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By TPCI | November 22, 2019

If you’re a coffee addict and want to try out something premium, distinguished and proudly Indian with a whiff of history, then Monsooned Malabar ticks all boxes! This exquisite coffee, which was granted the prestigious Geographical Indicatio....

By TPCI | November 22, 2019

Breakfast is said to be one of the most important meals of the day, as it is supposed to put an end to a long period of ‘fasting’. Most of the nutritionists and doctors also suggest consuming a moderate amount of carbohydrates for breakfast....

By TPCI | November 20, 2019

Luke Coutinho believes that Indian food is the best for Indians, provided they adhere to holistic lifestyle principles like regular exercise and portion control.
   

IndusFood: From intermitte....

By TPCI | November 19, 2019

If there is one thing in India that winters are synonymous with, it is chikki or peanut brittle. Packed with nutrients and instant energy, these peanut and jiggery bars are ubiquitous around the northern part of the country during this season. ....

By TPCI | November 15, 2019

The soothing stroll against the placid waters of Juhu Beach, the mesmerizing ride along the Marine Drive, watching movies in Mumbai’s vintage theatres, the unforgettable sojourn to the famous Siddhi Vinayak temple and a trip to Mumbai’s onl....

By TPCI | November 14, 2019

The diverse agro-climatic conditions of India are a source of many exclusive regional varieties of food and drink. In the beverage space, we are well familiar with the tea from Darjeeling or Assam, coffee from Karnataka, lassi of Punjab and Fen....

By TPCI | November 13, 2019

The winds of technological change are effectively working to metamorphose the future of Indian food industry! Robot chefs could be the next big thing to gatecrash the Indian HoReCa space. Be it Upma, Bisi Bele Bath, Tomato Rasam, Chole Masala, ....

By TPCI | November 12, 2019

Dr. Snehal Adsule, a popular dietician & nutritionist from Maharashtra tells IndusFood about some of the latest dieting trends & their drawbacks and some easy things that can be incorporated into Indian diet to make them healthier.
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By TPCI | November 12, 2019

Be it the crowded corridors of Chandigarh’s sector 17 market, the bustling boulevards of Bareilly or the attractive avenues of Ahmedabad – there is hardly any region across the country where dosas are hard to find! In fact, the headline cou....

By TPCI | November 8, 2019

That India is a land of diversity is an indubitable fact. Be it climate, flora & fauna, culture, cuisine or physiography – there’s hardly any area where the country enjoys uniformity. And nowhere is this disparity more evident than in t....

By TPCI | November 6, 2019

From ice age to the age of industrial revolution to a world dominated by automation, digitization and artificial intelligence, technology & innovation have been an essential party of humanity’s evolution since time immemorial. As a result....

By TPCI | November 5, 2019

We live in a country where recipes change every few kilometers. There are local recipes, there are family favorites, there are secret preparations and the list is unending. It is quite impossible in one’s lifetime to document or trace the div....

By TPCI | November 1, 2019

Land that is draped in layers of beautiful flowers, pristine snowcapped mountains, picturesque valleys, aromatic fields cultivating saffron and vibrant shikaras – the state of Kashmir has something for everyone. While visitors and inha....

By TPCI | October 25, 2019

The season of Diwali is a time not just for social networking (online and offline), but also a time of gastronomic indulgence. As a result, a lot of times, most of us tend to over-eat food or binge on dishes that are high on calories. Not only ....

By TPCI | October 23, 2019

With the season of Diwali in full swing, markets these days are brimming with an array of delicacies like laddoos and barfis. While various sweetmeats like motichoor laddoos and barfis made of khoya, cashews, pistachios, ch....

By TPCI | October 22, 2019

Be it ushering in good times after a propitious occasion or an exuberant celebration like Diwali – moments of merrymaking in any Indian household are incomplete without a box of Laddoos. Made from an assortment of materials like boondi, be....

By TPCI | October 21, 2019

Diwali, the festival of lights is right around the corner! The spirit of cheer and elation is already in the air as people have started zealously decorating their homes with beautiful artifacts & vibrant lights. What is peculiar around this....

By TPCI | October 19, 2019

If there are two things that come to one’s mind when thinking about the culinary scene of Kolkata, it is Rosogulla and fish curry. But there’s more joie de vivre that the streets of the City of Joy promise for food aficionados than j....

By TPCI | October 17, 2019

Sujit Patra from India Tea Association writes about the array of health benefits that tea has in store for its consumers.
 

"The best things in life are either illegal, immoral or fattening” goes the old adage, but what a ....

By TPCI | October 17, 2019

Even if you have no past context, just the mere mention of this combination is bound to catch your undivided attention. Gulab jamun cheesecake – now that would be an ultimate East-West fusion to die for!

Cheesecake traces ....

By TPCI | October 15, 2019

“We are all immigrants.” This statement may garner diverse perspectives depending on where you stand on the issue politically. But as far as citizens of the world are concerned, this is perhaps the most liberating philosophy ever – that b....

By TPCI | October 14, 2019

Be it last minute exam prep, late night outing with hostel friends, a chilly winter afternoon, a romantic day with the sweet melody of heavy downpour or a hectic day at work, tea is your perfect all-weather companion!

And nothing spells this ....

By TPCI | October 11, 2019

An ostentatious state with a vibrant culture, the Pink city, Jaipur is indeed intriguing, not merely for its beautiful forts, beautiful jewellery and colourful fabrics such as bandhni, but also for the rich culinary feasts that it....

By TPCI | October 10, 2019

Black, green, tulsi, Earl Grey, mint, camomile… tea lovers of today have access to an unprecedented bouquet of varieties to revel in. This is because, from a simple cup of masala tea on a rainy day or a warm cup of Darjeeling tea (also....

By TPCI | October 7, 2019

Rice is a staple food in many Indian households. This is hardly surprising given the fact that India is one of the largest producers and exporters of rice in the world. This is particularly true in the case of basmati rice. India exported 44,14....

By TPCI | October 4, 2019

The season of festivities is here and there’s jubilance in the air. Little kids are seen gearing up for Kanya Puja while their parents at home are busy decorating idols of Goddess Durga with vermilion, bangles, flowers, and jeweled attires. T....

By TPCI | October 3, 2019

A foodie’s paradise, Lucknow is famous all over the country for its delicious Awadhi cuisine. From mouth-watering kebabs to appetizing desserts, there’s a plethora of things that Lucknow has in store for its visitors. So, get ready for an e....

By TPCI | October 1, 2019

Do you know that khichdi, the ultimate Indian comfort food, was once served to Pandavas and even devoured by the Mughals? Were you aware that khichdi was a cherished dish even in the royal kitchen of the Nizam of Hyderabad? Did it....

By TPCI | September 27, 2019

Endowed with mesmerizing shrines, vibrant handicrafts and a rich cultural heritage, the city of Tirupati is a pinnacle of spirituality not just for Indians but also for travelers from across the world. What adds to the popularity of this religi....

By TPCI | September 24, 2019

Can anybody be in Agra and skip out the moreish “Petha”? Owing to the age-long associations that have passed on from generation to generation, Agra and Petha are somewhat synonyms to each other today. Whether it is the tourists who land-up ....

By TPCI | September 23, 2019

Jackfruit has earned the sobriquet of being a vegan’s delight. Another not-so-uplifting trait that is associated with the jackfruit is the difficulty in extracting the fruit – from the spiky exterior to white sticky mess inside; and yes, it....

By TPCI | September 19, 2019

A rejuvenating tea whose popularity is as far reaching as its inviting aroma, Kangra tea has lured many admirers not only across the country but also overseas. According to a Kangra district gazette, the frenzy for this nonpareil tea variety pr....

By TPCI | September 19, 2019

Taking a break from my office, I decided to recharge my energy by embarking with my best friend, Prakriti, on an exciting weekend trail to Kochi. Away from the cacophony of our hometown - Delhi, this city has an uncanny and quaint charm about i....

By TPCI | September 18, 2019

Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil can be used for daily food preparations. One can even consume a spoonful directly every morning.

From being labelled a villain for our body due to misconceptions about saturated fats, coconut ....

By TPCI | September 17, 2019

The most toothsome delicacy of the South is perhaps the signature goodness of Mysore, the Mysore Pak. Owing to its wide popularity and a deep background history, coining this Mysore delight as “the king of sweets” would not be a hyperbole.<....

By TPCI | September 16, 2019

With the rising propensity of consumers towards organic food, many of us might miss out to know what “Organic” exactly implies and is it really as healthy as it’s touted to be? Is it worth the expense? What exactly does it mean for....

By TPCI | September 12, 2019

Nalanda is famous since the nascent stages of history, because of its revered Buddhist monastery which drew students from all over the world for subjects like the Vedas, logic, grammar, medicine, meta-physics, prose composition and rhetoric. Bu....

By TPCI | September 12, 2019

Yellow taxis, tangas, vibrant festivals, the mesmerizing Howrah Bridge and multifarious actor-singer Kishore Kumar are some of the iconic symbols that we associate with Kolkata. The ‘City of Joy’ promises myriad experiences for its v....

By TPCI | September 11, 2019

Giloy can be used as a decorative plant to elevate the aesthetic appeal of your house. As Giloy is a creeper, it grows on effortlessly on the side walls of your house and can be a good decoration. Of course, you need to trim the creeper regular....

By TPCI | September 10, 2019

Known for its rich cultural and historical legacy and for being a profound and courteous host, Rajasthan promises myriad attractions for tourists. Known for its historical monuments and friendly people, Rajasthan is also widely popular for its delect....

By TPCI | September 9, 2019

A wholesome nutritional dish, which also tastes really good! Puttu is traditionally an iconic breakfast of Kerala. Puttu is basically a steamed cake and can be prepared with any flour like wheat, rice, ragi etc. Generall....

By TPCI | September 5, 2019

The “Champagne of teas", Darjeeling Tea is truly a gem of the Himalayas, which is touted as one of the most expensive teas in the world since quite some time. While back in the 15th century, this drink was popularised in the West by the ....

By TPCI | September 5, 2019

The city of Agra is the city of love which has gifted to world Taj Mahal, one of the world’s 7 wonders. Overlooking the placid waters of Yamuna, this ivory-white marble mausoleum is an epitome of the earnest love between Mughal Emperor, Shah ....

By TPCI | September 4, 2019

Remember your mommy giving you a pinch of yellow seeds when your stomach was upset and you were craving for relief? Those yellow magical seeds are methi or fenugreek, and are sure to be among your most cherished companions for a lifetime!
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By TPCI | September 3, 2019

If you enter into an archetypal Indian wedding venue, it is quite plausible that you will be drawn towards the enticing heap of a certain sweet and crunchy delicacy called “Khaja”. Made out of wheat flour preparation loaded with the goodnes....

By TPCI | September 2, 2019

From intermittent fasting & keto diets to veganism and gluten-free meals, several novel trends are leaving their mark on the global food landscape today. Interestingly, some of these food fads are also bringing to the limeligh....

By TPCI | August 29, 2019

With a transformational shift in eating habits around the globe, diet keepers have been going gaga at super foods and are making maximum usage of such products in their daily diet. One such miraculous food, undoubtedly is Quinoa. Thes....

By TPCI | August 29, 2019

Originated in the late 18th century in India, the exact origins of Nihari are still debatable. Believed to have been originated either in Hyderabad or Old Delhi, during the last throes of the Mughal empir....

By TPCI | August 28, 2019

In common parlance, squash would not come across as healthy, as it brings to mind one of those several concentrates in the market, loaded with sugar and unwanted preservatives. But the word squash carries a special pride of place in the plant k....

By TPCI | August 27, 2019

With changing Indian political history, food tastes and culinary fashions have also evolved over centuries. One such epitome of the country's journey of transforming gastronomic delights is the humble Indian Bread! With a subtle blend of fusion....

By TPCI | August 26, 2019

Shout out to all those gym-freaks and body conscious people who look for meat for meeting their protein requirements, very frequently, if not daily! But with a fad for veganism hitting the globe and an increasing inclination towards vegan diet ....

By TPCI | August 23, 2019

India is the leading producer of lemon, a fruit whose juice is used for a variety of culinary and non-culinary purposes. Lemon juice is high in heart-healthy vitamin C and several beneficial plant compounds that may lower cholest....

By TPCI | August 22, 2019

The Chestnut, which was originated 3,000 years back in India, grows throughout the North and Eastern parts India, mainly Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Popularly known as ‘Singhara’, Water chestnut is mostly ....

By TPCI | August 22, 2019

When it comes to Kochi, many of us might just end up remembering the scintillating beaches, fun water sports, exotic spas and all things relatively fluffy! What more Kochi graces in its womb is its plethora of foods which makes it quintessentia....

By TPCI | August 21, 2019

Many people think of pumpkins as little more than a Halloween decoration or a Thanksgiving pie filling. It is a species of squash plants (name given to one of four varieties of genus cucurbita). India being one of the largest producers of pumpkin als....

By TPCI | August 20, 2019

One of the specialties offered in Lucknow during the festive times is a dish popularised during the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah regime. It is called Lucknowi Galouti kebab, which is soft and ideal for those with weak teeth/gums.

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By TPCI | August 19, 2019

The ‘non-veg’ in veg variations of mock meat are flying off the shelves at gourmet stores. With India being the second largest producer of Soybean in Asia, the trend of soy mock meats or soy meat alternatives provid....

By TPCI | August 16, 2019

Indians are die-hard rice lovers and nobody dare take this privilege away from us. The typical dal chawal, rajma chawal and chhole chawal are to die for and you would agree. Rice makes for an indispensable part o....

By TPCI | August 16, 2019

India offers so much on its culinary platter but the one dish Indians unanimously love indulging in is the mouth-watering biryani. Besides catering the taste buds of the homeland, this piquant royal Indian dish has been delighting its lovers across t....

By TPCI | August 14, 2019

Blessed with tropical climatic conditions, India grows nutritious fruits and herbs in abundance. Grown in copious quantities, the aloe-vera plant is a succulent plant species from the genus Aloe. It has been used for centuries as a medicinal plant. I....

By TPCI | August 12, 2019

A gluten-free diet is in trend and almost everyone is interested in trying it once! While some people are just trying it because it’s popular, however a word of caution for those who are suffering from celiac disease as they just can’t tole....

By TPCI | August 8, 2019

If you thought that all the action in business in India was concentrated around the e-commerce sector, you could be wrong! The unlikely category of milk and dairy products has been seeing some of the most frenetic activity over the past couple ....

By TPCI | August 8, 2019

Purani Haveli's known to be the place or origin of the square or char koninaan in Hyderabad. The place gets its name from the Haveli which was built for the Nizam of Hyderabad Sikander Jah III. It's located in the Old City of Hyderaba....

By TPCI | August 7, 2019

Shaped like a conch, the butterfly pea flower, or Clitoriaternatea as it is described in scientific lexicon, is a delight to behold. In Hindu religion, the flower is used in the worship of Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva. In fact, Hindu mythology ....

By TPCI | August 6, 2019

Indians have been cultivating Mangoes for more than 4000 years. Whether it is mango pulp, or refrigerated mangoes, mangoes sliced dried, or mango fresh, the Indian mango, the king of fruits, has been reaching out the....

By TPCI | August 5, 2019

A well-rounded diet includes plenty of vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and whole grains. But, if your whole grain intake has been limited to standard grains like quinoa and brown rice, it might be time to branch out and think for alternatives....

By TPCI | August 2, 2019

The ubiquitous mania for healthy making and healthy eating has become the cornerstone of the Global food sector, today. Where long-time giants in the sector are switching their interests to organic and are caring much more for nutrition in food....

By TPCI | August 2, 2019

Did you know that, 4,000 years ago, the Harappans were probably eating almost exactly what you ate last night? Find out how this was revealed and more as we trace the origins of the ubiquitous curry.

Curries have a way of leaving ....

By TPCI | August 2, 2019

Chestnuts which were originated 3000 years back in India, today, grows throughout the North and Eastern parts of India mainly: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Popularly known as ‘Singhara’’, water chestnutis ....

By TPCI | August 2, 2019

From the by lanes of Kolkata and the temples of Puri to the power corridors of Rashtrapati Bhawan, Rasgulla remains one of India’s best-loved culinary inventions. The Bengalis stake their claim on it. The Oriyas believe it’s their invention....

By TPCI | July 31, 2019

Since the advent of life on earth, “Salt" has been a vital element for human existence. Salt, in India, has varied versions owing to the diverse geographical spread. Whether it is Himalayan pink salt which is the purest form of salt in the wo....

By TPCI | July 30, 2019

The advent of Hamburger to the world’s palate generally dates back to the early 20th century. But can you think of an Indian fast food quite replicate to these yumm burgers?

Yes, meet the real Indian fast food, the Vada pav! Th....

By TPCI | July 29, 2019

Multiple research have found in their studies that India has the largest population of celiac disease sufferers in the World, numbering in million, but the amount of gluten-free food available to them fails short of the need. Current....

By TPCI | July 26, 2019

A fruit believed to have originated in India, “Jamuns” found its way to tropical tracts around the world through interesting carriers, including indentured labourers from India as well as Portuguese colonisers.

Today Ind....

By TPCI | July 25, 2019

"Spices" or "Masalas" have been an innate part of the Indian culture. Blessed with varied dynamic climatic conditions, India, known as the home of spies, utilizes this intrinsic quality and grows a variety of spices across the Indian subcontinent. ....

By TPCI | July 24, 2019

Famous as the beverage crop even before tea or coffee, Cocoa is relatively a new crop in India as it has been unable to find awareness & technical know-how among farmers. Cocoa, being primarily an item of confectionery indu....

By TPCI | July 23, 2019

Samosa is one of the most famous snacks in India. Its origin can be traced back to somewhere in Central Asia. If legend is to be believed, various traders travelled to India using ancient trade routes from Central Asia and brought vivid fo....

By TPCI | July 22, 2019

A good source of protein, a powerful store of folic acid & Vitamin C, and rich in iron & calcium Tapioca, aka Sabudana, is the best-loved food of this fasting season. In Indian households, it is observed as a favourite breakfast and eve....

By TPCI | July 18, 2019

The alluring smell of those kababs, the heady aroma of rare yet exotic flowers and the tempting sights of black carrot, red cabbage and jalapenos! This is how you would be welcomed as you enter one of the oldest heritage of Bangalore, The Russe....

By TPCI | July 18, 2019

One of the oldest and most effective advice of all is to take everything with a pinch of salt. This tip might work well in life, but when it comes to food, you need the perfect amount, and not too less or more, to breathe life into a dish. 
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By TPCI | June 24, 2019

The much talked of, Vegan diets, are known to help lose weight, have a healthy living and what not. To know the array of additional benefits that vegan diet embodies in its shell, have a look on our following compilation of few major perks o....

By TPCI | June 23, 2019

Now-a-days, every one of us are up with a constant buzz of “Vegan Diets”. With each passing day, a large number of people keep on turning their diets to that of a vegan one for reasons ranging from ethical, environmental and health. Although, if ....

By TPCI | June 23, 2019

Plant-based meat alternatives that look and taste as meat are taking the food market on storms. A generic inclination towards vegan diets is giving rise to a new dimension to the world food market. But this market is something which is very nascent a....

By TPCI | June 20, 2019

Every one of us must have, positively, read and learned about the historic first moonwalk of Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin that created huge buzz early in 1969. Besides the first steps, there was something else too that had hit the news. It was ba....

By TPCI | June 20, 2019

Celiac disease, sometimes called celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy (a disease of the intestine, especially the small intestine), is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Celiac patients do not dige....