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How To Make Restaurant-Style Bread Croutons At Home?

Be it salads or soups, bread croutons stand out to be the centre of attraction for both. Not only do they add a distinct taste and crunch to the dishes, but also make them look immensely appetising. We often end up making salads and soups at home, but fail to master the art of making those perfectly crisp bread croutons. ... Read More »

Pudina Chutney: What Makes The Mint Relish India’s Summer Essential

Many of our history books never chronicle the role played by our foods, herbs and spices in shaping the country’s fortune. Did you know that chutney was a favorite of the British from the years the Empire ruled India. So much so, that chutney was one of the luxury imports in the Britain and the rest of Europe, pretty much ... Read More »

Custard Apple Benefits: From Improving Vision To Building Immunity And More!

India is bestowed with exotic fruits; one of them being custard apple, also known as sitaphal or sharifa in Hindi. Custard apple has a unique taste, essential nutrients and various impressive health benefits. It is a tropical fruit native to Central America and scientifically known as Annona reticulata. Closely related to bullock’s heart, or ramphal, this fruit is vaguely heart shaped ... Read More »

Roasted Mushroom Parmesan Sandwich

We gave eggplant the night off and topped mushrooms with melty cheese in these hearty vegetarian subs. Ingredients Yields: 4 1/4 c. panko 1/2 tsp. dried oregano 4 large portobello mushroom caps 4 hero rolls 4 oz. fresh mozzarella 1/4 c. Grated Parmesan 1/2 c. jarred marinara sauce parsley Directions Prep Time: 0:10 Total Time: 0:15 Preheat the broiler. Line the baking sheet ... Read More »

Chorizo Queso Potato Skins

Fondue is always a good idea, especially when you add homemade potato skins into the mix. Ingredients Yields: 6 servings Chorizo Queso 8 oz. mild white Cheddar, coarsely grated 8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, coarsely grated 1 tbsp. flour 6 oz. fresh chorizo, casings removed 2 scallions, finely chopped 1 jalapeño, finely chopped 1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped Kosher salt 3/4 c. ... Read More »

Crispy Mushroom and Muenster Sliders

Our take on the “veggie burger” is packed with flavor — and cheese! Ingredients Yields: 6 servings 3/4 c. panko 1/4 c. Grated Parmesan 2 tbsp. olive oil Kosher salt pepper 12 medium ( 2 1/2-inch) shiitake mushroom caps 3 oz. Muenster cheese, grated 1/4 c. mayonnaise 1 tsp. Hot sauce Pinch smoked paprika 8 cornichon pickles, thinly sliced 12 slider buns, ... Read More »

Revealed! Jalebi is not Indian!

1. An overview! During the childhood, celebrating Republic Day and Independence Day was all about relishing a platter full of hot and crispy Jalebis with some chilled Rabri on the top. While celebrating the day of being a proud Indian we never knew that Jalebi that is an inseparable part of the national festival is actually not Indian. Shocked! Yes, ... Read More »

The unsaid story of Butter Chicken

1. An overview Ask a non-vegetarian about their love for Butter Chicken and you can measure it in the eyes. And if you ask the same person about the humble origin of this iconic dish of the Indian cuisine, they go blank. Well, it’s nothing surprising, because many of us are actually not aware of the interesting story behind the ... Read More »

What’s the difference between kebab and shawarma

1. Do you know? Who does not love Shawarmas and Kebabs? The are loved by people across the world. But are both the same or different? Is a kebab the same as shawarma? It becomes hard to differentiate between a kebab and shawarma because of their similar aromas and tastes. Now the question is, what’s the difference? Here are some ... Read More »

Tofu Pad Thai

Crispy fried tofu rounds out this sweet and spicy noodle dish. Ingredients Yields: 4 14 oz. extra-firm tofu, drained 2 tbsp. cornstarch 8 oz. rice noodles 1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce 2 tbsp. brown sugar 2 tsp. sweet chili sauce Juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges for serving 1 clove garlic, grated 1 tbsp. oil 1 red pepper, sliced 2 ... Read More »