Food & Drinks

BASANT PANCHAMI FEAST

Basant Panchami is a special day of spring. This day falls on the fifth day of Magh Shukla Paksha. The troubles of the harsh winter end and a new enthusiasm arises in the spring. On this day, Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning, is worshiped in homes and schools. The celebration of Basant Panchami is celebrated with enthusiasm throughout India. There are different ways to enjoy this day some people make good food on Basant Panchami, like Saffron-Rich Yellow Rice, Kesari Bhat, Puran Poli, and many other dishes are relished on this day. Let’s have a look at our menu for Basant Panchami 2023.

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WINTER PARTY MENU

The fun of eating in winter doubles, and perhaps this is the reason why people often gain 2-4 kg in winter. Hot parathas, pakoras, halwa such things match the pleasure of sitting in blankets and quilts, watching TV, chatting, and enjoying delicious food. All the things to eat in winter are good, but there are some winter-special dishes that are available only during winter and the pleasure of eating them also comes in winter only. So, here are some recipes that might make your winters fun and tasty.

WINTER MUNCHIES

With the change in the season, there is should be a change in eating habits. Due to this, in the cold where we mostly eat such things, whose effect is hot and the body gets warmth from it. But in summer, on the contrary, eat things that have a cold effect. To keep the body healthy during the winter season, healthy things should be consumed. In such a situation, if you consume Gajak, then it gives a lot of benefits to your health. Gajak is full of nutrients as it is made by mixing jaggery and sesame. So, let’s know the different types of recipes for Gajak.

DELECTABLE CHAATS FROM INDIA

Chaat holds its own importance in Indian street food. You will get to taste many types of chaat such as Aloo Chaat, Papdi Chaat, Fruit Chaat, and the most famous Dahi Bhalla Chaat. They are also easy to make and are well-liked throughout the country. It is believed that the chaat was first made in the royal kitchen of Shah Jahan. According to a story, once when the Mughal emperor fell ill, Hakim asked him to eat light and spicy food for the stomach so that his immune power could increase. After this, chaat was made for the first time. Famous throughout the world, it is made delicious with spices. Many people make it spicy for taste while some health-conscious people also eat it in the form of salad. There are many types of chaat but this time let us tell you the famous chaats available in different states of India.

FOOD RENOWNED STREETS

There is an extreme craze for food and drinks in India. The variety of dishes served here will not be seen anywhere else. India is full of different types of royal dishes to street foods. Therefore, the dishes made here have got special recognition at the world level. It is not that you will find only Indian food here, but you can also enjoy the special dishes of the world here. Join us in this food safari to know about the special streets of India which are famous for their special cuisines.

CELEBRITY OWNED RESTAURANTS

You must have often seen many Bollywood celebrities and cricket players trying their hand at business. Acting and business are two sides of the coin for superstars. Running a hotel is the most preferred occupation among film stars. Many famous Cricket players earn crores of rupees and there are also actors who earn a lot of money not only on the strength of acting but also through other businesses. There are many celebrities who own luxurious hotels in many places including the capital Delhi and the financial capital Mumbai. Usually, not everyone is aware of the ownership of these hotels. If you are a foodie and Bollywood lover, then these few places are perfect for you. Head to these celebrity-owned restaurants and enjoy some great food and who knows you might spot your favourite celebrity here. Don't forget to try these restaurants and luxurious hotels which are owned by some of the famous celebrities.

FOODIES PIT STOP AT INDIAN RAILWAY STATIONS

Traveling by train is so much fun, but at the same time, the fun of this journey gets doubled when you get some better railway station kind of food. Some lip-smacking food can only be found at railway station shops or stalls which you might not find in any other part of the city. Passing through various cities eating diverse types of food at different railway stations of India has its own charm. The food at the railway station is so delicious that people keep licking their fingers. If you have not tasted the food of any railway station, then definitely taste the food of the stations mentioned in this article. So here we are telling you about some of the best food at railway stations of India which you should not miss ever!1. CHOLE BHATURE AT JALANDHAR STATIONSpicy chole with puffed bhaturas coming out of hot oil and some green chillies that’s what we call a full Punjabi meal. A trip to Punjab is incomplete without Tandoori Parathas, Chicken, and Lassi, but once you have tasted the Chole Bhature at Jalandhar railway station, they will be on your checklist from the next time you plan for this trip. 2. KADHI KACHORI AT AJMER STATIONIf you get a chance to go to Ajmer station, then definitely try the famous Rajasthani breakfast - Kadhi Kachori. If you've tasted it before, then for sure you must have loved the taste, but if you're eating it for the first time, you definitely won't be able to stop yourself from tasting this special meal every time you visit Ajmer.

INDIA'S ICONIC PRE-INDEPENDENCE CAFÉS

It is important to keep moving forward with the times. But it feels good to stay many times, living the old things, memories, and stories. Like an old song that reminds you of those bygone days. Exactly the same thing happens with food. Today different types of restaurants have opened in India, we are also experimenting with new dishes. In the midst of all this, there are still some restaurants that have been serving the same delicious food to people for decades, and after taking a bite, they realize that some things and tastes are beyond time. The older they get, the more delicious their taste becomes. India is famous all over the world for its delicious and wonderful food. Every year many foreign tourists come to visit India and enjoy the variety of cuisines here. And it is said that good food can win anyone's heart. The good thing is that in the matter of food, our country has been winning the hearts of people not for one or two years but for more than 100 years. This proves the fact that such cafes and restaurants located in different cities are serving customers from the time before pre-independence. If research is done, from the smallest cities of the country to the big metro cities, you will find such an old food point everywhere. Today we are telling you about some such restaurants, which are more than 100 years old and serving their classic dishes since the time of pre-independence.1. KARIM’S, DELHI-6Built in 1913, this hotel specializes in non-vegetarian food. There are many such Karims in Delhi but the real Karim is right in front of Jama Masjid near Daryaganj. Vegetarians might find it a bit difficult as Seekh Kebab, Shammi Kebab and Mutton Tikka are the specialties of this place. 2. GLENRIS, DARJEELINGOne of the oldest restaurants in the hill town of Darjeeling, Glenery is over 130 years old. Not just a place for a sumptuous lunch and dinner, Glenery also has a bakery that will make you go crazy over the delicious dishes. This restaurant is on Nehru Road. The most important thing is that the mountains are also visible sitting here.3. LEOPOLD CAFE, MUMBAIThis famous restaurant and bar of Mumbai is 150 years old. This restaurant was also targeted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Here one can still see the marks of bullets protected from terrible attacks. This place is very popular not only among the tourists but also among the local people.4. INDIAN COFFEE HOUSE, KOLKATAThe Kolkata Indian Coffee House is the renowned branch of Indian Coffee House in India. It was earlier named Albert House but after 1947 its name was changed to Coffee House. Started in 1876, some of the famous patrons of this coffee house include Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, and American poet Allen Ginsberg.5. TUNDE KEBAB, LUCKNOWThis 115-year-old place is very famous for kebab lovers in India. If you are fond of eating kebabs, then you must definitely come here once. It was launched in 1905 and it is said that around 125 ingredients are used to make this kebab. It is said that the same spices are used in the kebabs here, which were used a hundred years ago.6. SHEIKH BROTHERS, GUWAHATIPlanned by Sheikh Ghulam Ibrahim in the 1800s, Sheikh Brothers is the most popular restaurant in Guwahati. Starting with bread and biscuits, this restaurant has a wide variety of cookies, cakes and biscuits. It is being run by the third-generation sheikhs. It is said that the Nehru family also used to come here to have food.7. HARI RAM AND SONS, ALLAHABADEstablished in 1890, Hari Ram & Sons is one of the oldest street food shops in Allahabad. The things here are made in pure ghee. Chaat, Palak Ki Namkeen, Masala Samosas, and Crispy Kachori are the famous snacks here.

APPETIZING FOOD OF AMRITSAR

If you are a foodie and fond of traveling, then Amritsar city should be on your top list. Amritsar city is known for the Golden Temple where a large number of people from around the world come here to pay their respect. But apart from this, the tempting food served here makes it more special. Amritsar is situated in the heart of Punjab and is famous among tourists due to its delicious food, not a single tourist who comes here goes without tasting the food here. So if you are also planning your trip to Amritsar, then do try these restaurants and their specialties given below in this article.

HEALTHY SEHRI AND ENERGETIC IFTARI

In the holy month of Ramadan, people of Muslim society keep fast for 30 days. During this time, those who fast are advised to pay special attention to food and water during this month. Nothing is eaten or drunk throughout the day during fasting. In fasting, food is eaten only in the time between Iftar and Sehri. It is advisable to drink as much water as possible from Iftar to Sehri. During Ramadan, you should avoid eating unnecessary things. It is advised to avoid eating fried things during fasting. Eating eggs, flour bread or parathas, fresh fruits, etc. during the time of Sehri keeps health good. Keep in mind that one should not drink too much coffee or soda during Sehri. Also, biryani, kebabs, pizza, and fast foods should not be eaten in Sehri. These can have a bad effect on your health. Dates should be eaten during Iftar in fasting. Dates are beneficial for health as they contain iron, which gives energy to the body. Fried food during Iftar is harmful to the body. If there is a problem of indigestion during Ramadan, then fiber-rich things should be eaten to digest them. At the time of iftar, you should not drink water at least while eating. Because drinking too much water does not digest food which can be harmful to the body. So here are some tips that can make your Ramadan 2022 fast easy and will also keep you healthy and strong.

PLACES THAT WILL SATIATE YOUR PAKORA HANKERS THIS MONSOON

Monsoon is the ultimate time when you can pamper yourself with yummylicious food. A rainy day with a steaming hot cup of tea and some mouth-watering pakoras can fade away those monsoon blues right up. It doesn't matter if the bhajiysa we love most is prepared of potatoes, cauliflower, paneer, or chicken, there isn't a single-family in India that hasn't had a tasted deep-fried delights - pakora at some point of time or the other.   This climate perfectly connects to the saga of pakora and chai, and there aren't many who can defy these crispy fritters. And we have a diversity of these in India. From bhajis fried in Maharasthra, pakoras in North India to begunis in West Bengal, the names vary but constantly remind that aroma of crusty, deep-fried vegetables. We all have very special recipes for pakoras, but we all love to gobble them with hari chutney, tomato chutney, tikhi chutney, dahi, and ketchup.   Now this is August and the rain is here, greet it with open arms. Go out enjoy the breezy monsoon but do not forget to hog on to a large plate of hot and piping pakoras. So, let’s check out some famous and unique bhajiyawalas you've gotta try this season for sure.

GLOBALLY RENOWNED TEA VARIETIES FOR THE TEA LOVERS

Tea being one of the much-loved beverages of people all around the world is a lot more than a simple cup of hot, flavored liquid. Tea is an absolute aromatic experience that involves gratitude of culture, tradition, and flavor. People love to sip tea at several intervals of the day like in the morning, after work, and some before sleep. There are over 20,000 different tea in the world but let’s see which brew is most preferred thought the world.

Healthy foods you can take with you while travelling

In the age of COVID-19, eating out or even going out cannot still be called safe for you and your family. But if you really need to travel, pack your own food so that you can ensure that your family eats healthy and is safe throughout the trip. And also for all the fitness freaks out there, who like to avoid eating at some restaurant or stop while on a trip with the family here are certain things that you can carry along to eat on the way and keep up with your fitness regime. These foods are easy to pack and drip free.

Rarely Known Breakfasts of Indian States

When it comes to India, most people admire the diversity of cultures here. Every state has its own language, dresses, culture, lifestyle, tradition and also their own majestic history, they're proud of. But is that all? No, every state even has its own different food and snacks, and their different ways of preparing a dish. So here is a list of breakfasts of certain states that would make your mouth water and tempt you to go there and try them out. 

Stories of Origin of Popular Indian Food

We Indians love food, food is our escape, especially delicious food. But have you ever wondered where our favourite flavoursome dish came from, to our country? Well of course no. So, here I bring to you the origin of the dishes you love the most. 

List of the Oldest Recipes Still Eaten

Whenever we think of heritage left by civilizations from the B.C.s, the first thing that comes to mind is the architecture and scripture. But did you know there are certain dishes that are being eaten since then. Yes, there are certain recipes that old! Interesting right? So read as here I have listed a few of the oldest recipes in the world that are still eaten the same way as back then. 

Cities of India that Make Homemade Chocolates

Chocolates are the happy food. They can reduce anxiety and stress as they trigger the secretion of endorphins, the ‘feel good’ hormone. Chocolates are made with seeds of Cocoa which is known as the food of God. Be it anyone of any age, all of us love chocolates the same. What can be a better gift for anyone than a box of homemade chocolates? People appreciate the effort and you can add your own twist to it. Did you know there are cities in India that have homemade chocolates that are renowned all over the world for their exquisite and mouth-watering taste and flavours.

Cafes in Lucknow Built on Interesting Themes

Hello foodies, how you doing? You know what! Lucknow is becoming a hub for us these days with so many new cafes/restaurants opening here. We have got so many options to choose from which allows us to experience cuisines from across the globe. Most of the new cafes/restaurants are coming up with unique styles and interiors to attract more visitors and offer them a fulfilling experience with delicious food and refreshing ambiance. These days theme cafes/restaurants are in vogue, and I have picked out to share with you “5 theme-based cafes/restaurants which are most visited and loved by Lucknowites.

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