Fact Check: Foods Rich In Carbs Can Be Healthy Too, Here’s A List

If you think that eating foods rich in carbohydrates will make you gain weight, then you must think again. Many people now a days believe that eating carb-rich foods makes you put on kilos. For years, ‘carbohydrates’  have been unfairly blamed for all that excessive weight gain amongst young and old. The truth is that eating carbs is not bad at all; in fact they facilitate weight loss and may help you manage many lifestyle diseases. Surprised? Don’t  be, simply put, carbs act as a fuel for our body and…

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Here’s How You Can Caramelise Onions Like A Pro

That one dressing which is always there in our salads, without which the food seems incomplete – yes, it’s the onion, which we curse for making us all teary. Onion is widely consumed in Indian kitchens. Apart from satisfying our cravings for something crispy, it surprisingly turns out to be quite beneficial for our health as well as it has detoxifying properties, helps in digestion and boosts hair growth. To give onions a spin, some new inventions have come around over the years like the caramelised onions. If you’ve been…

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World No Tobacco Day 2018, here’s why you should switch to e-cigarettes

On World No Tobacco Day, experts from different parts of the world suggest that e-cigarette is the most practical option for smokers as it is less harmful and can reduce the health burden of smoking significantly. RN Sharan, a senior professor in the department of biochemistry at the North-Eastern Hill University in Shillong, who has been researching on cancer and its causes for many years now, says consuming electronic cigarettes reduces the risk of cancer by around 90-92 per cent compared to the conventional ones. “Cancer is caused by carcinogenic…

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Upma: Here’s All You Need To Know About The Traditional Indian Breakfast Dish

Just a few months ago, Shabana Azmi kept Twitter busy when she posted an image of a dish she sampled during a trip to Italy. She called it upma, the Twitterati largely disagreed saying she couldn’t tell the difference between upma and poha. We didn’t hear of this in most parts of south India where we love our upma, one of those dishes that truly belongs to the ‘any timers’ menu in any all-day diner. It works equally well for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between meals. With the cross pollination of cooking styles over…

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Here’s How You Can Make Tender Smoked Salmon At Home

There’s nothing quite as delicious as a plate of smoked salmon. It adds volumes of flavour to any dish it is added to, whether it is whipped into creamy scrambled eggs, curled onto a pizza, slivered into a quiche or frittata, or even just tossed into a salad. No wonder, smoked salmon is a fixture on restaurant menus and supermarket shelves. But suppose you could smoke your own salmon at home, with very little fuss, and no specialised equipment? In the story below, I offer a simple method of smoking salmon, a method that…

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Here’s How You Can Make Banarasi Dum Aloo At Home

Indian food is rich in flavours. There is no denying the fact that it is prepared using a mélange of spices. There are a plethora of Indian dishes that have rich gravies and distinct taste. One such delicacy is Banarasi dum aloo. If you happen to be a potato lover, then this article is apt for you. This delicious main course dish is usually served with kachorior urad dal puri. Prepared in rich gravy of tomatoes, cashews and a variety of spices, these stuffed potatoes are then garnished with fresh cream and coriander. There are many variations…

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Here’s why white chocolate is different from brown chocolate

1. The origin Think of a low day at work and then the magic that one bite of dark chocolate that transformed your mood! Actually, the joy that we experience after having chocolate is real and science has proved it time and again. As we tried to trace the origin of this magical therapy, we got to know that chocolate was first introduced in the global market in Europe in the year 1550. And before that, it was restricted to the natives of Mexico and parts of Central and South…

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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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Do you know banana and pumpkin are berries and strawberry is not! Here’s why!

1. Why are bananas berries, but strawberry aren’t? Despite its name, strawberry isn’t a true berry. Its strange that so many fruits which actually have berry in their names are actually not berries. A berry is a simple fruit formed from one flower which has many seeds loosely embedded on the inside of the flesh. Scroll down to know more about foods that are technically berries: 2. Banana is a berry and a fruit Banana is both a berry and a fruit, which grows on large herbs and they are…

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