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  1. Drones, the gadget denied to Indian enthusiasts by the DGCA, unless you are a wedding planner or photographer, is a heated topic in the country. While we may be debating the commercial use of drones in India, people in Australia can now get coffee and food delivered to them by our flying friends. © Pexels The company that is making the service a possibility is called “Wing” owned by Google's parent company Alphabet. The company has now begun delivering items to customers just outside Canberra, Australia's capital. The company has already tested the service 3,00 times in the past 18 months and is now ready to roll the service out for “eligible homes.” The service will be available in the outskirts of Canberra, namely in suburbs of Franklin, Palmerston and Crace. The company is already adding new customers and is expected to grow that number in the coming weeks and months. The company will start delivering over the counter items such as coffee, wraps, burritos and other smaller products. © Wing The key to the company's success is partnering with local businesses and merchants who want to get their products delivered to customers. The service is currently not at scale due to the nature of the project, however, it's a great step towards reducing emissions from traditional delivery methods. © Pexels Of course, we won't get to see something like this in India as we need special permission from DGCA to just own a drone or fly them in a specific area. In fact, if you want to know the precise rules of flying a drone in India, you can read our guide here. Until then, enjoy them drones at a nearby Delhi wedding where it showers you with rose petals!
  2. While we're used to reading all sorts of bizarre happenstances from across the world, we have amidst us one more from the continent of Africa. A politician from Nigeria claims that people from his country are ordering pizzas from London and having them flown to Nigeria, which is about 4,000 miles, via British Airways. Which means they get over their pizza fetish by placing orders internationally, and here we're still waiting for our lunch we ordered almost 45 minutes ago! © Pinterest The Agriculture minister Audu Ogbeh has made a statement saying Nigeria is too dependent on foreign imports, which are primarily seen as a status symbol by most families in the country. So according to him, people in Nigeria, well most of them, consume imported products like rice, wheat, tomato paste, just to procure a status symbol they can live up to. 'They buy (pizza) in London, they bring it on British Airways in the morning to pick up at the airport,' the Agriculture minister mentioned in an interview with a foreign publication. © Pinterest He further criticised the locals for ordering anything from overseas as he claims it's an ostentatious display of status and class and the fact that only they can afford to import certain products from outside the country. 'It is a very annoying situation and we have to move a lot faster in cutting down some of these things,' he added. Of course foreign exports are harming the Nigerian economy in general and the government is trying to cut down on foreign imports as much as possible. Nigeria is primarily becoming a nation of importers and most imports go to the rich folk, who knowingly treat it as a novelty. © Twitter "The farmers are losing money because the processors do not have enough funds to set up factories." Ogbeh added in his interview. Well, that explains why Nigeria strongly needs to import. But come on, pizzas? How much money does pizza dough require anyway? And wouldn't fuel charges be a lot higher than making pizzas in the country itself? Something to think about, I think. The locals think the Agriculture Minister's claim is absolute rubbish though: Do you blame them? When our politicians are tired of the bread and stew many of our local pizzerias are serving nko.ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ -#Repost Some Nigerians use their phones to import pizza from London - Minister for Agriculture, #AuduOgbeh credit: @instablog9ja pic.twitter.com/T1jmCi7dGf — Daddy Freeze (@DaddyFRZ) 27 March 2019 I still can't believe Audu Ogbeh, like we don't have pressing nutrition and food security problems — Adesuwa (@TobyDonut) 28 March 2019 Hear the Honorable Minister for Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, state that Nigerians use their CELLPHONES to order pizza from London. We must resist any attempt or group of attempts to order int'l pizza. QED! This madness must stop . â¦@DoubleEphâ© â¦@Gidi_Trafficâ© pic.twitter.com/NKRIM0glgF — Charles Emuze (@coemuze) 27 March 2019 Just ordered a pizza from Domino's Pizza, London, and I was assured I'll get it in the next 10hrs via British Airways. I just hope the Minister for Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, wasn't lying. I've always wanted to have pizza from London. — No Trace (@DemGoTyre) 28 March 2019 While, we're not sure what is happening in Nigeria and how many hungry Nigerians are ordering pizza from halfway across the world, we surely do see the humour in this and we hope they get a Dominos soon enough.
  3. The first time I saw it, I couldn't believe something could be so fantastic and utterly delicious. Like the smell of rain on a dry summer day! I was completely smitten and in love! And I still am. What am I talking about? Street Food, of course! © Pexels How different would our lives be if we did not have food? What would you have fantasized about in office? Or debated about? Or plan your whole day, nay, life around? India is famous for its varied spices and its culinary expertise all over the world. © Pexels India's diversity is omnipresent; it is legendary and flavoursome at the same time; be it its dialects, people or its marvellous food which changes from region to region. © Pexels If you want to experience India, you need to start from its humble beginnings, and what better way to explore it than food? India's deep-rooted traditions are echoed in its food, in its inimitable taste. What is unique about us is that this taste is readily available on the streets of our country. View this post on Instagram Hello, my love. We meet again. #phuchka A post shared by Ayesha (@ayesha.ghosh) on Aug 11, 2018 at 11:18am PDT Walking along the road, you can see the streets laden with small eateries and thelas all calling out to the gourmand inside you, to have a taste of life. You also see the tireless hands which prepare the food, just to make ends meet. View this post on Instagram Mirchi Time #evenings #roadside #eataries #mirchibajji #beingprepared #spicy #SouthIndian #spicyfood #indian #telangana #timepass #ig_telangana #igersindia #igershyd #ig_hyderabad #Miryalaguda #nalgonda #RBP45 A post shared by Ravi Kumar Reddy Bandi ð (@impressions_4) on Aug 7, 2015 at 8:51am PDT As much as you might love fine dining and all-you-can-eat buffets there is nothing greater than the joy of biting into a scrumptious piece of pakora or revel in the magic of the roadside bhelpuri. © Unsplash The mesmerizing sights of the cart laden with goodies and the tantalizing smells are enough to put your senses on a gastronomical journey! View this post on Instagram Pakora or samosa? ð . ð· @delhi_eats . Follow @foodchoiceofmumbai for more amazing pictures. . #samosa #pakoda #mumbaifoodie #pakora #itz_mumbai #munchymumbai #achaar #puri #nashta #indianbreakfast #snack#foodofmumbai #mymumbai #mumbaifoodjunkie #nelwindcruz #thecrazyindianfoodie #mumbaimerijaan #foodiesofindia #homeforhungry #things2doinmumbai #eatthis #indianfoodbloggers A post shared by Food Choice Of Mumbai (@foodchoiceofmumbai) on Jan 25, 2019 at 4:11am PST Watching the aloo tikki sizzle in the pan, or the juices envelop the tikki or the blast of colour it exudes when the plate is finally presented to you is enough to make your mouth water. Even thinking about it is making me hungry! What's the most intriguing part of street food other than the taste? The cost! Remember, it is always better to look for a good enough stall with acceptable hygiene when you opt to eat street food. Here is a list of some of the most popular street foods found across India: 1. The Mysore Masala Dosa: Origin: Mysore, Karnataka Masala Dosa is a delectable delicacy. To experience the heavenly taste of how fantastic a Masala Dosa can be you must try the Mysore Masala Dosa. View this post on Instagram Crispy crunchy Mysore Masala Dose topped with a dollop of home made butter and paired with chutney and sambar... Monday morning started right .. isn't it ð ?? .... .... #smithakalluraya #dosa #masaladosa #idli #idly #southindianfood #southindianbreakfast #mysoremasaladosa #indianfood #indiancuisine #indianrecipes #indianfoodtales #indianbreakfast #breakfasttime #bangalorefoodies #foodshots #foodphotography #foodpic #chennaifoodie #foodiesofindia #indianfoodblogger #foodphoto #bangalorefoodblogger #bangalorefoodies #indianfoodieez #indiancooking #foodiesofindia #foodmaniacindia #foodtalkindia A post shared by Smitha Kalluraya (@smithakalluraya) on Jan 20, 2019 at 6:22pm PST Much spicier than its counterpart, the Masala Dosa, the defining factor is the inclusion of a red chutney made of chillies, garlic and onions slathered on the dosa, along with a generous helping of the masala (potato filling) and a dollop of butter. Sheer brilliance served on the lanes of majestic Mysore. View this post on Instagram Mysore masala dosa when in Mysore! Dosas in their home are different from what we eat in North. They are thicker and served mostly with chutney only. Just look at buttery glaze on this one..ð âââââââââââââ #mysuru #mysore #dosa #southindianfood #kannada #udupi #mysorefoodie #mysoreeats #banglorefood #agra #southindian #northinsouth #asiafood #streetfoodindia #likeforlikes #deliciousfood #yummyinmytummy #foodporn #foodgasm #indiafood #pizzahogger A post shared by Pizzzahogger (@pizzzahogger) on Jan 24, 2019 at 9:30am PST Iconic Eatery: Hotel Mylari, Mysore 2. Phuchka: Origin: Kolkata, West Bengal The pure joy of eating a phuchka is incomparable. Much tastier, snazzier and irresistible than its cousins: pani puri and gupchup, it comes in a bigger, crispier puri and is the undisputed king of the cuisine. (If you don't believe me, you can ask Vir Sanghvi :P) View this post on Instagram True love â¤ï¸ð§¡ððð • Where's your go to phuchka guy? • Photo by @rahul.arora.1982 • Want to get featured? Use #tasteofcalcutta or tag us in your photosðð·And follow us on Facebook and Twitterð©ð½‍ð»ð¨ð¾‍ð» • #tasteofcalcutta #calcuttafood #calcuttafoodie #storiesofkolkata #ourcitykolkata #cal_calling #calcutta #kolkata #instafood #instayum #kolkatadiaries #nomnom #kolkatagram #foodtalkindia #zomatoin #kolkatablogger #calcuttadiaries #calcuttacacophony #kolkatafood #kolkata_igers #sokolkata #onlyinbengal #ig_calcutta #desi_diaries #igfood #kolkatastreets #kolkatastreet #kolkatastreetfood #phuchka A post shared by Taste of Calcutta (@tasteofcalcutta) on Dec 30, 2017 at 3:58am PST The real taste lies in the filling of the phuchka and the tetul (tamarind) jol: the tangy aloo filling with Bengal gram and rock salt makes all the difference. Tok, jhal, mishti in a single mouthful. View this post on Instagram Will you still call it Pani puri if you subtract Pani from the equation? Tell us in comments about some of the craziest combinations you have tried. The most interesting Phuchka combinations stand a chance to win Uber Eats Swag! #UberEatsIndia #kolkata #ubereats #phuchka A post shared by Uber Eats India (@ubereats_ind) on Jun 27, 2018 at 5:39am PDT (Don't fight me on this because you are wrong.) Iconic Eatery: Any place in Kolkata 3. Pav Bhaji: Origin: Mumbai, Maharashtra Mumbai's fabulous concoction of different kinds of vegetables coerced into a curry, served with buttered pav and lots of extra butter is a foodie's delight served on a platter. View this post on Instagram Butter pav bhaji 𤤠. ð· @nelznelwin . Follow @foodchoiceofmumbai for more amazing pictures. . #Pavbhaji #butter #dish #itz_mumbai #foodofmumbai #mumbaifoodie #mymumbai #delicious #mumbaifoodjunkie #nelwindcruz #thecrazyindianfoodie #mumbaimerijaan #foodiesofindia #homeforhungry #maharashtrian #things2doinmumbai #mumbaikar #mumbaifoodlovers #lbb #trellingfood #eatthis #indianfoodbloggers #foodchoiceofmumbai A post shared by Food Choice Of Mumbai (@foodchoiceofmumbai) on Jan 24, 2019 at 4:57am PST The beauty of the dish lies in its thick brownish red curry and the buttery goodness it exudes. A smattering of lemon-soaked onions on top is another discerning quality of this Maharashtrian gem. Though different iterations of the dish can be found all over India, the best is found on the streets of Mumbai. View this post on Instagram Sardar pav bhaji 𤤠. ð· @gastronomicjournal . Follow @foodchoiceofmumbai for more amazing pictures. . #Pavbhaji #butter #dish #itz_mumbai #munchymumbai #foodofmumbai #mumbaifoodie #mymumbai #delicious #mumbaifoodjunkie #nelwindcruz #thecrazyindianfoodie #mumbaimerijaan #foodiesofindia #homeforhungry #maharashtrian #things2doinmumbai #mumbaikar #mumbaifoodlovers #lbb #trellingfood #eatthis #indianfoodbloggers #foodchoiceofmumbai A post shared by Food Choice Of Mumbai (@foodchoiceofmumbai) on Jan 21, 2019 at 9:34pm PST Iconic Eater: Juhu Chowpatty, Mumbai (and nearly every other thela :P) 4. Garadu: Origin: Indore, Madhya Pradesh Nothing better to counter the bleak winters than some Garadu. This dish is a famous delicacy from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. You could never imagine that yams could be so delicious! View this post on Instagram The best part of the short Indore- Mandu- Ujjain- Maheshwar trip was undoubtedly the food. It may have to do with the fact that both of us are bhukkads of the worst or the best kind depending on your perspective. So sarafa bazar was our Disneyland! No wonder then that as I begin my onslaught of the trip pics (which fair warning may go on for a month) I decided to start from sarafa's treasures. This here is called "Garadu" which is a dish made from the root named Garadu which Google tells me is yam. This is deep fried so goes without saying is delicious. The chacha lovingly sprinkles his magic dust on it which is a mix of spices and his blood and sweat (not literally). This is perfect food on a cold night and breaks the sweet taste which predominantly coats ones tongue at Indore #garadu #sarafa #sarafabazar #indore #hindustankadil #indorestreetfood #foodies #foodphotography #streetfood #indianstreetfood #deepfried #bhukkad #mobilephotography #pixel2photography #pixel2 #google #nofilter #punetimes #pune_ig #india_ig #madhyapradeshtourism #madhyapradesh_ig #mpdiaries #indorediaries #indianfood #yam #thearchivalcollection #streetsofindia #hindustankadildekho A post shared by Sneha Karle (@snehadi) on Nov 15, 2018 at 10:40pm PST Madhya Pradesh is quite famous for its chaat but its ultimate crowning glory is in the garadu. Small, deep-fried, cubed pieces of boiled yams slathered with garadu masala; a tasty respite from the cold. View this post on Instagram à¤à¤¨à¥à¤¦à¥à¤°à¤¿à¤¯à¥à¤ à¤à¥ पहलॠपसà¤à¤¦ ~ à¤à¤°à¤¾à¤¡à¥ ð #wintersspecial #spicy #fried #yams #zaikedar #garadu #chaat #mouthwatering #yummy #appetizing #cooknjoycookingclass A post shared by COOK_N_JOY (@cook_n_joy) on Jan 4, 2016 at 8:49am PST Iconic Eatery: Sarafa Bazar, Indore 5. Kochuri Aar Aalur Torkari: Origin: Kolkata, West Bengal A match made in culinary heaven. Kochuri and Aalur Torkari is just as decadent an affair as between Romeo and Juliet. The round, pristine kochuri made of maida, fried in oil/ghee and served piping hot with a spicy potato gravy which makes your soul come alive. View this post on Instagram Weekend breakfasts need to be exciting. How about some club Kachori with aloo subzi ? . . . . . . . #thegreatindianfoodie #dillifoodies #vforveggie #bigtimefoodie #thedesihoggers #a_pinch_ofsalt #foodmaniacindia #foodflashindia #trellingfood #desidiaries_food #indianfoodtrail #FoodAddaIndia #foodbossindia #foodaholic #indianfoodblogging #kochuri #sharmateastall #streetfood #instagood #food #foodstagram #foodbloggers #nomnom #foodgasm #cleaneating #foodphotography #foodpics #homecooking #foodlove #foodporn A post shared by Food Sojourn (Pratik) (@myfoodsojourn) on Feb 15, 2018 at 12:04pm PST What you need to remember is that “Kochuri” and “Kachori” are two different things. The latter doesn't have the exquisiteness of the former. View this post on Instagram The most wanted food in winter for the Bongs- Koraisutir Kochuri ( fried bread with mild and sweet green peas stuffing), Hing diye aloo motorer torkari (spiced potato curry with green peas and asafoetida ) , Nolen gur diye sujir halwa ( semolina cooked with milk and jaggery)ððâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸. #koraishutirkochuri #kochuri #foods #foodies #foodphotography #foodpassion #foodporn #foodgasm #keepcooking #keepeating #bengalifoodblogger #bengalifood #bengalicuisines #sokolkata #kolkatabuzz #kolkatafoodlovers #kolkatafoodblogger #kolkatafood #kolkatafoodies #betterbutter #_betterbutter_ #bbcgoodfood #bongfood #buzzfeedfood #goodfoodindia A post shared by Pritha Chakraborty (@prithas_passion) on Jan 8, 2019 at 5:51am PST There are many versions of the kochuri where the fillings differ: Chattu (Sattu), Koraisuti (Geen Peas) or Hing (Asafetida) but the aalu is constant. Each one is delicious in its own right. A perfect breakfast companion! Iconic Eatery: Maharaja OR Maharani, Kolkata 6. Vada Pav: Origin: Mumbai, Maharashtra Aamchi Mumbai's answer to the Burger, the delicious Vada pav is unparalleled in its taste and its simplicity. A fried potato patty inside pav, smeared with green and tamarind chutney is a slice of heaven in your mouth. View this post on Instagram Mumbai ki jaan ð¯ð . ð· @lady.epicurean . Follow @foodchoiceofmumbai for more amazing pictures. . #vadapav #mumbai #mumbaistreet #delhistreet #streetfood #itz_mumbai #munchymumbai #achaar #puri #nashta #indianbreakfast #snack#foodofmumbai #mumbaifoodie #mymumbai #mumbaifoodjunkie #nelwindcruz #thecrazyindianfoodie #mumbaimerijaan #foodiesofindia #homeforhungry #things2doinmumbai #eatthis #indianfoodbloggers A post shared by Food Choice Of Mumbai (@foodchoiceofmumbai) on Feb 10, 2019 at 7:54pm PST You may have all the burgers in the world but the humble vada pav trumps them, always. Also, the batata vada is heavenly, a must-have separately. View this post on Instagram Mumbai's Garma Garam Vada Pav ð¤¤ð . ð· @thefoodattacker . Follow @foodchoiceofmumbai for more amazing pictures. . #vadapav #mumbai #mumbaistreet #delhistreet #streetfood #itz_mumbai #munchymumbai #achaar #puri #nashta #indianbreakfast #snack#foodofmumbai #mumbaifoodie #mymumbai #mumbaifoodjunkie #nelwindcruz #thecrazyindianfoodie #mumbaimerijaan #foodiesofindia #homeforhungry #things2doinmumbai #eatthis #indianfoodbloggers A post shared by Food Choice Of Mumbai (@foodchoiceofmumbai) on Feb 4, 2019 at 5:31am PST Iconic Eatery: Ashok Vada Pav; Graduate Vada Pav. Mumbai 7. Jigarthanda: Origin: Madurai, Tamil Nadu A refreshing drink found in the bylanes of Madurai and as the name suggests, it surely cools your “jigar”. A blend of ice-cream, sarsaparilla root syrup, almond gum, dry fruits, milk and sugar which provides the much-needed respite from the hot summers. View this post on Instagram Start your day with some delicious Jigarthanda from Murugan Idli Shop, in Chennai. ð . . . . #MuruganIdliShop #Jigarthanda #Dessert A post shared by Click Eat & Repeat (@clickeatandrepeat) on Dec 25, 2018 at 7:37pm PST Iconic Eatery: Murugan Idli Shop, Madurai 8. Chole Bhature: Origin: Delhi/ North India Can anything even come close to the deliciousness of hot bhature served with a spicy gravy of chole, with a pickled mirchi and some raw onion? The answer is no! View this post on Instagram #Repost @foodie_deepak ã»ã»ã» Chole Bhature ð¥ . . Tag someone who would love this ð . . What: Chole Bhature Where: Food Namo, Noida Sector 2 Taste: 4.5/5 . . . . #cholebhature #foodtalkindia #ifoundawesome #omnomnom #soulfood A post shared by Dil Hai Foodie (@dilhaifoodie) on Oct 27, 2018 at 1:00am PDT Hot, greasy bhature are the best comfort food when you are feeling low. The sight of the bhatura filling up with air when fried is sure to lift your spirits! View this post on Instagram I know its norm for many families to eat out for weekend Breakfast or brunch. Whats ur family norm for breakfast? Home cooked or From outside ? About Post: Had this this from Gupta Sweet and Namkeen in Punjabi Bagh. The good thing about this plate of Chole bhature was the quality of oil used to cook, Bhature were not at all oily and the chole were soft and not stuffed with lots of spices and chillies. Just about right. Price : Rs60 per Plate. Rating : 4/5 Pic by @dillifoodies . . #dillifoodies #cholebhature #teampixel #weekend #breakfast #food A post shared by Priyanka and Sumit (@dillifoodies) on Aug 17, 2018 at 10:04pm PDT Iconic Eatery: Sitaram Diwanchand, Delhi 9. Momos: Origin: Tibetean (Predominantly) / North and North East India Every college goer's first love: Momos! These little pockets of happiness not only fill your stomach but also your soul. Best thing? Its economic supremacy. View this post on Instagram We love pan fried crispy momosð¥ð¥Where do you go for momos? This corner place on Bidhan Sarani is called Hungry Monkzzz, right opposite Khudiram Bose College!𧡠• Clicked and vouched by @srijita.datta.9 • Follow @tasteofcalcutta and share your photos by using #TasteOfCalcutta or by tagging us in your photos to get featured ðð· • #TasteOfCalcutta #calcuttafood #calcuttafoodie #storiesofkolkata #ourcitykolkata #cal_calling #calcutta #kolkata #kolkatadiaries #kolkatagram #kolkatablogger #calcuttadiaries #calcuttacacophony #kolkatafood #kolkata_igers #sokolkata #onlyinbengal #ig_calcutta #desi_diaries #kolkatafoodie #kolkatafoodies #kolkatafoodbloggers #kolkatafoodscene #calcuttafoodiesclub A post shared by Taste of Calcutta (@tasteofcalcutta) on Dec 10, 2018 at 7:55am PST Fried, steamed, in a soup, or tandoori, whichever way you like it, momos are unquestionably the cheapest and tastiest way to satiate a ravenous hunger. The momo chutney is another wonder to look forward to. View this post on Instagram momo (nepali dumpling) ..link in bio of our new video like and subscribe #food #nepali #nepal #nepalese #foodporn #foodgasm #asian #asia #foodnepal #foodblogger #ilovefood #vegetable #kathmandu #pokhara #nepalesefood #nepalifood #ealing #weekend #momo #london #chowmein #noodle #curry #grilledchicken #chicken #dumpling #salmon A post shared by momosisters ð¥ ð¥ð¥ (@momosisters1) on Nov 14, 2018 at 11:00pm PST The debate between which version of it is better will always be there but one thing is certain: they are tasty and will always remain so! 10. Aloo Tikiya Chaat: Origin: Uttar Pradesh Also known as ragda pattice (the Bombay term), the aloo tikki chaat is the king of street food. View this post on Instagram Now serving Mumbai's famous street food 'Ragda Pattice' #madhavrao #maharashtrian #mumbaistreets #streetfood #ragdapatties #indiansnack #ragdapattice #yummy #ahmedabad #restaurant #ahmedabadfoodie #foodinahmedabad #musthavefood #indianfood #masala A post shared by Madhavrao (@madhavraoahmedabad) on Mar 5, 2018 at 8:37pm PST The taste, the flavours, the presentation, the myriad colours all come together to make it one of the most marvellous street foods of all time. The first bite into the aloo tikki with just the right amount of chana/chole gravy and spiced dahi makes you forget the world you live in. View this post on Instagram This Aloo Tikki Chaat makes my evening beautiful ..... . Tag karo apne dosto ko comments section mai and what is your favourite Chat ?? . Serving : Aloo Tikki Chaat . . From : Local , Connaught Place , New Delhi . . For more Follow : @thefood.vlogger . #thefoodvlogger . #alootikkichaat #alootikki #chaatpapri #platinggoals #desifood #desifoodie #foodlove #northindianfood #northindian #newdelhi #delhincr #delhilifestyle #delhilifestyleblogger #delhifoodbloggers #delhichaat #connaughtplace #cpdelhi #local #delhilocal #mumbaichaat #bombayfoodies #bombaychaat #pixelnofilter A post shared by THE FOOD VLOGGER™|VANSH TANEJA (@thefood.vlogger) on Feb 18, 2019 at 4:41am PST The aloo tikki in itself is another delicious treat! Iconic Eatery: Juhu Chowpatty, Mumbai; Chandni Chowk, Delhi 11. Tunday Kabab: Origin: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh As regal as its city of origin, this Awadhi dish, made of meat and nearly 160 ground spices, is a must-have for a foodie. The charred taste of the cured, marinated meat is one of the most astute essences of this particular dish, which lends a special flavour to it. View this post on Instagram Lucknow's Tunday Kabab is believed to be established in 1905 by Haji Murad Ali. Even today in the narrow gullies in the old area of Lucknow, the kabab is made in the same old way with a blend of spices in the traditonal way. Which is your favourite place in Lucknow? #TSLucknow . . . DM/Tag #talkingstreet to get featured . . . ð·: The better India . . #Lucknow #tunday #kabab #today #narrow #gullies #oldarea #lucknow #spices #traditional #old #area ##SundayFunday #SinDay #SundayFunday #SundayRead #SpotlightSunday #WeekendVibes #SundaySweets #SundaySpecial #urbex #streetshared #aov #weekly_feature #createexploretakeover #shotzdelight #mkexplore #gearednomad #rsa_streetview #liveauthentic #foodbeast #eeeeeats #eatfamous #feedfeed #dailyfoodfeed #onthetable #lifeandthyme #f52grams #tastingtable #huffposttaste #incredibleindia #photographers_of_india #indiagram #storiesofindia #indiaclicks #lucknow #india #TalkingStreet A post shared by Talking Street (@talkingstreet) on Mar 10, 2018 at 9:37pm PST A single bite is sure to make you go crazy for these. The best tunday kabab can be found in Tunday Kababi in Old Lucknow, where it is known to have originated, where the one-armed cook Haji-Murad Ali first set up shop. Iconic Eatery: Tunday Kababi, Chawk Area, Old Lucknow (Est. 1905) 12. Bonda: Origin: Mysore/Bengaluru, Karnataka As you walk along the crowded roads of Bangalore, a delicious smell of deep-fried food wafts in the air and you just can't walk away from it. View this post on Instagram Preparing Mini bonda's for bonda soupð Soak urad Dal for 3hrs or more, grind to smooth paste , to this add peppercorn,ginger, finely chopped curry leaf,tspn of rice flour (optional),cumin and salt to taste.Mix well and deep fry them. In a bowl add few bonda's add hot lentil soup and enjoy ð . . #bonda #bondasoup #deepfried #breakfasttime #proteinrich #nutritious #cleaneating #cleancooking #yummy #tasty #delicious #foodphotography #foodiesofbangalore #food #foodporn #foodgasm #foodtalkindia #indianfood #eeeeeats #nomnom #buzzfeedfood #likes4like #instafood #instagood #myblr A post shared by Chitra Krishnanand (@chitrakrishnanand) on Jun 26, 2018 at 8:46pm PDT Found nearly in every other gully, the bonda is a fritter made from the dosa batter; small, crispy, nearly round balls of deep-fried goodness. The beauty is in the shape of the bonda; talk about being imperfectly perfect! View this post on Instagram Follow : @karnataka_nodi for more. ð· : @foodstagrambengaluru #karnatakanodi #karnataka #karnatakatourism #traveldiaries #kannada #karnataka_ig #photooftheday #picoftheday #bonda #food A post shared by Karnataka_nodi (@karnataka_nodi) on Sep 2, 2018 at 7:17am PDT 13. Galouti Kebab: Origin: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh These melt-in-the-mouth flavorful kebabs are the cousins of the Tunday Kabab, it is said to have been made especially for the toothless nawab, Asa-ud Daula. As he couldn't bite into the meat, all thanks to his nearly non-existent teeth, the cooks prepared a different version of the meat kebabs and a legend was born! View this post on Instagram Galauti kebabs need we say more !!!?? #mutton #galautikebab #lambkebabs #kebabs #eatpraylove #lucknowfoodbloggers #lucknowistreetfood #goodfoodgoodtimes #lucknow_igers #uttarpradeshdiaries #instakebab #muttonlover #caloriefood #eatingfortheinsta #foodporn #nonvegfood #flavoursoflucknow #comfortfood #eatwellbewell #cuisinesworld A post shared by JatiNupur (@paapipeit) on Feb 3, 2018 at 6:00am PST Vegetarians don't be disheartened because its vegetarian versions are also available. View this post on Instagram Sardi ka mausam aur garma garam Galauti khaane ka mazaa hi kuch aur hai . . I find the #Galautis at #Rajinderkadhaba one of the best. Even on a week day the place is totally crowded and the concept of eating in the open in winters make it so much fun... #delhidiaries#delhicuisine#dhaba#delhigram#delhite#delhincr#saddidilli#vscocam#vscofood#foodohotography#foodpic#foodforsoul#foodgram#foodgasm#foodcoma#like4like#likeforlike#likeforfollow#like4likealways#tagsforlikes#dhabafood#instapic#instalike#mughlaifood#streetfood#galautikebab#dillikakhana#winterfood A post shared by Sharmistha M Cheema (@sharmistha_cheema) on Jan 14, 2018 at 11:44pm PST Iconic Eatery: Tunday Kababi, Chawk Area, Old Lucknow (Est. 1905) 14. Chowmein: Origin: Kolkata, West Bengal The Indian version of the Chinese stir-fried noodles is a must-have and is easily available all across the country, served on thelas, with a high flame atop which sits the wok, in which the cook sautés the noodles, the veggies and chicken/mutton/egg in rapid motions adding chilli, tomato and soya sauce. A beautiful sight to behold. View this post on Instagram Super hungry for this delicious Indian style Chowmein ððððAt Lords Stall, Exide. • Photo by @street_food_map • Follow @tasteofcalcutta and share your photos by using #TasteOfCalcutta or by tagging us • #TasteOfCalcutta #kolkatastreetfood #calcuttastreetfood #calcuttafood #calcuttafoodie #storiesofkolkata #ourcitykolkata #cal_calling #calcutta #kolkata #kolkatadiaries #kolkatagram #kolkatablogger #calcuttadiaries #calcuttacacophony #kolkatafood #kolkata_igers #sokolkata #onlyinbengal #ig_calcutta #desi_diaries #kolkatafoodie #kolkatafoodies #kolkatafoodbloggers #kolkatafoodscene #calcuttafoodiesclub A post shared by Taste of Calcutta (@tasteofcalcutta) on Feb 19, 2019 at 7:39am PST In fact, our tongues have become so accustomed to the Indo-Chinese chowmein that authentic noodles at a Chinese restaurant does not compare to its street counterpart and seems bland. View this post on Instagram Veg Oriental Hakka (wok tossed fresh noodles with vegetables and black pepper) Price - â¹170 + GST Dishes tried: - Thai Chicken Salad - Drums of Heaven - Chicken Steamed Momo - Chicken Lat Me Kai - General Tao's Favourite Chicken - Tausi Fish - Veg Hakka Noodles - Veg Hunan Rice - Darsan with Icecream Located at Ballygunge, Mamasan is a casual dining restaurant serving Pan Asian cuisine at a comfortable pricing. The menu at Mamasan encompasses Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian and Thai delicacies. Most of the dishes have a vegetarian and a non-vegetarian version which is great for a city like Kolkata where there is a fairly large vegetarian population as well. The restaurant has a simple and beautiful ambience and is also moderately spacious. Each dish is prepared using fresh ingredients to maintain the quality. It is an ideal place for people who are fond of or are interested to try out authentic Asian cuisine. The staff here is kind and always on their toes. Much Recommendedð P.S. The portions of the main course are quite large, so order wisely!! ................................................................................... Follow @KolkataFoodLovers if you liked this postâ¤ï¸ . . #food #foodie #foodstory #foodgasm #foodlover #likeforfood #foodporn #instafood #instafoodie #loveforfood #foodpic #followforfood #foodstagram #nomnom #yummyinmytummy #foodforlife #goodfood #breakfast #lunch #dinner #noodles #foodinfluencer #chowmein #asian #vegetarian #nonvegetarian #streetfood #bonappetit #kolkatadiaries #kolkatafoodlovers A post shared by Kolkata Food Lovers (@kolkatafoodlovers) on Jan 20, 2019 at 2:37am PST 15. Kabiraji: Origin: Kolkata, West Bengal Kabiraji is one of the most iconic of Kolkata's street foods. It gets its name from the covering of egg that envelopes the chicken/fish cutlet. Kabiraji is the nearest Bangla term for the English word “coverage”. View this post on Instagram #CalcuttaKobiraji Where is your favourite #kobiraji place in Calcutta? • Clicked by @thatsavageblogger • #TasteOfCalcutta #calcuttafood #calcuttafoodie #storiesofkolkata #ourcitykolkata #cal_calling #calcutta #kolkata #kolkatadiaries #kolkatagram #kolkatablogger #calcuttadiaries #calcuttacacophony #kolkatafood #kolkata_igers #sokolkata #onlyinbengal #ig_calcutta #desi_diaries #kolkatafoodie #kolkatafoodies #kolkatafoodbloggers #kolkatafoodscene #calcuttafoodiesclub #kabiraji A post shared by Taste of Calcutta (@tasteofcalcutta) on Nov 1, 2018 at 8:32am PDT A staple in college canteens, it is one of the most delicious items you may have ever tasted. Served with kasundi (mustard sauce) and ketchup, it stands out courtesy of its beautiful shape and crispy texture. The juicy cutlet and the flaky egg exterior leave you wanting for more. View this post on Instagram As our team attends the @fabellechocolates Food Food awards, East at JW Marriott today, let's take a look at some of the iconic eateries of CALCUTTA. Mitra cafe, ladies and gentleman. Photo courtesy: @soumyajit.calcutta Feature selected by @deckle_edge Keep following us for such interesting pictures and tagging #ig_Calcutta on your beautiful pictures. - Team Calcutta Instagrammers . . . #foodie #foodporn #calcuttafood #Kobiraji #kolkata #nostalgia A post shared by Calcutta Instagrammers (@ig_calcutta) on Nov 28, 2018 at 7:02am PST Iconic Eatery: Mitra Café, Kolkata 16. Bhel: Origin: Mumbai, Maharashtra Puffed rice has never been better. Puri, papdi, puffed rice, green chutney, tamarind sauce, sev all come together to make one of the easiest and best chaats out there. Easy on the pocket and delightfully tasty. View this post on Instagram Bhelð . . One of my favourite street food ð Little spicy with garnished onions makes it perfectð¥ . . Follow @imstill_hungry_ @imstill_hungry_ Turn on post notification ð . . #chat #panipuri #bhelpuri #streetfoods #indianstreetfood #eeeeeats #streetfoodindia #streetfood #ekplate #foodmaniacindia #saddidilli #sodelhicious #zingyzest #foodbossindia #foodstagram #nomnom #fbai #f52grams #foodoftheday #instayum #shotononeplus #dahipuri #gastronomicjournal #trending #explorefood #thingstodoinpune #thingstodoinmumbai #nagpur #nagpurfoodies #nagpurfoodbloggers A post shared by I'm Still Hungry | Suraj Gupta (@imstill_hungry_) on Jan 19, 2019 at 11:59pm PST 17. Laksa: Origin: Assam A hearty soup from Assam, made from rice noodles steeped in a broth of tamarind paste, coconut milk, fish paste and spices along with chicken or fish. A popular staple in the street food of Assam, it is as mouth-watering as it is comforting. View this post on Instagram The sight and smells of assam laksa. So tangy, sourish, not overly fishy. It was thick and rich in delightful tamarind fllavors. The more you eat, the more you want it. So addictive. #assamlaksa #jiaklocal #lunchwithfriends #igers #hungrygowhere #burpple #8dayseat #sgig #instagood #instafoodsg #photographers #photooftheday #foodphotography #bestfoodphoto #singaporeinsiders #eatoutsg #tagsforlikes #tastesocietysg #bloggers #madaboutsingapore2018 #thefoodjournalsg #topsingaporerestaurants #penangseafoodrestaurantsg A post shared by Kristine (@msginginly) on Aug 8, 2018 at 2:24am PDT 18. Raj Kachori: Origin: Bikaner, Rajasthan Rajasthan is majestic and so is its food. The Raj Kachori is one such example: delightful chaat comprising of a humungous kachori overflowing with aloo chaat, yoghurt, different types of sauces and chutneys and finished off with some boondi. View this post on Instagram Raj Kachori @creamcentreindia A restaurant that welcomes you with delicious offerings and warm hospitality. Me and my mumma enjoyed our dinner here to the fullest. #rajkachori #chaat #creamcentre #mumbai #chowpatty #family #restaurant #chaatlove #chaat #royal #preparation #delicious #huffposttaste #feedfeed #feedyoursoull #sweet #spicy #trishalasharma #mom #dinner #date #hashtag #photooftheday A post shared by Brewingfood (@trishala.sharma) on Nov 18, 2018 at 9:51pm PST A mammoth culinary indulgence, a taste explosion and a sensory foodgasm all in one mouthful. View this post on Instagram The royal, rich and splendid Raj Kachori from @haldiramindia is one of my favorite Indian Chaats. Take a bite in and savor the flavor. . . #shotononeplus . . #indianchaat #rajkachori #haldirams #desichaat #foodporn #picoftheday #igersofindis #sodelhi #plixxoxajio #delhifoodie #delhistreetfood #ndtvfood #foodnetwork #popxoinfluencer #ifoundawesome #nomnom24x7 #foodphotography @oneplus #plixxoinfluencer @oneplus_india @zomatoin @vsco @vscoindia.co @thisisinsiderfood @food52 @zomatogold @popxoyum @plixxo @ndtv_food @foodtalkindia @swiggyindia @foodpandaindia @weareinfluencenetwork @rha_india @foodbloggerai @foodnetwork @food52 A post shared by V I D H I ð A P R A J I T A (@yesfoodonmymind) on Oct 4, 2018 at 12:25pm PDT 19. Appe (Paniyaram): Origin: Kerala Kerala's love affair with appe is quite a well-known one. This healthier version of the bonda is made of nearly the same batter as dosa/idli, but the twist is that these are steamed and not fried. View this post on Instagram Paniyarams for breakfast?? While idlis,dosas, poha and upma are our staple quick off breakfasts, on the mornings I do wake up a lil bit early, it's paniyarams or uttapams for us, only because I like them cooked optimally so they stay crispy and soft at the same time ð¬. As always I've added some vegetables to the mix and given a tadka of mustard seeds, curry leaves to the batter. Green chutney and podi to go along with it because not enough time to scrape the coconut ðð. Have a good day peeps!! . . . . . . . #hungrygypsies #southindianfood #breakfast #homemadefood #indianfood A post shared by Shwetaa Sharma (@shwetaa358) on Nov 20, 2017 at 8:02pm PST Crunchy on the outside but soft and spongy on the inside, along with coconut chutney is as simple a delight as there can be. View this post on Instagram Too tempted for some Masala Paniyaram / Appe today . * Tag a South Indian Foodie * . . . . . ð· @binjalsvegkitchen #mumbai #mumbaifood #food #foodindia #foodtalkindia #foodtalks #southindianfood #appe #paniyaram #idli #dosa #mumbaibreakfast #breakfastfood #breakfast #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #foodblogger #foodblogmumbai #foodblog A post shared by Live To Eat Bombay (@livetoeatbombay) on Jan 8, 2019 at 8:57pm PST 20. Mirchi Bajji: Origin: Hyderabad, Telangana Hyderabad's version of the mirchi pakoda is a spicier version of the Rajasthan one. Deep fried, in a batter of besan and spices, the mirchi is stuffed with a special masala mainly consisting of tamarind pulp and a selection of spices. View this post on Instagram ð§ Rainy day calls for bisi bisi Mirchi ð¶ bhajji #readytoeattð¥ðð² #yummyfood #rainydays #mirchibajji #streetfood #mysorefood #foodporn #foodphotography #mysorediaries #indianstreetfood #indianfoodie #mysorestyle #homemade #mysurufood #karnatakafood A post shared by Ready To Eatt (@readytoeatt) on Mar 31, 2018 at 11:27am PDT The crispy bajji pairs extremely well with hot chai. A go-to every rainy day. You won't find it difficult to locate a shop selling these because every other lane boasts of the best bajjis in town. View this post on Instagram Stuffed mirchi bajji is the ideal snack for rainy evenings . . #vegetarianfood #vegetarian #veganfood #vegan #snack #indianfood #sobangalore #southindianfood #food#sohyderabad #sochennai #foodblogger #odiafood #foodporn #foodtalkindia #walkwithindia #kalyanialla #nomnom24x7 #therawtextures #foodielife #pictureoftheday #mirchibajji #andhra #andhracuisine#foodcoma #desifood#yummyinmytummy #yummy #homemadefood #healthy A post shared by Kalyani Alla (@kalyanialla24) on Jun 5, 2018 at 8:06am PDT 21. Kulcha: Origin: Amritsar, Punjab Mildly leavened bread either stuffed/not stuffed (traditionally not), depending on your palate, this delicacy from Punjab goes well with curries and gravies. View this post on Instagram Such breakfast options are always the best Follow: @thecravingnomad #sodelhi #foodie #picoftheday #foodphotography #foodporn #foodtalkindia #instafood #delhifoodguide #thecravingnomad #indiapictures #storiesofindia #foodmania #foodmaniac #foodmaniacindia #foodgram #foodphoto #vscofood #likeforlike #likes4likes #foodoftheday #l4l #food #lovefood #dailyfoodfeed #yummy #yougottaeatthis #likesforlikes #Foodphoto #food #yummyfood A post shared by Vibhav Dwivedi (@thecravingnomad) on Sep 23, 2017 at 11:13pm PDT Amristari Kulche are quite popular with the flaky exterior doused with butter. If you go for the stuffed type, ranging from paneer to keema, the kulcha becomes more phenomenal. Amritsar is flooded with shops which sell superb kulchas with a variety of fillings and gravies to accompany! View this post on Instagram #Repostweek @bhookasaand Follow ðð¼ @bhookasaand @jatinkhurana91 ã»ã»ã» I am craving for this since Monday and my bad is that this kind of #amritsarikulcha is only available in #amritsar. I had this paneer Kulcha at #MonuKulchaHut. Tag your friends who will love this #Kulcha. For more food reviews, check #BhookaSaand website http://www.bhookasaand.com #streetfood #indianfood #foodhonker #bhukkadchef #punjabifood #amritsarfood #punjab #punjabifood #foodblog #foodblogger #foodie A post shared by Jatin Khurana (@jatinkhurana91) on Jul 31, 2017 at 2:04am PDT The taste of the tandoor is a bonus, the smoky flavour of the tandoor adds a charm to the already fantastic dish. Another variety can be found in Hyderabad where it is known as sheermaal. 22. Chhena Poda: Origin: Nayagarh, Orissa India's own cheesecake. It literally means burnt cheese, which is exactly what it is: a sweet cheese with a charred covering outside and a soft, delicate inside. Said to be one of Bhagawan Jagannath's favourite sweets, this sweetmeat is prepared by baking kneaded cottage cheese or cheese curd (made from curdled milk) and sugar with dry fruits and cardamom powder until the sugar caramelizes completely, giving a roasted, golden-brown covering to the final product. Hours and hours of baking turns humble cheese into a beatific, surreal dessert worth tasting (and worth the wait). As the adage goes, good things take time! View this post on Instagram You don't have to be in #odisha to enjoy some authentic Odia treats! Here's an amazing #dessert recommendation from one of our app users. This amazing dessert is called #cheenapoda or simply milk cake, which is such a refreshing change to the western #cheesecake, and can be eaten at Dalma #koramangala (geo-tagged on the app) You can read more about this amazing dish and why our user recommends it here - http://woozoe.com/dish/id/2792 To stumble upon more of these amazing offbeat and authentic recommendation from real foodies like you, get on the #woozoeapp now. #bangalorefoodie #foodofbengaluru #findfood #findrestaurants #bangalorerestaurants #woozoe #dishspecific #goodfood #foodie #nomnom #foodporn #delicious #picturereview #foodreview #foodapp #instadesserts #findfood #sobangalore A post shared by Woozoe - For the foodie in you (@woozoeapp) on Nov 27, 2015 at 2:06am PST What is intriguing is that this sweet was invented by accident when a local confectioner added sugar and other seasonings to leftover milk cheese curds and left it in a warm oven, only to find a dessert in its place when he came back! View this post on Instagram Chhena Podað Odisha's very own cheesecake! Odisha is known for its hospitality and warm-hearted people. When you are in Odisha's famous tourist site Puri, you can not miss out on the opportunity to treat your sweet tooth. This Pilgrim Town has a lot to offer beyond beaches. The one sweet that Odisha is famous for - Chhena Poda, also known to be Lord Jagannath's favourite sweet and is often offered to him at the Puri Temple. Chhena Poda is made of cheese, sugar, cashew, cardamoms and raisins. All the items are mixed well and then wrapped in the leaves of the Sal tree and baked in a charcoal oven for several hours until it becomes red and the caramelised sugar brings out the distinct flavour of Chhena Poda. It is believed that the origin of Chhena Poda is in Nayagarh district of Odisha during the first half of 20th century. The lingering taste of burnt home-made cottage cheese and semolina combined with sugar syrup simply blows away your mind. Being sold in almost every nook and corner, this dish is simple, easy and absolutely delicious. . . Pic Courtesy @chickensoupfortummy ................................................................................... Follow @KolkataFoodLovers if you liked this postâ¤ï¸ . . #food #foodie #foodgasm #foodlover #likeforfood #foodporn #instafood #instafoodie #loveforfood #foodpic #followforfood #foodstagram #nomnom #yummyinmytummy #desifood #goodfood #breakfast #lunch #dinner #odisha #chhenapoda #foodinfluencer #indianfoodie #indianfood #vegetarian #nonvegetarian #streetfood #bonappetit #kolkatadiaries #kolkatafoodlovers A post shared by Kolkata Food Lovers (@kolkatafoodlovers) on Feb 15, 2019 at 12:47am PST Found nearly all over Orissa, in confectionaries and street-side thelas, this dessert is a must-have the next time you visit Orissa. 23. Litti Chokha: Origin: Bihar/Jharkhand/Uttar Pradesh Sattu stuffed balls of gluttonous genius. Whole wheat flour is shaped into balls which are stuffed with sattu, onions, coriander, ginger, garlic and spices and then roasted over coal/wood/cow dung cakes fire. The finale comes in the form of dunking the litti in desi ghee. Ah, marvellous! View this post on Instagram LITTI CHOKHA Bihar's famous street food . . Keep Loving @hello.patna !! . . Credit :- @kapilkakitchen . . Use #HelloPatna in your pics to get featured !! . . #recipeoftheday #newyears2019 #litti #littichokha #biharicuisine #hellopatna #biharcuisines #patna #bihar #Litticokha #chokha #foodblogfeed #foodieindia #foodilysm #foodieindia #foodgoals #saturdaygoals #saturday #foodblogfeed #instafood #instalikes #instagramm #instalove #likeforlikes #likesforlikesback #likesforlike A post shared by #HelloPatna (@hello.patna) on Jan 5, 2019 at 9:01am PST The chokha is the accompaniment of this ghee-soaked wonder, made of either roasted and mashed brinjal with spices or a similar preparation of potato. The best version (according to me) however is litti served with a chicken korma or a creamy mutton gravy. Dunk away! View this post on Instagram Litti-chicken or Litti-chokha Which one is your favourite . Credit - @therawtextures . Use #heybihar to get featured . #therawtextures #platinggoals #homecooked #chicken #litti #bihari #ekbihari #2018 #love #2019 #history #foodporn #yum #HeyBihar #instafood#instagood #murga #litti #littichokha #littimurga #patna #bihar #india #bihartourism A post shared by #HeyBihar (@heybihar) on Jan 9, 2019 at 10:30pm PST True a “lit” dish. :P 24. Tarri Poha: Origin: Nagpur, Maharashtra Nagpur is known for its fiery and spicy Saoji cuisine which quite literally sets your tongue on fire. Tarri Poha is a variety of Poha in which a “tarri” which roughly translates to gravy is poured over the poha, and that is what makes this such an iconic dish. View this post on Instagram Isn't that Tempting? 𤤠. ð We had this yummy tarri poha at saoji poha near ravi square & it was one hell of a spicy poha which we had ð¥ . ð This was full with chickpeas, poha(flattened rice), sev & lots of different types of masalas & spices which goes together perfectly well ð¥ . So this can be the perfect breakfast for you guys so make sure to give this a try âï¸ . Taste - ð¥ð¥ð¥ð¥/5 . Price - 30 /- ð² . Follow @food.khana for more!! ð Follow @food.khana for a feature!! ð¸ Follow @food.khana #foodkhana âï¸ . . . . #foodkhana #delish #yumyum #tasty #chanamasala #poha #delish #yumyum #mumbaifoodie #mumbaifoodblogger #delhieats #dillimerijaan #nagpur #nagpurfoodies #foodphotography #foods #food52 #foodgasm #foodaholic #tarripoha #nagpurdiaries #shotoniphone #indianfoodbloggers #streetfood A post shared by TwiShi ð Nagpur's Food Blog ð (@food.khana) on Nov 21, 2018 at 7:01am PST The tarri is oily, tangy, spiced to kill and absolutely delicious; made with desi chana mulled with kala masala (a special secret spice) and other spices. It gives the poha a much-needed kick and tastes absolutely lip-smacking. You will never have typical poha once you have tasted this. Iconic Eatery: Ramji-Shyamji Pohewale, Nagpur What are you waiting for? Go, and indulge the foodie inside you!
  4. We wreak havoc when our pizza is not delivered within 30 minutes. We make a gazillion calls to the delivery guy, just to check where he is when we get a message that "your food is arriving in 20 minutes." In short, we take our food delivery orders very seriously, more than anything else in life. Well, looks like so does Swiggy. Even if it means delivering food from Rajasthan to a man sitting in Bengaluru, in just 12 minutes. via GIPHY The legendary proof of the same was shared by Bhargav Rajan on Twitter. Bhargav ordered from a restaurant in Bengaluru, but Swiggy detected it as an order coming from a restaurant in Rajasthan. So what's next? In case you think the order was cancelled, you're wrong. The order was not only accepted, but it even showed that the food will be delivered in 12 minutes. Wow @swiggy_in what are you driving? pic.twitter.com/0MlL1cxbZ2 — Bhargav Rajan (@bhargavrajan) February 17, 2019 Seriously! What is the delivery guy driving to cover this ridiculous distance in 12 minutes? Bhargav shared the hilarious incident with the caption "Wow Swiggy, what are you driving?" What's more, the delivery guy was travelling from one state to another to deliver the food was for Rs. 138. People were left in splits after looking at the picture and started trolling Swiggy for their delivery service that is probably faster than Usain Bolt. When you order north indian food the food is from north India.. that's swiggy for you... — à®à¯à®à®¿à®³à®©à¯ (@googlethalai) February 18, 2019 Ask them to pick me up too. — â¤ï¸ð (@tanjorean) February 17, 2019 Looks like they hv tied up with ISRO too... — Urban à¤à¤¤à¥à¤¸à¤µ âð¦ (@Buntea) February 18, 2019 But, Swiggy had the perfect reply for all those people who doubted their services. We'll fly to the moon and back for our customers! ð#Anythingforourcustomers ^Zyn pic.twitter.com/vFaTM1RDiH — SwiggyCares (@SwiggyCares) February 18, 2019 This seems to be the work of God of mischief Loki ð In all seriousness, we have highlighted this issue and taken it very seriously and are actively working on to avoid such mishaps in the future. Thank you for bringing this to light for us Hyperion ð Bon appetite! — SwiggyCares (@SwiggyCares) February 17, 2019
  5. The Pulwama terror attack has left the entire nation in a state of horror and shock. Over 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives in the terrorist attack and a state of grave remorse and grief has struck everyone. © Twitter In the aftermath of the Pulwama attacks, a lot of Kashmiri students across the country have been under threat of verbal and physical violence and even though communal hatred is not something that is preached in a democracy, it is sad to know and witness that something like this can still fall upon us. As a result, many Kashmiri students are trying to run back home but it is not possible to be dislocated for something they are not even responsible for, right? In North India, Delhi and Dehradun have reported a big number of retaliation attacks on Kashmiri students. Khalsa Aid organisation has come forward to offer help to all distressed students and is even helping students go back home. In the midst of angst & hatred @Khalsa_Aid stands out for love & humanity This pic showing transportation of Kashmiri students by Khalsa Aid volunteers from Dehradun & Chandigarh @BDUTT @Nidhi @ReallySwara#Pulwama #PulwamaAttack #Kashmiri #KashmirTerrorAttack pic.twitter.com/YBihZ90Dh5 — Angad Singh (@Angad_Pb) February 19, 2019 We are all kashmiris thanks to @Khalsa_Aid proud on you #seikhcommunity help our students provide shelters foods.. Alhamdulillah all kashmiris feel safe in #Gurudwara Really Singh is king Humanity example Brotherhood pic.twitter.com/7yVD0eys4x — Liaquat Tanha (@liaquat_tanha) February 19, 2019 Besides providing transportation and helping the students relocate, the good Samaritans at Khalsa Aid are ensuring that they are provided with all sanitation needs and food as well. There are so many Muslim organisations in India be it Jamat-e-Islami Hind, Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind, Owaisis, Madnis and all. Nobody came to the rescue of Kashmiri students But Sikh organisations @Khalsa_Aid did... Sikh friends in Punjab did a commendable... Allah bless you all pic.twitter.com/X73WeprKi8 — Liaquat Tanha (@liaquat_tanha) February 19, 2019 More than 20 buses have been arranged and funded for Kashmiri students to travel from Punjab to Kashmir. Kashmiri Students : Our India team continues to assist the Kashmiri students with safe evacuation. We have so far funded 20 buses from Panjab to Kashmir. Our Tnx to all the amazing volunteers who assisted @amarpreet1313 with this task...@RisingKashmir pic.twitter.com/UDO2tQYK0r — Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) February 19, 2019 Needless to say, nothing at all is done to earn goodwill or prove a point. The point here is simple: humanity is the biggest religion of them all. If we can learn from this example and do our bit, then we succeed as humans. For all @Khalsa_Aid has done for Kashmiri people in the past few days deserves our utmost respect. The Sikh brethren has come to our aid when we needed them the most. They represent the difference between the educated people and the literate people. — Sheikh Hamzah (@sheikh_hamzah) February 19, 2019 This is creating the real goodwill, brotherhood. The Kashmiris can only offer â¤â¤â¤ @Khalsa_Aid https://t.co/4FkoQBwm0M — Ishfaq Tantry (@ishfaqtantry) February 18, 2019 I am thankful to all Sikh Community @Khalsa_Aid behalf of me, behalf of Whole Kashmiries for protecting our sisters and brothers in India.. our prayers and love will remain with you.. thank you so much. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/IcPZXrEXDw — Liaquat Tanha (@liaquat_tanha) February 19, 2019 Let's try to unite and deal with the problem at hand like a nation should. Driving away students in the name of communal hatred gives no results. The Khalsa Aid has always proved to be a stellar example of humanity and the organisation consists of true heroes who believe in the concept of 'seva'. Kashmiri students,who studies in punjab,dehradun nd other states,came to gurudwara singh shaheeda bcoz of insecurities faced.all facilities provided to them nd @Khalsa_Aid provided them transportation to j&k nd assured security frm punjab police#PulwamaAttack#Prabhas pic.twitter.com/VI8Wij43VE — Harpreet Kaur Narwal (@HarpreetPrabhas) February 19, 2019 Fixed my heart, restored my faith in humanity and said my thanks. Zindabaad @Khalsa_Aid Khudayas Hawale! ð pic.twitter.com/rKS57xQqwR — Javid Parsa (@parsa_javid) February 18, 2019 Together we can and we will make a difference, if only we truly want it.
  6. Butter chicken or vada pav? What's better? It's true that Delhi boys have a different opinion from Mumbai boys when it comes to good food. But, what happens when a Delhi boy moves to Mumbai? Let's find out...
  7. "I will take just one bite. After all, how bad can allergies be?" The answer is VERY BAD and sometimes life-threatening and bad enough to land you in the ICU of a hospital. 'Bole Chudiyan' singer Sonu Nigam learnt this the hard way, after he was rushed to the hospital. Sonu Nigam developed skin allergy and got a swollen eye after he ate seafood. The singer was reportedly admitted in the ICU of the Nanavati Hospital, for two days and was discharged later. Nigam shared the news with his friends and fans on social media and updated them that he is doing fine now. © Instagram He even thanked his fans for their love and concern. He wrote, "Thanks for your concern and love. Now that you know that I am returning back from Jeypore Orissa after managing a concert last night, I now don't mind sharing how I was the day before yesterday." He further said, "Lesson for all of us, Never ever ever ever take a chance with allergies. Sea food in my case. If Nanavati Hospital wasn't near by, my trachea would have swollen up further and lead to asphyxiation. Happy and Healthy life to everyone." View this post on Instagram Thanks for your concern and love. Now that you know that I am returning back from Jeypore Orissa after managing a concert last night, I now don't mind sharing how I was the day before yesterday. ð Lesson for all of us, Never ever ever ever take a chance with allergies. Sea food in my case. If Nanavati Hospital wasn't near by, my trachea would have swollen up further and lead to asphyxiation. Happy and Healthy life to everyone. #health #lifeisbeautiful #goodfortune A post shared by Sonu Nigam (@sonunigamofficial) on Feb 5, 2019 at 11:38pm PST Sonu Nigam mentioned that the allergy was so bad that had the hospital not been nearby, his trachea would have swollen up further and led to asphyxiation. This indeed is a lesson for all of us who take allergies lightly.
  8. Take any discipline in the world and you'll have a lot of opinions and ideas about it. Different people have different ideas when it comes to different topics. Two disciplines in particular, nutrition and training are such that each and every individual in this world have different and conflicting views about them. In fact, it is so bad that every other individual's opinion is taken as fact, and science and facts are often discarded as boring. Let's face it, we have all grown up hearing a variety of fitness and nutrition “advice” from different sources in our lives, mostly gym bros and people who actually have no knowledge about either fitness or nutrition; and most of those tips are inaccurate. So, to clear some misconceptions, I have put together a list of tips we need to unlearn starting off in 2019. 1) You Have To Be A Gym Rat © Thinkstock No, you don't have to go to the gym 6 days a week, 2 hours a day to build a good looking physique. 3-4 days a week with adequate volume and frequency for each muscle group is good enough to build a drool-worthy physique. What builds muscle is progressive overload aka lifting more than what you used to, which in turn means getting stronger in the gym. You can work out 3-4-5-6 and get stronger with time. The amount of time or the number of days a week you spend in the gym is irrelevant if you cannot induce progressive overload. 2) Clean Eating To Lose Fat © Pixabay No, what dictates fat gain or loss is calories. When you are trying to lose body fat, how much you eat always supersedes what you eat. Having said that you should have a balanced diet comprising 80% of whole natural food sources and the rest of the 20% calories can come from foods that you like to relish like junk or fried food, ice cream etc, given that you are within your caloric limit and your macros in place. 3) Carbs Are Bad © Pixabay No, carbs are not only not bad, they are good and are necessary, especially if you are interested in athletic performance aka getting fit. Carbohydrates, being the primary and preferred source of energy for your body, help you train more explosively as compared to fat. Complex carbs such as beans and legumes are very good sources of protein and fiber especially for vegetarians. Coming to the myth about gaining weight from carbs, you gain weight if you eat in a caloric surplus, that is, eating more food than what your body needs to maintain its weight, not because of a macronutrient. 4) Food Timings What makes you store fat is eating more food than what your body needs to maintain its weight. In other words, eating in a caloric surplus. Each and everything you eat has calories in it (except water). Calories are the measuring unit for energy provided by the food you eat. Now, the amount of energy provided by any food is not going to change if you eat that food at a certain time. A calorie is a calorie and it will give you the same amount of energy no matter when you eat it and the only time you get fat is the when you intake more energy(food) than you need to sustain your day to day exercise and activities. 5) Muscle Confusion © YouTube Your muscles are not that stupid that they will get confused so easily, your gym trainer on the other hand, most certainly is. Moreover, the muscle confusion does not build muscle, progress overload aka getting stronger in the gym does. No matter how many variations you keep changing week in week out in the hopes of confusing your muscles to build more muscle, it won't make any difference. It can detrimental though as this practice does let you let practice a particular lift for a long time which in turn will be detrimental when it comes to gaining strength i.e. getting stronger which is what you need to lift more weight to build more muscle. Remember, strength is a skill which you acquire by practicing which you won't achieve by changing your exercise variations every 4-6 weeks. Nav Dhillon is an online coach with GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company that helps people with fitness goals right from losing weight to competing in bodybuilding shows. He has coached individuals from all forms of life, right from people looking to get in shape in general to national level bodybuilding and physique athletes. You can reach Nav on nav.dhillon@getsetgo.fitness or his Instagram handle if you are looking for professional help with your fitness goals.
  9. Move over Harry and Meghan, the real Royal Wedding happened on 12th December at Antilla in Mumbai. Yep, Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's wedding festivities were nothing short of royalty, just because of how grand everything about it was, right from the wedding invitations to the star-studded guestlist itself. Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, the entire Bachchan family, Aamir Khan, the list goes on, obviously. It was the ultimate big fat Indian shaadi and it lived up to all the expectations, from a private Beyoncé performance to literally every small thing being so extravagant. After turning a bunch of Bollywood celebs *ahem Salman ahem* in background dancers, the Ambanis had one more task for the biggest names in the movie industry, a simple yet crucial task. You know what's the best thing about shaadis? The food, of course! At any wedding, we won't care who's serving the food as long as we're getting to eat something delicious, but the Ambanis probably wanted every little thing to be memorable and got the hoard of Bollywood celebrities to turn into servers for all the baraatis. So, just basic, normal stuff. Actually, it was an incredible thing since it's a great gesture by the bride's family in welcoming the groom's family and making sure they enjoy themselves to the fullest. First, we have Senior Bachchan being gracious as ever in front on all the guests. View this post on Instagram @amitabhbachchan served food to the guests at #ambaniwedding #ishaambani #anandpiramal #bigfatindianwedding #desiwedding #ishakishaadi #nitaambani â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ . . . . . . #shahrukhkhan #salmankhan #aamirkhan #akshaykumar #ranveersingh #ranbirkapoor #hritikroshan #sidharthmalhotra #varundhawan #shahidkapoor #aliaabhatt #katrinakaif #shraddhakapoor #deepikapadukone #jacquelinefernandez #priyankachopra #anushkasharma #janhvikapoor #ishaankhattar #anushkabollyfans A post shared by bollywood & tellywoodðð (@bollywoodplanet) on Dec 14, 2018 at 8:15pm PST Bahu Aishwarya wasn't far behind. View this post on Instagram Tag aishwarya's fan. #wonderful_places #wedding #udaipur #royal #celebrity #nicemoments #coolstyle #ambaniwedding #bacchan #abhishekbachchan #aishwaryaraibachan #bachanfamily #awesome #indiancouture This act is a good example & Such a motivation for today's fake ameer log.. A post shared by Ambaniwedding (@ambaniwedding) on Dec 14, 2018 at 9:21am PST Even Aamir Khan joined in. View this post on Instagram @_aamirkhan served food to the guests at #ambaniwedding #ishaambani #anandpiramal #bigfatindianwedding #desiwedding #ishakishaadi #nitaambani â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ . . . . . . #shahrukhkhan #salmankhan #aamirkhan #akshaykumar #ranveersingh #ranbirkapoor #hritikroshan #sidharthmalhotra #varundhawan #shahidkapoor #aliaabhatt #katrinakaif #shraddhakapoor #deepikapadukone #jacquelinefernandez #priyankachopra #anushkasharma #janhvikapoor #ishaankhattar #anushkabollyfans A post shared by bollywoodð¬ð (@instabollyfun) on Dec 14, 2018 at 7:59pm PST And last, we have SRK playing the perfect host because everyone's part of a big happy family with each person doing their part.
  10. One of mankind's biggest concern at this point of civilisation is perhaps the all-pervasive nature of adulteration that can be found in our daily food items, such as fruits, veggies, grains and pulses, spices, cooking oil and much, much more. A recent study by Public Health Foundation in India showed that almost 80 percent of premature deaths result from the intake of contaminated food and water. This simply goes on to show that food adulteration in our country is rampant. © MensXP While most of us are aware of this reality, very few of us are trying to actively change our food habits, for a better chance at life. Now, while this attitude is considered “acceptable” when we are dealing with our own self, the same cannot be said for stance on the issue when young kids are involved. During such situations, every parent wants the best and safest option for their kids, without fail. Yet, with the decay running deeper than anticipated, such safe options are pretty difficult to come by. All such parents are met with in their search for healthy food options for their children are, adulterated versions of kids food. As disappointing as that may sound, the same experience propelled first-time parents Umang Bhattacharyya and Shauravi Malik to take matters into their own hands, in order to ensure that their kids, as much as others', get the best quality, healthy food in the market. © MensXP This reason was also enough to pushed co-founders and mothers Shauravi Malik and Meghna Narayan to quit their fancy jobs at global enterprises such as J.P. Morgan and McKinsey respectively, to pursue this cause which was close to their hearts, more vigorously on a personal level. It was finally in October 2016 when 'Slurrp Farm' was born out of this need to create a healthy, food range for kids. This first step was followed by something in the likes of, “My mum used to force a Ragi drink down my throat, I wish we could come up with a yummy way to eat Ragi”. “I used to love cheese-lings – why can't we bake them in a tasty way”. © MensXP Thus began their journey, and since that initial step has today taken the shape of 12 innovative, and tasty products and four product ranges that cover snack and breakfast food for children. With 20 product innovations already in the pipeline, they have cereals, cookies, pancakes and dosas. As for the snacks range they have 3 superb flavours available - chocolate, tangy tomato and cheese & herbs. However, getting here hasn't been easy. Leaving their well paying jobs and taking a big plunge with no endgame in sight, came with its own set of struggles. Top that up with naysayers who questioned their every move, making it all the more difficult for them charge through with their plans. But, all three co-founders had their goals in sight and their hearts in the right place, and them helped them to power through all the hiccups along the way. © MensXP Cut to this day, 40 percent of their customers are repeat customers. At the very base of it all lies their company philosophy to build a honest company, and honest products that can earn them trust and credibility. Things seem to be looking up for the trio and their work-child, because major expansion plans have been laid out for the next couple of months. From being full time employees with fancy paychecks, to leaving it all behind in order to build their dream company, Umang, Shauravi and Meghna have come a long way, and the journey has been more than fulfilling for them. Learn more about their journey here.
  11. What if you ate cakes, Oreos, sugary cereals and Doritos for a majority of your meals? The most common answer for it would be saying that you will become obese and balloon up in size. Some trainers or uneducated gurus will go to the extent of saying that this will cause you cancer. That is because they have an academy pushing sports nutrition courses that teach pseudoscience and fad diets in the guise of 'science' and say things like calories do not count. © Twinkies But Seriously, What Would Happen If You Eat Junk Foods Most Of The Time? That is what a professor of human nutrition of the University of Kansas did for 10 weeks to prove a point. The Point He PROVED: Calories Count © YouTube Professor Mark Haub aka the Twinkies professor started eating a diet that ensured he ate less than 1800 calories in a day. For a person of his weight, he would need around 2600 calories a day to maintain weight. This effectively put him in a calorie deficit. Two-thirds of his calories came for absolute junk food and sugary stuff like Twinkies (a brand of cakes), Oreos, Doritos, and a variety of sugary cereals. Along with that, he ate some green veggies, a protein shake, and a multivitamin per day. The results: 1. He lost 27 pounds of body weight in 10 weeks. 2. His body fat dropped from 33.4 to 24.6 percent. 3. His BMI dropped from 28.8 to 24.9. 4. His cholesterol profile improved. 5. His HDL or the 'good cholesterol' increased by 20 percent, his LDL or the 'bad cholesterol' decreased by 20 percent and his triglycerides dropped by 39 percent. Calories © Pixabay The main thing that he ensured in his diet was consistently eating lesser calories than what his body burns in a day. This does not mean you should go on a junk food diet starting this moment. It is not healthy and if you are looking at a long-term habit formation or improved athletic performance, this style of eating is far from ideal. Still, it proves a point, a point that is the basis of how different diets work. The different diets give results by putting you in a caloric deficit. Then you decide to go low-carb, high-carb, low-fat, high-fat, it is totally up to you. You do not need to go hunting for a special fat loss diet. Start making choices that you can stick to and decrease your calorie intake. Here is an article I have written on how to lose weight and not your mind: https://www.mensxp.com/health/nutrition/40518-want-to-keep-your-sanity-while-dieting-give-this-a-try.html. Just wearing t-shirts that say 'I train your trainer' or injecting steroids do not make you inherently great at understanding the scientific literature or for the matter, understanding the very basics of nutrition. Oh, and yes, calories do count. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  12. I have recently seen the terms food allergies and intolerance used interchangeably a lot when they actually are two different things. Not only are these two different things, but there are a lot of myths thrown around about them as well. The most stupid myth that I have come across numerous times is that an allergy can be created if you eat the same food again and again. Another one doing rounds is that you can cure an allergy by not eating the food that you are allergic to for 6 weeks. While in reality, if someone has a true allergy to a food, they can't ever eat that food again. © Thinkstock Images A food allergy is not a joke and people have died because of it. Compare this to someone who has lactose intolerance, drinks a glass of milk, gets gas and thinks he is allergic to milk. Allergies and intolerances are not the same thing but people confuse them all the time. Add to this the fact that food intolerances are reported almost ten times their actual rate of occurrence. Most times, when people do not feel good after eating a certain food, they assume that they are intolerant to that food. What Are Food Allergies and Intolerances Food Intolerances Generally occurs when a person's gut lacks appropriate digestive enzymes. Symptoms are repetitive gas, bloating or diarrhea. Intolerance can only cause some gastric discomfort to an individual but it poses no real danger to a person's life. Food Allergy This generates an immune reaction in the body. The consequences of a food allergy are much more severe and can cause respiratory, stomach, skin cardiovascular symptoms and anaphylactic shock. Allergies have been the cause of a few deaths in extreme cases. What Causes Food Allergy Food allergy is caused when small amount of protein enters your bloodstream. This usually happens during childhood when the gut lining is not fully developed. Some allergens can also enter the body through the respiratory system. Most of the known food allergies are caused by protein foods with milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, some fish and shellfish being the culprits in most cases. Gluten is another major contributor of allergy and intolerance for most people who suffer from these ailments. Gluten is a type of protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. © Thinkstock Images Tests There are tests available to determine whether you are suffering from a food allergy or intolerance. From a practical standpoint, if eating certain foods causes you the problems listed above, you should stop eating them, simple. If you are suffering from a true food allergy, there is no treatment for it and avoiding the food that triggers the allergy is the best solution. Around 3-4% of the adult population is thought to be suffering from food allergies. So, if you are unsure if you have an allergy or you are intolerant to a food/food group, go get a test done rather than playing the guessing game. Nav Dhillon is an online coach with GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company that helps people with fitness goals right from losing weight to competing in bodybuilding shows. He has coached individuals from all forms of life, right from people looking to get in shape in general to national level bodybuilding and physique athletes. You can reach Nav on nav.dhillon@getsetgo.fitness or his Instagram handle if you are looking for professional help with your fitness goals.
  13. The majority of people swing to the extremes when it comes to their dieting. They are either on a diet or they are not. Technically their belief is that they are either losing weight as they are dieting or that they are getting fat as they are not dieting. It does not have to be this way and here, I am going to tell a few tricks that you can follow to enjoy festive eating without getting fat. 1. Practise Intermittent Fasting Before I get into this, I still want to say that this is no magical fat burning strategy. It is basically a time restricted feeding method where you are saving the calories you eat in a day for one particular time of the day. Say your maintenance is 2000 calories for a day, now if you eat it in 6 meals vs. 2 vs. 1, it is going to have the same impact on your physique. In this case, it is you maintaining your weight. On those days when you are going for a Diwali party or a dinner, just skip the meals for the day and save the calories for dinner. During the day, you could keep consuming zero calorie beverages like black tea, green tea, black coffee, diet soda, salted lemonades, and water. © Chicagonow 2. Do Calorie Cycling This is just a simple fundamental of borrowing and lending. One thing that you need to understand is that calories do not impact your body composition on a day-to-day basis. It happens chronically, that is, in the long term. When you eat in a caloric deficit for long enough, you see yourself getting fitter and leaner. When you eat in a caloric surplus for long enough, you get fat and store a lot of body fat. A lean guy never ate a pizza, went to bed and woke up fat. It has never happened. It will never happen! Now, let's say the calories you eat per day are 2000 and you maintain weight, what you could do for 5-6 days leading up to the Diwali dinner is cut down your calories by 15 to 20%. So you eat say 1700 for 5 days and thus you end up saving 1500 kcals for the Diwali dinner day. Now you have 3500 calories for the Diwali dinner day and you can still maintain your physique. 3. Increase Your NEAT I have written an article on how walking or increasing your NEAT is one of the most underrated ways to lose fat. You can read the article here. Basically, the idea is to push your energy expenditure upwards so that the number of calories you need to maintain your weight or physique pushes up as well. And you can invest these calories wisely in eating the good food you want during Diwali. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  14. The power of organic produce seems to have caught up with every other person we meet today and believe us, as much as we love our pizzas, Kathi rolls and monster shakes, the need of the hour is a switch from all the refined and adulterated eating habits to a more balanced and organic one. Use of green manure and natural pest control is the only way for us to get past the imminent threat that chemically produced foods pose to mankind. Numerous lifestyle diseases seem to have surfaced over the past decade or so, that have been unheard of until now. Most of those diseases stem from the kind of food we put into our system. © MensXP This is the dominant reason why more and more people are making a conscious effort to go organic both in terms of produce as well as their personal food habits. The same concerns and lack of easy access to fresh, organic produce propelled Ashmeet Kapoor to take matters into his own hands. Back in 2011 Ashmeet began to look for 'genuine' organic produce to incorporate into his regular diet but wasn't satisfied with whatever was on offer in the local markets. He also realised how the lives of most Indian farmers had become stagnant with no growth in the sector to support them and better their products. © MensXP This made him start his own venture 'I Say Organic', a delivery and retail outlet that's a product of a year-long research and learning organic farming in rural India. Ashmeet's aim was to make organic food more accessible to the common man. Ashmeet is a Brown University post-graduate in Entrepreneurship who realised that it is, in fact, socio-environmental impact and development where his true calling lay. Hence, after completing his graduation he visited thousands of farmers in rural India, joined hands with them and decided to make all of our lives better by bringing genuine organic produce to our doorstep. © MensXP The aim of 'I Say Organic' is to make organic food a norm in India while ensuring that consumers come to believe in it and trust the produce delivered to them. However, when Ashmeet started out, the challenge was to convince the consumers that the non-organic food making its way into their system is truly harmful. Price, availability and accessibility of good organic food also played a role in subsisting this sentiment. © MensXP However, once he located organic farmer groups across UP, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, he slowly began to chart out the way forward. With tremendous research and personal investments on the line, Ashmeet finally launched the 'I Say Organic' website in 2012. He started out by sourcing from the farmers and delivering pulses, spices, rice and oil to the consumers besides vegetables and fruits. The company has since expanded to open a retail outlet complete with a cafe in Gurgaon's South Point Mall. © MensXP This has not only brought him closer to his aim to make organic food more accessible but has also helped better the lives of thousands of farmers by giving them an opportunity to sustain on organic farming. The venture even converted Ashmeet to go vegan merely 6 months into the business because he realised how adulterated most available veggies and fruits are. From delivering 10 orders in a day when they started out to averaging on 100 orders today, they have come a long way. © MensXP Ashmeet's story elucidates how you can set out on a journey that's close to your heart and change the lives(and hearts) of millions of people in the process. Organic is the way to go, and we hope to see the big change being ushered in by Ashmeet Kapoor's 'I Say Organic'.
  15. Food plays cupid for two strangers, they start exchanging messages and calls over a tiffin service and romance sparks between the two. Nope, we're not talking about Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur starrer 'The Lunchbox', although this trailer does give us major vibes of the movie. © neufilm We're talking about 'Once Again', a sweet love story between Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi, explaining why everyone deserves a second chance in life. If you are a 'Sacred Games' fan then I don't need to introduce Parulkar or Neeraj Kabi or talk about how talented an actor he is, people know that already. And with this trailer he only cemented that fact. And Shefali Shah doesn't need any introduction. © neufilm Shefali Shah, one of the finest actresses in Bollywood, plays a widowed businesswoman who runs a tiffin service. Neeraj Kabi plays a renowned actor who also happens to be one of her clients. The two soon start bonding over food and exchange notes with tiffins. However, the society does not accept their relationship and they soon find themselves surrounded by ridiculous comments and judgemental looks of people. How the two try to overcome these obstacles weaves the rest of the plot. Written by Kanwal Sethi, 'Once Again' also stars Rasika Duggal and Bidita Bag.
  16. In the era of online trainers and desi gurus, the list of 'will make you fat' food items is endless. You talk about carbs, they'll tell you that carbs are the root of all health evil. You talk about fruits, they'll tell you that fruits are unhealthy and will make you fat. The list of 'won't make you fat' food items is just limited to a couple of food items like avocados and broccoli, which, to say the least, is stupid! The latest to join the category of 'can't have' food items is milk. It seems like our ancestors and probably our immediate elders were living in fool's paradise by consuming milk every single day for better health. Even heavy lifters and gym regulars are being told to stay away from milk. Read on to find out the truth behind this statement. Milk's Protein Blend Is Perfect For Muscle Growth © Thinkstock Images This has been a subject of various studies that consuming protein after resistance exercise helps you build muscle. Evident in all the studies that protein consumption does help in building muscles, there's also a variation of muscle protein synthesis that has been thoroughly researched. This variation in muscle protein synthesis is based on the type of protein being consumed by human body to build muscles. While a rapidly absorbed protein like whey protein generates a quick pulse of muscle protein synthesis, steadily absorbed protein like casein generates a steadier and a longer lasting pulse. Now since milk contains both the types of protein, it serves as a very good protein source to build muscle. Milk Gives You Steady Supply Of Leucine © Thinkstock Images Another important aspect of milk with respect to bodybuilding is the presence of an amino acid called leucine. Studies have continuously shown this as a fact that consumption of leucine post your weight training accelerates your muscle protein synthesis. Presence of leucine is paramount for decent muscle growth. Not only does milk has leucine in it, it gives you a steady supply of leucine that makes it a very good choice to be consumed for building muscle. Presence of Calcium and Vitamin D © Thinkstock Images To build more muscle, you need to lift heavier weight. To lift heavier weights, you need to have stronger bones. Milk is a natural source of vitamin D and calcium. Moreover, these days all the packed milk available in the market is fortified with vitamin D and calcium. This combination of calcium and vitamin D is quite beneficial for your body. Your body needs optimum levels of vitamin D for it to absorb the calcium in your bloodstream. Consumption of recommended dosage of vitamin D and calcium will help your body maintain stronger bones and thus will help you build better muscle. Fat In Milk Increases Testosterone Levels Another potent bioactive component in milk is CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). CLA's anabolic capacity is evident from its role in accelerating the testosterone production. In a study by 'Macaluso et al', the findings suggested a correlation between CLA consumption and increase in testosterone levels. Another study conducted by 'Chen et al'. established the same correlation. Therefore, it makes much more sense to consume milk if your target is to build muscle mass. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  17. While we all eat for different fitness goals, sometimes following certain guidance on food instructions blindly can cause certain complications if you are intolerant or allergic to certain foods. It is very important to be sure what food works for you and what type of food could kick you back to the starting line when you are so close to making those gains. So let's start with understanding that food allergies and being intolerant to certain foods are two different things. Understanding The Difference Between The Two © Thinkstock Food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects different organs in the body. It can cause many symptoms. In some cases, an allergic food reaction can be severe or even send you to the hospital for days. Food intolerance symptoms are generally less serious and often have to do with just digestion issues. For example, certain people, who are lactose intolerant, could make them run to the toilet almost immediately. So, this is a good heads up for the guys who plan on starting with whey protein. Symptoms Of Food Intolerance Could Look Like Those Of Food Allergy A big difference in food intolerance is that it does not involve an attack on the immune system or cause severe allergic reactions such as bloated face, rashes on the skin, etc. While food allergies can be detected through medical tests, food intolerance does not show on medical tests. Symptoms may begin at any age and may develop quickly or slowly. It occurs more commonly in women, which may be because of hormone differences, as many food chemicals mimic hormones Symptoms Of Food Intolerance There are certain things that happen to you that could indicate you are intolerant to certain foods. Sudden body tremors, breaking out into cold sweats, feeling of palpitations, loose motions, breathing problems, unusual feeling on the skin such as burning sensation, these things are common. Pay attention to these signs and act upon it quickly. Symptoms Of Food Allergy If you happen to experience any of the following symptoms, then you better put that cookie down! Itching, burning and swelling around the mouth, swollen eyes and face skin rashes almost immediately after eating something you're allergic to, feeling of nausea and then vomiting, abdominal cramps are certain symptoms you need to look at. Treating Food Allergy Or Intolerance © YouTube Sometimes you have no choice but to give up on certain foods that were giving you all those gains. But it's for your own safety and health. But that would be the simplest way. Sometimes temporarily stopping some food for a period and then resuming to eat it after a big gap, that too in small quantities would be fine for food intolerant people, but allergies to certain food could be a lifelong symptom and those people may have to come in terms with that. Before you eliminate or reintroduce foods, seek advice from a specialist doctor and dietitian. Conclusion Dealing with food allergies can be irritating. The degree of reaction to certain allergies or intolerance can range from just a slight botheration to something that could be deadly. People with food allergy must vigilantly avoid the foods or supplementations that trigger a reaction. When food intolerance is present, it is important for people to plan, particularly while away from home. Checking with the people at the restaurant about the type of food served to simply preparing your own meals wherever you go would be a smarter option to avoid anything that could pull you backwards with your fitness goals. Eating right is a task especially when surrounded with a lot of challenges, and people who are prone to these complications need to be extra careful. Helius is one of Mumbai's most promising fitness professionals and part time kettle bell lecturer. His knowledge on nutrition and trainer soft skills management is well recognized. To know more about him CLICK HERE, and mail your queries about fitness to heliusd@hotmail.com.
  18. For a man who lurked in the shadows of prominent stars for the better part of his playing career, Aakash Chopra still had a fairly decent run in the domestic circuit. Playing for Delhi, he scored 783 runs in the 2007-08 season to guide his team to the Ranji Trophy title. The same season saw him scoring 310 runs and playing a pivotal role in North Zone's title-winning campaign in the Duleep Trophy. Post-retirement, Chopra began his second innings in cricket and quickly became one of the most highly sought after commentators and analysts of the game. Thanks to his know-how of the game, the 40-year-old has struck a chord with Indian fans, who have been ardent followers of the former Delhi cricketer on social media. © BCCL He is one of those rare individuals, who has the capability of influencing the minds of fans and drawing a reaction, something that many can only dream of. A similar incident came to the fore recently, when Chopra shared a photograph of what looked like a restaurant bill on social media. Paid nearly 7 Lac for a meal ðð¤£ðð Welcome to Indonesia ð®ð©ð pic.twitter.com/LYySPXPN3c — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 15, 2018 While the food items - which mainly included Indian vegetarian dishes - appeared in order, it was the total amount of the bill that left everyone scratching their heads. The former Indian cricketer apparently paid close to 7 lakh for what looked like an ordinary meal in Indonesia. "Paid nearly 7 Lac for a meal. Welcome to Indonesia," he tweeted. Known for his wit and humour, Chopra was trying to poke fun at his fans by claiming that he paid 7 lakh for a meal. But, in reality, he paid 7 lakh Indonesian rupiah, which translates to around Rs 3,300. While some fans came up with witty replies, others trolled the Indian commentator for his post. Translates to approx. 3500 in Indian rupees :) — Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) July 15, 2018 How cheap is this even not a engineer get 7 lakh per annum — Suraj Mishra (@SurajMi51087850) July 15, 2018 Akash bhai sorry to say....but this post not suitable to u bcz u r always been a good analyst... So u have to analyse money exchange before u post....bdw for your commentary 100% ...love — CA. Shailesh Prajapati (@Shailes93594208) July 15, 2018 Not a person to judge but Indonesia me bhi chole bhature??? Kamaal karte ho.. — MMG (@OldThibido) July 16, 2018 Hope the Veg Kebab was worth the price of 135k! 𤪠— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) July 15, 2018 Never understood why Indians go abroad and eat from an Indian restaurant. — Nikhil srikumar (@NikhilSrikumar) July 15, 2018 Bhai utney mein aadmi 2 baar Court marraige karley , woh v Taj mein Party dey kay !! — Debabrata Nayak (@nayak_debabrata) July 15, 2018 Haha curry is 90K while kulcha is 123K :-) — Hiren Patel (@hirenvpatel) July 15, 2018 ððItna Sara rupia hazam karlia !! — Aritra Dey (@Captain_akshay) July 16, 2018
  19. The argument about which food or food groups are good and which are bad is going on for about ages. People who believe in the “good food vs. bad food” mindset include some very famous people and people with great bodies with huge followings and they preach this approach like a religion to their followers, as these people have a great deal of success following this approach. © YouTube Regardless of the way you achieve success with this approach, it is not and should not be considered a long haul solution as it most certainly creates an undesirable relationship with food. Developing eating disorders to achieve and maintain your fitness goals is the last thing that you should be looking at doing. Rather than attempting to evade the utilization of "bad foods", a superior outlook to have is moving toward nutrition with the objective of being inclusive rather than exclusive. This means we need to receive an approach of including "healthy" nutrient dense foods, as opposed to barring foods that won't not have these characteristics. Now, let's get this clear, there are no foods that are inherently unhealthy for you which means there is no food out that that you can eat once and do harm to your body regardless of the quantity. The reason that some foods are labelled “bad” is because of the lack or low availability of micronutrients and nutrients like protein and fiber etc. A better term to use should be “empty calories” rather than calling them bad. This term means that while these foods contribute to your calorie and macronutrient counts, they won't do much to satisfy your micronutrient requirements. While this description is relatively accurate, it doesn't mean these foods should be villainized and completely avoided. © IIFYM What you should keep in mind is that you do not necessarily have to remove these “empty calories” from your diet as they can only be detrimental when you eat the majority of your calories out of your diet from them. Just make sure that you have included the “healthy foods” on priority in your diet and your nourishment i.e your nutrient needs are taken care of. After that, feel free to have the “bad foods” (which really aren't bad at all) in moderation as this will improve your flexibility and therefore your consistency. Doing so will also keep the psychological stress of dieting at bay as you will feel more normal, have more flexibility, less restriction, and ultimately more long-term adherence and success. For example sugar, which isn't inherently bad for you or fattening as some people claim, it is a carbohydrate like any other and has the same caloric value of 4 kcals per gram, the reason why sugar is avoided because it is not very satiating, for example - take 30 gram rice and 30 gram sugar, which food do you think will fill you up better? Also, when you are eating in a caloric deficit to lose fat, the quantity of food you get to eat is less, eating sugar only makes it lesser, also it is devoid of micronutrients and there are better options like fruits and artificial sweeteners but if your calorie quota allows you to have sugar, you most certainly can. Remember, your body does not know what “good” or “bad” foods are. Food that you eat, whether it be sweets and namkeens or chicken and broccoli, is fuel for the body which is used as energy. So, if you are trying to lose weight, as long as the energy intake is lesser than energy expenditure you cannot gain weight as you do not have extra energy coming in to be stored as body fat. Also, when you have met your basic micronutrient needs, there is no benefit of eating extra micronutrients and once your body gets more than enough micronutrients, it doesn't continue to benefit from more. Conclusion Instead of worrying about which food is good or bad, you need to assess if your entire diet is good or bad. Believe it or not, a rigid “clean vs. dirty” diet can actually result in a poorer nutrient profile than an approach that includes a broader spectrum of foods. Claiming that you are doing it to get healthy but eating only a handful of foods everyday is just plain stupid. If you cut out almost every food or food group, you end up with an incredibly limited diet that is unlikely to satisfy your micronutrient needs. This leads to you being unable to digest “non-clean” foods without incredible discomfort due to the loss of the enzymes and gut bacteria that are essential for the digestion of a wide variety of foods. Nav Dhillon is an online coach with GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company that helps people with fitness goals right from losing weight to competing in bodybuilding shows. Nav is an avid bodybuilding enthusiast and heads the NABBA (National amateur bodybuilders association) as a General Secretary. This innate passion and position has helped him work with a lot of bodybuilders to help them take their physique at the next level. He also has a lovely pet called Buster whom he enjoys playing with in his free time. You can reach Nav on nav.dhillon@getsetgo.fitness to take your fitness and physique to the next level.
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