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By N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE Here are some easy and quick salad recipes. Watermelon With a Yogurt Twist Serves: 1-2 people Ingredients: . 1 spring onion . 3 tbsp olive oil . 2 tbsp vinegar . Kosher salt and pepper . 1 watermelon, rind removed and cut into large triangular

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Himalayan Herb salts are a part of a very special tradition and flavor from Uttarakhand. They evoke a pinch full of living, folk songs echoing in the valleys, a happy chorus followed by spirited giggles, the

Here are three simple flavor-infused whiskey cocktails to inspire the inner whiskey lover in you to shake - or stir - at home. APPLE MULE Ingredients: * 60 ML Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple * Top with Ginger Beer * 1 squeeze Fresh Lime * 1 Lime

Tea is a global phenomenon, and every country, from Argentina to Malaysia, has its own way of drinking it. Discover the exciting destinations behind the drinks, from the rich flavorful tea leaves of Darjeeling to the vibrant mint leaves of

N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE We have always heard "Eat Breakfast like a King" but in today's rushed world everyone's meal timings are scattered, sleep is erratic, and they want to look a certain way, cutting calories is affecting their breakfast intake every

By Anju Garg Bedmi Puri The puri is stuffed with soaked and coarsely ground urad dal and a variety of spices. A close cousin of khasta kachori, bedmi poori stuffing is not cooked. Ingredients: Whole wheat flour ½ cup Maida (wheat flour) ½ cup Oil as

Ingredients For badam milk mousse . Almond flakes 45 gms . Almond milk 150 ml . White chocolate 425 gm . Bakery cream 400 ml . Egg yolk 5 no . Fine sugar 50 gm . Saffron 1/2 gm . Green cardamom powder tsp For biscotti . Unsalted butter 75 gms . Castor

Ingredients: * Jameson Original 30 ml * Ginger Ale 60 ml * Sparkling Apple Juice 90 ml * A fresh slice of apple or lemon wedge How to mix: * Fill highball with ice, pour Jameson, fill rest with ginger ale, squeeze lemon wedge and drop

BY AKSHAY ACHARYA MUMBAI, (IANS) -There are actors who are stars and superstars but seldom does someone outside politics, entertainment, or sports command celebrity status. Ranveer Brar is one such exception. A chef who has capitalized on a carefully cultivated television and digital persona,

Ingredients . Fresh cherries, pitted 2 cups . Water 1/2 cup . Almond milk 4 cups . Condensed milk 1/2cup . Heavy cream 1/2cup . Sugar 1/2 cup . Almond meal 1/2 cup . Toasted almond flakes 1 tbsp Method: . Place cherries, water and 1/4 cup sugar in a

Ingredients: Mushroom 250gm Porcini mushroom 20gm Chopped garlic 10gm Chopped ginger 5gm Chopped masala 100gm Lemon slices Cilantro 5gm Butter 10gm Oil 10ml Salt 2gm Pav 8 pieces Green chilli 2gm Onion rings (raw) 50gm METHOD: Take a pan heat it adds oil and sauté chopped garlic and chopped ginger until it's golden brown. Add

BY BALA SARDA NEW DELHI, (IANS) - As summer approaches, get your sunglass and sunscreen ready because National Iced Tea Month is quickly approaching. When it comes to chilled beverages, iced tea has always been at the top of our list!

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Actress Anushka Sharma is known to be particular about nutrition, lifestyle, and the impact of products on the environment. The actress and entrepreneur has now invested in and become the brand ambassador of Slurrp Farm, a brand

Ingredients: Rasmalai 4 Instant coffee powder 2 teaspoons Mascarpone cheese 1 cup Whipped cream Eggless sponge cake 1 eight inch Icing sugar Cocoa powder Method: Heat 1 cup water in a pan. Add coffee powder and boil. Whip mascarpone cheese in a bowl for a minute or so then add

Ingredients: Edamame 150 gm Hung curd 50 gm Spinach 200 gm Mace powder 10 gm Black pepper 5 gm Green cardamom 20 gm Gram flour 100 gm Salt 20 gm Chaat masala 30 gm Cumin powder 20 gm Almonds 30 gm Coriander leaves 40 gm Green chili 20 gm Methi mayonnaise 2 tsp Ghee 10

INGREDIENTS Unsalted Butter 180 g Castor Sugar 180 g Orange Zest 1 no. Lemon Zest 1 no. Eggs 165 g Cake Flour 100 g Corn Flour 100 g Almond Meal 80 g Baking Powder 5 g Salt pinch Lemon Juice 1 no. Sour Cream 50 g Orange Juice 1 no. Citron 50 g METHOD Line a

NEW DELHI (IANS)- There is a peculiar link between his family's exodus from Kashmir and his getting into cooking. When he moved to Bangalore from the Valley in face of growing threats to the Pandit community, things were bleak, and

Duration: 25 mins Serves: 1-2 people Ingredients: * 2 eggs * 1 tablespoon chopped tomato * 1 tablespoon cilantro * 1/2 teaspoon oregano * Salt as required * 1 tablespoon chopped green pepper * 1 tablespoon black olives * 1 tsp cheese cubes * 1/4 teaspoon powdered black pepper * 1 teaspoon

Ingredients: 200 gm chicken boneless 2 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon spice cardamom 1/2 cup tahini 2 tablespoon lemon juice 1 handful chopped parsley 2 sliced tomato 2 cup shredded lettuce leaf 2 tablespoon allspice 1 tablespoon vinegar Aalt as required 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoon virgin olive oil 1

Consuming water-rich fruit can help you meet nutrient requirements while also keeping you hydrated. If you don't drink the recommended amount of water per day, fruits and vegetables can provide you with extra fluid, keeping you nourished and healthy. Fruit

NEW DELHI (IANS) - "Kashmiri food is more than Wazwan, and both Muslim and Pandit cuisines of the region need due recognition," says celebrity Sanjay Raina, who is on a mission to change traditional perceptions about Kashmiri food and its

By PUSHPESH PANT Those who keep a sharp focus on the food scene have observed that fermented foods are at the confluence of two powerful trends - the increasing demand for natural foods and immunity-boosting superfoods. There is general agreement that fermented

Ingredients: * 16 oz of coffee, ground coarse. * 9 cups of water, cold or room temperature. * 1 cup of sweetened shredded coconut. Directions: * Before you get started, toast your coconut and allow it to cool completely so you can crunch it up

By N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE NEW DELHI - As Muslims around the world fast and pray from dawn to dusk, eating healthily during this time is just as important as any other activity in order to think clearly. Chef Asif Qureshi, who can

Puran Poli is a flat roti stuffed with sweet lentil filling made from split Bengal gram/chana dal and organic jaggery. In Marathi, this sweet filling is called puran and the roti is called poli. Ingredients: For Puran: 1 cup organic jaggery 1 cup chana

MUMBAI (IANS) - Actress Huma Qureshi will be essaying the role of the best-selling cookbook author and home chef, Tarla Dalal, in the upcoming biopic 'Tarla' directed by Piyush Gupta, who was previously known for writing 'Dangal' and 'Chhichhore'. Commenting on

Protein is an important component of your diet, it keeps you active, helps you maintain a healthy weight and saves you from many health hazards, especially in the later years of your life. Sadly, the typical Indian breakfast mostly misses this

Ingredients: * 60 ml Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple * Top with Ginger Beer * 1 squeeze Fresh Lime * 1 Lime Wedge (Garnish) Method: * Pour Jack Apple over ice * Add a splash of ginger beer and stir * Add lime wedge to garnish

NEW DELHI (IANS) - "If you have cooked something today, the highest chances are that you have reached out for this, chopped and tossed it into your dish or used its bright green leaves as garnish. Coriander or the several

Just the way a sommelier will tell you that the shape, structure, and material of wine glass affect wine's taste, aromatics and flavor, a Tea enthusiast will always know that tea-ware can build the taste and flavor of your tea. There

MELBOURNE (ANI) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, on April 9, shared a snap of him cooking 'khichdi' to celebrate India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement. Morrison took to his Instagram handle and posted photos of the dishes he cooked for

Made from raw mangoes, this cooler can be easily made in bulk and refrigerated for longer use. Ingredients: 1 raw mango 3 tbsp mint leaves ¼ cup sugar/stevia ½ tsp cardamom powder ½ tsp cumin powder ½ tsp pepper powder ¼ tsp salt Few ice cubes Cold water Method: In a pressure

Ingredients . Almond with skin 3/4 cup . Bread slice 3-4 no . Diced roast sweet potato 2 cups . Sea salt to taste . Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp . Chaat masala 1/2 tsp . Chopped fresh coriander 2 tsp . Lemon juice 2 tsp . Chopped root

Ingredients: For almond kebab . Whole almond 1/4 cup . Amaranth flour 1/2cup . Almond flour 1/2 cup . Chopped ginger 2 tsp . Chopped garlic 1 tsp . Chopped green chili 1 tsp . Chopped red onions 3 tbsp . Boiled potato mashed 2 tbsp . Salt to taste .

By PREM DEWAN Beer is widely associated with beer bellies but on the contrary, it is actually a very healthy drink. Probably one of the healthiest drinks one can have as it is made mostly from barley but can also have

By LUKE COUTINHO Alu Vadi is a perfect tea- time snack. Ingredients: 6 large fresh colocasia leaves arvi/arbi/taro leaves 200 g chickpea flour 50 g rice flour 50 g sattu flour 2 tsp ground cinna 2 tsp ground Ceylon/Srilankan cinnamon 1/4 tsp caraway seeds 1 tsp ground fennel seeds 1 tsp

This is a delectable Indian dessert with a very mild taste and a slightly tangy flavor. Despite being low in calories, this dessert can also be prepared without ghee as well. Ingredients: 3 cups ripe papaya, roughly chopped ½ cup jaggery/sugar ½ cup almonds 1

NEW DELHI (IANS) -The 30 Best Bars India is the country's first national annual bar ranking, as well as a platform for celebrating the best of Indian bar talent. The rankings and awards announced on Mar.30, was determined by a nationwide

Even though it sounds exotic and tastes royal, Fig Barfi is the epitome of convenience and a healthy sweet to serve to your guests!! Prepared with mixed nuts and fresh figs, this delicious delicacy can be made in minutes! Just

This unique and tasty kheer is one you don't want to miss! Angoor ki Kheer can be made with either green or red grapes cooked well with rice, khoya, and milk. Ingredients: 18-20 grapes, seedless 4 tbsp rice, soaked 1 tbsp black currants 1 tbsp

Since the pandemic, people all over the world have made it a point to eat healthily and make wise lifestyle choices. Gone are the days when there were only a few food items created to satisfy one's appetite. People today

Ingredients: 2 slices whole wheat bread, or your preferred bread 2 medium sized egg whites 50g Greek yogurt 10g protein powder Few drops of flavdrops Method: Press bread using your fingers to form a depression square. Mix the filling: yogurt, egg whites, protein powder, flavdrops. Pour into the depression

We are often told to have five small meals rather than three large ones. For those of us who haven't yet got down to doing so, and others who love to snack in between meals

By Shami Shah Here is a healthy and quick recipe to make and can easily satisfy the vegan in your home. Ingredients · 5 - 6 Flakes of Garlic minutely chopped · 2 Thai green Chilies minutely chopped · 5 - 6 Kaffir Lime Leaves ·

Ingredients: 100g plain flour 75g caster sugar 30g Vegan Protein Blend 7.5g apple cider vinegar 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda 35ml oil 150ml dairy-free milk 12 vegan marshmallows Method: Mix together the flour, protein powder, bicarbonate of soda and sugar. Mix in the milk, oil and apple cider vinegar. Pour the mixture into

By OLIVIA SARKAR On Holi a traditional Thandai goes a long way. Pour it into tall earthen glasses, garnish with fruit and nuts, and serve this ambrosial delight that not only tastes great but is also very healthy. In fact, this

MUMBAI (IANS) - Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor will be talking about how he entered the field of cooking on 'The Kapil Sharma Show'. Appearing as a special guest on the show with popular chefs Kunal Kapur and Ranveer Brar, he made

Nothing quite hits the spot like biryani and when in India, even international food chains recognize this. KFC has recently introduced their brand-new Biryani Bucket, a product addition to the menu that was a long time coming. Actors Govinda and Karisma

By Ishaan Bahl Ingredients 60ml Belenkaya vodka 10ml Monin Watermelon Syrup 10ml Lime juice 60ml Fresh Watermelon Juice 3-4 Basil Leaves 5ml Fresh Ginger Juice Method Muddle & shake Glassware - Martini glass Garnish - Basil Leaves

By Chef Ashish Singh INGREDIENTS: *Salmon-60 gm *Rocket lettuce-25 gm *Salt-1.5 gm *Black pepper-1 gm *Cherry tomato-15 gm *Balsamic vinegar-15 ml *Lemon juice-10 ml METHOD: *Skin the salmon fillet. *Cut into very thin slices with a sharp knife and place it on a starter plate. *Top up salmon with rocket lettuce and

Ingredients: 15-20 pieces of dried kokum 1 cup grated fresh coconut Salt to taste 1 inch piece of ginger (chopped) 1 teaspoon chopped green chili peppers 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro Instructions: Rinse 15-20 pieces of dried kokum lightly with water. Soak them in a cup of hot water

Hendrick's is a deliciously super-premium gin, made with a few unusual twists. To deliver a most curious and delightfully unique flavor, Hendrick's combines a distinct blend of eleven botanicals, as well as the signature infusions of cucumber and rose petals,

By Chef KUNAL KAPUR Ingredients: Soya chunks (dried) - 1 cup Sattu (channa) - 2tbsp Onion - 2 tbsp, chopped Potato - 2 tbsp, boiled and mashed Mint - handful, chopped Coriander - handful, chopped Green chilli - 1, chopped Cumin - 2 tsp Coriander seeds - 2 tsp Turmeric -

By Ravish Mishra, Executive Chef, The Westin Goa INGREDIENTS For three portions Split chickpeas 1 cup Desiccated coconut (Dry) Half cup Jaggery (Grated) Half cup Clarified butter (Ghee) Half cup Poppy seeds 1 tbsp Cardamom 2 large pcs Hemp seed 20 Gms Dried Hemp leaves (Opt.) 5 Gms PROCEDURE: . Roast

By Chef KUNAL KAPUR Ingredients: For Stuffing Oats - 1 pkt (preferably Classic Masala, Saffola Masala Oats) Spring onions - 1/4 cup, chopped Capsicum - 1/4 cup, chopped Spring roll sheets - 10 Nos Saffola Gold cooking oil - adequate for frying Maida - 1/4 cup Water - as

By N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE Environmental issues surrounding the use of plastics continue to gain momentum as plastic pollution continues to devastate and impact our land, waterways and oceans. Seeking alternatives for environmentally kinder and sustainable options, can positively impac t both

Ingredients: 1 cup ragi flour ½ cup urad dal 1 cup rawa 1 inch of ginger 1 green chili 1 tsp mustard seed 10-12 curry leaves Salt, to taste A pinch of baking soda Method: 1. Rinse urad dal and soak it for 4-5 hours 2. Soak rawa in a separate bowl

Ingredients: 4 cup milk Powdered jaggery as per taste 3 tbsp cocoa powder 50g dark chocolate Method: 1. Pour milk to the pan on low flame and add cocoa powder 2. Still until there are no lumps 3. Heat for 1 minute 4. Add jaggery powder 5. Add cinnamon powder

Ingredients: 1 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup walnuts 13-14 almonds 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds 3 tbsp flax seeds ½ cup soaked chia seeds 5-6 dates 2 tbsp raisins 1 tsp cardamom powder ½ tsp cinnamon powder Method: 1. Soak chia seeds in water for about 20-30 mins 2. Soak raisin and dates for

The global pandemic has undoubtedly taught us the importance of time management and the use of multi-utility products to organize our lives. High quality zipper bags are a recent innovation for a hassle-free and organized experience. These bags have caused

The Quinta Ruban is a whisky journey into the wild - a dark and delectable forest where the wind whistles with peppermint gusts and dark swirls of chocolate can occur at any time. It starts soft and fruity in our

A way to anyone's heart, is through their stomach…well we'd like to believe that! Why not whip up a storm together in the kitchen this Valentine’s day: Hazelnut and coffee cream tart Ingredients: Chocolate sable: . Butter (360gm) . Flour (680gm) . Cocoa Powder (40gm) . Icing

Ingredients: . 50ml vodka/gin . 90ml Jimmy's Cosmopolitan mix . 5ml rose water . How to mix: . In a shake glass filled with ice . Pour the above ingredients and shake well. . Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. . Garnish with an edible flower

Ingredients: * Butter * sugar * cocoa powder * eggs * salt * vanilla * all purpose flour * chocolate chips Preparations: * Melt the butter with sugar, salt, and cocoa powder * Add the vanilla and eggs * Add the flour * Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Ingredients: * 1 cup milk or almond milk * 1 pint chocolate or vanilla ice cream * 1/3 cup peanut butter Preparations: * Place milk, ice cream, and peanut butter in blender and blend until smooth. * Pour mixture into serving glasses. Garnish, if desired. Garnish ideas: Banana

Slow cooked Kathal Do Pyaaza. (Photo by Indrajit) By Pushpesh Pant NEW DELHI (ANI) - The COVID 19 pandemic brought life to a standstill, and during the lockdown, people did not know what to do with the time hanging on their hands.

Ingredients: * 1/2 an iceberg lettuce, shredded (refrigerated) * 2-3 Tbsp sour cream * 2 jalapenos, sliced * 2 green chilies, sliced * 1 tsp tomato puree * 1 red onion * 1/3 red, yellow and green bell pepper * 100 gm cottage cheese (paneer) * 150 gm rajma

Ingredients: * 2 to 3 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long) very ripe bananas, peeled (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups mashed) * 1/3 cup (76g) butter, unsalted or salted, melted * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda * 1 pinch salt * 3/4 cup (150g) sugar

Because they keep the body warm from within, hot beverages are synonymous with winter. Wearing your coziest woolens and sipping a steaming hot beverage on a bright and sunny day is the order of the day this season. Did you

Ingredients: * 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices * 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour * 1 teaspoon baking powder * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 egg * 1 cup milk, or as needed * 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs * seasoned salt to taste * 1 quart oil

Ingredients: * 1 package (16 oz) uncooked pasta (such as penne, ziti, rotini or rigatoni) * 4 cups marinara sauce (homemade or purchased) * 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese * 1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese * 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8

Indian American Nobel laureate and economist Abhijit Banerjee at the Calcutta South Club in Kolkata on Jan. 28, 2020. (Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS photo) India-West Staff Reporter Indian American economist Abhijit Banerjee, who shared the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with his

File photo of a variety of Indian spices. (IANS photo) By CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL/Associated Press The quest for a better burger often focuses — wrongly — on the toppings. For Labor Day, let’s instead pack flavor into the meat itself. In this recipe from

File photo of “Top Chef” host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi on May 10, 2019 at Alice’s Circular Summit in Santa Rosa, California. The Indian American celebrity has joined Mindy Kaling and others in blasting comments on “curries” by columnist

California-based Instagram influencer Chaheti Bansal made an impassioned plea to "cancel the word curry" on a video she posted on the social media platform Aug. 9, garnering more than 3.6 million views. (photo via IANS) By SOURISH BHATTACHARYYA/IANS NEW DELHI – The

Chef Priyanka Naik, who leads U.S. API Partnerships at Twitter, has just launched her debut cookbook, “The Modern Tiffin - On-the-Go Vegan Dishes with a Global Flair.” (Melissa Hom/chefpriyanka.com photo) India-West Staff Reporter For as long as veganism has been in the

Fusion sweets have become very popular in India. (IANSlife photo) PUJA GUPTA/IANSlife NEW DELHI – Any celebration in India is incomplete without a box of 'mithai.' Laddoo, barfi, gulab jamun, halwa etc. are age-old recipes that are staples in any Indian household. But

Photo of the main entrance of New York’s Sherry’s restaurant in 1899 where Indian chef J. Ranji Smile introduced Americans to authentic India food for the first time. (James R. Osgood and Company, Boston/Wikimedia Commons photo) India-West Staff Reporter Food enthusiasts and