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Member Since: Aug 4, 2016


Last Posted Recipe: Feb 25, 2017

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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Bedmi Puri Recipe

India is dotted with a huge number of culinary-rich regions, bot in the Northern and Southern states. While some are popular for their street foods, there are others that serve up a mean breakfast spread. Uttar Pradesh for example, rolls out a dish known as the bedmi puri, which is a true vegetarian delight. Also known as bedmi kachori, the dish is essentially a deep fried Indian bread made with mildly spiced wheat flour and ground split black gram dough. Bedmi puri is usually served with the classic runny aloo ki sabzi, but given the flavour the spices in the dough add to the preparation, it can be eaten without the sabzi or with some pickle or yoghurt as well. Follow the recipe below to fry some delicious bedmi puris for breakfast!

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Rava Cake Recipe

Homemade cakes may not be all that fancy – unless you are Ina Garten or Laura Vitale – but nonetheless they are delicious. And the best part is that every household has a different recipe for its homemade cake, making it all the more special and unique. One such cake recipe is the rava cake or semolina cake. Needless to say, that the rava eliminates all the extra calories along with the maida (refined flour) while making the cake delicious and giving it a granular texture. The following recipe also incorporates a number of Indian spices to give your semolina cake a deliciously desi touch. Bake one at home today!

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Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe

If you are not in a mood for a big dinner, settle down cozy with this delightfully creamy chicken soup. This is super easy to make, super light and will surely put a smile on your face. Read more to find out how to make this comfort in a bowl.

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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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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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