Top 5 World Cup Recipes-The Indian Style!

 

The world is now on a roll cheering for their favourite teams! While some of us enjoy it on common ground, some of us love to binge over the game at the comfort of your home. The latter loves to order in from some of your favourite restaurants or would just love to make it more exciting for your friends and family.

 

Which is why here are our top world cup recipes for you to binge on- 

 

  1. Honey Chilli Potatoes
World Cup Recipes
Honey Chilli potatoes

Honey chilli potatoes are an all-time favourite for both veg and non-veg lovers alike. For this dish, potatoes are deep fried with sweet yet spicy marination of a honey and chilli sauce mix. This makes it one of the top 5 world cup recipes to binge on while cheering for your favourite team.

 

2) Vegetable Biriyani & Paneer Butter Masala

 

World Cup Recipes
Veg Biriyani & Paneer Butter Masala

If you love binging during a lazy Sunday afternoon,  then you might be probably looking for some proper lunch. Although vegetarian, a simple veg biryani paired with some Paneer Butter Masala is not only delicious but can also make your binging more fun and flavourful.

 

3) Fried Chicken

World Cup Recipes
Fried Chicken

Who doesn’t love the sound of some tender chicken sizzling in hot oil with favourite marination? Fried chicken is not only simple to prepare, but is also one of the easiest dishes to nail, and also binge on. Dip or no dip, you are good to go, which makes it one of the best world cup recipes.

 

4) Ghee Roast and Onion Bhajji

World Cup Recipes
Ghee roast

A perfect dinner, or even an amazing meal during your tea time as you chill! A simple ghee roast, with an Onion Bhajji, paired with your favourite chutney and/or tea/coffee, makes a healthy and yummy binge meal. This makes it one of the best world cup recipes.

 

5) Fish Fingers

World Cup Recipes
Fish Fingers

For all you fish lovers, this is a perfect snack on while you cheer for your favourite team. Make it simple, or spicy, or in some other favourite flavours of yours. Tender fish fingers with a flavourful dip can make it one of the best world cup recipes. 

 

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Top 5 Weekend Recipes- End you week with an explosion of flavors!

The weekend is an intimate love affair for everyone, especially for those who have toiled throughout the week with days spent only at offices. Everyone has weekend goals like spending time with family or friends, movie-time or even cooking and relishing on one’s own recipes. Yes, we are talking about the ones who would love to savour on some easy and healthy weekend recipes. 

 

Here are the top 5 weekend recipes-

 

  1. Boondi Raita-
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Boondi Raita

Boondi raita is perfect raita to be paired up with a sumptuous meal for lunch or dinner. Not only can you have a big bowl of raita as a simple dinner, but you can also pair it with your chapathi or eat as a side for your rice along with curries. This makes Boondi Raita to the top of the charts of weekend recipes. 

2. Peshawari Chole-

Planning to cook a delicious breakfast this Sunday? Peshawari Chole would be the right choice, be it eaten alone or with some Bhature/Pooris/Chapathi. You can also pair it up with rice for lunch, hence making it one of the best easy weekend recipes. 

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Peshawari Chole

 

 

3. Kachumber Salad-

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Kachumber Salad

 

The weekend may sound like Netflix time for most of us, and our binge-eating menu is mostly a bag of chips and Coke. Make your binge-eating habits healthier and yummier with a bowl of fresh and chilled Kachumber Salad. If you feel a bowl isn’t enough, you can always pair it up with a chapathi, making it one of the healthiest weekend recipes. 

4. Bengali Dum Aloo-

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Bengali Dum Aloo

If you feel a simple Kachumber Salad won’t satisfy you, you can pair your salad along with this baby potatoes delicacy. Not only is it yummy, but it is also fulfilling and easy to prepare. You can also eat this with chapathi or rice, hence making it one of the best weekend menu recipes. 

5. Burani Raita-

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Burani Raita

Burani raita is basically a garlic based raita and is an amazing delicacy to be eaten with your regular meals. It can also be used as a simple dip to your chapathi, Aloo Paratha, or some Missi Ki Rotis. This makes it one of the best weekend menu recipes. 

 

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Top 5 recipes for bachelors – Its yummy, healthy and easy!

With a growing hectic life schedule, cooking at home has become a once-in-a-blue-moon affair, which is why here are some recipes for bachelors.  People staying far away from home for career or other purposes fail in leading a healthy lifestyle most of the time. Although cooking may be enjoyed by some, the lack of time leads to ordering in food.

Here are the top 5 recipes for bachelors-

  1. Upma-
recipes for bachelors
Upma

Upma is one of the most common and easy breakfast options, hailing from South India. Rava ( a form of wheat), being the most important ingredient, is a low-fat and nutritious substance to start the day with. Add some chopped veggies to it, and you get one of the top healthy recipes for bachelors.

2. Paneer Makhanwala-

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Paneer Makhanwala

A recipe so loved by both vegetarians, and non- vegetarians; Paneer Makhanwala is a perfect side curry for your lunch as well as dinner. Make your lunch box a quick and delicious one, with some steamed rice paired with Paneer Makhanwala, while the leftover of the curry can be finished with hot parathas or chapathi by night. Now you know why this makes one of the best recipes for bachelors.

3. Egg Salad-

Recipes for Bachelors
Egg Salad

Egg Salad can be your delicious protein- packed snack, or even dinner! Slice boiled eggs (maximum 2 eggs per person) and whisk it up with lettuce, salad dressing, pepper and some veggies. Not just healthy, but also delicious- this makes it to the list of one of the top recipes for bachelors.

4. Curd Rice-

Recipes for bachelors
Curd Rice

Curd rice is one of the simplest rice dishes, and can be made plain as well as with some ‘tadka’. With this dish, not only do you save time to prepare your lunch box, but you also intake something filled with calcium and other nutrients. This makes curd rice to the list of top recipes for bachelors.

5. Moong Dal-

Recipes for Bachelors
Moong Dal

This is one of the easiest and healthiest dal curry recipes of India, and it goes well at any time for the day with anything. Be it rice, Chapathis or ‘puttu’, moong dal is always an amazing side dish. Prepare it for your lunch box and savour on the left over at night, to make it one of the best recipes for bachelors.

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Top 5 Ramzan dishes to make this season even more festive!

The holy month is here and it’s time to make it festive with exquisite Ramzan dishes and recipes. Although the month is significant for fasting, the end of the day is made remarkable with a grand feast which is known as ‘suhoor’ or ‘sehri’. Here are the top 5 dishes for the holy month-

  1. Kabuli Pulao-
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Kabuli Pulao

Kabuli Pulao is the national dish of Afghanistan and is an intensely flavourful dish with a mixture of sweetness and spice. The main meat used for the rice is usually lamb and beef and involves ingredients like onions, cloves, cardamom, garlic, raisins, almonds, cumin, carrots, cinnamon and much more. This makes it to the top of the list of top 5 Ramzan dishes.

2. Kaghzi Kebab-

Ramzan Dishes
Kebab

Kebabs are marinated meat chunks grilled on a skewer and garnished with onions or served with a dip. With Turkish origin, Kaghzi Kebab is a unique recipe, where chicken drumsticks are stuffed with pine-hut, herbs, spices and then grilled to perfection. Now you know why this is one of the top 5 Ramzan dishes.

3. Haleem-

Ramzan Dishes
Haleem

Haleem is a spicy stew made with a meat like mutton as its base. It is generally slowly cooked and is of Arabic origin. Pair it with some breads, and you will know why it makes to the list of top 5 Ramzan Dishes.

4. Sheer Kurma-

Ramzan Dishes
Sheer Kurma

Sheer Kurma is a must recipe for every Ramzan. It is a sweet dish made of vermicelli and is enjoyed all over India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Now you know why this is one of the top 5 Ramzan dishes.

5. Shahi Tukda-

Ramzan Dishes
Shahi Tukda

This Hyderabadi delicacy will make you go all bananas, especially if you have a sweet tooth. This is an easy and quick recipe made of dry fruits, condensed milk, and nuts. Being the perfect ending to a feast, this dish makes it to the top 5 Ramzan dishes of the year.

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Quick and Easy recipe for ‘Murgh Saagwala’!

‘Saag‘ is a typical leaf based dish or gravy and is mostly eaten with Indian breads or rice.  ‘Murgh Saagwala’  is most popular in Nepal, Odisha, Kashmir, Haryana and West Bengal. Although spinach is the most common base used for the ‘Murgh Saagwala’ gravy, it can also be made using other greens and spices like broccoli, kale, mustard leaves and much more.

Murgh Saagwala
Murgh Saagwala

Here is a quick and easy recipe for ‘Murgh Saagwala’, or also known as ‘Chicken saagwala’-

 

Main Ingredients for ‘Murgh Saagwala’ –

 

  • Whole Chicken – 1
  • Spinach – 2 bunch
  • Large Onions – 2
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Tomatoes (blended) – 3
  • Cardamom – 2 pods
  • Cloves – 2
  • Milk – ¼ of a cup
  • Sour cream – 6 tablespoons
  • Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper – ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric – ½ teaspoon

 

Directions –

 

  • Heat oil in a skillet and fry the chicken pieces until brown and set it aside.
  • Boil spinach in a separate pot along with water; ensure that the lid is covered.
  • After boiling for about 10 minutes, blend it to a semi-paste texture.
  • Fry onions, garlic and ginger in the same skillet until brown.
  • Add the tomato puree, coriander powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric powder, cardamom and cloves.
  • Add salt as per requirement.
  • Add a tablespoon of water and stir continuously.
  • Pour milk and also add the chicken chunks to it after stirring.
  • Leave it to a simmer until the chicken is tender.
  • Add in the spinach and garam masala and let the gravy start thickening.
  • Add in the sour cream and bring it to a simmer.
  • Remove from heat and add some butter if needed.

Your ‘Murgh Saagwala’ is ready!

 

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TOP 5 NEW YEAR COCKTAILS TO WELCOME 2019!

As 2018 ends, we all have certain things to bid goodbye to, and we also plan on inviting good vibes and welcome in the new year. New year is also a time where you spend good times with your loved ones, through food, music, parties, and much more happiness. Here are top 5 New Year Cocktails to welcome 2019 with an amazing toast-

  1. Gibson Martini-
New Year Cocktails
Gibson Martini

Gibson Martini is one of the best New Year Cocktails and is the most sought-after New Year drink of the year. With its exclusive flavour of dry mouth giving you the perfect midnight New Year kiss, this cocktail will end your year with the perfect bang. Add in some cocktail onions and vermouth to your gin and your good to go!

2. Red velvet cake martini-

New Year Cocktails
Red Velvet Cake Martini

One of the best New Year Cocktails for the red velvet lovers! All you need is vodka, creme de cacao, buttermilk and some food colour to give you the rich redness. To make it even more visually appealing, dip the rims of the martini glass to some frosting and then on some red sugar.

3. Ginger Cosmopolitan-

New Year Cocktails
Ginger Cosmopolitan

This is one of the most exciting New Year Cocktails which will spice up the party! Blend in some ice, vodka, liquor, cranberry juice, lime juice with some muddled ginger root. Strain out the ice and muddle root to have the perfect pungent touch to your New Year.

4. Royal Blue Cocktail-

New Year Cocktails
Royal Blue Cocktail

The Royal Blue Cocktail is one of the most tantalizing drinks and is the most eye- appealing drink to serve for a fancy New Year Party. The secret behind its rich blue hue is of Blue Curacao. All you need for the cocktail is cranberry juice, citron vodka, blue curacao, and lime; decorate the rim with some granulated sugar.

5. French 75 Cocktail-

New Year Cocktails
French 75 Cocktail

One of the most classy and light New Year cocktails for all the wine lovers! All you need is some gin, lemon juice, simple syrup to be poured into a champagne flute. Add some sparkling wine further and garnish with lemon peel to make your drink of the year.

 

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Top 5 Christmas Cakes you must be baking this year-

It’s the festive season and what’s a Christmas without baking some cakes! Over the years, cakes have been baked as a tradition for every Christmas, all around the world and have been evolved over the years. Here are the top 5 Christmas Cakes that you must be baking this year-

 

  1. Classic Waldorf Red Cake-
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Classic Waldorf Red Cake

 

This is a cake that will kick in the holiday colour to your day and will be an element of decor on your table. The famous Classic Waldorf Red Cake is mostly baked as a cake tower with layers of buttercream frosting in between. The secret ingredient is almond milk and it definitely tops the chart among Christmas Cakes.

 

2) Rum Cake-

Christmas Cakes
Rum Cake

A simple yet divine cake for the perfect Christmas dinner! The cake is prepared using rum and pecans as the highlight with a simple vanilla batter mix. Rum Cakes are popularly baked around the world making it to the top list of Christmas Cakes.

 

3) White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake-

Christmas Cakes
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Cheesecakes are always a succulent party in the mouth and are a must bake goodie for this Christmas. This cheesecake is simple to prepare yet adds a slight twist in flavour by bringing in the white chocolate blend along with the sour cream cheese. While chocolate biscuits are added as the base, pure raspberry sauce is drizzled over, hence making it one of the best Christmas cakes ever.

 

4) Gingerbread Cake-

Christmas Cakes
Gingerbread cake

Gingerbread was first introduced in Europe during the 10th century. This cake is just a twist to the famous gingerbread and is a party for ginger lovers. These cakes are a must try among Christmas Cakes due to its simple preparation methods.

 

5) Figgy Pudding cake-

Christmas Cakes
Figgy pudding cake

The name of this one of the best Christmas cakes will sort of lead to confusion. Well, confuse not! This bliss of a cake is a dense and moist cake immersed in flavours like nutmeg, cinnamon, orange marmalade and lots of figs.

 

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Top 5 healthy Chicken recipes to kick up your protein intake-

Healthy chicken recipes are something which everyone loves to experiment with, especially when chicken is a much flavourful meat. It is highly rich in protein and is easy to prepare no matter what the recipe is. Even a simple dish where the chicken is just boiled gives a unique flavour for chicken lovers.

 

healthy chicken recipe
healthy chicken recipe

 

Here are some of the top 5 healthy chicken recipes-

 

 

  • Chicken Biriyani-

 

          Yes, a plate of Chicken Biriyani can actually be healthy! Biriyani can be made healthier by using brown rice instead of white rice, and the ghee content can also be reduced. Further, consume chicken more than the rice and add more natural spices than artificial ones, making it a healthy chicken recipe.

  • Honey and garlic chicken wings-

Chicken wings are avoided by everyone who is a tad- bit health conscious! But what if these delicious wings can be made healthier? Use garlic and honey as marination to make your chicken ooze out healthy and yummy aromas; also semi-fry it and bake it from there to avoid excess oil, making it a healthy chicken recipe.

 

  • Chicken Tikka Masala-

A dish which mostly involves adding in a lot of spices and fats. This dish is a favourite of almost many chicken lovers but is generally a matter of concern due to its oozing fat. The dish can be prepared by reducing the amount of fat and using more of natural spices, in order to make it a healthy chicken recipe.

 

  • Garlic Chicken-

Garlic is a very healthy ingredient whether used as raw, cooked or fried. Use garlic as a marinade, and also use it heavily in the gravy to make it much richer. Garlic is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, fights cholesterol etc., hence making it a healthy chicken recipe.

  • Chicken Salad-

Salads are the ultimate health kickers, although may be boring for most. Add in some flavoured chicken chunks to your salad with some Caesar dressing if required. Devour on the tastiest healthy chicken recipe of the day.

 

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The Masala Box Weekends are here!

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Masala Box Weekends

Masala Box, with it’s healthy and 100% homemade food delivery service, is introducing its all new Masala Box Weekends menu! With this, you can now catch up on what’s special every weekend on the Masala Box menu. The menu is a yummy compilation of an array of flavourful dishes and cuisines.

We at Masala Box will be featuring a menu of Main courses, Medium bites and Snack Treats. Masala Box Weekends will be featuring menus for mainly Indiranagar, HSR Layout and Marathahalli for now. All the 3 Weekend Menus will be an amalgam of exquisite cuisines hailing from different parts of the country.

Here is a sneak peek into the menu-

The mains-

  1. Chicken Perattu-

       Hailing from ‘God’s own country’- Kerala, Chicken Perattu is an authentic cuisine featuring chicken in a uniquely flavoured manner. The main flavours used in these are of curry leaves, coconut oil and a freshly ground spice paste. Being a spicy side dish, it usually goes well with puttu, rice, and even smashed tapioca.

  1. Mishthi Bhat-

       Mishthi Bhat is a sweet pulao hailing from Bengal. This is commonly prepared in households during festivities and is very fragrant in nature. The major taste element of this pulao is that it has a very slight undertone of sweetness in the dish.

  1. Khushka-

       Khuska is a South Asian rice dish which is primarily made of spices, rice and ghee. This is commonly served with a kurma as the side dish, be it Veg Kurma, Chicken kurma or any other non veg kurma. A mint chutney is also accompanied with the Khushka. 

Some other treats-

  1. Andhra Kodi Vepudu-

       This is a famous dry chicken dish hailing from the spicy land of Andhra Pradesh. It is prepared using a unique way of sautéing and frying the chicken in freshly ground spices. It is usually served as a starter and can also be accompanied with a simple Biriyani dish. 

  1. Chow patty Pav Bhaji- 

       There is nothing more spicy and delectable than a Pav Bhaji. This Maharashtrian exquisite cuisine is a mouth watering treat which everyone craves for and can be eaten at any time of the day. The Pav bhaji is commonly known as a street food and  every nook and corner of Mumbai is immersed in the aroma of this heavenly treat.

  1. Chole Chaawal-

       Chole Chaawal is nothing but the combination of rice and Chickpeas curry, and can be considered as a light lunch or dinner. The Chole or chickpeas is prepared in a flavourful gravy and can range from mild to extreme spice level. It is usually prepared as a healthy lunch or as a quick grab lunch. 

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Mustard-

Mustard is a common ingredient used in almost many cuisines and in different manners. These tiny seeds may seem insignificant, but are actually home to many health benefiting properties. Here is a piece on the top 5 health benefits of mustard.

health benefits of mustard

  • Fights dermatitis-

dermatitis

Mustard can be consumed in different ways- as seeds, oil, leaves etc. Dermatitis is a skin disease which is caused due to unknown factors, but is at times assumed due to environmental factors. Mustard contains many anti- bacterial and anti- fungal properties, which helps in preventing or toning down dermatitis, making it to the top of the list of health benefits of mustard.

  • Improves cardiovascular health-

heart

Mustard when consumed as oil has many health properties such as reducing the risks of many heart diseases. This is because of its presence of omega- 3 fatty acids among its many other helpful properties. Studies have shown that people, who have used mustard as their cooking oil, had lesser risks of chest pains and attacks.

  • Hair and Skin care-

hair and skin care

Mustard seeds and oil are used for various beauty treatments as well. While mustard oil promotes healthy hair growth, coconut oil heated with mustard seeds helps in giving you a clear complexion. This makes it one of the best health benefits of mustard due to its richness in various vitamins.

  • Heal the nerves-

nerve

Mustard is also used as a relaxing and nerve calming agent. Apart from that, mustard when consumed also heals or prevents nerve related ailments. It arouses the impulses as well as leaves an invigorating and calm effect on the nerves.

  • Reduces the risk of cancer-

cancer

Mustard seeds contain glucosinolates which are agents that reduce the risks of cancer like colon, bladder and cervical cancer. Studies have shown that various anti- cancer properties in mustard inhibit the growth of cancerous cells. This makes it as one of the top health benefits of mustard.

 

 

 

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