Food

Enjoy Diwali, Guilt Free!

Diwali, the festival of light is around the corner however the fear of putting on weight could be there on everyone’s mind. We can easily get over with this fear if we just prepare beforehand to enjoy Diwali delicacies and fun-filled period of festivities. Trust me, just a week of indulgence can’t make much damage to our body/health provided we prepare the body and mind for it. Here are some quick and easy tips: Prepare your body beforehand for Diwali times by doing extra exercises and eating healthy diet Eat high fiber/healthy breakfast to ensure high energy throughout the...

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Bengali Cuisine Restaurants in Gurgaon

I was born and brought up in Calcutta aka Kolkata and hence I am a Bengali at heart. Gurgaon has been by abode for more than 15 years now but I am always on the lookout for good Bengali food. Here's a list of some restaurants and takeaway places that serve delicious Bengali cuisine. I have tried some and some have been recommended. Take your pick if you love 'Bangali Khabar' or want to try something new. BijoliGrill My Favourites:  Chicken Kabiraji, Fish Fry, Dimer Devil, Aloor Dum, Ilish Bhapa, Basanti Murgi, Luchi and Radhaballavi  Address: Shop # 143/156, Good Earth Mall,...

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Ramadan( From Sehri to Iftaar)

Ramadan is all about Fasting, lots of Charities and Blessings.  It's a holy month where we don't eat or drink from dawn to dusk. Getting up before the Sunrise and having something to eat is known as " Sehri" that helps to pull through the day. When the Sun sets we break the fast with our Meals called " Iftaar".   Traditional Sehri food is Feni( Round coil made with Flour, Butter or Suji) and is taken with Milk and some sugar. But nowadays ppl have become health conscious so they prefer to keep it light by having tea,...

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Best Places to Buy Raw Fish in Gurgaon

Our community usually has many interesting discussions and this was one of them and got a great response. One of our members wanted to know if there are any many places in Gurgaon where she could get fresh fish typically those that Bengalis ate. Here's the list of the most recommended shops  David & Co Meat Shop -C-123, The Shopping Mall, Arjun Marg ,DLF Phase 1.Ph# +(91)-124-4105929. Debleena Dutta writes: "Our fish consumption has reduced since shifting to Gurgaon . We buy from David. He is far more expensive than Cr park.. but the best option here." Bombay Fisheries: Shop No. LG 2, Sushant Lok II,...

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Navratan Korma (Potato Free Navratra)

A Recipe Submission by Shalini Rajani Ingredients: 9 Boiled (steamed vegetables and fruits)- ¼ cup Carrots, ¼ cup Tomato, ¼ cup fresh Pomegranate seeds, ¼ cup Raw Banana, ¼ cup Bottle Gourd (ghia), ¼ cup fresh Pineapple, ¼ cup Pumpkin, ¼ cup Papaya,  4 tsp Tulsi Leaves (fresh) Green Chilli and Ginger Paste- 3tsp Spices: Turmeric powder, Red Chilli Powder, Elaichi Powder, rock salt Add ons: Cow Ghee 2tsp, Grated Paneer ½ cup, Milk ½ cup, Cream 1.5 tsp, Dry Fruits, Green Leaves. Method: Blanch tomatoes and make puree. Slightly fry dry fruits in desi ghee and keep aside....

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CARE FOR FOOD

India, with a population of over 1.34 billion, has seen tremendous growth in its GDP and per capita consumption in the past two decades. However, despite the phenomenal industrial and economic growth, while India produces sufficient food to feed its population, it is unable to provide access to food to a large number of people. Our country continues to have serious levels of widespread hunger which puts us on a global ranking of 97 among 118 developing countries for which the Global Hunger Index (GHI) was calculated last year. (source: TOI) In India almost every family is wasting food...

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