Candy bars: Part 1

“There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.” ― Betty MacDonald. So they say that! I believe candy bars are not just a treat for the kids. I, at twenty-two can jump with glittering eyes and a wide smile if you offer me a bar of Bounty! Chocolates are not just a delicious snack but also a great source of instant energy. While travelling, just before

Candy Bars: Part 2

Candies and chocolates form an integral part of our growing up and growing old alike. The first part of ‘Candy Bars’ covered facts about some popular chocolates that make our lips smack just at the mere mention of the names. This article covers a few more of them. Toblerone Toblerone is a Swiss chocolate bar brand that has been named after its’ creator Theodor Tobler. It was first launched in

Best Tomato dishes that you can prepare easily

      Tomatoes are known as red fruits or berries , but are mostly used as vegetables There are different species of tomatoes available depending upon the region to region and climate conditions.             Tomatoes  are native to Mexico. Like Bangalore tomatoes, cherry tomatoes which is available in different colors but almost all tomatoes are available in  pure red color. Cherry tomatoes are the different variety of tomato which grows in very small size and red in color similar to cherries        just  like cherries so it is called as cherry tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes are originated from north Chile . These cherry tomatoes are cultivated since early 1800s. These cherry tomatoes are used mainly in salads , Mexican ans Spanish recipes, pizzas, and pastas. It can also be eaten raw or just boiled and roasted with salt and pepper. Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene, an antioxidant which is helpful in protecting cells in body and prevents skin cancer      caused  by UV-Rays. Eating tomatoes can keep you away from breast cancer and other cancer related diseases. Eating tomatoes can reduce sugar levels in blood and reduces fat Tomatoes contains carotene which improves blood serum level and also maintains good eye vision keeping away age  related eye muscular diseases. Tomato contains 21% Vitamin C.  The tomato recipes that you could preparely easily are: Tomato soup:   Ingredients: Tomatoes Salt to taste Ginger and garlic Pepper Butter cream Preparation method: Boil tomatoes along with ginger and add salt .and boil it still it is completely cooked. Now grind the tomatoes with ginger garlic paste until the ingredients are completely smashed smoothly Now take the mixture in the bowl add some butter cream with pepper powder sprinkled on it You can also use coriander to sprinkle on the soup which tastes good So hot soup is ready to be served .   Tomato Raita: Ingredients Red Tomatoes Finely chopped green chilies Finely chopped onions Coriander leaves Thick curd Cumin powder Pepper powder Salt  

A nutty affair!

Be it peanut butter or an almond fudge; hazelnuts coated in chocolate or a Choco-walnut cookie; nuts often form the heart of many dishes be it savory or a dessert. Though the botanical definition of a nut has a vivid criteria for categorization, yet in culinary terms, a nut is any large, oily kernel found within a shell and used in food. Nuts are rich in a variety of nutrients.

Tasty, Tangy Tamarind!!

Tamarind or scientifically better known by the name Tamarindus indica is an edible fruit, enclosed in a pod which is extensively used round the world in a large number of cuisines. The reddish brown, curved seed pods of a lovely tree hold the several large seeds encased by moist, sticky, dark brown flesh that might range from a sweet to sour taste. Inside, the pod of the tamarind is a soft, brown

India wedding food

A wedding is a ceremony or gathering of people where all the relatives, neighbors are united.As there are many cultures and traditions in India, there are different styles in wedding.Depending on the countries and religions it varies.Most of the couples and their respective families exchange gifts, rings, symbolic item, flowers, money,cars , bikes, flats and many more in a wedding.Special and new garments are worn by everyone who attended the marriage.Just

The Wonder Ingredient that is Jaggery!

With just a few days left for my college to reopen and consequently me having to leave home for hostel, I am being treated to a multitude of Bengali cuisines. And since, we hail from the City of Joy, happiness comes to us in the form of food and more than that desserts and sweets. So, my mom made this, what I call her best work till date, ‘Patishapta’ or

Milkshakes! 5 interesting recipes to follow!

Give a child a glass of plain milk, and he’ll shirk from it forever, blend some ice-cream into it, fuse a fruit or two into it or maybe shake it up with some chocolate syrup and the kid will love having milk for almost every meal! Yes, what I’m talking about here are milkshakes! Be it the scorching summers or the dull monsoons, a chilled milkshake is always appreciated by

Jams and Jellies

Spread it on a finely toasted slice of bread or top some crackers with a dollop of this, and you’re good to go for a quick delicious snack! I am talking about jams and jellies. As a kid, my favorite dessert used to be vanilla ice-cream with strawberry jelly that my mom used to make as home. Having seen orange marmalade being made at home, I have grown up having