Top 5 Salads to beat the heat this Summer!

Summer is the season for you to whisk up the perfect salads to keep you hydrated all day long! Using the right ingredients and drinking ample water throughout the day can help you stay fresh the whole season.

Here are some of the top 5 Salads you should be munching on for ‘Healthy and Nutritious Week’-

 

  1. Kachumber Salad-
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Kachumber Salad

Kachumber, meaning cucumbers, are some of the best ingredients that can be used for almost any kind of salads. Kachumber Salad is the perfect crunch this summer due to its heavy content of cucumber. Cucumbers have high water content, hence can keep you hydrated all long. Get the recipe!

 

2. Green Salad-

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Green Salad

With the goodness of the greens pumping in, green salads are amazing for their freshness factor. A salad so easy to prepare and light! Get the recipe. 

3. Sprout Relish Salad-

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Sprout Salad

One of the best salads to get you going all day long! Packed with multiple nutrients and proteins, a single bowl of sprout salad with a perfect workout regime can give you the body you have always dreamt for. Get the recipe now! 

4. Carrot Sambharo Salad-

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Carrot Salad

Carrots are also a perfect ingredient for salads due to its high mineral content. This salad has carrots as the major ingredient, hence giving you a nutrient-packed day. Get the recipe now!

5. Pasta Salad-

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Pasta Salad

Who wouldn’t love pasta in salads??? Pasta salads can be your perfect bowl of dinner when you blend the perfect ingredients along with it. Get the recipe now!

6. Chicken Caesar Salad-

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Caesar Salad

 

For all the meat lovers, add some chicken to your favourite salad. The best salad for a meat lover is the Chicken Caesar Salad; toss some chicken into your green salad along with some Caesar dressing now.

 

 

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Battling the heat- Women chefs around the world!

The culinary world is an outstanding world which is made picture perfect with the image of a female chef cooking some of the most exquisite cuisines. Although that’s the image generally portrayed, very few women are able to battle out and emerge as notable chefs. This international womens day 2019 , let’s have a glimpse in the world of cooking. 

Just like any other field, women are still battling their way out, even in the culinary domain. Looking at a general household, kitchens are the most favourite spot for anyone to hang out. It is that place where our moms cook some of our favourite dishes which is irreplaceable in terms of taste, hygiene, and love.

 

Ironically, millions of moms are out there who are left unrecognised for their talent and passion, be it by the family, friends or anyone. The moment they decide to step out of the comfort zone of their kitchens, it becomes a tough battle to compete and come up in this still male-centric society. Various factors are meant to be challenged apart from the everyday prejudices of being a woman.

 

However, many women have been able to step out in the big picture with their culinary skills, while still are some struggling fiercely. At present, very few female chefs have been able to make it to the top and share the world kitchen with the top chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Wolfgang Puck and much more. They are namely- Ina Garten, Elena Arzak, Ana Ros, Padma Lakshmi, Bethenny Frankel, Julia Child, Garima Arora, Emma Bengtsson, Dominique Crenn and the like.

Many women like them have been able to move forward and fight for other women to get opportunities as them. Some are doing their best although they still remain unsung heroes. However, with the progress made by both men and women in creating an equal stratum for both genders, many platforms have come up to support various talents of different women across the globe.

 

These days, the growth of food techs have hiked due to constant demand, especially when healthy and homemade food is a booming market. Many platforms like Masala Box have come up with the concept of distributing homemade food fresh from home kitchens by using home chefs and their talent for cooking. Although such platforms exist, the accessibility to such information of such opportunities still remains a dream to many.

This International Women’s Day, let’s take the moment to applaud for all the women out there, recognised or not, who have been able to make a difference and be a role model.

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-
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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-

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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-

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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-

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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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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!

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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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Top 3 Tricolor recipes to prepare this Republic Day!

Republic Day is around the corner and it’s time to make things bright in the kitchen as well as your table! This week, we intend to make your day extra special with some Tricolour recipes. Here are the top 3 Tricolour recipes for our Republic Day-

 

  1. Tricolour flavoured rice-

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    Tricolor Rice

A perfect lunch for the day is a plate of tri coloured rice which not only appeals to your eye but also lets you savour on a myriad of flavours. A tri coloured rice is generally prepared with 3 different flavours of rice on a single plate, or you can also attain the colours with just adding food colouring to 3 different layers of the rice. The most common rice flavours prepared to attain the Republic Day feel are- Tomato Rice, Coconut Rice and Pudinah rice; you can also use other combinations like Carrot Pulao, White rice and Spinach Rice.

  1. Tricolour sandwiches-
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Tricolour Sandwiches

Tricolour sandwiches are the perfect start to your day as breakfast or as even starters or snacks. Prepare layered sandwiches using tangy and Spicy Tomato Chutney, mayonnaise/ cheese and Pudina Chutney. These sandwiches are the perfect snack to munch on while watching the Republic Day parade.

  1. Tricolour Dosa-
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Tricolour Dosas

Tricolour dosas may seem a bit out of the usual and is also a perfect way to break your fast! Prepare tangy tomato chutney and spread it evenly on the dosas, and add a dollop of Pudinah chutney and butter in the centre of the dosa. You can also make Republic Day even more special by using a spicy or sweet carrot filling in the dosas along with some green chutney to boost up the spice factor.

 

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Top 5 Party Menu Recipes-

Hosting a party at home is quite simple yet tough to nail in terms of food! Party menu recipes are quite the trick to make your party a grand success among your guests. Here are the top 5 party menu recipes that you can easily execute-

 

 

  • Galouti Kebabs-

 

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kebab

 

          These are one of the best party menu recipes to nail if you have a lot to feed for the party. Kebabs are quick to make by using some minced meat of your choice or veggies and deep fried in light ghee. They can be served as the perfect starter as well along with an amazing mint chutney.

 

2) Dum Aloo Lakhnavi-

 

 

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Dum Aloo Lakhnavi

    This is one of the most finger-licking good party menu recipes you can have for the day. The key to a ‘Dum Aloo Lakhnawi’ is the flavour of the yoghurt blended with cashews, tomatoes and onion gravy. It is usually of a mild spicy flavour yet very aromatic.

 

3) Makhwali Kofta-

 

 

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Makhwali Kofta

   This dish is also one of the best among party menu recipes due to its rich flavour content. The koftas are made from khoya and are immersed in a rich gravy made of  khus-khus, coconut and milk. This is the best dish to nail if you are looking forward to serving some hungry vegetarian guests for the night.

 

4) Dal Makhani-

 

 

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dal makhani

  This may sound too simple to be one of the best party menu recipes, although can kick in amazing flavours if made in the right way and served with the right dish. Dal Makhani along with some flavoured rice, chapatis and other main side dishes can bring in delight to the menu. Top it with some melted butter to make it more aromatic.

 

5) Dum Paneer Kali Mirch-

 

 

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Dum paneer kali Mirch

   This is one of the most top guaranteed party menu recipes for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian lovers alike. Paneer cubes are soaked in a gravy made of yoghurt, cinnamon, crushed black pepper, fried onions, ginger and garlic. Serve it with butter naan or other amazing Indian breads or even steamed rice.

 

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TOP 5 RECIPES FOR A SPLENDID DIWALI-

Diwali, also known as the festival of light, marks the celebration of spiritual victory over darkness, evil and ignorance. No matter how varied are the customs in different parts, no Diwali passes by without sharing joy and love through sweets and chocolates. Here are some of the top recipes for a splendid Diwali-

 

  1. Matar Chola-
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matar chole

Matar Chola is a spicy curry made which can be eaten as both a side dish as well as a curry. The spicy combination of chickpeas, tomato, onions, green chillies etc. give a unique blend of flavours in the mouth. If you do not have much of a sweet tooth, you can always opt for ‘Matar Chola’.

 

     2) Namakpara-

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namakpara

         A replacement to Namkeens, these treat bites are the perfect evening snack after a whole day of festivity. Namakparas are salty treats that can be made out of simple ingredients. You can also give them a sweet twist if you are someone who loves crunchy sweet treats.

 

3) Chana Dal Bhajiya-

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chana dal bhajiya

  Looking forward to some guests coming over? Then this is the perfect snack for everyone to relish on, be it a child or an adult. These are similar to ‘Pakories’ and are best served with chutney as a side dish.

 

4) Lauki Ki Barfi-

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lauke ki barfi

    Who thought that a bottle- gourd can be used to make something sweet and delicious like this! This same recipe can be made using coconut instead of bottle gourd. This recipe is not only delicious but is also light and healthy.

 

5) Seb ka Halwa-

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seb ka halwa

    As the name suggests, this halwa is made out of apples and can be considered as one of the most easiest Halwa recipes. Using simple ingredients like grated apples, cashew, ghee etc., this is a simple and quick recipe you can pull off for sudden guests. You can make it more exciting by adding extra flavours like cinnamon or cardamom, and much more.

 

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Top 5 kids snacks for Children’s Day!

 

Top 5 kids snacks for Children’s Day!

 

Children’s Day is around the corner and you may be racking your brain wondering what to serve for that kitty party you are organizing. Most of us try to make it easier by serving easy snacks like chips, burgers, fries etc. Why not try out something much healthier, tastier and different.

 

Here are top 5 snacks that can make your kids go bananas-

 

  • Quesadilla-
quesadilla, Children's Day
quesadilla

 

Wrap up a flavourful and healthy quesadilla platter for your little stars of the party. A healthy quesadilla for kids can involve veggies, cheese, corn and many more interesting sauces and flavours. You can also make it even more interesting by adding soft chicken chunks to add in some protein.

 

2) Macaroni and cheese-

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mac n cheese

Mac and Cheese is a favourite among all kids and gives a fulfilling cheesy flavour. It can be even more yummy and healthy by adding in little pieces of shredded chicken and veggies. One of the easiest and tastiest recipes of all time!

 

3) Pancakes-

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pancakes

Pancakes are one of the top favourites of kids and adults alike! Its nutritious and yummy at the same time, and can experiment with different flavours and ingredients. Make your pancake, even more, healthier by using wheat powder instead of flour, and by topping it with berries, bananas, honey and much more.

 

4) Truffles-

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truffle

Truffles are a party in the mouth especially if you have got the flavours right! They are mostly made in chocolate and coffee flavours and can be made into smaller balls. Make your truffle balls even more fun by making them colourful with different flavours.

 

5) Whole grain pizza-

 

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pizza

Pizzas are not always the healthiest option in spite of how succulent they are! But they could be made healthier by making the dough using whole grains rather than flour. A whole grain pizza dashed with a lot of veggies, or meat amongst other flavours can be an exciting option for Children’s Day.

 

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Top 5 benefits of eating peanuts everyday-

Peanuts are the most commonly consumed variant of nuts and are also known as ‘groundnuts’. They can be consumed raw, roasted, flavoured and are even widely used in many recipes like in some kinds of pasta, peanut butter, milkshakes etc. They can also be simply roasted and mixed in flavours like pepper, herbs, or even simple salt. However, eating these nuts in the rawest form can help you in many ways.

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Peanuts

 

Some of the benefits of eating peanuts every day are-

 

  • Helps in growth-

Peanuts are highly rich in proteins. This helps them in boosting growth in children through proper body development. They can be even used in your child’s snacks like a peanut butter sandwich, cookies, or just give them as a snack every day, while they are still raw. 

 

  • Fighting stomach cancer-

Poly-phenolic anti-oxidants are highly present in these nuts. These help in fighting cancerous symptoms in the stomach.  The risky growth of cancerous agents is reduced.

 

  • Regulating blood sugar-

Peanuts help in regulating your blood sugar! This is due to the high presence of manganese in the nuts. Manganese helps in regulating the blood sugar levels and also by boosting metabolism.

 

  • Fighting depression-

Peanuts contain tryptophan which helps in reducing the levels of depression and anxiety in you. Tryptophan eliminates low serotonin, which is one of the major reasons for depression. An ounce of it a day can boost up your mood for the day.

 

  • Protecting skin-

They also contain a high level of Vitamin E which protects from skin damage. These nuts help in increasing cell integrity. Higher the cell integrity, lesser the skin damage.

 

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Masala Box is a homemade meals delivery service which tries to resonate the vibes of homely food through every morsel. Presently operating in Bangalore and Kochi, we leverage a network of passionate home chefs who cook the meals as per our standards in terms of health, quantity and quality. We ensure that our food is 100% homemade by ensuring that no sorts of additives or preservatives are implemented in the food.

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