Dhampur Speaks — drink

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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Your gorgeous, gut-friendly, instagram drink!

Your gorgeous, gut-friendly, instagram drink!

With an evolving consumer mindset that wants health and wellness along with taste, healthy- lifestyle drinks have entered the carte du jour. Traditional drinks have got a make over and topping the charts is ‘turmeric’ which have rejuvenated the drinks menu.   Turmeric, first known to have been used in 250BCE, and with 53 Sanskrit phrases recorded highlighting its benefits, has become a global sensation. I mean, who doesn’t want to have an ingredient in their diet that cleanses, guards, and metabolises your immune system, inside out!     The health benefits of haldi doodh or turmeric milk are not unknown, with these ranging...

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