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Punjabi Dal Makhani Recipe

Soak whole black urad and rajma overnight in 3-4 cups of water.<p>Cook the soaked dal and rajma in the same water with salt, red chili powder and half …

Lentil Dal Recipe

Recipes

How to Make Omurice (Japanese Fried Rice Omelette)

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>There's a video on YouTube that I've watched several times over the past couple of years. In it, a chef in Kyoto makes a plate of <i>omurice</i> with a deftness and perfection of technique that may be unrivaled. He starts by frying …

Japanese Oyakodon: Chicken + Egg + 15 Minutes = Dinner

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>A couple of weeks back, I said that if ramen is like the hamburger of Japan, then <i>gyudon</i> (simmered beef and rice bowl) is its hot dog. Extending the analogy, I'd say that <i>oyakodon</i> is its pizza—if pizza were the kind of …

Recipes

Video: How to Make Gyudon (Japanese Simmered Beef and Rice Bowls)

This quick video will show you how to make <i>gyudon</i>, a classic Japanese dish of beef and onions simmered in a broth flavored with <i>dashi</i>, soy sauce, sugar, and sake. Aside from the steamed rice, the whole thing cooks in a single saucepan with only a few ingredients, making gyudon perfect for a quick and …

Onions

Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla for Extra-Crispy Pizza in Just 12 Minutes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I've gotta tell you: In the catalog of easy, cheaty pizza recipes that start with some form of pre-baked bread base, flour tortilla–based pizzas have historically ranked pretty low on my list. Certainly lower than French bread pizza, lower than English muffin …

Cooking

Soy Sauce Eggs Are What Your Mornings Have Been Missing

Keep these in the fridge at all times, and see how much better your life tastes.<p>Japan has brought us many great foods, but shoya tamago might be the best. Shoya tamago is essentially a hard-boiled egg that has been soaked in a soy sauce marinade ― it’s part of the reason ramen is so beloved.<p>But …

9 Better-From-Scratch Chinese-Takeout Favorites

We can acknowledge that the takeout you're likely to get from the average American "Chinese" restaurant is nowhere close to authentic Chinese food, that it's often overly greasy or sugary or salty, or that it's often made with poor-quality ingredients. We can acknowledge all of that—and still, some …

Food & Dining

Yes, You Can Make Those Little Japanese Omelets at Home

When I visited Japan, I did what many tourists do on their first bleary-eyed mornings in the Land of the Rising Sun: I went to the Tsukiji Fish …

Japan

Our 17 Best Asian Soup Recipes To Make You Forget All About Chicken Noodle

For some, soup is reserved for a sick day cure or easy appetizer, but don't overlook soups as hearty breakfasts and main-course dinner stars. Asian …

35 Stretches Your Body Is Begging For

Rest days, recovery, self-care . . . all things that are too often overlooked. We're here to tell you: don't skip the stretch! Stretching is essential for keeping your body healthy, preventing injury, and ensuring that you'll be in good shape for the next workout. After every workout, be sure to …

Yoga

This Is the Best Workout For Losing Weight

If you're trying to lose weight, eating a healthy, portion-controlled diet that creates a calorie deficit is absolutely key — it may even be more important than working out. But if you're eating right, adding exercise into your routine can absolutely burn extra calories and speed up the process. So …

2-Week Total-Body Challenge — Just a Few Minutes a Day

If you enjoyed toning your legs with our Squat Challenge, your core loved the Crunch Challenge, and your upper body felt pumped doing the Push-Up Challenge, get ready for a total-body fitness challenge that combines exercises from all three of these challenges to strengthen and firm your entire …

Workouts

Transform Your Abs With This 2-Week Crunch Challenge

Show your abs some love and take our crunch challenge! Perfect for those new to strength training, the plan is short and sweet — it takes just a few minutes each day for the next two weeks. At the end, you're sure to notice stronger, more defined abs. Instead of doing basic crunches, this challenge …

Workouts

This Push-Up Challenge Will Make You Insanely Strong in 30 Days

If being able to do 50 push-ups is on your fitness bucket list, it's time to make it happen. Just like the 30-Day Squat Challenge, here's a plan to build your upper body and core strength so that by the end of the 30 days, you'll be able to bust out 50 push-ups.<p>This challenge involves five push-up …

Workouts

You'll Have the Best Run Ever by Avoiding These Foods

Whether you're tackling your first 5K or training for a marathon, it's important to fuel your body in order to kick some butt during your sweat session. While exercising on an empty stomach isn't the best idea, fueling up the wrong way before a run can cause stomach cramps, dizziness, and …

Nutrition

Make Ahead Vegan Samosa Shepherd's Pie

This recipe uses a number of my favorite techniques: mashing, slathering, <i>and</i> drizzling. Imagine a Shepherd's pie meeting the flavors of an Indian …

A 9-Move Circuit For Bigger, Stronger, Injury-Proof Shoulders

Grab a couple dumbbells and supersize your shoulders<p>If you want to sculpt your shoulders and make your waist look smaller, then give this 9-exercise dumbbell a circuit a try!<p>Do each move in the order listed with no more than 20 seconds of rest and transition between moves:<p>1. Dumbbell incline …

Muscle

Chinese Greens 101: Shanghai Baby Bok Choy With Black Bean Sauce

Growing up, not having a plate of Chinese greens on the table for dinner was like not having rice—it was simply unthinkable. Quick to cook, simple and delicious, Chinese greens are a great way to add a vegetable dish to your meal. In this series, we'll be talking about some of the most common types …

Chinese Pepper Steak (Stir-Fried Beef with Onions, Peppers, and Black Pepper Sauce) Recipe

For best results cook on an outdoor coal-fired kettle grill fitted with a Weber 8835 Gourmet BBQ System Hinged Cooking Grate (full instructions here). Alternatively, cook in batches using this method<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a …

29 Delicious Grain Bowls That Make Dinner a No-Brainer

We get it: At first, a "grain bowl" doesn’t sound like the most exciting dinner option. But if you look beyond the image of tasteless “macrobiotic …

Kimchi fried rice (Kimchi-bokkeumbap) recipe

This simple, simple dish is super, super tasty. It’s just a few ingredients, but it’s a dish much loved by Koreans.<p>This version is simple, but you …

Authentic Mapo Tofu (麻婆豆腐) | Omnivore's Cookbook

Combine ground pork, cooking wine, soy sauce, and ginger in a bowl. Mix well.<p>Combine cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Mix well and …

Mapo Tofu Recipe

Authentic Szechuan style mapo tofu is one of the branding dishes of Szechuan cuisine. It is spicy, numbing, hot, aromatic and tender. Making the …

The Classic, Kimchi Jjigae

<i>The ultra comforting Korean stew – Kimchi Jjigae recipe!</i><p>Kimchi Jjigae (김치찌개) also known as Kimchi stew or Kimchi soup is probably the most common way …

Recipes

Kimchi stew (Kimchi-jjigae) recipe

Kimchi stew is one of the most-loved of all the stews in Korean cuisine. It’s a warm, hearty, spicy, savory, delicious dish that pretty much everyone …

Stir-Fried Sticky Rice Cakes (Nian Gao)

This is a popular dish in southern China. For me, this dish is distinctively “Shanghai,” as it seemed to show up on the table more frequently after I …