Dal is one of best-known sources of proteins for vegetarians, and comes with plenty of other benefits as well, which we shall get to as the article progresses.
Let's do something different, my friend said, and that was enough for me to break into a cold sweat. Something different meant something experimental in the food and drink department.
Titled as the -queen of tropical fruits- around 1903 by David Fairchild, an American plant explorer and botanist, and later in his 1930-book Exploring for Plants, the delicious purple mangosteen has been known by that name since. And its not called so without reason.
The health benefits of the banana flower are simply brilliant. For instance, did you know that it contains protein, a lot of fiber, calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper, potassium, magnesium, and even vitamin E.
One of the most beautiful fruits found in nature, the strawberry, with its plump red appearance, and delicate texture, is rarely disliked by people.
Benefits of tomato - A fruit that's often treated as a vegetable, the tomato in Indian food is used in most preparations, its benefits far surpassing its usage.
As far as the story goes, which is pretty much common knowledge, Nizams at Hoggs Street (near New Market) is credited to have come up with the idea of the Kathi Roll in the early 30s.
Radish benefits: Even though not everyone likes radish, it comes with a host of health benefits - from protecting the heart to aiding in digestion.
Admit it, you've often walked into a supermarket and walked out with more groceries than you'd set out to buy. So here are a few tips on how to save money on groceries.
A little chewy, and most often white, with a flavour so delicate, the oyster mushroom could do with a little more credit in our kitchens than the common button mushrooms.
Even today, when I don't live within the easy reach of this restaurant, the combination of ghee roast and neer dosa is one of the most frequent suggestions made.
One of the most indigenous protein sources of India, sattu is no stranger to the locals of Bihar, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, UP & West Bengal.
If the cuisine of a nation can be used to trace its cultural and political revolutions, Lebanon would be an ideal example to prove the point.
If you like the taste of spices, you can even add cinnamon to the list of ingredients. Some people like their thandai thicker, in which case they use only milk and no water.
I have to confess that for the longest time I didnt know the difference between Rasmalai and Rosogollar Payesh, till I actually ate the former, which literally translates to 'juice' from 'ras', and 'cream' from 'malai'.
Every now and then, especially if we had unexpected guests at home, the chicken chaap would make an appearance.
There is so much more to this day than just asking for last minute blessings. Saraswati pooja coincides with Basant Panchami, the first day of spring, and its also observed as the day of birth of the goddess.
While my grandmothers wing woman always cooked the other dishes, she would take personal interest to make sure that the dal was nothing short of perfect.
Literally meaning burnt cheese, this desi cheesecake might not look like its come out of a gourmet patisserie, but it does require precision.
Jhalmuriwalas dot the streets and lanes of the city, and each neighbourhood proudly boasts of their 'guy'.
Priyadarshini Nandy would love to call herself the writer who "divides her time between London and Prague", but being able to call both Bengaluru and Kolkata her home is equally gratifying. Well, almost. As an independent journalist, she explores food with a vengeance, can't quite decide between a book and a film, needs more sleep, cannot tolerate discrimination, and is constantly planning her next holiday, even if it doesn't work out. Other times, she writes about food, theatre, travel, and more food, for various publications - new age, and old school. She also believes that unicorns, and both Calvin and Hobbes are for real, and she stalks a few chefs online that she would not like to name here. She's also the unofficial brand ambassador for sushi.