How to Make a Sinful Fruit Trifle, the Showstopper Dessert

No celebration is complete without relishing a sinful dessert to add to the sweetness. Be it a bowl of ice cream, a ghee-soaked ladoo, gulab jamun or chocolate cake, desserts always occupy a special place on the dining table. It may be the last course of the meal, but one which is most cherished by all. One such dessert that has always been a showstopper in family feasts or community get-togethers is the trifle. The English trifle made its way to India during the colonial rule and has remained a favourite ever since. What makes it such a…

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Feni: The Famous Cashew Fruit Liquor from Goa You Must try

It wouldn’t be wrong to deem the thriving party capital of the country – Goa – as one of country’s richest culinary hotspots too. An erstwhile Portuguese colony, Goa has successfully managed to retain its vintage charm through its local customs and food. And one such Portuguese contribution to the beverages of the subcontinent is Feni. Food historian KT Acharya in his book, A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food, describes Feni as the “Distilled liquour with a distinctive flavour developed in Goa by Catholic monks from the red ‘fruit’of the…

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10 Versatile Ways Bananas Can be Used Apart from just Eating as a Fruit

Fruits make such an inevitable part of our lives, especially because of their innumerable benefits and of course different flavours. These seasonal delights can be relished in numerous ways, with each region in the country having their own exclusive recipes. One such fruit is banana that can be used in more ways than just one. From its leaves to the stem, flower to its peels, each and every part has a different story to tell. Eating a banana itself has so many health benefits to offer; it acts as a…

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Load up on Mangosteen: What Makes this Tropical Fruit Such a Treat?

            Titled as the “queen of tropical fruits” around 1903 by David Fairchild, an American plant explorer and botanist, and later in his 1930-book Exploring for Plants, the delicious purple mangosteen has been known by that name since. And it’s not called so without reason. The beautiful sweet and tart pulpy segments, encased in a deep purple cover, can get quite addictive if you like the taste. The shell is soft when you harvest the fruit, and it’s easier to break it with one’s hands,…

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