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 »

Triple-Cheese Skillet Shells

Gruyere, cheddar, and cream cheese team up for the most decadent weeknight pasta dish. Ingredients Yields: 6 12 oz. medium shell pasta 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped Kosher salt pepper 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp. flour 1 1/2 c. whole milk 4 oz. low fat cream cheese (at room temperature) 1/8 tsp. cayenne 1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg ... Read More »

Classic Jelly Donuts

Packed with sugar and berry jam, these donuts are best served hot. Ingredients Yields: 15 3/4 c. whole milk 1 1/4 oz. package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoon) 1/4 c. granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temp, cut into small pieces 1 tsp. Kosher salt 1 tsp. lemon zest 3 c. all-purpose flour, plus more ... Read More »

Navratri 2018: How To Make A Delicious Navratri Thali At Home

Navratri 2018 is here. Chaitra Navratri celebrations would go on till 25th March 2018. During this period of nine auspicious days, devotees try all that they can to seek the divine blessings of the Goddess Durga. Navratri fasting is one way of showing devotion to the goddess. In addition to the religious and spiritual reason, there is also an apparent scientific rationale ... Read More »

Navratri 2018: Grab These Snacks To Avoid Lack of Nutrition

Navratri is here, and many people are observing fasts as a form of gratitude to Goddess Durga. Apart from its religious and/or spiritual significance, the ritual of fasting is also backed by science as a healthy approach that can help detoxify the human body from various toxins. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet even during fasts.   ... Read More »

This Halwa Paratha Is Tucked In The By Lanes Of Nizamuddin

This one’s for all the paratha lovers out there. If you’re bored of having those regular aloo and gobhi stuffed parathas, and wish to try something new and exotic, then try your hands on this halwa paratha. Halwa paratha is an interesting combination of sweet and savoury flavours, all in one go. It is a welcome variation amidst those regular stuffed parathas. Tucked in the by lanes of Nizamuddin is a ... Read More »

Ramphal (Bullock’s Heart) Benefits And Ways To Use It In Your Daily Diet!

Mother Nature has bestowed us with a plethora of amazing fruits that have abundant health promoting properties. Out of the treasure trove of beautiful looking fruits, there is ramphal, also known as bullock’s heart, which is known to have numerous health and beauty benefits. This green coloured ripened fruit is believed to have high amounts of antioxidants, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus and a ... Read More »

Here’s What The Ancient Practice Of Sprinkling Water Around Food Meant!

Our ancestors have left us with a trove of traditional practises that became an integral part of the Indian culture and were also considered healthy. However, somewhere we have forgotten these ancient practises that have a reason backing them. One of these practises includes sprinkling water in a circular fashion around their plate or banana leaf thrice. This practise is still prevalent in most parts ... Read More »

8 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try

Vietnamese cuisine; it’s one of the top reasons why Vietnam figures on many travellers’ wish lists. It’s certainly why I made the trek to Vietnam. A trip that took me to the Northern and Southern ends of the country, through the streets of the two busiest cities – Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Whether it was tiny street food stalls where diners ... Read More »

This Crispy Japani Samosa Is Chandni Chowk’s Hidden Gem

Tired of having those regular potato-filled samosas? Why not try some Japani samosa? Yes, you read that right! Tucked in the by lanes of Chandni Chowk is Manohar Dhaba that dishes out these exotic and lip-smacking Japani samosas. This dhaba was set up in 1949, and ever since then, it is serving people with incredibly delicious food. As quirky as it ... Read More »