For all you foodies and aspiring home chefs out there, NDTV brings you a
one-stop food destination right at your fingertips. The NDTV Cooks app
for iOS and Android helps you not just cook, but also discover
restaurants and even order-in if you like. Does the app appeal to the
chef in you? We find out.
NDTV Cooks features a simple and clean user
interface. The app's home screen is divided under 4 sections. Recipes
are sorted by Categories, Cuisine and Course with the Recipe of the Day
highlighted at the top. You can access the Restaurant Listing and
Reviews section as well as the Order Food settings from this screen
directly (more on this later).
Apart from these, NDTV Cooks also
gives you special Dine-In Offers and coupons, an exclusive feature for
users of the app. You can add a restaurant to your Favourites and keep
an eye for anything new from them. Once an offer is listed, you can
download and redeem the same.
Further breaking it down, Categories
are organised alphabetically to include everything ranging from
Accompaniments, Breads and Beverages to kinds of Meat, Pasta and
Desserts. You can also access the Quick and Easy section to satisfy
those sudden cravings.
The Cuisine section offers a wide range of
full course recipes from across the globe. You can choose from Mexican,
Russian, Greek, Spanish, Thai and many more cuisines. The Course menu
lists dishes based on type such as Snacks, Soups, Salads, Main Dish and
more. They are further categorised as Indian, Continental, Seafood etc.
depending on the type chosen earlier.
All dishes appear in a clean
grid-layout. There are hundreds of recipes to choose from leading
Indian Chefs, with full details and ingredients listing as well.
from browsing through recipes, you can also search for restaurants in 8
major cities: Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Goa, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai
and Hyderabad. Search is available by Cuisine, Type (Bakery, Cafe,
Dhaba etc.) and Zone for each city. Once you choose your preference, a
list of all available cuisines /restaurants in your city shows up.
you can also order food from within the app. After a simple
registration process, you need to login with your mobile number and
password and you're good to go. While placing a new order, you can opt
for pick-up or delivery. The app also has the ability to show you
previously placed orders. You can also rate your order placement
experience under the Testimonials section.
NDTV Cooks is
integrated with Facebook and Twitter so you can share your cooking
pleasure or dining experience with friends and family. The More tab at
the bottom allows you to change Accounts settings and keep your very own
cookbook. Once you add your favourite recipes, you can share them via
Overall, the app is very simple to use and
explore. It provides a delightful way not just to satisfy your hunger,
but for you to keep coming back, and ask: "What's cooking doc?"
NDTV Cooks (iPhone/ iPod Touch, Free)
NDTV Cooks (Android, Free)
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