Food

Dhoka, the Savory Lentil Dumplings

Reading Time: 4 minutesAnumita, our Managing Editor, shares a traditional Bengali vegetarian cuisine, Dhoka r Dalna (gravy of Lentil Dumplings). There are numerous vegetarian recipes in the Bengali cuisine, quite contrary to the belief that Bengalis just eat fish. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Vegetarian dishes in a Bengali home would mean excluding […]

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Trials and Tribulations of Life and Yummy Steamed Sandesh

Reading Time: 3 minutesSarika talks about the trials and tribulations life, heartbreaks and yummy Bhapa or Steamed Sandesh, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. There’s no free lunch in life! You have to pay for everything on this earth. Even love. Unconditional love is a myth. Parents too expect from their kids. You presume some people […]

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Avocado: The Good Fat Salad

Reading Time: 3 minutesAvocado, a fruit, is a single-seeded berry. Although green in color and a creamy texture, this fruit is high in potassium and protein. So here is to the vegetarians, this green berry is a perfect source of protein. It is commonly used in food south of the American border, and now with the health benefits […]

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Scrumptious Namkeen, Anyone?

Reading Time: 6 minutesRuchira tells us about various namkeens, from different parts of India, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Indians are probably the most notorious foodies in the world. They never miss an opportunity to pamper their taste buds. By and large Indians food items can be broadly classified into three, namely sweet, sour, and namkeen […]

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Delicious Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Reading Time: 3 minutesAnumita shares the recipe for a delicious and healthy dessert, Pineapple upside-down cake. It’s easy to make. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Cakes are desserts which are accepted and loved all around the globe. I believe desserts take a different level of sweetness when fruits are added to them. Presently, […]

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Egg Malai Masala: An Interesting Twist to Egg Curry

Reading Time: 2 minutesOur Managing Editor, Anumita, shares an interesting version of the egg curry. Egg Malai Masala is her mother’s recipe. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Eggs are a very versatile ingredient. It can be used for all type of meals, be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or even snacks. My family […]

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A Panorama of Indian Sweets

Reading Time: 5 minutesRuchira tells us about some popular Indian sweets, from various parts of the country, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Sweets form an inseparable part of the lifestyle, tradition, and culture of Indians. It has been that way down the centuries. Believe it or not from birth till death, and even before birth […]

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Yummy and Wholesome Chicken Snacks in Three Ways

Reading Time: 3 minutesAnumita tells us how tweaking a few things entirely different snacks might be prepared with the same basic ingredient. Here she tells us how to prepare three chicken snacks, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “I cannot live without chicken,” said my 14 years old son to his brother in college.  His brother replied, […]

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A Romantic Dinner with Husband, Date Palm Jaggery Phirni, and a Birthday!

Reading Time: 4 minutesSarika celebrates spring. She shares her birthday with St. Valentine, on Feb 14. There were many parties with friends and a romantic date with husband. She made the customary kheer at home with date palm jaggery, a Bengali specialty. She shares the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Another spring in my […]

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Paint the Town Green!

Reading Time: 4 minutesWith more and more people choosing to go vegan or vegetarian, options are increasing gradually. Recently a popular restaurant in Discovery Bay announced their completely revamped, predominantly vegetarian menu kindling mixed reactions from the community. Initially what began as a diet promoted by animal rights activists, has now gone beyond the realm of morality, to […]

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