Dhansak: A Fusion of Persian and Gujarati Cuisines Found Favour with the Britishers

Food historian Lizzie Collingham writes in her book Curry, “In the seventh and eighth centuries, the fire-worshipping Zoroastrians had fled the Arab invasion of Persia and settled along the west coast of India. The Paris as they are known adapted to their new surroundings adopting many sub continental habits. When the Europeans began to arrive, they […]

Healthy and Delicious Baked Mango Yogurt

Sarika, our foodie, shares a simple, three-ingredient recipe of healthy and delicious baked mango yogurt, a befitting desert to beat the Summer. Here’s the finger-licking homemade special dish, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I had a week off in the April-Spring break from school. However, when most of the world was enjoying […]

Celebrate Noboborsho with Delicious and Healthy Aam (Mango) Sandesh

In India, a varied array of mangoes is available during the summer months and people throng the markets to get a big batch to bring back home. A plate of chilled cut mangoes after a meal serves as a dessert, but if you’re a bit creative you may whip up different desserts with the king […]

The Story of Succulent Kebabs

The Moroccan traveller Ibn Batuta stated that kebab was an important part of the food partaken by Indian royalty as far back as 1200 AD. The kebab that the Afghan plunderers and invaders brought to Indian kitchens, emphasised more on marinade and the char grilled pieces of meat were chewy and rustic, cooked in open […]

Healthy Spinach Idli

Sarika shares the recipe of Spinach Idlis, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  According to the information in Wikipedia, Idli  is a traditional breakfast in South Indian households. Idli is a savoury cake that is popular throughout India and neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka. The cakes are made by steaming a batter consisting […]

Roman and Greek Imperial Expansions made Salads Popular Globally

Roman and Greek imperial expansions made salad popular all over Europe. Salads found their way to Australia and Asia from Europe and America. Salt is synonymous with salad because brine or salty oil and vinegar were used to season dressings during the Roman era. Sallet appeared in English during the 14th century.  Shakespeare used the phrase “Salad […]

Super Soya: The Miracle Bean!

Soya is known as the miracle bean. London-based Parna, a certified nutritionist, and a fitness expert tells us the importance of including soya beans, in some form, in the daily diet of vegetarians, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. With the recognition of being an important commercial pulse of the world, the East Asian […]

Refreshing Citrus Flavoured Orange-Raisin Tea Cake brings Zing to Afternoon Tea

Our Foodie, Sonali, shares the recipe of Orange-Rasin Tea Cake that’s sure to add zing to your afternoon tea. Here’s how to bake it perfectly, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It is Spring in my part of the world. The days are now bit warmer and longer with pretty bloom all around. […]

Kolar Mocha or Banana Flower: An Ethnic Bengali Delicacy

Sarika tells us the many benefits banana trees. Its flower, known as Kolar Mocha, is a vegetarian delicacy in Bengal. Here’s the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Kala lagiye na keto pat Tatei pakap tatei mota bhat (Don’t destroy the leaves of a planted banana, it will give you all food […]