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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Indian Developer Apple Offered WWDC Scholarship to Won’t be Attending Because of Visa Woes

Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, is one of the big events on the technology calendar and it’s become a space where the company doesn’t just talk to developers anymore but also makes announcements that are of great interest to the general public. As part of the conference, Apple also invites student developers to participate and for WWDC 2017, one of the people invited was Harshil Shah, a computer engineering student at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology. For a young man like Shah, the opportunity to attend WWDC 2017, and…

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The Two Most Unique Indian Halwas You Will Only Find in Rampur

  Imagine dishes served in clay pots, lamb slow-cooked for hours, the magical aroma of whole spices and khada masalas and a burst of rich flavours. That’s the Rampuri cuisine for you – the quintessential ‘courtly cuisine’ of India where every recipe has been secretly preserved for centuries by the khansamas of the royal kitchens and where every dish has a story to tell. We got a taste of this lesser-known Mughlai cuisine, recently, when a group of cooks from the royal kitchens of Rampur were brought to the city for an ongoing…

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5 South Indian Regional Cuisines You Need to Try if You Haven’t Already

For many years, South Indian cuisine was often painted with the same brush. That’s changed across the country as a combination of evolved diners and a plethora of restaurant openings showcases the differences between the cuisines of major South Indian states. But anyone who has travelled for food in India will know that flavours and ingredients change almost every 100 kms. It’s the same in almost all parts of South India. Almost every state’s culinary specialities are in fact a medley of some very distinct regional cuisines that have been…

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Four startups that are helping Indian consumers make a lifestyle statement with their unique and quirky products

This article is sponsored by Haywards 5000 Hausla Buland Academy There are two main segments of consumers who dominate the Indian market today. The first loves mass manufactured products: that are in vogue, promises value for money when it comes to prices, and stays in sync with current trends. The second segment consists of those who want to create a distinct identity for themselves that reflects personal preferences, ethos, culture, aesthetics, and helps them make a style statement. This thirst for identity is reflected in their choice of everyday products and services….

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