Daughter-in-law, an Indian restaurant in Melbourne. Image: supplied.

Unique Indian restaurant names in Sydney and Melbourne

  Move over Curry Houses and Tandoori Diners, there’s a new trend in Indian restaurant names. Over the last two decades, as Indian restaurants have...

Dinner for four: Italian-inspired recipes

  After a thankfully uneventful - yet somehow exhausting - lockdown, it’s been a relief and a pleasure to finally have friends and family over. And...
Masterchef 2021 contestant Kishwar Chowdhury prepared the fermented rice dish 'panta bhat' during the competition. Source: supplied, Wikimedia commons

A competitive cooking show puts a humble fermented rice dish on the global stage

  It was Kishwar Chowdhury, a competitor and second runner-up on the 13th season of MasterChef Australia, who made a dish called panta bhat internationally famous. A...
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Happy holidays: 4 easy vegan recipes

  Christmas star cookies Serving size: 15 cookies 1 cup smooth peanut butter 1 cup coconut sugar (or sugar of choice) 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk ...

Easy Christmas treats that make great gifts

The gift of giving is even more meaningful when the presents are tasty homemade Xmas goodies by LIZ GAETE

Sugar-free Diwali: 2 recipes in 200 seconds!

  Meet Devanshi, she's called Australia home for over 20 years and still manages to incorporate Indian cooking styles in her preparations. Most of us have...
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Jalebi three ways

  Woh tyohaar hi kya, jismey jalebi na ho?  What’s the fun in festivities without jalebis? And a Diwali without jalebis, now that’s unheard of. Of course,...
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Healthy Diwali, Happy Diwali

  Diwali 2021 is round the corner. This year has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. Let’s hope Diwali brings us new beginnings...

Black foods are the new super-food

  When you think of the colours on your plate, do you ever think of black? Well, its time you do! As they are the...

21 burps: it’s modak time as we celebrate Ganesha

  “I’m going to burp 21 times,” I would declare to my Ajji, after eating her mouth-watering modaks. Sweetmeat dumplings made with rice flour and some...
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Onam Sadya: A mega banana-leaf feast

DHANYA SAMUEL celebrates Onam with a selection of delicious dishes

Win a free pizza every time Australia wins an Olympic medal

  Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics that begin tomorrow, Pizza Hut has revealed a new offer that’s bound to reel us in: they’re giving away...
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Winter vanilla milk treats: sweet AND savoury recipes

So you drink your vanilla milk as is, or maybe put it into a milkshake. But have you tried cooking with it? Here’s two...
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The mindful cook: MasterChef Australia winner Justin Narayan

  The pressure was palpable as Justin Narayan took on Pete Campbell and Kishwar Chowdhury in the season finale of MasterChef Australia. The cook was impossibly...
Chettinad egg curry

Delicious egg curry, Chettinad style!

  Kurma, also referred to as Korma/Qorma, is a traditional Indian curry that has a creamy consistency from the use of yoghurt, spices and aromatics....
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Chef Ranveer Brar gets a lesson in Indigenous cooking

  In this episode of Aussie Bites, India’s popular TV chef Ranveer Brar gets a crash course in Indigenous Australian cooking. His teacher? None other than...
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One mango tree having 121 varieties of the fruit

  Saharanpur, a district mainly known for its hand carved furniture, has now become famous for something else; a unique mango tree that has 121...
Cocktails to keep you warm this winter.

Classic winter cocktail recipes

  Enjoy a warming and cozy drink of dark liquor this chilly winter. As most parts of Australia experience strict lockdowns, staying at home won't...
Zoomed tomato soup with croutons

Tomato soup/shorba recipe to keep you warm this winter

  The spices and aroma in this tomato soup take you straight back to the India of your childhood We all need a warm hug now...
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Are you Fortune’s first MasalaChef?

  Get those aprons out, sharpen those knives… and be in the running to win $2000! The first-ever Indian cooking competition is about to take off...
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Sustainable chutneys with chef Ranveer Brar

  Renowned Indian chef Ranveer Brar discovers sustainable chutney brand 'Eat Me Chutneys' on his segment Aussie Bites! Watch the beloved chef in conversation with Sydney-based...

Between an oven and a hot place: My baking journey

  The warm smell of chocolate and vanilla wafted through our home as I sat licking the leftover cake batter. At 8 years old, I...
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MasterChef Australia’s Depinder: From pharmacy to food

  “It was my biggest nightmare ever,” says Depinder, as she relives a moment from the current series of MasterChef Australia. She had just cooked a...
Iftaar meals and buffets in Sydney and Melbourne

Ramadan: Iftaar buffets and meals in Sydney and Melbourne

  This Ramadan, we have your iftaar needs and cravings covered. Here's a special list of traditional Indian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern restaurants in Sydney...
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The Bohri Kitchen: Munaf Kapadia’s home-dining experience in Mumbai

  "The greatest irony of all, is that the world believes that my enterprise The Bohri Kitchen TBK was born out of a son's desire...
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Celebrating Anzac Day: Feeding the troops | Anzac biscuits

The humble but delicious Anzac biscuit is baked in history, writes KIRA SPUCYS-TAHAR
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What to drink with dinner to get the most iron from your food (and...

  A drink with your breakfast, lunch or dinner can make your meal more enjoyable. But have you considered whether your drink of choice may...
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Tikka talk: 3 scrumptious veg patty recipes

  We are in the midst of Chaitra Navratri (13-21 April), a Hindu festival of prayer and fast. As a cook, I relate this time...

Champion chestnuts: Benefits and recipes of the superfood

The ‘old chestnut’ is new again, writes KIRA SPUCYS-TAHAR
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Easy Easter baking

From traditional European treats to an Aussie classic, celebrate Easter in style, writes GAURAV MASAND


Let’s Talk Boosters: Indian Link podcast

  In LET'S TALK BOOSTERS, a new podcast series by Indian Link, host Ekta Sharma quizzes Dr Kritman Dhamoon of Blacktown Hospital Sydney about booster...
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‘Serving the community’: COVID testing in remote NSW

  The past two years have been a rollercoaster of COVID-19 related turmoil; from isolating lockdowns, closed borders, to trying to help Indians in the...

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...
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