• Chutney Cheers!!

    Chatna in Indian parlance translates “to lick” with a pluckering of the tongue while tasting something tangy and spicy…the so called origin of the word...

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    Chatna in Indian parlance translates “to lick” with a pluckering of the tongue while tasting something tangy and spicy…the so called origin of the word “chatni” which turned into the anglicised “chutney” with the coming and going of the British to our sub continent. The original Indian “chatni” was a mixture of uncooked fruits and...
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  • The Sunday Brunch : India’s Bestest!!

    Brunch…a term said to be coined in the year 1895 in Britain to explain a Sunday midday meal…a combination of breakfast and lunch. The word...

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    Brunch…a term said to be coined in the year 1895 in Britain to explain a Sunday midday meal…a combination of breakfast and lunch. The word first appeared in an article written by Guy Beringer in the “Hunters Weekly” where he writes that “ brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting…it puts you in a good temper..and...
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  • Black Magic : Cooking with Sesame Seeds

    Tiny, black shaped hearts that can create magic to your cooking – the black sesame seeds. These are one of the oldest oil seeds known...

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    Tiny, black shaped hearts that can create magic to your cooking – the black sesame seeds. These are one of the oldest oil seeds known to mankind and was said to be cultivated more than 3000 years ago. There are two varieties of this oil seed crop – the wild and native which grows in...
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  • 13 types of momos to satiate the foodie of the winter nights!

    Winters and momos are so much of a winning combo! Dewy wintry evenings spiced up with piping hot momos and a chilly flavoured soup, heaven...

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    Winters and momos are so much of a winning combo! Dewy wintry evenings spiced up with piping hot momos and a chilly flavoured soup, heaven is no place other than the momo houses. But how many varieties of momos have you tasted? Two, three, perhaps five? Explore beyond the regular stuff and discover these 13...
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  • #Shaphaley : The story of Pala and the Tibetan meat bread

    Pala …father…in the Tibetan language…I always thought it meant brother since we had a regular “Pala” making the rounds of our school during lunch hours...

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    Pala …father…in the Tibetan language…I always thought it meant brother since we had a regular “Pala” making the rounds of our school during lunch hours selling the meat filled breads from a dark and dingy cloth pouch hanging across his shoulders…he was “Pala” to all students and teachers alike and everyone loved him as much...
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  • “Ema Datshe” Evenings : The fiery meals of Bhutan

    Say exotic, think Bhutan…the land of the thunder dragon…an epithet well earned…a mystical place of mountains, prayer flags, cultural codes of conduct, a flagship economics...

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    Say exotic, think Bhutan…the land of the thunder dragon…an epithet well earned…a mystical place of mountains, prayer flags, cultural codes of conduct, a flagship economics based on gross national happiness…where the lamas (holy men) rule the land…and democracy worships the monarchs…where houses are painted with phalluses to bring good luck…carbon footprints are kept at the...
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  • 5 eggless recipes which will transport you to sweet heaven

    For those of you who cherish a love for baking but don’t want to risk getting your treasured bakes mistakenly burnt in an oven, the...

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    For those of you who cherish a love for baking but don’t want to risk getting your treasured bakes mistakenly burnt in an oven, the struggle is real. Also for those days when you turn religiously vegetarians, even an egg based bake is a recipe for disaster. Fret not, for we bring to your rescue...
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  • Food Memories : a lingering taste of nostalgia

    Years ago somewhere on a ridge along the Himalayan foothills, relishing small raw oranges cut into halves and sprinkled with salt and chilli powder, little...

    Food Memories : a lingering taste of nostalgia
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    Years ago somewhere on a ridge along the Himalayan foothills, relishing small raw oranges cut into halves and sprinkled with salt and chilli powder, little did I realise that memories of the foodie kind was being created inside the confines of my hippocampus…still the tangy…pungent taste of those oranges bring tears to my eyes…the tears...
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  • Exotic Fruits And Berries From The Wilderness

    Anyone who has grown up in a hill-station cannot but be enchanted with the hills and forests, the scents and flavours of which so fill...

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    Anyone who has grown up in a hill-station cannot but be enchanted with the hills and forests, the scents and flavours of which so fill your senses that they remain in your spirit till your last breath. As a child there was a hillock opposite my home. I often crossed the road and climbed up...
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  • Alcoholic delights from Bhutan : Wines, Beer and Whisky from the land of the thunder dragon…

    Happiness and alcohol…synonymous…and the only country in the world where national economics is steered by happiness…Bhutan -the land of the thunder dragon where the government...

    1907 - Limited Edition. Single Malt Whisky
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    Happiness and alcohol…synonymous…and the only country in the world where national economics is steered by happiness…Bhutan -the land of the thunder dragon where the government and its citizens swears by the concept of Gross National Happiness (GHP) and where happiness is an index in formulating the economic policy of the country, also boasts of an...
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