Bombay Chappati Sandwich: The Easy Cheesy Desi Treat

We hate wasting our food. In some form of the other, to whatever extent possible, we try making the most of our leftovers. India has given the world of food some of the most ingenious ways out of waste. For instance, take the case of ‘chenna’, the crumbly, feather-light substance derived out of curdled milk, which brought about a revolution in Bengali confectionary. Shahi Tukda, the Mughlai culinary masterpiece that made use of left over breads to come up with a melt-in-the-mouth delicacy. One such delicious dish making use of left over chapatis and common…

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Bengali Deviled Eggs or Dimer Devil, an Absolute Treat for Meat Lovers

With Durga Puja right round the corner, food lovers are already gearing up for their favourite puja feasting while hopping different pandals in their city. Bengali cuisineneeds no introduction as there are various Bengali eateries that have been providing a delectable range of delicacies to the residents for years. From Luchi-Kosha Mangshoand Bhapa Ilish to Mutton Chops, Mishti Doi, Puchka, Fish Kabiraji and other treats, there are many delicious dishes to savour to one’s heart content. And one such all-time popular snack that is available not just during the puja season but all-year around is Deviled Egg or Dimer…

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How Loryn Nalic Fell in Love with Bosnian Food — and Founded Balkan Treat Box

Loryn Nalic, chef and owner of Balkan Treat Box (314-667-9926; www.balkantreatbox.com), thanks her lucky stars that she learned how to cook at such a young age — it got her out of trouble with her parents. “I wasn’t the best student, so when I got my report card, I would play restaurant for my parents,” Nalic recalls. “I’d turn the whole house into a restaurant — cook dinner, put out flowers, dim the lights, everything. Food was always something I used to get myself out of situations.” For Nalic, though, food wasn’t just a…

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10 Juices That Are Good to Treat Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common stomach problems where people face irregular bowel movements and it creates digestive issues in the stomach. Your stool or feces tend to become hard and it becomes difficult to pass. The common symptoms of constipation include fewer bowel movements, trouble passing stool, swollen belly or abdominal pain. The good news is that some home remedies can help relieve constipation easily. During the summer season, natural and homemade juices can be of great help. Nutritionist Dr. Simran Saini from Fortis Hospital in New Delhi suggests the…

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This Commonly Used Blood Pressure Drug May Help Treat Skin Cancer

According to the World Health Organisation, the incidence of skin cancers has been increasingly rising. Both melanoma and non-melanoma types have been on the rise over the past decades. Statistics estimate close to 3 million non-melanoma global cases of skin cancers and 132,000 cases of melanoma skin cancers every year. More and more people are becoming susceptible to skin cancer owing to the rapidly depleting ozone levels. Experts from Western University of Health Sciences, US have found a novel possibility to treat skin cancer. A drug called carvedilol showed some…

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Landmark chronic fatigue trial could treat two-thirds

A therapy that successfully treats two-thirds of children with chronic fatigue syndrome is being trialled for NHS use. The disease affects one in 50 children, leading to mental health problems and missing school. “If anyone has done a cross-country [run] or a marathon – that is how it feels all the time,” said Jessica, 14. The trial, on 734 children, will use intensive online therapy sessions to adjust sleeping habits and activity levels. It also uses a form of behavioural therapy to help children with the disease adapt the way…

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This Diwali, give your eyes a visual treat with these gadgets

Be it a streaming dongle or a 4k panel, look beyond the mundane smartphones and wearables and gift your loved ones a visual treat. Google Chromecast: A perfect gift for those who love to sit back and binge-watch their favourite shows with a tub of popcorn. Watching shows on Netflix and similar apps can get grander with this circular dongle, which can be plugged into a TV’s HDMI port (and USB port for power) to stream ad free content seamlessly. Once paired, tapping the cast button throws content onto the…

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Load up on Mangosteen: What Makes this Tropical Fruit Such a Treat?

            Titled as the “queen of tropical fruits” around 1903 by David Fairchild, an American plant explorer and botanist, and later in his 1930-book Exploring for Plants, the delicious purple mangosteen has been known by that name since. And it’s not called so without reason. The beautiful sweet and tart pulpy segments, encased in a deep purple cover, can get quite addictive if you like the taste. The shell is soft when you harvest the fruit, and it’s easier to break it with one’s hands,…

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