Consume more Vitamin C to prevent infections during monsoon: Doctors

With the national capital witnessing humid weather making people vulnerable to infectious diseases, doctors have urged children to increase intake of Vitamin C rich food, thus helping in killing infected cells in the body. Though doctors call Vitamic C as one of the best boosters for the immune system, a recent study by Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science has also found the molecular mechanism by which Vitamin C impedes and even kills Mycobacterium smegmatis, a non-pathogenic bacterium. Humid weather during monsoon leads to various types of fungal infections of legs,…

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How to make Chinese Five Spice Rajgira Coconut Cookies

Chinese five spice is a blend of 5 spices – cinnamon, fennel, cloves, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. It is common in many Asian dishes, and you can easily find pre-made blends in the dried spice section of most grocery stores. This spice blend is typically used in savoury dishes, but when combined with freshly grated coconut and healthy grains like rajgira and whole wheat, it turns out to be amazing! We got in touch with Donna George, blogger at theculinarytrail.com and freelance recipe developer and she shared the recipe of these…

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Go for ‘Grills on Fire’ to relish heavenly kebabs at The Ancient Barbeque

Ever wondered how a dish named drunken fish or wine-glazed mushroom would taste? Head for the ongoing Grills on Fire — a fiery feast at The Ancient Barbeque (TAB) in this suburb of the national capital where an array of 24 kebabs — vegan and non-vegan — await the opportunity to tickle your tummy. TAB specialises in grilled delicacies and this makes it an ideal place for foodies who enjoy digging into starters more than the main course. “There are too many restaurants with the same menu. We thought of coming up with…

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Sweet treats: How to make White Chocolate Strawberry Mille-Feuille

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the search for the best chocolate, cookie, pastry recipe starts! Basically, the look out for anything that is sweet and sounds a little exotic turns out to be in great demand around this time of the year. So that you don’t have to go through hours of surfing on the Internet, we bring you this delightful White Chocolate Strawberry Mille-Feuille recipe by Chef Deepak Yadav, pastry chef, Courtyard by Marriott, Gurugram Downtown. Have a great time treating your loved ones this V-Day! Ingredients 1ltr…

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How to make Strawberry Cheesecake

For dessert lovers, cheesecakes are an absolute favourite! After all, it’s soft cream cheese and it melts in your mouth. Who would hate that in the first place! And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, wouldn’t it be great to put on your chef’s hat and surprise your partner with a delicious treat? Also, celebration of love would be incomplete without something sweet, no? If you are single then even better as you will have the entire cheesecake to yourself! This recipe by Chef Jitendra Upadhyay, pastry chef, Renaissance…

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Pineapple topping on pizza? This President hates it so much, he wants to ban it

Over the years, food connoisseurs and, of course, the Reddit community have generated endless ‘pineapple-on-a-pizza’ debates. Believe it or not, there are online forums that hotly debate “pineapple on pizza?” followed by discussions between purists and adventurists. The most recent one being the heated pineapple-pizza debate of 2017 with the hashtag #pineappleonPizza trending on Twitter. Looks like the series of confrontations are going to continue now with President of Iceland Guðni Th Jóhannesson adding fuel to the fire. During a recent Q&A session at a high school in Akureyi, North…

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World Chocolate Day: How to make Chocolate Truffle Tart

Chocolate Truffle Tart is a classic. Loved by all, it’s a sure shot way to make yourself happy and of course, make your loved ones happy. If you still haven’t tried making one till date, then we say it’s about time. This easy recipe by Chef Ashish Rai, Head – Culinary, Barbeque Nation is a great way to start your culinary journey. Ingredients For crust ½ cup – Confectionery sugar 1½ cup – All-purpose flour 1 cup – Butter 5-6g – Baking powder For filling ½ kg – Dark chocolate…

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Jaipur food fest to revive Persian delicacies for Nowruz

The “forgotten recipes” of Persia are about to be revived at a 13-day food festival that promises an authentic culinary fare through the subtle flavours that originated in Iran centuries ago. Heralding Nowruz, the dawn of the Persian New Year, Fairmont Jaipur is launching the food fest on March 21 at the hotel’s signature Indo-Persian restaurant “Zarin” — a name inspired by the Persian connotation for gold — that celebrates the fusion of two ancient culinary traditions of Asia. “Zarin is a unique restaurant that adds drama and flair to our…

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New York eatery tops world’s best restaurants 2017; India fails to make the list

At the annual World’s 50 Best awards held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, the list of the top 50 restaurants in the world was revealed. According to the list, Eleven Madison Park, New York triumphed as a foodie’s heaven beating last year’s number one, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. The Italian delicacy dropped down to second place. El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, took the third spot. According to Bloomberg, Chef Daniel Humm said, “I never in my wildest dreams thought that I could find myself…

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From Khoya Paneer to Bharwan Aloo

  Baklava by Subrata Debnath, executive chef, Vivanta by Taj – Gurgaon Ingredients 100g – Crushed cashews 100g – Crushed almonds 100g – Crushed pistachios 50g – Butter (softened) 100g – Breakfast sugar 10g – Cinnamon powder 5 – Filo sheets 500g – Sugar 300ml – Water 2 – Cinnamon sticks Method * Brush the filo sheets with butter on one side. * In a bowl, mix the crushed nuts, breakfast sugar, cinnamon powder and 30 gms of butter until well combined. * Lay the filo sheets on a baking…

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