Diet & Nutrition

Let's skip the talking and get cooking! Ingredients Required: • 1/2 tsp oil • 2 cups dry quinoa • 3½ cups water • salt to taste • 2 green cardamoms • 1 black cardamom • 3 cloves • 1/2 cinnamon stick • 1 bay leaf For the gravy- • 2 cups water • 1/2 cup cut cauliflower • 1/2 cup green peas • 1/2 read more...
By Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi
Often associated with Italy and other Mediterranean countries, basil is actually native to India. It found its way to the rest of the world via the spice route in ancient times. Its distinct taste, unique fragrance and phytonutrients make it a popular herb and a staple on most kitchen shelves. read more...
By Rama Ahuja
If you have a sweet tooth but also relish lip-smacking sour flavours, then tamarind (imli) is your saviour. This leguminous plant, indigenous to Africa (now increasingly grown in India), is a tropical species that thrives in hot temperatures. It is mostly cultivated for its edible pod-like fruit read more...
By Sanjana Barua
Whoever thinks vegetarian dishes aren't delicious enough clearly hasn't ever tasted a piping hot vegetable mustard curry. And with the richness of coconut milk, the freshness of seasonal vegetables and of course the heat from the ground spices, this one's a classic by chef Vikas Khanna. Get cooking read more...
By Chef Vikas Khanna
Sweet, soft and crunchy, figs – native to central Asia and the Mediterranean region – belong to the mulberry family. Also known as anjeer, figs can be eaten peeled or unpeeled, depending on the thickness of the skin. Fresh figs tend to rot fast, so dried figs are more common. Minerals such as read more...
By Rashima Nagpal
Amla, also known as gooseberry, has been used in Asian cuisines for thousands of years. In India, it’s heralded as a superfood. This fruit tastes wonderful when paired with salads or seafood. Amla can be made into pickles, chutneys, sweet relishes, juices and candies. If you’re creating a list of read more...
By Chef Rahul Dhaval
I‘ve often heard stories of people who followed a diet plan, but dropped it midway through, and all the weight they had lost, piled back on. The result: they are not motivated enough to start all over again. Losing weight is definitely easier than keeping the pounds at bay, and those who have been read more...
By Ishi Khosla
  Vitamins are nutrients that cannot be synthesised by the human body (except for Vitamin D), and are essential for overall health. A healthy and balanced diet provides most of the vitamins required by our body and, mostly, there is no need to take any supplements. Vitamins are of two kinds: water read more...
By Dr. Hari Kishan Boorugu