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THE IRRESISTABLE CULT: KALA KHATTA BARF-KA-GOLA

THE IRRESISTABLE CULT: KALA KHATTA BARF-KA-GOLA

If you grew up in the 80s and early 90s, chuskis and golas were your dreams, whose mention gave you goosebumps, as the Indian traveller hadn’t ventured into global cuisines enroute his many globe-trotting escapades. Over the decades, traditionally-inspired chefs remodelled the once-taboo street-treats into a new avatar, actually a gourmet delicacy, in restaurants and ice-cream bars. The ‘loved-by-one-and-all’ roadside Kala khatta ‘chuski’ aka ice gola aka ice cream soda float- the one that tops the list of guilty pleasures of the edible variety- the one that was a cult- has repearedly been reinvented into hand-crafted signature molecular desserts and...

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Does Jaggery help in Dengue: find out!

Does Jaggery help in Dengue: find out!

Covid is recent, dengue has been a mainstay for long. Come rains and humidity is high in the atmosphere; making it ideal to breed mosquitoes. About one in four people infected with dengue get sick. While it is easy to fall prey to the mosquito-borne viral disease, recovery can take its time. Home remedies to handle dengue have been a traditional practice in many countries for several years; whenever someone contracts the disease, friends and family share tales of how fluids can speed up recovery. However, natural home remedies can speed up your healing process and replenish the body by providing essential nutrients in...

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molasses vs blackstrap molasses

What is the difference between Molasses and Blackstrap Molasses?

Molasses or Blackstrap Molasses? Which one should I choose?

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Forgotten foods are fresh on our palates!

Forgotten foods are fresh on our palates!

Forgotten foods are fresh on our palates! We humans, are a very unique breed. We take so many things for granted, one being home-cooked food, cooked by our mothers and grandmothers. Having said that, cooking these days is with more and more emphasis on healthy and traditional eating. The forgotten foods are back with a new vibe! No matter who you have become, or what traditions you follow now, sometimes all of us want to go back in time, to those good-old-days and relive some cherished memories again. Realising the importance of some recipes which our grandmothers and mothers cooked,...

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