What makes Yam (Suran) a magical vegetable for the human body

1. What is Yam? Whether you call it Zimikand, Elephant Foot Yam, Yam, Ole or Suran, this vegetable is known for its ‘itchy throat’ nature and probably that’s the reason it is not very popular. Regarded as a part of the compulsory Lakshmi Puja meal on Diwali in several part of India, Suran which is a variety of yam, grows under the soil in form of a tuber and is a powerhouse of nutrition. It has been a part of traditional Indian cooking since ages. Specially popular in Bangladesh, Bihar…

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10 breakfast items from around India that are a must-have

1. Must have Indian breakfast items Simply put, the thing about waking up early is that it’s not something anybody likes to do. That is unless we’re being offered food that we really like, rather love. A wise man once said, “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” Here are 10 dishes from all around India that will not only make your mouth water, they’ll also make you want to get out of bed because these dishes deserve your attention and bite! 2….

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11 dishes that you never knew can also be made in a slow cooker

1. The taste of slow cooking While slow cooking is avoided because of the lengthy time duration involved, there are professionals who recommend this cooking method over others for all good reasons. Chef Kunal Arolkar who runs a bakery shop says, “Slow cooking not only enriches the taste of the dish but also adds on to the colour because of the mild flame.” There are many conventional dishes that if cooked in a slow method can actually taste divine. Here’s a list of 11 dishes that are totally worth a…

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10 breakfast items from around India that are a must-have

1. Must have Indian breakfast items Simply put, the thing about waking up early is that it’s not something anybody likes to do. That is unless we’re being offered food that we really like, rather love. A wise man once said, “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” Here are 10 dishes from all around India that will not only make your mouth water, they’ll also make you want to get out of bed because these dishes deserve your attention and bite! 2….

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A Complete Guide To Making Perfect Burgers At Home

When it comes to burgers, the world’s your oyster; that’s why you can make anything, from avocado and bacon burgers to potato tikki burgers. No matter which burger floats your boat though, there’s something vividly satisfying about taking a bite of the moist meat, the salty cheese, the soft white bun, and the crisp-as-a-wafer lettuce leaf. One of North America’s most famous exports to the world, its very first mention appeared on a Delmonico’s menu in 1834, in New York. This wasn’t quite the burger we know today, but something quite similar….

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A Big Fan Of Kadha Prasad? Now Make Your Own Kadha Prasad At Home

If you love the kadha prasad served in gurudwaras, then you’ve come to the right place. The soft velvety halwa is believed to be as food blessed by the Guru. Rich in sugar and ghee, kadha prasad is immensely delicious and is undoubtedly difficult to resist on just one serving. The prasad is served out of the same bowl to everyone in equal proportions. As a sign of humility and respect, visitors accept the kadha prasad sitting, with hands raised and cupped. The prasad served in gurudwaras touches the soul as it is prepared with utmost dedication and devotion. Here is a…

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Lose weight in a month, simple diet and exercise tips for quick results

While fasting during Ramzan is primarily for a religious purpose, it’s also the perfect time to detox. If you’re wise about what you consume during sehri and iftaar, you can shed the extra kilos. Here’s how: Plan your sehri to keep you sustained “Recipes involving oats and wholegrain bread should be included in pre-dawn meal as they help stay full,” says Alka Lohia, nutrionist and dietician, 6 Meal, Delhi. “Consumption of caffeine should be avoided as it can lead to de hydration and longing for water.” Include proteins and complex…

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Grill these 9 foods to experience a different world of flavours

1. The art of grilling With the onset of the summer season, we have all the reason to eat light, as it makes the digestion easy and quick. And the best way to prepare light food is through ‘grilling’. While the classic grilled dishes are done to death, it’s time to explore something new, not just in terms of taste but also in terms of ingredients. Here’s the list of 9 food items that you never thought can be grilled. Try them to experience a different world of flavours. 2….

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Royal wedding fashion: Amal Clooney is a ray of sunshine in yellow Stella McCartney

Amal Clooney, you are our sunshine. Our fashion sunshine. (Photo: Gareth Fuller, AP) Even though she was on the Long Walk instead of a red carpet, Amal Clooney, fresh off the best-dressed list at the Met Gala, scored style points again at the royal wedding. She popped in a canary-yellow Stella McCartney dress with an asymmetrical train. And this being a royal wedding, of course, there was a matching hat involved: in her case, a wide-brimmed hat with a bit of yellow netting at the front. As for her husband, George sported a…

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3 ways cross-training could help you prep for a marathon

Race season is nearly upon us, and with huge events like the London marathon just around the corner there’s no doubt that thousands of people up and down the country are beginning to up their training routines in the hope of nailing a new PB in an upcoming event. However, whilst increasing your mileage in the run up (see what we did there?) to The Big Day will no doubt help increase your stamina and provide you with the sheer determination needed to finish a long-distance race, it might not be…

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