Khichdi recipes: 5 healthy and tasty varieties you can whip up in no time

The on-going debate on Khichdi is a hilarious one. Soon after, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the minister of Food Processing Industries of India announced their plan to promote the humble dish as ‘brand India food’, Twitterati went crazy. If all this talk about Khichdi has left you yearning for some, then here are five easy recipes you can whip up in no time! From dal khichdi, dalia khichdi, to our all-time favourite, vegetable khichdi, indulge in a plate of piping hot goodness! Sabudana Khichdi Ingredients 1 cup – Sabudana 1 – Tomato, diced 1…

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Up and Above: French chef Claude Bosi on marrying Indian ingredients with French techniques

Though he never helped out his parents at the bistro they ran in Lyon, for the now two Michelin starred chef Claude Bosi, picking cooking as his profession came easy. “I’ve grown up around this life and food came naturally to me,” says Bosi, cutting an imposing figure seated at Indian Accent at The Lodhi in Delhi. Visiting the capital to kick-off the Upstairs section at the swish restaurant, the French chef, accompanied by his team from the famed Bibendum — established in 1987 in the Michelin House in London…

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Bento Box: The Traditional Japanese Lunch Box That Is Both Healthy And ‘Too Pretty To Eat’!

We live a highly globalized world and exchange of diet and nutrition secrets between the remotest of cultures has become very commonplace. The world has learned a lot, for example, from Indian Ayurveda or ancient Chinese medicine and the wealth of both these Asian practices has reached every corner of the world. Similarly, every culture has something or the other of importance to offer. The Japanese single-portion take-out or home-packed meal, known as a bento box, is also a shining example of a cultural diet that has encouraged the idea…

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Sweet Potato Health Benefits: Here’s Why Shakarkandi Is Great For Skin And Overall Health

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of various minerals, vitamins and fibers that are quite beneficial for the overall health. This starchy yet sweet tasting root has a thick skin from outside with a coloured pulp inside. You can eat sweet potatoes either raw or cooked. One of its vital nutritional utility is that it is high in antioxidant also called as beta carotene which transforms to vitamin A once eaten. Here are some of the amazing benefits of sweet potato that can do wonders to your skin and health. Benefits Of Sweet Potatoes…

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Basant Panchami 2018: Significance of Colour Yellow and 4 Dishes To Celebrate With

Hindus across the country are gearing up to celebrate Basant Panchami on 22nd January 2018. The word‘Basant’ means spring and ‘Panchmi’ denotes the fifth day of the “Maagh” month of Hindu calendar. Basant Panchami is also celebrated as ‘Saraswati Puja’ in many communities. Children are introduced to reading and writing on this auspicious day. It is considered as a blessed beginning of learning with the goddess of knowledge and wisdom- Saraswati. The festival that marks the onset of spring is celebrated with many motifs characteristic to spring. People deck up in colourful clothes and relish in seasonal foods….

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Celeriac and walnut soup

Total time: 0:45 Prep: 0:15 Cook: 0:30 Level: Easy Ingredients 1 large onion 1 celeriac 2 sticks celery 10 g. fresh lemon thyme, plus extra to garnish 50 g. walnut pieces, toasted 1 tbsp. olive oil, plus extra for drizzling half tsp. fennel seeds 750 mL hot vegetable stock 500 mL semi-skimmed milk grated lemon zest and / or hopped parsley, to garnish (optional) Directions Finely chop the onion. Peel the celeriac and dice into 1cm cubes. Trim and slice the celery. Strip the leaves from the lemon thyme. Roughly chop the walnut pieces….

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12 Style And Fashion Trends On Our Radar In 2018

Because we’re always looking to stay on top of the newest, coolest, weirdest and most interesting trends, we’ve already got our eyes on the style trends that’ll dominate fashion headlines in 2018. Though 2017 introduced us to some cool and flirty trends ― like paper bag waist pants and couch florals ― we’re eagerly awaiting what fun and fashionable things we can look forward to seeing on clothing racks in 2018. Anthropologie Berets were the “it” topper for fall runways in 2017, and it looks like it’s on the upswing for next year, too. And…

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Blockchains and health care: promising and moving quickly, though no silver bullet

T he buzz about opportunities for blockchains in the health care and pharmaceutical industries continues to ramp up. This technology can give us new tools to secure medical information, track pharmaceutical supply chains, and more. While blockchains have promise, they are not a panacea for health care. Make no mistake: We are excited about the opportunity to use blockchains in our industry. Earlier this year, we launched Elektra Labs, a venture backed by a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to develop a more secure system to share and verify health information. To build…

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Healthy lifestyle and exercise key to staving off alzheimer’s, study finds

A healthy lifestyle and regular exercise are key elements to battling alzheimer’s And it is never too late to start, say researchers who found that physical activity helps stimulate blood circulation in areas at risk in the front of the brain. “We understand that living with dementia poses many challenges to individuals and their families and the idea of improving their physical fitness may seem like an unachievable target,” said lead researcher Alice Hollamby, of University College London. “However, we encourage increased physical fitness in any way – even what…

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LG Signature Edition Debuts With Ceramic Build and Premium Price Tag

HIGHLIGHTS LG Signature Edition features a Zirconium Ceramic back Customers can have their names engraved on the back of the smartphone LG is developing only 300 Signature Edition units Following in the footsteps of Chinese vendors including OnePlus and Xiaomi, LG has unveiled the Signature Edition as its limited edition model exclusively for the customers in South Korea. The LG Signature Edition sports a Zirconium Ceramic-made shell that is touted to be scratch-proof and comes in Black and White colour options. Also, LG is providing an option to let customers have their names engraved…

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