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The Lunch Special: Spicy Aloo Baingan Ki Sabji

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Deciding everyday meal is a bit hectic in this busy life, and while deciding it, one has to keep in mind that it should be liked by everyone and it should be healthy enough. The meal should include veggies and ingredients which is full of nutrients. So, here is a recipe for you that is not only tasty but also healthy. The aloo baingan sabzi recipe is made with spices and veggies like onion, tomato, green chilli, the main ingredients of this recipe is potato and eggplants, which makes this dish healthy.
Aloo Baingan Ki Sabji
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Potatoes are rich in vitamin and have necessary minerals and antioxidants, which controls blood sugar, improves digestion and are naturally gluten-free. On the other hand, eggplants are full of vitamin and minerals and are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, thiamine, niacin, magnesium, manganese, and many more. It improves heart health and bone health, prevents cancer and anaemia, and increases brain function. Per serving of Aloo baingan ki sabji contains 163.10 kcal
  • Protein 4.67g
  • Carbohydrates 31.23g
  • Fat 2.48g
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min

INGREDIENTS

Aloo Baingan Ki Sabji
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  • 500 gm eggplants, sliced
  • 3 potatoes, sliced
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 3-inch ginger, crushed
  • 15-18 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 5 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt to taste

Method For Making Aloo Baingan Ki Sabji

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  1. In a pan add sliced potato and fry half until golden brown in colour. Transfer it to a plate and keep it aside for future use.
  2. Now add sliced eggplants to the same pan and fry for 2-3 minutes on medium flame. Transfer it to a plate and keep it aside.
  3. Then add 3 tbsp oil to a pan. Add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, black cardamom and bay leaves, roast it.
  4. Now add crushed ginger and garlic and mix well.
  5. Add chopped green chilli, onion to it and sauté it.
  6. Cook for 4-5 minutes on medium flame until onions soften.
  7. After that add tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  8. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt, mix it well.
  9. Cover it and cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame.
  10. Remove the lid and cook it for 1 more minute. Keep stirring.
  11. Now add fried potato and eggplants and mix it well.
  12. Cover it and cook for 15 minutes on a low flame. Keep stirring in between.
  13. Remove the lid and mix it well.
  14. Add ¼ cup water for gravy, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  15. Turn off the flame and transfer this dish to a serving bowl.
Serve the wholesome aloo baingan sabzi with Chapati or poori and raita.

Pyaaz Ki Kachori Under 40 Minutes

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Pyaaz ki kachori is a snack that is crispy and flaky from the outside and has a filling of pyaaz on the inside. These pyaaz kachoris are so delightful and delicious and can be consumed as snacks during tea time.  They taste amazing when paired up with chutney or ketchup. People prefer imli ki chutney or coriander chutney or mint and curd chutney with these kachoris.
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Pyaaz ki kachori is usually deep-fried to make it crunchy and crispy but some people prefer to bake it. Let’s begin pyaaz ki kachori recipe. Per kachori contains 186 calories:
  • Protein 2.8 g
  • Carbohydrates 17.5 g 
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Fat 11.7 g 
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
Prepare time:15 min
Cook: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min

Ingredients

Ingredient
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For Kachori Dough 
  • 1 cup Refined Flour 
  • ½ tsp Carom Seeds 
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste 
  • Water
For Powder Masala 
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds 
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds 
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds 
  • ¼ tsp Salt 
For Filling 
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Prepared Powder Masala
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida 
  • 1-inch Ginger, chopped 
  • 2-3 fresh Green Chillies, chopped 
  • 3 large Onion, chopped 
  • 2 heaped tbsp Gram Flour 
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder 
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder 
  • Salt to taste 
  • ¼ tsp Citric Acid 
  • 2 medium Potatoes – boiled 
  • ¼ tsp Dried Mango Powder 
  •  2 tbsp Coriander Leaves – chopped 

Preparation

Ingredient
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For Kachori Dough 
  1. In a bowl add refined flour, carom seeds, ghee, salt, and mix everything once properly. 
  2. Now add water and knead a semi-hard dough and keep aside for 10-15 minutes to rest. 
For Powder Masala 
  1. In a pan add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and roast them lightly. 
  2. Remove and let them cool. 
  3. Once cooled, grind it into a coarse powder. 
  4. Keep aside for further use.
For Filling 
  1. Take a pan and heat oil, ghee to it.
  2. Add the prepared masala, asafoetida, green chilies, ginger, and onion.
  3. Saute until it turns translucent or soft.
  4. Now, add gram flour, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, and saute until fragrant. 
  5. Next, add citric acid, mashed potatoes, dried mango powder, mix and cook for a minute. Then finish it with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame. 
  6. Keep aside to cool down. 
For Assembling Pyaz ki Kachori 
  1. Pour oil to heat in a kadhai on low to medium heat.
  2. Now take a small portion of the dough and spread it using your hand and keep it thick in central and thin at the edges. 
  3. Next, add the spoonful of filling in it and close it up and roll lightly with a rolling pin.
  4. Then deep fry them in medium hot oil until golden brown in color and crispy in texture. 
  5. Remove on an absorbent paper. 
Serve hot with chutney and as a side with tea or coffee.

The Authentic Masala Dosa Recipe

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The South Indian food is everyone’s favourite and why not because it very light, healthy and tasty. It is one of the best foods in India. No matter wherever you go, you will find it everywhere, like any state, city, street and restaurant. Not only in India but it is famous in other parts of the world also. The South Indian dishes include upma, uttapam, idli, medu vada, rasam and masala dosa. Masala dosa is the best and Famous South Indian Dish and a variant of South Indian dosa. It was originated from Karnataka, India. Masala dosa is prepared in two parts first is batter, and the second is filling. The batter is made with rice and lentils or semolina, and the filling is prepared with potato, onion, chilli and mustard seeds. It is served with coconut chutney and rice. You can eat this dish during breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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The masala dosa is available at various food corners and restaurants, but you can also make it at home with this masala dosa recipe. Per dosa contains 593 kcal
  • Carbohydrates 200g
  • Protein 136g
  • Fat 295g
Prepare time: 10 min
Fermentation: 8 hrs
Cook: 30 min
Ready in: 8hrs 40 min

Ingredients For Masala Dosa

For Batter

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1/2 cup urad dal
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/3 cup chana dal

For Aloo Masala

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  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1/2-inch ginger
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 2 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 5 potato, boiled & diced
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander
  • Oil to roast dosa

Method Of Making Masala Dosa At Home

For Batter

  1. In a mixing bowl, add rice, chana dal, urad dal, and fenugreek seeds. Mix everything well.
  2. Now wash it 3-4 times and after that drain the water.
  3. Then add fresh water to it and let it soak for 4-5 hours.
  4. After 5 hours, strain the water from the mixture and save that water for further use.
  5. Transfer this mixture into a mixer grinder and grind it coarsely.
  6. Transfer it into a big bowl and whisk it for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Cover the mixture and allow it to ferment for 6 hours.
  8. After 6 hours, open the lid, add salt and mix well.
  9. Now add a little water and mix again until flowy consistency.

For Aloo Masala

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  1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, and let it splutter. Then add curry leaves, ginger, green chillies, onion, and turmeric powder. Saute and mix well.
  2. Now add boiled potato, red chilli powder, salt to taste, and fresh coriander leaves and mix properly.
  3. Keep stirring and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  4.  Mash it with a masher, mix again and turn off the flame.

For Masala Dosa

  1.  Heat a flat pan and splash some water and wipe it quickly.
  2. Now pour the batter and spread it in a circularly with the help of a ladle.
  3. Roast it on high flame until it dries. After that, add oil over it and turn the flame medium.
  4. Roast it until crisp, and after that, add the prepared aloo masala and fold the dosa.
  5. Transfer it into a nice platter.
  6. Repeat the process to make dosa from the remaining batter and aloo masala.
Homemade masala dosa is ready to serve. Pair it with coconut chutney and sambhar.

Cornflakes Chivda, The Healthy Snack

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Eating has become an all-time mood, and since we all are stuck at work from home, we need some snack by our side. And not to forget we are all trying to stay healthy too, so we bring you the recipe for cornflakes chivda, which is a perfect snack and healthy too. Chivda is a deep-fried savoury mixture that consists of many ingredients like dry fruits as well as spices of your choice; you might add sev or peanuts, what so ever suits you. This recipe is for a sweet and savoury diet chivda; you can change the spices as per your liking. When making chivda with cornflakes, always use a fine sieve. Cornflakes chivda also can be served plain as a snack or with some chai or coffee.
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One serving of Cornflakes Chivda can consist of up to 150 calories
  • Fat 11g
  • Carbs 9g
  • Protein 2g
  • Sodium 118 mg
Prepare time: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Ready in: 25 mins

Ingredients

Ingredient
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  • 2 cups corn flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Seasoning mix
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • ½ tsp dried mango powder
For Tempering 
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • 2 green chilli, cut into pieces
  • Dry red chilli, cut into pieces – 2
  • 3-4 sprigs Curry leaves
  • ⅓ cup cashew nuts
  • peanuts – ⅓ cup
  • ⅓ cup coconut flakes
  • raisins – ⅓ cup
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries (optional)
 Final Seasoning
  • ½ tsp dried mango powder
  • ½ tbsp Sugar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper crushed

Preparation 

    1. Take a kadhai and dry toast the corn flakes for a minute or two.
    2. Now, add salt and Sugar, let it melt and coat the corn flakes.
    3. Now in another bowl, add salt, sugar, red chilli powder, dried mango powder and mix it evenly.
    4. Add the mixture to the roasted corn flakes and keep on tossing it until well coated.
    5. Take it off in a bowl and keep it aside.
    6. Next, in the same Kadai, add oil, heat it and add green chilli, dried red chilli, curry leaves, saute it well and add cashew nuts, peanuts, coconut flakes, raisins, dried cranberries (if using) and saute for a few minutes.
    7. Now add the corn flakes mixture in it and mix well.
    8. Do a final seasoning with dried mango powder, Sugar, black pepper.
Serve hot and store it in an airtight container. The cornflakes chivda can be stored for a few weeks too.

Make Delicious Chilli Paneer Frankie In 30 minutes With This Recipe

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Frankie is a go-to snack for many of us. It is a juicy and watery snack you can eat along with chutneys and vegetables. Easy-to-eat, loaded with veggies, chutney and spices, these rolls are the perfect pick for those who rarely get time for meals that take a long time to be cooked and need convenient and comfortable food. Scroll down for the yummy chilli paneer Frankie.
Paneer
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Prepare time: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Ready in: 25 mins

Ingredients

  • Paneer 200 grams
  • Salt to taste
  • ⅓ cup Cornstarch
  • Water as required
  • 1 small Carrot
  • ½ small Cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tsp Chilli vinegar
  • ½ inch Ginger, chopped,
  • small Capsicum,
  • ½ small Onion, sliced
  • 1 ½ tsp Red chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp Soy sauce
  • Fried paneer
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Spring onion, chopped
  • Mayonnaise
  • Chilli sauce
  • Coriander leaves
Paneer Frankie

Preparation

  1. First, we will start with marinating paneer.
  2. In a bowl, add cornstarch, salt to taste, water as required and then mix it well. Now add paneer into the mixture and marinate it really well.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai, fry on medium flame until crisp and brown in colour.
  4. Take it on a plate.
  5. Next, we will prepare the salad.
  6. Add carrot, cabbage, salt, chilli vinegar, sugar in a bowl and mix everything well.
  7. Then, we will prepare the sauce; for that, heat oil in a deep pan and add ginger, onion, capsicum and toss it well.
  8. Add water, red chilli sauce, soy sauce and mix it.
  9. Add fried paneer and toss everything well.
  10. Next, we will be adding coriander leaves, spring onion and will mix everything.
  11. Now, take the roti on a plate, spread some mayonnaise and green chilli sauce.
  12. Add the prepared salad, chilli paneer, mayonnaise and chopped spring onion and roll it tightly.
  13. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve with chilli sauce.
Enjoy this yummy chilli paneer Frankie roll in your breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Women Food Bloggers Who Are Pursuing Their Culinary Obsession

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The world celebrates International Women’s Day 2022 on 8th March, as a mark of respect and gratitude towards women in our lives. Women who constantly are making sure we become a better person every living second on this planet. Women are the epitome of love, elegance, immaculacy, and whatnot, but the most important example we all forget is, she is the epitome of courage. How come we name women and not raise the idea of delicious food, not because it is a stereotype in the society for a woman to be a good cook. But because they are blessed with  a sense of knowing what is good food. Our women are taking the food industry by storm and setting their foot in this male dominant society and challenging it with the scoop of courage. Women’s day 2022 is giving us all an opportunity to acknowledge what they have on their platter of talent. And how food blogging is one of their many ways to conquer the world.  These top 4 social media Women connoisseurs of food blogging industry are giving your taste buds a tingle with their drool worthy food posts, and helping you decide your next meal.

Women’s Day Special: Passionate Women Food Bloggers Trending On the Internet

1. Gastronome By Payal Gaikwad

 
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Payal Gaikwad is an enthusiastic Maharashtrian food blogger. She was born and brought up in Bhopal and is now based in Pune. Payal also knows how to win hearts with the food posts that cannot be resisted. Adding to her journey she says that her love for cooking and the zest to explore various cuisines has led her to Food Blogging. Living in Pune has given her an incredible opportunity to explore- Parsi, Vidharbh, Kandheshi & authentic Maharashtrian food She explains how Lockdown gave her an opportunity to latch on to her passion and showcase her talent through @gastronome__. While keeping the one Mantra on “Work-Life-Food” she says her journey from being a chef to a food blogger has definitely given her a good time so far and notability amongst various renowned platforms. She was part of BIG-Bhopal Influencers Group. Also, was invited by Raag Bhopali for Bhopal & Bhopaliyat Chai pe Charcha Session for women empowerment session. 

2. ZingyZest By Sarah Hussain

 
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Sarah Hussain, a young girl from New Delhi, is changing the norms of getting successful with her extraordinary skills to cook and review food. She started Food blogging with Zingyzest at the age of 19. With her love for food she is now collaborating with huge brands and names all over the globe. Her easy recipes and appetizing food posts can give you a run to the kitchen. Not just a Food Blogger, Sarah has been an eminent speaker as well and has inspired many kids from colleges all over Delhi with her knowledge and expertise in the food industry. She says passion can be turned into a profession with the right amount of hard work. With increase in followers count on social media everyday she says she’s an expert when it comes to food and knows every food corner to high end restaurants of Delhi 

3. Curly.tales By Kamiya Jani

 
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Kamiya Jani is making her way up as a Food+Travel Blogger and mesmerizing us with her Curly tales. She says the journey was not always Food and Travel Blogging. Firstly, she was working as a TV anchor when she decided to bite the bullet and resigned from her job to follow her Ikigai. Earning a living from what you love always makes you happier. And in her case she was already studded with photography skills and video making which fueled her passion. Therefore she dared to live a life she always dreamed of. She is a mother and a full time Food+Travel Blogger. Her passion made her set up Curly Tales to let people discover their love for food and travel. She runs her show called Sunday Brunch where she can be seen taking a bite with famous celebrities and loving what she does. Her amazing persona and love for following her passion has made her come a long way.

4. Masterchef- Pankaj Bhadouria

Pankaj Bhadouria proudly calls herself a Mother first and then the winner of MasterChef India Season 1 (2010). The journey for Pankaj has been quite challenging. She had to quit her 16-year-old job as a school teacher to write history by winning such a huge competition. She says her love for cuisine comes from her Lucknowi roots, and great teachings from her mother who taught her how to cook at a very young age. Pankaj comes from a half-Bengali half-Punjabi background which gave her an exposure to delicious delicacies and added a tinge in her cooking skills. Winning the MasterChef India 2010 title reinvigorated her passion to cook and laid down a foundation for her to open her own restaurants in Lucknow, Since then she has not stopped and has hosted several TV Shows including- Chef Pankaj Ka Zayka, Dream Kitchen and Rasoi Se – Pankaj Bhadouria Ke Sath , written numerous cookbooks, and has her own culinary academy in Lucknow. This women’s day 2022 take inspiration from these strong headed and courageous women food bloggers. Discover your passion and love for food. Next time when you’ll be serving a hot plate to yourself don’t forget to take a picture!

Make Restaurant Style Methi Matar Malai At Home

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Craving for the methi matar malai, you once tasted at the restaurant? Do you want to make this dish at home? If yes, then here is its recipe. You can make the restaurant-style methi matar malai at home, in just 30 minutes. It tastes heavenly and is suits best for lunch and dinner.
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Methi matar malai is one of the finest dishes of Indian cuisine. It is prepared with cream, fenugreek leaves, peas, cashew nuts, vegetables, and spices. It is creamy in texture and the combination of fenugreek and cream tastes delicious together. So, make this dish and surprise your family. Scroll down for the methi matar malai recipe.
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Per serving contains 258 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Protein: 125g
  • Fat: 169g
 
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup methi/fenugreek leaves
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 1/2 cup green peas, boiled
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp ginger, garlic, and green chilli, crushed
  • 1 cup boiled onion paste
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  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp roasted gram flour
  • 1 cup boiled cashew nuts paste

Method

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  1. Firstly, in a pan, add water and boil. Then add fenugreek leaves.
  2. Cook for 2 minutes on high flame. Drain and transfer it into a bowl.
  3. Now, add cool water to it and let it cool.
  4.  Once it is cooled, chop them and keep them aside till in use.
  5. After that, add ghee cumin seeds, bay leaves, crushed ginger, garlic, and chilli in a wok. Mix well and saute for 30-40 seconds.
  6. Then, add boiled onion paste and mix well.
  7. Now, add roasted gram flour and cook for 2-3 minutes on high flame.
  8. Furthermore, add boiled cashew nuts paste, mix and cook for 1 minute on medium flame.
  9. After that, add water and mix well. Whisk it properly until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed with water.
  10. Then, add garam masala, sugar, and boiled green peas. Simmer for 30-40 seconds on low flame.
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  1. Now, add fenugreek leaves and salt. Mix well.
  2. Lastly, add fresh cream and mix well.
  3. Turn off the flame and serve.
The matar methi malai is ready to serve. It tastes delicious with naan and roti.

Dive Into The Flavours Of Rajasthani Ghevar

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In Indian cuisine, every dish is originated from different states of India. Every Indian state has its own cuisine, in which the dishes are originated from different cities. Indian cuisine is packed with a variety of dishes, and it is very authentic and traditional. Each part of the meal course in Indian cuisine is scrumptious, but the dessert is really heavenly. Dessert like ghevar is very traditional and is a part of Rajasthani cuisine.
Sugar Syrup-Karth Food Factory
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Ghevar sweet was originated in Rajasthan and is especially served during Rakshabandhan and Teej festivals. It is a disc-shaped sweet cake prepared with refined flour and soaked in sugar syrup. According to Ayurveda, ghevar consists of both vatta and pitta. Thus, it helps in calming the mind in the body. That’s why ghevar is prepared during the month of July-August-September because these months are predominated with vatta and pitta, and this causes acidity and dryness in the body. So, eating ghevar is beneficial for health. Make this royal sweet at home by following this step-by-step ghevar recipe. Per serving contains 73 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 17g
 
Prepare time: 15-20 min
Cook: 20-25 min
Ready in: 30-35 min
 

Ingredients

For Ghevar

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  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 8-10 ice cubes
  • 2 cups refined flour
  • 1 cup milk, chilled
  • 2 cups of water, chilled
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Ghee for frying
  • Sugar Syrup

For Garnish

  • Condensed milk
  • Dragon fruit, cut into small cubes
  • Pear, cut into small cubes
  • Plum, cut into small cubes
  • Whipped Cream
  • Mint leaves
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Fresh Rose
  • Silver warq

Method

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  1. Take a mixing bowl, add ghee and ice cubes. Rub until the ghee becomes white butter.
  2. Then, add refined flour, and mix well.
  3. Now add chilled milk and roughly mix.
  4. After that, add chilled water and mix properly until flowing consistency.
  5. Now add lemon juice and mix.
  6. Take a heavy bottom kadhai or pan, add ghee and heat on a high flame.
  7. Now place a ring mould and slowly pour the batter inside the ring mould. After some time, make a space between the ghevar, so it can fry easily.
  8. Then, pour more batter and let it fry.
  9. After it completely cooked, pull out the ghevar and drain off the ghee completely. Keep it aside.
  10. If you don’t have mould, then in a flat pan, heat oil and slowly pour the batter.
  11. After a while, make space in between the ghevar.
  12. Now pour more batter and also pour batter on the edges so that it can stick to the sides.
  13. Pour the batter 10-15 times to make a perfect ghevar. Let it cook completely.
  14. Once it completely cooked, pull out the ghevar and drain off the ghee completely.

For Serving

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  1. Pour the sugar syrup over the ghevar and place it into a serving plate.
  2. Now drizzle condensed milk over it.
  3. Top it with chopped fruits and pour the drops of whipping cream.
  4. Lastly, garnish it with chopped nuts, mint leaves, silver warq and fresh rose.
The sweet as sugar ghevar is ready to serve. Enjoy this sweet delicacy at your home with your friends and family.

Butter Chicken Curry, The All Time Favorite Curry

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There is no doubt that Butter Chicken Curry is one of the most popular curries at any Indian restaurant. Aromatic golden chicken pieces in an incredible creamy curry sauce is all we want. Butter chicken curry tastes terrific when paired with garlic butter rice and fresh Naan bread. The curry simmers in a buttery tomato sauce and is flavoured by several special spices and herbs. Try this butter chicken recipe at home to make the delicious chicken curry.
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Per bowl of butter chicken contains  288.7 calories:
  • Total Fat 13.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.0 g
  • Cholesterol 106.9 mg
  • Sodium 225.1 mg
  • Potassium 584.3 mg
  • Carbohydrate 9.9 g
  • Fibre 1.3 g
  • Sugars 3.1 g
  • Protein 31.0 g
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min

Ingredients

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For the Gravy 
  • 4 large Tomatoes, cut into half 
  • 2-3 large Onions, sliced 
  • 3-4 Garlic pods 
  • 1 inch-Ginger, sliced 
  • 1 tbsp Chilli
  • 5-6 Cloves 
  • 1 inch-Cinnamon Stick 
  • 3 Bay Leaves 
  • 5-6 Black Peppercorns 
  • 2 Green Cardamoms 
  • 2 tbsp Butter 
  • Salt to taste 
For Butter Chicken 
  • 2 tbsp Butter 
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli powder 
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder 
  • Prepared Gravy 
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Cream 
  • 1 tsp Honey Cooked 
  • Tandoori Chicken, shredded 
  • 1-2 drops Kewra Water 
  • 1 tbsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves, toasted & crushed 
  • Burnt Charcoal 
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Fresh Cream 
  • Coriander Sprig

 Preparation

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For the Base Gravy 
  1.  Take a heavy bottom pan, and add ½ cup of water. 
  2. Now, add tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, mirch and all the spices. 
  3. Mix them all really well. 
  4. Next, add 1½ tsp butter, salt and mix properly.
  5. Cover it and then cook for 15 minutes. 
  6. Once the tomatoes are soft, blend the gravy, with a hand blender, till it becomes smooth. 
  7. Strain the gravy through a strainer. 
For Making Butter Chicken 
  1. Take a pan and add butter. Allow it to melt properly. 
  2. Now, add some red chilli powder and coriander powder and cook for a minute or two.
  3. Pour prepared gravy, mix well and cook for about 2-3 minutes. 
  4. Next, add fresh cream, honey, shredded tandoori chicken to it and mix well.
  5. Then cook for another 3-4 minutes. 
  6. Add kewra water, dried fenugreek leaves and then cook for about 2 minutes. 
  7. Take a small bowl, and add burnt charcoal, then place it in the middle of the gravy. 
  8. Pour ghee over charcoal and immediately cover it with a lid; keep it for almost 2-3 minutes for the smoky flavour. 
  9. Once done, remove the charcoal bowl. 
  10. Put the butter chicken in a serving bowl. 
Garnish it with fresh cream and coriander sprig, and Serve hot with roti or rice.

Quick & Healthy Marathi Poha Chivda Recipe

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Indian snacks are very tasty and healthy. When we talk about healthy Indian snacks, the list is endless. If you love Indian snacks or miss the homemade chiwda, prepared by your mom. Then don’t worry, because today’s special dish is poha chivda. Chivda is a namkeen mixture prepared from thin flattened rice, nuts, peanuts, herbs, and spices. It is healthy because it contains nuts and herbs that are good for health, and flattened rice is fat-free. Chivda is very famous in the Maharashtrian state of India, and it was also originated from Maharashtra.
Poha- Karth Food Factory
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It is prepared during festivals and occasions. So, let’s make this tasty snack at home with this quick Poha chivda recipe. Per bowl of chiwda contains 330 kcal
  • Carbohydrates 197g
  • Protein 23g
  • Fat 111g
Prepare time: 5 min
Cook: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
 

Ingredients

  • 250 gm thin flattened rice
  • 4 tbsp peanuts
  • 2 tbsp dry coconut, desiccated
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 3 green chilies, cut into pieces
  • 50-60 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp powdered citric acid
Jeera- Karth Food Factory
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For Tempering

  • 40-50 ml Oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

Method

For Tempering

Oil-Karth Food Factory
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  1. In a tempering pan, add oil and let it heat.
  2. Now add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and white sesame seeds. Let it crackle and turn off the flame.
  3. Then add turmeric powder and mix it. Keep aside for future use.

For Chivda

Chivda- Karth Food Factory
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  1. In a flat pan, add thin flattened rice and dry roast them on low flame. Stir continuously lightly with a spatula. Note: To check if it is completely roasted, take some amount of it on your fist and crush it. If it crushes easily, it means it is roasted completely.
  2. Turn off the flame. Keep it aside for further use.
  3. Take a non-stick pan with a heavy bottom and heat some oil in it, add peanuts and fry them. Remove and keep aside.
  4. Then fry dry coconut, remove and keep aside.
  5. After that, add roasted peanut and fry it until brown. Transfer the golden brown peanut into a bowl and keep it aside.
  6. Then fry green chilies until color changes. Remove and keep it aside.
  7. Now add curry leaves and fry them. Then remove and save it for later use.
  8. After that, take a large flat utensil and add roasted flattened rice, fried peanuts, coconut, peanuts, green chilies, and curry leaves.
  9. Then add prepared tempering, and mix everything properly with a spatula. Mix it lightly; otherwise, it will crack.
  10. Now add powdered sugar, salt, and powdered citric acid. Mix well.
The Marathi chivda is ready to serve. You can store this light snack in an airtight container and munch it with your loved ones.

Make Your Kids Happy With Healthy Homemade Veg Burger

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In Hamburg, Germany, a dish was sold on the streets of Hamburg. It was called Hamburg steaks, the dish was a piece of steak between two pieces of bread and from there it reached to America and was called Hamburger. In America, it was made with Ham and patty instead of steak between the pieces of bread. From then different varieties of burgers were developed like a cheeseburger, chicken burger, and veg burger.
Make your kids happy with this homemade veg burger recipe
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So, from there, the burger originated. Burgers are sold all over the world, and it is widely sold in the United States. It is made with buns, veggies spread and veg or non-veg patty. This dish is famous, especially among kids. So, instead of going to a restaurant for a burger, why not try it at home. So, here the easy and healthy veg Burger Recipe for you; follow this and make a veg burger at home. Per burger contains 90 kcal
  • Carbohydrates 16g
  • Protein 5g
  • Fat 2g
  • Fibre 3g
Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min

Ingredients

Veg Burger
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For Patty

  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tbsp butter
  • ½ tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 12-15 French beans, chopped
  • 1 winter carrot, chopped
  • 2-3 large potato, boiled and mashed
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ garam masala
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste

For Batter

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste

For Breadcrumbs Coating

  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2-3 tbsp poha

For Shallow Fry Tikki

  • ½ tbsp oil
  • ½ tbsp butter

For Roasting Burger Buns

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • For veg burger toppings
  • 4 sesame burger buns
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4-5 lettuce leaves
  • 1 small to medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 small to medium onion, thinly sliced, grilled
  • 2 cheese slice
  • 2-3 black or green olives

For Serving

  • Mayonnaise
  • French fries

Method

Veg Burger
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For Batter

  1. In a bowl, add all-purpose flour, salt and water, mix it well to make a slurry.
For breadcrumbs coating
  1. In a bowl, add fresh breadcrumbs and crushed poha and mix well.

For Tikki

  1. Take a pan to add oil, butter, chopped ginger, green chilli and sauté well.
  2. Add chopped vegetables and sauté until they soften.
  3. Add mashed potatoes and mix them, then add red chilli powder, garam masala, and salt, ginger garlic paste and mix properly.
  4. Now add chopped coriander and mix well.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the bowl and refrigerate it for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and make tikkis of it.
  7. Give shape to the Tikki with a cookie cutter or with your hands.
  8. Now take 1 Tikki, firstly coat it with slurry and then coat it well with the bread crumbs.

For Shallow Fry Tikki

  1. Take a shallow frying pan, add some oil and fry the Tikki till golden brown colour and crisp.

For Roasting Burger Buns

  1. Cut the buns into half.
  2. Take a pan and toast buns until a light brown colour.
  3. Now on the same pan, add butter and onion rings and grill it.

 For Veg Burger Topping

  1. Take the base of the bun and spread mayonnaise on it.
  2. Now place lettuce on it and sprinkle some salt.
  3. Then place tomato and sprinkle salt again and pepper.
  4. Place the Tikki on it and the grilled onions.
  5. Then again add some more mayonnaise on top and place a cheese slice over it.
  6. Now close the burger with the top bun.
  7. Insert toothpick with olive.
The veg burger is ready; Serve it with French fries, mayonnaise and a cold drink.

Kolkata’s Famous Sweet: Chom Chom

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Kolkata is known for its festivals like Durga Pooja and its scrumptious food. It is especially popular for its sweets. The most famous sweets of Kolkata are Sandesh and Chom chom. It was originated in Porabari, Bangladesh. It is made with curdled milk, sugar, cardamom and saffron. This sweet delight is available in colours like, pink, white, yellow, and brown. You can buy this dish from the local sweet shops of Kolkata or else you can also make it fresh at home. Yes, you can make it at home with this chom chom recipe.
Hung Curd
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Per piece of chom chom contains 255 kcal
  • Carbohydrates  153g
  • Protein  22g
  • Fat 81g
Prepare time: 40 min
Cook: 1 hr
Ready in: 1 hr 40 min

Ingredients

Lime water
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  • 5 1/2 cups of milk
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 4 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp Semolina
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups of water

Method For Making Chom Chom At Home

Kolkata's Famous Sweet: Chom Chom
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  1. Take a heavy bottom pan, add a generous amount of milk and let it boil. Turn off the flame.
  2. Now, take a bowl and add water and vinegar. Mix well.
  3.  Then pour the prepared mixture into the milk. Stir well until curdled.
  4. Now set a cheesecloth on a strainer and pour the curdled milk onto the cloth.
  5. After that, wash it under running water and press it gently to remove excess water.
  6. Now transfer chenna into a bowl. Then add semolina, baking powder and knead for 5-6 minutes until the mixture is smooth.
  7. Take a small portion from the dough and make an oval-shaped ball from it.
  8.  Repeat this process and make oval-shaped balls from the remaining dough.
  9. Take a pan, add water, sugar and let it boil.
  10. After the first boil, add chom chom and cardamom. Boil it again for 20 minutes on high flame.
  11. After 20 minutes, add 1 cup of water and repeat this process for 3 hours and cook it on medium flame.
  12. When it gets golden brown in colour, turn off the flame and let it cool.
  13. Store chom chom with sugar syrup in a refrigerator.
The chom chom is ready to serve. Serve it cold and enjoy this Bengali delight.