Women's Day 2018: International Women's Day is commemorated every year on 8th March to celebrate and honour womanhood - a power, so strong and deep. Each year the UN highlights a theme through various events and activities. This year the focus is on "press for progress". From ruling homes to homelands, the indomitable spirit of women has grown strength to strength with each passing year. What started out in the year 1909 as a socialist political event in the United States of America as National Women's Day, has become a global movement now. 15,000 courageous women walked the streets of New York City demanding shorter work hours, better pay and the right to vote. Today women not only have the right to vote but are also leading administrations. This International women's day, 2018 we're raising a toast to the bold and the beautiful. New age women are picking up their kitchen knives, breaking through culinary boundaries of a traditionally male dominated industry and cooking up a storm. They say a woman should be two things: classy and fabulous, just like these recipes.
Presenting, 10 great recipes by our best women chefs:
1. The Affinities Cake
Recipe by Ritu Dalmia
Does the thought of baking put a knot in your stomach? Well, then this recipe is exactly what you need! With just a handful of ingredients and few simple steps, learn a skill for life.
2. Yoghurt Kebab
Recipe by Seema Chandra
Melt-in-mouth kebabs with good-for-you ingredients like yogurt, raisins, cottage cheese, almonds and oats. If you're secretly hoping for leftovers, this recipe is not for you!
3. Paani Poori
Recipe by Niru Gupta
We promise you'll never hit those street stalls again once you make paani-puri at home with this simple recipe. Fresh, flavoursome and right in the comfort of your homes!
4. Chicken Wings with Sweet Chilli Sauce
Recipe by Joey Matthew
A snack so crisp and indulging that you simply can't have one! Plate up some chicken wings and garnish with a bit of panache. Don't forget the sweet chilli sauce to add an oomph factor!
5. Burritos with Minced Meat Filling
Recipe by Manju Malhi
Lay out, toss together, top up and wrap away a portable meal! A Mexican favourite, this recipe is a great way to impress a meat lover.
6. Achaar Ke Aloo
Recipe by Roopa Gulati
This recipe offers an fresh depart from the usual. Potato chunks wrapped in finger-licking achaari flavours that'll leave your taste buds tingling.
7. Paneer Kadhai Masala with Ajwain Rotis
Recipe by Poppy Agha
This fiery dish often ordered at restaurants can now be re-created at home with ease. Paneer, spices, tomatoes, and chillies tossed togethar and served with ajawain rotis.
8. Hot Cointreau Souffle
Recipe by Preah Narang
A delicately delicious souffle made with no flour, no milk and no butter. Now, that's a dream come true! Enjoy this light and lovely French classic, the guilt free way.
9. Classic Dry Martini
Recipe by Shatbhi Basu
Stir up a classic dry martini with the divine flavours of vodka and scotch.
10. KFC Style Fried Chicken
Recipe by Divya Burman
A snack that the kids will love! The quintessential fried chicken that you just cant get enough of, now made at home.
She is worshiped as a Goddess, honoured as a fighter, revered as a mother and unconditionally loved for just being who she is. Oh woman! Rise and shine because it's time to inspire a change.