What Is The Difference Between Khakra And Fafda

Gujarat is famous for its snacks and breakfast recipes across the country. Yummy snacks such as chakri, khakra, ganthia, khandavi, dhokhla, fafda and sev are enjoyed outside the state as much as they are loved by locals. Khakhra is one such popular Gujarati snack. Thin, crispy sheets, infused with desi flavours, khakhra has become a quick snack option for those looking for regional flavours. It is easy to carry, light and comes in a variety of flavours. However, people often confuse a khakhra with another Gujarati snack called fafda. Let us tell you…

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What is cold pressed oil? How it is different from refined oil

1. What makes them different When we had started believing that refined oils are the best medium for cooking and that they keep us safe from heart diesase and obesity, scientists turned the tables again by a new research which says, cold pressed oils are what we must be consuming and not the refined ones. But what’s the difference between the two? A layman will naturally be boggled by these two types of oils that are same in appearance. Basically, cold pressed oils are the ones that are extracted in…

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What makes Yam (Suran) a magical vegetable for the human body

1. What is Yam? Whether you call it Zimikand, Elephant Foot Yam, Yam, Ole or Suran, this vegetable is known for its ‘itchy throat’ nature and probably that’s the reason it is not very popular. Regarded as a part of the compulsory Lakshmi Puja meal on Diwali in several part of India, Suran which is a variety of yam, grows under the soil in form of a tuber and is a powerhouse of nutrition. It has been a part of traditional Indian cooking since ages. Specially popular in Bangladesh, Bihar…

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Royal wedding 2018: What is bowl food?

The 600 guests joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their wedding reception will be enjoying a selection of savoury and sweet canapés, champagne (of course) and “bowl food”. Trendy and attractive bowls of food – often healthy and colourful – have been around for a while, often photographed on Instagram. But now “bowl food” is becoming a popular choice for large catered events. What is it? Bowl food is larger than a canapé and around a quarter of the size of a main course. It is served in miniature or…

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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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What makes paneer or cottage cheese a powerhouse of nutrients

1. The magical paneer! Are you a vegetarian, who craves for something good like paneer or cottage cheese? Then stop for a while, because after reading this piece of information you will start loving it even more. The ever-so-versatile paneer is not just a powerhouse of protein, but also an effective means of losing weight. Don’t you believe? Scroll through the page to know the reality and we believe that you will start adding these little white cubes to your salads, gravies or even sandwiches to make the living healthy…

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Pudina Chutney: What Makes The Mint Relish India’s Summer Essential

Many of our history books never chronicle the role played by our foods, herbs and spices in shaping the country’s fortune. Did you know that chutney was a favorite of the British from the years the Empire ruled India. So much so, that chutney was one of the luxury imports in the Britain and the rest of Europe, pretty much throughout the British rule. The obsession paved way for recipes and brands, like Colonel Skinner’s Major’s Grey and Bengal Club Chutney.  Chutney is also one of the few Indian foods…

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What Makes Idli The Healthiest Snack We Know!

Steamed, puffy and delectable,Idli doused in the ever-so soothing sambhar sure makes for one of the nation’s most favourite breakfast. South Indian cuisine is a treasure trove of flavour and spice, while most of its hidden gems are making its way and becoming popular in the food circuit. Idli, for the longest time has been making the south Indian cuisine proud across the sub-continent. It is not oily or greasy, yet it is considered to be one of the most delicious regional snacks. It is a popular street food, yet shares no infamous reputation of…

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Here’s What The Ancient Practice Of Sprinkling Water Around Food Meant!

Our ancestors have left us with a trove of traditional practises that became an integral part of the Indian culture and were also considered healthy. However, somewhere we have forgotten these ancient practises that have a reason backing them. One of these practises includes sprinkling water in a circular fashion around their plate or banana leaf thrice. This practise is still prevalent in most parts of southern and northern India. While the common belief is that it is a method of seeking blessings from the deities. But, is this the only reason or is there…

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Here’s What The Ancient Practice Of Sprinkling Water Around Food Meant!

Our ancestors have left us with a trove of traditional practises that became an integral part of the Indian culture and were also considered healthy. However, somewhere we have forgotten these ancient practises that have a reason backing them. One of these practises includes sprinkling water in a circular fashion around their plate or banana leaf thrice. This practise is still prevalent in most parts of southern and northern India. While the common belief is that it is a method of seeking blessings from the deities. But, is this the only reason or is there…

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