Do you know, these 12 facts about Oreo make it even more special!

1. Oreo and its interesting history Oreo, typically a sandwich cookie that consists of two circular chocolate wafers along with a sweet creme filling in between, has been bringing a smile on our faces for over 100 years. The interesting journey of Oreo has two brothers involved in it. The end of business partnership of Jacob and Joseph Loose as the owners of the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Company, lead to the establishment of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) by Joseph. Before it gets too boring for you to understand,…

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Holi 2018 Special: 6 Delectable Thandai Recipes

The winter clouds are giving way for the bounty of spring,and Indians across the country are all geared to celebrate Holi in less than a week. Cheeks smeared in hues of pink, green, yellow and red, getting drenched in coloured water or devouring the festive special delicacies; there is a reason why Holi is one of the most loved and widely celebrated festivals of India. Different regions of the country have their own local take on the festival. In Mathura, the festivities may last more than week. It is known…

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What’s On The Thela? 10 Winter Special Treats You Shouldn’t Miss!

The chill is in the air, you can smell the roasting of peanuts and popcorns from the nook and corners of your street. The wintery chill make us want to nibble on warming foods, thankfully the next door thela-wallah has all the goodies you are looking for. Selling an assortment of interesting snacking options ranging from murmura to gajak, from ajwain mathris to gur ladoos, these thelas can be found parked every afternoon near offices and metro stations. Recently, we happened to pass by a thela (push-cart) and what caught our attention were these locally made namkeens, gajaks, chips…

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Warm Your Tummy This Winter With These 5 Special Comfort Food Recipes

Break-ups, fights, terminations and losing a loved one are events which do not have a season. And guess what’s common in all of them and other similar situations? Grief. Nah! Just kidding, it’s comfort food people! It always is. You know when you are sad or angry, all you need is food and not just any kind of food, comfort food. Comfort foods have a way of soothing any stressed soul like nothing else can. For some it may be a tub of ice-cream, for others it could be homemade rajma-chawal….

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Festive Special: How to Make Meethe Chawal

The festival season is the favourite time of the year, when there are celebrations everywhere and delicious traditional delicacies to make the whole experience even more memorable. One such dish that commonly features during Indian festivities is Meethe Chawal or sweet rice. Be it Godh Bharai ceremony, Karva Chauth, Shaadi, Raksha Bandhan, Diwali, Sankranti or Janmashtami, this sweet treat is lovingly prepared, particularly in North Indian households and relished by all. Loaded with dry fruits and nuts, and scented with gulab jal or rose water and saffron, it is hard to resist. There are, of…

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Durga Puja 2017 Special: Kasundi, Bengali Cuisine’s Favourite Mustard Sauce

A Bengali feast is an elaborate spread of myriad flavours that will have you raving about the delicacies for days to come. With Durga Puja right round the corner, this is the perfect time to indulge in authentic Bengali dishes, best had at a Bengali friend’s residence. From Fish Chops and Devilled Eggs to Kosha Mangsho, Bhapa Ilish, Bhetki Paturi and Mishti Doi, you will be spoilt for choice. And if you are among those who enjoy pungency in your food, then you definitely will notice the potency of Bengal’s favourite mustard sauce…

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Navratri 2017 Special: What is Sabudana Made of?

Come Navratri or any other Indian festival where devotees observe a fast, sabudanabecomes an essential ingredient during the fasting period. The little sabudana pearls can be cooked in myriad ways to create lip-smacking dishes that not just provide essential energy during fasting, but also with flavours to relish inspite of following a restricted diet. No Navratri is complete without savouring sabudana khichdi or sabudana vadas along with family and friends. Spiked with a handful of aromatic spices, fresh herbs and crunchy nuts, these treats are immensely relishing. Since whole grains are not allowed during the fasting period, so the question…

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Tastes Gujarati Food in India: 5 Special Dishes That Make a Gujarati Thali Unique

Japan’s Prime Minster Shinzo Abe arrived in India along with his wife Akie Abe yesterday – 13thSeptember 2017, for a two-day visit during which he will be visiting the state of Gujarat. There has been a lot of talk about him being served a vegetarian ‘Gujarati Thali’ for dinner last night, which was organised specially by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for him at a beautiful and famous rooftop restaurant in Ahmedabad called Agashiye. The restaurant is particularly known for its splendid view of some heritage monuments in the city such as the…

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Weekend Special: Pan Fried Paneer Tikka

Paneer or fresh cottage cheese, a popular ingredient of Indian cuisine, is a favourite among most vegetarians. It is also an important source of protein and calcium. Pan frying them is easy and tasty. Just mix paneer with other ingredients and shallow fry. Marinating it gives a good crusty outer layer. It makes a good evening snack or a starter for a party. Here is a quick and easy recipe that does not need long hours of slogging in the kitchen. Serves – 8-10; Preparation Time – 15 minutes; Cooking Time…

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Ramzan Special: Dahi Phulki, a Neglected Iftar Dish That Resembles Dahi Vada

Come Ramzan and even the non-devout want to feast on Iftar eats, as the sun sets and the strenuous fast is broken. In fact, the line up of goodies waiting to be consumed by people on Ramzan food walks in the old quarters of cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Hyderabad, and during the now trending Iftar parties has only got more elaborate down the years. However, in all the food prose celebrating kebab and biryani, haleem, nargisi kofte and baqarkhani, what sometimes gets overlooked is simple home-style snacks that traditionally…

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