Gourmet Secrets: United Curry of Goa

Goa has a coastline of 101 km and seafood is second nature to Goans, as is rice, their staple crop. The soil is rich in minerals and humus, thus conducive to plantations, especially of spices, fruit and nuts. Making efficient use of the water sources, the terraced orchards support coconut palms and fruit such as jackfruit, pineapple and mango. The heat and high humidity though, restrict the crops to tropical fruits and vegetables like giant okra, aubergine, plump pumpkins and bottle and ridge gourds. Intrinsic ingredients in Goan food are…

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10 foods that you must eat daily to prevent clogging of arteries

1. Top artery cleansing foods! Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to all organs of the body. A healthy artery is elastic, strong, free of deposits and flexible. They often become clogged, narrow and stiff due to the accumulation of fat, cholesterol, and calcium deposits. This condition results in reduced blood flow through the arteries and is termed as atherosclerosis. Clogging of arteries is a prolonged process and often occurs due to unhealthy diet and lifestyle. Here is the list of foods that you…

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11 lip-smacking street foods of Kolkata

1. The taste of the City of Joy Kolkata as the capital city of West Bengal breeds nostalgia, and once you are there, you never feel like leaving the city. Simply the reasons are-the easy city life, the warmth of people and last but not the least-cheap and finger-licking Bengali street food. From easy-to-make Phuchka to the overdose of Chhanar Jilipi, the city offers everything regional that your taste buds would love to relish. Here is a list of 11 must-have street foods that truly reflect the diversity of Bengali…

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10 types of dosa that prove South Indian food is matchless

1. 10 best dosa recipes! Dosa is the most versatile dish in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is a fermented crepe or pancake, made with the goodness of one or more pulses and eaten for breakfast, dinner or even for a quick snack. It has a plethora of filling options and aloo curry, sambar, and chutney provide great accompaniments to it.This traditional dish is a perfect blend of colours, flavors, nutritional balance and taste and is relished by people all over the…

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A Big Fan Of Kadha Prasad? Now Make Your Own Kadha Prasad At Home

If you love the kadha prasad served in gurudwaras, then you’ve come to the right place. The soft velvety halwa is believed to be as food blessed by the Guru. Rich in sugar and ghee, kadha prasad is immensely delicious and is undoubtedly difficult to resist on just one serving. The prasad is served out of the same bowl to everyone in equal proportions. As a sign of humility and respect, visitors accept the kadha prasad sitting, with hands raised and cupped. The prasad served in gurudwaras touches the soul as it is prepared with utmost dedication and devotion. Here is a…

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Broccoli Paratha: The Goodness Of Veggie In Parathas

There are a lot of people who dislike broccoli for its distinct taste and flavour; however, little do they realise that this wonder veggie is a powerhouse of nutrients. Are you one of those who cringe by the mere thought of having broccoli? If yes, then we’re here to change your perception. Broccoli can be savoured in the form of parathas as well. Yes, you read that right! If you swear by stuffed parathas, but bored with the regular aloo and gobhi stuffing, then bring broccoli to your rescue. The stuffing of minced broccoli with a touch…

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HRW Warns Of Education Crisis As Girls Drop Out Of School

  Human Rights Watch has said the world is looking away as an education crisis involving girls grips Afghanistan. The World Bank, along with the Afghan government and its donors, should use its new education program to reverse the declining number of girls in school in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday in a letter to the bank. The anticipated $300 million donor-funded World Bank project, Education Quality Reform in Afghanistan (EQRA), is to be submitted for approval to the World Bank’s executive board in the coming weeks. A…

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High protein diet for weight loss may backfire as it increases risk of heart failure

High protein diet have always enjoyed a lot of popularity among fitness conscious folk. Many people who are looking to shed some weight are recommended a high protein diet. But is it really healthy, asks a new study. According to this study, a high-protein diet could increase the risk of heart failure in middle-aged men. However, proteins from fish and eggs were not associated with heart failure risk in this study. “As many people seem to take the health benefits of high-protein diets for granted, it is important to make…

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Buy Future Lifestyle Fashion; target of Rs 536: Edelweiss

Future Lifestyle Fashion’s (FLF) Q4FY18 revenue, EBITDA and PAT came in line with our estimates. Key highlights: i) 4.8% YoY SSSG came on a strong base of 19.7% (versus -1% and -6% SSSG for Shoppers Stop and Pantaloons, respectively), aided by 13.7% SSSG in Brand Factory; ii) SSSG for Central came at 1% YoY, partially owing to strong base of 23.3% and strategy to have lower sale days of ~4 weeks vs. Outlook On account of sharpened focus on power brands, strong SSSG and margin expansion trajectory, we increase target…

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The friend effect: why the secret of health and happiness is surprisingly simple

People who eat socially are more likely to feel better about themselves. Photograph: PeopleImages/Getty Images For some, eating alone can be a joyous thing: forking mouthfuls of pasta straight from the pan, peanut butter licked off a spoon, the unbridled pleasure of walking home from the chippie alone on a cold night. But regularly eating meals in isolation is a different story. This one factor is more strongly associated with unhappiness than any other apart from (unsurprisingly) having a mental illness. This is according to a new study by Oxford Economics that…

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