6 Amazing Eateries in Hauz Khas Village You Must Try

It may be a ‘village’, but nothing about Hauz Khas village (or HKV as the trendy youngsters of Delhi call it) is short of extravagant, classy and posh. With the ancient Hauz Khas fort at one end and urban eateries and high end boutiques on the other, Hauz Khas Village is a spectrum worth experiencing. It is every bit worth the hype it has garnered over the years. One of the best features of Hauz Khas village are its cafes. Ever bustling with college going youth, families and senior citizens, these eateries at…

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What is Gondh? A Look at Its Health Benefits and Why You Must Include It In Your Winter Diet

Gondh or edible gum is widely used in dishing out nutritionally loaded preparations; one of its most popular uses in India is while preparing nourishing laddoos that are usually consumed by pregnant and lactating women and by those recovering from an illness. Edible gum is usually sourced from plant gums, essentially derived from Middle Eastern legume or acacia plants. Alternatively known as Tragacanth or acacia gum, this natural gum is procured after drying the sap of a variety of gum-producing plants found in the Middle East and parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and…

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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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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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Ganesha Chaturthi 2017: 10 Maharashtrian Dishes You Must Prepare During Vinayaka Chaturthi

The pandals are being set up, final touches are being done on idols of Ganpatiji and the celebrations are getting started! Yes, it is that time of the year when Lord Ganesh’s birth anniversary is celebrated with much grandeur. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will be starting on 25th August and ending on 5th September. The 10-day long festival commemorates Lord Ganesha’s birthday by following various colourful rituals along with grand treats. While the country celebrates this festival, Maharashtra does it on a much larger scale and with much vigour. The dishes…

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8 Lip-Smacking Keema Recipes That You Must Try

Keema is a traditional meat delicacy popular across the Indian subcontinent. The word ‘Keema’ is believed to have been borrowed from the Turkish word ‘Kıyma’, which means minced meat. Keema  was a popular breakfast staple in the Awadhi cuisine during medieval India. It was an age when the royal families took their culinary affairs almost  as seriously as their administration. The khansamas (royal cooks) of  several Mughal rulers and Nawabs, invented many keema delicacies to please their beloved king and the royal appetite of the court. One of the most…

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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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6 Interesting Shawarma Places You Must Try In Mumbai

While Mumbai swears by its Vada Pav, Ragda Patties, and Bhel Puri, one can’t deny the strong influences from the neighboring countries on its palette. Chinese cuisine has for long held its own amidst the extensive range of desi favourites, as well as Middle East food, which has its loyal fan following. One such delight is the Shawarma. Call it a distant cousin of Kathi roll or a Frankie, but this Lebanese wrap of pita bread or Khubz, stuffed with generous filling of well-grilled meat, cucumber and tomatoes, and served with mayonnaise and sometimes fries is one…

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8 summer superfoods you MUST include in your diet

1. Must have foods in summers Summer, especially in India is not only scorching but dehydrating too, which makes it very important to maintain a well-balanced diet with the right kind of food. Below is the list of some superfoods recommended by Celebrity Nutritionist and Dietician Manisha Mehta that must be incorporated into the diet in summers to ‘cool off’ the heat. 2. Mint These leaves contain good amounts of iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and magnesium. So this should be added to your list of summer must-haves. 3….

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10 super easy egg recipes you must try now!

Egg is that versatile ingredient that adds magic to any dish. In fact, now it has been scientifically proved that if you breakfast on eggs, you are more likely to lose weight because egg not just fires up the metabolism but also keeps you satisfied for long. Egg based recipes are easy to make and are less time consuming. One egg is a nutrition packed tiny little ball and if you add a little roasted ragi or some powdered oats in your omelette, your complete meal is ready. Egg also…

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