is also the same as a n idli/dosa batter. Served with a side of piping hot sambar and coconut chutney, uttapam can be made using a number of vegetable permutation and combinations and with a variety of batters (like bread, semolina/rava, and oats), but the most common pick includes tomatoes, onions, cabbage, carrots, and green chili. Follow the recipe below to enjoy a sumptuous vegetable uttapam made with fresh greens for a healthy start to the day!

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Chili Mushroom Recipe

Chili paneer, chili chicken, or chili anything draws major inspiration from Chinese kitchen but the final result is something that can only be whipped up in India, under the desi chinese tab, which incorporates the best of Chinese flavours tossed in full desi elan. Chili mushroom is a fine example of this cuisine. The delicious stir-fried preparation is a blend of bell peppers, soya sauce, chili sauce, ketchup, and veggies. Making the dish is super simple, as is gobbling it up in the blink of an eye along with piping hot fried rice and hakka noodles. Follow the recipe to a zesty chili mushroom below!

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Palak Puri Recipe

If you are even remotely acquainted to the Indian bread basket, the puri will not need an introduction. But for the uninitiated, a puri is a form of deep fried Indian flatbread bread made using a wheat-flour dough that puffs up after frying the bread sees a number of variations depending upon the occasion, cuisine, region, and other factors. One such variation is the palak puri. Palak stands for spinach, so the palak puri is the classic puri but with pureed spinach kneaded into the dough. The final result is a vibrant green puri that tastes like a million bucks, whether had with other condiments like curd and pickle and vegetables or as is.

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Brazilian Fish Stew Recipe

Allow us a moment to drool a little. Ok, so now that our salivary glands are at rest for a few minutes, let’s talk about the South American culinary delight that is the Brazilian fish stew, a.k.a Moqueca. As the name suggests, the dish is a mildly spiced stew (or broth, if you please) of kinds cooked with zesty peppers, fish stock, and coconut milk for the feels! The fish stew can be made with regular fish or like the traditional Moqueca, with fish and shellfish (usually prawn or shrimps). The ingredients are easy to find anywhere, and even easier is the cooking the dish. Follow the recipe below to whip up a delectable Brazilian fish stew to blow everyone’s mind!

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Filipino Lumpia Recipe

A lumpia is a form of Chinese spring roll – or egg roll – widely consumed in Indonesia and the Philippines. The deep-fried savoury snack is made of thin crepe pastry skin called “lumpia wrapper” encasing a mixture of fillings, which usually consists of chopped vegetables (carrots, cabbages, green beans, bamboo shoots and leeks) or sometimes also minced meat (chicken, shrimp, pork or beef). Usually served as an appetizer or a starter, the Filipino Lumpia has found its way from the streets of South-East Asia into international kitchens all across the world. In the Netherlands and Belgium, it is spelled loempia, which is the old Indonesian spelling for lumpia and has also become the generic name for “spring roll” in Dutch and French. Follow the recipe for a pork lumpia below and bite into this delicious and crunchy snack.

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Chicken Tostadas Recipe

Mexican cuisine is as heartwarmingly delicious as it is quick and easy to whip up, provided your pantry is Tex-Mex friendly. And if that’s the case then it hardly take a few quick minutes to load the taco shells, tortillas, and tostadas with fiery sauces, meats, beans, some Monterey Jack, and gobble up the awesomeness. Not generalising, but that’s how simply brilliant the cuisine is! One such easy Mexican recipe is the chicken tostada. The non-vegetarian preparation can be munched as a snack as well as a proper meal, depending on the size and quantity of your tostadas and toppings. Follow the recipe below to pile up some scrumptious tostadas this weekend. You can even switch the chicken for some veggies for a delicious vegetarian tostada!

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American Gods Chicken Curry Recipe

In American Gods, when Shadow and Wednesday are in San Francisco a woman named Easter offer "Eggs, roast chicken, chicken curry, chicken salad..." They don’t get to taste many of these dishes, but today we thought we'd share a recipe for a chicken curry Easter may have served.

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Sesame Pasta Chicken Salad Recipe

As healthy as salads are, they can get monotonous. I am all for the leafy fibrous greens, protein rich veggies, and all the paraphernalia, but just how long can one much on the decked up leaves and meat? Which is probably why they say that “variety is the spice of life”. So get ready to take your salad game up a notch with this sesame pasta chicken salad! The salad is a wholesome and healthy meal, and a delicious delight for the pasta loving folk. Jazzed up with some farfalle (bow tie pasts), light soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds, the salad is as delectable as it is nutritious. So get your salad bowl out and get tossing!

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Methi Gosht Recipe

Indian spices and herbs are nothing short of magical. The bunch of flavoring agents can give the most unique of taste and aroma to any vegetable, fruit, or meat. Apart from using all the masalas together – like garam masala or goda masala – one can even create a dish that has the predominant flavor of just one of the seasoning ingredients. Like this methi gosht, which includes an array of spices but with an overpowering flavor of methi, a.k.a. fenugreek. Further, this dish is unlike most meat dishes as the pieces uses chopped into bits before cooking. This results in a meatier gravy, whilst the spices infuse the meat better. Drooling yet? Follow this recipe to whip up a delicious and rich methi gosht to curb your craving!

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Chicken Pho Recipe

Pho, pronounced in different ways around the world, is a Vietnamese traditional street food that is made using broth, noodles, herbs and meat. It’s become a very famous dish all over the world now, speciality restaurants serving it, famous chefs making it. So it only makes sense that we make it for you to try at home. It’s relatively simple and you get to play around with the recipe as you wish because there are a lot of elements that you can change in the cooking process.

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Namak Pare Recipe

Staying true to the Indian chai time ritual of snacking on all things crunchy, munchy, sweet, and savoury, here’s another recipe to make you go gaga over tea time. Behold, the delicious namak pare! There is hardly much healthy about the deep-fried maida­-based snack but we love ourselves some carb with a piping hot cup of tea, don’t we? The snack is very easy to make and quick too. And the best part is that you can fry up a big batch in one go and store it for later consumption as well! Follow this quick and easy namak pare recipe to jazz up your chai time shenanigans.

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Mawa Cake Recipe

Mawa is also known as khoya (or khoa), which is a popular dairy product consumed widely in India and its neighboring countries. The ingredient is used a lot in making sweets. Khoya is made with full cream or full fat milk that is simmered in an iron wok (kadhai) for several hours to finally give coagulated milk solids. Apart from sweets, mawa is also used in baking. For example, mawa biscuits and mawa cake. Mawa cake is a popular Indian cake, easily available in local bakeries. The delicious and fluffy sweetmeat can also be cooked within minutes at home for festive occasions and events. Follow this recipe to bake a delicious mawa cake in your kitchen!

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Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

A popular dip from the Mediterranean, hummus is the life and soul of every Mezze platter or pita platter. The Egyptian native is made from cooked mashed chickpeas – and occasionally using other varieties of beans – blended with lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and tahini. A healthy dip to snack on with baked pita bread or chips; hummus can also be tweaked in a number of ways. One variant, for example, is the red pepper hummus. This spicier version of the classic bland dip is a great recipe for the spice loving folk. You can throw in roasted red pepper flakes or even fresh mashed whole red peppers depending on the flavour you want. Follow this recipe to make a delicious red pepper hummus with crushed red pepper.

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Masala Khichdi Recipe

For those of you who are new to the concept of ‘khichdi’, it is very simply an Indian version of risotto or the classic dal chawal combination cooked together. The dish is a common favourite across Indian households, with regional variations of course. And not just because it is super easy to make but also because the dish absolutely delicious. A tad fancier version of the classic Indian comfort food is masala khichdi. The masala khichdi uses more than one kind of dal, which is sautéed along with the rice and Indian spices before pressure-cooking. The recipe is as easy as the conventional khichdi and can be prepared in under an hour, making it perfect for day you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen and yet whip up a delicious meal. Follow the recipe below to enjoy a bowl of masala khichdi tonight!

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