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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Warm Your Tummy This Winter With These 5 Special Comfort Food Recipes

Break-ups, fights, terminations and losing a loved one are events which do not have a season. And guess what’s common in all of them and other similar situations? Grief. Nah! Just kidding, it’s comfort food people! It always is. You know when you are sad or angry, all you need is food and not just any kind of food, comfort food. Comfort foods have a way of soothing any stressed soul like nothing else can. For some it may be a tub of ice-cream, for others it could be homemade rajma-chawal….

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Herbs for Detoxification: Cleanse Your Body from Within

When was the last time you detoxed? If you have been planning to go on a detox diet or cleanse your system by eating light, now is the right time. With the change in season, the body is usually more susceptible to infections and diseases as our immunity is low. Following a controlled diet and including lighter foods can help a great deal in detoxification of the system from impurities. Did you know that herbs are among one of the most effective home remedies for detoxification or boosting digestion? They are loaded with essential…

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Senior citizens, beware: Ageing can delay your perception of falls

Delay in perception of falls is part of getting older which thereby increases the risk of injury or death in seniors, says a recent study. The findings will help shape the development of wearable fall prevention technology and allow clinicians to more accurately identify at-risk individuals. “Falling threatens one’s survival,” said Michael Barnett-Cowan, a kinesiology professor at Waterloo and senior author on the study. “When the nervous system’s ability to detect a fall and compensate with protective reflexes diminishes, the risk of injury or death increases significantly. “Age and associated…

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Catering Ideas to Make Your Diwali House Parties in Mumbai Memorable

Soon after I moved to Mumbai twenty years back, I realized that Diwali is to Mumbai what Durga Pujo is to Kolkata. Offices in Mumbai give the longest break of the year at this time as they combine Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Gujarati New Year and sometimes add a day or two bring in the weekend too. This is time to distribute bakshish, bonus and dry fruits too. With time I made lots of friends in Mumbai and then came across a Diwali phenomenon that I was not familiar in the Kolkata that I had…

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Karwa Chauth 2017: Why You Shouldn’t Break Your Fast with Fried Foods and Caffeinated Drinks

Karwa Chauth is just around the corner and many Indian married women are gearing up to observe a nirjala fast to bless their husbands with a long and prosperous life. Karva Chauth will be celebrated on 8th October 2017. On this day, women wake up early morning before sunrise to feast on their sargi received by their mothers-in-law and then keep a nirjala fast throughout the day. It has been observed that woman often break their fast with a grand feast and lots of delicious food. This may include heavy dishes, fried foods or caffeinated beverages to make…

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5 Ways to Give Your Vrat Wale Aloo an Interesting Spin

Aloo is one of the simplest dishes to prepare. But since you are off a lot of ingredients, during these fasts and have limited options, having the same dishes day in and day out can become a bit monotonous. Here’s a way out. It takes little effort to turn the same vrat wale aloo into an interesting dish with new flavours. Let us show you how. Here are five genius ways to transform your favourite vrat wale aloo into something new and flavourful each time. Chef Manjusha Sinha was organizes cooking class in Gurugram suggest…

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You Can Cook Chicken Alfredo (From Start To Finish) In Your Slow Cooker

If you’re a fan of Delish, you know very well that we are OBSESSED with alfredo. We cook (and eat) it like it’s our job … which it kind of is. It’s also our responsibility to continually update you with easier, better ways to cook your fave foods, so when we heard you could make the kind of alfredo that’d make nonna proud, all in a slow cooker, we had to try it. To be clear, making alfredo sauce on the stovetop isn’t hard. You’re usually just melting butter in heavy cream…

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How to Tell if Your Fish is Fresh: 5 Tips to Remember

Fish is delicate and lovely and can be easily transformed into so many dishes. Be it a fragrant fish curry or crisp fried fish fry, it is a wonderful ingredient to experiment with. But a lot of people shy away from cooking it considering it to be challenging. While it’s true that cooking fish does require some amount of skill, it is easy to attain it. The first step in cracking any recipe or dish is getting the best ingredients. There are some thumb rules that you need to follow while buying fish…

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5 Ways to Give Your Vrat Wale Aloo an Interesting Spin

If you are fasting during the Navratri 2017 fasts, you would know that vrat wale aloo is one of the simplest dishes to prepare. But since you are off a lot of ingredient, during these fasts and have limited options, having the same dishes day in and day out can become a bit monotonous. Here’s a way out. It takes little effort to turn the same vrat wale aloo into an interesting dish with new flavours. Let us show you how. Here are five genius ways to transform your favourite vrat wale aloo into something new and…

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