Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 5 Unique Types Of Modaks To Try Out This Festive Season

Ganesh Chaturthi has arrived and devotees of the elephant-faced God are gearing to welcome beautifully adorned idols in their homes. Additionally, pandals are being put up across cities, humongous Lord Ganesha idols are being decked up and devotees are lining up for the benevolent God’s blessings. Meanwhile, people are also busy preparing several kinds of sweets to be served as prasad. The main Indian sweet of the festival is the modak. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are incomplete without an offering of modaks to Lord Ganesha. They are generally prepared from rice flour and stuffed with…

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10 unique ways to use leftover bread

1. Bread-i-licious Every kitchen has some leftover ingredients that are no longer fresh and it is believed that they can’t be re-used. One of the most common thrown-away ingredient is ‘Bread’. Brown, white, multi-grain, sweet or garlic; a bread in all its form is a magical ingredient that sometimes loses its charm and is bound to find its way to the dustbin. However, it’s time to make the best use of bread and zest up the not-so-interesting ingredient. A number of traditional recipes can be tweaked and twisted to create…

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9 Unique Street Foods From the North East

Planning a tour to the beautiful north east of India, but confused about the type of food or cuisine you will get to try out? Food from the 7 sisters has an exotic blend of spices and taste, and cannot really be described in a few lines alone. The dishes you find here are so diverse in their taste, use of ingredients and style of cooking, that only after a few visits can you be assured of having tasted it all. Street-side shops are usually the best way to get a glimpse of the eating…

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Diwali 2017: 6 Unique Food Gifting Options This Festive Season!

Festival of lights Diwali 2017 or Deepawali is just round the corner. Indians across the country are gearing up for one of the most awaited festivals, which will be celebrated on 19th October and the preparations seem to have begun in full swing. This festival is celebrated to mark the homecoming of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile to the kingdom of Ayodhya along with his brother Lakshman and wife Sita. From getting one’s house painted to buying new clothes and meeting friends and family, one cannot avoid the festivity in…

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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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Cloud Eggs: A Unique Way of Making Eggs is Going Viral!

Anything that goes viral on the Internet eventually becomes a fad. Will it be the same with cloud eggs? And, is it worth all the hype? It all started when photos of bright yellow yolks resting on a cloud-like fluffy bed of egg whites started trending all over Instagram. These surprisingly beautiful egg clouds gained popularity when people started trying out their own versions. Cloud Eggs: The Taste of Heaven?   The pleasant looking and picture-perfect dish may not be a new concept. It is actually called Eggs in Snow and…

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The Two Most Unique Indian Halwas You Will Only Find in Rampur

  Imagine dishes served in clay pots, lamb slow-cooked for hours, the magical aroma of whole spices and khada masalas and a burst of rich flavours. That’s the Rampuri cuisine for you – the quintessential ‘courtly cuisine’ of India where every recipe has been secretly preserved for centuries by the khansamas of the royal kitchens and where every dish has a story to tell. We got a taste of this lesser-known Mughlai cuisine, recently, when a group of cooks from the royal kitchens of Rampur were brought to the city for an ongoing…

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Four startups that are helping Indian consumers make a lifestyle statement with their unique and quirky products

This article is sponsored by Haywards 5000 Hausla Buland Academy There are two main segments of consumers who dominate the Indian market today. The first loves mass manufactured products: that are in vogue, promises value for money when it comes to prices, and stays in sync with current trends. The second segment consists of those who want to create a distinct identity for themselves that reflects personal preferences, ethos, culture, aesthetics, and helps them make a style statement. This thirst for identity is reflected in their choice of everyday products and services….

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