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This Satrangi Biryani Recipe Is A Flavourful Burst Of Colours That You Shouldn’t Miss

Spring Special: This Satrangi Biryani Recipe Is A Flavourful Burst Of Colours That You Shouldn't Miss

Satrangi Biryani is very easy to make at home and barley takes half an hour

It is that time of the season again when we are bidding adieu to our woolen winterwear. The quilts are going back into the aluminum trunks. The days are getting longer, warmer, and everything around is just so colourful and pleasant. Spring is upon us finally, and we cannot be more excited. For centuries, poets have spoken at length about the season and everything joyful it stands for. So many of our biggest festivals like Holi, Shivratri and Basant Panchami celebrate the vibrant bloom associated with spring.

(Also Read: 17 Best Biryani Recipes | Easy Biryani Recipes)

People also make necessary tweaks to their diets. Warm soups, broths and winter vegetables are replaced with all things cool and comforting. And because it is spring, it may not be that bad an idea to include a melange of colours to your diet too. You may have heard many nutritionists talking about ‘eating a rainbow’, that is because fruits and vegetables of different colours come with multiple nutrients and antioxidants, mixing and matching maximizes your chances of loading up on a variety.

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Include variety of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet
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Keeping up with Spring’s vibe, we found this Satrangi biryani for you. It is basically a veg biryani; but before you snub it or call it pulao or just another rice dish- we urge you to give it a chance. We bet it would leave you craving for more.

(Also Read: Best Veg Biryani Recipes | 6 Scrumptious Vegetarian Biryani Recipes )

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Biryani is a rice-meat combo dish

‘Satrangi’ in Hindi translates to ‘seven colours’ or sometimes ‘multi-coloured’. This biryani comes with lovely hues of red, pink, green and yellow. Yes, you heard us. The key ingredients of this biryani include carrots, beetroot, beans, broccoli, onions and mint. You can of course add or omit the veggies as per your choice. For instance, yellow or green zucchini could be replaced with bell peppers. If you are not a fan of beans, it is completely okay to rule that out. What we do recommend is that you work around with biryani rice only or long grain basmati- it not only helps soak in the flavours of the biryani, but also tastes super delightful with all veggies. Desi ghee and curd give this biryani a wholesome and creamy quality that is difficult to imitate. The saffron and kewda water offer a tempting richness. Slurping already?

Here’s the full recipe of Satrangi Biryani. Make it today and let us know your thoughts!

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Diljit Dosanjh’s Healthy Chicken Dinner In Canada Is Making Us Drool! (See Pics)

Diljit Dosanjh's Healthy Chicken Dinner In Canada Is Making Us Drool! (See Pics)

Diljit’s commentary during his own cooking sessions is extremely popular among his fans.

Diljit Dosanjh is perhaps one of our favourite celebs for more than one reason. While he has impressed us with his singing and acting prowess already, the actor has won many hearts with his cooking skills as well! Diljit is a big foodie at heart who keeps sharing his kitchen endeavours with his fans and 11M followers on Instagram. Be it him drooling over the classic Indian breakfast poha or cooking up a storm in the kitchen while making south Indian classic Pongal, Diljit has impressed the foodie in us each time. But in his latest Instagram story, the tables turned as Diljit enjoys a lavish meal made by a friend for him in Canada.

The Punjabi singer and actor has been in Canada for a long time now and has also shared several pictures. In his latest Instagram story, Diljit shared a video of sitting in the kitchen where his friend serves him the salad for the side first. “Ready steady night food ready” Diljit can be heard saying in the video. His friend then takes out a typical Indian steel lunchbox from which he takes out a neatly packed sliced ‘lemon wedge’ which he describes as the ‘big reveal’!

(Also Read: Diljit Dosanjh Cooks Classic Pongal For The Festival, His Recipe Is The One To Steal!)

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Diljit’s commentary during his own cooking sessions is extremely popular among his fans and that did not stop even in this video where his friend is cooking rosemary chicken for him. “Plate mie aloo saj chuka hai te chota chota chicken kate jara hai” he says as his friend starts to put rosemary to finely chopped chicken while Diljit’s plate is neatly set with chopped veggies, lemon and half a potato on the side. He then starts to torch the chicken thoroughly. “Kehde hai super healthy aa” Diljit says while his food gets ready and also introduces Spanish Cholula sauce with which it is eaten!

Diljit then presents a picture of the “Chicken with Cholula Sauce”:

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Looks yummy, doesn’t it?

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Street Food: Make Nagpur’s Famous Kullhad Chat In 10 Minutes With This Recipe

Street Food: Make Nagpur's Famous Kullhad Chat In 10 Minutes With This Recipe

Nagpuri Chaat is also a good source of protein

We are always up for chaat, be it breakfast lunch or dinner. And while we may come across as obsessed, but we know we are not alone. Chaat is India’s pride, the street food made with a mishmash of things such as dahi, chutney, masalas, papdi, bhallas and what not. Chaat is not a dish, but a category of dishes that are all things saucy, tangy, chilly and yummy. Aloo tikki, bhalla papdi,ragda patties, gol gappa, tamatar chaat, jhalmuri-all of these iconic dishes qualify as chaat, and if you are fan of all of these, you would definitely enjoy a portion of Nagpuri Kullhad chaat. Much like Matarachaat, it is made with boiled white peas tossed in a pool of masalas and tangy chutneys. It is served in small earthenware vessel or a Kullhad and served with a side of yogurt, sev, and boondi (for the crunch). You can also top it up with pomegranate seeds and coriander leaves for an additional burst of freshness.

(Also Read: 7 Chicken Tikka Recipes You Must Try)

In this recipe, food vlogger and YouTuber Parul tells us how to make the fascinating Nagpur chaat at home. All you need to do is soak the white peas overnight, and after that it is really a matter of 10 minutes to put together this chaat.
(Also Read: 11 Best Street Food Recipes | Delicious Street Food Recipes)

1. Take soaked white peas and boil them in cooker. Add enough water, so that all the white peas are well-soaked. Add salt and pressure cook for 3-4 minutes.

2. Place a pan on stove. Heat oil on medium flame.

3. Add chopped ginger, green chillies, sautee on low medium flame.

4. Add chopped onions in parts. Sautee for a while .

5.Add red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala , black salt (optional), raw mango powder. Mix everything well.

6. Add roasted peanuts. Mix everything well.

7. Add water, mix again.

9. Finally add the boiled matar. Mix on medium flame. Mash occasionally.

10. Add onions, chopped tomatoes and potatoes.

11. Now throw in spicy coriander chutney, tamarind chutney, chopped coriander and mix everything well. Add water to adjust consistency, if required.

12. Add salt as per taste. Mix and turn off the flame. Garnish with lemon juice and coriander chaat.

13. Serve the chaat in kulhad. Top it up with a dash of thick curd, sev, boondi, onion, coriander, pomegranate seeds, red chilli powder, chaat masala, sliced tomato and papdi.

You can find the detailed recipe on Parul’s YouTube channel ‘Cook With Parul’

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Pastry Chef Makes Edible Chocolate Robot – Watch Incredible Viral Video

Pastry Chef Makes Edible Chocolate Robot - Watch Incredible Viral Video

Watch the viral video of chef making an edible chocolate robot.

Chocolate isn’t just delicious to taste, but is also incredibly versatile to work with. Whether you use with different moulds, implements, nozzles or equipment – chocolate is one ingredient which will give you optimal results every single time. There are so many unique and interesting chocolate creations on the internet which stun us with their creativity. These are edible, delicious and simply amazing to look at. Pastry Chef Amaury Guichon is one such creator who has impressed us with his wonderful chocolate creations time and again. Chef Guichon has now created a delicious Robot chef, which is made entirely of chocolate! Take a look at the incredible viral video:

(Also Read: 5ft-Tall Telescope Made With Chocolate Looks Too Good To Eat!)

“Chocolate Robot Chef! Meet my new helper,” he wrote in the caption of the photo. The short video was shared on Instagram reels, where it amassed over 2.5 million views and 228k likes. Chef Amaury Guichon made quite a realistic-looking Robot chef entirely with chocolate, complete with a bowl and a whisk in hand.

In the video, we saw how Chef Guichon first assembled the lower body of the robot with a cylindrical chocolate structure. He added a few cogs and wheels on top before attaching the upper half of the body. Then came the arms and head, complete with intricate chocolate details which made for an intriguing watch. Lastly, chef added the bowl and the whisk and used edible spray paint to give the whole structure a metallic finish.

This is not the first creation of Chef Amaury Guichon to have gone viral in the past. We also saw him creating a brilliant chocolate motorcycle and even a chocolate compass! Chef’s videos prove that there is no end to the incredible creations that can be made with chocolate. What did you think of the viral video? Tell us in the comments below.

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Kangana Ranaut’s Summer-Special Smoothie Bowl Is Giving Us Major Cravings (See Pic)

Kangana Ranaut's Summer-Special Smoothie Bowl Is Giving Us Major Cravings (See Pic)

Kangana Ranaut will soon be seen in Bollywood flick ‘Tejas’.

The longer days of summer are knocking the doors. And it is time to pack all our warmers, sweaters and blankets and bid adieu to the winters. Summer brings along heat, sweat and irritation; hence we constantly look for options that help refresh and rejuvenate us from within. Such is the situation with summer diet too. During the season, we indulge in cool and soothing dishes that are loaded with nutrients and light on stomach, especially for breakfast. It looks like Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has just the perfect summer recipe to start your day with.

In one of her recent tweets, Kangana shared the recipe of a summer-special breakfast smoothie that she loves making and relishing during the season. The secret to this delicious recipe by the 33-year-old actor is organic honey, nuts and loads of fruits. “There is nothing I appreciate more than self-made food, here’s my very own personal recipe a summer smoothie for breakfast with lots of organic honey nuts and fruits,” she tweeted, along with an image of the refreshing smoothie bowl. Let’s take a look:

In the image, we can see inclusion of different types of berries that makes the dish rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. These nutrients not only help flush out the toxins, but also hydrate and nourish you from within.

If this smoothie bowl is making you crave for some delish smoothies, then we have got you covered. We bring some summer-special smoothie options that will surely leave you drooling. Click here to know more.

Try these delicious smoothies this season and let us know which one did you like the most!

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7 Chicken Tikka Recipes You Must Try

7 Chicken Tikka Recipes You Must Try

One can choose from a wide variety of chicken tikkas- creamy, fiery and even tangy!

One of the most popular snacks at a party and perhaps the first thing you would order at a restaurant, chicken tikkas are a crowd-pleaser! Soft, succulent, smoked and juicy, chicken tikkas are one of the most loved Indian snacks simply because of how fuss-free it is to eat them and how much more you can do with them. While you can eat chicken tikkas as is, you can also wrap them in a roll for a wholesome meal, or put them over a toast! Doesn’t it sound yummy already? And no, there is not just one kind of chicken tikka that you can nosh on. There could be the one laced with black pepper, a creamy chicken tikka or the one packed with the flavours of mustard too!

So if you are someone who loves chicken tikka more than anything else at a party or restaurant, we’ve got 7 of the best chicken tikka recipes you can try right inside your kitchen!

7 Chicken Tikka Recipes You Can Try At Home:

(Also Read: 5 Easy Tikka Recipes You Can Try At Home)

1. Murgh Kali Mirch Ka Tikka

Chicken chunks marinated in a pool of cream, cheese, hung curd and black pepper mix, grilled to perfection and cooked in ‘dum’ style in an oven, this chicken tikka with a ‘kali mirch’ spin is sure to tingle your taste buds. Find the full recipe here.

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2. Murgh Malai Tikka

Marinated overnight with cream, lemon, garlic-ginger paste and hung curd, this chicken tikka has a simple recipe where the marinated chicken is cooked over grill, basted with butter until the chicken is slightly charred. Served with mint chutney, this one is a must-try! Click here for the full recipe.

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3. Thai Style Chicken Tikka

Love Thai flavours? This chicken tikka with lemongrass, Thai ginger, coconut milk, basil and red curry paste is sure to impress you! It is served with peanut butter sauce. Find the full recipe here.

4. Reshmi Tikka

Marinated with freshly made garam masala along with curd, malai, lemon and ginger-garlic paste, this reshmi chicken tikka is roasted in the oven for just about 20 minutes before serving hot! The addition of ‘malai’ lends a smooth, creamy texture to the tikka. Click here for the recipe.

5. Karri Murgh Tikka

You would love gorging on this during the peak summer season since it boasts of refreshing and tarty raw mango puree, which is mixed with chicken along with rest of the ingredients, including gram flour, egg and a host of spices. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Find the full recipe here.

6. Murgh Highway Tikka

Imagine a fiery chicken tikka bursting with red chilli flakes! Gasping already? Murgh highway tikka is exactly that and much more when basted with mustard oil and cooked till charred. Click here for the recipe.

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7. Kasundi Murgh Tikka

A chicken tikka bursting with kasundi mustard that lends a tinge of tanginess to the dish, along with spicy flavours of hot chilli powder, lemon and garam masala! Find the full recipe here.

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Try these scrumptious chicken tikka recipes at home and share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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American Chef Cooks Indian Food For Son-in-Law’s Birthday, Impresses Twitter

American Chef Cooks Indian Food For Son-in-Law's Birthday, Impresses Twitter

American chef Rick Bayless made an array of delicacies for his son-in-law.

Indian food has become one of the global favourites. Citizens of various countries are now exploring the cuisine, getting hooked to its spicy curries and comforting breads. A recent report explored takeaway trends from all over the world in the year 2020 to prove that Indian food was the 6th most searched takeaway food globally. Celebrated chef Nigella Lawson too tried her hands at making a comforting Dal Chawal during the lockdown, much to the delight of Indian foodies. And now, another American chef took Twitter by surprise when he cooked up a delicious Indian feast for his son-in-law’s birthday. Take a look:

(Also Read: Nigella Lawson Is Craving ‘Dal Chaval’ And Indian Foodies Are Loving It)

The tweet was shared by well-known American chef and restaurateur Rick Bayless. He is known for specialising in Mexican cuisine and has also hosted a television food show by the name of ‘Mexico: One Plate At A Time’. Rick Bayless shared the pictures of his Indian cooking on Twitter, which he made for his ‘favourite’ son-in-law Kevin Sullivan’s birthday. “You are the best! Hope you enjoyed all the Indian food I made last night (butter chicken, paratha, saag paneer, channa masala),” he wrote on Twitter.

The Indian preparations in the pictures shared by chef looked extremely delicious and tempting. Both the Saag Paneer and Butter Chicken curries seemed drool-worthy, and the Parantha was also properly roasted and well-made. He even garnished the Chicken with coriander leaves. Full marks to him for nailing the cuisine so effortlessly!

Twitter users were also very impressed with Chef Rick’s wonderful Indian cooking. Take a look at some of the reactions:

(Also Read: After Indian Thali, American Chef Amazes Reddit With Unique Pani Puri)

Chef Rick also shared a picture of a yummy Devil’s Food Cake made with Salted Cashew Buttercream, which seemed like the perfectly sweet end to the lip-smacking Indian meal. What did you think of the American chef’s Indian meal? Tell us in the comments below!

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Rakulpreet Singh’s Throwback Pic Shows She Always Hated Being Disturbed While Eating

Rakulpreet Singh's Throwback Pic Shows She Always Hated Being Disturbed While Eating

Rakulpreet Singh debuted in Bollywood with ‘Yaariyan’

Actress Rakulpreet Singh, who is eagerly awaiting the release of her next big venture ‘Sardar Ka Grandson’ – a light-hearted comedy about a big Punjabi family, recently posted the first look of the film on her Instagram page. She stars opposite Arjun Kapoor in the Netflix film. ‘Sardar Ka Grandson’ also features Aditi Rao Hyadri, Neena Gupta and Soni Razdan and has generated quite a stir on social media. Rakul has been sharing and resharing responses on her Instagram story, and in the middle of it all she also reshared a super cute throwback picture of her holding a vanilla ice cream cone, albeit with a scorn. The photo was shared by Rakulpreet’s brother Aman, who captioned the image “@rakulpreet counting calories since forever”. Rakulpreet was quick to clarify. “What the hell. It’s more like DON’T disturb me while m eating”, she wrote in her Instagram story caption.

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Rakulpreet is one of the fittest actors of the industry today. Earlier in the day, she also relished on super healthy treats like shakarkandi chaat and harvest bowl from Farmtable Gurugram; but when it comes to indulging, she is not the one to cut corners, here Instagram feed is proof. Rakulpreet Singh has a slew of interesting projects lined up ahead of her. In addition to ‘Sardar Ka Grandson’, Rakulpreet will also star in Tamil movie ‘Ayalaan’, and Hindi films ‘Attack’, ‘Mayday and Indian 2’ that are still under production. The former beauty queen’s last superhit Hindi film was ‘De De Pyaar De’ opposite Ajay Devgn and Tabu.

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Sara Ali Khan’s Midweek Binge Was Healthy, Tasty And All Things Chocolate-y (See Pic)

Sara Ali Khan's Midweek Binge Was Healthy, Tasty And All Things Chocolate-y (See Pic)

Sara Ali Khan will next be seen in the movie ‘Antrangi Re’

Sara Ali Khan is one of the most active Bollywood celebs on social media. From sneak peeks into her daily life to announcements about her upcoming projects – Sara keeps her more than 30 million followers on Instagram updated on a regular basis. And if you happen to follow her on the photo-sharing app, then you surely have come across hundreds of stories featuring her immense love for food. By now, Sara has established herself as a hard-core foodie. Be with at home with family or during her vacations, she shares all her indulgences. In addition to that the 25-year-old actress also gives major fitness goal to a whole generation with her clean eating habits.

Keeping up with the tradition, Sara recently shared an Insta-story featuring a snap of her latest binge; and trust us, it was all what a chocolate-lover dreams are made of. It was a delicious chocolate smoothie bowl that included chocolate granolas, coconut, chia seeds, strawberries, banana and choco-buttons. “Smoothie time…yummy,” she wrote on the picture. Already slurping? Let’s take a look at the yummy bowl of goodness:

Also Read: “No Diet”: Sara Ali Khan Beats Jaipur Heat With Sinful ‘Kulhad Wali Lassi’

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It seems like Sara is back on her healthy eating track after a food trail during her recent trip to Rajasthan. Earlier, she shared an image of a majestic thali she indulged in, which included dosa, rasam, kachori, sabzi. She was also seen enjoying creamy lassis and cheesy pizzas during the trip.

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On the work front, Sara was last seen in ‘Coolie No.1’ opposite Varun Dhawan and is currently working on a film alongside Akshay Kumar and Dhanush, titled ‘Atrangi Re’.

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Rice Papad Recipe: A Crunchy Side Dish For All Your Indian Meals

Rice Papad Recipe: A Crunchy Side Dish For All Your Indian Meals

This rice papad recipe is a must-try.

A typical Indian meal is a large spread with various dishes put together for a melange of flavours and textures. If there is roti, there is rice too; if there is a curry, there is a dry sabzi too; if there is curd as an accompaniment, there is chutney or papad too. The whole paraphernalia comes together to satiate our desi palate perfectly, just the way we like it. While some people like tangy and fresh curd to accompany their food, some like the spice of pickles, and many of us like the extra crunch that only a papad can offer.

Roasted or fried, papad makes for an excellent side dish for almost all Indian meals, ranging from rajma rice to aloo puri to a simple combination of dal roti. In fact, some people like to have papad as an in-between-the-meals snack too. The good thing for papad lovers is that that there is a host of different kinds of papad available in the market to pair with the meal that goes best. Aloo papad, dal papad, sabudana papad, garlic papad – the list goes on and on.

Another noteworthy papad that can be placed on the most popular papad varieties list in India is rice papad. The unique papad is made with boiled and puffed rice grains and the best part about it is that it can be easily made at home. So, this means you can avoid purchasing readymade papad and make this fresh at home whenever you crave for it.

(Also Read: Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Gujarati Papad Ki Sabzi At Home)

Here’s the complete recipe of crispy rice papad.

You just need a handful of ingredients to make this simple rice papad. First boil the rice and drain the water, and let it dry completely. Then saute the rice grains till they puff up. After this, grind them to make rice powder, Use this rice powder to make dough along with salt, hing and lemon juice. Make papads out of it and deep fry.

Do try this papad recipe and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.

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