When it comes to fish recipes, no one can beat Bengali curries. The taste, texture and smell of each and every curry is divine and inviting. The soft fish pieces dipped in different gravies are delicious and are perfect to serve for lunch and dinner. There are different types of fish like Hilsa, Bhetki, Rohu, Papda, Pomfret etc which they use in their everyday cooking. Every recipe has a different style of cooking and the taste of each and every recipes is absolutely delicious.

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Every cuisine around the World is famous for its own specific recipes that are popular everywhere. A few of the recipes in each cuisines are almost considered as signature dishes and would have attained the cult status across globe.

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Though watermelon is most sought during hot summers and near summers, watermelon is a fruit that is available almost all round the year. Watermelon is a wonderfruit that keeps us surprised at the amount of juiciness and water content that it has, for a fruit that grows from a creeper even in semi arid agricultural lands. Owing to its wide adaptability for the growing conditions, this is a fruit loved by many horticulturists across India and many parts of the world.

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Breads are a comfort food in many cuisines across the world. Bread usually consists of a leavened flour that is baked in an ambient temperature to get the desired texture. Art of baking is believed to have started with the breads. Modes of preparation of breads vary with the equipment. While most bread recipes use oven or a bread maker, but there are bread recipes that are also steamed, or roasted. The ingredients and proportion varies widely with breads. Some breads are airy and fluffy in texture, where some of them are denser in texture as well.

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A cup of tea makes everything better! True, just a cup of bliss can make you fresh and leaves you energetic for the entire day. Whether its time to wake up in the morning or a headache due to work overload, answer to everything is ‘tea’. In Indian households, it is seen that every morning starts with a cup of tea and this tradition is going on from years. The first thing we do in morning is to go in the kitchen and light the stove to make tea.

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All of us who have stayed alone in cities, away from our close friends and family members – have survived on outside food for months. The whole idea of messy dishes to just make a dinner for one, is simply not appealing. Every spoon, pot, pan, a knife used to make the said dinner would eventually lie at our mercy – piling up at one corner. And as we laid cooped up inside our beds, (in sickness and wellness) watching Netflix and chilling, we craved for something nice, warm and low-maintenance. To our rescue came one dish meals. 

Simple, nutritive, and convenient, these meals were perfect as dinner warming us up and filling our bellies. Oh, and did we mention that all of this came together in one pot?

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Cooking something different every day becomes a task and especially when you are following a special diet. There are so many basic ingredients which you cannot include in your food because you are allergic to them. One of such diets is Vegan. Many people are now a days following a vegan diet, which means they don't eat foods that come from animals, including dairy products and eggs.

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Aromatic spices are quintessential to Indian cuisine. These spices are what imparts the cuisine an overwhelming and lingering essence that gives it a very distinctive identity. The delicate flavors, smell, taste, and color of the spices in these Indian dishes is what has attracted people since eternity.

Spices can be defined as “strongly flavored” or “aromatic substances” that is commonly used as a condiment to flavor dishes. Western cuisine, like the Mexican or the Italian cuisine, also use spices in their dishes. However, most of these cuisines use spices in their basic way – which means that it is usually one spice that stands out or gives the dish its unique taste even if it is being used with another herb or other spices. Indian cooking, on the other hand, uses multiple types of spices (sometimes up to 40) in varying combinations to come up with a variety of taste, each different from the other. 

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When it comes to rich, decadent pieces of heaven called chocolates, there are fewer dessert lovers who can resist. Initially praised for its aphrodisiac qualities of the cocoa in it, now chocolate has evolved in innumerable shapes, sizes; as well as sneaked into many recipes as well. Chocolate emerged in Aztec civilization as a royal drink and now is served in as many different forms as possible. The possibilities of chocolate moulding into various forms has taken the world of dessert by a storm.

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On cloudy weather and rainy nights, we crave for something spicy and would love a golgappa or samosa for an evening snacking. Or when we visit another friend’s place in the evening, many times the host would not let us without eating snack or a small meal may be, at an odd hour. Any of this could make us feel heavy and not ready for a hearty dinner. Or we would want to have a comfort meal which is easy to prepare and would love to indulge in flavours as well.

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In the world of decadent desserts, baked cakes have always had a special place to look for. Have you ever observed that the cakes are just the variations of bread?! Well, even we never keep our thoughts just to that.

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Apple is a fruit that comes with a taken connotation that it is healthy. Other than the widely known benefits, there are a lot of visible healthy benefits of eating apples often.

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Ramadan is considered as a holy Islamic month in many parts of the world and is marked very auspicious for the followers of the Islam. The fasting continues for the whole month and begins from sunrise to sunset. During this period people abstain from eating food and also give up all the personal desires to mark the holy month. During the fasting people consume meal two times a day, one is before the sunrise called as the “Suhoor”, and the latter is after the sunset which is called as “Iftar”.

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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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Most of us love the breakfasts that can be made in a jiffy and with less effort that goes into it, when we think about every day’s breakfast specifically during the working days. Working mornings are many-a-times overloaded with pressure to do things faster and run to attend to our work or studies. And then we tend to miss out on most important nutrition pump in the day, which is due to provide us energy to keep up with our tasks all day long.

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Are you looking for recipes to make for your tea party during the monsoon? If yes, this is for you.

As the monsoon is just around the corner, we have come up with a tea party menu just for you. During rains, we crave for a hot cup of masala chai and it gets better if we get a plate of hot snacks along with it. We have many snack options but we often get confused about what to make for the same. Yes, we have our ‘Pyaaz Ke Pakode’ or ‘Dal Ke Pakode’ which we usually end up making during the monsoon, but this becomes repetetive and boring. So this time how about trying something new which you have not made before. 

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India Vs Pakistan match is something that not just the people of India and Pakistan but the whole world looks forward to. We have all watched the first match in the current trophy series and it was rather not very daunting and did not drag us to the edge of our seats; all in all, it was an easy win for India. Yet again, we’re all set to await a nail biting match that will make us scream louder and louder with every ball that is bowled and every score that is hit. The untamed balls that hits the batsman with a slow left armer like Imad Waseem or a ball hit beyond boundary by Kohli will make us jump from our chairs! We all love the sore throat caused by screaming for a worthy match like this, isn’t it?!

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Feeling sleepy, tired, headache or anything that makes you feel sad, the answer to that is a lip smacking cup of coffee. As it is rightly said,

 “When Life Gives You Lemons, Trade Them For Coffee”

There’s no season or time to have it, whenever there is a craving, there is a cup of coffee. For every coffee lover, the smell of coffee can only make them feel better! Whether you like it hot, cold or frozen, you're always ready for that lip smacking cup of bliss. 

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Millets are the sturdy seeds that grow even in drought conditions and hence have the acquired immunity against a lot of adverse weather, making them a source of health and nutrition. Called by various names in India like Sanwa rice, moraiyo, oodalu or kuthiraivali in various languages, this millet can be used in many ways to bring it under consumption. This sanwa tastes much like rice when cooked and hence be used in many main course recipes as well.

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Pizza is a food that has crossed the geographical borders of Italy and now has a universal acceptance, mainly sneaking into most of our weekend menus. While pizza and pasta are among the staple recipes of Europe, pizza is confined to being a dish that is often ordered from restaurants instead of being prepared at home.

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Whether there is a festival or a special occasion in India, Dry Fruits are a must in every snack platter. Among the various dry fruits available, cashew nuts, the kidney shaped nuts are everyone’s favourite. We can just munch on them without even realising how many we had already. They are loved by each and everyone in the family, whether they are elders or even kids. While we can have them as it is, how about creating some lip smacking and absolutely mouth watering sweets from these cashews.

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Food is a quintessential part in all our lives. Food becomes the main topic that brings people together. As Indian is vast with various regions there are lot to be discovered in each cuisines. The local produce, the way of cooking, the geographical features will all help in molding the cuisine to be unique. Every dish has its flavor developed from the right type spice blend that has been used. So every cuisine have their own way of making their own spice blend based on the availability of the spice. The freshly ground spice mix will always create a warmth and homely flavor that can be easily identified while you taste the food. 

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Making a regular meal can be a task sometimes, as we don't want to repeat the vegetables as it gets boring and our family does enjoy it. On top of that, we have to select different vegetables for our meals so that the essential nutrients are fulfilled for the day. There are some regular vegetables which we use soon daily basis but there are also some which we don't use very often and one of them is Yam. It is a staple vegetable for West Africans and is included in their meals very often.

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It feels so nice to have a get together at home. Having everyone whom we love and who we consider special in one place makes us so happy. The house parties always have that hangover of memories that will last for a long time. Parties can be themed differently according to the age group and the dietary preferences of the crowd participating.

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