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Chef Izzat Hussain cooks mouth-watering dishes – without water!

Veg starters by Chef Hussain

For celebrity chef Izzat Hussain, who started out life as a Unani practioner, creating food that is easy to digest and beneficial to the health of countless patrons is de rigueur. Thus, his USP is preparing mouth-watering dishes without water! Yes, you read it right, without water. “To maintain consistency in the taste of my food, I don’t use water ...

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Foodie Trail-Chennai: Of satays, grills and ‘samudrika lakshan’

Assorted grilled vegetables cooked with thai spices-Pan Asian Grills and Satays at Hip Asia, Vivanta by Taj-Connemara.

It would be great if there is something like samudrika lakshan/shastra (knowledge of body features) for chefs to assess a taster’s preferences just by seeing him, said a top chef of a star hotel here. Unfortunately, there is nothing like that to help chefs to wow their guests, he rued. “One can fairly arrive at a person’s taste preferences after ...

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Grilled Chicken Citrus Salad

Grilled Chicken Citrus Salad

Grilled Chicken Citrus Salad Ingredients: 4 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 8 cups torn romaine lettuce 4 green onions, chopped 2 oranges – peeled, segmented, and chopped 2 stalks celery, sliced 2 shallots, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup lime juice 1 tsp red chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp white ...

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Freshwater prawns can protect us from parasitic disease

Freshwater prawns can protect us from parasitic disease

Freshwater prawns can help prevent the spread of schistosomiasis, a potentially deadly parasitic disease that can cause anaemia, stunted growth, infertility, liver failure, bladder cancer and lasting cognitive impairment, says a new study. “Where drugs, alone, fail to control schistosomiasis due to rapid reinfection, prawns may offer a complementary strategy for controlling the disease,” the study said. The prawns prey ...

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Food Trend: Baking baguettes in India

Baking baguettes in India: Taking bread beyond borders

A French family that had moved to Delhi realized the need for freshly baked breads through their son, who missed the French variety. This led to the setting up of L’Opera, French patisserie and boulangerie outlet in 2011 that has now grown into a chain. “The lack of easily accessible French bakery products in India is the reason why we ...

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Delhi’s succulent cuisines at Ramadan Walk

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“The whole idea of organising this food walk is to make people aware of the rich cultural heritage of Delhi. We talk a lot about the culture and history of the city, but very few are actually able to get an insightful idea about it. With the Ramadan walk, we aim to acquaint our guests with the delicious cuisines of ...

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Kashmiri Lamb rogan josh delicacies in Chennai

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It’s a cuisine that has its roots more than 3,000 km away in salubrious Himalayan climes. Now, denizens of this Tamil Nadu capital, where temperatures can soar to the mid-40s, can savour delicacies like tabakh maaz (lamb ribs with turmeric, cinnamon and cardamom) and rogan josh (lamb in maval petals and red onion gravy) at an ongoing Kashmiri food festival ...

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‘Indian cuisine is pretty big in UK’

She comes from a family of chefs and co-owns Southall-based Brilliant Restaurant that specialises in Punjabi cooking with a Kenyan twist. Dipna Anand, a London-based Indian chef, says the city has welcomed Indian curries with open arms. “Indian cuisine is pretty big in the UK. So much so that the national dish, fish and chips, has been replaced by curry. ...

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World of Marhaba, Mumbai’s only Arabian cuisine

On a pleasant winter evening, with the stars twinkling and the moon playing hide-n-seek with the clouds, an out-of-this-world aroma hinting at Arabian romance lures you to a small cozy open-air restaurant in northwest Mumbai. Enter the world of Marhaba – Mumbai’s only Arabian cuisine restaurant which welcomes you with a mild spray from the humming waterfalls, comfortable seating arrangements ...

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Noida’s Tawak an Indo-Oriental culinary journey

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Time was when most high-end eateries in this suburb of the national capital were concentrated in Sector 18, but that’s slowly changing. Welcome to the newly-opened Tawak in Sector 63, an eclectic combination of office and apartment blocks that takes you on a wonderous Indo-Oriental culinary journey. “Tawak (Sanskrit for cinnamon) has been one of the most revered and traded ...

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