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How To Prepare Steamed Or Baked Mango Yogurt

Bengali cuisine is incomplete without desserts. And Bengal is not only about Rosogollas when it comes to a sweet dish. Yogurt or “Doi” is also a very popular Bengali dessert. “Bhapa Doi” means Steamed or baked mango yogurt in Literary meaning and like almost all Bengali people, it’s a treasured dessert. Like every traditional recipe of India, It also came across transformation through generations. My mother learned this process of mango yogurt from my granny and me from my mother. It can be made easily in a pressure cooker as well as in an oven. You can get this dessert in the name of “Bengali Cheesecake”. So what are we waiting for? Let’s start.


Preparation time: – 15 Minutes

Cooking time : – 25-30 Minutes

 

Ingredients For Steamed Or Baked Mango Yogurt

 

1.300 ml sweet condensed milk (1 small can).
2. 1 medium Cup Plain yogurt.
3. The fresh pulp of 2 ripe mangoes. Even mango puree is also okay if you cannot find real mangoes at that time.
4.10-15 cashews finely chopped.
5.Water.

Many persons use additional whole Milk of 100-125 ml. I haven’t used this in my recipe. You can add that if you want.

Process To Make Steamed Or Baked Mango Yogurt

 

1.Firstly you need to put Mango pulp(or mango puree) and yogurt in a blender.  Blend it very well. In case you don’t have a blender, you can whisk the mixture thoroughly so that no lump can be left.
2.Next, add the condensed milk and again blend this properly. You can additional cardamom powder for flavor. I chose not to add.

3.Now it’s time to add the nuts. Almonds and cashews can be used. Add them to the mixture and just stir this softly with a spoon.

 


Pressure cooker method

1.Place the mixture in a bowl.
2. You must preheat the cooker for 3-5 minutes.
3. Then put an inch of water in Theorie vessel.
4. Place an iron stand.
5. Following that, put the bowl on top of the stand and cover the lid. You can use Aluminium foil for this.
6. After placing the bowl carefully in the steamer, Cover for 15-20 minutes.

7.Take it out and let it be here for another 5-6 minutes. You can put the bowl in the fridge to set it chilled.
Yogurt should be set in the cooker.

Oven method

1.Put the mixture in a bowl or small ramekins until they’re almost full.
2.Preheat the oven to 200c for 8-10 minutes.

3. Fill the baking tray with a little water.
4. Now put the bowl or ramekins on the tray carefully so that water cannot enter the bowl.
5. Bake this for 20-25 minutes in 180c. After that duration, check Let whether the mixture is set or not. Insert a knife into this. If It comes out clean, then it’s ready.

6. Always keep this yogurt at room temperature for at least 15- 20 minutes. And after that, place that in the fridge for another 60 minutes. You can increase this duration as long as you want.

7.The Steamed or Baked Mango Yogurt(Bhapa Doi) is ready. Put some pieces of almonds to garnish.

Enjoy this chilled dessert with your loved ones!

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How To Make Popcorn Chicken For Perfect Rainy Evening

In a lazy rainy evening, what can be more exciting than having some chai and crispy snacks? From kids to senior people, everyone loves snacks, especially which are deep- fried, and carry non-veg stuffing inside it. Today I’m gonna share my personal favorite snack which my mom used to make(and even now) whenever I craved for this. It’s popcorn chicken. Though many people mistake this recipe with nuggets or ‘pakora’, there’s a slight difference that makes it not the same. While after frying, the chicken pieces are placed inside and the fresh coating covers the whole thing. It’s rather easy to make popcorn chicken, and I’m sure you would love having a plate of these balls with your near ones.

Ingredients To Make Popcorn Chicken

There’s not a big hush regarding the ingredients. It’s simple and easy to get.
1. 20 pieces of boneless chicken cubes.
2. 2½ teaspoons of black pepper powder.
3. 2½ teaspoons of hot red chili powder.
4. 2 Teaspoons of lemon juice.
5. Salt as per taste
6. ½(half) cup of all flour/maida.
7. ½ cup of cornflour.
8. 1 egg.
9. 3 Tablespoons of milk.

10.Oil( 1 cup or 5 or 6 tablespoons)
11. 1 Teaspoon of chaat masala.

Process Of Cooking

1. There’s a marination step prior to actual cooking step. You must marinate the tender chicken pieces with 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper crushed or powder, 1 teaspoon of Kashmiri red chili powder and a pinch of lemon juice. Mix well and keep the marinated pieces in the fridge for an hour.

marination

 

2. Meanwhile, you must season the flour as well as the cornflour with 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper powder and a pinch of red chili powder. All the ingredients must be mixed thoroughly. Now keep it aside. In case you have onion powder or garlic powder, you can surely add them to the flour while seasoning.

3. Now break the egg and add milk, a pinch of salt and some black pepper powder.

4. Take out the chicken pieces from the fridge after 1 hour.

5. Next lightly roll them in the seasoned flour.

 

6. After that drop these chicken pieces into the egg mixture. Let it mix for few seconds.

7. Now it’s time to roll them again in the flour mixture so that the coating becomes crispy when frying. After that, you can keep these in the fridge for another half an hour.

 

8. Now take them out from the fridge and let them remain for 15 minutes in the room temperature. After that, the frying starts.

9. Take a cup or 5 or 6 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Let it heat.

10. You can fry 5 or 6 pieces at a time. Fry both sides properly until they get golden brown.

 

11. Take them out from oil and place on a paper tissue.

12. Sprinkle some chaat masala for tangy flavors.

 

 

The hot and crispy popcorn chicken is ready. So as you can see to make popcorn chicken isn’t difficult at all. Now cut some onion pieces into rings and serve them with tomato ketchup or chili sauce.

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Try These 7 Bengali Restaurants In Kolkata For Authentic Bengali Cuisine

There’s a saying that speaks that you can’t take away Kolkata out of a Bengali. But in today’s globalized world, Bengal cuisine has undergone a total transformation by supporting amalgamation of fish, meat and even vegetarian foods. Some of the Bengali restaurants in Kolkata serve unforgettable Bengali cuisines. You can find great meat dishes along with the must-to-try seafood or fish items. These famous eateries now have opened branches even outside Kolkata for all Bengalis throughout the country and of course for the food lovers. Here’s a list of restaurants to taste authentic Bengali cuisines. Just in case you aren’t aware of the food styles of Bengal, it’s necessary to eat food to preserve the subtle flavors – such as at first the vegetarian dishes then comes the fishes and meats.

6 Ballygunge Place

If you’re a foodie who can eat the buffet or the ‘thali’, this Bengali food joint is a heaven for you. It was established in 2003 when there were no such big Bengali cuisine specific eateries. Though it has some outlets all over the city, the original one is situated in a vintage old and characterized converted bungalow in Ballygunge. The ambiance is certainly a major thumbs up with the white building and some delicious foods. The dishes were nurtured and created from scouring some famous cookbooks. This is one of the most noteworthy Bengali restaurants in Kolkata if you want to taste some of the traditional ‘Thakur barir ranna’ or Rabindranath Tagore’s family recipes.

How to go:  6 Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge, Kolkata(with an outlet in Salt lake too)
Must try: Pabda Macher Jhal (spicy fish curry, prepared with mustard paste and poppy seeds.)
Pocket pinch: Rs 1,000-1,200 for two. Go for the thali or sumptuous lunch or dinner buffet for some great feast.

Oh! Calcutta

If you ain’t that much worried about your pocket pinch and just enjoy the delicacies, this place is a must hopping one.  While this award winning eatery has now opened several branches all over the country, people,especially the Bongs out of Kolkata are in love with this. Mainly recreating old Bengali traditional dishes with some new ideas and flavors is the prime motto. Which is not a very easy task! It has. Private dining space also there apart from its elegant ambiance.

How to go: Forum Mall, 10/3 Elgin Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, Kolkata.( Branch at Silver arcade, 5 JBS
Must try: The Bhapa Hilsa (steamed Hilsa fish) and Smoked Bhetki (smoked Bhetki fish) are mind-blowing.
Pocket pinch: About Rs. 2,000 for two.

Saptapadi

If you’re a Bengali, you must are acquainted with this name. Being named after a great novel and a popular cult movie of Bangla(1961), this is a truly delightful affair to eat here. The interior is well matched accordingly with some old portraits of star cast of the movie and some stills. You can hear some soft tunes of Bengali movie in the background, accompanying you in your feast. Two chefs Mr. Ranjan Biswas and Mr. Swarup Mondal set up this eatery who have more than 10 years experience in 5 Star hotels. You can get authentic Bengali dishes along with some fusion items to have a blast.

How to go:  49B Purna Das Road, Hindustan Park, near Gariahat, Kolkata.(outlets at 40A Bagha Jatin)
Must try: Signature items which are favorites of Uttam Kumar, including Kacha Lanka Mangsho (mutton in coriander gravy).
Pocket pinch: Rs. 1,000 for two.

Kasturi Fish curry

Kasturi

This is among the newly opened Bengali restaurants in Kolkata to serve some lip smacking Dhakai Bangladeshi cuisine. This award winning food joint is an inexpensive yet delicious choice. Since 1994, the restaurant pioneered this sort of cuisine in the city. You might not find an interesting decor there but the food speaks of its popularity. The crowded dining space is the most noteworthy testament to this.

How to Go: 7A Mustaque Ahmed Street, New Market Area, Kolkata. There are outlets in Ballygunge and in Jadavpur as well.
Must try: The signature dish, Kochu Bhapa Chingri (steamed prawns with taro root).
Pocket pinch: Rs. 600-700 for two

Fish-Fish

In Bengali, ‘fish-fish’ means whispering. As the name suggests, this place is a great addition for the seafood lovers of the city. Located in Ballygunge, at the lane of IRI college, this food joint is well known for its lovely environment as well as the food. Beside the delicacies like Amritsari fish, the fish curry is spectacular.

How to go: 13/5 Swinhoe street, Ballygunge.

Must try: jumbo prawns, Thai salad, Fish chili, prawn malai curry, prawn Stroganoff, roasted Ilish (Hilsa)

Pocket pinch: this one is a bit higher than the other Bengali restaurants in Kolkata described earlier. Rs. 1200 for two.

Koshe Kosha Thali and the interior

Koshe Kosha

Situated near Golpark post office, this eatery is good for a sumptuous meal with a pure rural Bengal decor. The Paintings of Jamini Roy along with wooden cots and stairs make it surely a member of themed Bengali restaurants in Kolkata. A true Bengali food serving place since 2007. The servers are soft spoken yet professional carrying their reputation for quick service. The fish delicacies are awesome and in addition the Lal Keema and Kosha Mangsho (Mutton gravy).

How to go: 62, Ballygunge gardens, Golpark (near Golpark post office, opposite Rally’s)

Must try: Aam Ada chop( cutlet with mango ginger), bhetki and prawn filled cutlet, Ilish Paturi( Hilsa marinated in mustard paste in banana leaf), chingri malaikari( Bengali style prawn gravy), Dhakai chicken ( chicken cooked in Dhaka style with exotic species), Kosha Mangsho ( tenderised to mutton in Bengali style gravy, Gondhoraj ghol( lime flavoured sweet lassi).

Pocket pinch: Rs. 700-800 for two

 

bhojohori manna

Bhojohori Manna

This eatery is named after a famous Bengali song by Late Manna Dey in the 70s. So it tells about a chef named Bhojohori Manna who had unique cooking talent. This is among those Bengali restaurants in Kolkata that has many branches all over the city. And you can find one nearby when you’re in rush.

How to go: The most recommended outlet is m at 18/1A, Hindustan Road, Gariahat. Several others are located near Ekdalia Road, Hazra, Salt Lake Sectors I & V, Star Theatre (Hatibagan), Ruby (Kasba Industrial Estate), and Esplanade.
Must try:  Kosha Mangsho (spicy mutton curry) and Daab Chingri (coconut and mustard prawn curry).
Pocket pinch: Rs. 600 for two.
 

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5 Cult And Historic Food Joints In India

History has all stories and tales of arts and cultures, numerous people, and their traditions. Food has been an integral part of this history of every place. Till date, there are quite a few historic food joints in India to carry forward their legacy with pride. Some of them are of even before independence. If you’re interested in smelling old school cafes or eateries of India to get a glimpse of that heritage, note down these restaurants for a nostalgic feel.



Britannia & Co, Mumbai

Being one of the eldest and historic food joints of Mumbai and India, Britannia & Co has been into the game since 1923. This iconic restaurant was established by immigrant Parsi Zoroastrian peoples who entered India through Gujarat in the 10th century to get away from Arab persecution of Persia. They have found many more food joints in India but this one is one of those monumental ones where Parsi delicacies are blended amazingly with some Persian and Gujarati tastes. The magnificent Renaissance style gothic building was built by Scott designed  George Wittet, who was the master designer of the Gateway of India. Along with its vintage ambiance, look and fitting charm, the owner himself is a gem of a person. Absolutely eccentric with his 90 plus age, he loves to rejoice tales of foreign guests, especially anyone who’s British.

The Berry Pulao of Britannia

Address: Wakefield House, 11 Sprott Road, 16 Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai.
Timing: 11.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
Pocket pinch: Rs.1,200 rupees for two.
Must try: The famous berry pulao, full with meat, paneer or vegetables of your liking. The base of this recipe is owned by the owner’s late wife.

Karim’s, Delhi

 

Delhi has been the birthplace of Mughlai cuisines in India. The Karim restaurant, situated at the south of Jama Masjid in Purana Dilli is another gem of the list of historic food joints in the country.
This legendary eatery has been “serving royal food to the common man” since 1913. While its origin dates back at the time of the last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, this is an eyewitness of ups and downs. The forefathers worked in the royal kitchen in the Red Fort but had to flee when the Mughal dynasty was dethroned by the British. Haji Karimuddin came back to Delhi to sell food to those going to the 1911 Delhi Durbar, of King George V. After 2 years, he established his own food joint. It’s run by the fourth-generation of management as of now with ultimate north Indian cuisine in Delhi. There is no fancy décor except the great food and the Old ‘Dilli’ charm of its position.

Address: 16 Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, Old Delhi.
Timing: 9 a.m. to midnight.
Pocket pinch: Rs. 800 for two people.
Must Try: Mutton korma, mutton stew, chicken Mughlai, and chicken jahangiri.

Indian Coffee House, Kolkata

Indian Coffee House, Kolkata

The Indian Coffee Board established the first of its chains in Mumbai in 1936. There are several branches all over the country as a cradle of intellectuals, freedom fighters, social activists, revolutionaries, and bohemians. Although after 1950, business decreased and the board got dissolved. Employees formed a chain of co-operative societies and run the coffee houses themselves. Presently there are 13 societies manage 400 such outlets and the most famous one is in Kolkata. It was opened in 1942, just opposite of Presidency College on College Street. Not only Students of various colleges, people who are fond of culture and ideas, the coffee house is a temple. The famous song by Late Manna Dey echoes the reminiscent of this place “ coffee house er sei adda ta aj ar nei’’! It’s a vintage place hence, the service is also provided matching the relaxing mood!

Address: 15 Bankim Chatterjee Street (College Street), Kolkata.
Timing: 9 a.m- 9 p.m., Monday to Saturday. During Sundays, it’s 9 am to 1pm and 5pm to 9pm
Pocket pinch: Rs. 300 for two people.
Must try: Mutton kaviraji, chicken Afghani, mutton cutlet, veg cutlet, chicken sandwich.

 


Leopold Cafe, Mumbai

In the list of historic food joints of the country, Leopold cafe of Mumbai is another jewel. It’s been a popular tourist destination and serving the city since 1871. It’s founded by Iranis, different from Persis who came to India during the 19th century. Like every other city, it’s a landmark than just a restaurant, which gets better with age. While being described in Gregory David Robert’s ‘Shantaram’ as his days in Mumbai (previously Bombay), this cafe is a torch bearer of the pre-independent times. Apart from the old-world charm, it’s one of those few structures to survive the 2008 terrorist attack. The bullet holes are still there on the walls, as a reminder and tribute to the victims. This cult restaurant always remains packed with people, relishing different cuisines of Indian, Chinese, as well as Continental. The servings are huge and both veg and nonveg foods are tasty. This place is a mixture of culture with a cozy upstairs area and DJ at night.
Address: Colaba Causeway, Colaba.
Timing: 7.30 a.m. to midnight.
Pocket pinch: Rs. 1,600 for two people.
Must Try: Leopold special chicken pasta, special veg pasta, chicken stroganoff, prawn chilies.

Mavalli Tiffin Room, Bangalore

MTR or Mavalli Tiffin Room of Bangalore is one of the best south Indian vegetarian restaurants. This legendary shop has been serving since 1924 and certainly the next addition to the list of historic food joints in the country! Being the oldest idli dosa joint in Bangalore, it has a name for its cleanliness apart from foods. The Rava idli is unique of this palace which was invented during Second World War when rich was scarcely available. Till date huge queues are found, lining up on the pavement outside. However, the restaurant was closed down in the 1970s, during emergency period and was compelled to lower down the price absurdly. At this moment the innovative owner prepared the ready-to-make packaged mixes for idlis and dosas. Now MTR Foods is one of India’s leading and most noteworthy packaged food franchises.

MTR,Bangalore

Address: 14 Lalbagh Road, Mavalli, Bangalore.
Timing: 6.30 am- 11a.m. for breakfast. 12.30 p.m. until 2.30 p.m. for lunch. 3.30 p.m. until 8.30 p.m. for snacks and dinner. Closed Mondays.
Pocket pinch: Rs. 300 for two people.
Must Try: Rava idli, masala dosa, and pure filter coffee. It has a unique dessert, Chandrahara, which is available only on Sundays.

 

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15 Best South Indian Dishes That You Can’t Skip Without Trying!

When it comes to south Indian dishes, you will find different variations of tasty, flavors, colors and aroma. This is why south Indian dishes are so special. In this post, I will show 15 best south Indian dishes that you must try if you are visiting south Indian states or you can make your own and try yourself little different.



best south indian dishes

Then South Indian Dishes are the best option for you. Here in this post, you will get the 10 Best South Indian dishes which will add flavor to your meal, as well as to your life too. We list out some of the easy to do, delicious, and best recipes of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka which will add flavor to your meal, to your family life too. You can try them for yourself or for your family too. So without wasting time, just go through the post till the end to find the best south Indian dishes.

Best South Indian Dishes To Try

 

  • Tamarind Rice (Puliyogare):

Tamarind Rice is easy to do dish. It is the favorite dish for many South Indians. It is a part of their tradition. In Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, they prepare the dish to serve in temples.

Generally, it being prepared by steaming or boiling the rice garnished with tamarind juice, peanuts, red chili, curry leaves, coriander leaves, grated coconut, jaggery, pepper, mustard seeds, fenugreek, turmeric, asafoetida, blackgram, and cumin.

  • Chettinad Chicken:

    Chettinad Chicken is a very chilly spicy dish. If you going to prepare the dish at your home, or for children, then you can reduce the chilly. The dish is so delicious and loved by many because of its rare combination of dried flower pod, bay leaf, black stone flower and many more. You can have the dish with rice, roti, idli or dosa.

  • Hopper (Appam):

    Hopper, locally known as Appam, is very much loved by the people of Kerala, Tanil Nadu and Sri Lanka. It is very delicious, very crispy at the sides and soft fluffy at the centre. It prepared from coconut milk and rice. It is eaten by the people as breakfast as well as dinner. You can have this dish with curry or with coconut milk.

  • Medu Vada:

    Medu Vada is a very much liked dish of the south Indians. Even they like to have this dish in their festivals also. It is very crispy on top and soft inside. It is a high calorie food found everywhere in south India like canteens, food stalls, railway stations, and bus stands.

  • Malabar Fish Curry:

    it is a fish curry dish prepared with fish, red chilly and coconut. Though it can be made in various way, but fish, red chilly and coconut is common for all varieties. It is so popular dish that you can have it in cans and in pouches also in india as well as in abroad also.

  • Rasam/Saaru:

    Rasam or Saaru is a pungent dish prepared with tamarind pulp as the main ingredient and then mix with mustard and curry leaves. It is a common recipe for gravy in all over india. It helps in digestion also. It is a common part of south Indian meal.

  • Hyderabadi Biryani:

    Hyderabadi Biryani is a perfect blend of Mughlai and Andhra Pradesh Cuisine, prepared with silky aromatic rice and lamb meat or chicken. It is common in Muslim marriages and festivals. The two variants of Hyderabadi Biryani is famous, one is kachchi Gosht Ki Biryani and another is Pakki Biryani. It is the most pampered delicious dish served with dahi, chutney, salad and eggpant.

  • Upma:

    Upma is a common thing in south India to start the day. You can have this as breakfast as well as a part of your meal. According to your taste, you can prepare the dish in a various way. You can add vegetables like bean, carrot etc to make it tasty and healthy as well. The most liked upma dishes are Bread Upma, Aval Upma, wheat Upma and Idli Upma.

  • Masala Dosa:

    Masala dosa is very delicious dish prepared with potatoes, fried onions and scented spices. It is being served with chutney and sambar. It has been a famous dish of Udupi hotels, but now people around the world like the dish. It is declared 39th most delicious dish by the CNN.

  • Idli:

    Idli is the most popular and healthy south Indian breakfast and snack. It is fluffy and savory rice pancakes, fermented before cooking, which is very easy to digest. It doesn’t put calorie like other fast cooking rice dishes. Idli with Sambhar and coconut chutney is the best.

  • Onion Rava Dosa:

    Onion Rava Dosa is the popular variation among other Rava Dosa dishes. It is very easy to cook because grinding and fermenting of rice is not required for this. And best served with coconut chutney and vegetable sambhar. It is used as breakfast also.

  • Kadala Curry:

    Kadala Curry is a famous Kerala favorite dish that has spicy and tongue-licking taste.  It is prepared with kala chana pepped up with coconut based masala, coriander masala and fennel. It is best served with Appam, Puttu, Dosa or hot rice.

  • Sweet Pongal (Chakra Pongal)

    Sweet Pongal, locally known as Chakra Pongal, is famous south Indian dish dipped with ghee. It is especially significant for them because it is being prepared with newly harvested rice during the festival called Sankrant.

  • Pesarattu:

    Pesarattu is a delicious green gram dosas prepared with a little bit of rice to make it crispy and green chilly and ginger. It is generally filled with sauted onioins, but one can it with raw onions and coriander. Pesarattu is best served with rava upma.

  • Adai:

    Adai is a crispy golden dosa made of rice and mixed dals.Adai tastes great with coconut chutney and sambhar. there are many traditional ways of serving it, but topped with a dollop of butter and with avial and grated jiggery is the best.

 

These are some dishes among the best delicious south Indian dishes which you can try at your home. These are the fast cooking dishes, very easy to make, very tasty and healthy as well. You don’t need so much time to prepare them. So just try them and enjoy the Best South Indian Dishes with friends and family.

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How To Cook Methi Papad, An Unusual Yet Healthy Veg Dish

Usually, by vegetarian dishes, potatoes, paneer or some common vegetables come into our mind. But our country has unique diversity not only in its culture but also for its cuisines. Different parts and states have their own delicacies. Gujarat is famous for its cultural traditions which reflect in its cuisines, most noteworthy of which is its veg recipes. Today I’m going to write about an unusual dish of Gujarat, the ‘Methi Papad recipe’ which is easy to make and full of nutritional value. To cook Methi Papad, fenugreek seeds are required which are cooked with Papad, mingled in a spicy curry.



Methi or fenugreek seeds have medicinal properties, an especially relevant thing is their iron values. It’s also a natural coolant for a human body. Generally, only a handful (few spoons) seeds are enough for making this dish. Though bitter, we all know bitter is healthy for the body. That’s why bitter gourd curry is something we relish. So let’s take a quick look at the ingredients and the method to cook Methi Papad.

How to cook Methi Papad

 

The total time to cook Methi Papad can take maximum 1 hour 10 mins. It includes the Soaking time: 30 mins and the cooking time another 30 mins.

Ingredients

1 cup Soaked fenugreek seeds

1.5 tsp Red chili powder
1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
3 tsp Sugar
½ tsp Asafoetida
As per taste Salt
4-5 Coriander leaves
2-3 tbsp. Mustard oil
3-4 Papad
2 tbsp. Lime juice

For Garnish:
Roasted papad
Mint leaves
Coriander leaves.

Method

Heat the water In a pan and boil fenugreek seeds. You can soak the seeds for 30 mins and then drain it well.
Take another bowl, add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, sugar, and water. Now prepare a paste.
Now add salt and finely minced coriander leaves in the boiling fenugreek which has fresh water(1.5 cup).
In another pan, heat mustard oil.Add the masala paste, boiled fenugreek water, and cook.
Next, add lime juice and roasted papad.
Garnish the curry with papad, mint leaves, and coriander leaves.
Methi papad is ready to serve.

Enjoy with rice and pickles.

 

Tips:

To eliminate bitterness, you can replace fenugreek seeds with half cup fenugreek leaves. Add them when you’re gonna place the paste with boiling water. Sauté for 2 or 3 mins and follow the same method as discussed.

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7 Quick Dinner Ideas That Takes only 30 min!

Hi, I know how I feel like to be hungry and have nothing prepared before. This is why Quick Dinner Ideas are so effective that you can prepare these within less than 30min of preparation. These are super easy and simple to prepare when you have no time to go with a crazy long time to prepare recipe. Some of these recipes are veg, where other are non-Veg, you can pick your favorite recipes that you think will end your hunger strike by preparing some Quick Dinner Ideas.



Quick Dinner Ideas

So, when you don’t have time to wait for, these are some amazingly delicious, tasty and quick to prepare recipes that you can prepare any time with almost no time! So, let’s go and find out those amazing dinner recipes that you can prepare with no time.

Easy-To-Make Dinner Recipes

Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken stir-fry, from the name you must get an idea
that how simple the preparation of dish going to be. Follow the steps
and enjoy.

Ingredients: Sesame oil, Garlic, Chicken Breasts, broccoli, Mushrooms, Carrots, Beans, Bok choy, Teriyaki sauce.
Method:
Take 1 tablespoon of oil on a frying pan and heat it. Add garlic and
stir. Add the chicken and cook untill it becomes brown on each side.
Remove from pan, chop the chicken into small strips.
Now heat remaining tablespoon of oil in another pan over high heat.
Add vegetables and teriyaki sauce. Stir-fry quickly for a while. Add
the chicken strips, mix well and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve immediately.

No-Pain Lo Mein ( One of the best Quick Dinner Ideas)

Making chinese food is so simple and easy. No need to
order from a restarent. Simply follow the steps and make your dinner.
Ingredients: Vegetable oil, peas, red bell pepper, mushrooms, scallions, bean sprouts, ginger root, garlic, Lo mein noodles, soy sauce, sesame oil.
Method:
Heat a large non-stick pan over high heat for a while. add oil then
immediately add the snow peas, pepper, mushrooms, scallions, and bean
sprouts. Stir fry for 1 minute to flavor the oil, then add the ginger
and garlic, and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add the cooked noodles. Mix well.
Add the soy sauce and mix them well. Transfer the lo mein to a serving
platter and garnish with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.

Gnocchi with Bacon and Escarole

All you need to make the pasta dinner
is just 10 minutes. It is one of the best dish for those who are so
busy in their work.
Ingredients: Olive oil, Bacon, Onion, Escarole, Salt, pepper, Potato Gnocchi, Cherry tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.
Method: Heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
Add the bacon and cook until it becomes brown. Add the onions and cook
for a while. Stir in the escarole, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds
of pepper. Cook for 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the
gnocchi and cook as the label directs. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water,
then drain the gnocchi and add to the pot with the escarole mixture.
Add the reserved cooking water and stir to coat, about 1 minute. Stir
in the tomatoes, parmesan and parsley; season with salt and pepper.

Conclusion

So, these are some of the delicious Quick Dinner Ideas that you can choose to make your dinner real quick. It’s very hard to pass time when hunger is on, this is why these recipes are so amazing that you can prepare within 30min and are very tasty to eat. However, there are more dishes are there, but above are 7 best dinner recipes that you can prepare real quick.

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Treat Yourself With These Cheesy Desserts In Mumbai

If you are a foodie, then you must be a fan of cheese and the desserts or starters made by cheese. For a person like me, who’s less conscious about calories and more concerned about tempting desserts, cheese is the master blaster any day. Cheesy desserts in Mumbai is something which many people would love to take a try.



Restaurants and food joints must have cheese in their menu card to allure kids and yes, grown-ups like me! Different textures with flavors of various desserts have cheese in their ingredient parts. Be it tart, pastries, tangy cheesecake or gelato, cheese is everywhere. Desserts such as poached pears use mascarpone cheese, hazelnut and goat cheese tart and cheesecakes. Mumbai doesn’t disappoint sweet tooth lovers due to its heavenly collection of fusion as well as authentic global desserts around the city. Here’s a list of cheesy desserts in Mumbai for those Mumbaikars who don’t mind destroying their waistlines.

 

8 Places To Try Cheesy Desserts In Mumbai

 

1. ‘Carrot Patch’ at La Folie Lab, Lower Parel
Carrot cakes are made by most of the pastry shops but this place is a master in this. The apricot compote and carrot cream cheese mousse along with tangy lemon cream and meringue are a tasty tangy affair. This superb combination provides a result which is one of the most delicious desserts one can ever have. The cream cheese has been used to make a melt-in-the-mouth carrot cream mousse in an adequate manner.

 

2. Millionaire brownie and Oreo crunch brownie at Theobroma

An Authentic brownie point for dessert lovers of the city, made by Kainaz Messman. There are more than 10 outlets throughout the Mumbai, with some best sweet treats. The millionaire brownie along with the red velvet brownie band Oreo brownies are an absolute pleasure for taste buds as well as for your soul!

3. Salted Caramel Cheesecake at Grandmama’s Café, Dadar East

Not a hotshot junky like other points for cheesy desserts in Mumbai a must try one for this particular dessert. The buttery biscuit base with a creamy cheese topping, has made this simple cheesecake with ricotta cheese is a pure delight. The tinge of salted caramel in addition to this is an awesome combination.

4. Tiramisu at Stax, Hyatt Regency, Andheri East
Three words can actually describe this one. Pure Light, fluffy and delicious. The exotic looking Tiramisu, especially relevant one at Stax, is surely the piece for peace. The layers, made with mascarpone cheese, (that has a distant origin in Tuscany in Italy) is one of the most popular Italian desserts in India.

5. Gooseberry Baked Cheesecake at The Pantry, Fort

This is surely one of the unusual cheesecakes in Mumbai. The strikingly powerful fruity flavor of the gooseberry is absolutely complementary to the soft but tart cream cheese.

6. Preserved Fruits With Spice, Mascarpone and Lemon Ginger Crisp at Razzberry Rhinoceros, Juhu
This dessert uses mascarpone cheese efficiently for counterbalancing other flavors. A light fruity tale with well-spiced fruits and zesty lemon ginger with a zingy flavor.

Cheesecakes

7. Nutella cold cheesecake and red velvet cake of Love and Cheesecake

This is one of the best cheesecake specialists and deserves to be included for having cheesy desserts in Mumbai. Their perfectly moist and creamy red velvet cheesecakes are truly a blissful affair. The Nutella cold cheesecake is also very much yummy with cheese filled cold layers and Nutella lavas inside.

8. Primo Gelato at Pizza Express, BKC
Gelato’s creamy Raspberry cheesecake with a chocolate straw and mint is another addition to the list of places for cheesy desserts in Mumbai. While subtle cheesy flavor complements well with the fruity raspberry, the whole combination is worth trying out.

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7 Food Trucks In Kolkata For Your Quick And Short Cravings

Food trucks are a craze nowadays. If you have watched Eat street, you must be aware of food trucks that serve lip smacking juicy salads, burgers, and pancakes. Now the city of joy has its own series of food trucks around the whole city. The smart and young entrepreneurs are making those dreams of food trucks in Kolkata a reality. No harsh feel on pockets, easy to find and fresh and yummy foods. That’s all we all want, isn’t it?



Agdum Bagdum

The pioneer of the lot. Most noteworthy dishes are some American and Mexican foods. Probably the most satisfying ones are burritos, wraps and fries. The chicken and mutton kabiraji burgers have city’s own trademark. If your hunger is bigger than just a bite, go for the chicken biriyani too. The burgers cost around Rs. 90 while the Chinese dishes charge you just Rs. 120. Even their unusual take on spaghetti is especially relevant due to its combination of Chinese and Italian flavors. The Cool yellow-blue truck is easily recognizable.

Venue: Ekdalia Park

Timing: 1.30-9 PM

TGIF (Thank God It’s Fresh)

Started by an US return Kolkata resident who was exasperated by the normal MNC working life. Keeping the pace with other food trucks in Kolkata, this one is actually an American dream turning true. Name and green look of the truck is complementary to each other. Nutritious and fresh foods are served here from 5:30 am. Go for a sandwich or pancakes for breakfast while finishing it with a glass of watermelon juice.

Venue: Just in front of Calcutta Rowing Club’s Main Gate

Timing: 5 AM-8PM

 

Cook On Wheels

Featuring one of the oldest food trucks in Kolkata which has been serving since a really long time. At that time, probably none of us actually had any idea of such things in our minds. Rolls and battered fish fries are yummy!

Venue: Esplanade

Timing: 3.30-10.30 pm.

 


Hungry Hands

A bright colored truck just beside the Lake Mall with a smiley owner around the corner. He’s the sole manager and driver while putting all his efforts to serve food at affordable prices. This one is serving typical street foods, from fried rice to hakka noodles, from prawn chips to manchurian, everything we all love.  Most noteworthy things are you can get half-plates of any dish. Hence it allows trying more varieties.
Venue: beside Lake Mall, Lake Market, Rash Behari Avenue

Timing: 2-10PM

TFT – That Food Truck

Hola! This truck remains open from noon to 2 am. Colorful with minimal art and serves fries, grills, wraps and dessert. The fusion dishes are especially relevant. Some of them are the Dilli Style Butter Chicken Wrap, Mutton Galouti Burgers and so on.

Venue: Sector 5, Salt Lake

Timing: 12pm-2am


Bad Boyz Burgers

Love burgers? Then thank us later because we are providing the address of big juicy burgers at only Rs. 120. While some must try dishes are Grilled chicken mozzarella burger, satay chicken burger, and cheddar cheese chicken burger. You can also try milk shakes. All these within your wallet range.
Venue: Rajarhat, New Town

Timing: 12-10 pm

On The Wheel

Students of schools, colleges and universities are stuck due to their fixed pocket money. But don’t worry. This truck is the latest addition to the list of food trucks in Kolkata where you can get mac n cheese, Nutella banana sandwich easily. Just Rs. 70 for their beginning range of Wai Wai or noodles. Finish it with a sip from a cup of chai.
Venue: Elgin, near Sony center

Timing: 10 am – 9 pm

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How to Make Red Watermelon Fruit Salad?

It’s summer time! Watermelon salad is a must have a recipe that we all love to have to keep the healthy life balance. One can have healthy salad in the launch, breakfast, or any time whenever you think of eating something healthy and low calories food. Yes, these fruit salad are not just tasty, also they have many health benefits of eating. People love these fruit salads in the summer, as well as on the other seasons too. And, in this post, i will show you one of the most popular fruit salad preparation that is watermelon fruit salad.



Watermelon Salad

In the hot summer days, when dehydrating and sun burn is a common thing, one plate healthy and tasty fruit salad can give you real power to fight against these odd situations and watermelon is the best option to pick when it comes to summer fruits.

How to prepare healthy and tasty fruit salads?

As this is a very simple and easy to prepare the dish, you can prepare this salad with very simple and easy methods. Below are the ingredients that you will need to prepare a tasty and healthy fruit salad. As there are different types of fruit salads are there that one can prepare, here I have mentioned best fruit salads that you can serve on summer days.

Red Watermelon Fruit Salad

Now, this dish looks awesome as the red watermelon comes with other different color fruits. This salad is perfect for hot summer days launch, this will give extra power to beat the summer heat with fresh and healthy fruit salad with red watermelon.

Things that you will need to prepare this

  • Cut the fruits according to the shape that you like most.
  • Now, add little salt according to your needs.
  • Add Red onions
  • limes juiced
  • add a little vinegar for more taste
  • Add little black pepper
  • mint leaves for adding flavor to it.

How to prepare Red Watermelon Salad?

Preparing watermelon salad is very simple and easy to do. The only thing you will need is to chop all fruits very well and mix everything well with all the ingredients that I have mentioned above.

It’s very easy to prepare and is very healthy to eat

Here are the steps to follow to prepare watermelon fruit salad

  • First, cut all fruits and onions very nicely according to your needs.
  • Now, mix everything very well with all the ingredients that are required and are mentioned above.
  • That’s it, your watermelon salad is ready to serve freshly.

 

Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon Salad

Watermelon is always the best fruit to eat in the hot summer days to control the

  • Watermelon is good for your heart health: Yes, watermelon has high vitamin C that leads to release the blood pressure, decrease inflammation. So, having watermelon salad at your launch is very good for heart patients.
  • This has high vitamin B1: This helps you to maintain the nervous system fine and supply enough vitamin b1 in the hot summer days.
  • Watermelon is good for skin: As it contains high vitamin C level, consumptions of watermelon is good for your skin shine in the summer days.

Conclusion

So having watermelon salad in summer is all beneficial for your health as well as for taste. One can have this salad with anything, at launch, breakfast, with biriyani, or anytime when the hot summer sun is heating you.