Food

Raagi, the Super Cereal

Reading Time: 2 minutesLondon-based Parna shares the virtuosity of Finger Millet or Raagi. Know more about the super cereal, exclusively in Different Truths. There is a lot of awareness among people these days to consume whole grains because of their health benefits. Basically, a whole grain is one which contains all three parts of the kernel – the bran, germ, […]

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Masala Kaju: Spicy Roasted Cashews

Reading Time: 2 minutesSonali shares the recipe of masala kaju, yummy spicy roasted cashews, perfect snack during festivities. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.   We just celebrated Durga Puja and waiting eagerly for the Diwali. In between this two festivals, we often have guests visiting our places. I love to entertain guests with […]

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Of Durga Puja, Wedding and Yummy Radhaballabhi

Reading Time: 4 minutesRadhaballabhi makes Sarika nostalgic. She recalls foodie Bengalis enjoy these and other eatables during Durga Puja. Interestingly, it brings back memories of her wedding. Read more, including its recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It is an open secret that Bengalis are foodies. And Durga Puja is a perfect example. Recently, we […]

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Three Healthy Eating Habits you should Indoctrinate in Your Child

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara cautions us about keeping a close watch at what our children eat and how to ensure healthy eating habits in them, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld Healthy eating habits go a long way in maintaining […]

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Chhanar Payesh: A Yummy and Delicate Bengali Dessert for Festivities

Reading Time: 2 minutesSonali shares a yummy and delicate Bengali dessert, chhanar payesh that suits the Autumnal (Sharadiya) festivities, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. It is that time of the year again for which the Bengalis all over the world eagerly wait for the whole year! The countdown to Durga Puja has started. Bengalis love adda and […]

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Usher in the Durga Puja with Kesar Kjoya Sandesh

Reading Time: 2 minutesSarika ushers in the autumnal festivities and Durga Puja with a favourite Bengali sweet, Sandesh, with an innovative twist, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  These days I see a bright blue sky with a nice gentle breeze. As rain just over, and the left over clouds are hovering above the open fields and […]

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Litti Chokha: Relished by a Peasant, the Rich and Famous and the Royalties

Reading Time: 4 minutesLitti Chokha is an inexpensive proletariat diet that even the rich enjoy. It played an important role in the First War of Independence in 1857. The freedom fighters virtually survived on it. Its simplicity endeared it to many including Tantia Tope and Rani Lakshmi Bai. Lily traces the history of this humble cuisine from Bihar, […]

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Spicy Orange Chicken: A Fusion Chinese Cuisine

Reading Time: 3 minutesSonali tells us how she tweaked the Orange Chicken, spiced it up to suit her Indo-Chinese cuisine taste. Read more about it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I love Indo-Chinese cuisine and before moving here, I loved the Chili Chicken and Hakka Noodles. That was my go to menu whenever I was […]

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Bengali Cuisine: Stuffed Teasel Gourd Fritters, Delicious Accompaniment with Dal-Bhat

Reading Time: 2 minutesSarika shares a delicious dish from Bengali cuisine, stuffed teasel gourd (Kakrol) fritters that are a hit with dal-bhat (lentil and rice), in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I cook two meals for two almost every day, and also at least once in two weeks I like to try something innovative which is […]

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Patraani Machi and Macher Paturi: Parsi and Bengali Styles of Making Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaves

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Parsi dish Patraani Machhi, which literally means fish cooked in a leaf, has an almost identical cooking process as the Bengali favourite known as Macher Paturi. The spices were definitely different in their typical avatars. Lily tells us the similarity and differences of the two cuisines, Parsi and Bengali, in the weekly column, exclusively […]

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