Desserts out of bare essentials- Bread Gulab Jamun!

Whoever thought Gulab jamuns can be prepared out of just bread crumbs, giving us Bread Gulab Jamun? Bread Gulab Jamun can be easily prepared for a quick sweet tooth craving or even for festivals like Diwali. In short, it is an easier and much quicker version compared to the traditional Khoya Gulab Jamun.

Homemade Bread Gulab Jamun
Bread Gulab Jamun

Ingredients for Bread Gulab Jamun-

Bread Slices-9-10
Milk Powder-2tsp
Cream-1tsp
Milk – as needed
Sugar syrup
Sugar -1 1/4 cup
Water-1cup
Cardamom powder -1/2 tsp
Saffron-optional

Directions to prepare Bread Gulab Jamun-

Take 9-10 slices of bread and break them for grinding purposes.
Grind to fine crumbs and not to a fine powder.
Mix the bread crumbs, milk powder, cardamom powder, and cream in a bowl.
Add milk as required to make a soft dough. Do not knead!
Make medium sized balls from the dough, as per your Gulab jamun size requirement.
Heat oil and deep fry the balls until golden brown.
Make sugar syrup and add the balls into the syrup while still hot/warm.
You can also add saffron or cardamom powder to the sugar syrup as per your choice.

Recipe Courtesy – Priya Arun

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Homemade Cauliflower Bhajji this monsoon season!

We, at Masala Box, organize a lot of online cooking competitions and we feature some of these recipes on our platforms, like this Homemade Cauliflower Bhajji by Teena. A simple yet extremely delicious recipe, Cauliflower Bhajjis are loved by everyone. All it takes are a few minutes of your free time and some meager ingredients.

Recipe By– Teena

Prep & Cook Time– 15 Mins

Difficulty Level– Easy

Homemade Cauliflower Bhajji
Homemade Cauliflower Bhajji

Ingredients needed for Homemade Cauliflower Bhajji

Small Cauliflower Florets – as per needed
Gram Flour – 3 Cups
Chilli Powder – 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Salt – as needed

How to cook Homemade Cauliflower Bhajji

Prep the marination required for the homemade Cauliflower Bhajji by mixing the gram flour, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and water to form a smooth batter.
Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying; you can use vegetable oil or sunflower oil.
In the meanwhile, coat the cauliflower florets with the batter and dip them to the oil for deep frying once the oil heats up.
Fry until golden brown.
Serve hot with/without a sauce of your choice.

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Top 5 Lockdown Recipes by our Masala Box Homechefs-

While quarantine life has become normal now, we all have developed different sets of passion and interests like cooking, reading, dancing, and much more. We asked our homechefs to share some of their Lockdown Recipes with us. Here are the top 5-

Vegetable Pulao-
Vegetable Pulao has been a favorite to a lot of Indians, especially when paired with an exquisite side dish like Paneer Butter Masala, Gobi Manchurian, Butter Chicken or even to eat plain with some homemade Dahi. All you need are a few vegetables, some basmati rice, and some butter along with other ingredients like the regular spices, etc. This makes Vegetable Pulao is one of the top 5 Lockdown Dishes.

Egg Schezwan Fried Rice-
This is one dish that is extremely simple to cook, delicious and loved by all- kids and adults! All you need is some ketchup to pair it up with, that too if really needed. This makes one of the top 5 Lockdown Recipes you really wanna drool on…

Masala Vada Curry-
Masala Vada Curry is an exclusive dish prepared in certain parts of Tamil Nadu and is extremely delicious and easy to prepare. The curry can be prepared in a masala curry base, or even a chana dal masala curry base; to which you soak the deep-fried Vadas and cook. Serve it with some Aloo Parathas or even dosas, and this will make one of your best Lockdown recipes.

Red Sauce Pasta-
Are you a bachelor looking to whip up a quick dinner, or a mom trying to get your child something homemade and delicious? Either way, Pasta is one of those dishes that can ease you from work at the same time and satisfy everyone with the meal. All you need to prepare is a creamy tomato-based sauce, add some pasta to it and serve hot; this makes a plate of Red Sauce Pasta is one of the top 5 Lockdown Recipes.

Palak Paneer-
Any paneer lover would love to have some Palak Paneer with some white rice or Naan! Combine the goodness of freshly ground Palak with some cream, masalas, and paneer, to give you a unique and healthy dish. Palak Paneer definitely becomes one of the top Lockdown recipes of the era!

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Top 5 Karnataka Dishes that you must try!

Karnataka is the land of a lot of flavours and the food is always known to be spectacular. The cuisine is known for its spiciness and use of coconut and other intense flavours. Here are some of the top Karnataka dishes that are a must-try-

Koli Saaru-

Koli Saaru is a very popular chicken curry prepared in the coastal side. The gravy is made out of flavours like onions, coconuts and garlic. This makes it one of the best Karnataka dishes to feast on.

Mysore Masala Dosa-

The Mysore Masala dosa has a unique chutney spread in the dosa along with the Masala. Served along with sambar, red and white chutney, this dosa is loved by all. This makes it one of the best Karnataka dishes to feast on.

Bisi Bele Bath-

Bisi Bele Bath is nothing but rice cooked in a broth like the traditional Sambar. It is a dish that is prepared in almost every household. This makes it one of the best Karnataka dishes to feast on.

Rava Kesari-

Rava Kesari is an important dessert of Karnataka and is made of semolina, ghee, dry fruits and saffron. It is prepared by roasting Rava and adding ghee and sugar along with dry fruits and flavours of your choice. This makes it one of the best Karnataka dishes to feast on.

Mysore Bonda-

This is one of the most common forms of dried snacks in Karnataka and is loved by all. The main ingredients are nothing but maida and yoghurt, made into balls and deep-fried, later served with red chutney. This makes it one of the best Karnataka dishes to feast on.

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Top Republic Day recipes to make your palette look colourful!

Republic Day is around the corner and it’s time for a colourful plethora of dishes. The usual typical dishes are tri- colour pastas, salads, or rice and much more. Here is something different for the Republic Day Party Menu this year-

Dry Fruit Biriyani-
This can be the perfect main course for you if you love a bit of crunch and sweet bits in your rice. Pair it with an amazing Chicken Pyaaz Masala or Methi Paneer to give you the perfect foodgasm. This makes it one of the best Republic Day recipes for the day.

Tri Colour Burfi Recipe-
End your special lunch or dinner with this amazing Burfi which is not just a treat for your mouth but also your eyes. Made with flavours like cashews, almonds, cardamom etc.,this burfi can be the start of your meal. This makes it one of the best Republic Day recipes for the day.

Tri colour Lasagna-
For all you cheese lovers, lasagna seems like an amazing option to cook. Make it tri coloured with layers of meat/veg filling and spinach pesto. This makes it one of the best Republic Day recipes for the day.

Tri Colour Sundae-
Sundaes are the perfect dessert if you have kids around! Layer your sundae with orange, vanilla and pista ice cream; topped with some nuts, fruits and khus khus. This makes it one of the best Republic Day recipes for the day.

Saffron Rice-
Although it sounds simple, saffron rice is one of the most amazing when it comes to flavoured rice. Pair it with a flavourful salad and a curry of your choice to make it even more exciting. This makes it one of the best Republic Day recipes for the day.

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Top 5 Mutton Recipes- Spice up your Sunday Lunch!

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-
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 Recipes
Khatta Meat

Mutton Cutlets-
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.

Mutton Recipes
Mutton Cutlets

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.

Mutton recipes
Lamb Korma

Kosha Mangsho-
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 most popular Indian dishes every Indian will crave for!

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-

  1. 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. 

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Chicken Tikka Masala

2. Rogan Josh-

popular Indian dishes
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-

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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. 

4.  Naan-

popular Indian dishes
Naan

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-

popular Indian dishes
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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Top 5 Payasam recipes for this Onam season!

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-

 

  1. 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. 

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Kadala Prippu payasam

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. 

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Ada Pradhaman

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. 

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Paal Payasam

 

 

4. Aval Payasam-

 

 

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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-

 

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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- an exclusive recipe for the soul!

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-

 

  • Chicken
  • A Large Eggplant
  • One large potato
  • Sliced onion
  • Crushed Ginger and garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander leaves
  • Curry Paste

 

Directions-

 

  • 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.

 

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Top 5 Indian Beef Recipes for the perfect Sunday Lunch-

Beef is meat from the bovine family, like cows, buffaloes etc. It is high in minerals like phosphorus, iron, zinc and much more. Here are the top 5 Indian Beef Recipes-

 

  1. Beef Masala-

 

  • Add oil, chopped onions, garlic, spices, salt and pepper in a pressure cooker.
  • Add crushed tomatoes once the onions are translucent.
  • Remove from heat and blend the mixture to create a fine paste.
  • Fry the meat until brown in the pressure cooker, add the paste, beef stock and lemon zest.
  • Cook under high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

 

Beef Masala is known for its simplicity, hence making it one of the top 5 Indian Beef recipes.

 

2) Masala Beef fry-

Indian Beef Recipes
Masala beef Fry
  • Roast fennel, coriander seeds, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom seeds and cinnamon until light brown and the aroma is produced; grind them.
  • Mix the meat, sliced onions, green chillies, tomatoes, ginger/garlic paste, and ground spices; set the marinated meat aside.
  • After an hour or 2, cook the marinated meat in a large vessel until tender.
  • Heat oil in a separate pan on medium flame, and fry chopped onions until transparent.
  • Add curry leaves and mustard seeds until they sputter; fry coconut slivers until golden.
  • Add the mixture while hot to the meat and mix well; cook until the meat is dark brown and the water is dried off.
  • Serve hot with dosas or appams.

This beef dish is an exquisite recipe of non-veg loving Keralites, making it one of the best Indian Beef recipes. 

 

3) Kappa Beef Recipe-

Indian Beef Recipes
Kappa Beef

Kappa Beef recipe is widely common among Keralites. Fresh tapioca is cooked with coconut slivers, mustard seeds, red chillies etc. and is served with a spicy beef curry. This makes it another of the best of Indian Beef Recipes. 

 

4) Beef Cutlet-

Indian Beef Recipes
Beef Cutlet
  • Stir-fry minced beef with turmeric, meat masala, chilli powder, pepper, and salt.
  • Add water and cook until meat is cooked and water is evaporated.
  • In a separate pan, heat oil and stir fry onions along with ginger and garlic until golden brown.
  • Add the minced beef and stir and cook well; add mashed potatoes and mix well.
  • Shape them into the desired shape (balls, heart, oval etc).
  • Refrigerate for an hour, dip them in an egg wash, coat with bread crumbs and shallow fry until crisp.
  • Serve with a sauce of your choice.

 

Beef cutlets are widely cooked not only in India, but also in many other parts of the world, which makes it one of the best Indian Beef Recipes. 

 

5) Indian Beef Stew recipe-

Indian Beef Recipes
Beef Stew
  • Marinate boneless beef chunks with salt and pepper.
  • Brown the meat in a deep pan.
  • Add chopped onion, garlic, celery, and carrots and cook until tender.
  • Add water, flour, tomato paste, potatoes and bay leaves.
  • Simmer in a closed pan until meat is cooked to perfection. 
  • Add necessary salt and cook for another 5 minutes after stirring.
  • Serve hot with appam/ idiyappam, mashed potatoes or cauliflower, breads and much more. 

 

The beef stew mentioned here is a variant of one of the Western recipes used in India; this makes it one of the best Indian Beef Recipes.

 

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