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LOOKING FOR A FEAST?

Ask Nikhil Sai, a B.com graduate from the Loyola College about the restaurants in Chennai and he gives this big wide grin and says “You have come to the right person”. This young man has been dining in Chennai’s variety of restaurants just for the joy of eating and the …

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Good Samaritans

A SAMARITAN ON THE ROAD SIDE!!!

As I walk through the streets of Kochi, on an average day, I get kicked out of shops, beaten up, and on rare occassions even fed. Being fed leftovers, or even partially rotten food, is like a dream come true. But being touched upon by love, is a rare act …

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DELHI BELLY – the food in the capital

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments” Bethenny Frankel It has been almost an year now since I came to the capital of India .I still remember the very first visit to my college ,when after completing the admission procedures I straightaway went to my …

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Indian Street Food!

Indians are the quintessential foodies. No one loves binging like we do. How often do we say, “Bhaiyya kuch chatpata lana”. While haute cuisine and fine dining has its own place, nothing, simply nothing can diminish the sheer pleasure of eating something from the streets. Why go to a 5-star …

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Traveling: Pack your Bags, the World Beckons

Traveling. All the fun in the world. New places, new Cuisines, new Traditions, fun stuff to buy, amazing DPs and cover photos for a while, and most importantly, a break from the monotony that is Everyday. Just the thought of bringing out the travel gear, making a list, buying last-minute …

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Bhajias for all, all for bhajias!
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Bhajias for all, all for bhajias!

It is rainy season and the dark clouds shadow their gloomy self on the inhabitants below. And what do these shadows cast upon us. Laziness and the sudden urge of having fried food. Ohhh Yumm! Are you thinking of French fries? Ahhh no. Think of something “Desi”. What does everyone …

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Coffee should be your Cup of Tea
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Coffee should be your Cup of Tea

While coffee is a the leading beverage in many countries and regions there are numerous places where its daily consumption is thought to be hazardous for health .It is thought to be harmful in the same line as alcohol , smoking etc because of the presence of Caffeine in it.  …

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DUM KA BIRYANI
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DUM KA BIRYANI

The etymology of biryani according to Wikipedia comes from the Persian word “berya” which means fried or roasted. The Mughals spread the biryani to the Nizam’s kitchen in Hyderabad, Lucknow and Calcutta. The traditional delicacies are predominantly meat based and fragrant, making everyone wobbly. Nizam’s kitchen boasted of a 149 …

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FRY YOUR RICE
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FRY YOUR RICE

Monsoon is here!! It means that we would spend the evenings in the balconies watching the rain.  How do we spice up these moments? Fried rice is a perfect recipe that is easy to make, savoury and spices up your rain-filled evenings. Ingredients: Assorted vegetables onion – 1 big Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp …

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4 TamBram Food Habits That Die Hard
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4 TamBram Food Habits That Die Hard

Thanks to the internet, the world is being introduced and exposed to numerous cultures and practices. Influence on food and cuisine is surely enormous! However, there will be a few food habits say a few dishes, which always remain inside of us. I’ve listed 4 food items which haven’t died and will live inside Tambrams.   1) Kumbakonam Degree Kaapi I personally have great attachment towards the authentic kaapi(coffee). Tambrams drink coffee preferably between or post meals, for a variety of reasons-mental peace, discussions, a source of energy, comfort guests, diluted laxative, morning drink and a placebo for headache relief. It is to note that the weather does not affect the consumption of our favorite kaapi. Rain or shine, my kaapi is mine ^_^   2) The Oorga syndrome The ultimate combination of curd rice with pickle has undeniably a unique place in the list. Although summer season makes this combination a thrill, the duo is an all-time favorite for many Tambrahm hearts. The dominant symptoms are refilling curd rice or the pickle when either of them go empty, resulting in overeating. This is one combo to definitely try if Tambrahm diet interests you.   3) V for Vadaam Crunch, munch and chomp. A Vadaam is the hardened form of rice batter. With different types and combinations, they can end up being excellent side dish substituting chips. They show chips who’s daddy when they’re around. Vadaams are fried in oil, making them a fresh, crispy and the best side dish option.   4) Give me More More is more known as buttermilk today. It’s an instant remedy to hydrate and cool the body. Geographically situated in the tropical region, Tambrahms have their own version of buttermilk called as Neer More. Neer means water. There is no better option than this for immediate relief as it is also healthy for the body. Tambrahm diet has it’s original culinary structure and system to be followed. It includes a wide variety of dishes from breakfast to dinner. I might have missed a few items which I may not have experienced in the list above. I welcome other food items which you wish to add. Just pass it through a comment and I’ll take note.

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