Wednesday, September 29, 2021


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...
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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
easter hot cross buns

Easy Easter baking

From traditional European treats to an Aussie classic, celebrate Easter in style, writes GAURAV MASAND
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#Holi: Bhang anyone? OK, thandai then!

  It is not quite the weather for thandai at Holi in Australia. As a summer drink of milk and cooling spices, it is popular at...

Easter breakfast: Hot cross buns and truffles

Containing sugar, spice and all things nice; try these delicious Easter recipes!
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Simple Indian meals by Sarah Todd

  Sarah Todd claims she is “obsessed” with papdi chaat - so much so that she would pick it over champagne and caviar. As a quick...
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WATCH: Aussies try Indian sweets for the first time

  When these content creators from Buzzfeed Oz agreed to taste Indian desserts for the first time, they would've had an inkling of what they...

Little red rubies: 5 pomegranate recipes to try this weekend

  Can you please peel the pomegranate for me, I said to my daughter recently as I rushed madly to finish last minute jobs before...
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Mango delight: cool dessert recipes

  Let the mango mania continue, we say, and you agree! If you haven't made an aam ka panna yet this season, try our simple...
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Easy Nutella dessert recipes

  Many are of the opinion that adding Nutella to any dessert amplifies its sweetness like nothing else. Well, this Friday 5 February, is World...

Biryani Bonanza: 3 delicious recipes to try this Republic Day

  Talk about biryanis, and you’ll encounter way too many FAQs. Do you cook the rice and meat separately, or together? Do you use the...
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It’s a wrap: 4 delicious recipes to fuel your summer days

  It's summertime in Australia and along with the rising temperature, it's no surprise that many are opting for lighter meals to beat the heat....


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...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

  To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic death...
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