Of Pune, Hostel Life, Ganesh Festival, Memories and Cookies

Reading Time: 3 minutesSarika walks down the memory lane, this autumn – like every other year. She tells us about her Pune days in a hostel, 13 years ago. A 10-day Ganesh festivity, rush of memories and the cookies that she had then. She makes the cookies to travel back in time, in the weekly column, exclusively for […]

Okra Masala: A Yummy Health Food

Reading Time: 3 minutesOkra is known to help in with disease like asthma, diabetes, liver disease, breast cancer and Alzheimer’s. This vegetable curbs hunger and provides strength. It is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, it helps fortify bones, while also improving your eyesight. We make okra in many ways. The most common is fried crisp and […]

Three Reasons Injera is Aptly Savoured by the Ethiopians

Reading Time: 2 minutesInjera, the flatbread with a small honeycomb-like structure made out by fermentation of teff flour, is a traditional food served with meat and vegetable savoured by Ethiopians and Eritreans. This African delicacy not only is highly nutritious but is a symbol of harmony as the family and friends share this big tempting bread by eating […]

Sumptuous Keema Alu Mutter

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnumita, our Managing Editor, shares the recipe of keema alu mutter, a sumptuous and protein-rich main dish, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Our Friday evening meal is often something we all look up to. It is the day to unwind and relax. I love a glass of wine and a movie on […]

Soya Chunks and Kidney Beans, a Protein Rich Vegetarian Delight

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile cooking, Anumita often puts different things together, adds spices and comes up with an entirely new recipe. She decided to marry the two proteins, soya chunks, and kidney beans, with chopped mushrooms to create a texture and taste which could be had with rice or roti. Here’s the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively […]

No Bake Jhatpat Chocolate Cake

Reading Time: 3 minutesAnumita, our Managing Editor, shares a no-bake jhatpat chocolate cake recipe, in the weekly column. She recalls her childhood in Venezuela and the cake that her mother made for them – she had learnt it from her friends. The memories and stories associated with food makes it magical. A Different Truths exclusive. A major part […]

When Life is Like a Jalebi, Eat it!

Reading Time: 4 minutesCaught amongst a busy schedule with too many things going around, Sarika, a teacher-mother-wife found that her life was more like a Jalebi, a yummy, crispy sweet. She decided to make and eat it. She shares the recipe of the round-round-round-stop sweet, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It’s been some time that […]

Three Reasons You Should Enjoy Mangoes to This Summer

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara tells us three benefits of eating mangoes to our heart’s content, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It’s summer and the “King of fruits” is delightedly savoured by us all. More than 1000 varieties of mangoes are grown across the world, out of which 283 are found in India. Apart from being […]

Yummy-n-Wholesome Sandwich Time

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnumita, our Managing Editor, tells us how to make a yummy and wholesome sandwiches, fast, for lunch, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Few days of summer is mine to share with my younger son, who is fast growing and would be leaving home soon. The favorite time during my busy schedule, the […]

The Enchanting Journey of Coffee from Ethiopia to the Rest of the World

Reading Time: 5 minutesRuchira documents the journey of coffee, from the arid tracts of Ethiopia to Yemen and Turkey. It then reached Europe and the USA. Coffee is not just a drink. It came to be known as the beverage of the intellectuals. In England, coffee houses were nicknamed ‘Penny Universities’. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively […]