Best Maharashtrian Breakfast in Mumbai: Don’t Miss These Street Corner Maushi Joints

I used to visit an office in Bandra East where I worked as a consultant a couple of years back. This was when I took my first steps towards being a freelance food-writer from being a ‘full time’ market researcher earlier. I used to go to the office twice a week. The high point of my day there was at 11 am when I would step down for a late morning snack, a sort of mini brunch. On most days, I would head to the stall of Mr Kamble, an…

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What’s On The Thela? 10 Winter Special Treats You Shouldn’t Miss!

The chill is in the air, you can smell the roasting of peanuts and popcorns from the nook and corners of your street. The wintery chill make us want to nibble on warming foods, thankfully the next door thela-wallah has all the goodies you are looking for. Selling an assortment of interesting snacking options ranging from murmura to gajak, from ajwain mathris to gur ladoos, these thelas can be found parked every afternoon near offices and metro stations. Recently, we happened to pass by a thela (push-cart) and what caught our attention were these locally made namkeens, gajaks, chips…

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Kolahpuri Thali: A Mouth-Watering Assortment of Veggies, Meat and Fish You Cannot Miss!

The brave warriors, mighty kingdoms and the many architectural and cultural marvels, Maharashtra’s pride Kolahpur stands tall and proud in the making of India’s most glorious history. As it is the case with every historical state in the country, Kolahpur too boasts of its own rich culinary gems that have caught the fancy of many food lovers from both home and abroad, across centuries. And, if you want a tryst of the true deal, you must try the robust and flavoursome Kolahpuri Thali. A Kolahpuri thali can be easily found in…

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Chapli Kebab: The Flat Minced Meat Marvel Is An Explosion of Flavours You Must Not Miss

A piping hot Roomali roti or paratha, paired with tender and moist kebabs accompanied with freshly cut onions and green chillies, that’s how a typical ‘nashta’ in every third Peshawari and Awadhi household looked like many years ago.  The decadent and wholesome ‘nashtas’ may have made way for slightly healthier breakfast options in the recent past but that has, in no way, affected the popularity of these smoky and succulent wonders in the subcontinent. Kebabs have had their own journey worthy of being told and savoured over generations; one such tale has been…

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9 Varanasi (Benaras) Street Foods that You Shouldn’t Miss

Street food is an essential part of the Indian culture and cuisine. There are a number of street foods from across the country that are famous, but nothing can beat the hot and crispy kachoris and samosas from Benaras or Varanasi. The holy city is situated on the banks of the river Ganges in the state of Uttar Pradeshand its food is defined by its culture and tradition. According to Chef Ashwani Kumar Singh from the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in Delhi, “The food of Benaras or Varanasi is influenced by its people. You will…

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Sharad Navratri 2017: 13 Best Navratri Deals at Top Restaurants Across Delhi-NCR You Shouldn’t Miss

Sharad Navratri 2017 has kick-started and there’s a lot of excitement in the air. There’s something about this time of the year that makes it more joyful. Durga puja pandals are up and restaurants are trying their best to please their patrons and even those who are fasting during Navratri with interesting menus. In addition to the pujas and offerings made to the deity, devotees also observe the ritualistic Navratri fasts to seek Goddess’ divine blessings. Some devotees fast for all the nine days and while others keep a pair of fasts at the…

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Food: Miss Lily’s Dubai IS the Caribbean

   THERE ARE MANY approximations of Caribbean culture to be sampled in the UAE. Be it a particular coffee chain, a few nightclub evenings and even a couple of locally based bands, any attempt at brining the beauty and vibrancy of the islands to the Middle East is to be encouraged. Though, if you’re looking for as close to the real deal as you can get – a veritable mini Jamaica in this case, right here in Dubai – Miss Lily’s is the only place to be. We don’t say…

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Planning to buy Miss Universe tickets? Prepare P8k to P50k

Planning to watch the Miss Universe coronation night in Manila next year? Better prepare your pockets and wallets as early as now. Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo on Monday said ticket-selling for the international beauty tilt in the Philippines in January 2017 will start on Dec. 20 through TicketNet. Teo said VIP tickets will cost around $1,000 or P50,000, while those for general admission will be sold at around $160 or P8,000. The Tourism chief said only 200 VIP tickets are available to the public as Miss Universe representatives will watch…

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The food our New to the Parish community miss the most

For Carlinhos Cruz, nothing tastes quite as good as a well-prepared dish of rice and beans. When the Brazilian musician arrived in Ireland five years ago, he would meet up with Brazilian friends to buy Tesco value kidney beans and cook them with rice. “We found a cheap, almost satisfactory replacement but now there are Brazilian shops which sell our beans and even our rice, Tio João being the favourite,” he says. “Rice and beans sounds simple and in fact it is: brown pinto beans cooked in a pressure cooker…

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News Alert! — Don’t Miss Monday’s NASA TV Livecast of New Discoveries on Jupiter’s Europa (VIEW)

“First, perhaps, it might be best to understand why anyone would want to land on Europa at all. Europa – the second of Jupiter’s four large satellites – is clearly a special place,” says Caltech’s Mike Brown, the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy. “Ever since the time of the Galileo spacecraft nearly 2 decades ago, we have recognized that Europa’s fresh icy surface, covered with cracks and ridges and transform faults, is the external signature of a vast internal salty ocean. NASA will announce new findings about…

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