Top 5 Indian Bread recipes you must try-

Indian Breads are some of the most varied, delicious and healthy recipes! It is well known that bread is better than rice due to its less amount of carbs and calories. If you are looking to lose weight try switching to bread rather than rice.

 

Here are the top 5 Indian Breads you will love-

 

  1. Poori-
Indian bread
poori

Who doesn’t love waking up to some hot Pooris and Aloo Bhaji with some coffee for breakfast? The wonderful thing about Pooris is that although it is eaten mostly with delicious curries like Chole, it can also be paired with something sweet, maybe some caramel sauce or Jam. This makes Poori top of the list for our Indian Breads.

2. Pav Bhaji-

indian bread
pav bhaji

Already imagining the streets of Delhi where you just run into a Pav Bhaji vendor? The amazing mash of veggies and spices with ample flavouring to give your taste buds the right kick paired with some hot buttered breads! Yes, this makes Pav Bhaji one of the best Indian Breads.

3. Amritsari Kulcha-

indian bread
Amritsari Aloo Kulcha

Are you this hardcore Punjabi food fan? Then the Amritsari Kulcha is a must try; a plethora of flavours like potatoes, chillies, chaat masala, and coriander bursting in your mouth! Hence, Amritsari Kulcha can be one of the best Indian Breads.

4. Sheermal-

Indian Bread
sheermal

Sheermal is one of the best Indian breads for all those who have a sweet tooth! The recipe is a sweet amalgamation of flour, ghee, saffron and milk. Eat it plain or pair it with some sweet yoghurt or even a spicy Murgh curry.

5. Moong Dal Chila-

indian bread
moong dal chila

These are also one of the best Indian breads due to its health and nutrition factors. The bread is highly nutritious due to its strong ingredient- moong dal lentils, and are also yummy due to its spices and herbs. Simple as it is to prepare, simple as it is to eat with some green chutney or tomato ketchup.

 

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Top 5 Foods for excellent hair growth-

With our busy lives to cope up, we all barely have the time to give our hair the needed care and nourishment. Most of the times, we also forget that food is an integral part of that excellent long and silky hair growth you have always dreamt of. Here are some of the top foods for hair growth-

 

  1. Spinach-
foods for hair growth
spinach

Spinach is one of the best foods for hair growth as it is rich in nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, folate and much more. Vitamin A helps is nourishing the scalp by letting the glands promote sebum. Hair loss is mainly caused due to the lack of these nutrients.

2. Fatty fish-

Foods for hair growth
Fatty Fish

Fatty fish is also one of the best foods for hair growth, especially salmon, herring and mackerel. The presence of Omega 3 fatty acid helps in providing increased hair density. Fatty fish is also a great source of nutrients for hair growth like Vitamin D3, Vitamin B, proteins and much more.

3. Sweet peppers-

foods for hair growth
Sweet Peppers

Sweet Peppers are also one of the best foods for hair growth as it is rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C promotes the strengthening of hair strands and is also rich in antioxidants. Sweet peppers are also an excellent source of Vitamin A which helps in nourishing the hair.

4. Oysters-

foods for hair growth
Oyster

Oysters are also one of the best foods for hair growth due to its high zinc content. Zinc helps in hair growth and repair.  Oysters are much safer when compared to taking zinc supplements.

5. Eggs-

foods for hair growth
Eggs

Eggs are also one of the best foods for hair growth as it is rich in protein and biotin. They are also rich in zinc and selenium. Biotin is a nutrient essential for producing keratin which smoothes hair.

 

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The perfect Mutton Biriyani!

Biriyani is always a hearty dish that is enjoyed by children and adults alike, and Mutton Biriyani is the classic biriyani fancied by all. Imagine the layers of mutton and masala in the rice to give you the perfect ‘Dum’! Here is a recipe for the most sought-after Mutton biriyani of the year-

 

Mutton Biriyani
Mutton Biriyani
  1. The Marination for the Mutton biriyani

 

  • Mix curd, ginger-garlic paste, raw papaya paste, chilli powder, salt, lemon juice and garam masala as the marinating paste.
  • Marinate the mutton and leave it for at least 3 hours.

 

     2) Prepare the fried onions for the Mutton biriyani-

 

  • Heat oil in a pan and add a few pieces of sliced onion; fry until brown.
  • Remove them from the pan and place them separately; these fried onion slices are called ‘Barista’.

 

     3) The Mutton for the Mutton biriyani- 

 

  • Heat ghee in a deep bottomed pan and add the remaining sliced onions, green chillies and stir well until onions are golden brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and stir well.
  • Add the marinated mutton and let it cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add masalas like Coriander, Cumin Powder and Red chilli powder; mix well.
  • Pour in 3 cups of water, mix and bring it to boil; let the mutton cook in low heat.
  • Further add in tomatoes, salt, Garam Masala and coriander leaves.
  • Let it cook for 15 minutes; the texture of the gravy should be thick.

 

     4) The Rice for the Mutton biriyani- 

 

  • Boil water and add in long basmati rice along with spices- Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Black Peppercorn, Cumin, Star Anise, Bay leaf and Salt.

 

5) The Saffron-milk for the Mutton biriyani-

 

  • Add saffron strands, kewra essence and rose water in 1/4th cup of warm milk.

 

6) Time to Layer the Mutton biriyani- 

 

  • In a deep vessel, heat ghee and spread the melted ghee throughout the bottom and sides by rotating the pan.
  • Add a layer of rice, meat, fried onion slices, ghee, and sprinkle saffron water.
  • Continue the layering and make sure the top layer is of rice.
  • Garnish with chopped onion, green chillies, mint and coriander.
  • Cover the biriyani with aluminium foil or dough and close lid, let the biriyani cook in this ‘dum’ for a few minutes without burning the bottom.

 

Serve hot and experience heaven in the form of this aromatic ‘Mutton Biriyani’.

 

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Homemade Nutella for all your cravings- Simple homemade recipe!

Who doesn’t get excited after sighting a bottle of Nutella in your refrigerator? Although Nutella is widely craved for by kids and adults alike, it may always be advisable to make your own jar of Homemade Nutella as a healthier option. If you think it’s a hassle, you’re wrong!

homemade nutella
homemade Nutella

Here is a quick and healthy recipe for you to try on ‘World Nutella Day’-

 

Ingredients to make Homemade Nutella-

Hazelnuts (1 cup), Milk Chocolate chunks (12 ounces), canola oil(1 tablespoon), powdered sugar (2 tablespoons), unsweetened cocoa powder (1 Tablespoon), vanilla extract (½ teaspoon)

 

Directions to make Homemade Nutella-

 

  1. Toast hazelnuts until the skin begins loosening up; wrap them in a clean kitchen towel and rub vigorously to remove the skin as much as possible.
  2. Blend hazelnuts in a food processor until a smooth paste and further add oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Also, add in the chocolate (pre-melted in an oven).
  3. Strain the paste for leftover hazelnut chunks, and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

 

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