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Mango Kesar Kulfi

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I cannot let the summer go by without making my Mango Kesar Kulfi. I’m sure you have your own favourite kulfi recipes, but do try this one. It’s easy and a delightful embodiment of everything that is an Indian mango – sweet, fragrant and indulgent. How to make a luxe  kulfi  Traditional kulfi recipes require patiently boiling milk to reduce it to a desired thickness. This is time consuming and…

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Appetisers, Soups & Salads/ Recipes

Black-Eyed Pea (Lobia) Salad

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Sometimes a simple Black-Eyed Pea Salad is all one needs, when it’s too hot to cook and the body craves freshness. Black-eyed peas (actually a bean), commonly known as lobia, is something most of us have in our larders. Combined with crisp vegetables and a sharp, tangy dressing, they make a satisfying summer dish. This one is as delicious as it is colourful and healthy. How to prepare the ingredients…

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Bamboo Shoot Mutton Curry

Bamboo Shoot Mutton Curry / www.quichentell.com

I haven’t cooked much with bamboo shoot although I’ve eaten it quite a few times in curries, salads and pickles. Since both fresh and fermented bamboo shoots are available fairly easily, I decided to make a simple Bamboo Shoot Mutton Curry. This delicate curry with rice and papads was made for languid summer lunches with a cold drink on the side. Difference between fresh and fermented bamboo shoot If you’re…

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Easy Carrot Salad with Tofu

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My obsession with nutritious summer salads continues with an Easy Carrot Salad with Tofu. This one again is a meal in itself, with a healthy portion of protein accompanied by crunchy vegetables and fat in the form of roasted peanuts. How to keep the salad fresh and crunchy This Easy Carrot Salad with Tofu like many other salads tastes best when the raw ingredients, i.e., the vegetables and herbs are…

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Mango Yogurt Popsicles

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Mango Yogurt Popsicles are probably one of the easiest mango desserts I’ll make this summer. They’re cold and bursting with mango without being icy. It’s wise to make a big batch and line them up like little orange minions in your freezer, because you’ll be surprised how fast they’ll disappear. How to make a creamy mango yogurt popsicle Since popsicles aren’t ice creams, they don’t have cream or custard as…

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Grilled Chicken and Mango Salad

Grilled Chicken and Mango Salad / www.quichentell.com

This Grilled Chicken and Mango Salad is a celebration of salad weather. When the heat is rising and appetite’s are falling, it’s time to eat light, fresh and nutritious meals like this one. In my home, we eat this Grilled Chicken and Mango Salad as a light yet filling lunch / dinner. But, it makes an excellent side dish and even a starter, served with tortilla chips. How to marinate…

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Poultry & Meat/ Recipes

Miso Chicken

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This easy Miso Chicken is one of my favourite high protein meals, that I cook quite often for dinner. It is quick, delicious, simple, needs very few ingredients and is light and healthy. I pan fried my Miso Chicken but you can choose to grill or even bake it in the oven. Know your miso An essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine, miso is basically soybean paste fermented with salt and…

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Creamy Chicken Meatballs

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Creamy Chicken Meatballs –  the name is self explanatory isn’t it? Yet it only partially reveals how succulent, velvety and surprisingly flavour- laden this dish is. All it requires is a few, humble ingredients, but in the gentle heat of the pan they’re coaxed to bloom, and give-up their essences, which come together to make magic in the dish.  How to make soft and juicy chicken meatballs Ground chicken or…

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Recipes/ Snacks

Thandai Shortbread Cookies

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I made Thandai Shortbread Cookies because I’m currently obsessed with all things thandai. Holi is around the corner after all. The festival of colours is incomplete without thandai. While the traditional method is to drink thandai – a cool, milk-based drink flavoured with thandai masala, there’s no reason why you can’t eat thandai as well. So the Thandai Shortbread Cookies are my way of enjoying the fragrant flavours of thandai…

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