With a hectic lifestyle these days, packing lunch box from home becomes a far- fetched dream. This has led to a degradation of lifestyle, due to the dependency on fast food. Here are the top 5 lunch box ideas for you-
Tomato Pulao –
Tomato Pulao is not only easy to prepare and delicious but is also extremely nutritious. With a tangy flavour of its own, it tastes even better with some fresh curd or raita. This makes it one of the best lunch box ideas to prepare.
Corn and Methi Rice-
Corn and Methi Rice is refreshing due to its minty flavour. This can be best packed with a curry or salad of your choice, or even with nothing. This makes it one of the best lunch box ideas to prepare.
Chole and Paratha-
Chole and parathas are a favourite for any Indian foodie and can be prepped effortlessly. This makes it one of the best lunch box ideas to prepare.
Palak Chicken –
Palak chicken is highly nutritious if prepped with authentic ingredients and no artificial flavours. Being a versatile dish, it can be packed with some steamed rice, flavoured rice, or even bread of your choice. This makes it one of the best lunch box ideas to prepare.
Butter Chicken with peas pulao-
Butter Chicken is yet again another favourite of us Indians. This dish is easy to prepare and is also extremely delicious when paired with peas pulao. This makes it one of the best lunch box ideas to prepare.
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Mutton is a meat which has a strong flavour and can be easily loved by everyone if prepared well. There are plenty of mutton recipes in Indian cuisine, which can be easily prepared with patience. Here are the top 5 Recipes from our Chefs’ favourites-
Khatta Meat is an exclusive dish from the land of Jammu. The curry is of a sour nature due to the presence of ‘aamchoor’. This makes it one of the best mutton recipes.
Mutton cutlets are considered as one of the most flavourful snack options. Prepare your mutton filling with the right amount of spices, seasoning, and veggies. This makes it one of the best mutton recipes.
Badami Lamb Korma-
Lamb Korma is a rich mutton curry made of spices, yoghurt, almond paste. This is commonly served with naans, steamed rice and other forms of bread. This makes it one of the best mutton recipes.
Kosha Mangsho is an exclusive Bengali recipe made of juicy tender mutton pieces. The curry is made spicy and is served hot with breads or rice. This makes it one of the best mutton recipes.
Laziz Lamb Handi-
This curry consists of lamb cubes cooked in a broth of assorted masalas, yoghurt and cream. This exclusive Hyderabadi curry is served with assorted naans, flavoured rice, and much more. This makes it one of the best mutton recipes.
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Top 5 Children’s Day Recipe- Make your kids go all bananas!
Kids are the fussiest when it comes to food! While we strive to feed them healthy food, they are in constant search of anything junk, chocolatey, or sweet. This Children’s Day, we bring you the top 5 Children’s Day recipes from our home chefs-
Ragi is known for its various benefits like reducing risks of cancer, boost respiratory health, and also of the nervous system. Ragi pancakes are healthy as well as extremely delicious! This makes ragi pancakes one of the best Children’s Day recipes.
Veg burritos are the ultimate lunch box dish and will be a favourite for any kid. Throw in veggies and some homemade sauces for an extra flavour, and your kids will go bananas all over them. This makes Veg Burritos one of the best Children’s Day recipes.
Moong Dal Chila-
Moong Dal Chillas are extremely nutritious and delicious and can be a very good breakfast or dinner option. Pair it with some ketchup, and your kids will start loving moong dal all of a sudden. This makes Moong dal Chilla one of the best Children’s Day recipes.
Oats are rich in fibre, helps in reducing cholesterol levels, improve blood sugar and whatnot. A simple oats cake can be eaten as breakfast, snacks, or dessert. This makes Oats Cake one of the best Children’s Day recipes.
Paneer is an all-time favourite for both kids and adults alike. Prep up the paneer filling as per your kid’s choice along with relevant veggies. This makes Paneer Sandwich one of the best Children’s Day recipes.
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The festival of lights is around the corner, and gifting your loved ones is the most awaited activity of the year. With a motive to spread happiness among your friends and family, Masala Box launches an exclusive range of Diwali Hampers this year. We present you 5 Diwali Hampers gifting options, along with an extra choice of customising your own.
The major Diwali hampers that we have launched this year are – Bundle Of Joy, Mithaai Dabba, Jars Of Love, The Dhamaka Hamper & The Festive Hamper. ‘Bundle Of Joy’ contains a homemade Almond Blueberry cake along with other contents and comes in a basket, while ‘Mithaai Dabba’, as the name suggests, is an assortment of homemade sweets. ‘Jars Of Love’ is an assortment of collectable jars with different contents like flavoured popcorn and other treats, while ‘The Dhamaka Hamper’ is a unique collection of chocolates in varied festive forms along with a Diya.
‘The Festive Hamper’ gives a perfect festive vibe with contents like homemade chocolates and diya. Apart from these hampers, you can also customise your own hamper with assorted chocolates, sweets, diyas, and much more. Happy Diwali!
India as a country, is a homeland for a multitude of cuisines ranging from sweet to spicy. While the Northern part of India dwells in rich spicy and sweet flavours, Southern India goes bananas over tangy and other mild aromas. Here are the top 5 popular Indian Dishes you must try-
Chicken Tikka Masala-
Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the most loved recipes by Indians from all regions alike. Tender chicken pieces are immersed in a creamy gravy of tomato, yoghurt and spices. This makes it one of the most popular Indian dishes we all love.
2. Rogan Josh-
This Kashmiri delight is all about its spices! Juicy red mutton chunks are slow-cooked in a spicy and creamy broth making it an unforgettable delicacy. This makes it one of the most popular Indian dishes we all love.
3. Papdi Chaat-
Chaat is one of the most exclusive delicacies savoured across the country, especially in North India. It is made with ingredients like sev, curd, chole, and much more. This makes it one of the most popular Indian dishes we all love.
Naan, a staple in the Indian kitchen, comes in varied forms. Naan can come in different forms, and is mostly served with kebabs, exclusive curries, or eaten simply with butter. This makes it one of the most popular Indian dishes we all love.
5. Palak Paneer-
Paneer refers to cottage cheese and can be prepared in an array of methods. Palak Paneer refers to when the paneer is prepared in a thick creamy gravy of blended spinach (palak). This makes it one of the most popular Indian dishes we all love.
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Onam is the annual festival of harvest originated in the rich state of Kerala. The festival is celebrated by relishing on Onam special food which is also known as Onam Sadya or Sadhya, just like the Onam food we all grew up eating. Here is a list of the top 5 must-have recipes for Onam this year.
Olan is a perfectly balanced curry with a mild spice and a rich flavour. It is a curry prepared with white pumpkin, cowpeas and coconut milk. It is one of the most commonly prepared Onam Sadhya recipes.
Kalan is a deliciously prepared gravy made of yams, plantains, coconut and curd. It can prepared spicy using crushed pepper. This makes it one of the best Onam Sadhya recipes.
3. Ulli Theeyal-
Ulli theeyal is widely in demand because of its sour and spicy taste. It is made with shallots immersed in a flavourful gravy. This makes it one of the best Onam Sadhya recipes.
4. Pumpkin Erissery-
Pumpkin erissery is prepared using fresh pumpkins, coconuts, and spices. It is mildly tempered and can be prepared either sweet or spicy. This makes it one of the best Onam Sadhya recipes.
5. Paal Payasam-
Although a lot of payasam recipes are available, a Malayalee’s favourite will always be a ‘Paal Payasam’. It is a mildly sweetened payasam recipe and can be easily prepared with very few ingredients like boiled rice, milk, sugar etc. This makes it one of the best Onam Sadhya recipes.
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No Onam passes by without the sweet flavour of Payasams in the air…Payasams are exclusive sweet delicacies of South India, especially Kerala, and Onam is the season where everybody relishes on their favourite Payasam. Here are top 5 Payasam recipes of the season-
Kadala Parippu Payasam-
‘Kadala Parippu’, also known as Bengal gram, is the main ingredient used in this Payasam. The broth is made by dissolving jaggery and adding soaked Bengal Gram. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam.
2. Ada Pradhaman-
Ada Pradhaman is one of the most aromatic Payasams in Kerala cuisine. It is a blend of jaggery, coconut milk, cashews and much more ingredients like cardamom, ghee and sugar. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam.
3. Paal payasam-
This payasam is nothing much but simple rice boiled in milk and sugar with an exclusive taste. Unlike other payasams, Paal Payasam never makes a person feel heavy after its consumption. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam.
4. Aval Payasam-
Aval Payasam, is just like other payasams, although the main ingredient is ‘aval’. ‘Aval’ is nothing but rice flakes, and has a unique flavour of its own. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam.
5. Cherupayar Parippu Payasam-
This is one of the richest payasams in South Indian cuisine. Not only is it flavourful, but it is also healthy and nutritious. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam.
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Baingan Chicken is an exclusive recipe for chicken and brinjal lovers alike, and also a treat in the mouth for those of you who don’t relish on brinjals! Brinjals are rich in various nutrients and not many love the flavour of it. Which is why here is a recipe for Baingan Chicken-
Ingredients for Baingan Chicken-
A Large Eggplant
One large potato
Crushed Ginger and garlic
Heat oil in a Kadai, add the ginger and garlic.
Heat onions until golden brown.
Add the curry masala paste along with a pinch of turmeric powder.
Toss in the chicken and the cubed potato; cover with a lid.
Add the brinjal once the chicken gets tender.
Pour in half a cup of hot water and let the brinjal soften.
Thicken the sauce by adding coconut powder (optional).
Serve hot with steamed rice or fresh Indian Breads.
Chicken Bartha, hailing from the flavourful land of Kolkata, is originally known as ‘Chicken Bortha’. The recipe has also scattered its variants throughout many places in North India. The word ‘Bharta’ or ‘Bortha’ literally means mashed.
Ingredients required for Chicken Bartha-
Chicken boiled and shredded
Paste ginger garlic and green chilly
Cashew nut paste (with dahi/fresh cream if fewer cashews)
Directions to prepare Chicken Bartha-
Heat oil in a pan and saute the onion puree until the raw flavour diminishes.
Add the ginger-garlic paste & the green chilli paste once the onion puree is done.
Pour the tomato puree into the pan and cook for a few minutes in high flame.
Add the required masalas like Garam Masala, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilly Powder and lastly kasoori methi.
Add cashew paste and the required amount of salt.
Add the leftover chicken stock to have a richer gravy.
Add butter and shredded chicken and let it cook.
Garnish with coriander leaves and a half-cut boiled egg.
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Monsoon is that season where ‘garam chai aur pakode’ comes into play! Apart from some pakode, there are plenty of other snacks to bite onto…
Here are the top 5 monsoon dishes that you must cherish this monsoon season-
Stuffed bread pakoda-
Stuffed Bread pakoda is one of the most tantalising dishes to have this monsoon. Bread is stuffed with a filling of your choice, preferably spicy, dipped in batter and deep-fried. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.
2. Moong Dal pakode-
Picture yourself in the balcony while it rains, and you feast yourself on a plate of ‘moong dal pakode’ with some green chutney. Pakodes are made with moong dal and then deep-fried. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.
Chowmein is an all-time favourite for people of any age. Although it is widely enjoyed at any season, it is most enjoyed perfectly during the monsoon. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.
4. Aloo Paratha-
Aloo paratha may sound normal for you, but it is quite amazing during the monsoon. Aloo parathas are freshly prepared, paired with raita and topped with a dollop of warm butter. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.
This may sound like a cliche, but Corn on the Cobs are pretty delicious during the monsoons. Top it with lime and spices to make it extra exciting. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.
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