Express Recipes: How to make Stir Fried Greens in Black Bean Sauce

Ingredients Serves 6 2 bunches of bok choy – washed and stalks trimmed by just ½” from the bottom 100 gms snow peas or French beans – stringed 1 cup roughly chopped cabbage 2-3 tbsp olive oil 6-8 flakes garlic – sliced or chopped 4 tbsp black bean sauce, 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 1 tbsp cornflour ½ tsp roughly crushed ... Read More »

Express recipes: How to make Kadhai Paneer in six easy steps

I love paneer. And that should actually say it all. Paneer is a vegetarian’s haven. It makes for one of the most versatile ingredients. Be it a dry vegetable, fry or a gravy, a snack in itself or a filling; paneer can fit in everywhere. Here in Angola, we don’t find paneer in super markets and we need to make ... Read More »

Express Recipes: How to make Shakshuka, a middle eastern breakfast

My initial motivation to make Shakshuka was – “it sounds exotic”. And then I saw it, ate it and fell in love with both the looks and the taste of it. I was visiting one of the foundation’s project in Huambo and the housekeeper there made Shakshuka. Shakshuka is a quintessential middle eastern and north African breakfast. A dish of ... Read More »

Nita Mehta’s kitchen: How to make these delicious Mushroom Shooters

Mushroom Shooters Makes 6-7 200 gm (10-12) small mushrooms – remove the stalk carefully and keep whole ¼ of red or green capsicum – cut into ½” pieces (6-7 pieces) A few medium wooden skewers marinade 2 tbsp soya sauce 1 tsp grated ginger, 1 tsp crushed garlic Rind of 1 lemon, 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp brown sugar ... Read More »

Express Recipes: How to make Strawberry Halwa

If you want to give a twist to your regular suji (semolina) halwa, this is the perfect recipe. Prepared with semolina and strawberry pulp, this preparation partly tastes like jam. And your kids are going to love this for sure. For 4 Time – 40 minutes Ingredients 100 grams strawberry 100 grams semolina (1/2 cup) 100 grams sugar (1/2 cup) ... Read More »

Express Recipes: How to make the perfect Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada is one of the most popular snacks in India and is also a festival favourite. But then, you have to get the recipe right for that perfect plate of Dahi Vada. Here you go. Ingredients Urad dal – 1 cup (250 grams) (soaked) Coconut – 1/4 cup (grated) Green coriander – 3 to 4 tbsp Cashews – 7 ... Read More »

Committee, Probing CPM MP Ritabrata’s ‘Lavish Lifestyle’, Submits Report

Kolkata: CPI (M)’s three-member committee – formed to look into the complaints against Rajya Sabha party MP Ritabrata Bandyopadhyay – submitted its report to party secretariat on Wednesday. The committee was headed by senior party MP Mohammed Salim. The matter will now be discussed in the next state committee meeting on August 7-8. It is not yet clear what action ... Read More »

Chawla De Mashoor Special Naan: The Best Place to Eat Amritsari Chur-Chur Naan in Delhi

The alluring view of ‘thick and squishy dough with rich green coriander leaves embedded in it, transforming into a crisp stuffed naan inside a clay oven (tandoor) and then drenched in melting butter and profusely crushed in crisp bites’ is enough to cajole you into ordering this exotic North Indian delicacy, known as the Chur-Chur Naan , even if you’re not hungry. The best place to ... Read More »

Khad Ka Pind: The Rajasthani Meat Delicacy Cooked Underground

Rajasthan is renowned for its lavish vegetarian fare. It is the birthplace of a variety of vegetarian delicacies like Gatte ki sabzi, Dal Baati Choorma and the famous lehsoon ki chutney. While celebrating  its grand vegetarian palette, we often tend to forget the great non-vegetarian legacy that the state boasts of. Be it the laal maas, the Jungli maas or the ... Read More »

Quick Breakfast Ideas for Kids: 7 Stellar Recipes Plus Smart Tips to Please Those Fussy Eaters

There’s no denying the fact that kids are fussy eaters and they don’t go well with mornings. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that mornings are most dreaded by parents – when are you rushing for work and grappling with other household chores, getting your little ones to quickly finish their breakfast is perhaps the toughest task. Kids get bored ... Read More »