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Paranthas are in a true sense the definition of love! After Punjab, it’s Delhi known for consuming Paranthas. Now imagine your favorite breakfast, being served in a gigantic size with lots of butter, pickle & curd. It does sound like dream come true to me!

So Delhiites, Brace yourselves for the largest Parantha in the town because Prisha Parantha Junction in Uttam Nagar has them.

Why is The Parantha so Special?
Why is The Parantha so Special?
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As kids, we all have dreamt of really big chocolates, pizzas or other food items, those weird dreams where food is bigger than human beings. If you say you haven’t ever thought about it, you are lying!

These king-sized paranthas may not be bigger than an adult human but it is gigantic. It weighs approximately 1.2 Kgs & is 2 feet long! Yes, that is right! These paranthas are really big like they’ve been prepared for hulk’s morning breakfast. It is nearly impossible for one person to finish one parantha.

With a variety of over 50 paranthas, they are not only a delight to look at but they are extremely scrumptious. Every bite of this parantha is gratifying & fills your heart with awe.

Preparation

This big of a parantha definitely needs special preparation! Prepared with 2 layers of dough, which is approximately 600 gms of flour, these paranthas are stuffed and loaded with delicious fillings. They are prepared using desi ghee & to add flavor spices like garam masala, chaat masala, & aam chur are used which make the parantha even more delicious! To pamper your taste buds, even more, you can get them customized as per your flavor.

Serving

These 2 feet paranthas are served with lots of butter, freshly made raita, spicy pickle & mint chutney! What more do you need?  These are all the most perfect condiments to be served with a delectable parantha! My personal favorite is having paranthas with butter, what is yours? Also, I would personally advise having the parantha with a cup of tea!

Pricing & Location

The gigantic paranthas served with flavorsome condiments are really affordable! It costs approximately Rs. 300, depending upon what parantha you’re ordering. If you wish to enjoy some really good food and your budget is low, you know the place!

The shop is located in Uttam Nagar with a really small indoor seating area, but it is definitely not difficult to find because it’s famous. You ask anyone in Uttam Nagar where Prisha Parantha Junction is, and they’ll guide you.

Devour the Parantha Challenge
Devour the Parantha Challenge
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Now comes the most captivating thing about the place, the parantha challenge!

The challenge is very simple, you have to finish 3 of these king-sized paranthas in 60 minutes.

What’s in it for you? A cash prize of Rs. 11,000/-

That’s right, you will be paid to eat these mouth-watering paranthas! Isn’t that what the dream is? Get paid to eat!

In case if you are planning to take up this challenge, then you better go empty stomach because they’re cooked in desi ghee with lots of stuffing which makes it really heavy. One parantha is sufficient for 3 to 4 people, imagine eating 3 of them alone!

In a Nut Shell

Weight & Size of the Parantha- 1.2 Kgs & 2 Feet

Pricing- Rs. 300/- Approx.

The Challenge- Devouring 3 Paranthas in 60 minutes will win you Rs. 11,000/-

Address- 274-A Opposite Metro Pillar 715, Near Uttam Nagar West Metro Station, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi

So, go ahead and devour these delicious king-sized paranthas and win the quest and do not forget to share your prize with us because we encouraged you to take up this challenge! 😉

Bengalis are known to be foodies and that is evident with their bulging bellies (of course, I am not talking about a Bipasha Basu or Sharmila Tagore). Be it summer, monsoon, or winter – their plate is always ready with something special! Every season has some kinds of a special dish that are cooked on festive moments in those seasons and sent to people as greetings. So, winter is here and the kitchen of Bengali households are smelling of jaggery – made from date palms! The sweet fragrance of this jaggery is mesmerizing and a particular dessert item called “Nolen Gurer Payesh” is made out of this jaggery. The fresh jaggery from date palms are available in plenty during the winter season and thus wear your chef cap and enjoy this sweet & nostalgic ride.

Recipe of Nolen Gurer Payesh:
What All You Require?
  • Gobindo Bhog Rice (For Best Results) or Any Rice – 200 gms
  • Date Palm Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Clarified Butter or Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Full Cream Milk – 1 Liter
  • Bay Leaf – 1 Piece
  • Cardamom Powder – ½ Tsp
  • For Garnishing, use Chopped Nuts & Raisins
How To Proceed?
  • Soak the rice first for at least 30 minutes after cleaning it once or twice.
  • Take a thick bottom pan and pour milk and boil it on low to medium heat.
  • Stir continuously as the milk should not stick at the bottom.
  • Add bay leaf and cardamom powder for that nice fragrance.
  • Check the consistency of milk after some time.
  • Once the milk starts to thicken, add the soaked rice and keep stirring.
  • The rice would cook in this boiled milk and once the rice is cooked or becomes soft, add jaggery.
  • Let this mixture boil for 10-12 minutes.
  • The enticing fragrance would fill your kitchen.
  • You need to check the sweetness at this stage. If you want it sweeter add more jaggery.
  • Also, check the consistency at this stage. If you like the payesh to be thicker in consistency, then let this mixture boil for some more time.
  • Once you get the desired consistency of the Nolen Gurer Payesh, add the chopped nuts and raisins.
  • Some like this Nolen Gurer Payesh warm while some like it cold. So, serve in nice designer bowls as per that choice.
Luchi Payesh
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How & When Nolen Gurer Payesh Is Eaten?

Traditionally, Nolen Gurer Payesh is served after a “Bengali Bhuribhoj” – a scrumptious platter of at least 10-12 items. During the winter season, all the biyebari or wedding occasions are incomplete without this unique dish. Nolen Gurer Payesh is generally cooked on Makar Sankranti with the new rice that is produced in this season. Then it becomes a weekly treat and every Sunday it is served either after that overloaded Bengali lunch platter mentioned before or at breakfast or dinner. At breakfast or dinner this Nolen Gurer Payesh is served with a triangle or round-shaped Parathas or those white, innocent, & hot luchis (the Bengali version of Bhatura but crispier in taste & smaller in size).

Three most loved things in the world- Oreo, Chocolate & Cake. And here we bring you a delicious amalgam of the three. This blend can make you go week in the knees. Keep reading to get a new obsession added to your list. What makes this blog different is I’m going to help you make it in a pressure cooker. Yes, you read it right! Let’s ditch our new age-baking-made-easy-friend, The Oven! This recipe has some cool things, you’ll get to know further.

Too much of words, right? Let’s get baking…

Below are the ingredients you’d need.

  • 3 Big Packets of Chocolate Oreo Biscuit.
  • 1 ½ Cups of lukewarm milk.
  • 2 TBSP of grounded/powdered sugar.
  • 1 TBSP of Baking soda.
  • 2 TSP of Cocoa Powder.
  • 1 TSP of Vanilla Essence.
  • 2 Small cups of Sea salt or sand.
  • 2 TSP of Refined oil or butter.
  • An Aluminum cake molding pan.
  • Heavy & thick bottomed 5 to 6-liter Aluminum cooker.

With this recipe, you can serve 3-4 people and it takes 30-40 minutes to cook depending upon the amount of heat. And if you wish to bake this same cake in an oven because you cannot wait this long, simply preheat your oven at 180 degrees and place the baking pan inside and set it for 10-15 minutes. But keep checking in between. It clearly depends on the moisture of the cake.

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Here’s the recipe:

Since we are not using flour, crush all the Oreo biscuits that you have in a grinder. I personally crush it with a rolling pin and beat them all up inside the packet itself. (I know, LOL!) Now that you have the flour alternative. In this, add cocoa powder, baking powder/soda, sugar, vanilla essence and blend it well in the blender. Next, pour the milk in the mixture and again blend it in the blender.

Once everything’s blended well, pour this thick batter into the baking pan that you’re going to use. Before you pour the batter, grease it with the oil or butter. Lay down a butter paper if you’d like it. I personally don’t use that. Oh btw, did you notice the binding agent that’s going to hold the mixture? There isn’t any. We used milk for the moisture and since it’s not flour you won’t be needing any binding agent.

Now for setting up the cooker:
  1. Use sea salt or sand as a layer between the pressure cooker and the pan.
  2. Remove the gasket (rubber ring) and went weight (whistle) from the lid.
  3. Recommended cooking on low flame.
  4. Use an aluminum cake pan because steel pans can make your cake burn. The aluminum cake pan that you use should be able to take dry heat. And must fit inside the cooker.

Prepare for the magic:

  1. Remove the gasket and went weight.
  2. Add cups of sea salt and spread it evenly.
  3. Now place the cooker on low flame on the stove top. Keep the flame low or sim.
  4. Keep a heatproof rack in the cooker.
  5. Place the cake pan on the rack.
  6. Secure the lid tightly & firmly!
  7. Cook the cake on a low flame. Keep checking in the middle with the help of a toothpick.
  8. Bake it till the toothpick comes out dry. It can depend on the heat honestly. There is no fixed time for it to get baked fully.

Now when you have the cake ready, you can wait for it to cool down. Or enjoy it while it’s hot. You can add chocolate sauce on top of it you wish to. Enjoy the delight!

Ginger is one of the easily available spices which is used profusely in Indian cuisine. But do you know ginger is actually a flowering plant whose rhizome or root portion is consumed? Ginger is native to Southeast Asia and was later transported to other parts of the world. The strong smell of ginger is an energy booster and relives various diseases. Ginger is loaded with healthy nutrients and bioactive compounds that have various health benefits. So, not only for the refreshing cup of tea in morning and evening but ginger is way more useful!

Explore Various Health Benefits of Ginger:
Gingerol Has Anti-Inflammatory & Antioxidant Properties

Ginger belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is closely associated with turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. In fact, raw ginger and turmeric look almost the same. We use the root or rhizome part of ginger as a spice in various food and drinks. This ginger is a traditional medicine that helps in digestion, reduces nausea, and also aids in fighting against flu or the common cold. That strong smell of ginger comes from the natural oil of ginger named gingerol. This gingerol is responsible for the medicinal properties in ginger. It carries anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which gives you a long, stress-free, and bright life. You may use it fresh, powdered, juice, or dried forms!

Treats Nausea & Morning Sickness

Ginger is believed to cure morning sickness, seasickness, and nausea. People who were susceptible to seasickness used to munch on ginger in ancient times. If you are suffering from nausea post any kind of surgery, then having ginger slices or ginger tea may prevent this nausea. It is also prescribed for cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. Those pregnant women who have a tough time vomiting in the morning or at any time of the day can take ginger to mitigate this problem. But you must consult your doctor to know the exact dosage of ginger. But 1-1.5 grams of ginger is ok for consumption.

Ginger Relieves Muscle Pain & Soreness

In a recent study, it was revealed that the consumption of 2 grams of ginger daily reduced muscle pain among people performing elbow exercises. If you have joined gym recently and having pain or soreness in your body, then a daily consumption of ginger is suggested for easy relief. But remember that this is not a painkiller medicine that would give you some immediate relief. But consumption of ginger regularly would give you great results.

Ginger Helps In Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common health problem these days. It leads to degeneration of the joints in the body leading to stiffness in the joints and joint pain. 247 people with osteoarthritis were studies and they were told to consume ginger daily. Those who consumed ginger regularly shown improvement and required less pain-related medication. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help in reduction of this osteoarthritis pain.

Blood Sugar & Heart Diseases Are Checked

Ginger has been found extremely useful in lowering the level of sugar in the blood. A research was conducted on 41 people with Type 2 Diabetes and they were given 2 grams of ginger powder daily and that led to lowering of blood sugar level by 12%. People who consume ginger in some form daily have a better heart condition. So, make it a practice to have ginger in your tea or soup or food and stay healthy!

Ginger Helps In Checking Indigestion

Ginger has been found beneficial in treating chronic indigestion. That’s why it is used as a spice in heavy food items too. In chronic indigestion or dyspepsia, there is a regular pain and discomfort in the upper part of the stomach. Emptying the stomach is a big problem among people who suffer from dyspepsia and ginger tea helps here.

Immensely Helpful In Reducing Menstrual Pain

There are very few women in this world who don’t suffer from menstrual pain which is also known as dysmenorrhea. Some women experience huge pain while some have mild pain and for all of them, ginger can play a crucial role. As said earlier that ginger helps in reduction of pain, it can also help in reduction of menstrual pain too. So, next time when your periods arrive, dint forget to munch some ginger slices or make ginger tea for easy-moving periods.

Ginger In Retaining Your Beauty

Regular consumption of ginger would make your body physically fit for sure but if you use ginger topically then also it would yield great results. Application of fresh ginger on the areas of your skin which have white marks or scars would give you an even tone skin. You may combine ½ cup sugar, 1/4th cup olive oil, 2 tsp of freshly grated ginger, and a dash of lemon zest to make a body scrub. This scrub would help you reduce cellulite.

There are antiseptic properties in ginger and that would help you get rid of dandruff too. You have to mix two parts of freshly grated ginger in three parts of olive or sesame oil and massage on your scalp. You may use ginger oil also for this purpose and keep it for 25 minutes before washing with shampoo. Do you know that ginger contains at least 40 antioxidant properties? So, actually, you can age in reverse by bringing more ginger in your food and drinks.

Enjoy a pain-free, stress-free, and beautifully fit life with the inclusion of ginger in your food and drinks!

Chocolates are love. And even tastier when it’s paired with a soft crunch of cookies. Chocolate cookies are ultimate snacks for evening tea, morning coffee, or after your mid-day meal. Basically, you can have chocolate cookies anytime because they’re so delicious. Every good thing has to come to an end. Cookies don’t have to. For that let’s learn how to make this scrumptious crunchy chocolate cookies.

Ingredients
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Ingredients (What you’ll need to make them)-
  • Butter – 1 Full Cup
  • Eggs- 2
  • White Sugar- 1 & ½ Cups
  • Vanilla Extract- 2 Teaspoons
  • All Purpose Flour- 2 Cups
  • Salt- ¼ Teaspoon
  • Cocoa Powder- 2/3 Cup
  • Baking Soda- ¾ Teaspoon
  • Chocolate Chips- 2 Cups
Directions-

Keeping it super simple and easy to understand to make these. Follow these steps-

  • Before you start the baking, preheat the oven to have the required temperature for the dough to be baked. Preheat at 175-200 degrees C
  • Once you’ve set the oven to preheat. On the other side, take a large bowl for the batter. For that add the butter (make sure it’s softened), white sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and mix it well till it’s blended and fluffy in texture.
  • Take another bowl and add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix it well too.
  • Now that you have two different bowls of one batter and other powdered mixture. Combine both well by pouring the batter into the bowl with flour and all. Mix it well until blended. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Next, you take an oven tray and spread a greased cookie sheet. Drop the mixture with the help of teaspoon size spoons.
  • Once you’re done with the dropping process. Leave spaces between as when they bake, obviously they increase in their size.
  • Put the oven tray inside the pre-heated oven and bake this for 8-10 minutes.
  • Take them out and carefully put them on the wire racks to cool all of them down.
Last Step
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  • After it’s done, enjoy these scrumptious-crunchy-chocolaty cookies with your favorite beverage. Store them in an air-tight container to enjoy it for a few more days.

Winters are here! Although winters are loved and adored by everyone but winter chills can be a little too much to handle. Now, who here loves to eat during winters? Raise your hands! I know you all did. There is something about food & winters which really excites me. With the chills of winter comes the delicious gajar ka halwa, sarson ka saag, & the gurr roti combo. Nostalgia just hit you, didn’t it? Winters are beautiful and which is why it is very important to keep yourself healthy during the chilly breeze. Here are 11 Food items to keep you warm during winters:

  • Desi Ghee da Tadka

    Desi Ghee da Tadka
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Even a single drop of Desi Ghee makes everything delicious! Desi Ghee is known to balance the heating element in the body and provide you with the much-needed warmth. It also aids digestion, prevents constipation and increases body immunity. Desi Ghee won’t make you gain weight, it is the most digestible fat. So, stop counting your calories and start having Desi Ghee because it is winters!!!! Go ahead and have delicious ghee wali sabzi because calories don’t count during winters.

  • Sesame Seeds
Sesame Seeds
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Calcium & Iron packed sesame seeds are great for warming up your body in winters. It helps in dealing with chronic diseases like pneumonia, bronchitis, and Asthma. These seeds are often used in halwas, chikki and gajjaks during winters. Remember Til k Laddu? Yes, I love them too! Apart from keeping you warm, sesame paste helps reducing dandruff, and that is another common problem in winters.

  • Soup
Soup
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This is one is my personal favorite! Soup is the healthiest way to keep yourself. It is comforting too! Chicken soup is my favorite but, if you’re a vegetarian then, you could try mix vegetable corn soup.

  • Ginger Tea
Ginger Tea
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Hey, there all the Chai lovers! How do you feel about the first sip of your subah ki chai? Heavenly, right? Well, just add a little ginger to it and, it’ll be more than enough to keep the flu away. Ginger keeps your body warm, improves digestion, and helps with healing cough & cold.

  • Honey
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Honey is another food item which is really warm in nature which is why it keeps your body warm. It boosts your immune system, heals cold, cough & flu. You need more reasons to have honey? Well, having honey with hot water in the morning helps boost your metabolism rate, it is a good substitute for sugar, it is delicious and, it never expires!

  • Haldi
Haldi
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We all know turmeric for its healing properties but did you know that it reduces inflammation in our body and keep our body warm. You can have it will milk, tea or add it to your food. It is going to help you in every way!

  • Cinnamon
Cinnamon
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Cinnamon helps your body warm up real fast. It garners your metabolism, lower your blood sugar and cures a sore throat. Apart from all the benefits, it tastes really good! Cinnamon can add taste to almost everything it touches. Add it to your coffee instead of sugar and, you’ll know how heavenly it tastes.

  • Jaggery
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Here is another one of my favorites! If you grew up in an Indian house, you know how important Gurr is! Our parents or grandparents used to give us jaggery after every meal. This used to be our “kuch meetha ho jae.”

Not only it keeps your body warm but is a rich source of vitamins & minerals like phosphorous, iron, magnesium and potassium. It is a natural cure for the cough, cold, migraine, asthma, fatigue, menstrual cramps & indigestion.

  • Eggs
Eggs
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Remember the advertisement “Sunday ho ya Monday Roz Khao Andey!”

Well, you should definitely have eggs every day during winters. They not only help you keep your body warm but provide you with proteins & vitamins. The energy eggs give your body helps you get rid of the wintertime laziness.

  • Chillies
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Haye haye Mirche! Uff Uff Mirche! Hey, there all the spice lovers!

Chillies always make you sweat? Ever wondered why? It is because of capsaicin that speeds up your metabolism and warms up your body. Now you have a reason to eat spicy food! But go easy on it tiger!

  • Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate
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Now, this exactly isn’t a super healthy drink but it is magic during winters. Although, it is just warm milk which by the way is very healthy & chocolate. It actually works like charm to beat the winter blues and provide the comfort you need. Want to make it healthier? Add cinnamon to your hot chocolate!

To some winters are happy and to some, it’s a gloomy time! You just got to be sure to stay warm during winters so you can enjoy the cool breeze. Beat the winter blues!

As the temperature drops, people start looking out for ways to keep themselves warm. Woolen clothes, fireplaces, and hot cups of coffee are the famous drills to warm up the chill in your bones. But the fancy way people embrace to stay warm in winter is to drink. Can you blame them? After all, it is not just our bodies that alcohol helps to keep warm. It also keeps up our spirits to have fun in those freezing winter days. So, why not make those winter cocktails a little more delicious with some experiments.

Here are some cocktail recipes that can be easily made at home to warm up your winter adventures.

New York Sour

It is a normal whiskey sour with red wine floating on top of it.

New York Sour
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Ingredients Required:
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • 60 ml bourbon
  • 20 ml simple syrup
  • 20 ml red wine
Preparation Steps:
  • Add bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker and fill it with ice.
  • Shake well and strain into a rock glass filled with ice.
  • Now carefully pour the wine over the back of a spoon so that it floats on the top of the drink.
Aged Rum Daiquiri

A subtle blend of rum’s sweetness with sugar and lime juice. All the three ingredients need to be in a perfect amount as overdo of any one of them can ruin the flavor of the cocktail.

Aged Rum Daiquiri
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Ingredients Required:
  • 60 ml light rum
  • 20 ml lime juice
  • 20 ml demerara sugar syrup
Preparation Steps:
  • Add all the ingredients into a shaker. Pour some ice and shake well until it is chilled.
  • Now strain it into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a lime twist for the amazing flavor.
Honey Sage Gin Fizz

It is a simple gin fizz with honey sage infused syrup and a touch of lime.

Honey Sage Gin Fizz
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Ingredients Required:
  • 90 ml gin
  • 30 ml honey sage syrup
  • 45 ml lime juice
  • 15 ltr soda
  • Soaked green sage leaves
For honey sage syrup:
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup water
  • 5-6 fresh sage leaves
Preparation Steps:
  • Fill the glass with ice cubes and a few sage leaves.
  • Now add gin, lime juice, and honey sage syrup and stir it well.
  • Add club soda to the mixture and stir it again.
  • In the end, garnish with sage leaves and serve it in a long glass.
Cranberry Mimosas

It is a delicious chilled drink made with one part cranberry juice and two-part champagne.

Cranberry Mimosas
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Ingredients Required:
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • 1 cup sweetened cranberry juice
  • 10-12 fresh cranberries
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs for garnishing
Preparation Steps:
  • Fill champagne flutes 1/3rd with cranberry juice.
  • Add lime juice and sugar to it.
  • Fill remaining of the glass with champagne.
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs.
Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

The amazing blend of white wine, apple cider, and sweet sliced apples are perfect to serve your guests on Christmas and house gatherings.

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
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Ingredients Required:
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • ¼ cup cinnamon sugar
  • 1 bottle of chilled white wine
  • 1 bottle of chilled sparkling cider
  • 1/3 cup fireball
  • 2 thinly sliced apples
  • Cinnamon sticks
Preparation Steps:
  • Fill all the glasses with the lemon wedge and dip in cinnamon sugar.
  • Then combine cider, wine, and firewall in a large pitcher.
  • Add sliced apples to the pitcher and stir to combine.
  • Pour the drink in the prepared glasses. Garnish each glass with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

So what are you waiting for? Warm yourself up with these amazing winter cocktails on a casual Thursday night or on a fun-filled Friday night party.

We may have lots of Nepalese friends as it is India’s neighbouring country. India and Nepal are so close that we share many traditions. We claim to know a lot about Nepal, but do we really know the place? Do you know about Nepalese cuisine? No, it isn’t just the juicy & yummy momos and No! It is not Indian food. Nepal has a great variety of food just like its rich culture. Yes, the country shares its border with India, Tibet & China and definitely, these cultures have a great influence on Nepalese Cuisine. Despite the influence, Nepalese cuisine is unique and irresistible. So here is a list of must-try Nepalese Dishes:

1) Chatamari
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Chatamari is often referred to as Nepali Pizza because of the way it looks. It is a round rice-flour crepe. It is cooked with a variety of toppings like meat, eggs & vegetables mixed with yummy spices and is garnished with fresh coriander leaves & onion. Since it is usually baked, it is really good for health and with all the toppings, trust me it is really juicy. Chatamari is usually prepared for festivals in Nepal but often served as a snack as well. It is delicious! While Chatamari isn’t easy to find easy in India, it is easy to cook this dish.

2) Sel Roti
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A dish between Donuts & Bagels? We have it! It is Nepal’s very own Sel Roti made by deep frying Rice Flour and is truly scrumptious. It is crispy and sweet on the outside and soft on the inside. The rice flour dough is made from milk, water, oil, sugar, butter, cardamom, bananas and other flavours.  Sel Roti is usually made on religious festivals of Tahir & Dashain but sometimes also served during breakfasts with yogurt dippings. If you say you aren’t even a bit tempted to try Sel Roti, you are probably lying!

3) Thukpa
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Good news for soup lovers! Thukpa is Nepal’s traditional dish influenced by Tibet and China. It is a thick noodle soup that may include meat, vegetables or eggs. This delicacy is usually served in winters and can be found all around Kathmandu. It is a perfect blend of meat and soup which will make you fall in love with the dish! Due to its popularity, Thukpa is available in many restaurants in India. Feeling cold? Why not try Thukpa? It will pamper your taste buds, make you healthier and a perfect way to make yourself warm this winters. You can also pretend to be Joey (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.) and say ‘Ummmm…Noodle Soup!’

4) Gundruk
Gundruk
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Gundruk is one side dish which can add flavour to anything! It is a very popular dish made by fermenting leafy green vegetables. You can also refer to Gundruk is an assortment of pickles, but that wouldn’t be right! Gundruk is enjoyed as a condiment with the main course meal. It tastes amazing and will satisfy our taste buds when we might feel like having something ‘chatpata!’

5) Tongba
Tongba
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Beer lovers, I have an amazing news for you. Nepal has their own Millet Beer! You heard me right. This alcoholic beverage is a traditional and indigenous drink of the Limbu people in eastern Nepal. This beverage is religiously important to the community. The beverage is consumed in a very unique way. The fermented millet is poured into a vessel & mixed with hot water. It is left undisturbed for 5 minutes and then it is ready to be served. The beverage is sipped with a bamboo straw as a tradition. Tongba is Legen-Wait for it-Dary!

So, did you know about all these dishes from Nepal? You should definitely try these amazing dishes with your friends. Do not forget to have it with Tongba! There are many Nepalese restaurants in the city. So, go ahead and pamper your taste buds with these yummy delicacies.

Nobody would ever say that they don’t like Maggi. For those who have spent a considerable number of years away from home in PG’s, hostels, or rented apartments – Maggi is like pseudo-religion to them. I am one of them and this is the first thing that I ever cooked and that too asking mom the process of it. From a naïve visitor to the kitchen to an experienced one – Maggi boosted the confidence in cooking. Many of you would agree to this because, like me, you all have also tried and tested various types of easy to make Maggi recipes.

So, here are my favorites!

Cheesy Mix Veg Maggi

This is one of the simplest and yummiest easy to make Maggi recipes. You can have at any time of the day. This Maggi recipe is one of those which everyone must have tried in their kitchen. Loaded with the goodness of vegetables, this Maggi is fulfilling and can thus be a great option for your lunch or dinner menu.

Cheesy Mix Veg Maggi
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Ingredients: All the vegetables of your choice can be put in here but here are what I put in my recipe.

Onion – one medium sized onion chopped in longitudinal manner; Tomato – one small chopped in longitudinal manner; Frozen peas – a handful; Cabbage – about 2 spoons very thin and fine longitudinal slices; Carrot – about 2 spoons cut in small pieces; Finely chopped Garlic: 1 spoon; Cumin seeds: ½ spoon; Salt – As per taste; Oregano: As per taste; Chopped Green Chili: ½ spoon; Chicken Masala: ½ teaspoon; Oil – 2-3 tsp, 1 Maggi Packet.

How to Make:
  • Firstly, arrange all the veggies as per list and cut them as directed.
  • Put oil in a wok or pan and first put the cumin seeds & wait for it to splutter.
  • Go ahead with onion slices followed by garlic and green chilies.
  • Remember, the idea is not to deep fry them but simply to soften the veggies.
  • Now put cabbage and carrots and sprinkle some salt in this stage.
  • Let these veggies cook and cover the lid and leave for 5-7 minutes keeping the flame on medium to low.
  • Check if the veggies have softened or not and once softened put some chicken masala in it.
  • Let the veggies soak chicken masala well and then put off the gas and go for the next step.
  • Put 2 cups of water and bring it to boil and now put 1 packet of Maggi in it and don’t let it sit in the water for more than 3 minutes.
  • Sieve the Maggi now and spread on a plate to cool down a bit.
  • Once cooled, sprinkle the Maggi Masala on it and mix it well with your hands.
  • Be careful not to break the Maggi strings.
  • Now go back to the veggies. Simply put the Maggi mixed with Masala in your mix vegetable fry. In this stage put the frozen peas and adjust the salt. Once Maggi and veggies are mixed properly, grate some cheese on it and cover for 2 minutes so that the cheese melts.
  • Put sprinkle oregano and enjoy the cheesy mix veg Maggi with your cup of coffee or tea!
Onion-Capsicum-Egg Maggi

Simple, easy, and healthy, you can have this Maggi boiled or boiled and fried both. While in a hurry or when you have limited veggies, you can enjoy this Maggi. It is a great evening or dinner meal during the chilly winter season. So, bring these ingredients and wear the chef cap for one of the easy to make Maggi recipes.

Onion-Capsicum-Egg Maggi
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Ingredients: 2 spoons of finely chopped onion, 1 spoon of finely chopped capsicum, 1 egg, Salt – As per taste, Butter – 1 Spoon, and 1 Maggi Packet.

How To Make:
  • Put the onion and capsicum in 3 cups of water and cover for 5 minutes so that they soften up. Keep the flame high.
  • Now open and check if they have softened up.
  • Now put some salt in it followed by Maggi.
  • Let the Maggi mix with the veggies and completely soften.
  • Now put the Maggi Masala in it and that mixes break the egg and give a nice stir.
  • Cover for 1-2 minutes so that the egg cooks.
  • If you don’t want your Maggi soupy, then let the water to dry up a bit more.
  • Put in a bowl and put some butter before eating. You may put some chopped coriander leaves too!
  • For the fried version, simply follow the same way as mentioned in the previous recipe.
Soybean Maggi

Soybean is healthy and tasty both and I love my Maggi with it. As a morning breakfast, you can enjoy this lovely Maggi with your roommates. If you woke up late on a weekend and feeling lethargic to cook for yourself, then this “easy to make” Maggi recipe is perfect for you. Enjoy it while binging on Netflix.

Soybean Maggi:
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Ingredients: Soybean – As much as you want it or 10 pieces if you are going for the bigger ones and half cup if you are opting for the granules. Salt – As per taste. Coriander leaves – 1 spoon finely chopped. 1 Packet of Maggi. Butter or Oil – 1 tsp. Cheese – optional.

How To Make:
  • Take 3-4 cups of water and bring it to boil. Put the soybeans in them and let them soak it for good 10 minutes.
  • Now rinse the soybeans properly in cold water and squeeze them well.
  • Keep it aside in a bowl and sprinkle some salt on them.
  • Take a pan or wok and put some oil/butter and put the soybeans in it.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
  • Now take 2 cups of water and boil Maggi and once softened put the Maggi Masala in it.
  • Put the stir-fried soybeans in your Maggi and sprinkle some coriander and grate the cheese if you want.
  • Enjoy your Maggi!

May Maggi never leave our lives and plates! These were just 3 easy to make Maggi recipes and I will post some more Maggi recipes soon. Also, keep checking this space for more interesting recipes!

Mensuration, Chums, Down Time, ‘That time of the month’ etc. is really a tough time for the fairer sex. Your body is going through a phenomenal time and the hormones are all messed up. From resting to putting hot water bottles on the stomach, you have literally tried everything to ease the pain. However, when nothing works, FOOD helps! Food is the only comforting thing in the whole wide world. Period. Yes, during periods too. What is your go-to comfort food while your ovaries squeeze your life out of your body? These are our go-to comfort food items.

While we women bleed for 5 days straight or more, we NEED nutrients to survive. And with nutrients, I don’t mean carbs, protein, and blah blah. Who cares what nutrients the meal has or the number of calories? Spending stressful nights thinking about the stains and spots, and crying rivers over the menstrual cramps, and let’s just please agree that it’s the most dreadful thing ever.

And then amidst all the pain & sorrow comes FOOD *lovestruck emoji*. Comfort food is a staple for anyone who craves a hearty meal & little taste. Well, for women it’s the antidote for PMS! Comfort food that you need to function all along with bloating & cramps. Here are 5 comfort food that every woman needs to deal with the blood storm every month.

  1. CHOCOLATES
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Chocolate is a woman’s best friend beside diamonds & bags. Indulging in the chocolaty affair with choco delights like a plain dark chocolate bar or Cakes. Stuffing your face with chocolates should be your priority. Believe it or not chocolate is actually good for you when you are on your period.

  1. PIZZA & FRIES…Nom nom
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Craving for fast food is the first few things that come along periods. Be it early in the morning or late at the wee-hours, Pizza, French fries, pasta and etc. can comfort us to next levels.

  1. COFFEE
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We need coffee in the IV during our periods. On your period, your body rebels with a vengeance and coffee is your best friend.

  1. CHEESE all the way!
CHEESE
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Hogging onto everything cheesy can make your periods easy. Cheesy fries, mac & cheese, cheese balls, cheesy nachos, cheese this and cheese that, everywhere cheese! Binge watching your favorite show or movie with Cheese along can be heaven.

  1. ICE-CREAM
ICE-CREAM
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You are anyway going to scream your head off at some point in time of your period for no reason, might as well make it about getting your favorite flavor of ice cream! The frozen delight can make you relax.

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As your mood swings from depression to elation, these yummy treats will let you forget your agony for a moment or more!

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