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Monsoons bring a breath of fresh air, relieving us from the scorching heat of the sun. From getting drenched in rain to night-walks in the chilled breeze - everything about monsoon thrills us. In India, every state has its own monsoon delicacy to suit the taste buds of its...
Do you ever find yourself rummaging for a certain ingredient that your recipe requires, but to no avail? More often than not, we tend to miss out on ingredients that seem to make a difference to the entire dish but always double-check the recipe if you can find an...
Mashed potatoes are simple yet an exquisite addition to dinner for meeting all your carbohydrate needs. They make a decent dinner idea when you don't feel like indulging in elaborate cooking and want a quick and light meal. I often make a complete meal out of it when I am...
The current lockdown has seemingly given us a lot more time to spend at home with families or ourselves. Most of our daily routines revolve around completing house chores and cooking up a nice and hot meal to savour. However, inspiration can be lost on some and we’re here...
The 21-day lockdown has made us do our own chores. The lack of domestic help has made us cook and clean. The limited availability of groceries has made us think if home-cooked meals are beyond - chawal, roti, sabzi every day.  Worry not. We bring you five delicious yet...
It's a well-known fact that midnight hunger pangs lead to the highest calorie additions and send your keto diets and arduous strides made in losing calories through exercise and yoga for a toss. And much as you try to ignore the tummy growling that sets in as soon as...
The door's adorned with mango leaves, doorstep with rangoli... The main doorstep of the house is being adorned with fresh mango leaves. A garland of yellow and orange flowers are also being made for the doorway. Rangoli, or muggu as it is locally known is being drawn at the gate....
We are pleased to share a few Holi recipes with our readers by the Chefs at Byke Hospitality. Attached are the recipes of Puran Poli, Gujiya and Thandai Mousse - all ideal for the Holi feast. With 17 hotels and resorts in India currently, The Byke provides you budget hotels...
Holi – that wonderful festival that conjures up images of rang, bhaang, gulal, abeer, and water pichkaris. It also reminds one of the childhood days, the complete abandonment with which kids play Holi and their oblivion to any notions of health or environment, as may be the case. In India,...
Jowar or sorghum is a kind of white millet. It grows abundantly in Maharashtra and some parts of Gujarat and Karnataka. The tender jowar grains are harvested in the winters. They are then roasted and beaten to separate the chaff from the grains to get hurda or ponkh. Hurda...
Question any traveller, and they will tell you that food is an integral part of a successful road trip. The idea of stopping midway and indulging in local delicacies adds to a sense of warmth that is felt by the stomach as well as the soul. However, ask a die-hard...
It is the month of Shravan and the atmosphere is resplendent with devotees thronging temples, offering obeisance to their favourite Lord Shiva, also known to be quick to grant wishes or bholenath. Men and women offer water, milk, honey, bhasm, fruits, dhatura, flowers and garlands to the shiva lingam...
It’s common knowledge that no road trip is ever successful without indulging in finger-licking food that features local delicacies and simple preparations. A vital aspect of travel, food brings about a sense of comfort and warmth that is satisfying for the mind, body, and the soul. For a true gourmand,...
Every state in India has its own unrivalled cuisine. Gujarat, the state on the country’s western fringe, has its unique flavour. Folks of all convictions have pooled in to form various aspects of the Gujarati cuisine. The dishes of Parsis, Bohra Muslims, and Khojas (from Arabia) have all acquired...
To make your Christmas and holiday season celebrations cheerful, Chef Ranveer Brar shares recipes for decadent treats and mouthwatering desserts using Hershey India syrups and spreads. Chocolate Fruit Cake with Hershey's cocoa powder  Prep time: 30 minutes + three hours soaking Baking time: 45 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients For soaking: ¾ cup dry fruits and nuts...

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