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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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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The many faces of Kheer: Think the famous rice pudding is an Indian invention? You will be surprised!

Have you ever wondered what is it about kheer that makes it such an endearing sweet dish? Aside the fact that almost anyone can make it, what really works in favour of this ancient sweet dish – which even Ayurveda recommends in its list of happy food for good health – is that it is an extremely versatile dish. You can make a kheer out of most of the fruits and vegetables known to the culinary world – from the famous apple kheer to bottle gourd to jackfruit and even almond that…

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Mulligatawny Soup: How Soup Met Rasam and Became a Favourite Anglo Indian Dish

Soups are comfort food, especially during monsoons. The nourishing nature of soups, cooked with the goodness of spices, herbs, vegetables and meats, acts as a shield against various infections. There are countless variations of soups that are a part of Indian culinary repertoire. However, India boasts of this ‘English’ yet Tamilian soup with an uncanny past – the Mulligatawny Soup. A hybrid of soup and rasam, it makes for a very popular starter in many fine dining restaurants across the country and around the world. Mulligatawny is a Tamil word…

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11 Ingenious Grilling Hacks for Indian Tikkas You Would Want to Know

Monsoons not only bring respite from the sweltering heat, but also give us the perfect weather to enjoy some sinful food. It’s an ideal weather to dig into some hot-off-the-barbecue grilled items . The smoky flavor and charred texture can easily get you addicted. Celebrity Chef Sadaf Hussain, Contestant of MasterChef India 2016, tells us that we must thank Babur for his fear of choking which probably lead to the creation of tikkas. He was so afraid of choking on the big pieces of chicken that he ordered his Punjabi cooks…

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Nagaland Food: A Beginner’s Guide to this Northeast Indian Cuisine

When it comes to food, there are so many endearing qualities about the Nagas. And I particularly love my Naga friends for many culinary reasons. In their company, one gets to eat really yummy food. Nagas are hospitable and they are known for their large heartedness. Land up in any Naga home – back in Nagaland or, in any metro cities where they are increasingly making a presence, they will manifest their hospitality on the table so much so that it’s hard to resist not over eating. They can cook a…

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Spice Mobility, Transsion Joint Venture to Revitalise Spice Brand for Indian Youth

Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, which owns the Tecno and Itel brands that recently made their way to the Indian market, on Thursday announced a joint venture with domestic mobile brand Spice Mobility. The venture, among other things, gives Transsion access to the Spice brand, which now has a new identity with a new logo. Transsion and Spice Mobility will be launching 10 devices – five smartphones and five feature phones – under the new Spice brand by the end of this year. The first batch of these will be launched starting the first half of…

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14 Indian Pancakes (Desi Pancakes) We Are Sure You Would Love to Devour

Talk about pancakes, all you can think of those crepes loaded with rich, creamy sauces and syrups. Pancakes are thin, flat, round bread-like delights especially eaten during breakfast or evening as tea time snacks. Come to think of it, India has innumerable varieties of pancakes spread across different regions in the country. Considering our special love for them, we list some of the most exquisite Indian pancakes that you would hate to miss out on. Read on! 1. Besan ka Cheela Besan ka Cheela or Besan Chilla is one of the most popular…

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15 desi Indian sweets you can try at home

1. Sweet indulgence! India is known for its delectable desserts. Popularly called Mithai, we have a rich heritage of traditional sweets that are made in desi ghee or clarified butter (Gulab Jamun, Ghevar, Balushahi, Imarti, Jalebi), baked ( Orissa’s special Chhana Podo), made with mawa like( Burfi, Milk Cake), chhana or paneer based sweets(Sandesh, Chanar Jilipi, Chhana Murki) and lentil, flour, fruits and veggie based (Ghiya Burfi, Carrot Burfi, Besan Laddu, Atta Pinni). We have inherited these sweets from the Khansamas who churned out delicacies in the royal kitchens and…

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11 snacks that you have to endure if you are an Indian guest

1. Indian guests, beware! Almost all of us have gone through the ordeal of being a guest. We call it an ordeal because irrespective of the fact that you might be watching your weight, are a diabetic, have gluten allergy or have a thing against sweets, you are bound to be goaded with those typical snacks which are offered to almost every guest that comes visiting an Indian family. If the guest refuses to oblige by gorging on the booty on the table, it is dexterously transferred to air-tight containers…

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