Eat Here, Cook That: Vrat Recipes & Theme Cafes

Eat Here, Cook That: Vrat Recipes & Theme Cafes
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If you thought that Navratri occurs only once a year and always involves dressing up and dancing, we’ve got news for you. Hindus observe another Navratri during spring, which is mainly about fasting and worship. But like we all know, fasting simply means observing a different kind of diet.

Kuttu ke Atta ke Cookies

And with our lip-smacking vrat ka khana, far from going hungry, you’ll actually look forward to “fast food”. Try these fasting recipes, featuring varied flours like kuttu and samak ka atta, over the weekend:

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Chicken Ghee Roast

For those who aren’t observing the Chaitra Navratri fast, we have Rajshri Gupta demonstrating a mouth-watering Chicken Ghee Roast for your Sunday feast.

If you have children who like to experiment in the kitchen, let them try Roopa Nabar’s anda masala recipe. It’s surprisingly easy to make! For those evening hunger pangs, why don’t you rustle up some delicious alu vadi or healthy moong dal salad?

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Stay hydrated while studying for exams

Next month, many of you will be sitting for your exams. And while you study into the late hours, don’t forget to have nourishing snacks, along with memory-enhancing power foods to improve retention. Celebrity nutritionist Nmami Agarwal breaks it all down here.

This week, we celebrated World Poetry Day by paying tribute to foods that have inspired famous poets. And if you enjoy funny food memes, go check out our Instagram page!

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Pan seared goat cheese, served at Artisan, Sofitel Mumbai

Fine dining restaurants all over the country played host to Gout de France, a festival celebrating French gastronomy on March 22. We recommend enjoying some authentic French fare at Artisan, Sofitel Mumbai BKC. Here are six reasons to convince you to go the Parisian way.

A new multi-cuisine restaurant has opened its doors in Powai, Mumbai, called Soul Curry. The city’s first comic-themed café called The Superhero Café began welcoming foodies this week. If you’re in Delhi, there is already a Superhero Café at GTB Nagar.

And while we’re on the subject of theme cafes, why don’t you pay a visit to Gospel of Taste in Bandra, Mumbai to indulge your passion for Game of Thrones?

Saturday marks the conclusion of the India Cake Fest, being organised at Sheila Raheja Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai. We’ll be there, so if you’re around, come and say hi!

Ankita Shreeram

Ankita Shreeram

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