Is Saline Water Beneficial To Consume? How To Make It At Home

Salt makes for an essential nutrient and if consumed in an optimum amount, it has many benefits to offer. It is said that it is one of the best ways to detox our body. In fact, Ayurveda is said to have used salt water, or saline water, to cleanse stomach, intestines and colon, while repairing the damage that our diet has caused to the cells in our digestive tract. While there is no scientific explanation or study that has proved this theory, it has been a favourite solution that has…

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Are you on antidepressants? It is linked to higher risk of dementia

While anti-depressants can help mental health patients deal with depression, long-term use of certain anti-depressants could have serious side effects. A large study done by researchers from the University of East Anglia’s School of Health Science have linked use of antidepressants to dementia, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. Previous studies have shown that medications commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety may increase the risk of death by preventing multiple organs from functioning properly, and increase risk of bone disease.And among patients suffering from high blood pressure, antidepressants…

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Shrikhand: The Creamy And Flavourful Gujarati Dessert Is A Must-Have This Summer!

Let us take a moment and appreciate the value of curd in our lives, especially if you live in a typical Indian household. Curd’s role in the several sweet and savoury preparations merits a chronicle of its own. You can have it alone, or include it in your gravy, the creamy and delicious curd is always a treat. One such curd delight, we cannot have enough of it – shrikhand.  If the east cannot function without its mishti doi, the west has its own indulgence in creamy, nutty and flavourful – shrikhand. Renowned food historian,…

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10 best potato recipes that will make you realize why aloo is the best!

  Potatoes are a staple ingredient consumed in a variety of dishes around the world. They are the fourth most consumed crop in the world, after rice, wheat and corn. Potatoes are known by many names some of them are as “Aloo” in Hindi, “Urulai Kizhangu” in Tamil, “Alu Gadde” in Kannada, “Batata” in Marathi, “Gol Alu” in Bengali and so on. This starchy vegetable are loaded with manganese, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, niacin vitamins C and B6. Compared to other vegetables like cauliflower, onions, tomtoes, they can last for months…

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Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Cauliflower Gnocchi Is Taking Over Instagram

The lighter alternative to traditional gnocchi is already going viral after an employee shared a photo of it. Just when you thought we’d seen cauliflower transformed into every possible carb, Trader Joe’s has presented us with Cauliflower Gnocchi. We first caught wind of the product on Instagram, where a Trader Joe’s employee in Houston shared a photo of the gnocchi, explaining it’s been in stores for less than a week. The gnocchi uses cauliflower in place of potato and flour, making it a lightened-up, gluten-free alternative to traditional gnocchi. Cauliflower is…

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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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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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Paneer Jalebi: The Denser Cousin of Jalebi Is Nothing Like Anything You Have Had Before

If there is anything that can compete with the phenomenon of samosa in this country, it has to be the crisp and sweet jalebi. It was somewhere in the 13th century that the west Asian import made inroads into the culinary map of India, as Zolabiya, and here we are eight centuries later, absolutely hooked to our dearjalebi. Crispy, coiled and ever-so delightful jalebi, is staple across all halwais and sweetmeat shops in the country and is our all-time favourite too. Did you know that the recipe of jalebi is said to be first recorded in the 16th century, ‘Bhojana Kutuhala,‘ –…

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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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Dahi Ke Sholay: This Hung Curd Delight Is Sure To Get Your Drooling

Tired of pairing your tea with samosas and bread pakoras? Why not try these fried bread hung curd delights instead? Dahi ke sholay, as it is commonly known, is gaining popularity across Delhi NCR. Located in the INA market, dahi ke sholay is a welcome variation among those regular tea-time snacks. This deep-fried delight is very much similar to bread rollsthat are commonly savoured by people across the nation. However, what makes this stand out from the other is its filling, which is prepared using hung curd and a melange of spices. It has a super-crisp bread exterior, which is…

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