Research says pancakes can actually help treat glaucoma

Wondering what pancake has got to do with glaucoma? According to researchers, understanding the textures and patterns of pancakes can help them improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma. The appearance of pancakes depends on how water escapes the batter mix during the cooking process and this varies with the thickness of the batter. Understanding the physics of the process can help perfect pancake making and gives important insights into how flexible sheets, like those found in human eyes, interact with flowing vapour and liquids. ‘We have discovered that the variations in texture…

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15 Delicious Halwa Recipes To Treat Your Sweet Tooth!

Talk about Indian desserts, homemade halwa comes to mind! For many, it’s a quick-fix for satiating their sweet-tooth. I remember my mother making a quick sooji or atte ka halwa that we generally enjoyed after lunch. The piping hot sweet and satisfying halwamade our day and how! Halwa is a dense sweet confection that’s popular across the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia and West Asia and has different names too; some of which are alva, helva, aluva, halua and chalwa. Interestingly, there are more than 20 types of halwas devoured in different parts of the country; ranging from pineapple halwa to khus khus halwa and chana dal halwa and…

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Tandoori Pasta Patty: This Decadent Treat Tastes Out-Of-The-World

Patty is one delight that we all have savoured at some point of time in our childhood. From aloo, peas to paneer patty; the list has been endless. However, this Delhi-based shop cum bakery dishes out a unique variety of our same old patty, which is Tandoori Pasta Patty. Located in north-west Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh area is De Paris Bakers, which is a small outlet that sells out a variety of bakery items like pizzas, pasta, patties, etc. However, its speciality is tandoori pasta patty, which is an exciting fusion dish. As…

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Tandoori Pasta Patty: This Decadent Treat Tastes Out-Of-The-World

Patty is one delight that we all have savoured at some point of time in our childhood. From aloo, peas to paneer patty; the list has been endless. However, this Delhi-based shop cum bakery dishes out a unique variety of our same old patty, which is Tandoori Pasta Patty. Located in north-west Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh area is De Paris Bakers, which is a small outlet that sells out a variety of bakery items like pizzas, pasta, patties, etc. However, its speciality is tandoori pasta patty, which is an exciting fusion dish. As…

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Patishapta: What Makes The Bengali Stuffed Crepe Treat A Spring Favourite

Bengalis and their affection for sweets is no hidden secret. Making the most of available ingredients is a craft Bengalis mastered years ago and some of the best exhibit of this expertise can be seen in their sweets. The world of confection churned just of chenna(spilt milk), cottage cheese or gur(jaggery) can boggle the most sound minds at times, and then there are a dozen more sweets  made outside of these favourites too . Did you know? A significant portion of Bengal was also called ‘Gour Banga’ in the medieval times. This was…

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Bombay Chappati Sandwich: The Easy Cheesy Desi Treat

We hate wasting our food. In some form of the other, to whatever extent possible, we try making the most of our leftovers. India has given the world of food some of the most ingenious ways out of waste. For instance, take the case of ‘chenna’, the crumbly, feather-light substance derived out of curdled milk, which brought about a revolution in Bengali confectionary. Shahi Tukda, the Mughlai culinary masterpiece that made use of left over breads to come up with a melt-in-the-mouth delicacy. One such delicious dish making use of left over chapatis and common…

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Bengali Deviled Eggs or Dimer Devil, an Absolute Treat for Meat Lovers

With Durga Puja right round the corner, food lovers are already gearing up for their favourite puja feasting while hopping different pandals in their city. Bengali cuisineneeds no introduction as there are various Bengali eateries that have been providing a delectable range of delicacies to the residents for years. From Luchi-Kosha Mangshoand Bhapa Ilish to Mutton Chops, Mishti Doi, Puchka, Fish Kabiraji and other treats, there are many delicious dishes to savour to one’s heart content. And one such all-time popular snack that is available not just during the puja season but all-year around is Deviled Egg or Dimer…

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How Loryn Nalic Fell in Love with Bosnian Food — and Founded Balkan Treat Box

Loryn Nalic, chef and owner of Balkan Treat Box (314-667-9926; www.balkantreatbox.com), thanks her lucky stars that she learned how to cook at such a young age — it got her out of trouble with her parents. “I wasn’t the best student, so when I got my report card, I would play restaurant for my parents,” Nalic recalls. “I’d turn the whole house into a restaurant — cook dinner, put out flowers, dim the lights, everything. Food was always something I used to get myself out of situations.” For Nalic, though, food wasn’t just a…

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10 Juices That Are Good to Treat Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common stomach problems where people face irregular bowel movements and it creates digestive issues in the stomach. Your stool or feces tend to become hard and it becomes difficult to pass. The common symptoms of constipation include fewer bowel movements, trouble passing stool, swollen belly or abdominal pain. The good news is that some home remedies can help relieve constipation easily. During the summer season, natural and homemade juices can be of great help. Nutritionist Dr. Simran Saini from Fortis Hospital in New Delhi suggests the…

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This Commonly Used Blood Pressure Drug May Help Treat Skin Cancer

According to the World Health Organisation, the incidence of skin cancers has been increasingly rising. Both melanoma and non-melanoma types have been on the rise over the past decades. Statistics estimate close to 3 million non-melanoma global cases of skin cancers and 132,000 cases of melanoma skin cancers every year. More and more people are becoming susceptible to skin cancer owing to the rapidly depleting ozone levels. Experts from Western University of Health Sciences, US have found a novel possibility to treat skin cancer. A drug called carvedilol showed some…

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