Punjab’s flavours resonate at ‘Pind da swad’ food fest

Interesting, because it came in a glass lined with cucumber slices and contained finely pounded Hajmola, chaat masala, lime juice and cucumber cubes that set the taste buds tingling and was the perfect accompaniment for the lamb chop.   Biting into a “tandoori meat da chap” at the “Pind da swad” food festival at the Leela Ambience here was akin to being transported to the land of the five rivers; such were the flavours that came through. “I grind the masalas myself and marinate the chops for 12 hours before…

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Food for comfort: Permutations and combinations

Fish and chips, roast and potatoes, eggs and toast, paratha and pickle…. the list is deliciously long Some menu combinations get hardwired into our memories and preferences. Or sometimes into permanent dislikes. But even if disliked, they are redolent of childhood and one’s parents’ home. One of my pet dislikes is keema matar — minced mutton cooked with green peas. I can hear a groan of horror because I think I’m in a minority of one person in the world who abhors the dish. Give me aloo keema, gobhi keema,…

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6 reasons why you must try insanely delicious African street food Bunny Chow

1. An overview If you really want to see a live example of the saying ‘’Sharing is Caring’’, then you should try Bunny Chow. Often referred to as a bunny, it is the most iconic Durban (South Africa), street food that is at heart a communal, working-class dish and is meant to be shared with another person. It is basically a hollowed out loaf of bread, which is filled with curry. It is believed that the root of this dish is strongly entrenched in India. The story goes that many…

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5 Tasty Dishes You Can Prepare Using Leftover Food

of having same dish again and again. Leftovers like idlis, chapatis, bread etc. can be used to prepare breakfast, that too with less planning and effort. Read on to know more about them. 1. Masala Idli Made From: Leftover Idlis/Leftover Dosa Batter If you have leftover idlis from yesterday’s dinner, then transform them into spiced bite-sized delights. All you have to do is to cut them into four halves and pan-fry with a melange of spices. This easy-to-make snack cum breakfast is tossed with chillis, onions and tomatoes, and is sure to tantalise your taste buds in just no time….

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Here’s What The Ancient Practice Of Sprinkling Water Around Food Meant!

Our ancestors have left us with a trove of traditional practises that became an integral part of the Indian culture and were also considered healthy. However, somewhere we have forgotten these ancient practises that have a reason backing them. One of these practises includes sprinkling water in a circular fashion around their plate or banana leaf thrice. This practise is still prevalent in most parts of southern and northern India. While the common belief is that it is a method of seeking blessings from the deities. But, is this the only reason or is there…

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Here’s What The Ancient Practice Of Sprinkling Water Around Food Meant!

Our ancestors have left us with a trove of traditional practises that became an integral part of the Indian culture and were also considered healthy. However, somewhere we have forgotten these ancient practises that have a reason backing them. One of these practises includes sprinkling water in a circular fashion around their plate or banana leaf thrice. This practise is still prevalent in most parts of southern and northern India. While the common belief is that it is a method of seeking blessings from the deities. But, is this the only reason or is there…

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Companies Voluntarily Stopped Junk Food Ads On Children’s Channels: Centre

The government has said that there is no proposal at present to ban ads promoting junk food on TV NEW DELHI:  The government today said that there is no proposal at present to ban advertisements promoting junk food on television, after nine major food business companies decided not to advertise products with high fat on channels meant for children. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour that bodies like the Food and Beverage Alliance of India (FBIA) have already decided to…

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5 Easy Raw Food Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast supplies our body and brain with sufficient nutrients after a long gap of sleeping. Breakfasts must not be skipped at any cost as they hold a lot of importance in proper functioning of the body. Having a nutritious breakfast not only keeps the body and metabolism healthy but also aids weight loss by maintaining blood glucose levels. Making the right choice for breakfast can make a whole lot of difference to the entire day. If you don’t have sufficient time in the morning to cook yourself a breakfast, here’s…

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Ethiopian Food: Eaten With Hands Like A Sort Of Bohri Thaal

The day I told my friends I was travelling to Ethiopia is the day I learned that Ethiopian food is The Next Big Thing. “Oh my god, you’re going to Ethiopia!” they gushed. “The food is excellent! How lucky you are!” I thought this was remarkable in a country (and city) that hasn’t shown much interest in any sort of African cuisine at all. As far as I know, Mumbai has a couple of Nigerian restaurants, which are mostly patronised by visiting Nigerians, and that’s it. I also remember reading…

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Consumer Goods Firms Hope For More Focus On Food Processing Sector

Stimulus for ailing industries needs attention, Emami Group Jt Chairman R S Agarwal said. New Delhi: In the run up to budget, consumer goods companies are looking for a greater thrust on food processing sector to add value to the agricultural produce, increase in rural wages and reduction in taxes to leave more money in the hands of consumers. The FMCG companies have asked for more focus on the infrastructural development, small businesses and affordable housing as also incentives for setting up warehousing and cold chain facilities and efforts to…

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