This Corn Cheese Cocktail Samosa By Chef Saransh Goila Is Made Of Papad; Take A Look.

Have you ever taken two different delicious food items and combined them to make an even better dish? Well, if you haven’t, chef Saransh Goila shows you how to do it. Papad and samosas are two different items that you relish while having different meals. But Saransh Goila has turned papad into lip-smacking samosas! Difficult to imagine? He prepared corn cheese cocktail samosas using papad. He demonstrated the entire process in an Instagram video. In the caption, Saransh Goila wrote, “We tried a corn cheese cocktail samosa by using papad like a samosa patti.” (Also read:Hold On! Have You Heard Of A ‘No Bun Burger’? Try This Recipe By Celebrity Chef Saransh Goila) He added, “A very important step is to dork the papad with a knife or a fork, else it’ll be soft and soggy because of the steam created while frying!” Here’s what Saransh Goila used for his papad cocktail samosa: 1) Six papad For the filling: 1) Paneer 100 g 2) Corn (blanched) 100 g 3) Cheese 100 g 4) Green Chilli – 2 5) Onion chopped – 1 6) Coriander 2 tbsp 7) Salt 2 tbsp Procedure 1) First divide each papad into half. Now, dork the papad (very important). 2) Fold each and every semi-circle (of papad) into the shape of cones. Keep them aside. 3) Now, take paneer, corn (blanched), cheese, green chili, chopped onion, coriander and salt and mix them all together. This is for the filling. 4) Then, take the papad cones and fill them with the stuffing you prepared. Basically, stuff the samosas and seal. 5) Deep fry on medium flame. Papad cocktail samosas are ready! Take a look at the video: Being a foodie, is there anything more satisfying than sipping a glass of sumptuous lassi? Nothing beats a glass full of fresh lassi. Some time ago, Saransh Goila shared an easy malai lassi recipe on Instagram. The best part is that you can make this lassi with ingredients easily available at home. Saransh Goila added crushed ice in a big glass and topped it with curd or malai. He then added sugar and a few drops of rose water and mixed the ingredients well. And with that, Malai lassi was ready! Read more about it here. Coming back to his papad cocktail samosas, next time whenever you crave a snack, do give it a try.

3 Delicious Sundal Recipes: A Quick, Nutritious South Indian Snack To Enjoy With Tea

South Indian cuisine has a myriad of dishes that offers a new taste in every meal. From drinks to snacks and to the main dish, there is no end to what all we can cook in just a few minutes. Plus, with the flavours of mustard, curry leaves, crunchy dal, coconut and peanuts, every south Indian meal becomes heavenly and we can’t help but indulge in this matrimony of spices. While we all have had enjoyed various south Indian snacks and main course dishes, here we bring you a new recipe of yet another delicious snack from down south – sundal, a popular snack that can be made using just a few ingredients. (Also Read:Looking To Make An Easy Dessert? Try Ney Appam Recipe – A Speciality From South India) Sundal can be cooked with various legumes, including kidney beans, chickpeas, green gram, black-eyed peas, and other ingredients. After preparing a legume base, this snack is tempered with spices, urad and chana dal, to give it a kick in flavour. At the end, sundal is garnished with grated coconut that compliments it perfectly. So, for you to indulge in the goodness of sundal, today we bring you three sundal recipes that you can quickly whip up and enjoy with your tea! (Also Read:How To Make Lemon Rice – A Wholesome And Yummy Dish From South India)Here Are 3 Sundal Recipes | Easy Sundal Recipes1. Chana Dal Sundal This sundal recipe is the most popular. It is made using chickpeas and loaded with nutrients and flavours. In this dish, boiled chana is mixed with subtle masalas, dal, curry leaves, and coconut that amps up its taste. This dish can be made in just a few minutes. For the full recipe of chana dal sundal, click here.2. Peanut Sundal Peanut Sundal can said to be peanut chaat with mustard, curry leaves, and grated coconut. A bite into this snack and it will directly remind you of the coastal areas of south India. This dish is a famous tea time snack that is also served as Navratri Prasad during festivities. See the full recipe here.3. Rajma Sundal If you have leftover rajma from last night, then the rajma sundal is a must-try. Rajma is a common ingredient in Indian cooking. This legume can easily be found in markets or in stores and has tons of benefits to it. All you need is basic home ingredients, and this snack will be ready in just 10 minutes. Find the full recipe here. Make these three delicious sundal recipes and enjoy them with your tea! Let us know in the comments below which one did you like the best.

Want To Experiment With Pani Puri? Here’s A Recipe That Has A Pineapple Twist

There’s barely anything that can compete with the fanfare around Indian street food. Among these street food items, pani puri always stays on top of the popularity charts. The crunchy ball of puris filled with a sour-spicy filling is a mouth-watering delight for many. Call it pani puri, golgappa, phuchka or gupchup, the different names tie together a single craving for fun street food. But did you ever think of experimenting with this much-loved food? Chef Saransh Goila has come up with his own pani puri recipe. And it has got a fruity twist that you won’t regret. Saransh is showing us a way to give a pineapple punch to the regular pani puri dip. The regular ‘pani’ is made with mint, chilli powder and spices mixed in water. But the pineapple pani puri uses the fruit’s juice as its base. The ingredients are quite unique but nonetheless yummy. (Also Read:Chef Saransh Goila Tells Us The Secret To Chopping Onions Without Crying)Here are the ingredients that you need to make pineapple pani puri: 1 pineapple 20 curry leaves (dry roasted) 1 tsp cumin (dry roasted) 1 star anise (dry roasted) 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp ginger (chopped) 2 green chillies (chopped) 1 glass water 1 tsp black salt 1 tsp black pepper (crushed) 1/2 tsp chaat masala 1/2 tsp salt Ice cubes Boondi PuriHow to make pineapple pani puri? The crispy puris for this recipe will be the same as the regular ones. But the pani will receive a major makeover. Take a big pineapple and chop it into cubes. Add these pieces to a blender. Add the dry roasted curry leaves, cumin and star anise in the blender. On top of this, add sugar, ginger and chillies. Blend them once. Then, add a glass of water and blend the mixture. After blending, strain the mixture. Pour the juice into a large mixing bowl. We aren’t done yet. (Also Read:Hold On! Have You Heard Of A ‘No Bun Burger’? Try This Recipe By Celebrity Chef Saransh Goila) Make this pani spicier by adding black salt, crushed black pepper, chaat masala and salt to taste. Add a cool twist to this recipe by dropping ice cubes into the mixing bowl. Add boondi and mix them well. Dip your puris and relish this sweet-sour-spicy pani puri. Here is the recipe video: So, would you like to go for this recipe where the age-old pani puri gets a twist? Let us know.

“Good Food Equals To Good Mood”; Here’s What Madhuri Dixit-Nene Had To Boost Her Spirits

When we eat well, we feel good! And Sundays call for lip-smacking food when we just want to relax and treat ourselves to the delicious fare. Looks like actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene shares the same sentiment. Madhuri relished a hearty meal on Sunday and shared an image of the same on Instagram. The post features a yummy food platter that looks like all things tasty and healthy. On the platter, we could spot some delectable vegetables including chopped zucchini. We could also see lip-smacking pan sushi on the side. There’s also preparation of Faba beans. Madhuri captioned the image, “Good food = Good mood” and used the hashtags, ‘Sundayfunday’ and ‘Sunday meal’. In an earlier post, Madhuri had uploaded an image of her sitting in front of a plate full of vegetables that were kept on a table. On the plate, we could see watermelon, orange, chikoo among other fruits. Apart from fruits and green vegetables, Madhuri also takes her tea very seriously. We are not saying this. The actress herself expressed it in one of her Instagram posts. On the occasion of International Tea Day, Madhuri posted a picture with her teacup. In the caption, she wrote, “I take my tea very seriously. Are you a tea or a coffee person?” Madhuri does believe in the goodness of coconut and its health benefits. She once posted a picture with coconut and wrote, “Living that coconut kinda life.” Earlier, in April, Madhuri’s husband, Dr Sriram Nene, had shared two pizza recipes. He had made Margherita pizza using ‘matured cheddar’ since he is lactose intolerant. In this, he added parmesan Reggiano that his children love, to give a very truffle-like flavour to the pizza. He added tomato sauce, sprinkled some oregano, followed by garlic mince, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, shredded mozzarella, chilli flakes and finally baked it. For the Keto version of the pizza, he first puts tomato sauce on the base, followed by low-carb matured cheddar, a bit of mozzarella, oregano, salt and pepper, olive oil, basil leaves and chillies. In the end, Madhuri tastes the pizzas. Click here to know her verdict. We must say Madhuri Dixit does eat healthily, and that’s probably the reason why she always looks graceful and fit.

Besan Ka Sheera: Home Remedy To Soothe Cold And Cough

As soon as the season changes, our immunity may face a dip. This is the time when we get more prone to seasonal cold and cough. While this is a common thing that many of us face, it certainly isn’t a good feeling to go through. However, over the years, as this seasonal cold and cough became prevalent, there are many home remedies that we all have tried. Whether you have a spoonful of ginger juice or tulsi a kadha, these traditional recipes are full proof and have aided us to feel better. So, to bring you yet another home remedy to soothe the cold and cough, here we bring you an effective and delicious recipe of besan ka sheera. This recipe has long been a part of many families, and just a bite into this dish, it gives you the ultimate comfort that we seek during sickness. (Also Read:Home Remedies For Stomach Pain: 5 Foods For Good Digestion) This age-old recipe from Punjab is made with besan, ghee, milk, turmeric, and black pepper. It has a semi-thick beverage like consistency with various health benefits. Usually served hot to soothe the throat and other symptoms. You can also add sugar or jaggery to make it tastier. Dr. Balwant Mardia of the 2S Wellness Center in Jodhpur believes that “Home remedies like ginger, kali mirchi, turmeric, and other components can aid to strengthen our bodies and increase immunity. These medicines function as an anti-bacterial or anti-viral in seasonal variations, providing relief from throat irritation, nose blockage, and improved breathing.” (Also Read:7 Amazing Home Remedies That May Help Relieve Gas Problems)Health Benefits Of Besan Ka Sheera This recipe has three powerful ingredients (besan, pepper and turmeric) that have many benefits. Starting with pepper, it is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, boosts absorption of nutrients, promotes gut health and may give relief in pain as well. Turmeric is also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that may aid the body to fight cold and cough. Lastly, for besan, it is a powerhouse of antioxidants that help open the nasal tract. It is also an excellent source of vitamin B1 that decreases fatigue. So, with these immense benefits, let’s check out how to make besan ka sheera.Here Is The Recipe Of Besan Ka Sheera | Besan Ka Sheera Recipe To make this, first, heat ghee in a heavy-bottomed non-stick pan, add the besan and roast it until it turns golden and aromatic. Slowly add in the warm milk and whisk well to avoid the formation of a lump. Next, add the turmeric, ground pepper, cardamom powder and grated jaggery (optional) and mix well. Whisk it for five minutes; sheera will thicken in no time. Serve it hot and have it. For the full recipe of besan ka sheera, click here. Make this delicious and effective remedy to soothe cold and cough this season

Watch: How To Make Mohanthal – A Traditional Sweet Dish From Gujarat

Gujarati cuisine is as rich and extensive as its culture. It has a history of its own that goes back to a thousand years. So, if you think that you have tried Gujarati cuisine extensively, then you might be a bit wrong here – as this cuisine has much more to offer than you could imagine. The very idea of Gujarati cuisine reminds us of dhokla, fafda, jalebi, undhiyu et al. We agree each of these dishes help define Gujarati food culture, but trust us, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, you would be surprised to know that flavours here vary widely depending on which region in Gujarat you are in. North Gujarat, South Gujarat, Kachch, Kathiawad – each region adds its unique flavour to Gujarati cuisine. This subsequently leads to origin of various popular and lesser-known Gujarati recipes. One such classic Gujarati dish is mohanthal. It is a traditional Gujarati sweet dish that is made with besan, ghee, sugar and nuts. It is rich, delicious and melts in our mouth in just no time. It has a unique creamy taste that leaves a strong impression on every palate. And this is why mohanthal holds a constant position in the dessert spread at every festival or special occasion. This Diwali, let’s prepare mohanthal at home to amp up the festive spread without much effort. We found the classic mohanthal recipe, shared by food vlogger Parul on her YouTube channel Cook With Parul. Let’s take a look. Also Read:Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Panki – A Gujarati Dish Made In Banana LeafHow To Make Gujarati-Special Mohanthal:Take besan flour in a bowl and add a mix of doodh and ghee to it. Mix everything well. Rest is for 10 minutes.Now transfer the mix in a grinding jar and blend.Add ghee in a kadhai and pour the ground besan. Stir continuously. Cook until it turns soft and fluffy.Slowly add milk and stir to get the soft and creamy texture.When the mix releases oil, switch off the flame and stir for some time.Grease barfi tray and place butter paper. Keep aside.Make sugar syrup and add to the besan mix and cook for a minute.Transfer the mix it the tray and let it set.Add silver leaf on it and cut into barfi. Delicious mohanthal is ready for indulgence. The best part is, you can store this mohanthal for up to 10 days.Watch The Step-By-Step Recipe Video Of Mohanthal Here: Also Read:Dhokla, Fafda and more: 5 Delicious Gujarati Street Food Recipes You Must Try

Watch: This Bizarre Rasgulla Chaat Is Making Desi Foodies Cringe

If there’s one common thread that runs throughall the regional cuisines of India, it has to be the love for sweets. Whether it’s a comforting Halwa or a sweet Payasam, a hearty Aamras or a spongy Rasgulla – there are a plethora of unique desserts found all across the country. But what if someone took your favourite dessert and created a savoury version of it? A recently surfaced video shows the creation of a Rasgulla chaat, combining the sweet Bengali mishti with some classic ingredients of a typical Chaat. Wondering what all went into the making of the Rasgulla chaat? Watch the video and see for yourself: (Also Read:7 Weird Maggi Dishes That Confused The Internet) The video of the chaat was shared on Twitter by user @KaptanHindostan, who got it from another handle called @King Of Mirzapur CSK. “We are doomed. Rasgulla chaat,” read the caption to the post. The clip has received over 85k views and thousands of likes and retweets as well. In the one-minute-long clip, the making of the Rasgulla chaat is shown. First, two Rasgullas are drained of the sugar syrup and placed in a container. Then, they are sliced from the middle and topped with curd, tamarind chutney, spices, and chopped dry fruits. The process was similar to that of Dahi Bhalla, except that the Rasgullas were used in place of Bhallas in the recipe. Twitter users reacted to the bizarre concoction. Some questioned why the cheese and butter from the street-style delight were missing, as is seen in most food bloggers’ videos. Others wanted to know why someone would create a chaat with Rasgulla in the first place. Take a look at the reactions: (Also Read:These Bizarre Noodle-Flavoured Sodas Have Sent Twitter Into A Meltdown) This is not the only dessert to be converted into Chaat. Recently, we had come across a similar Chaat created with Mango Dolly ice cream. Slices of the ice cream were topped with syrup, nuts, and slices of bread in the bizarre creation. Click here to read more. Rasgulla Chaat is just one of the many bizarre recipes out there. There are a variety of eclectic dishes that can be created with Rasgulla, for instance, Rasgulla sabzi. Click here for some interesting Rasgulla recipes you may not have heard of.

Illiterati Books And Coffee, McLeodganj, Soon To Close Its Doors

When in McLeodganj, it’s hard to miss out on the Illiterati Books and Coffee. Tucked in the bylanes of McLeodganj, this café is best known for its breathtaking views, warm hospitality, love for books and delicious meals. If you have ever passed through this café, the long waiting line outside will best explain the excitement that the customers feel to have a heavenly experience. Every day, a diverse group of visitors, locals, travellers, and working professionals flock to the cafe for indulging in a range of things. Some people also spend hours exploring through the books that line the shelves, others just come for a simple cup of coffee and admire the scenic beauty of Dhaulandar range. As Illiterati Books and Coffeehas served its visitors for a decade, the café is finally closing its door from its popular location. Posting on their Instagram, they said, “A decade after first opening our doors, the time has come for us to embrace this concept and on 31st October, 2021 we will be practicing non-attachment by closing our doors.” Take a look: Ever since the post was made, many people have reacted to it. One user said, “As much as I want to cry upon this end to your journey I wish you new journey and wish to make new memories. You will always be remembered with a smile on my face.” Another user added, “it will be sad to see you leave, we have you in our hearts and in memories.” Some people have also given their best wishes to the owner and the staff. As many people reacted to the post,IlliteratiBooks and Café further clarified that “Illiterati isn’t closing for good and Illiterati isn’t being sold nor is it up for sale. Our time at the present location has come to an end and it is as simple as that.”

From Weight Loss And Immunity: 5 Reasons Why You Must Add Giloy To Your Diet

Weight loss is undoubtedly one of the most challenging tasks to accomplish. Even though we try our best to diet and exercise, the needle on the weighing scale doesn’t seem to go down. And when that happens, most of us resort to detox drinks like jeera water, saunf water, kadhas et al. While these things have time and again shown results, there is one more ingredient that can not only help you to lose weight but also help to boost immunity along with other health promoting properties. Can you guess what it could be? Well, we are talking about giloy! This medicinal plant is loaded with benefits that aids in our health in a variety of ways. (Also Read:How To Make Giloy Kadha To Boost Immunity) According to Delhi-based nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat, “Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) is an Ayurvedic herb that has been used and advocated in Indian medicine for ages. The stem of Giloy is of maximum utility, but the root can also be used. Its benefits and uses have even been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).” So, keeping this in mind, let us see how giloy helps in weight loss and its other benefits.Here Are 5 Reasons To Add Giloy To Diet | Health Benefits Of Giloy:1. Giloy For Weight Loss As per a study called Medicinal and Beneficial Health Applications of Tinospora Cordifolia- this plant includes adiponectin and leptin, which are two nutrients that play an essential role in the body’s endocrine functions. These functions control weight, growth, development and other things. With these, giloy also helps flush out excess water and toxins and aids in digestion that can lead to weight loss.2. Boosts Immunity According to experts, giloy is an all-purpose plant that boosts immunity. It is an antioxidant powerhouse that fights free radicals, keeps your cells healthy, and helps you avoid ailments. Giloy aids in the removal of toxins, the purification of blood and may help with the treatment of liver and urinary tract infections.3. Manages Blood Sugar Giloy is a natural treatment for lowering blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, a few drops of giloy juice can help you manage it. However, before including it in your diet, you should get medical advice. As per Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Fortis Hospital, “Giloy acts as a hypoglycaemic agent and helps treat diabetes (particularly Type 2 diabetes)”4. Improves Digestion According to nutritionist, Anshul Jaibharat “Giloy is very beneficial in improving digestion and treating bowel related issues.” It’s a simple and quick home remedy for improving digestion. To increase the effectiveness of this cure, blend giloy juice with alma juice.5. Reduces Stress This incredible beverage can also help with dealing with stress. It can be combined with other herbs to improve mental health, memory and is known to increase concentration.How To Use Giloy? On an empty stomach, drink a small amount of giloy juice to aid weight loss. Other than this, you can mix three-four tablespoons giloy juice with aloe vera juice or water. On an empty stomach, drink this juice first thing in the morning. Make sure not over to consume this juice as it can also lead to several side effects. Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

From Lemon Rice To Tamarind Rice: 5 South Indian Rice Recipes To Try For A Comforting Meal

When it comes to south Indian food, we all are automatically reminded of a comforting taste with a burst of flavours. While there is no end to what one can quickly whip up in this cuisine, some dishes certainly stand out from others. And one great example for this is the south Indian rice dishes. Rice in south India plays a prominent role; they are almost present in every meal and come in tons of comforting varieties. With a mix of simple yet tasteful ingredients, south Indian rice recipes are easy to make and spell indulgence in every bite. So, if you also want to have the taste of south Indian at your home, check out these rice recipes that you can make in no time. (Also Recipe:7 Biryanis from South India You Shouldn’t Miss, From Hyderabadi to Bhatkali, Beary and More!)Here Are 5 South Indian Rice Recipes | Easy South Indian Rice Recipes1. Lemon Rice This is the ideal quick fix for days when you are tired or can’t find anything to eat in the fridge. To make this dish, all you need is the juice of one or two lemons and the typical seasonings of turmeric, curry leaves, urad dal and mustard. This dish makes a comforting and quick delight to have any moment. For the full recipe, click here.2. Curd Rice There is no one common method to make this. Some might like to have rice mixed with buttermilk; others might mix curd and rice and temper it with classic south Indian flavours. Whatever the method might be to make this dish, the taste is always wholesome. Find the full recipe here.3. Tamarind Rice The spicy and sour taste of this delicious dish certainly makes it a favourite of many. To make this dish, all you need is some cooked rice, whole red chillies, curry leaves, chana dal, peanuts, mustard seeds, heeng, methi seeds, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and jaggery. See the recipe here. (Also Read:The Cult of the ‘Meter Coffee’ from South India & How it Became Popular)4. Coconut Rice In this dish, rice is mixed with freshly grated coconut, cashew nuts, and mild spices in equal oil. This meal goes well with Avial or a spicy gravy and is perfect for special occasions. Check the recipe here.5. Bissi Bele Bhath Bissi Bele Bhath is a popular rice dish in Karnataka. It’s also known as ‘Bisi Bele Huliyanna’ in Kannada, which means ‘hot lentil rice.’ To make this dish, you would need rice, arhar dal, tamarind, jaggery, vegetables, curry leaves, and spices. See the recipe here. So, the next time you crave a quick and comforting meal, try these delicious south Indian rice recipes. Let us know in the comments below which one did you like the best.