What is the difference between cookies and biscuits

1. An overview After a tiring day at work, relishing masala tea or coffee on the terrace of the house along with your favourite biscuit or cookie is the real bliss. But, while you enjoy the flavours, have you ever thought what the real difference between biscuits and cookies is? Often shaped as discs, the two celebrated snack items (also used in desserts) are actually different in terms of texture, ingredients and much more. Let’s find out. 2. What is a cookie? Cookie is an American English name, which was…

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Love Kathi Rolls And Frankie? Read On To Know The Difference Between The Two

Aren’t kathi rolls and frankies the best thing to have happened to the grab and go generation of ours? Easy-to-eat, loaded and ever-so-delightful, both of these rolls are the perfect pick for those who are in a rush, or are simply lazy but love their meals to be convenient and of course, yummy! Kathis and frankies have ruled desi hearts, much before the advent of burgers in the Indian food scene and continue to be a hit still. Good, greasy and decadent, these rolls could often be confused for one another, but…

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What’s the difference between kebab and shawarma

1. Do you know? Who does not love Shawarmas and Kebabs? The are loved by people across the world. But are both the same or different? Is a kebab the same as shawarma? It becomes hard to differentiate between a kebab and shawarma because of their similar aromas and tastes. Now the question is, what’s the difference? Here are some interesting differences between the two, which will also help you find out which is a healthier option. 2. Different preparations Kebab is a combination of ground meat, flour or bread…

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What is the Difference Between Khakra And Fafda

Gujarat is famous for its snacks and breakfast recipes across the country. Yummy snacks such as chakri, khakra, ganthia, khandavi, dhokhla, fafda and sev are enjoyed outside the state as much as they are loved by locals. Khakhra is one such popular Gujarati snack. Thin, crispy sheets, infused with desi flavours, khakhra has become a quick snack option for those looking for regional flavours. It is easy to carry, light and comes in a variety of flavours. However, people often confuse a khakhra with another Gujarati snack called fafda. Let us tell you…

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What’s the difference between Tomato Sauce and Ketchup

1. An overview When it comes to ‘sauce’ and ‘ketchup’, we often consider them the same, but actually, they are not. If we go by the food historians ketchup is a sauce. Ketchup word originated from Chinese koechiap meaning ‘brine of fish’, or generally mentioned as ‘spicy sauce’; the word sauce is derived from Latin word salsas that means ‘salted’. According to historians, the sauce was actually invented for many reasons. It served the purpose of a cooking medium and was looked as a meat tenderizer and had the capability…

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What’s the difference between Cabbage and Lettuce?

1. Which is healthier? Are you also among those who think lettuce and cabbage are the two names of the same vegetable? Although they look similar, cabbage and lettuce are quite different from each other. The term “lettuce” comes from a Latin word ‘lac’ meaning “milk” and the word cabbage is derived from the term “Normanno-Picard caboche”, which means ‘head’. Lettuce and Cabbage come from different plant species. Lettuce traces its origin to the Lactusa or Asteraceae family, on the other hand Cabbage belongs to the Brassica plant family.Cabbage consists…

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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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Mexican Versus Tex-Mex Food: What’s the Difference?

As a student in dank, chilly London, I lived on a (mostly) unvarying diet of cheap fish and chips, and care packages from home. It helped that I lived in what was then, a rather dodgy (and hence cheap) part of London. But once a month, the (metaphorical) skies would clear, and my friend and I would trudge down to glorious Greenwich, which was home to beautiful museums, shops and the sweeping grounds of Greenwich Park. We would walk around the borough, and then settle in for lunch at the…

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What’s the Difference Between Vegan and Vegetarian?

Just when we thought vegetarianism was starting to be the next ‘in-trend’ thing, came the concept of vegan. With the current wave to switch to a healthier lifestyle and diet, millions of people across the globe are adopting not just vegetarian but also the vegan way of life. So what really are vegans? Vegans are vegetarians but with more diet restrictions, particularly in terms of consuming animal products. But there’s more to it. So let’s look at the differences between vegetarian and vegan – Vegans Are Vegetarian But a Lot…

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World Cuisine: Know the Difference Between Continental Food and Oriental Food

Different cuisines prepared in different regions across the world have stories to tell about its place, tradition and culture. From Chinese to Continental, Lebanese to Japanese and Indian, all of them have a taste of their own. We all love to savour delicacies from around the world, especially since they are easily available in India now. However, there’s always been a confusion between continental and oriental food, generally mistaken as one kind. According to Chef Irfan Pabaney from The Sassy Spoon, Mumbai, “the major difference between these two kinds of…

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