You might have noticed the labels of fortified ready to eat foods that carry the tag “antioxidant rich”. What are the antioxidants? Why are they so important and how much is ideal to consume? What are the natural sources of antioxidants? Here is an article that addresses all these questions that rise. Let us dive into what they mean for our survival.

India is a country of different traditions and culture. Everything here is celebrated on a wide scale, and no festival is incomplete without sweets. So it comes as no surprise that different parts of India has so much to offer to those with a sweet tooth. 

Every state has its own traditional sweets which are prepared during festivals or any special occasion. Sweets have become a symbol of happiness, so whenever there is a happy news to share, it is done with sweets. Sweets from different states are made with different ingredients and has a unique taste to it. No matter where you are in India, there is going to be some dish that can satisfy your craving for something sweet.

Let’s Order Chinese food for today! This is the general terminology used when we think about Chinese Food but how many of us do really know that Chinese Cuisine is not about one style of cooking but there are a variety of techniques and regions that have been involved for a very long time. We have been introduced more towards Indo-Chinese cuisine to suit our Indian palate. Due do this, our usual assumption to Chinese food are only limited to Chow mein, Fried rice and Manchurian. 

Cheesecakes are a classic decadent dessert which are perfect for any occasion but can be relished even sans any occasion. Cheesecakes can vary from chocolate to one favourite fruits available during the season. They have a light, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture to them and will absolutely steal the show at any party.

At some point of the month we feel as if we need to cut on the calories or need to change the type of food we have been feeding on regularly. What if we could find the best recipes with fruits to try then? When you love fruits, you tend to crave eating them more and more. If that does well to the body, why not try more and more of it?

South Indian curries are known for it's fusion of various spices. The combination of vegetables and dry spices makes it delicious and most of them have coconut. The rich flavour, taste, and  aroma of these curries can make anyone go hungry. In South India usually curries are served with steamed rice or roti with some ghee.

The weekend is here and what better way to spend your weekend than with friends, family and some super delicious food. This week we have put together a Parsi spread for you.

Koftas are an absolute favourite In India! Koftas stuffed with different veg and non veg fillings, dipped in rich creamy gravies are perfect for special occasions or festivals. These kofta can be filled with variety of stuffings paired with different types of spices. Not only this with the scrumptious kofta, you can also experiment with different types of gravies as the base. Well, while Veg koftas are delicious, Non veg koftas are surely a treat for all the non vegetarians.

Smoothies are a great source of nutrient packed meal. It is not only tasty but also fills our stomach and is filled with everything you need from, proteins, vitamins, healthy fats to fibre. A glass of healthy smoothie in the morning keeps you energised the entire day. There are many more benefits of consuming healthy smoothies - aids in weight loss, improves digestion, helps your body to detoxify, strengthens your immune system, gives a brain boost and many more.

Evening leisure break is something which is a longing comfort to many and a luxury for some. This after work time is a time of retrospection of the day, a short moment to cherish the day’s fruitfulness and work, a time to plan dinner for some, almost the only time to idle around in the day. We all have different plans of spending this time of the day. Some like to listen to music or watch soaps and a few love reading a book or doing their favourite leisure activity. But all of us would want to include snacks (especially the ones that endure the nibbling) during this leisure hour that we have at hand.

If you are anything like us we are sure you love hummus too. Hummus is a super delicious dip recipe made with mashed chickpea or various other bean variants, and blended with flavours of tahini, olive oil et al.

paratha is a flatbread that is from the Indian subcontinent. It is very prevalent throughout Pakistan and India and is the traditional staple of the area. Parathas can be made in a variety of way and with a number of flavor combinations. You can also experiment with the stuffing that goes into a paratha and adjust them according your taste buds. Here are 6 Parathas that you can serve along with raitas for breakfast or dinner.

When we think of Gujarat, the first thing that pops up in our minds is first of course our beloved Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, and then the amazingly delicious food of Gujarat everyone raves about.

Mushroom is one of those vegetables well a fungi which makes a tasty and healthy dish. Mushrooms add a soft texture to your recipes whether it's a salad, soup, sauce or a gravy. Other than salads and scrambles, you can even use these small delights to make different types of Indian gravies across different cuisines. The flavour from local spices and different styles of cooking, gives each and every Mushroom recipe a unique taste.

In the recent years, Quinoa has risen to superstardom and with good reason too. Quinoa is a nutritious gluten-free grain that is high in fibre, protein, iron, magnesium, essential amino acids and much more.

Mint chutney is a magnificent chutney that would go great with numerous dishes. It's a deliciously spicy chutney prepared from fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger and garlic and yogurt. The preparation time takes as less as 15 minutes and and serve the mint chutney with any snack of your choice. Here are a list of dishes that's a tastes best with green chutney.

In most of the Indian homes, family members sit together in the evening to share a cup of tea along with a favorite snack. This is the time when everyone sits together after a long and tiring day to relax and share some talks. And as we were thinking this moment, we felt that there is no better way to spend an evening with a pot of tea and a slice of scrumptious tea cake. Dont you agree?

Weekends are ideal to take out time from our busy lives to catch up with friends and family. And a Saturday night get together can never go wrong given the added advantage of not having to worry about work the following morning.

Vada recipe is authentically a South Indian fritter with lentils. Lentils are usually soaked and ground to batter, and various spices and other leafy greens or onions are mixed to get a thick batter. Different vada recipes call for differing instructions and processing to make; some have a smooth batter and a few recipes have smooth batter with soaked or coarsely ground lentils. These lentil dumplings are traditionally deep fried and served hot as snack along with a suitable accompaniment out of many recipes that pairs with these, like chutneys or sambars. Vada recipes are now popular in all of India as a snack option in many food joints.

Pongal being a popular Harvest festival for all the South Indians, It has left us filled with all the rich and everlasting taste of all the festival food being prepared on this auspicious occasion. I will be taking you through the preparation of what “Pongal Sapad” or " Pongal Bhojanam" (Pongal Lunch Meal) would be in South Indian households. 

Green Peas are one of a type legumes given their versatility and health benefits. They are little powerhouses of nutrition that are a blessing to mankind. Not only are these sweet legumes delicious, but they are a great source of folic acid, vitamin K, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus and folate. They are also a good source of vitamin B6, niacin, vitamin B2, molybdenum, zinc, protein, magnesium, iron, potassium and choline.

Makara Sankranti / Pongal is a day that marks the northward traverse of Sun and a festival that celebrates the new harvest of the year. The festival of Sankranti in South India lasts for 4 days. 

Some festivals in India are celebrated through out the country, but some are celebrated in specific regions. ‘Lohri’ is one such festival which is especially celebrated in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu.

'Tis the season to be merry!

The smell of baked sweets lingering in the air, the faint sound of soothing carols, the banter of family members, the beautifully decorated tree, and not to forget everyones' favourite, the ever so joyful Santa, this is what makes Christmas a day to look forward to. It is the perfect occasion for friends and families to get together, and share delicious food, and memories.

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