Diwali Recipes: 9 Dishes from Popular Restaurants You Can Make at Home

Diwali is right around the corner and we are eagerly waiting to celebrate and gorge on some delicious food. The quintessential Diwali parties have already begun and people are busy merry making and attending to guests. But some of us may feel overwhelmed with all the planning and preparation that may go into making your home party a hit. A simple recipe for success is to make sure that you serve great food that will keep your guests happy and entertained. Good food can easily bring everyone together. To help…

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11 Most Popular Mutton Curries Across India: From Rogan Josh to Korma

Among the different kinds of meat dishes across India, mutton preparations have always garnered a bigger fan following. The red meat when cooked carefully results in a buttery and tender treat, the flavour of which blends delightfully well with the myriad spices that go into its preparation. No wonder then it’s regarded as a prime delicacy, and reserved for special occasions, festivals and get-togethers. In some cultures, it is even taken as an offense if one is invited for a meal and not served a mutton curry regardless of the other dishes…

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: 10 Popular Bhog to Offer to Lord Ganesha During the Festival

  The 10-day long extravaganza is here. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most widely celebrated festivals across the subcontinent, especially in Maharashtra and Karnataka. Ganesh Chaturthi kickstarted with much fervour on the 25th August 2017, and the festival will go on till 5th September. Devotees have already brought home beautifully sculpted and painted Ganesha idols. Pandals are also set with grand idols of the deity. Sweet shops have lined their counters with delicious variety of modaks, barfis and ladoos. For the next 10 days, devotees will shower their beloved deity with flowers, prasad, bhog,…

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Chow Chow Bhath: Karnataka’s Popular Meal Combo You Need to Try

If there’s one thing you can take for granted in Bengaluru, it’s how almost every dish at the city’s traditional eateries is served piping hot. ‘Bisi’ is the Kannada word for hot and it’s the prefix in the region’s favourite mixed rice – Bisi Bele Bhath. There’s another dish that’s usually served ‘bisi’, it’s one of my ‘go to’ breakfast or anytime dishes in the city – Chow Chow Bhath. It’s essentially two dishes brought together on a single platter. There’s the spicy Kara Bhath or Uppitu (or what is…

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DU admission 2017: Most popular courses in Arts stream

DU admission 2017: The University of Delhi is set to release the first cut off list for admission of first year students to its undergraduate courses on Friday. About 30,72,674  candidates have applied for more than 60 Delhi University courses this year from May 22 to June 12, 2017. Over the years, the university has seen a rise in applications for arts stream courses and BA programme took the lead this year with 1,40,619 applicants. The reason for the popularity of arts stream courses is due to there being no…

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London’s Victorian era pottery find unearths tale of how Indian food became popular in Britain

The crossrail project workers in London recently dug out an unusual collection of archaeological remains. Consisting more that 13,000 condiment and jam jars from the 19th century, the discovery is said to provide new insights into the history of British food, especially the external influences on it. As per the Museum of London Archaeology, this is the largest collection of pottery discovered from a single archaeological site in London. The site of the archaeological find was previously occupied by the Victorian era food manufacturing company Crosse and Blackwell. The company…

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10 Popular Bengali Sweets: Beyond Rasgulla and Sandesh

            If you want to truly fluster a Bengali, ask him or her about their favourite sweet? You might eventually be awarded with a response, but not before some serious frowns take over those eyebrows. It’s not an easy question to deal with. How can you pick one over another? But ask a Bengali to pick at least 10, and you’d get a happy grin. Leaving the quintessential Rasgulla, Sandesh and Mishti Doi aside, here’s my list of favourite 10: 1. Lobong Lotika Shaped to…

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