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Monday, December 1, 2014

Grab those yummy bites and relive your love for fried food!

If you’ve always been conscious about those oils and calorie intakes, this product will surely make you jump with joy! Yes, the amazing oil-free Electric Fryer should be your first priority. While we talk about healthy eating many factors come in consideration such as, sugar and oil content, added preservatives, additives, etc. However, the cookware also plays a vital role amongst all these. Choosing a right cookware which is certified and a well known brand promises you safe, healthy, faster and smarter way of cooking.
Ever thought of going for the specific oil-free cookware? Well, the new highly advanced revolutionary electric fryer helps absorb all the oil and lets you enjoy fat and calorie –free food. These electric fryers are capable of retaining the original and natural flavor of the food without destroying the nutrition at the same time, which is the added advantage.  Its easy usage and durability lets you cook a variety of delicacies within minutes.
Kenstar Electric Fryer

  • Lets you indulge in healthy cooking and preparing a huge variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes within minutes
  • Easy and user –friendly with no cooking hassles
  • Highly advanced cooking technology and superior quality cookware body
  • Cooks food at moderate temperatures and keeps the natural taste intact
  • With the electric fryer you get to enjoy, Oil-free and less saturated healthy food
  • The most healthy, hi-tech and advanced range of cookware designed for a healthy lifestyle
  • Light-weight and portable, able to carry anywhere while you travel
  • Lets you relish all types of foods, be it deep fried or shallow fried!
  • Saves money and electricity while you cook. It is also easy to wash and is dishwasher-friendly
  • Safety comes first- It lets you cook safely without getting over heated

If you consider buying these electric fryers, go for some of the well-known brands which offer you great service and are trustworthy reliable products.  You don’t have to think twice and there is no risk with the exclusive brands.  To choose a right cookware is also a bigger necessity these days as more and more health issues are occurring due to incorrect eating habits, wrong diet and maximum intake of oily foodstuffs. However, when it comes to faster cooking options, these cookware work as wonders, be it your salads, chips, snacks or even starters you get to do it all within a couple of minutes. This totally helps in saving huge amount of time involved in cooking food.  Breakfasts happen to be the most important meal of the day, but cooking that delicious breakfast within a matter of time becomes truly troublesome isn’t it? Electric fryers here come for your rescue!
Ever thought of relishing food which is totally oil-free? Well, we always tend to doubt the taste factor involved in healthy foodstuffs especially if it has been tagged as ‘Oil-Free’ but these new range of modern electric fryers let you enjoy your food in the healthier way!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Crab Curry (Chimbori Kalvan)

My earliest memory of crab curry takes me back to when I was around 6 or 7 years. Mom had just returned back from the fish market on a Sunday as usual and a couple of crabs had managed to hop out of the shopping bag. It puts a smile across my face when I remember how one of them had crawled and tried to hide under the bed and the other one just followed it. Me and my sister wouldn't stop laughing and chasing them along with my mom, trying to catch hold of the poor creatures. Oh, those little joys of childhood!

Making a crab curry is a laborious task, apart from the fun chasing part of it. But, after all the chasing, cracking, chopping, grinding, stirring, the outcome is a flavorful memory that strikes right chords on all your sensory organs at the same time. Unlike other fish curries, Crab curry gets it aromatic flavour from the famous CKP talala masala, which literally means the fried spices / masala. The fried mixture of sliced onions, coconut and a few spices becomes the curry's core seasoning base.

Crab Curry
Crab Curry
Crab Curry (Chimbori Kalvan) - Recipe
6 medium sized crabs
1-2 teaspoons turmeric powder
3-4 teaspoons red chilli powder (modify as per your taste)
1-2 teaspoons tamarind paste
1 small onion chopped

For green masala:
3 green chillies
10-12 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger piece
handful of coriander leaves

For Talala masala:
3 medium sized onions thinly sliced
1 cup fresh grated coconut(can be substituted with the dry coconut, as is used traditionally)
5-6 whole black pepper
1 inch cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons of Coriander seeds
1 teaspoon of fennel seeds (saunf)
1 teaspoon of Poppy seeds (khus khus)
1 dry red chilly

For tadka (tempering):
pinch of asafoetida powder (hing)
1 clove
1/4 inch cinnamon
2-3 bay leaves broken into half
2-3 garlic cloves

  1. Wash and clean the crabs thoroughly, as these tend to pack in some mud with them.  
  2. Break the small legs and claws and keep the legs aside. 
  3. Break the body into half and clean the crab from within.
  4. Grind the green masala ingredients (ginger, garlic, green chillies, coriander leaves) into a smooth paste.
  5. Marinate the crab body and claws with salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and green masala paste and keep aside at least for an hour.
  6. Meanwhile, fry the sliced onions with a teaspoon of oil on a pan until golden brown. Keep aside
  7. Similarly, fry the grated coconut until golden brown and keep aside.
  8. Next, lightly fry all the spices (clove, cinnamon, black pepper, dry red chilli, coriander, fennel and poppy seeds) until fragrant.
  9. Cool these ingredients (onion, coconut and spices) and grind them into a fine paste. This is the 'Talala (Fried) Masala'.
  10. Grind the small legs of crab along with some water and sieve this juice at least twice.
  11. Now starts the final process.
  12. Heat oil and add the tempering ingredients.
  13. Add 1 small chopped onion and fry until golden brown.
  14. Add the marinated crab and saute' for 5-6 minutes.
  15. Then put the fine paste of Talala Masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  16. Add the sieved juice of crab legs to the pan. Do not skip this step as this is the real secret ingredient of the crab curry. This juice is what enhances the taste of curry and makes it more robust.
  17. Add water and let the crabs cook.
  18. The crabs turn vibrant red when cooked.
  19. Add the tamarind paste, salt and water if required. Let it boil.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and enjoy the succulent crab curry with rice or chapati.

Friday, September 26, 2014 Review

The festive season is here again and so is the shopping season. A leisurely walk on the main street or a quick visit to the malls, and you can see all the stores bragging about multiple offers, discounts, deals and what not.

But gone are those days when one would marathon around the city looking for the best deals. So, if it is that pretty Anarkali suit that you have been eyeing or a 6-seater dining set you have been dreaming about, online shops are the way to go this festive season.

Now for all of us lazy bums, ain't it too cumbersome to check each and every online store everyday for the latest discounts or daily deals!
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