From dhokla to dosa: Check out these delicious, easy and healthy breakfast recipes

Ensure you don't skip breakfast; count on these simple recipes

The pandemic calls for extra safety: 6 unmissable things to-do to safeguard your loved ones & your home

Keeping oneself, family and homes is key... here's a checklist for you to make sure everyone's safe during the tough times.

Childhood habits that affect your adult life

Believe it or not, but a lot of what goes on in our childhood influences our adult life and health. Whether it is picking your nose, sleeping with the light on, or biting your nails, the biological side of these harmless acts turns out to have crucial repercussions even years later. Click through to see which bad childhood habits may affect you today.

Gobi 65 Recipe: Do Try This Scrumptious Started Dish at Home

Watch: Here is how to make crispy gobi fry 65.

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.

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.

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.

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,...

Can Green Tea Combat The Effect Of Air Pollution? Find Out

Green Tea have antioxidants that can fight to reverse the damage done by pollution. Sundeip Bhatia, Business Head, India Shilpa Medicare Ltd sheds light on the importance of adding green tea to your diet.

Some Amazing Benefits Of Eating On Banana Leaves

Have you wondered why Indian traditions prescribed eating over banana leaves and not metal plates? In ancient times, people followed very healthy routines with their major focus being directed towards eating healthy, hygienic, and fresh food and that is why banana leaves were used back in those days. These leaves are considered to be very healthy and auspicious in our country and are used to offer food or prasad to Gods in the southern part of...

Universal Children's Day 2020: Expert on improving children's relations

With complex emotional and nutritional ties, food is among the most essential parts of our life. Having a positive relationship with food is the key to living a healthy life, however, our own experiences, body image issues, and the diet culture heavily impact this relationship. It becomes even more difficult when it comes to our children. How can adults who’ve been struggling with food and may have problematic behaviour patterns help their kids...

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!

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...

How Goa became India's most vegan-friendly state!

Most of us associate Goa with beaches, parties, adventure, and seafood. Surprisingly, now comes the news that it has also debuted as the most vegan-friendly state in the country. People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) conferred the title on the beach state last week, with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant being felicitated for "providing an environment in which vegan-friendly establishments can thrive, making the world a better place for...

Chhath Puja 2020: 5 Traditional recipes to indulge in on this day

The famous Chhath festival is celebrated in the month of Kartik. It starts with Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends with Kartik Shukla Saptami. The Sun God is worshipped on this day. People thank the Sun God for protecting them and nurturing them. They pray to the Sun for happiness and take his blessings. This festival is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh. The Sun’s sister, Chhathi Maiya is also worshipped on...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Make vegan gulab jamuns with just four simple ingredients

You cannot miss out on this for dessert tonight!

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

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.

5 Things to Never Eat in Dinner

Here is a list of foods that you must stay away from during the dinner time.

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.

A guide to quarantine weight loss

It's happening to all of us. Stuck at home, watching movies, eating and drinking. But the day comes when we step on the scale and realize we've exaggerated–we've put on weight. But losing that extra weight doesn't have to be a nightmare. Browse through the gallery and learn how to lose those extra pounds, quickly and safely.

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.

Satisfy your craving for Chinese with THESE easy and unique Manchurian recipes

Manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese recipe that is made with veggies or chicken or fish and mixed with soy sauce, ginger, vinegar etc. But among all the recipes, chicken Manchurian is the most popular one. But Manchurian can be made in several different ways. If you are thinking to do something unique with the Manchurian then follow the recipe videos below. Different ways of cooking Manchurian: Vegetable gravy Manchurian Follow the video below...

Prepare 4 Lip Smacking Dishes With 1 Leftover Dal

Chef Pankaj Bhadouria tells us how to reuse leftover dal and prepare 4 very amazing dishes with it. We all have leftover dals in our fridge almost every second day and when someone doesn’t eat it, we are compelled to throw it away. But wasting food is just not appropriate, more so when you can get all innovative and prepare really cool dishes out of the leftover food. It can be a secret and you can surprise your family with dal paranthas,...

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: The boom continues!

From burgers to biryani, cuisine is no bar when it comes to ordering food at home

Different places, cultures and ways of brewing – a cuppa still unites people around the world

Tea can be made in a number of ways and as one likes—with ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black or green. We bring to you the most exotic ways of brewing tea from around the world to help you experiment this season.

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

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

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...

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...

5 Indo Chinese dishes you can easily make at home to kill hunger pangs

While all of us have taken down to cooking and master this skill to become top chefs post quarantine, we know sourcing ingredients can be a challenging task during the lockdown. If you are missing your favourite momos, noodles and fried rice during the lockdown, fret not, as we are here to give you a list of 5 easy to make Indo-Chinese food dishes at the comfort your own house. If there’s anything fusion that Indians love is this, the love for...

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.

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...

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

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

Start Having Grilled Food For Weight Loss & Many Other Health Benefits

When we are on a weight loss jourey or just want to have something tasty yet light we reach out for grilled food. It is not just about losing weight, grilled food has many health benefits. In case you are not into grilled food yet then these facts might make you want to have it from no on. Nutrients Retention When you have fried or boiled food, all the nutrients are said to be lost in the vegetables or meat for that matter. Grilled food in fact...

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...

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...

The Crown’s latest season deals with an eating disorder; know about it here

Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), social phobia, substance abuse disorder, may predispose a person to the eating disorder, says Dr Chandrashekhar Tulsigiri of Fortis Hiranandani Hospital

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!"

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.

Try These Hacks To Make Your Green Tea To Taste Better

Taking care of our bodies is the key to a healthier life. This includes ingesting foods and drinks that we may not like a lot, such as green tea. Over the years, the popularity of this wholesome drink has only increased, with people consuming it more than twice on a daily basis. However, green tea that is known for its many benefits, doesn’t taste that pleasing. Perhaps this the reason why a few of them, who want to lose weight are not still...

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

Enjoy this sweet delicacy with this super easy recipe

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.

Accidental food inventions: History's most delicious mistakes

Whether it's getting a recipe wonderfully wrong or just getting lucky throwing together random ingredients from your fridge, everyone knows the feeling of having created something new and astonishingly tasty. Little do many people know, however, that some of the world's most beloved foods were born out of mistakes—along with spite, neglect, apathy, and laziness. Check out this gallery to see the surprising foods that were invented by accident.

Watch: New Jersey Man Eats Raw Onion, Garlic & Lime to Show How Covid-19 Affects His Sense of Taste, Video Goes Viral

In the video, he is seen eating a raw onion and garlic paste and drinking a shot of lemon juice, but has no reaction on his face and says that he can't taste anything.