Every day is a father’s day but then comes 18th June - the official day of expressing “How much you love your dad”. This is the day when we want them to feel special about themselves. ‘Father’, your hero is a man who would do anything to support and motivate you to achieve your goals. He will stand with you in all ups and down and will not let you take a step backward when you are torn down. He does this day in and day out. So this father’s day let's make them feel special, as it is rightly said,

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story tellers and singers of the song."

Once you have tasted the grilled versions of recipes as simple as kebabs and fruits, you are glued to the taste that grilling imparts. The smoky outer layer and the juicy-crumbly part inside grilled food has such a delightful experience that the recipe otherwise can rarely match up to. This is the main reason we all crave for eateries with tasty grilled recipes.

The pressure cookers we know today and have been using for generations in India, have been a standard. With the growth in technology in various other fields, there has not been much improvements in the most used kitchen equipment, until today. Pressure cooker's have been an important cooking medium in India. It is used in multiple ways by stacking multiple containers or using them as a single pot to cook dals and curries.  

Making cooking fun, interesting and easy add in a great value to the recipes cooked. Various kitchen appliances eases our work in kitchen by making everyday tasks simpler. While the Indian kitchens seldom had complicated equipments in everyday cooking, now we have gelled so well with these electronic appliances that a working kitchen without them would be challenging to operate. Here are 7 quintessential countertop appliances every Indian kitchen must have to help cooking in limited time and with a lot more variety in everyday cooking.

Any time is perfect time to have a fun day out with the family, but picnics during summers have got to be our favourite. The luscious green parks, the glorious sun, the chirping birds et al, make summers beautiful, and a season to look forward to. Picnics with family at this time are the most fun. The elders can choose to relax and get some much needed break, and the kids can play to their hearts' content.

But what makes picnics all the more exciting is a basket filled with lip smackingly delicious food!

Have you wished for shopping and waiting for good deals like we all Indians do?  Here’s a time come back for us to rejoice. The Great Indian Festival of Amazon is back with a bang to entice us with amazing deals to make the incredible products be available at unbelievable prices. It’s a time to move products from our wishlists to the buying cart.

Microwave oven is a common kitchen appliance found in most urban kitchens, majorly used to reheat the recipes. What if I told you that there are umpteen possibilities of easing your daily kitchen chores with the help of microwave oven? Apart from the easy and quick microwave recipes to cook, there are a few hacks and tricks which will help you ease your time in kitchen. A few processes like soaking, blanching, and proofing while preparing various recipes are time-consuming. A few procedures like dehusking, frothing, deskinning, making taco shells are tricky and need experience.

Fridge is the most important appliance in our kitchen and we just can’t imagine our life without it. Have you ever imagined what our life would be without a refrigerator? When we set up our kitchen for the first time, the first thing comes to our mind is to buy a refrigerator.

Convection ovens are a boon to cook and bake along with reheat or defrost and multi-stage cooking. The convection oven also facilitates healthy baking for many recipes which would otherwise require more oil to shallow fry/deep fry. The inclusion of a fan at the back spreads heat inside the oven and helps in an even cooking.

It's always exciting to start a business of your own. That feeling of waking up in the morning and leaving for your own office is great. But with a startup, comes many other responsibilities that you have to finish before you start working in the office. It also becomes your second home when you have lots of work and have to meet certain deadlines. One have to set up the furniture and all the necessary things, which is necessary for a space where people are working for long hours.

Well equipped kitchen eases cooking considerably by cutting on the time required to be prepped up with ingredients. Easier and smoother preparation of all individual components required to cook recipes make preparing food even more enjoyable. Many culinary recipes require an appealing presentation be it even cutting of veggies, or an art of subtle decorating while presenting the dish. Be it a simple tossing of vegetables into a quick salad, or a tad complicated festival delicacy, some help in preparation of ingredients would be seen as welcoming. The kitchen gadgets and tools help with precisely that.

A lot of us who cook everyday like to optimize our time in the kitchen. When we have busy schedules of work, school and other chores, a lot of times we become dependent on the ready to eat foods which is very easy to prepare and get ready in no time. But what if you had a magical machine in your kitchen, that can chop, slice, knead, mince, puree in no time. Would this help you cook more often.

The summers are finally here and the hot weather has us looking forward to some of the refreshing food items, which can get ready effortlessly and quickly. As all we want to do is spend less time in the kitchen to prepare the meals, as it is really getting hot outside. Well, there are many kitchen equipments that makes our process easy, but from all of them hand blender is a must in every kitchen. When we talk about blending vegetables with a minimum of fuss, there's nothing like a hand blender.

Hand Blender comes with different types of blades which helps in various different tasks such as making purees, smoothies, chutneys and even chop the vegetables very finely. Above all of this, the hand blender is easy to operate, clean and store. It is very portable and is a great kitchen appliance when it comes to puree or blend the food items.

As India opens up to the world cuisine, the necessities of kitchen equipment have increased from griddle, skillets, tandoor, pots and pans to hand blenders, air fryers and ovens, to name a few. Many of us get curious about the yummy baking possibilities that are illustrated in the DIY recipes that we come across in media, magazines and internet. The tricky part comes in choosing an oven when you decide to buy one. It greatly depends on the purpose of buying and your level of interest in cooking. Choosing an oven should be a thoughtful decision since you should not feel lost upon buying an oven which doesn’t fit the expectation.

It becomes really difficult for us sometimes to cut very thin slices of fruits and vegetables. If we try to cut it really thin, most of the times it gets cut into a different shape altogether. A lot of times we do feel a good quality kitchen gadget should help us do it - don't you think? So if you are looking for a kitchen gadget which cuts your vegetables and fruits into paper-thin slices or julienne sticks, your answer is Mandoline Slicer. Believe us, it will soon become one of those tools in your kitchen which is always in the sink to be cleaned.

You don’t really need a lot to get started in the Kitchen, we all look at cooking the simpler and smarter way, spending less time in the kitchen at the same time being creative and perfect in flavors’. This is possible if you have the right tools, pots and pans and appliances for cooking. Investing a really good quality cookware will make your life a whole lot easier and allow you to cook with ease. For most of us the “essentials” evolve over a period of time and slowly we tend to collect kitchen stuff to suit our cooking needs. After due research , we have collated the must have “Essential Pots & Pans for Every Kitchen” that will help you cook better and smarter.

Steaming vegetables and meat is one of the best possible ways to cook food as it not only retains the colour but also the vitamins and nutrients. Fresh steamed vegetables and meat are a healthy alternative to canned or frozen varieties. With a little time and patience and also using a good quality steamer you can have fresh steamed vegetables and meat in a matter of just a few minutes.

With ever emerging ideas, new recipes and inspirations but also with a very little time in hand, the Hand Mixer is a must have addition to your kitchen to make your daily baking and cooking simple. If you love baking, then by investing in this little buddy is definitely going to earn its position in your kitchen.

If you are new to baking or have already mastered baking, the Hand Mixer is a very useful tool to possess. Baking is a combination of art and science where you need to have the perfect cake batters, cookie doughs, bread doughs and whipped cream to achieve the best results. Baking is usually perceived as time-consuming and tiresome with manual whisking and mixing required but Hand Mixer makes it effortless and quick.

At 6 AM in the morning, when rest of the world is still rising, cutting, chopping, whisking, and baking; this is how most mothers start their day with. The pressure cooker whistling for countless times, sounds of the utensils, kitchen full with mixed delectable aromas, this is how a typical morning kitchen scene is in most households and you mothers can identify yourself with it. As mothers, your constant effort is to pack healthy snack and lunch boxes for kids and optimize the efforts and save on time.

In today’s era, everyone’s efforts have been directed at one thing, which is making life easier. Right from household to the workplace, manpower is replaced with new and innovative machines which are very easily available in the market at affordable prices. Simple machines in the kitchen and household are one of our secrets to living the pleasure of a simple life. With the help of these machines, people have become more versatile as now they are able to do multi-tasking at their comfort level.

Pressure cookers are almost synonymous with Indian kitchens, and amongst the first things to be purchased when a new kitchen is being set up. The reason is simple, pressure cooking as a method is highly efficient. It is versatile and helps cooking everything from vegetables to lentils, rice and even root vegetables.

If you have gone ahead, taken the plunge and bought yourself the gorgeous Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, you are probably going to want to try and maximize its potential, right? And if you thought it was all about beating cake batter and frosting, think again. Whether you own The Classic or the Artisan, you are going to need this basic list to make the most of this machine. This whopper of a kitchen appliance is more than meets the eye and this list helps you understand why.

Baking has become a hobby for many and it is so important to have the basic baking equipment. There are so many fancy baking equipments available in the market today, that it becomes a hard choice as which one we should own. Having said, we can bake with the most limited set of equipments and bring out a great product. When you are well equipped it will encourage you to bake more often.

There so many baking and cooking equipments in the market and it is essential that we own the most basic ones in order to start your journey in baking. Below are a few tools and equipments that will get you started.

Pressure-cooking is a method of cooking in a sealed vessel that does not permit air or liquids to escape below a preset pressure. Foods are cooked much faster in pressure-cooking as it uses much less water used than boiling.

Several foods can be cooked together in the pressure cooker, either for the same amount of time or added later and timed accordingly. Manufacturers provide steamer baskets to allow more foods to be cooked together inside the pressure cooker. I have below given a few steps for cooking the more common vegetables. If you are not used to pressure-cooking method, experience will make you better at using it.

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