Category: Basics

Basics




Learn basics of cooking from Bhavna’s kitchen!

Tuesday Topic: Why Dark Chocolate?

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2017 Pizza Toppings Resolution

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2017 Pizza Toppings Resolution

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Pressure Cooker Soup

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Fruitwiches

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Energy Boosting Foods: Fight Fatigue In Winter Months

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Broccoli Upma Porridge

Read in your Language Select LanguageArabicBengaliChinese (Simplified)DanishDutchEnglishFilipinoFrenchGermanGreekGujaratiHindiIndonesianItalianJapaneseKannadaLatinMalayMalayalamMarathiNepaliPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSindhiSinhalaSomaliSpanishSwedishTajikTamilTeluguThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnamese I totally understand that many Indians will be offended if I call this recipe an “Upma”. I actually wanted the name between Upma and Porridge as I...

Fix Cake Disasters

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Leftover Roti Triangles 

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Left Over Roti Noodles

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Homemade Condensed Milk

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Indian Tomato Gravy

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Achari Bengal Aloo | Spicy Potatoes

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Baba Ganoush | Eggplant Dip

Read in your Language Select LanguageArabicBengaliChinese (Simplified)DanishDutchEnglishFilipinoFrenchGermanGreekGujaratiHindiIndonesianItalianJapaneseKannadaLatinMalayMalayalamMarathiNepaliPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSindhiSinhalaSomaliSpanishSwedishTajikTamilTeluguThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnamese Baba ghanoush is a Levantine dish of cooked eggplant mixed with onions, tomatoes, olive oil and various seasonings. Perfect party appetizer! Print Yum Baba Ganoush | Eggplant...

Tofu Omelette

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Pressure Cooker Pulao

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Appam – Rice Crepes

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Mix Veg Stuffed Paratha

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Bhindi Subzi – Crispy Okra

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Chili Cheesy Garlic Bread

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Power of Flax Seeds

Read in your Language Select LanguageArabicBengaliChinese (Simplified)DanishDutchEnglishFilipinoFrenchGermanGreekGujaratiHindiIndonesianItalianJapaneseKannadaLatinMalayMalayalamMarathiNepaliPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSindhiSinhalaSomaliSpanishSwedishTajikTamilTeluguThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnamese Flax seeds are winter super food. I normally consume Flax Seeds couple of months in winter every year. DO NOT CONSUME Flax seeds excessively. Flax Seeds should...

No Oven French Bread Loaf

Read in your Language Select LanguageArabicBengaliChinese (Simplified)DanishDutchEnglishFilipinoFrenchGermanGreekGujaratiHindiIndonesianItalianJapaneseKannadaLatinMalayMalayalamMarathiNepaliPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSindhiSinhalaSomaliSpanishSwedishTajikTamilTeluguThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnamese If you have never attempted homemade bread before, this is a great place to start! This perfectly chewy french bread recipe will rock your world. Print Yum...

Homemade Pasta

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Instant Rice Flour Dosa

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No Oven Butter Bread Loaf | Pressure Cooker Baking

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Semolina | Soji | Rava Bread Loaf

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Quick Aloo Paratha (No Stuff)

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Plain Biryani

Plain Biryani | Quick & Easy

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Homemade Pizza

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Mango Granola Parfait

Mango Granola Parfait

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