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For a novice like me who seldom crosses the boundaries of the pantry, knowing which ingredient needs to be restocked and which willlast another week, month or even a year is simply a mystery. But I have watched my mom do the grocery shopping and realised that there were always somethings she would pick up in bulk. Things like rice, sugar and salt for example, would always be stocked till we consumed a considerable amount, while other essentials like potatoes, onions and chillies would be ...

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Believe it or not, the menu for vegetarians is quite vast! From go-to potatoes to nutritious cauliflower and the flavour-rich bhindi, you will be spoilt for choice. If you cringe at the mere mention of dal-rice for dinner, just like me, here's listing 10 Indian veg recipes. They are simple and appetising, and you will definitely enjoy a light, palatable and hearty dinner with your loved ones. Try these out and you can thank us later. Don't Miss! 10 Veg Recipes That You Can Cook up in Under…

The December cold is likely to turn you lethargic. Don't we all find it a pain to get out of our beds in the morning? And when merriment is the flavour of the season with Christmas around the corner, a moist, gooey chocolate cake is what we all want. While some are lucky to eat their cake and not make it too, I don't have the luxury. So I did the next best thing; asked around for easy cake recipes ideas. And boy, did I get lucky! These mug cake recipes are so easy that you will be back in…

I'm one of those who didn't learn how to cook in her maiden home. Luckily, my husband is one of those who doesn't mind ordering in every other day or even preparing a dish or two occasionally. But after a few months of living on our own, I found that ODing on restaurant food wasn't doing me much good, which is why I got down to cooking. I wasn't ecstatic about the regular dals, veggies and chicken curry and preferred to do slightly more exotic food when I first donned that barely-used apron…

The Italian staple - pasta - has just been voted the ‘world’s favourite food’. No wonder it’s been flying off the Indian shelves for a while too. We give you three delicious pasta recipes plus interesting facts about pasta we bet you didn't know.

A trip to the supermarket is incomplete without picking up at least one cube of your favourite cheese. With innumerable choices around, it’s high time you raised your CQ (cheese quotient)!

Consuming spicy foods and not eating on time are some reasons for feeling bloated. Gas and water retention are a common problem and may well be one of the reasons why you don't have a flat tummy yet. Mumbai-based nutritionist Naini Setalvad lists down 10 foods that you must befriend to prevent a bloated belly and intestinal gas. Image courtesy: ©Thinkstock photos/Getty image/Shutterstock Don't Miss! 7 Foods That Cause Bloating

Entertaining at home is one of those things you either love or hate to do. Well, for me it was a bit of both. I loved having people over but I hated prepping for the party, at least until I realised it didn't mean slaving it out in the kitchen for hours, or sometimes even days together, before the guests arrived. A smart menu and a few quick tips are all you need to put together a great party meal. Don't miss: How to Throw a Tea Party Image courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty images

Party food doesn’t necessarily have to mean piling on the pounds. Here’s how you can set a healthy example. Your guests will thank you for it. 

If you are a glowing mom-to-be and thinking of low-cal and healthy ways to fulfill your pregnancy cravings, you have come to the right place. We have every option from veg to non-veg, spicy to sweet. We have devised a plan to entice you with apple crisps, crispy chicken, sprouts cutlets and more. Stop drooling and read on... Don't Miss! 10 Indian Appetisers for a Crunchy Evenining Image courtesy: Shutterstock