5 Easy Recipes of Incredibly Nutritious Broccoli

5 Easy Recipes of Incredibly Nutritious Broccoli

If you are not living under the rock, then you must have heard the word on the streets about the super-nutritious broccoli. The superfood is burning hot trend nowadays! From essential vitamins to important minerals, broccoli is your go-to vegetable. However, you might not easily get a cooking inspiration while seeing the big jungle-green florets of broccoli. That’s why we’ve curated a list of extremely easy-to-make broccoli recipes. Spicy, cheesy, or just plain sweet, you can find every flavour down below.

I. Broccoli Bake: Bake it till you make it! Here, you’ll be treating yourself with creamy cheese dripping off the veggie!

Baked Broccoli

Ingredients:
500 g broccoli florets
3 Tbsp plain flour
300 ml milk
A pinch of nutmeg
2-3 finely chopped garlic’s cloves
Salt
Black pepper
1 finely chopped green chilli
2 slices of stale white bread
1 Tbsp olive oil

Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 °C.
  2. Take the florets and boil them in salted water for about 10 minutes to make them tender.
  3. Boil milk in a pan. Then keep it on simmer. Now, add three-quarters of cheese and floor.
  4. To the cheese sauce, add nutmeg and garlic.
  5. Take the casserole dish and place broccoli in it. On the top, add cheese sauce and small-sized bread crumbs. Sprinkle chilli, black pepper, and salt. Also, add some olive oil on top of the mixture to help make the bread crispy.
  6. Now in the oven, bake for 25-35 minutes until you see golden brown colour.
  7. Serve hot.

II. Spicy Broccoli: Deliciousness has never been this simple to achieve! With a sprinkle of pepper, tamarind, and a few other masalas, the spicy broccoli is ready for you to dig in.

Spicy BroccoliIngredients:
250 gm small-cut broccoli
2 tsp mustard seeds
2 Tbsp oil
3-4 whole red pepper
1/8 tsp asafetida powder
1 tsp cumin
50 gm ginger-shredded fine
2 tsp garlic-chopped fine
4-5 curry leaves
2 tsp salt
20 g soaked and strained tamarind

Steps:

  1. Heat oil. Now add cumin, asafetida, red pepper, curry leaves, and mustard.
  2. When you hear spluttering of seeds, add garlic and ginger. Keep sautéing until a light brown colour appears.
  3. Now add broccoli and bring the mixture on high heat. Keep sautéing. After a few minutes, lower the heat and cook until it becomes bite-like.
  4. Add salt and tamarind. Let it boil.
  5. Serve hot.

III. Cream of Broccoli Soup: Soups are always a great option. But when broccoli is used, the goodness just multiplies. Do try this before your lunch meal.

Broccoli Soup
Ingredients:
2 large broccoli florets, with stalk
1 medium carrot
4 celery sticks
1 sweet red bell pepper
For French dressing:
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
1/4 Tbsp salt
1/4 Tbsp mild mustard
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 Tbsp sugar

Steps:

  1. Take a heavy pan and heat oil or butter.
  2. When the oil starts steaming or the butter gets melted, add half of the total broccoli.
  3. Turn the broccoli around a couple of times. Now, turn down the heat and keep sautéing for like 30 seconds.
  4. Now add flour and keep turning around until you see oil/butter leaving the pan’s sides.
  5. Remove the pan from heat. Gradually, add the stock. In order to avoid lumps, stir continuously.
  6. Let it cool. Then blend the whole of it into a blender.
  7. Now put the pan back on the heat. Add celery salt, black pepper, milk, and broccoli in the mixture.
  8. Continuously stir and keep it over high heat until it comes to boil. Keep simmering over low heat for a minimum of 10 minutes.
  9. Serve hot with cream.

IV. Broccoli Pasta: This 15-minute meal is here to impress you with oodles of chilli and cheese. The broccoli pasta is your perfect evening-time snack.

Broccoli PastaIngredients:
1 cup boiled pasta
1/2 tsp chopped red chillies
1/4 cup broccoli
1/2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tsp chopped garlic
Oil

Steps:

  1. Take a pan and heat oil. Sauté the garlic in it.
  2. Now add pepper, salt, and red chillies.
  3. Add broccoli and heat it for about 2 minutes.
  4. Now add boiled pasta and then parmesan cheese.
  5. Cook again for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.

V. Pepper and Broccoli Salad: Spring onions, colourful peppers and of course broccoli, make for a perfect salad for those special brunches on Sundays.

Pepper and Broccoli Salad
Ingredients:
1 sweet red bell pepper
1 medium carrot
2 large broccoli florets with stalk
French Dressing:
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 Tbsp salt
1/4 Tbsp sugar
Black pepper to taste
1/4 Tbsp mild mustard
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Steps:

  1. Take the pepper and remove all the seeds. Now cut them into squares of 1 cm size. Finely grate the carrot.
  2. Cut across the stems of the broccoli. You should get thinly-sliced stalks and chopped tops. After peeling the outer layers, finely chop the celery.
  3. Mix everything well. Now add French Dressing and mix well again.
  4. Put the mixture into the fridge for half an hour. Then serve it on the layer of finely-shredded lettuce.
    For French dressing:
  5. Take a screw-top jar and put all the ingredients into it. Give it a good shake.
  6. Put it in the fridge and shake once again before serving.

The weekend is here! Try all you can and get back to us with results.

Food Is Discovery: Aroma, Taste, And Touch

Food Is Discovery: Aroma, Taste, And Touch

Your Food Your Touch

Nuts, who are thinking about nothing but food, find it all out. The food is so delicious and there are end numbers of ways to cook it. Sandwiches, burgers and everything from local cuisines to continentals fit your taste, don’t they? If not, you always want some changes in the food you’re served to make it best for yourself. Have you ever tried jumping on the other side of the taste? Well, that’s so interesting. Everyone knows their ideal taste, the most delicious, they discover it with experimentations, failure, and success. Food doesn’t need tasty ingredients; it only needs what you want it to have and yes, of course, it could be tasty ingredients. For example, tomatoes get replaced with anything of your choice.

Flavor You Savor

Cooking is flexible and welcomes innovation with open arms. It is the best when the taste is what you like. It is the most delicious when it gets what you want it to have. Let’s say you don’t want onion, though your plate has got some finely chopped roasted onion; you’re not going to like it irrespective of all the other tasty ingredients inside. The impression of your food is the flavor of it, the sensory impression. Nearly everyone has a favorite flavor; the flavor they savor. Mind you, flavor and taste are a bit different but interdependent.

Food fun
Fill It Up With What You Love

What Makes You Crave

In the quest of the best food, one ought to be in the quest of aroma, taste, and touch. All of these ingredients make toothsome food. Reasons, why we eat, are to feed necessary nutrients to the body and, of course, to enjoy the food. Are you hungry? Well, sometimes you don’t need to be hungry to crave for food; it might be due to your missing of the particular taste and flavor. “I want pizza nothing else.” This one when it’s not the hunger but the taste that is driving you crazy.

Cravings

Make Your Plate Healthy

Your daily plate is a source of everything that the body runs on. Hence, it is more than important to make it healthy and free of disease-causing ingredients, at least less of it. Cook it or get it cooked as per yourself keeping in mind you got to have it healthy. There are various means to cook healthy food without having to compromise with the taste and flavor. Foodies love it. You happen to find yourself the same, you will have to do it so that your love for grub never dies and you carry on munching on what you love.

Discover Food

Vegetables of different sorts amp the flavor up to another level. The ways are simple to follow but the habit asks for a bit of effort to develop. Food nuts know it better, don’t they? Experimentations make up a huge part of the way to cooking the most delicious food. The more one experiments, the more one knows taste, aroma, touch, and flavor; the most important ingredients. A shift in one’s favorite flavor also takes place although it takes time to happen. Food is discovery.

4 Ways You Can Make Milk Delicious

4 Ways You Can Make Milk Delicious

Are you another millennial who just loves to hate milk? Understandable! It’s easy to overlook the white drink when there are much tastier (and less healthy) foods out there. So, we thought why not come up with some ways to make milk interesting too. So here we are, ready to make you fall hard in love with milk. On this ‘milky way’, we’ll be your coach and anchor, telling you how milk can be made more delicious.

Let’s make milk great again!

1. Relish Flavoured Milks

A flavor syrup can turn your milk into a new drink altogether. Whether it’s the butterscotch flavour that makes you drool, the vanilla extract that keeps things nice and sweet, or the cliché chocolate that keeps you going, add the one of your choice and sip luxuriously on your self-created drink. Natural flavours like honey, turmeric, mint, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom milk can work wonders too, they are your thing.

2. Reach for Flavoured Straws

If you think adding a flavour to the milk is too much, then bring in subtle tastes through flavoured straws! These awesome straws have small flavoured beads which dissolve as soon as the milk flows through them. Yummy drink with whisps of flavor! We can think of only one word – delicious.

 

Milkshake

3. Stir up a Shake

Milk is super nutritious already. But what really sets the ball rolling is when you whip up a milkshake. You can further enhance the nutritional value of this protein drink by adding fruit syrups! Health and taste never come this close, trust me.

4. Make Your Mocha More ‘Milky’

Let’s be real, we are more likely to grab a cup of coffee, or even tea, than a mug of milk. So, let’s make the most out of our ‘chai’ addiction and add extra milk everytime we feel the need for a hot mocha. An extra dash of milk would give you the satisfaction of taste and nutrition both. Win!

Do you have creative ways of your own to make milk delicious? Do share your cool hacks with us.

Mac and Cheese Recipes

Mac and Cheese Recipes

Suddenly my heart, mind, and stomach demanded something cheesy, buttery, and creamy. I think it wants mac and cheese. So let’s prepare some stretchy cheesy shots with these amazing recipes.   

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes

SERVING: 6 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cups dry elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Boil the elbow macaroni in a pot of water.
  • While the macaroni gets boiled, melt the butter in a larger pot and add all purpose flour to it. Stir over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is lightly browned.
  • Add milk and whisk to remove lumps. Add salt and pepper to it.
  • Keep stirring the mixture until the sauce thickens and starts to bubble.
  • Stir in the cheese and whisk until melted completely.
  • Now add the boiled elbow macaroni to the sauce. Stir it properly and bake mac and cheese in a greased pan for 20-25 minutes till it gets brown and bubbly.
  • Finally, your baked macaroni and cheese is ready to serve!
Baked Mac and Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes

SERVING: 6 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups butternut squash
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Boil elbow macaroni in a pot of salted water.
  • Melt butter in the saucepan and add butternut squash, chicken broth and milk to it. Season it with salt and pepper and then bring it to simmer. Cook and stir the mixture on low flame for about 15 minutes. Add squash mixture to a blender and puree until it gets smooth.
  • Keep the squash aside and now again melt butter in another pan and add squash puree and nutmeg to it. Cook on low flame for about 5 minutes and then add cheese and stir until it gets melted and thickened.
  • You can now add elbow macaroni to the mixture and let it cook for some time. And yes, your scrumptious mac and cheese is ready!
Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes

SERVING: 8 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups of milk
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup American cheese (sliced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Boil elbow macaroni in a vessel while melt butter in a separate pan.
  • Add all purpose flour and whisk it properly to avoid lumps. Mix until it gets golden brown in color.
  • Add milk to it and slowly whisk for about 5 minutes until it gets smooth and thick.
  • Now add cheddar cheese to it until it gets completely melted and then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • You can finally add boiled elbow macaroni to the white sauce. Serve it hot and enjoy the lip-smacking mac and cheese.
Creamy Mac and Cheese

Most Loved Indian Dishes

Most Loved Indian Dishes

India is home to 1,350,438,098 people with different languages, customs, traditions, and tastes. Each region has a distinctive taste with the unique blend of spices and flavor that has been passed down through generations. It was back in 1800 when the British took back their adopted practices of India to England. It is said that they were so impressed with the Indian delicacies that today there are more than 10,000 establishments in England that serve Indian cuisines. To add more to the facts, Chicken Tikka Masala became the national dish of England with Fish and Chips in 2001. Let’s know more about the most loved Indian dishes in the world.

1. Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala was first innovated by Kundan Lala Gujral from Lahore who cooked chicken with a burnt charcoal flavor. He created history by making this fiery red, crispy, and juicy iconic dish. The dish is made with spicy gravy and buttery on the top. Although many restaurants don’t make a similar chicken tikka masala but the main flavor remains the same.

2. Dal Makhni

Dal Makhni

Dal Makhni is known to be a vegetarian variant of the butter chicken. A mix of lentils which is garnished with loads of butter is usually served with Naan or steamed jeera rice. Dal Makhni has given strong competition to all the chicken curries and is now one of the most popular delicacies.

3. Kebabs

Kebabs

Mughals were the king when it comes to meat and kebabs. They were the one who introduced the concept of kebabs which further got spread to a larger geography. Kebabs are made by mincing meat with a variety of spices and then cooked over a charcoal fire. They can be served as a snack or with flat breads like roomali rotis or naan.

4. South Indian Food

South Indian Food

Main South Indian cuisines include steamed idlis, dosas, vada, and sambhar. Usually, steamed idlis are served with coconut chutney and are known to be healthy. For breakfast, dosas do the full justice. They are made in a way that can be eaten with any sort of gravy. The traditional chutney served with the cuisines can also be made with tomatoes, chilies and coriander. When we are talking about South Indian Food, how can we forget ‘Rasam’. It is tamarind water that is served right before the main course.

5. Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki is a mixture of yogurt, fried potato bread, spices, herbs, and chutney over it. To add extra flavor to it, you can garnish it with coriander leaves. With its simplicity and authentic flavor, this Aloo Tikki is popular in all corners of the world, especially Britain.

6. Biryani

Biryani

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Biryani is most popularly made with basmati rice and chicken or mutton. It has many other variants too. The traditional biryani is made by marinating the chicken or mutton in curd and spices and then mixing it with rice. This is then slow cooked for hours to mix the flavors and spices together.

Whether its classic biryani or any other variant, all we know is that we love it the most!

3 Best Brownie Recipes

3 Best Brownie Recipes

Drooling over this square fudge or cake with molten chocolate, cream, and nuts of over it? Have a look at 3 best brownie recipes.

1. Hershey’s Brownie

Hershey’s Brownie

PREPARATION TIME:

15 Minutes

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Eggs
  • ¾ Cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Chopped Nuts (Optional)

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Heat oven to 350◦ F and then grease baking pan.
  • In the next step, microwave butter and then stir sugar and vanilla to it. Later add eggs and cocoa and beat them until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and stir them; you can even add nuts to it.
  • Put the batter into the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Let the pan get cool and spread the creamy brownie frosting if desired.
  • Garnish with chocolate and nuts. Cut it into bars. Your brownie is ready!

2. Triple Chocolate Fudgy Brownies With Caramel

Triple Chocolate Fudgy Brownies With Caramel

PREPARATION TIME:

25 Minutes

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Tablespoon Salt
  • ½ Baking Powder
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon Espresso Powder
  • 9 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • ½ Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 6-8 Chocolate Squares Filled With Caramel

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Butter the square pan and line with parchment paper. Lightly butter the top and sides of the same too.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and on the other hand, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Beat eggs, sugar, and espresso for 10 minutes.
  • The next step is to melt the butter in a pan and put it in the egg batter and add vanilla extract to it. Slowly add flour mixture to it and beat properly!
  • Spread batter into the pan and bake.
  • Check the brownies until a toothpick comes out and remove brownies from the oven.
  • Break the caramel chocolate squares up and sprinkle them on the top.

3. Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars

Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars

PREPARATION TIME:

30 Minutes

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ Cup Butter Melted
  • 2 ¼ Cups White Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Bag Miniature Marshmallows
  • 2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1 ¼ Cups Nutella
  • 4 Cups Rice Cereal

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs in a bowl. Add in the cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips and salt. Also add flour to it but do not overbeat.
  • Bake the batter for 25-28 minutes. Add the bag of marshmallows on the top.
  • To make the ganache, melt 2 cups of dark chocolate chips and butter in a bowl. You can even add nutella and rice cereal to it.
  • Add the same on the top of the marshmallow layer and refrigerate until it gets completely chilled.
  • For easy cutting, you can put the brownies in the freezer to let the marshmallow harden a bit.
brownie