• Fondant-Cake Dear Millennials, Can You Please Kill Fondant Cake?

    You remember that gym hottie you were eyeing for weeks? And how when he finally opened his mouth to crack a joke, your world fell apart. Fondant cake is no different. It’s got the looks, but you take a bite and you know what disappointment tastes like.

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  • HealthFoodWebsites Sliced Tomato for Burger Buns: Can Health Food Websites Stop Ruining Our Favourite Snacks?

    Food blogs are constantly adapting to every new diet trend, perpetually coming up with questionable keto, vegan, and Whole 30 spins on traditional favourites. While their creative thinking is laudable, surely we can all agree that spiralised zucchini makes a salad, not a pasta dish?

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  • parleg Parle-G Pe Charcha: How this Slab of Glucose Unifies a Country

    For most people I know, it’s impossible not to get lost in nostalgia at the mere mention of Parle-G. The biscuit was my diabetic grandfather’s favourite treat. And the only way to get my school watchmen to open the gates and let you inside after the morning bell was with bribes of Parle-G.

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  • Why Are TamBrahms Such Huge Curd Nerds?

    Ask any TamBrahm, and they would swear by their kula deivam (family God) that not wrapping up a meal with thayir-sadam (curd rice) and some lemon pickle is enough to get you ostracised.

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  • femalebeer A Gurgaon Pub is Selling “Female Beer”! But Is It Safe to Have After Sundown?

    What’s a “female beer”, you ask? Well, if a Gurgaon pub is to be believed, it’s some sort of sweet cocktail mixture that promises to awaken your inner tigress with just a few sips. Now all we need is those “lady-friendly” Doritos for chakna.

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  • jiggskalra Jiggs Kalra, the Culinary Alchemist Who Changed the Way We Look at Indian Food

    Jiggs Kalra, the flamboyant chef, changed the way we looked at Indian food – how it could be cooked and consumed. He put a bit of Kashmir in Kanyakumari and Bengal in Bombay. Today at 71, Kalra breathed his last, ending a delicious chapter in the kitchens of India.

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  • roohafza Are We Seeing RoohAfza Through Rose-Tinted Glasses?

    On a good day, RoohAfza tastes like a vampire’s tonic that drowned itself in a vat of sugar. On a bad day, it tastes like pulverised incense stick. What then is the hype really about?

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  • exoticvegetables A for Asparagus, B for Broccoli: Why Bandra Ke Bachhe Need To Learn the ABC of Indian Veggies

    My young nephew knows A for Asparagus, B for Broccoli, and C for Celery. While the proletariat “palak” and “methi” draw a blank from him, his eyes light up with joyful recognition at the mention of rocket, kale, and arugula. His international school has only taught him about “angezi sabzi”.

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  • Ami Hapus Bhalobashi: How the Alphonso Made Me Shed My Bong Snobbery

    As a child growing up in Calcutta, we were raised to believe that if the mango was the king of all fruits, the Himsagar was the emperor. It is all about swag, style, and a symbol of Bengali pride. When I moved to Mumbai, I approached the Alphonso with all the cynicism of a Bengali. And then I was smitten by its fragrance.

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  • jackfruit The West Has “Discovered” Jackfruit. How Much Longer Before it Goes the Coconut Oil Way?

    Dear jackfruit, you are about to replace moringa as the next best thing to have happened to the white gut. The Brits have branded you a “vegan sensation”. Be prepared to be passed off as a burger patty, meatballs, or a crab cake.

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  • vegnonveg “An Animal Lover and a Meat Eater?”: The Pain of Being Punjabi and Vegetarian

    Being vegetarian has never been an option in my household. But when my newly vegetarian friend asked how I could be a “woke” animal lover and still eat meat, I didn’t have an answer. The worst part? The judgment from my parents – my mutton-kebab-eating parents.

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  • A Petition to Stop the Cake-Smashing Ritual on Birthdays

    In India, poverty isn’t just a state of mind, and paisa-vasooli is a way of life. Yet, people buy an extra birthday cake, just to smash it gleefully in some unfortunate soul’s face. What gives?

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  • ponkhpakodas Ponkh Pakodas Recipe

    Turn tender young jowar into these crisp, crunchy ponkh pakodas before winter fades and takes ponkh with it.

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  • ponkhchaat Ponkh Chaat Recipe

    Ditch the cooking and toss up this spicy, tangy chaat with ponkh or tender jowar. Guaranteed to take away the back to work blues.

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  • nyegarlicbread Garlic Bread Ring Recipe

    Ring in the new year with this Garlic Bread Ring recipe.

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  • newyear The Real NYE Party Starters

    Get your NYE party started with these easy to make starters that are guaranteed to ensure you have a very Happy New Year.

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  • Winter Special: Ponkh Pancakes

    Ponkh or Hurda is the local name for tender young jowar, available only during winters. Here's how you can turn it into delicious, savoury pancakes for a healthy breakfast.

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  • 3 Courses, 4 Minutes: Indian inspired Roast Dinner

    End 2018 on a tasty note with this multi-course roast dinner with some tasty mulled wine to wash it all down.

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  • ponkhupmarecipe Ponkh Upma Recipe

    Tender, young jowar called Ponkh in Gujarat or Hurda in Maharashtra is a hyper-seasonal ingredient available for just a few months a year. Here's how you can turn it into tasty upma.

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  • hotchocolaterecipe Hot Chocolate Recipe

    The colder it gets outside, the warmer this hot chocolate will keep you. Grab a mug before the cold spell ends.

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  • Vindaloo Roast Chicken Recipe

    We're putting a uniquely desi spin on a traditional #Christmas dinner staple with this spiced, crisp-skinned Vindaloo Roast Chicken. #ChristmasDinner

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  • Vindaloo Roast Cauliflower Recipe

    Christmas doesn't need to be a meaty affar, this #Christmas2018 we've got all you vegetarians covered with this delicious, tangy, spicy Vindaloo Roasted Cauliflower that's just as tasty.

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  • Brick Chicken Recipe

    Ever wondered how to roast chicken with super crisp skin? The answer is simple, just use a brick.

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  • fruitcake Christmas Special Fruit Cake

    Loaded with dried fruit, nuts, spices and a bit of booze, this traditional fruit cake makes for a wonderful weekend project ahead of Christmas. Let's get baking.

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  • christmasmasalamulledwine Masala Mulled Wine Recipe

    This decadently spiced Masala Mulled Wine is the perfect drink to accompany your Christmas dinner. Make it today and let it mature until Christmas Day.

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  • mizoramkoatpitharecipe Mizo Koat Pitha Recipe

    As #Mizoram goes bananas over the #MNFVictory, we're celebrating with some garma garam Koat Pitha at chai time #MizoramElections2018

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  • indoribhuttekekees Indori Bhutte Ka Kees Recipe

    With Madhya Pradesh up for grabs in the #AssemblyElections we can't say kaun jeetega, but we know for sure corn hi jeetega with this Indori Bhutte Ka Kees #MPElections2018

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  • chhattisgarhidalbara Chhattisgarhi Dal Bara Recipe

    Settle down in front of your TV with these piping hot dal baras as, you watch the battle for Chhattisgarh unfold. #ChhattisgarhElections2018

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  • rajasthanelectionpapadchurirecipe Rajasthani Papad Churi Recipe

    Watch the election drama unfold in Rajasthan with this quick and tasty papad churi #RajasthanElections2018

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  • farsanrecipes #FridayFarsan Recipes Compilation

    For everyone hungry for a snack at their desks here's our #FridayFarsan compilation.

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