Breakfast in Old Delhi: 7 Lip-Smacking Dishes to Kickstart Your Day

Old Delhi maybe intimidating because of the swarm of people that throng the narrow streets and the chaos that seems to be perpetual, but for those who are really passionate about food, it is the ultimate hub to savour the best of desiflavours. There are so many nooks and corners with legendary food stalls that making your way through the madness to sample mouthwatering delights once in awhile is definitely worthwhile. That too at old-time prices that allow you to feast like a king in under 500 Rupees. Where else can…

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10 dishes that you cannot escape at an Indian wedding

1. Scrumptious wedding affair! In India, a wedding is more than the holy union of two people. It is an opportunity to celebrate and indulge. For Indians, no celebration is complete without guests, music, dance, lights, dazzling clothes and the most important of all, loads and loads of scrumptious foods. For the guests too, the first thing that comes in the mind seeing an invitation card is the food. In fact, often the looks of the card is used in gauging the quality of food that is likely to be…

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The Mystery of the Do Pyaaza Dishes

One of the most common dishes from thesubcontinent, the Do Pyaaza is remarkably difficult to dig into. Of course, its flavours are irresistible and you don’t need to challenge your palate at all to immediately appreciate the caramelised sweetness of onions bunged in with meat and whole spices. However, it is when we begin to get into the history of the do pyaaza—or indeed trying to find a common recipe for this style of dishes—we begin to run into problems. Most of us who have eaten chicken, mutton or even paneer do pyaaza…

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Diwali Recipes: 9 Dishes from Popular Restaurants You Can Make at Home

Diwali is right around the corner and we are eagerly waiting to celebrate and gorge on some delicious food. The quintessential Diwali parties have already begun and people are busy merry making and attending to guests. But some of us may feel overwhelmed with all the planning and preparation that may go into making your home party a hit. A simple recipe for success is to make sure that you serve great food that will keep your guests happy and entertained. Good food can easily bring everyone together. To help…

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Tastes Gujarati Food in India: 5 Special Dishes That Make a Gujarati Thali Unique

Japan’s Prime Minster Shinzo Abe arrived in India along with his wife Akie Abe yesterday – 13thSeptember 2017, for a two-day visit during which he will be visiting the state of Gujarat. There has been a lot of talk about him being served a vegetarian ‘Gujarati Thali’ for dinner last night, which was organised specially by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for him at a beautiful and famous rooftop restaurant in Ahmedabad called Agashiye. The restaurant is particularly known for its splendid view of some heritage monuments in the city such as the…

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Celebrating Madras Week: 10 Wonderful Dishes from Tamil Nadu You Didn’t Know About

Tamil cuisine is full of surprises. You think you’ve tried it all but there will always be these hidden treasures waiting to be explored. Every regional food experience in India is like a valued inheritance, rich with traditionsthat has been passed on over generations. As we’re in midst of celebrating Madras Week (from August 20 to August 27; commemorating the founding of the city of Madras on August 22, 1639), we thought it was apt to bring to fore some forgotten or rather unknown dishes from Tamil Nadu that are equally delicious….

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Ganesha Chaturthi 2017: 10 Maharashtrian Dishes You Must Prepare During Vinayaka Chaturthi

The pandals are being set up, final touches are being done on idols of Ganpatiji and the celebrations are getting started! Yes, it is that time of the year when Lord Ganesh’s birth anniversary is celebrated with much grandeur. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will be starting on 25th August and ending on 5th September. The 10-day long festival commemorates Lord Ganesha’s birthday by following various colourful rituals along with grand treats. While the country celebrates this festival, Maharashtra does it on a much larger scale and with much vigour. The dishes…

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Let’s Go Bananas: 8 Sumptuous Malayali Dishes Made With Bananas

God’s own country, Kerala’s cuisine is no short of divine. Flavourful, experimental and enticing, there is no way you can step out of the sadya without licking your fingers. And one of the most intriguing facets of the cuisine of Kerala is its versatile use of bananas. Be it snacks, stews, jams, desserts or curries, bananas are a must on the signature banana leaf meal. Kerala’s fertile land allows a large scale cultivation of bananas and coconut. One can see several banana trees lined across farmland of thousands of hectares, and even courtyards outside local  house, and as…

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Gowd Saraswat Cuisine, Where Fish Dishes Hold a Special Place

There are a clutch of interesting legends and stories that are wrapped around the community of Gowd Saraswats, but perhaps the tale that is most relevant to us is the one that deals with how they started to eat fish. The story goes that the Gowd Saraswat Brahmins (GSB) lived a chaste, vegetarian existence until the Saraswati river dried up. “The inclusion of fish in the diet is not looked upon as non vegetarian,” write Annapoorna Nayak and Maya Shenoi, in the Gowd Saraswat Brahmin’s Cookbook . “Legend has it…

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These 12 mango dishes are total game changers

1. Here’s why mangoes are loved so much! The king of fruit, Mango is the best gift of summers to humankind. These fleshy, pulpy, juicy fruits have a fan following that pervades all age groups. Whether raw or ripe, made into pickles or dessert, Mangoes are versatile and oh so tasty! Rich in anti-oxidants, mangoes protect against colon, breast, blood and prostate cancers. This delicious fruit has high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C that help lower cholesterol levels, particularly the bad cholesterol. In fact just one cup of…

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