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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The Colour of The Yolk Tells You This About the Egg

Poached, deviled, fried, omelet, hard-boiled or par-boiled, cook it the way you like because an egg never fails to transform into a fantastic meal on your plate. Eggs form an essential part of our dietary preferences, both egg white and egg yolk boast of health promoting properties. Egg yolks, shunned by some for fear of being ‘ fattening’, are in fact an excellent source of protein. They contain vitamin D which is necessary for bones and teeth and other essential nutrients that help balance blood sugar levels, protect against heart…

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Baahubali Sandwich: Is This The Cheesiest Sandwich You Will Find in India? You Decide

Mumbai is famous for its variety of local street foods. From the vada pav and pav bhaji to the good old Bombay toasty, there’s a lot to love and explore. The Bombay toasty is in fact, a much loved snack with slices of juicy tomatoes and cucumbers slipped between crisp and toasted bread. You’ll find vendors in almost every nook and corner of the city selling this delicious treat. One such vendor in Mumbai is offering a sandwich which is unlike the Bombay toasty that you can gobble up in minutes. Bipin Big…

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Shahi Tukda: The Mughlai Bread Pudding We Can’t Get Enough of

In their reign lasting 400 odd years, Mughals gave India many an architectural, literary and cultural marvel. While the Mughal kings and aristocrats worked relentlessly to establish themselves in many areas related to music and arts, a glorious chapter of history was being written in their Royal kitchens too. From Boti kebabs to Galouti, from Awadhi Biryani to Kadhai Murg and Murg Shahi Korma, the culinary genius of the Mughal kitchens is a thing to celebrate. But there’s more to Mughal cooking than just their lavish meaty-fare. Prime example is the decadent,…

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Cooking with Winter Berries: 4 Ways to Make the Most of Them

Every time November comes around, I start getting excited about all the wintry produce that makes its way into my kitchen. There’s delicate, pearly ponkh, and sturdy sweet-fleshed yams. There’s mogri (rat-tail radish), and amba haldi, which looks and tastes like a cross between ginger, turmeric and mango. Fresh leafy greens such as sarson and bathua pile up in my vegetable crisper. My lovely Gujarati neighbour sends around a bowlful of homemade undhiyu. And yet, winter wouldn’t be winter without the profusion of berries that swell my shopping bag, every time I return from a visit…

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Winter Warmers: Do You Know The Difference Between Stew, Soup, Stock and Broths?

Winter is finally here and we can’t express the amount of delight we get out of curling up inside our blanket and slurping on some heartwarming soup. While the world of winter warmers may swing between broths, stews, chowder and soups, it is good to know what makes each one of them different from the other. But, why exactly should we take the pain to differentiate between them? Well, if you think there is a world of a difference between pilafs, biryani, fried rice and pulao, then trust us, this would be an equally enlightening…

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Here’s What the Most Famous Breakfasts from North East India Look Like

The North-Eastern part of India showcases a variety cultures and traditions and a lot of them are reflected in their cuisine and local eats. The regional dishes are a unique blend of flavours and colours and use some exotic ingredients like bamboo shoots, bhut jolokia, fresh fish and other local tubers and greens. The rich cuisine of the North Eastern states is much more than hot momos and spicy chutneys. Here’s how some of the most famous breakfast dishes from each of the beautiful North Eastern states of India look like. Someone rightly said that if you start you…

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10 Ingenious Tips To Make the Perfect Sarson Da Saag This Winter

Winter is here and so is the season of green vegetables; groceries are flooding with beautiful winter greens including bathua, cholai, sarso, methi and palakand we couldn’t be more excited. As we embrace the chilly winter, Punjabi special Sarso da Saag (Sarso ka Saag) lathered with a dollop of white butter along with Makke ki Roti will be our go-to meal during this time. Not only is this a healthy meal, but also makes for an ultimate winter comfort food. Sarson ka Saag is not an easy dish to prepare considering it takes lot of…

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iPhone X Has the Most Colour Accurate Display Ever Tested, Claims DisplayMate

HIGHLIGHTS DisplayMate claims ‘textbook perfect calibration’ on iPhone X The iPhone X has 22 percent larger aspect ratio than traditional ratio The front glass is claimed to be 50 percent stronger than previous models While Apple is busy improving the supply of the iPhone X, a new report by DisplayMate has emerged that praises the display technology of the new iPhone model. The display calibration and testing firm claims that the OLED-based Super Retina display of the iPhone X is the “most colour accurate” display. The report developed by DisplayMate President Dr. Raymond…

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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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