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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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 Goan Desserts You’d Love to Binge on the Next Time You Are in Goa

What’s the point of visiting a city without having to savour its local cuisine and drinks? Goan cuisine is something that is unmissable. It is largely influenced by Saraswat, Konkani, Portuguese, South Indian and British cuisine. Not only the local cuisine and drinks, but Goan desserts are known for their uniqueness and flavours. They may not be as popular as the Vindalooor seafood, but anyone’s who been to Goa would know that desserts here are no less sinful. The traditional desserts are popularly made during festivals in most Goan homes, so…

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What You Should Know About the Pro-Vegan Netflix Film ‘What the Health’

The recent pro-vegan Netflix documentary, What the Health, is under fire from nutrition experts. The film, which is co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn—the creators of another Netflix documentary, Cowspiracy—and co-produced by actor Joaquin Phoenix, is being criticized by some health professionals for exaggerating weak data and misrepresenting science to promote a diet that avoids all animal foods. TIME fact-checked the film. Here are four things that What the Health got wrong—and what it got right. No, eggs are not as bad for you as cigarettes The documentary claims that eating an egg a day is as bad for…

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10 Wonderful Cardamom Benefits You Should Definitely Know About

For all those who have been shying away from this wonderful spice, it’s time to embrace it and we’ll give you enough reasons to do so. Cardamom is an aromatic seed pod used in many Indian preparations such as a creamy kheer or a rich biryani. It lends a distinct aroma and a sweet flavour. which makes the dish almost intriguing. Not just this, cardamoms are also prized for their health benefits and healing qualities. According to Ayurveda Expert, Dr. Dhanvantri Tyagi, “Cardamom is often used as a flavouring agent and comes under the category…

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The Pixel and Pixel XL are finally on sale (and you get a free Daydream View, too)

Google’s rumored release of a Pixel 2 smartphone looks even more likely right now: The Google store has put the Pixel and Pixel XL on sale. (Typically, Google has only offered discounts on its phones after discontinuing them.) To further sweeten this deal, the search giant’s also throwing in a Daydream View mobile VR headset for free. Google has knocked $125 off the Pixel putting the price for the base model at $524, while the Pixel XL is $200 off for a starting price of $569. To get the Daydream View for free, you have…

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8 Traditional Snacks from Andhra Pradesh that You Will Want to Try this Monsoon

Andhra Pradesh is known for its traditionally spicy local cuisines. The inevitable use of a variety of indigenous spices and homemade spice mix makes it unique. Besides its meaty curries and biryani, it is also famous for its snacks. Snack-time is probably the best and you can make it better by trying something new. Here are eight exciting Andhra snacks to pair with a hot cup of tea. Dig in. 1. Pesarattu   Pesarattu is a dosa like preparation native to Andhra Pradesh. It is made with green gram and is eaten as a snack…

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What is Caviar and where can you use it to order food?

It’s everywhere, and it’s amazing. There are so many restaurants and cafes and places to choose from, but what’s even more amazing is that in many cities you can just order food from these joints and eat from the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is use an app like Caviar. It lets you order meals from popular local restaurants across the US. Here’s what you need to know about it. What is Caviar? Caviar is an on-demand food delivery startup owned by Square. It’s available…

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