Brine & Marinate – Why is it necessary for cooking chicken?

Cooking meat is a tricky business and demands perfection. Your favourite biryani with wonderfully spiced basmati wouldn’t be appealing without the meat being tender. Are you craving chicken curries? Let us brine for you to dine. Try sensational chicken curries with 1tsp ONE POT CURRIES. Nobody would want to eat boring chicken that is dry, […]

Culinary Discovery of the Week: Box Asia – Chinese & More!

What screams comfort more than a bowl of steaming noodles on a rainy day? If you’re one of those wondering during the monsoon, “where can I get good Chinese food near me”, we might have found just the place for you. We were in the mood for some oriental flavours, replete with soupy noodles and […]

Discovery of the month – Potchef.in Dum Biryanis done right!

An average human consumes around 2,500 calories per day. One food calorie contributes 4,184 joules of energy. Therefore, if our food enables us with 2,500 calories, our bodies break down or release 1.5 million joules per day. How much energy would that be per second? A day contains 86,400 seconds. That works up to 120 watts (a […]

What is Dum Cooking? Easy tips for the best dum biryani

Dum! A word that often features in the menu cards of your favourite Biryani joints. Ever wondered what it refers to? Dum is a style of slow cooking that was developed 400 years ago and has been perfected in Asia. Dum means to simmer. To cook on very low flame, mostly in sealed containers, allowing […]

Pizza – A history! How this Italian delicacy became an Indian favourite

The Pizza is universally loved and though Italian in origin, the pizza has now reached all corners of the globe with each country coming up with a distinctive version of their own. The word Pizza is derived from a Latin word named “pinso” which means beat/pound. A greek word pitta is also said to have […]

5 places to go to for Kebabs in Bangalore

Kebabs are a favourite among appetizers. It is hard to say no to some deliciously smoky meat flavoured with aromatic spices. While Kebabs are Persian or middle eastern in origin, almost every Indian state has a distinct take on this much-loved delicacy. Bangalore has some mouth-watering options when it comes to grilled grub. We give […]

The best places for Samosas in Bangalore

What is the ideal snack with a hot cup of tea as the rains pour outside? A plate of garma garam samosa with a cup of ginger tea is one of those simple joys of life. The crispy triangular pastry, generally filled with spicy potatoes and peas, or meat,  unites the country by being the […]

Simple microwave hacks for the home cooks!

No modern kitchen is complete without a microwave. From simple reheating leftovers to full-fledged baking, microwaves have revolutionized the way we cook.  It is quite possibly the only device where the design hasn’t changed much in the past couple of decades. How do these tiny boxes work? In a nutshell, microwaves heat objects by shaking […]