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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What kind of bread do you associate with?

1. Breads and related personality traits We all love bread, but have you ever thought that the kind of bread you love the most somewhere also reflects the kind of person you are? Sounds interesting? Well, the good news is, it does and today we are going to disclose it. According to personality grooming experts, the way your gestures and hand movements speak about your personality, similarly your liking towards a particular food item also reflects the kind of person you are. Here are the 8 most popular types of…

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From wearables to AI-based diet app: What entrepreneurs can do for a healthy lifestyle

Entrepreneurs should focus on their diet and exercise. In India, with so many options for delicious food, entrepreneurs tend to blame stress for their poor food habits, but won’t make active lifestyle changes. The entrepreneurs who take pride in their health and wellness, ensure that they get enough exercise and have fruits, salads regularly. It is with this same passion and conviction that Vishal Gondal started GOQii, which is a wearable device that helps people stay fit. One of his prized accomplishments is completing the 100 km Oxfam Trailwalk in…

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Mahashivratri 2018: What Makes Makhana Kheer A Favourite Shivratari Prasad

Hindus are celebrating Mahashivratri today and the festive spirit is hard to miss. Mahashivratri or the ‘Great night of Lord Shiva’, is one of the most auspicious and widely celebrated Hindu festivals. According to Hindu belief, there is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, but Mahashivratri is celebrated only once a year, in the month of Phaguna. This year Mahashivratri would be celebrated on 13th February, 2018. On this auspicious day, temples around the country witness an outpouring of devotees. Hindu scriptures contain many tales wherein Shiva with his…

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