Spinach, our favourite leafy green winter vegetable is versatile enough to make it a part of every meal during the day. It is a super food packed with tons of nutrients and practically few calories. Raw spinach is 91% water, 4% carbohydrates, 3% protein and negligible fat. Spinach can be eaten raw, cooked, baked and pretty much added to any dish to give it that extra punch in terms of nutritive value.  

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South Indian Cuisine, this a wide cuisine with the food from different states of India like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. With the use of local masala and the different style of cooking makes the dishes from these states very different from each other. All over India, people only know about few South Indian recipes which are Idli, Dosa, Uttapam, Sambar and Coconut Chutney, but there is so much more to this cuisine which offers a variety of delectable food. From the mouth watering coconut based curries, delicious Poriyals and Thorans to inviting accompaniments, South Indian food is just fascinating and Incredible.

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Breakfast, meaning ‘breaking the fast’ is considered worldwide as the most important meal of the day. After a long period of resting, the body’s blood sugar needs a jumpstart and by consuming a wholesome breakfast, we provide our bodies with right amount of energy and nutrients for pursuing the activities for the day. It is important that we try and avoid eating processed or ready to make foods that are available in the market. A good and healthy breakfast meal can make or break your day.

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“Mom!! You made this!?” How sweet is their squeak when your kids say this excitingly? You like the shine in your kids’ eyes when you prepare a delicacy that they have seen only in ready to eat form in stores? Kids are so amused when they get to eat something really nice coming out of their mom’s kitchen. When can it be the best, than their birthday to surprise your kid?

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Ever wondered about since how long are burgers eaten? Though like most other foods, the exact origin is a bit of controversy, earliest mentions for the hamburger runs to a book published in 1700’s. Back then, anything with ground beef and bread with sauces was referred to as hamburger. Now with time, they have evolved into what we know today, burgers. Burger is a sandwich of bread roll that makes a frail attempt to hide the delicious patty, cheese, pickles, veggies and sauces; the cheesiness blended with the crunch of the patty and the tang of pickled veggies and salad leaves in the burger is worth drooling for.

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Indian cuisine is one of those cuisines in the world which is divided into many sub cuisines which belongs to different states of India. Every state has its own recipes which different taste and flavour from the local masalas used. Punjab is one of those states which is very popular for its food. From tasty Dal Tadka to scrumptious kadhi, from Stuffed Parathas with a dollop of butter to scrmptious stuffed Kulchas, this state has many delicious food items to offer and especially how can you forget the very popular Makki Ki Roti and Sarson Ka Saag.

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We keep looking out for options when it comes to specific diets like low cholesterol, diabetic friendly, low calorie, gluten free and other niche categories. When the people with real challenges are posed with a task of finding recipes that suit their palate along with their specific diet condition, recipes fall short of fulfilling their wish to eating right, healthy and the foods that belong to various cuisines and taste unique.

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Are you confused about what to make for your brunch this coming weekend? Something which is easy to make and is different from our regular food. Well, your query is answered. You can make this delicious Non veg wraps which is filled with the scrumptious chicken or fish and is flavoured with different sauces and spices. You can also make these delicious and mouth watering wraps for your lunch and pack it in your and your kid's lunch box. These are also good to make for birthday or pot luck parties. 

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 Our day brightens up when we hear the word ‘pizza’. Well, we all know what pizza is, as it is one of those Italian dishes which is loved by everyone. Different types of delicious toppings on a bed of bread with cheese on top. Sounds delicious right? We usually enjoy these pizzas in restaurants but we can make them at home also as they are very easy to make and tastes equally delicious. We can buy the pizza bread from the market or for a healthier option we can always make it at home from scratch.

From the classic Margherita to fusion Tandoori Chicken, we can always customize the pizza according to our taste and preference. While vegetarians can use Vegetables, Paneer, Tofu for their toppings, Non vegetarians have a wide section to choose from like Chicken, Mutton, Pork etc. Also, you can experiment with the sauces, like pesto, marinara etc. To add an extra flavour, always use the dry herbs like oregano, red chilli flakes, basil, rosemary, thyme etc.

Well, if not pizza breads, you can use other things also to make a base for your pizza. Yes, you read it right! As the love for fusion food is increasing in India, you can always experiment with your pizza base too. Not only the pizza base, you can also try some different toppings and sauce to make it unique and different. But how? To answer your question, we have lined up some lip smacking ideas to make your pizzas.

1. All Purpose Flour/Wheat Pizza Base 

This is the usual pizza bread which are used in restaurants and are available in the market. They are made of all purpose flour or for a healthier option you also get pizza breads made of whole wheat flour. You can also try and make this pizza base at home as its easy and requires very few ingredients. Here are few recipes that you can make using the regular pizza base:

1. No Yeast Thin Crust Veggie Pizza - Filled with the goodness of vegetables, pure vegetarians can opt for this pizza since there is no yeast used and yogurt is used as a replacement. This is a great idea for dinner parties at home and other small kids get together.

Veggie Pizza

2. Pizza Margherita -  Margherita is a classic cheesy pizza with the authentic Italian flavours comprising of only pizza sauce with loads of mozzarella cheese and basil. Classic Margherita is made using all-purpose flour but one can use whole wheat flour for a healthier version of the same pizza. 

Margherita

3. Chicken Barbecue Pizza - Chicken Barbecue Pizza Recipe is an all time favorite dish for your Sunday meal.The pizza has a thin crust base made with whole wheat flour and topped it over with some flavor packed tomato sauce and barbecue chicken pieces and mozzarella cheese.

Tortilla Pizza Recipe

2. Tortilla Base 

Tortilla is a Mexican food item which we can use to make pizzas. It works really great as the base and tastes delicious too. It gives the pizza a thin crust which is light on stomach too. So, if you love thin crust pizzas, you should definitely try this one. Here are some tortilla pizzas for you:

1. Tortilla Pizza Recipe - In the Tortilla pizza, the tortilla is layered with tangy pizza sauce topped with tomato and onion and sprinkled with mozzarella cheese.

tortilla pizaz

2. Veg Tortilla Pizza With Mint Mayo - Veg Tortilla Pizza With Mint Mayo is a crispy and cheesy pizza which you can make in flat 15 minutes. All you need are some tortillas, mozzarella cheese, vegetables and Mint Mayo. Mint Mayo works like magic in replacing the pizza sauce and lending the perfect minty flavour that makes the pizza lip-smackingly delicious.

Pizza with mint mayo

3. Roasted Peppers And Mushroom Tortilla Pizza - Just like the other two, this tortilla pizza also tastes delicious. The toppings in this recipe has some roasted peppers, mushroom with loaded cheese and marinara sauce.

Mushroom Tortilla

 

3. Bread Base

Many of us have tried this way of making pizzas and now-a-days they are popularly knows as bread pizza. Easy to make and scrumptious to eat, what else you need. Bread is one of those food items which is usually available in our fridge, as it is used in our daily breakfast. So next time when you crave for pizza and don't have pizza bread, you can try bread as the pizza base. Here are some bread pizzas for you:

1. Quick Roasted Vegetable Bread Pizza - Bread Pizzas are quick and delicious to make for a snack box or dinner. With freshly chopped vegetables like red peppers, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes topped on  slices of bread Quick Roasted Vegetable Bread Pizza recipe is absolutely delicious for a quick snack or even a light dinner. 

quick roasted

2. Cheesy Bread Pizza Recipe With Roasted Veggies - A must try evening snack for kids, that you can make in a jiffy if you have some bread and mayo handy. Simply toast the veggies, add pizza sauce, mayo, bake and serve. Its Yummm!

Cheesy Bread Pizza

3. Quick Bread Pizza - The Quick Bread Pizza Recipe is a super quick way to get a pizza made at home for the kids and family. Makes a perfect cooking in a hurry food for the busy weeknights or even a after school snacks for the kids. All you need is a pasta or pizza sauce, some vegetables and cheese and the delicious, crispy pizzas are ready in 20 minutes. 

Quick bread pizza

 

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Khichdi in India is currently riding on a high tide of debate in news channels, radio and other mass media due to World Food India 2017. Khichdi is being put in soup in the wake of clarifying whether the khichdi is being portrayed as the national food of India or its most popular food resorted to, often.

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Who can forget the sharp and tangy taste of a homemade achaar? Many of us would also have childhood memories of overeating pickles and being caught in the act by elders; also of upsetting our digestion since we didn't know when to stop licking on one pickle after the other! Have you also tried to mildly recreate that tinge of sharp flavours in appetizers and side dishes?

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We love when we eat something that is easy to prepare and delicious to munch on. Especially when it for dinner, we sort to recipes that can be made in less time and are gratifying. Imagine having a mouthful of succulent and relishable sandwich with a sip of ambrosial soup in between every bite, may be coupled with crisps and likely.

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Mushrooms are the fungal fruiting bodies which contain spores for reproduction that grow below or above the ground. Out of the known 10000+ varieties of mushroom, few handfuls of popular types of mushrooms are edible. Mushroom is a protein-rich vegetarian substitute for high protein non-vegetarian foods. There are several benefits attached to consuming mushrooms.

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Like Dosas are prepared in almost every South Indian household, Cheelas are prepared in North Indian homes for breakfast or snack. The best thing about them is that they are very easy to make and delicious to eat. All you have to do is, combine the required ingredients to make cheela in a bowl, add a little water and make a paste. Then heat a tawa, drizzle some oil, put the batter in round shapes and cook it from both the sides. Voila, your Cheelas are ready to eat.

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Eating healthy breakfast is very important as it gives us the energy until next meal, but we usually skip it or eat anything which is not healthy and filling because we are running late for our work. Most of us usually wakes up early to make breakfast and pack lunch boxes for our family, but due to time constraints we try and apply shortcuts for our breakfast. Everyday making something healthy and filling is also a task, therefore we have come up with 9 Upma recipes that are easy to make and will be loved by your family. The breakfast menu of upma and cups of steaming hot filter coffee is a common favourite in most of the South Indian homes.

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The airy pockets of sweetish fragrance that is trapped inside a bread is the secret story that is told only to the teeth and tongue. The minute and mild crackling of bread that is heard only when the bread is held close to ears and squeezed gently is the proof of its freshness and the tale of its perfect bake. We like to dip these slices of bread in soups, stews or just with a delicious cup of coffee. Bread is also an accompaniment to pasta, gnocchi and likely. Many continental and Italian main course is incomplete without buttered crisp slices of flavoured breads.

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Eating everyday food at home can be boring sometimes. As our weekdays are packed with busy schedules, we try and make fuss free recipes as they are simple to make and helps us to fulfill the daily nutrition required for our body. But weekends, we need something that gives us a break from the usual food. For all the non-vegetarian lovers, we have some delicious Chicken curries which you can make in your kitchen from different cuisines. From Goan to Afgani, these delectable chicken recipes are hard to resist and are perfect to serve on special occasions. 

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India is a country with different religions. With every religion, comes their cultures and traditions. Every festival is widely celebrated and every state in India has its own way of celebrating it. And when it comes to festivals, it is always about food. There are many traditions about what to cook during these festivals which is cooked by our ancestors from years.

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Quesadillas are one of the favourites in Mexican themed restaurants. Quesadillas spelt as Quesadilla and pronounced as 'qesadiya’ might seem a bit confusing for us Indians when you want to address these for a first couple of times and might even sound exotic. But what these bits of plain-looking corn tortillas hide, is a delicious and cheesy mouthful filling within.

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‘Paneer’, the word only brings a smile on our face. It is one of those food items which is used usually for special occasions. From weddings to house parties, all the vegetarian food is incomplete without Paneer. Some people use it to make the appetisers while some include it in the main course in form of curries or dry sabzi’s. Also from adults to kids, there is no one who doesn’t love Paneer. Paneer is high in proteins too, so including it in our everyday meal also helps us to fulfil the daily nutrition intake of the day.

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Dosa has become one of the most popular recipes in Indian fast-food joints and restaurants. Ever wondered where dosa originated from? The researches have claimed that they have the recorded dosa recipe from the earliest of Tamil and Kannada literary works. While the thicker dosas originated from Tamil Nadu, the thinner and crispier ones are recorded to have originated in Karnataka. Nevertheless, we love a variety of dosa batter recipes that have spread beyond the boundaries of South India ever since.

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Sitting in the balcony or your garden and having a cup of hot tea or coffee with your friends or family after a tiring and hectic schedule can be very relaxing. And having some tasty premade snacks to serve along with your tea is like a cherry on the cake. Tea is something that freshens up your mind after the daily work and stress caused due to it. And evening is the time when you also feel hungry after your lunch.

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Making everyday meals which are healthy and delicious at the same time is a task in itself. Every day we have to see that we make something different so that our family also enjoys what is cooked. Other than this it is very important to see that our everyday food is fulfilling our daily intake of nutrition. Therefore, we have lined some delicious and mouth-watering recipes made from black chickpeas also kala chana which you can make for your everyday meals. 

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Kebabs have been around since the time of the Moghuls who adopted the dish from Eastern Mediterranean regions where it originated. Today we can say 'kebabs' belong to Middle Eastern, Eastern Mediterranean as also South Asian regions. Kebabs are the cooked and fried patties that are usually served as starters for a get together or weekend dinners. Kebabs are one of the most popular starters in Indian restaurants too.

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