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Terrific teahouses around the world

Whether you're into white, black, green, matcha or chai, you're bound to find a locale that is right for you in this gallery. So if you're a tea drinker, click through! (Photo by Dayne Topkin)


Palak Paneer Recipe: Know How to Make This Popular North Indian Dish Within 30 Minutes

Palak Paneer not only tastes delicious but is extremely healthy for your body too.


Here’s how you can make the famous five spice powder in 5 SIMPLE steps at home

As the name suggests, the well-known five-spice mix consists of five ingredients namely cinnamon, cloves, star anise, fennel seeds and peppercorns. It is known to be a balanced combination of salty, sour, bitter, sweet and spicy. It is very frequently used in Chinese cuisine. This special powder can be used in a variety of dishes to add depth and flavour. Although it is available in the markets, one should ideally make this at home to get the...


Budget-Friendly Ways To Keep Your House Warm In Winters

India experiences two climatic subtypes, that makes the summer days hot and winter days very cold. Since we are already experiencing the lowest temperature of this winter season, it is time that we prepare ourselves to fight the winter chills. Many have already taken out their thermals and heaters to keep themselves warm and protected. While this is a great way to start, we know it is not energy-efficient and affordable for everyone to install...


Taapsee shares a recipe for post workout recovery

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Taapsee Pannu has offered a quick solution for post workout recovery to those who undergo a rigorous training schedule.


Ina Garten just shared her easy pecan pie recipe for Thanksgiving, and it only takes 10 minutes of prep

Ina Garten posted the recipe for her maple pecan pie just in time for Thanksgiving, assuring fans that using a store-bought pie crust is "just fine!"


Tiffin Sambar Recipe: Learn How to Make Hotel Style Sambhar at Home in Just 20 Minutes

Here is how to make Sambhar, a flavourful and delicious dish that goes well with almost every South Indian breakfasts.


Aloo Jeera Recipe: Here is How to Quickly Make Delicious Aloo Jeera

Aloo Jeera is one of the popular dishes in North India. You will hardly need 25 minutes to prepare Aloo Jeera.


Tawa Naan Recipe: Prepare Tawa Naan at Home And Relish This Authentic Dish With Some Indian Curry

Here is how to make Naan without Tandoor.


Satiate your cravings with this nutritious banana flower snack; recipe inside

Banana flower has many health benefits; make this healthy snack in no time!


Gordon Ramsay roasted a TikTok chef who cooked his turkey on a can of Guinness

Ramsay pointed out that he thinks the beer can method is fine to use when cooking chicken rather than turkey, but that Guinness is too bitter to use.


Make vegan gulab jamuns with just four simple ingredients

You cannot miss out on this for dessert tonight!


Craving something sweet? Renu Dalal shares minimal prep Desi sweet recipes for that sweet tooth

When we're craving something sweet, almost nothing curbs it other than the sweetest, richest desserts. While cakes and ice creams are at a place of their own, Indian sweets are something nobody can resist. If you've been craving something sweet post the festive season, we have you covered! Cookbook author and daughter of ace chef Tara Dalal, Renu Dalal shares two rich Indian sweets to whip up and binge on to cub those cravings! Beetroot Halwa...


European cuisine: worst to best countries for food

There’s so many reasons we love to travel. In addition to seeing new sights and giving us a break from work, holidays give us the exciting chance to try new food. Cuisine is the gateway into a country’s culture and history. Spanish paella has ancient roots, and teaches us about the country’s Muslim history. Meanwhile, modern pizza was invented in Naples, and reflects the region's rich Neapolitan culture. European food has changed constantly since the fall of Rome, and countries have influenced each other in many ways. For example, croissants aren’t French, they came from Austria, according to historical reports. What’s more, fish and chips isn’t even a British dish! It’s believed the dish was carried over by Jewish immigrants from Spain and Portugal. With that said, Europe is defined by its different dishes and gastronomic cultures. Spain is heavily influenced by its gorgeous marisco, while the UK is perhaps best known as a melting pot of the world’s finest food. After all, it’s said that chicken tikka masala wasn’t born out of India, but Great Britain. Come explore the food of Europe—there’s gorgeous Dutch desserts, perfect French pastries, strong German sausage, and great Greek grub. There’s no better way to explore Europe than to first understand what they eat. Without further ado, here are Europe’s finest cuisines, ranked from worst to best, according to The Great Courses. Dig in!


How to cook Michelin star quality food at home

Now is a good time to improve your cooking skills. So, why not take full advantage of it? With most of the world stuck at home because of coronavirus, and many restaurants closed, this is the best time to recreate those high-end experiences, at a fraction of the price! Take a look through the gallery to find out how to cook Michelin star quality food at home.


Enjoy Hot Yum Thukpa, Tibetan Dish In The Winter Chill For These Health Benefits

Looking for good nutritious soups for comfort in the winter chill? Besides the good old chicken soup which is a no brainer when it comes to nutrition, taste and comfort, there is a wholesome soup/ dish that also fills your stomach and has goodness galore. That is the famous Tibetan dish called Thukpa. It has coriander, pepper, vegetables and you can add chicken if you want besides the seasonings of pepper and chillies. It has many health...


Sweet and savoury cake trends

A bite-sized hug Quick to bake, quick to eat. Here's why mug cakes are the perfect antidote to lockdown cravings A month into the lockdown, chef, author and founder-CEO of The Chocolate Spoon Company, Rachel Goenka, addressed an important issue—the pointlessness of baking large cakes, when all you needed was a quick sugar hit to satisfy a midnight craving. Mug cakes, which Goenka was introduced to while a student of journalism at Penn State...


Thanksgiving 2020: Here are 3 Recipes You Must Try on the Festive Occasion

Historically, the first Thanksgiving was a feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag at Plymouth Colony in 1621 and many of the traditional delicacies features like turkey, pumpkin, berries and squash have gone on to become Thanksgiving staples even in modern times.


Weight Loss Diet: Reasons Why Should You Include Indian Food in Your Meal

These food items can help you in reducing weight and also help keep you fit and healthy.


Gordon Ramsay’s new London restaurant is selling a Rs 7k burger

The burger comprises a beef patty with seared wagyu sirloin, truffle Pecorino cheese, cep mayonnaise, and additional black truffle


The best sweet treats to make at home for the holidays

Everyone is spending more time at home these days, and it's the perfect moment for some cozy baking. Whether you're looking for activities to do with the kids or want to put something extra special on the table this holiday season, you're sure to find inspiration here. The following recipes are packed with interesting twists on traditional holiday treats like eggnog, candy canes, hot chocolate, and gingerbread. Click through to see 30 of the best desserts to serve up this winter.


Martha Stewart fans are loving her recipe for a leftover turkey sandwich that looks like a Thanksgiving grilled cheese

The home-cooking expert calls this Thanksgiving leftover sandwich a cross between French toast and grilled cheese.


Egg Curry Recipe: Here is How You Can Make Egg Curry at Home Within 25 Minutes

Egg curry is best enjoyed with Chapati or plain rice.


6 Unique and delicious black rice recipes to include in your menu

Black rice was known as forbidden rice in ancient China as only upper-class people could afford eating it. Today, there are many variations available like Indonesian black rice, Philippine balatinaw rice and Thai jasmine black rice. In Manipur, black rice is known as chak-hao. It has the same amount of fibre as that of brown rice. This rice is of deep black colour but turns into deep purple when it gets cooked. It’s generally used to make...


Essential Nutrients Every Growing Child Needs

Nutrients play a very important role in the growth and development of children. Carbohydrates, protein and fats provide energy.


Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant has a $106 burger on the menu — and it doesn't come with fries

Gordon Ramsay's $106 Wagyu burger comes with a beef patty, seared Wagyu sirloin, and fresh black truffles — but fries will cost you $8 extra.


Make the perfect bowl of spicy Ramen at home with this EASY 5 step recipe

Who doesn’t love Ramen? A spicy bowl of hot Ramen with all the delicious ingredients and slurpy noodles. Ramen is the perfect Japanese comfort food. It is everybody’s favourite and is mouthwatering and delicious. Though we usually go to our favourite Asian restaurant to satisfy our Ramen craving, it can also be made at home. Yes, you can make a spicy, wholesome bowl of Ramen at home easily and quickly. Though there are a lot of variations when...


Benefits Of Coffee: Why is The World Crazy For This Beverage

Coffee is often consumed for its medicinal benefits. Coffee has powerful chemical compounds that work to prevent diseases. Studies have found that coffee has many health benefits attached to its name.


Pros and cons of Intermittent fasting explains nutritionist Ritu Khaneja

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you fast and eat in an allocated time window. This way of dieting focuses on when to eat rather than what to eat. There are various ways of intermittent fasting, mostly set down by your dieticians after minutely analyzing your body type and requirements. This could be 14:10 (14 hours fasting, 10 hours eating), 20:4, 16:8, Alternate-day fasting, the 5:2 diet, Eat Stop Eat, or The Warrior Diet. Like...


Be In The Pink Of Your Health By Using These Oils For Deep Frying Your Food

We Indians have the habit of reusing the oil that we use for deep frying in salad dressing, pan-frying, and all the other things that require oils, but this is a very unhealthy habit. Food must be prepared keeping in mind all the technicalities that have a direct effect on our health. Different oils have different smoke points that help determine its usage. Not all oils can be used for deep frying and hence, have to be chosen carefully. So, take...


Are Foods Like Brown Bread and Jaggery Healthier than White Foods?

Various studies have proved that brown foods provide better nutrition to the body when compared to their white counterparts.


Buckwheat thaalipeeth: Your healthy low glycemic index vegan meal option is here

Would you like to try this recipe for tomorrow's breakfast?


Winter Special: Healthy and Filling Soups One Should Try at Home

Harsh winters are here and it is time to incorporate warm and nutritious food in your diet. Here is a list of some soups that are not only tasty and popular but are also healthy.


Vegan besan laddoo recipe: Enjoy it in no time with these six ingredients

Enjoy this sweet delicacy with this super easy recipe


Love cooking? Check out these 5 tips to take the leap from an amateur to a chef

You love trying new recipes and whipping out new dishes every day. You know the kitchen better than anybody else in the house and have a pet peeve of buying knives and chopping boards from every store. Sure, you know your spices and your sauces but there is a reason why restaurant food tastes a little more elevated and sophisticated than home-cooked food. There are some tips and tricks you can learn to grow as a cook and to prepare gourmet food...


Try this SUPER EASY 5 step Palak Paneer recipe to indulge in the ultimate winter dish

Eating Palak Paneer garnished with a generous blob of butter paired with a soft and hot chapati in the winters is pure bliss. It is basically spinach puree with chunks of Paneer in it. It is a north Indian dish and is highly nutritious as well as delicious. It is the ultimate dish for this season when there is a nip in the air and the temperature is dropping every day. It can be paired with naan, paratha or steamed rice. It consists of a variety...


Do You Know Preparing Food In Ceramic Coated Pans Is Healthy? Here’s Why

With the advancement in technology, there are so many different varieties of utensils that are now available. For many years, the regular iron cookware remained a hit. However, then came the trend of preparing food in non-stick utensils. One of its types is ceramic coated pans that have a layer of ceramic coating on its interior. The process of applying the coat is rather simple. Using a sand-like substance they apply a layer on the inside and...


Colon cancer: When should you get yourself screened?

It is recommended that you undergo screening for colon cancer post the age of 45 years, or before, especially if there is family history of the disease


Madhuri Dixit shares scrumptious kanda poha recipe; watch video

This healthy recipe is perfect for snack time or even breakfast; click here to check out the recipe


Dietitian Garima Goyal explains the signs, causes and prevention tips of sugar crash

Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is attributed with diabetes. However, hypoglycemia also called as sugar crash isn’t limited to diabetes. Reactive hypoglycemia, or postprandial hypoglycemia, arises within four hours of eating a meal. This differs from fasting hypoglycemia or a sugar crash that occurs as a result of fasting. The exact cause of reactive hypoglycemia isn’t known. Most specialists think it is related to the foods you eat and the time...


Precautions Help Aspen Remain A Destination During Pandemic

March is Aspen's moneymaking season as spring breakers and families head to the mountains to ski.


Masala mix! Levantine spices just for the Indian palate

Born in a Sindhi family, Kiran Dhameja grew up listening to stories of how community businesses flourished when they were settled in Shikarpur, Sindh. Her grandparents had travelled to Iran on foot, and built connections with traders in the region. Their haveli in Sindh would often host cross-border merchants. "The spices they [merchants] grew in their country was often brought to us as goods to barter or gifts." The influence, quite naturally,...


Pallipalayam Chicken Recipe: Cook This South Indian Style Chicken Fry at Home And Enjoy a Comforting Meal

You can serve roasted chicken with rasam rice.


Creamy Curd Rice Recipe: The Easiest Way to Make This South Indian Dish is Here

Curd rice not only tastes good but is good for your health too.


How to Make Crispy Medhu Vadai at Home

Medu Vadai is not only tasty but light and healthy too.


Ghee Rice Recipe: Do Try This popular South Indian Dish Filled With Aroma

Prepare flavourful Ghee rice at home and serve it with dal of your choice of any curry.


Sweeten up your life with these creative sweet potato recipes

Sweet potatoes are traditionally associated with fall, but they're always delicious whatever the weather! They can be used in a summer salad, or a warming winter soup. Their unique texture and natural sweetness makes them a versatile addition to many interesting dishes and desserts. To add to their greatness, they're packed with important nutrients like vitamins A and C, beta carotene, and potassium. Click through the following gallery to see the best ways to serve up the potato's colorful cousin.


Cool photos of un-brew-lievable coffee art

Coffee has become ingrained in today’s culture, whether it’s a sacred morning ritual, the meeting point for two people hoping to become more than strangers, or the thing that drives late-night productivity. But it’s become so much more than a caffeinated drink. Of course, you have a plethora of different kinds of coffee, with beans hailing from all over the world, and so many ways to prepare it. Some say you can even judge a person based on how they drink their coffee, from those who guzzle it black to those who prefer it frozen, doused in sugary syrups, and served with whipped cream. But coffee has expanded past the aromatic and gustatory senses, and it’s veered into the realm of visual art. Take 3D coffee art, for example, which uses milk foam to craft little creatures who wait to be sipped on. Designs can be made using espresso or chocolate as ink, and some even go so far as to brighten up the usual brown palette by adding food coloring. Customers can also request specific designs at a few of these quirky cafés, and they’re willing to pay the extra money to get that perfect photo. The Tea Terrace in London even offers the chance to put your own photo on your hot beverage. For a mere £5.75, you can get a "selfieccino" and drink your own face while also becoming the source of envy to Instagram followers everywhere. While the world of coffee creativity is already an ever-evolving medium, latte art has reached a new high for the culture. Check out this gallery to see some of the most impressive pieces created so far.


Jalebi Recipe: Here is How to Make Delicious And Crispy Jalebi at Home

Jalebi is best enjoyed with Rabri or milk.


Business of booze: Celebs who launched alcohol brands

Hollywood stars are extremely fun to watch because of the myriad of ways they spend their millions, from lavish lifestyles and opulent mansions to financial scandals and clever investments. A select few celebrities have been investing in alcohol brands, a trend which will likely surge in popularity after the whopping success of stars like George Clooney and Ryan Reynolds. NBA star LeBron James has just decided to get in on the action with new tequila company Lobos 1707. He reportedly fell in love with their product while on vacation in Italy, and felt a connection to tequila with the property he'd previously bought in Cabo. Ah, to be rich. Check out the gallery to see which stars are making even more money behind the bar.