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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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Friends Union Joshi Club: Home-Style Gujarati Thali at its Best

  It’s not easy trying to find Friends Union Joshi Club – it’s tucked away on the first floor of a nondescript building in Narottam Wadi, situated in one of Kalbadevi’s busy warren of streets. If you’re coming to it from Crawford Market, it will fall to your right. My suggestion would be to turn on Google Maps; first-timers will need it. Nobody goes to Friends Union Joshi Club for its salubrious decor. There’s no fawning wait staff, or air conditioning. You won’t find fussy foods, frills and fripperies. What…

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10 Best French Food Recipes

Talk about fine dining, and you almost immediately start picturing popular French dishes such as Cheese Soufflé, Duck a l’Orange or Tarte Tatin and Mille-Feuille plated beautifully, like pieces of art. Gastronomy as we know it today has stemmed from French cooking. But set aside the glitz and glamour, and you will discover that it is also a cuisine which celebrates ingredients for their true flavours, and culinary techniques that have the capability of creating magic on the plate. French food needs no introduction. For any aspiring cook, it is…

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Get onboard with the best institutes for ultimate grooming

With the growing number of courses and specializations, often it gets tough for students to decide about the right course, depending on their abilities and skills. Most students are confused whether they should take up b.sc or b-tech for their graduation level and they need to get their thoughts clear before they proceed. The top btech colleges in Uttar Pradesh and in India undoubtedly enhance your skills and take you to a greater level of success. Why should you opt for b-tech There are a number of reasons why you…

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Benefits of Eating Chocolate: Why It is the Best Gift for Your Valentine

The unending story of chocolate begins with cocoa trees that grew wild in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon basin and other areas in Central and South America for thousands of years. The Maya Indians and the Aztecs were the first ones to recognise the value of cocoa beans. The word ‘chocolate’ is actually derived from The Aztec word, ‘Xocolatl’, which means ‘bitter water’. Back in the day, chocolate was praised for its medicinal properties. It was used as an energy drink and to cure diseases like jaundice, coughs, indigestion…

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7 Best Lower Back Pain Exercises You Can Do at Your Office Desk

Backache is a very common complaint which affects all age range. Pain in the lower part of the back is commonly referred to as Lumbago. It can be defined as mild to severe pain or discomfort in the area of the lower back.The pain can be acute (sudden and severe) or chronic if it has lasted more than three months. Most people will experience lumbago at some point in their life. It can occur at any age but is a particular problem in younger people whose work involves physical effort…

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