How to make a perfect puri

India is blessed with diversity in almost every aspect, food being the most obvious one. Here, festivals and celebration is incomplete without serving and eating rich food delicacies. When we think of merriment by way of food, one of the most loved preparations comes to mind – Poori! What may seem simple and basic at first glance actually encompasses an amazing variety. From plain poori to bharwan kachori, the special fried poori constitutes an integral part of every Indian festivity. And now, here’s a crash course to crack the art of…

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How social media is making luxury fashion available to everyone

A number of shows at London Fashion Week trialled a system where clothes are made available for sale immediately after appearing on the catwalk. Gigi Hadid modelled the outfits she’d collaborated on with designer Tommy Hilfiger in Camden. The brand is one of five which used the “see now, buy now” model. It’s a big change for high fashion brands. They typically take six months to make collections available to buy but social media’s shifted all that. Image captionBella Hadid also walked the Hilfiger show, which was heavy with American…

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How to Tell if Your Fish is Fresh: 5 Tips to Remember

Fish is delicate and lovely and can be easily transformed into so many dishes. Be it a fragrant fish curry or crisp fried fish fry, it is a wonderful ingredient to experiment with. But a lot of people shy away from cooking it considering it to be challenging. While it’s true that cooking fish does require some amount of skill, it is easy to attain it. The first step in cracking any recipe or dish is getting the best ingredients. There are some thumb rules that you need to follow while buying fish…

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How to Eat Oats for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Why not eat more of something that is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world? This gluten-free whole grain as all the essential nutrients that your body needs like fibre, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc and antioxidants. Eating oats for breakfast is known to help with weight lossbecause of its high fiber content that keeps you full and satisfied for longer. Perks of Eating Oats 1. They are incredibly nutritious since they contain lots of vitamins and minerals. 2. They are a great source of a type of…

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How to Divide Calories in Each Meal? We Help Deconstruct it For You!

When you consume a meal, you don’t really measure the amount of calories that go into it. It is imperative for the ones who are looking to shed those extra kilos through cutting down on their diet. Some prefer spreading their calorie intake across three meals a day, while others like to spread it across five meals a day, which may include snacking in the morning and evening. But do you know how many calories should really go into each meal of the day? Or how should you ideally divide it to…

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How to food-style like a pro

From the absurd (mermaid toast and cloud eggs) to the prosaic (weekend baking and fancy-restaurant food) all sort of food photographs find their way to our social media feeds. Work a little harder to make your own pictures wow-worthy. Food stylists give us a few tricks and a little advice. 1.Ask yourself why you’re shooting a dish Keep in mind whether you’re eating, cooking or feeding. “At a restaurant, food never comes through well, because of the mood lighting. So at the cost of looking rude to fellow diners, take…

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How to Make Brown Bread at Home

It is hard to imagine starting the morning without a crisp toast, slathered with butter or cheese spread, and a fluffy omelette on the side. Bread is very much a part of the Indian kitchen though its origin directs to the West. While white breads have graced our breakfast table for years, it is now time to make way for more wholesome and healthier variants like brown bread and multi-grain. If you are done with store brought breads, being mindful about reports on chemicalsbeing used in baking breads, you can put on the baker’s hat yourself and…

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Count Your Calories: Here’s How Your Average Indian Lunch Thali Features On The Calorie Chart

One of the thumb rules for weight loss is to keep a track on your calorie intake. If you are on a weight reduction diet or are even remotely aware of the diet and fitness world, you may have heard the most common weight loss advice of burning calories is to burn fat. Calorie is a unit of measurement indicating the amount of energy released when the body breaks down (digests and absorbs) food. As the food breaks down and is digested, it releases calories. When it releases more calories than needed…

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How to cook the perfect risotto nero

Risotto al nero di seppia is a Venetian classic that combines two of La Serenissima’s favourite ingredients: rice and seafood from the lagoon. The ink – generally harvested from the more generously supplied cuttlefish than the squid that is often preferred in English versions – gives the rice a creamy, distinctly maritime richness that pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the cephalopod. The dish’s wider popularity is, I suspect, as much down to its striking appearance as its lovely flavour: few chefs can resist the temptation of a jet-black canvas for their…

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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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