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….

  • 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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  • 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 means a […]

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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 Biryanis. Lucknowi Biryani: Kebabs […]

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  • Unknown Facts About Spiced Tea

    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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  • Two Tempting Dishes on the Delhi Street Food Walk

    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 specialty of winter […]

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  • Rice Underwent a Dramatic Change in the Mughal Kitchen

    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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  • 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 and […]

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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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  • 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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