Food & Drink

For thought

Rooftop farming is a good way to get cleanly grown food. Picture for representative purpose. Picture courtesy: ediblegardencity.com
Clean food grown in pesticide-free soil is just what you needAs small becomes beautiful there is a slow clean food movement gaining ground across the world.

Buzz

Lucknow's famous Tunday Kababi shuts shop due to crackdown against meat. Picture for representative purposes. Picture courtesy: Instagram/thecrazyfoodie
Lucknow's famous Tunday Kababi shuts one outlet due to meat shortageThe century-old restaurant is one of the businesses to be affected by the state's crackdown against meat.

Buzz

Mermaid toast is turning into a raging trend with foodies. Picture courtesy: Instagram/vibrantandpure
These mermaid toasts are like the ocean on bread, and we love itA food stylist just came up with these creative and delicious toasts, and floored foodies across the world.

Food & Drink

Dosa Waffles. Photo: Mail Today
American restaurants are now turning desi; here's howIndian cuisine appears to have made serious inroads into the American table.

Food & Drink

At Roasted, Aerocity, you are served your favourite leaf tea inside a gleaming gold-tinted stainless steel container. Photo: Mail Today
This outlet in Delhi is a must-visit paradise for every tea loverSelection at Roasted consists of nine leaf teas.

Kitchen insider

Don't throw out stale bread, and try these recipes. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Recipe Tin
5 absolutely delicious things you can do with stale breadFrom simple breadsticks to puddings, there's a lot you can do with old bread.

Food

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Jaipur food fest to revive Persian delicacies for NowruzThe Persian New Year brings forth new means of indulgence for foodies.

Health

Go easy on that hot chocolate. Picture courtesy: Instagram/eleonorachelle
Your favourite hot chocolate could be as salty as sea waterA new research has shown that each serving of chocolate powder could be worse than eating a bag of chips.

How to

 Give the regular idli these makeovers, and they'll be even yummier. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/chefandherkitchen.com
5 idli recipes that are way too easy to be so deliciousIf you can't get enough of this South Indian favourite, try these amazing variations.

Food & Drink

Picture courtesy: Instagram/Shilpa Shetty
Is Shilpa Shetty launching her own chain of vegetarian restaurants? Actress Shilpa Shetty is reportedly, all set to combine her love for vegetarian food and fitness.

Review

 The massive burger challenge was just one of the highlights of the Grub Fest. Picture courtesy: Instagram/thegrubfest
Were you at The Grub Fest this weekend? Full of mouth-watering offerings, this food fest was every Delhi foodie's delight!

Buzz

Actor Chris Pratt is a foodie, and an avid fisherman. Picture courtesy: Instagram/prattprattpratt
This Hollywood actor's love for snacks will make you give up on your dietChris Pratt's latest Instagram posts are making us indulge our cravings like never before.

Industry

Carl's Jr entered Delhi's burger scene in 2015. Photo: Praveen Negi
These 3 burger biggies in Delhi make the best of your favourite junk food Find out what makes the burgers at Hard Rock Cafe, Carl's Jr and Burger Singh irresistible to customers.

Taste quotient

Nimtho, which serves traditional Sikkimese cuisine, was started by Binita in 2014. Photo: Ramesh Sharma
Love a bite of Northeastern food? These restaurants in Delhi serve authentic plattersPioneers of Mizo, Naga and Sikkimese cuisine in the city get candid about their love for the food from the seven sisters.

For thought

Can we eat the food we accidentally dropped on the floor? Picture for representation purpose. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/home.bt.com
Dropped your food? It's okay to pick it up and eat it in 5 seconds Food that has fallen on the ground can be safe to eat, but you need to keep a few factors in mind.

Food

The Dal Baat Churma at Bombay Haveli.
The physically disabled are running this Mumbai restaurantAnd that's not its biggest takeaway; the food at Bombay Haveli is as indulgent as it gets.

Kitchen insider

Don't throw out veggie peels. Just turn them into amazing dishes. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/yahoo.com
Peel it, don't throw it: 6 veggie and fruit peels that can be reused in yummy ways These kitchen hacks will help you minimise waste, and whip up some amazing dishes.

Drinks

The Whisky Walk is for everyone
Why you need to experience the Whisky Walk of Delhi, even if you're not a whisky drinkerA guided tour through Delhi's rich cultural history makes this walk a must-try experience for everyone visiting/living in the city.

Food

Don't expect the expected at Meraaki Kitchen. Picture courtesy: Meraaki Kitchen
The next time you're in Jaipur, you can't not try this fusion restaurantStarted by a MasterChef India finalist, this Jaipur restaurant brings together authentic taste and molecular gastronomy.

How to

These water-based detox drinks will help you get over indigestion. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/DIY Joy-Crafts
4 drinks that will help you detox after the Holi indulgenceIndulged a bit more than you should have? These water-based detox tricks will help.

Food

Daulat ki Chaat at Gali Arya Samaj, Chawri Bazar, which has the city's only permanent stall selling this foamy delicacy. Photo: Mail Tpday
These nine street food joints in Delhi will make you taste paradiseAkbar had nine jewels who adorned his court, so does Delhi's street food universe. The city's walking chronicler Anubhav Sapra shares nine new favourites you can't afford to ignore.

Food

Photo: Mail Today
Here are two delicious desi dessert recipes with an English touchMaster Chef India finalist Dinesh Patel shares two recipes from his masterclass session at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Agra.

How to

Nail the basic thandai recipe, and you can take on some delicious Indian spin-offs. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Smruti Shah/Harini M
3 thandai recipes that will make sure your Holi is more colourfulNail the basic thandai powder, and you can make everything from kheer to kulfi with it.

How to

Gujiya is a sweet dish that screams Holi. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Rachna's Kitchen
Holi is incomplete without this simple and sweet gujiyaThis traditional Indian sweet treat is a must-have during Holi celebrations.

How to

Pindi chana and bhatura, two recipes from the heart of Punjab, are all you need this Holi. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/My ginger Garlic Kitchen
The hot Punjabi Pindi chana-bhature recipe we all need for HoliThis chickpea recipe from the heart of Punjab is simply delicious, and a must-have for your feasts.

How to

Namak paray and mathris are two snacks that can make your Holi celebrations more enjoyable. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/vegrecipesofindia.com
Make your crunchy Holi snacks in advance with these easy-peasy recipesFrom namak paras to mathri, these delicious snacks make Holi celebrations more special.

Buzz

This new version of Frooti is all set to hit the markets. Picture courtesy: Instagram/nadiachauhan
This iconic mango drink from your childhood is now turning fizzySummer just got more interesting with this absolutely brilliant news.

Taste quotient

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International Women's Day: 16 things women should indulge in without guilt"Zyada khayegi, moti ho jayegi"--how many times have we heard that one sentence, and put down what we were eating?When it comes to choosing food over looks, we women have had to give up on our taste buds for the sake of looking picture-perfect. From cheese-burst pizzas to chaat, we might be told that indulging in these dishes will make us fat, ugly and unattractive. But why should we care if it gives us joy? This International Women's Day, let's make a difference by taking control of what, why, and how much of the things we'd like to eat.

Food

These women bakers have turned their hobbies into a full-time profession. Photo: Mail Today
International Women's Day: The success stories of these women bakers will inspire youWomen bakers are indulging their sweet tooth by turning their hobby into a profession.

Kitchen insider

This Rocky Lamb dish is the perfect balance between drama and flavours.
Watch: This awesome lamb dish is on fire!A little drama, and a lot of flavour--that's just what happens when you flambe a dish.

How to

 Samosas, or any kind of fries, are incomplete without this tamarind chutney. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/heneedsfood
Samosa's best friend has a simpler recipe than you thoughtTamarind or imli ki chutney is so amazing that you MUST know how to whip it up.

How to

These French beans recipes are just extraordinary. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/tasteaholics
Ditch beans-aloo sabji; try these incredible French beans recipes insteadFrom a simple garlic-butter salad to very crispy fries, there's a lot you can do with green beans.

How to

This easy apricot and tomato chutney is a delightful addition to any meal. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/Mihl
Who knew apricots and tomatoes could taste SO good togetherThis delicious little chutney has to be a part of your next meal.

Chef speak

Photo: Mail Today
How every pastry is a piece of art you can eatChef Niklesh Sharma says pastry can be tricky but it is a piece of art that you can eat.

Taste quotient

Canh Kho Qua or stuffed-karela soup is a dish from South Vietnam. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/congthucmonngon.com
Would you want a taste of this stuffed-karela soup?Canh Kho Qua is a traditional South Vietnamese dish, and is supposed to bring good luck.

How to

Give this easy-peasy amla murabba recipe a try. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/vegrecipesofindia.com
This stunning amla murabba recipe is every meal's best friendSticky, sweet and tangy--this traditional Indian accompaniment is all you need to jazz up your diet.

People

 Freida Pinto teamed up with two charities to put an end to food waste in the aftermath of the Oscars. Picture courtesy: Instagram/freidapinto
This Indian actress' gesture helped feed hundreds with Oscars leftover foodFreida Pinto teamed up with two charities to make sure that tonnes of leftovers are put to good use.

Buzz

 Delhi is all set to get its first food truck festival.
Delhi's first food truck festival is all set to woo you this weekendHorn Ok Please will feature more than twenty popular food trucks from Delhi NCR.

Taste quotient

Delhi's foodies will soon get a chance to taste royal cuisines of India.
Feasts cooked by Indian royal families to be a major attraction this yearThe upcoming Dine with Royalty fest will feature 20 royal families from across India, and their unique dishes.

Taste quotient

Spinach is a versatile ingredient that can be used to whip up some amazing dishes. Picture courtesy: Instagram/allstirfry/Pinterest/WordPress.com
3 ways to adapt spinach to the contemporary foodie's diet If you must have this green leafy vegetable, do it in a way that's super-delicious and enjoyable.

How to

This innovative gulab jamun and kulfi mash-up will blow your mind. Picture courtesy: Pinterest/ribbonstopastas.blogspot.ca
It's springtime, and you need this gulab jamun kulfi in your lifeThis mash-up of your two favourite sweet treats is a must-have while you usher in summer.

Buzz

Chef Vikas Khanna, on his way to the Buckingham Palace. Picture courtesy: Twitter/TheVikasKhanna
Chef Vikas Khanna just gifted his exclusive book to Queen Elizabeth IIThe celebrity chef was in London to attend an event at the Buckingham Palace.

Food

The healthy Indian pancake, Uttapam. Picture courtesy: Instagram/dietwithsonel
On World Pancake Day today, let us tell you about the tastiest Indian pancake, UttapamThey're light, they're healthy and they're effortlessly melt-in-mouth. Why won't you give Uttapams a try at home?

Food

At the centre is a chocolate dome filled with green tea ice-cream and yuzu (citrus) cream frozen into a parfait with liquid nitrogen, tonyo (soy milk) reduced with cream and vanilla, curdled chocolate soil infused with truffle oil, macarons, yuzu gel, coo
Here's how an old Japanese ritual led to the foundation of Burning Mountain foodThe young chefs of Wasabi by Morimoto draw inspiration from the spectacular annual ritual of burning dead grass on Mount Wakakusa to create an epicurean sensation with fire and ice.

Food

The iconic Galouti Kabab is best paired with Ulte Tawe ke Paranthe. Photo:Mail Today
A recipe for the royal taste of Galouti Kabab from the city of Nawabs,LucknowHere's the authentic Galouti Kabab recipe from the masterchef of Tunday Kababi.
 
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