Blog – Cats, Dogs, Bees & Flies

You might wonder what kind of long and a non-descriptive name have we chosen to write our blog. Let us be clear, we are a foodie in our own right and reach wherever we smell good food and drink, mind you we said ‘SMELL’. Now Cats, Dogs, Bees and Flies too are all similar. They too smell, sense, sneak-in and eat. In this blog we talk about food, be it the fine-dine scene, street food, food kiosks, recipes, ancient food, and sometimes bad food too….

  • Top 7 Indian Chefs Who Received Michelin Stars

    They are often looked down on and hardly any parent would like their children to adopt this profession Phrases like “Yeh Bawarchi Banega?” (He will become a cook?) are hurled on them by the society every now and then. But changed is the view of Indian public now after the Michelin star received by these chefs and every parent would want to be blessed by sons like them.

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  • Choole Bhature and a Taste of Delhi’s Punjabi Side!

    If you ever get a chance to take a stroll to the streets of Delhi, do not miss the two iconic dishes “choole (chick peas cooked in spicy gravy) Bhature (fermented unleavened deep fried bread) and butter chicken. Of course, there are many things other than that and an entire lane dedicated to shallow fried unleavened bread called “parathe waali gali” in Chandni Chowk where you can get to find an overwhelming varieties of parathas.

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  • Sambhar: A Sumptuous South Indian Food With Over 50 Varieties!

    Imagine having a steaming bowl of sambhar (lentil based vegetable stew) along with its accompaniments like idlis (steamed rice pancakes), dosas (pancake made of fermented rice batter) and vadas (deep-fried salted doughnuts of lentils). The mere thought of it would make you salivate if you have ever tried this South Indian food before that taste like heaven.

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  • Eating Out in Varanasi: What and Where?

    Famous for its ghats (river banks), gallis (narrow lanes) and yogis (sages), Varanasi is one such Indian city that is frequented by the tourists from far and wide not just for its temples and heritage but for its food also. People flocking to the ghats, indulging in Ganga aarti (prayers) at the banks of River Ganga is a common site.

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  • How Chicken Used to be Cooked for Emperor Akbar?

    Do you know the favourite food of Emperor Akbar? It may be same as yours! Yes he used to love chicken. Domestic chicken was the year-round flavoured fowl in Moghul dishes, while peacock, goose, quail, parrot and partridge were all considered only a part of the seasonal hunt.

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  • 8 Mouth-watering Food of Lucknow That Attract People from Far and Wide

    When you wander around the world in search of the best food and your travelling belly gets a satisfactory junction, a smile on your face is apparent. Gastroutes takes you to such a journey that will help you explore the lip-smacking street food the taste of which will be hard to forget. Here we go […]

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  • What Makes Kashmiri Wazwan Simply Spectacular?

    The traditional Wazwan takes the Kashmiri cuisine to a very different level of hospitality and it is an inseparable part of the Kashmiri Cuisine. The culture evolved in the valley centuries ago and till date it has maintained a distinct characteristic of an entity of its own.

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  • These Sumptuous Rajasthani Food is a True Delight!

    A popular misconception about food from the Indian State of Rajasthan is that it is primarily non meaty.   However, a sizeable proportion of the State is non-meat consumers hence the majority of food served in Rajasthani restaurants are vegetarian.  Here is a complete overlook of this Indian food which is fast becoming an epicurean delight. […]

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  • How to Prepare Shahi Santrey Ki Kulfi?

    A true epicurean delight, a unique twist to the India frozen dessert called Kulfi and a perfect fit on the platter of those who look for satisfying their sweet tooth in a healthy way, here is a special something from Gastroutes…. Shahi Santrey Ki Kulfi (Fresh oranges filled with condensed milk flavoured with orange juice […]

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  • Rice Underwent a Dramatic Change in the Mughal Kitchen. Explore How and What…

    Rice is known to be a staple diet in India. The commonly eaten rice with lentils and veggies in India underwent a dramatic change in the Mughal Kitchen. Not only this, the well-known Islamic Turko-Persian biryanis were innovated differently by the addition of pepper, saffron, ginger and a wide range of other ingredients for the improvisation of flavour, aroma and taste.

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  • Tempting Reasons to Take Delhi Street Food Walk in The Coming Season

    For the food lovers, the very cold weeks of Delhi has some compensation which gives them a reason good enough to take a stroll. You will find the market full of vibrant fruits, spinach, mustard leaves, peas, and carrots. Indeed, this is the best time to see the Indian food culture. A speciliaty of winter […]

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  • Unknown Facts About Spiced Tea That You Would Love to Explore

    Indian beverage called ‘chai’ has countless variations and a huge fan base spanning all around the world. But, do you know that it was British who set up black tea plantations in Assam in 1835? Later, Indians have created their own versions of it, giving it a totally different form by adding milk, sweetener and […]

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  • Different Sumptuous Flavours of Indian Biryanis That You Must Try!

    You begin to salivate just by the name of it! Don’t you? Not only Indians but the world goes gaga over this rice dish that tastes like heaven. But do you know that Indian Biryani has many flavours? The diversified variations of Biryani would leave you amazed. Here are the lip smacking versions of Indian […]

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  • Some Tangy and Unknown Facts About Indian Chutney!

    An Indian meal without chutney in some form or the other is incomplete. This accompaniment crossed over and become so popular in England, that many people take it as an English invention. It originated in North India and the word ‘chutney’ is taken from ‘chatni’ that in turn is derived from the word ‘chatna’ which […]

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  • There was Nothing Indian about Indian Chillies……..

    As incredible as it may sound but it is true that there were no chillies in India till Europeans came here. This is an irony of sorts but now there are no chilies in the Europeans cuisines and there is hardly any Indian cuisine without chillies. Yes! One of the most disbelieving food related fact […]

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  • 9 Food Specialties of Different Indian States That Are Hard to Resist!

    India, a nation which is famous world-wide for its culture and rich heritage has been fast picking up the popularity of being a land with exotic food that can leave one craving for more. No wonder why most of the international recipe shows are turning towards Indian food. The unique Indian tadka (tempering) is all […]

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  • 5 Street Foods of Mumbai Which Every Gastronome Adores!

    Known for its cultural diversity, Mumbai is one such Indian city that every gastronome should keep on the priority list. A wide variety of tempting street food of this city would give you a unique culinary experience. Here is a quick look at the street foods of Mumbai that would tantalize your senses for sure. […]

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  • Which Wine Pairs Best With Which Indian Food?

    To assist all the food lovers travelling to India, Gastroutes has enlisted the right wines that are great to be paired with the top sumptuous Indian food. Good pairing does not enhance the taste of food only but it also brings out the right flavours of the food and would give you a unique culinary […]

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  • 8 Little Known Indian Dishes, You Must Try!

    India is beyond Curries and Chiken Tikka Masala. Regular visitors to India have already tried and are fascinated with the regular meals like rajma-chawal, roti subji, chola chawal or kadi chawal etc. This time when visiting, go in for some very different food exploration. Take a break from the traditional Indian food and get familiar […]

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  • How To Prepare Aam Ki Launji and Mango Mint Pudding?

    Come summer and the first thing to be on the must-eat list for every Indian is mango. All the mango lovers out there can give wings to their imagination and prepare a number of dishes from them. Discussed here are two picks!

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