Eating right just does not include major food categories like carbohydrates, proteins, fats and fibre. It also includes breakdown of the major categories to vitamins, minerals and more. Incomplete nutrition with respect to these essential nutrients may result in a deficient condition that may get aggravated if not keeping ourselves nourished. Anaemia is one such condition which occurs due to reduced count of red blood cells in our blood.

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Ramadan, also known as Ramzan in India, is the festival of Muslims, which is celebrated during the ninth month of their Islamic Calendar. During the Ramadan month, followers of Islam fast from the break of dawn and break their fast after the sunset by eating dates and milk before the food.

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We all love having a delicious and hot breakfast that goes well along with our coffee in the morning before heading to work. Many of us love the idea of easy breakfast that we can create in a jiffy, especially when we are running on a tight schedule or are away from home and miss the traditional and homemade food to start our day.

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Summer is an excellent time to try out new things. And while you may get to go on vacation and learn how to deep sea dive or take up a brand-new hobby such as hiking or mountain climbing, it is also fun time to try out new foods, especially dishes that have a fiery south-of-the-border flavor. For your next summer dinner party, try out one or two of these delicious Chilean main dishes that will surely keep your guests coming back for more.

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Juggling between family and work to managing home, often I miss out on eating healthy and at the right times. At the back of my mind, I am well aware that my body is missing some essential nutrients that are needed to keep our mental and physical energy levels high.

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Engaging the kids during their summer break and the initial days of academic year when the teaching and lessons are yet to run full throttle can be very daunting. Kids complain of boredom many times no matter how busy they are during the day. To relish the offset of summer in India and to celebrate their time back in school, how about arranging an amazing pool side party at home?

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Every time we decide on a team outing, we identify place with a lot of food and we have a ball of a time trying the signature recipes of the eatery. And when we have team lunch planned, we make sure we visit a new restaurant with a unique cuisine to try. Food experience definitely opens up our brains for the discussions up on our plate. All of us are foodies in one place who sit, laugh, eat together and also explore the next exciting plans we can present to all of you!

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Maggi, one of the most favourite instant noodles of India, unanimously liked by all ages, be it kids or grandparents. Whether at home or in the midst of Himalayas, Maggi has been a saviour in our lives, readily quenching our hungriness. For many, Maggi has been synonymous with our lifestyles and a reason for happiness & togetherness, bringing in a whole bunch of memories & experiences.

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Packing a lunch box to work requires efficient planning of groceries and what you plan to cook for the week. A lot of times, we are short of ideas and end up taking the same Roti, Sabzi and Salad to work. But look at the brighter side, taking a lunch box not just saves your money, but also will help you in eating healthy, eating in the right portions and may be help in your weight loss efforts if you have one.

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Eating fresh home cooked food and packing lunch to work is an integral part of the Indian culture. Many of us are becoming increasingly aware that eating homemade food is healthier than eating in office canteens. Having said that, many of us also find that the lunch boxes in the market are bulky,does not retain heat and are not leak proof.

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Bhujia a crispy snack that is obtained from a small town called “Bikaner” in Rajasthan. The Bhujias are usually made from two main ingredients, which are moth beans and besan (nothing but gram flour). They are fried and flavoured with different kind of spice mixes to create various flavour.  

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The Food Network's show Kitchen Casino ran a single season in 2014. The Food Network's show was a bizarre combination of extreme cuisine and high-stakes gambling all at the same time. However, it was cancelled the same year it aired because of low ratings and was much maligned by critical reviews. Eight episodes was the extent of its lifespan.

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Does life feel stagnant? Sometimes we feel we need a kick start and a whole heap of motivation to change our life for the better. Whether you’re wanting to get fit, move house, think about a new career or revive your relationship – you have the power to do it! You just need… to do it? Read out helpful tips below!

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Woman is the powerhouse that keeps everyone else around her alive and kicking. Her duty towards her family is most adored and the balance that she maintains between her work life and personal life is a legendary tale that a man seldom beats. The nutritional requirements of a woman amidst all the other achievements of her day many times takes a back seat. Here is a write up about the nutrients that are most required by women. Though some amount of these nutrients is present in the foods that we consume on day to day basis, special attention is required to fulfil the recommended level of vital nutrients.

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New Year is just around the corner and we are busy in retrospection and planning for the year to come. With every passing year, our priorities change according to various phases of life that we are in. A task we all love to do during year end is making an agenda about how we want to see ourselves in the approaching year, with the New Year resolutions.

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Many of the vegan and vegetarian recipes are recreated including meat and seafood to vary and improvise. It appears we hardly discover that there are umpteen non-vegetarian delicacies of the finest World cuisines that can come out equally well with “only vegetarian ingredients”. Few recipes like Pad Thai, Wonton, Khow Suey or Massaman dishes go unexplored in vegetarian kitchens owing to the general conception and non-vegetarian branding.

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Fridge is one of the most important electronic items in our kitchen. With our hectic and busy lives, we couldn't even imagine a single day without fridge. We almost store everything in our fridge so that it doesn't get spoilt within 2 or 3 days. From leftover, vegetables to other food items, we are totally dependent on our fridge to keep them fresh and edible.

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Preparing the perfect meal for family and friends demands more than just great cooking. To place dishes on the table for the family so they come out hot and ready to serve is one of the biggest challenges that one faces, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many different types of casseroles and even electrical ones that are designed to keep food hot so you can spend quality time with your family.

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There are days when we feel not being the complete person that we are. It might be an externally triggered feeling arising from the work stress, family pressure or bad events, or an internal sinking feeling we rarely encounter. That sinking feeling in women might also be a mood swing arising due to menstruation (periods), pregnancy or during early months of delivery. What if you could set your mood right by eating different mood building foods? There are a few foods which have the nutrition and enzymes to trigger the mood-influencing hormones in our body.

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Diwali is a big festival of India, also known a the Festival Of Lights and is widely celebrated all over the world. It is celebrated due to the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after completing his 14 years of exile in the forest after getting victory over the evil. It is the most eagerly waited festival of the year, as the members of the family and friends celebrate it together. The process of cleaning the home on the Diwali is an age old tradition which has been passed on from generations. 

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Seeds are the small pockets of energy and a storehouse of nutrients that the plant manufactures to help it reproduce. As a rule of thumb, many plants with edible plant parts, with seeds as a mode of multiplication have edible seeds. Apart from major cereals and pulses like rice, wheat, corn, beans, nuts, spices and dals, there are umpteen plant seeds that are edible. Some edible seeds are lesser known for their culinary value and are sparsely used in everyday diet. Some of these beneficial edible seeds can be eaten raw, some are roasted or cooked and then consumed.

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Exploring a new restaurant has become a fun activity at Archana’s Kitchen every month and we usually try to cover the places with different cuisines. So, this time it was one of the most popular restaurants of Bangalore, SMOKE HOUSE DELI. This restaurant is situated in the heart of Indiranagar, located on busy 100 feet road and crowded with many other popular restaurants around. 

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Durga Pooja, a festival of Shakti is widely celebrated all over India with friends and family by Bengalis. It marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. In India, every festival is celebrated with different varieties of food depending about the region or the state. And when it comes to Bengalis, it is all about food. Many people also opt to go vegetarian during this festival, but everyone enjoy over food in these days.

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Started in 2007, Archana’s Kitchen is a collaborative space to build ideas, create and share recipes that are easy to cook and healthy with the world. Since beginning, the vision was to make cooking easy and to make recipes at people's finger tips and till today that has not changed.

Over the many years many of you have become a part of our contributing community and have collaborated with us to share recipes with the world. For us, the idea of collaboration is not competition but it's all about sharing ideas and coming together for a common goal. We share ideas, so we can grow together as a community and create a valuable impact on our audiences. 

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