6 Impressive Health Benefits of Quinoa

You have seen them in the supermarket, you have seen them in restaurants and your favourite fitness icon can’t stop swooning over it. We are talking about Quinoa, a super food that has been gaining popularity in India rapidly. Available in red and white grains, Quinoa is cooked the same way as rice and is loaded with several health benefits. Quinoa stands tall and proud amongst all its grainy counterparts for its high quantum of proteins, monounsaturated fat, potassium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamin E and B6, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, iron and magnesium….

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Bhai Dooj 2017: 6 Bhai Dooj Gifting Ideas for a Foodie Brother-Sister Duo

India is often called the land of festivals and we can’t agree more. Each fortnight the nation gears for new festival with a renewed zest and fervor. Right now, the Diwali festivities are on in its full swing. The celebrations start with Dhanteras on 17th October and 2017, which would be followed by Choti Diwali on 18th October and the Diwali on 19th October, but the celebrations don’t just cease there. Diwali is succeeded by the Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj on 20th and 21st October respectively. Bhai Dooj or Bhau beej is…

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Diwali 2017: 6 Unique Food Gifting Options This Festive Season!

Festival of lights Diwali 2017 or Deepawali is just round the corner. Indians across the country are gearing up for one of the most awaited festivals, which will be celebrated on 19th October and the preparations seem to have begun in full swing. This festival is celebrated to mark the homecoming of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile to the kingdom of Ayodhya along with his brother Lakshman and wife Sita. From getting one’s house painted to buying new clothes and meeting friends and family, one cannot avoid the festivity in…

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6 Most Unhealthy Indian Street Foods You Must Avoid

Be it salty, greasy, spicy or sweet, there is no taste that our wide array of Indian street food can’t please. And let’s admit it, in the present nippy weather it becomes all the more tough to resist these mouthwatering temptations lined across every nook and cranny of your city, teasing you to indulge. To our good fortune, there are options galore! From Dahi Bhalla, kachoris and pakodas to momos. But before you binge into your favourite Indian street food, it is always good to know the larger impact it…

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6 Low Carb Dinner Ideas You Can Try At Home to Lose Weight

From white rice to naan and from papad to pakodas, a typical Indian diet is full of carbohydrates. While carbs are one of the three most essential macronutrients required by the body, you must pay attention to the type and quantity of carbs that you consume. Simple carbs like refined flour and sugar can cause sudden spikes in your blood sugar levels which can have a negative impact on your metabolism. If you are looking to lose weight, you must have heard that reducing your carb intake and increasing your protein intake…

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6 Types of Momos We Can’t Wait To Have

Momos are sumptuous dumplings stuffed with a variety of ground meat (mutton, chicken, lamb) or vegetables. It is believed that Momos probably originated in China and passed through Tibet to the Himalayan regions and made a secure spot for themselves on the culinary map of India. These steamed dumplings which have long been a significant part of Tibetan and Nepali cuisines, have gradually garnered many fans across the country. From Delhi to Mumbai and Kolkata to Bengaluru, Momos have successfully invaded restaurants, cafes and street food fare. Such is the…

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6 Fool-Proof Tips To Make a Perfectly Fluffy and Light Pancake

Breakfast is often regarded as the most important meal of the day. Therefore, it is only fair that you put in all your efforts to make it wholesome, delicious and healthy. Pancakes, one of world’s favourite breakfast staple, offers a lot of room for creativity. They can be sinful and delicious and at the same time healthy and wholesome. They are also super easy to make and so you may think. Well, there are instances when you can go wrong, which can ruin your entire experience. After all, no one…

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6 Goan Desserts You’d Love to Binge on the Next Time You Are in Goa

What’s the point of visiting a city without having to savour its local cuisine and drinks? Goan cuisine is something that is unmissable. It is largely influenced by Saraswat, Konkani, Portuguese, South Indian and British cuisine. Not only the local cuisine and drinks, but Goan desserts are known for their uniqueness and flavours. They may not be as popular as the Vindalooor seafood, but anyone’s who been to Goa would know that desserts here are no less sinful. The traditional desserts are popularly made during festivals in most Goan homes, so…

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How to count on food – Part 6

Antibiotics are some of the common additives in feeds for farmed meat and seafood and residue may exist in the processed end product. Photo: VisualHunt If you are reading this after a meal, and you are in an Asian country, the chances are reasonably high that you have just eaten some rice or rice-based foods. If so, then you have almost certainly also ingested tiny amounts of various arsenic-based compounds, which are sort of free additives – though of course they are rather undesirable ones. Arsenic, in various concentrations, is very…

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6 Interesting Shawarma Places You Must Try In Mumbai

While Mumbai swears by its Vada Pav, Ragda Patties, and Bhel Puri, one can’t deny the strong influences from the neighboring countries on its palette. Chinese cuisine has for long held its own amidst the extensive range of desi favourites, as well as Middle East food, which has its loyal fan following. One such delight is the Shawarma. Call it a distant cousin of Kathi roll or a Frankie, but this Lebanese wrap of pita bread or Khubz, stuffed with generous filling of well-grilled meat, cucumber and tomatoes, and served with mayonnaise and sometimes fries is one…

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