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How to Make Roomali Roti at Home

For years unknown, different types of rotis have made way to the Indian households so as to enjoy distinct cuisines from different regions across the country. One of the rotis that have a special place in our hearts is Roomali Roti, which has always been one of the best accompaniments with tandoor delicacies. You don’t need a lot of ingredients, but the process of making a Roomali Roti is definitely an art. If you get this art right, you will end up eating one of the best rotis anytime you want. Read on as we…

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Velu Military Hotel: Feast on Chettinad Food at This Iconic Chennai Eatery

If there’s one thing that irks true-blue Nattukottai Chettiars it’s how their cuisine has been misrepresented in restaurants across Chennai and Bengaluru. Chettinad cuisine is not just fiery but is a highly-evolved cuisine where subtle flavours hold the key. Today Chettinad has become synonymous with restaurants that serve spicy non-vegetarian food. Not long ago, such restaurants were branded as Military hotels in Chennai and Bengaluru. While many of Bengaluru’s iconic military hotels have survived, Velu Military hotel is one of the few restaurants that hasn’t shed its ‘military’ suffix in Chennai. Many Chennai historians…

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Eating At The Exact Same Time Every Day Can Help You Lose Weight

If you aren’t one for routine, you may want to rethink your day-to-day approach — especially if you’re prone to eating late dinners after a busy work day or skipping breakfast when you’re running late. According to a new study, an erratic eating schedule could be totally messing with your health. In fact, irregular meals can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Two papers published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society found that adults who consume meals at the same time every day were less…

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How to Grow Okra At Home

Okra, commonly known lady’s finger or Bhindi in India, is a seasonal plant which belongs to the melon family and has beautiful flowers. The vegetable can be cooked and consumed in different ways. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin A along with calcium and fiber. It is low in calories containing about 25 to 40 kcal per 100 grams and is mainly made up of water (90%), protein (2%) and carbohydrates (7%). You may have been buying this healthy and versatile green from your nearest grocery…

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How to Make the Best Uthappams at Home

I still remember quick family meals at Sarvana Bhavan as a child. At a time when dining out was not a frequent affair, Saravana Bhavan was reserved for those quick meals or when you had unexpected guests. One of the favourite dishes for kids used to be the famous Seven-taste Uthappam – clever term coined by them. For the uninitiated, Uthappams (Uthappa in Kannada)  might be very similar to a dosa but they’re not the same thing. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside this is almost where…

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9 Breakfast Places in Delhi-NCR That Open at 9 AM

Now we have all heard nutritionists and health experts stressing on how breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and how one should not skip if come what may. However, that doesn’t mean you always have to make do with the regular affair that is available first thing in the morning (Read: Jam, Bread, Cereals). Neither is it necessary to try and wake up early in the morning and dish out a quick omelette (probably overdone) before you rush to office. So, we list out nice best breakfast…

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