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Chennai taste of West Sumatran food

Chennai taste of West Sumatran food

“Fried chicken, steamed fish with banana leaf, chicken soup, an avocado and grapefruit dessert with coconut milk…” Ade Sukendar, Counsul-General of the Republic of Indonesia, Mumbai, lists some of his favourite traditional dishes from back home. “Indonesian chicken soup is different from that in other places. It has noodles which ...

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Preetha Jayaraman’s comfort food on death row

Preetha Jayaraman’s comfort food on death row

I typed on a WhatsApp group recently, “What would your last meal request be on death row?” Strange question I know, but we friends are a strange bunch. As I saw one of them start to type an answer, I thought of mine. My mind ticked off drumstick puli kozhambu, ...

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These traditional Tamil sweets can work as gifts for your loved ones

These traditional Tamil sweets can work as gifts for your loved ones

Thenkuzhal murukku, Kambu laddu, and kara mixture from Chinthalavadi. These simple treats and a few lines about the village on the banks of the river Cauvery can turn an ordinary festive gift into a mindful one. This year, we are seeing more people gifting handmade savouries featuring organic ingredients from ...

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New Year fun food – The Hindu

New Year fun food - The Hindu

On the first day of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu calendar, Ugadi is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. In Delhi, it’s celebrated in a way that takes people back home, and a reminder that our city is a mish-mash of cultures. “Since it signifies the beginning ...

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How to maintain a healthy keto diet

How to maintain a healthy keto diet

  Atkins, Paleo, raw food, vegan…it seems a new ‘fad diet’ is popping up every other week. However, in the race to shed some weight, finding the right diet that suits one’s body, lifestyle and taste-buds can be challenging. Among the many options, Ketogenic diet or keto, a fad with ...

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Culinary queen Lakshmi Nair turns vlogger

Culinary queen Lakshmi Nair turns vlogger

She has broken bread with tribal communities in remote corners of Arunchal Pradesh, danced away the night at the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland and eaten with truckers on busy highways and slept in cars on the way to windswept Kedarnath. And then she comes back to host those shows on ...

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Ugadi turns health conscious – The Hindu

Ugadi turns health conscious - The Hindu

There are so many things to look forward to during Ugadi. And most of it is related to food. This time it is no different except a few health buffs in the city are giving their goodies a healthy makeover. Ugadi means the aroma of piping hot rice prepared for ...

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Back to Bengal – The Hindu

Back to Bengal - The Hindu

I haven’t holidayed in Santiniketan, though the university town has often figured on our list of must-visit year-end getaways. But I came pretty close to it during an extended food fiesta in Kolkata some days ago. I went to a restaurant called Kopai, which is the name of a river ...

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LOCAL, GLOCAL

LOCAL, GLOCAL

A delicious substitute for fish, the banana blossom joins the list of super foods along with moringa, turmeric, jackfruit and coconut oil Source link

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The secrets of Awadh – The Hindu

The secrets of Awadh - The Hindu

Chef Mohsin Qureshi is an expert in Awadhi cuisine. The 31-year-old chef can boast of an enviable work experience at some of the leading hotel chains in India. He attributes the finesse of his cooking style to his lineage, ustaads and khansaamas from whom he “learnt the secrets of this ...

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