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Kozhakattai or Modakam: Lord Ganesha’s Favourite Ladoos from Tamil Nadu

South Indian desserts are revered and loved around the country, especially during festivities. The unique flavours and the prerequisite use of coconut give the essence of an authentic South Indian sweet. One of the most popular and traditional desserts from Tamil Nadu is Kozhakattai, Modakam or Modagam, which is also similar to that of Maharashtrian Modaks. Modakams were adored by Lord Ganesha and is believed to be a symbol of his earnestness and wisdom, a prize obtained from his parents. Kozhakattai is prepared as a prasadam on Ganesh Chaturthi to invoke…

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WhatsApp’s New Update Allows You to Pin Your Favourite Chats to the Top

Reports of WhatsApp testing new features surface online every other work to add more functionalities to the popular messaging app, and a new report suggests it is about to get a new pinning feature. The new WhatsApp update for Android beta users allows them to pin conversations with the most commonly-contacted friends on top of the Chats tab. In beta phase right now, the new WhatsApp pinning feature is expected to roll out to the public soon with an update for the stable version of the app. How to get…

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Kerala’s Favourite Breakfast: How to Make Soft Puttu at Home

One of Kochi’s most successful restaurant launches over the last couple of years was Dhe Puttu. It helped that one of the restaurant’s promoters is Dileep, a successful Malayalam actor. However, this is not a restaurant that depends solely on star power but is driven by an innovative idea. All this restaurant does is serve Puttu, Kerala’s emblematic breakfast favourite. Dhe Puttu has over 20 different versions of Puttu. A year ago, I learnt to make Puttu at the Anantara Peace Haven resort in Tangalle, Sri Lanka’s southern tip. They…

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At BioFach India 2016, Our New Favourite Foods for Healthy Living

Biofach is India’s biggest exhibition to showcase the newest and best organic and natural foods. Packed with over 80 brands and co-operations for three days (10th to 12th November 2016), it was a great place to see and sample a wide assortment of products and trends for healthy living. To understand how quickly the market for organic food and health products is growing in India, just take a look around at your local superstore. You will find aisles and sections devoted to just healthy alternatives. From low calorie snacks and…

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