Munakka – Benefits, Calories & Cooking Ideas

Munakka, generally known as Kishmish or Sultana, is another term for raisins in Hindi.

And if I’m correct, there is also a word called Munakkaya in Telugu that translates to Drumstick vegetableInteresting, isn’t it?

Well today, I want to talk about Munakka – the raisins and their benefits for our health. In my opinion, it is one of the most underrated ingredients in our Indian food culture. People mostly use them in sweets, and not much in other recipes.

It could be because of their certain sweet and sour taste, but you should at least start enjoying them in their natural form. They taste quite amazing, when they are fresh and uncooked!

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Sulaimani Tea Recipe

We, in India, certainly love our traditional tea, as it has now become one of the most consumed beverages in the country.

Personally, I like to try out various teas, but I’m not much addicted to such caffeinated drinks. I can leave without them too.

So recently, I came across an unfamiliar tea called Sulaimani Tea while finding more information about Biryanis.

It is nothing but a type of black tea, which is very popular in Malabar region of Kerala, India. This tea is generally savored with classic rice delicacies like Biryanis and Pulaos.

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Tips to get the Best Honey in India

Looking for the best honey in India?

In this post, I’m going to share all the important information on how to select pure and good quality of honey for home use.

So, let’s take a dive into this interesting topic.

Even though there are so many honey brands available in the country, it is said that we Indians consume far less honey than many western countries.

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50+ Indian Spices List with Names, Uses & More

When people say Indian food is popular around the world, we should thank those chefs who’ve passed on the Indian spices through their excellent preparations. It is these secret spices that make our food so special and unique in its own way.

So, I thought there won’t be any better idea than to talk about some of the commonly used traditional spices in this post.

This way, those of you who don’t know much about Indian food will also get to know a few things about these unknown ingredients. And if you’re looking for particular names or their usage, I think the following Indian spices list will also help you out.

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Chettinad Chicken Biryani Recipe

When I started drafting the Fish Fry Masala recipe, I was also thinking about the next non-veg. recipe for all you foodies.

Then, I found out that I haven’t shared the Chettinad Chicken Biryani recipe on this blog. It is one of the most loved Biryanis in Tamil Nadu, India. So, I believe this is the right time to share its recipe with everyone.

Talking about Chettinad cuisine, it is a well-preserved cuisine in the history of Indian food. The way these people use their spices in traditional recipes is just impeccable.

Chettinad Chicken Biryani comes under the similar category of dishes in which you should know more about the spices than anything else. All other preparation steps are somewhat familiar to everyone due to various popular Biryanis like Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani and Lucknowi Dum Biryani.

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Fish Fry Masala Recipe

Fish fry masala is one of the most common fish preparation styles in India’s coastal regions.

Generally, people from these areas catch their fish from sea and fry with well-preserved masalas. This quick cooking technique actually helps retain the best flavors and taste of the fresh catch, which you’d never find in restaurants.

If you get some fresh fish from you local market, you can replicate the same method and treat your tastebuds with this preparation.

In the following post, I’ll show you the way to make your own masala required for this fish fry recipe. And of course, I’ll also talk about some of its variations served in different parts of India.

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Best Winter Vegetables in India

Even though Indian Winters are not as harsh as other cold weather countries, our health advisers do recommend more Carbohydrate and Protein based diets for this season.

If you’re a vegetarian, you can include healthy Winter vegetables in your daily meal to stay fit in climatic change. And people who like non-veg. food can, of course, fulfill their quota of nutrients by consuming Eggs, Fish and Meats along with regular meals.

Now, you must be guessing the names of these vegetables, right?

Well, don’t scratch your head. I’ve prepared a list of Winter vegetables for those who’d love to try them out this season.

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Kaddu ki Kheer Recipe

Kaddu ki Kheer is a special dessert from the land of Hyderabad, India. It is generally made with raw White Pumpkin (known as Kaddu in local language) as well as Bottle Gourd.

Occasionally, it is also called as “Gil-e-Firdaus“, which translates to the clay of paradise.

Although the taste of this vegetable is not so great, you will love it in Kheer style. The ingredients and preparation method used to make this delicacy transform the overall bland taste, and you won’t feel like you’re eating same vegetable.

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Best Olive Oil for Indian Cooking

Over the years, I’ve seen many people getting confused about different types of olive oils available in grocery stores.

And since it is considered as a healthy alternative to regular edible oils, they just buy something that may be selling at low or discounted price. I don’t think this is the right way to pick olive oil for cooking.

You will need to understand certain aspects of this oil to get the best out of it.

In this post, I’ll try to simplify all the confusion over this topic of using olive oil for Indian cooking. It will surely help you in your next purchase.

So, let’s begin!

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Onion Curry Recipe

In most of the Indian curries, we use onions as an important base ingredient for flavor and taste. But have you thought of using them as main ingredient for vegetable dish?

For those who don’t know, you can surely make use of onions to prepare the Onion Curry.

If you’re bored with other vegetables, I think you must try out this curry recipe. It’s a great alternative to our Indian veg. curries.

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