Revealed! Jalebi is not Indian!

1. An overview! During the childhood, celebrating Republic Day and Independence Day was all about relishing a platter full of hot and crispy Jalebis with some chilled Rabri on the top. While celebrating the day of being a proud Indian we never knew that Jalebi that is an inseparable part of the national festival is actually not Indian. Shocked! Yes, you heard us right. Our very own crispy, hot and sweet jalebi is unfortunately not Indian in origin. Read below to know the history of jalebi and its diversified faces….

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10 Indian foods that taste super-delicious when eaten stale

1. Meals that taste better the next day! While we all know that food tastes best when eaten fresh and also that fresh food has the greatest amount of nutrition, there still are some dishes that taste amazing when eaten the next day. While there indeed is a depletion in nutrition content of foods, some of them can be stored in refrigerator for 2-3 days. You will be surprised to know that your favourite saag (best enjoyed with a makki ki roti) can be stored for a period of 4-5 days in an…

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6 desi foods that perfectly represent Indian culture

1. Foodistan India’s diversity can be easily justified on different scales, be it the language, dressing sense, festivals or food. The diversity of Indian states is also represented by the regional food of that place. Food is the strongest thread that holds this country together and the foodie inside us can’t thank our stars enough that we are born in India, which is the land of one of the yummiest cuisines in the world. Despite the massive cultural diversity, there are certain dishes that are prepared pan India, though with…

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Up and Above: French chef Claude Bosi on marrying Indian ingredients with French techniques

Though he never helped out his parents at the bistro they ran in Lyon, for the now two Michelin starred chef Claude Bosi, picking cooking as his profession came easy. “I’ve grown up around this life and food came naturally to me,” says Bosi, cutting an imposing figure seated at Indian Accent at The Lodhi in Delhi. Visiting the capital to kick-off the Upstairs section at the swish restaurant, the French chef, accompanied by his team from the famed Bibendum — established in 1987 in the Michelin House in London…

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Malpua: The Sweet Indian Pancake Dish Which Has Been India’s Winter Obsession For Over 3000 Years

There is something about winters and the winter-spring cusps that automatically tends us towards desserts. As Indians, we are spoilt for choices too. From gajar ka halwa to the wholesome moong dal ka halwa or the chewy pinni or the decadent patishapta, there is so much to pick and choose, and we are not complaining. Malpua is one such winter-spring treat we can never say no to. Malpua is an Indian pancake-like-dessert which is made of rice flour in oodles of ghee and sugar syrup. The traditional sweet has been a festive staple since eons. For the…

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10 Delectable South Indian Recipes In Hindi

India boasts of a wide array of cuisines from all over the country; the mélange of spices makes them even more special. One such region, with a rich culinary heritage, is South India, which offers a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Each state proudly holds its own uniqueness and use of rare spices, which is why it is also known as the ‘land of spices’. With its five states, South Indian cuisine is extremely different from it North Indian counterpart and needless to say their cuisines are rooted in…

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10 dishes that you cannot escape at an Indian wedding

1. Scrumptious wedding affair! In India, a wedding is more than the holy union of two people. It is an opportunity to celebrate and indulge. For Indians, no celebration is complete without guests, music, dance, lights, dazzling clothes and the most important of all, loads and loads of scrumptious foods. For the guests too, the first thing that comes in the mind seeing an invitation card is the food. In fact, often the looks of the card is used in gauging the quality of food that is likely to be…

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6 Most Unhealthy Indian Street Foods You Must Avoid

Be it salty, greasy, spicy or sweet, there is no taste that our wide array of Indian street food can’t please. And let’s admit it, in the present nippy weather it becomes all the more tough to resist these mouthwatering temptations lined across every nook and cranny of your city, teasing you to indulge. To our good fortune, there are options galore! From Dahi Bhalla, kachoris and pakodas to momos. But before you binge into your favourite Indian street food, it is always good to know the larger impact it…

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Count Your Calories: Here’s How Your Average Indian Lunch Thali Features On The Calorie Chart

One of the thumb rules for weight loss is to keep a track on your calorie intake. If you are on a weight reduction diet or are even remotely aware of the diet and fitness world, you may have heard the most common weight loss advice of burning calories is to burn fat. Calorie is a unit of measurement indicating the amount of energy released when the body breaks down (digests and absorbs) food. As the food breaks down and is digested, it releases calories. When it releases more calories than needed…

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The many faces of Kheer: Think the famous rice pudding is an Indian invention? You will be surprised!

Have you ever wondered what is it about kheer that makes it such an endearing sweet dish? Aside the fact that almost anyone can make it, what really works in favour of this ancient sweet dish – which even Ayurveda recommends in its list of happy food for good health – is that it is an extremely versatile dish. You can make a kheer out of most of the fruits and vegetables known to the culinary world – from the famous apple kheer to bottle gourd to jackfruit and even almond that…

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