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Mary Had a Little Lamb

The first time I had lamb was last year during Durga Puja (October-ish ) at Food Station, College Street, Kolkata. It was ‘Roasted Lamb cooked in Oyster Sauce‘ as far as I remember and it was heavenly. I would have licked my plate clean if only I were at home and not in a restaurant. From then on, I have had lamb a number of times, either at home or

Baking A Cake – Do it YOUR Way!

While baking a cake, I love to experiment and try out new stuff. Maybe add some blueberries or crushed almonds or simply drizzle some fruity syrup over the plain old basic cake – Anything. Anything and everything will do. Gradually you inherit the good sense of what goes with what. And if not, what’s life without a few mistakes, or in this case, a few badly turned / burnt cakes?

The Veggie Kitchen

I’m going vegan for a week. Being a meat lover and someone who hardly has her vegetables at meal time, this was turning out to be quite a hellish challenge to overcome. I spent the first two days craving for some meat. Anything meaty. Any meat look-a-like. Today is the sixth day and I’m more than okay. I guess I’ll survive. I was always a fussy eater. Not this. Not

Maggi Mania

On Mondays, they serve Matar Paneer in the mess. But as my friend down the hall puts it, it is better described as “water Paneer” – a few peas and an even fewer pieced of cottage cheese swimming in a curry that’s all but water. Needless to spell out, you walk out of the mess feeling less than full. Two hours on, you fall prey to crazy hunger pangs. The

Doctor At Home – Kitchen To The Rescue

Not everybody is fortunate enough to be in a doctor’s family. So what? Each one of you can be a doctor at your home. Well, the kind of doctor I am talking about doesn’t need a medical degree, he/she just needs a kitchen with some of the regular stuff a typical kitchen should have. And having kitchen in your house, is not that big a deal (for those who don’t

5 Disasters To Ditch : A Step Towards A Healthy You

Most  people think of their fridge as a nutritional safety zone, home to minimally- processed foods like fruits and veggies, milk, curd and condiments. But nutrition in the fridge is just confined to veggie box or main shelves. But look around inside the fridge, the door, the chill zone and the freezer, those small shelves, which, ironically, turn into the biggest attraction the moment you open the fridge. And they

Step-By-Step Guide on How To Eat Well

Eat at regular intervals and make sure that you have three meals a day. This should help your blood glucose level to remain steady throughout the day. Also, having three proper meals at regular intervals will prevent you from feeling hungry.    Watch the amount of fat you eat. Fried and fatty foods are loaded with calories (they are obviously not good for you if you are trying to shed

Healthy Cooking for Diabetes

DIABETES. What is Diabetes? When one has diabetes, the amount of glucose (sugar) in his/her blood is very high. This is mainly because the body is unable to use the glucose properly. For Diabetic people, maintaining blood glucose levels is the essential aim for treatment and this can be done by leading a healthy lifestyle. My grandmother and my mother are both prey to the disease diabetes mellitus. It is

Paneer: The Indian Cheese

Paneer or Indian cheese is nothing but curd cheese which is a resultant of curdling milk with vinegar, lime juice or any other types of food acids. For hundreds of years man is being using milk and other types of milk products as a part of his meal as well as drinks. Used by our forefathers, these dishes have travelled through time only to have been used in newer and

Cuisine of the Kings: Mughlai Food

Mughlai food refers to the food which was prepared in the kitchen of the royals of the Mughal Empire. The cuisine is influenced by the Persian cuisine and in turn has affected the cooking styles all over India but especially seen clearly in regions like Punjab and Kashmir. Mughlai food belongs to the South Asian cuisine, where we find extreme variation in the taste and flavor from extreme spicy to