Usha Pratap

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Microwave Lasagna With Spinach, Mushrooms, and Three Cheeses

You won't believe this hearty, flavorful lasagna was cooked in just 15 minutes using a microwave.

How to Cook Lasagna in 15 Minutes

<i>This article is part of</i> Epi Loves the Microwave, <i>our exploration (vindication?) of the appliance everybody loves to hate.</i><p>When I came to terms with the …

Cooking

Caramel Corn Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Was given 'allurements' to falsely implicate Modi, says IB director Rajendra Kumar on Ishrat case

Former IB Special Director Rajendra Kumar on Saturday said that he was offered allurements to give false evidence for implicating the then Gujarat …

The 7 flavor categories of beer: What they are, how to pair them

<i>If you've been confusing your pilsners with your IPAs and imperial stouts, you need to consult this thorough chart from Greg Engert. His profiling</i> …

Flavors

You can cook pasta in a small amount of cold water

"I recommend cooking a pound of pasta in a quart-and-a-half of cold water in a frying pan," says Harold McGee, author of <i>Keys to Good Cooking</i>. "It …

Sunny Side Up Eggs

We've rounded up the tastiest egg recipes sunny side up, from hearty casseroles and fried eggs to baked eggs with sautéed veggies. Click through for …

How to Make Biryani Without a Recipe

<i>This rice dish from the Indian subcontinent is amenable to whatever spices and proteins you have on hand.</i><p>Growing up in a Pakistani home where all the women of the family held their biryani techniques close to their hearts, I had a romantic notion that it—a rice dish with spices, vegetables, and/or …

Holiday Mashed Potato Recipes

From mashed potatoes with crispy shallots to sweet potato soufflé, here are delicious holiday mashed potato recipes.

Lasagna Recipes

From classic meaty lasagna to a luxe white lasagna with creamy bechamel, here are fantastic lasagna recipes.

Pillow talk: Yotam Ottolenghi’s scrambled eggs recipes

Scrambled eggs are the ultimate comfort food – but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be enhanced with a few additional spices and flavourings every now and then<p>A few weeks ago, in a column about steaming, I said that cooking was essentially the transformation of raw food into something completely …

Recipes

Cured Egg Yolks Are the Best Thing to Happen to Your Pasta Since Grated Parm

Cured egg yolks deliver a unique hit of richness, salt, and umami to anything you grate it over. We'd almost dare to say it's better than Parm.<p>The next time you sip a Ramos Gin Fizz all frothy with egg whites, or shatter a meringue, you may not think about all those egg yolks without a home. But …

Choy

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

Plant-Based. Meat-Minimal. Vegetable-Forward. 16 Recipes That Are Kinda Sorta Not Really Vegetarian

Where's the beef? These plant-based recipes treat meat as a condiment, not the main event.<p><b>These days, it seems like everyone's eating less meat.</b> But we still have fierce allegiances to our pork products, our beef, our chicken, and our charcuterie. The solution: plant-based recipes that treat meat …

Steep Your Way to Hot Tea Perfection by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

There's a difference between nuking a teabag and brewing a real cup of tea at home—avoid these mistakes when upgrading to the real thing.<p>Picture a bag of potato chips. At the very top are fully intact, unmarred, pristine chips. They're satisfyingly crunchy, and you can't stop eating. But once you …

Sweet-and-Salty Fried Cashews

Cashews are soaked in lime juice and agave, tossed in sugar, fried and hit with flaky sea salt for the ultimate sweet, salty and crunchy snack. Make …

Recipes

8 Eggplant Varieties from Around the Globe

<i>Header image: Eggplant Parmesan from CHOW</i>The eggplant is a vegetable with a reputation spread far and wide. In India, it’s known as “the king of …

21 Juicy Watermelon Recipes for Salads, Pickles, and More

Rejoice! These 21 recipes celebrate the juiciest melon of summer: watermelon.<p><b>Is there such a thing as too much watermelon?</b> These days, we're finding ourselves putting it in soda floats, turning it into pickles—heck, we're even sticking them in a BLW (yep, that's Bacon Lettuce Watermelon) because …

Cooking

Egg recipe ideas for your packed lunch | The lunch box

<b>The lunch box:</b> Turn to an egg for a protein-packed centrepiece for your midday meal

Food

Stuffed Green Chili Curry

As I was making the masala mixture to fill the green chilies with, I asked my grandmother if I need to add two small 'kharchas' of oil, at which my mother laughed. I realized quickly that the added 'h' changed the meaning entirely. While kharcha or kharcho refers to cost or price of something, a …

The Food Lab: Four Secrets to Improving Any Fried Chicken Recipe

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Really great Southern fried chicken needs two things: juicy, flavorful meat and an ultra-crisp and crunchy crust. Here are four quick and easy ways to achieve both. The best part? These tricks will work for <i>any</i> …

11 Gazpacho Recipes for When the Weather Heats Up

<i>Header image: Classic Tomato Gazpacho from CHOW</i>With the weather starting to hit the triple digits, it’s getting harder and harder to justify turning …

The Japanese Way to Make Potato Salad

One summer during college I was fortunate to spend three months in Japan traveling and eating my way around the country. Naming a favorite meal during my stay there would be impossible—there were just too many unforgettable dishes and restaurants. But if there was one overall type of Japanese food …

Potatoes

Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker

<i>This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of</i> Weekend Edition<i>'s Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.</i><p><i>This week: Making delicious,</i> …

24 Fig Recipes To Make the Most While They're Fresh & Ripe

Never enough figs—that's what we always say. Here are 23 fig-tastic recipes to make the most of fig season.<p><b>Never enough figs—that's what we always say.</b> Biting into a fresh, ripe fig is one of summer's greatest joys, and when they're in season, we try to integrate them into whatever we're cooking …

Breakfast

Got an Overload of Onions? Make These 21 Recipes for Soup, Dips, and More

These recipes, from cheesy soup to crispy onion rings, are worth getting onion breath for.<p><b>Large or small, red or green, white or yellow</b>—we love our onions. But onions are so often relegated to a supporting role that we wanted to celebrate all of our recipes that star them front and center. Here are …

Creamy Tahini Sauce, Three Ways

Serve this ultra-creamy tahini sauce with grilled meats or roasted vegetables, or use it as a base for a silky avocado dip or an herby salad dressing.

Recipes

Roasted Shrimp with Chile Gremolata

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>We like to serve this main with couscous, rice, or grilled bread to sop up all of the shrimp’s intensely flavored cooking liquid.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Shrimp<p>2 red serrano or Fresno chiles, with seeds, halved lengthwise<p>6 cloves garlic thinly sliced<p>2 …