Rich in protein and vitamins try this simple bake recipe either in the over or on the frying pan (if you don’t have an oven) and we promise you this will become your go to dish for every party.

  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
  • Baking Time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 3-4

Finally an easy to follow baking recipe for the Indian palette, if we can say so ourselves. This recipe is the result of in-house experimentation conducted in the kitchen laboratories of Cuisine Canvas. You need less than 10 ingredients for this yummy bake, moreover you can marinate it overnight and have it piping hot ready to serve in 30 mins.

This recipe would be a great fit for those looking to bulk up on their protein intake, the spices in this dish are perfectly blended to ensure every bite is as flavourful as the last.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Chicken, curry cut: 1 kg
  • Oil: 2 Tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 2 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder to taste
  • Garlic cloves with skin: 8 to 10

METHOD:

Preparation
  • Preheat* the oven at 250 degree celsius for 15-20 mins.
  • Marinate the chicken with oil, salt, black pepper powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder in a baking tray with some garlic cloves. Leave it to marinate for a minimum of 20 minutes; maximum overnight to, maximise on the flavour.
Bake
  • When the chicken is ready to be baked, reduce the oven temperature to 200 degree celsius and pop the baking tray in the oven for 20 minutes first.
  • After the 20 minutes have elapsed check the chicken with a spoon to see if the meat is coming apart easily; if the chicken is not cooked as per your liking then turn the pieces over with tongs and pop the baking tray back in the oven for another 10 minutes at the same temperature.

Serve with a lemon wedge or dips of your liking.

Notes

*we do this to regularise the temperature inside the oven and the chicken cooks uniformly at a set temperature. If you skip this step then the chicken will take longer to cook and may be unevenly cooked in some places.


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World Food Day: How To Minimise Food Wastage

16th of October is celebrated as ‘World Food Day’. Why not celebrate it everyday? – This year, The World Food Programme was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In doing so the hunger parity around the world has been brought into focus, and Hunger has been identified as a human right violation. Read more on how you can minimise your food wastage.

Know your Mushrooms

Mushrooms are fungi that we consumer in so many delicious recipes. Know what mushrooms are good to consume and how to identify rotten mushrooms. Follow the link for more information…

Top Foods To Battle Them Rainy Blues

Know what to eat during which season and stay healthy all year round. Our bodies acclimatise internally during every natural season, to help our bodies adjust to the change more optimally it is important to consume fresh and seasonal produce, read more…

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HERE COMES THE RAIN!

Our body automatically internally adjusts to the external changes in the weather. This call’s for an adjustment to our diets seasonally to help our bodies accommodate these changes with ease. Read more to find out what you should and shouldn’t eat..

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Chicken Kacchi Biryani In Earthen Pot

This is a scrumptious and wholesome recipe that brings the best of both worlds together, the succulent chicken made along with fragrant savoury basmati rice. Read more for the complete recipe…

Our beautiful country is a breakfast lovers heaven! Sure, pancakes and waffles are amazing, but have you ever tried an amazingly early morning meal of hot idlis with chutney and sambhar? Or spent time sipping the perfect steaming cup of masala chai with a newspaper and a plate of hot poha? 

Regional breakfast dishes across the country are a treat for our taste buds and should be enjoyed thoroughly! Check out some popular morning meals below.

KANDA POHA – MAHARASHTRA

Kanda Poha or Onion Pohay is a tasty and quick filling breakfast from Maharashtra. This dish is generally served with Masala chai and is very much similar to aloo poha.

MIRCHI VADA – RAJASTHAN

Rajasthani Mirchi Vada also known as Jodhpuri Mirchi bhajji is a popular street food snack as well as a breakfast item.

DHOKLA – GUJARAT

Khaman Dhokla - A Regional Breakfast Gujarati Dish
Enjoy Dhokla, the popular breakfast dish of Gujarat

Dhokla is popular dish made with fermented batter and is a staple in most Gujarati homes. 

APPAM – KERALA

Appam, made with rice batter and coconut milk is one of the most common breakfast food in Kerala. 

ALOO PARATHA – PUNJAB

Aloo parathas are wheat chapatis stuffed with a potato mixture. Popular in Punjab and Haryana.

With a country like India, everything cannot be defined with such few examples. Our humble attempt is to highlight the magic that flows through the various cuisines of our incredible country. Hopefully, we can explore these foods together through a journey of shared recipes, tips and tricks in time to come. 

RADHABALLABHI – WEST BENGAL

Radhaballabhi is one of  the most famous Bengali breakfast items. Prepared with urad dal and spices, this bengali-style stuffed fried puri goes very well with Cholar Dal and Jhal Alur Dom.

GODI DOSA – KARNATAKA

The wheat flour dose or Godi Dosa is a very popular breakfast recipe from Karnataka and is also available in variations of rice flour, rava and urad dal.

MANDUA KI ROTI – UTTARAKHAND

Mandua Ki Roti from Uttarakhand is a traditional chapati made out of wheat flour and is a very popular Kumaoni food.

DAHI CHURA – BIHAR

Dahi Chura is a very simple and healthy breakfast from Bihar. Poha is first soaked in water and then mixed with curd to make this Bihari breakfast dish.

JOLPAN – ASSAM

Bhogali Jalpan - A traditional Assamese Breakfast Dish
Enjoy Regional Breakfast Dishes of Assam

Jolpan, also known as Bhogali Jalpan is a traditional Assamese no-cook breakfast dish. Jolpan breakfast is generally a mixture of healthy and unique variety of rice which is eaten along with curd and jaggery.

MUTHIA – CHHATTISGARH

Muthia are traditional rice dumplings from Chhattisgarh and are steamed not fried with various spices. The state of Chhattisgarh is known to grow the largest number of rice variety, therefore it is known as the rice bowl of India.

So what are your favourite regional breakfast recipes? 



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We are excited to bring you a super-indulgent cookie recipe from Kuwait. This fully loaded crumble cookie recipe is brought to you by Ms Rachel Lopez, an amateur cook and baker who enjoys cooking for her friends and family.

She is an enterprising, young lady who works as an office assistant-administrator and a part-time invigilator at the British council. Apart from her day job, she also exhibits her painting in art shows and exhibitions locally. When she is not working or painting, she plans, hosts events like baby showers and anniversaries. As if this wasn’t enough, she enjoys cooking and baking in her spare time.

  • Preparation Time: 20 Minutes 
  • Baking Time: 10 – 12 Minutes 
  • Serves: 10 – 12 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Butter: 1 Cup
  • Brown sugar: 1 Cup
  • Vanilla extract: 3 tsp
  • Egg, large: 1
  • Plain flour: 3 Cups
  • Cocoa powder: 3 Cups
  • Baking powder: 2 tsp
  • Dark chocolate chip cookies: 1 Cup
  • Peanut butter chips: 1 Cup
  • Marshmallows: 2 Cups
  • Milk: 2-3 Tbsp
  • Hershey’s Dark chocolate chopped: 2 Cups
  • Assorted chocolates and candies of your choice: 2 Cups

METHOD:

  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and chocolate together over low heat till all the chocolate chunks have dissolved.
  • In a separate bowl, roughly combine the flour, baking powder and vanilla essence along with an egg. Top this off with the previously made chocolate mixture.
  • Add the cocoa powder to the bowl and mix well to form a grainy dough. To this add the milk; mix well again.
  • Now for the fun part, in a separate bowl mix together chocolates and candies of your choice and add the chocolate cookie dough to it along with the marshmallows as well as the chocolate chips. Mix it up to form a lumpy dough.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and keep aside.
  • Take one to two tbsp of dough in your hand and roll it into small balls. Place it on a baking tray pressing gently on the top to slightly flatten the ball. Remember to leave ample space in between each ball to have room for all to expand while baking.
  • Place the tray in the oven and bake at 180 degree Celsius for 10-12 minutes only.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and allow the cookies to rest before handling them.
  • Serve them with a warm glass of milk or have them as is.

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Palak Paneer | Cottage Cheese In Spinach Puree

Golden yellow paneer nuggets surrounded by lush bottle green curry seasoned with spices and made rich with cream. This cottage cheese dish made in fresh spinach puree is not only a showstopper but also jam packed with nutrients. Best served for brunch, lunch or dinner.

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Masala Chole (Chickpeas)

Masala chole/chickpeas is a quarantine friendly recipe, you only need to staples in your kitchen to prepare this dish. Chole aka Chickpeas is a superfood, this simple beige coloured bean is very prominent in asia and in India is it devoured in a variety of manner.

Lick this directly off the bowl or prepare it as a dip / chutney to accompany your tea-time snacks and finger foods. Personally we love to load our green smoothies with mint chutney to transform its texture and taste. Rich in fiber and probiotics it’s a snack as is.

  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes 
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes 
  • Difficulty level: Beginner 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Chopped Coriander Leaves: 1/2 Cup 
  • Mint Leaves: 1/2 Cup
  • Green Chilli: 1 Whole
  • Yoghurt: 1/2 Cup
  • Salt: As per taste

METHOD:

A healthy accompaniments for finger foods and snacks
  • Add chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves and a green chilli to a blender to make a smooth paste.
  • Mix this green blend with yoghurt. Add salt as required.
  • Serve with hot fritters, kebabs and sandwiches. Stores well in the refrigerator for a week in an airtight container.

Quick Tip: Use this preparation as a quick marinade for chicken / paneer or tofu.


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Baisakhi And The Tradition Of Langar

Get an understanding of what the festival of Baisakhi/Vaisakhi is and how it is celebrated. While also getting an insight into the Langars, the community kitchen operated at every Gurudwara, open to all religions and communities.

Eggs Sunny Side Up

Make the perfect Sunny Side Up egg, with the absolute very basic of ingredients. Such a filling and delicious recipe, yet oh so simple method cannot be found in all the realms. Read on for more…

Make this Eid extra special with these rich, flavourful dessert glasses of Sheer Khurma. This hand-me-down recipe is made just the way our grandmothers did it back in the day using earthenware! Enjoy this dessert guilt-free for it is packed with calcium, potassium, protein and omega-3.

  • Prep Time : 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner

INGREDIENTS:

  • Full fat Milk:  750ml
  • Sabja/ Basil Seeds: 1/3 Cup
  • Vermicelli: 1 Cup
  • Clarified Butter/ Ghee: 3 Tbsp
  • Chopped Cashews: 3 – 4 Tsp
  • Raisins: 3 – 4 Tsp
  • Thinly sliced Almonds: 3 Tsp
  • Thinly sliced Pistachios: 3 Tsp
  • Green Cardamom/Elaichi Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar: As needed

METHOD:

A sweet milk dessert made in earthenware
  • Preheat your earthen pot for half a minute on a low flame. Add milk and stir occasionally. Bring milk to a boil. You may observe the milk rise and become foamy. Let the milk simmer on a low flame for about 1/2 a minute. Add about 1/2 a cup of vermicelli and Sabja seeds. Stir the concoction and turn off the flame.
  • In a separate earthen wok roast chopped cashews and raisins as shown in the video for not more than 30 seconds. Keep it aside.
  • In the same wok add additional clarified butter to roast vermicelli till it turns soft and changes colour to a dark beige. Add almonds and pistachios and stir roast them for another 20 seconds.
  • Add the milk concoction to the wok of roasted vermicelli, almonds and pistachios. Add sugar as per preference with a dash of green cardamom/elaichi powder for flavour. Stir.
  • Mix roasted raisins and cashews in the prepared Sheer Khurma. Turn off the flame. Serve.

This delicacy is best enjoyed hot.


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