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6 Creative Egg Decorating Ideas for Easter

Gone are the days when we used to dunk an Easter egg in the dye. As time flew, we came across new decorative ways of decking up the egg. However, the real art is to design and decorate them with an easy and inexpensive process. Taking the tradition of colored eggs beyond convention with creativity, we present you amazing ways to decorate your Easter egg.  So let your imagination spark creation and decorate the Easter egg the best way.

Here’s a list of ideas we have for you.

Smiley Egg

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Expressive Easter Eggs
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What better way than expressing yourself with an egg! This easy idea just needs the egg to be painted yellow and then drawing faces and expressions of your choice. Try this unconventional idea to make your Easter more fun!

Crochet Egg

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Creative Crochet covers
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The most creative idea of the lot, this involve weaving or buying a crochet cover for the egg. You might try your hand for easy patterns or can go the easy way and buy some online. The designs are limitless and too good to adorn your Easter festivity.

Dyed Egg

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Dying in Style
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I am sure even kids would love breaking the shell of these colorful eggs on Easter. The egg needs to boiled hard followed by rolling them on a towel to create cracks on its surface. Drop it then in a bowl containing food color solution. Soak them overnight to see wonderful results in the morning.

Sparkling Egg

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Doll-up the egg with sparkles
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This idea never goes out of fashion for it is the easiest of all and makes the egg look gorgeous. Dip the eggs in the colour of your choice. Let it dry. Apply adhesive on one end and roll it over glitters. There you go, a sparkling Easter egg shines out already!

Patch Work Egg

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Patch work with tissue
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This one looks the most interesting decorative idea. Surprisingly, it is also the most economic idea on the list. This decoration needs tissue papers cut into small and random shapes followed by dipping into different colors and placing them on the egg. After drying the tissue paper stick to the egg resulting in attractive patterns.

Painted Egg

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Paint your imagination
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The simplest idea on the list, this involves splashing the egg with your creativity. Draw any patterns of your choice on the egg to make it appear beautiful. Put in your imagination and let your paintbrush color up the Easter egg.

For many who don’t have a clue about this festival- St. Patrick’s Day is a festival of Irish culture. St. Patrick is believed to have introduced Christianity in Ireland and on March 17, his death anniversary, is celebrated across the world indulging into the Irish culture. The catalogue of festivals in India is already huge and after Halloween, this Irish festival has also made its way from the west. No wonder, we Indians need a reason to celebrate.

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St. Patrick’s Day in India
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Here are the 4 places where one can experience a glimpse of Irish culture on St. Patrick’s in India.

The Irish Village, Pune

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Enjoy the Irish culture
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Acclaimed as one of the best breweries in Pune, The Irish Village serves amazing craft beer. Their freshly brewed Irish beer is one of the oblivious orders. The restro-bar is designed with a touch of a traditional Irish culture offering a unique ambiance to its guests.

Dublin, Bangalore

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Dublin, Bangalore
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This exotic pub is a part of the renowned ITC Windsor. The Irish themed property of the ITC is a happening place to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with great, groovy music, chic crowd and yes, sumptuous food. So if you are not in Ireland, then this is the place to get hold of the best beer in the city.

The Irish House, Mumbai

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No better place to enjoy the green day than here!
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A weekend can’t be better or more heavenly with a delectable fish platter coupled with chilled beer. This place is too awesome to resist the temptation of beer and good food. The taste of music adds on more to the Irish themed ambiance here.

Shamrock The Irish Bar, Hyderabad

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A Classic Experience!
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Reflecting the rich culture of Ireland, this pub is the best place to experience the true taste of this place. All your draught Irish favorites are available here under one roof. Unwind the stress and worries; the pleasing ambiance of this place is what you are looking for a perfect weekend!

9 Cuisines You Just Can’t Miss At Taj Mahotsav

Agra is all geared up to celebrate its signature event of Taj Mahotsav this year. What’s more grand about the event is it’s the 25th year celebration. The 10-day annual carnival of Taj Mahotsav will see performances from artists not just from India but from across the globe.

Although one can indulge in the finest of cuisines in the city at places like Esphahan, Peshawri, Joney’s Place,  Tea’se Me, Saniya Palace Restaurant, Pind Balluchi and many more yet nothing can satiate the hunger for good food like a food fest.

The carnival of art, craft, culture and cuisine at Taj Mahotsav is one of the most awaited celebrations in the city for it enlivens and buoys the spirit of the youth with fun, music and eating out. Starting on the February 18, the curtains for the Taj Mahotsav will be raised with The Sharda Taj Marathon.

This event also brings the finest Indian crafts and cultural nuances together with a food festival that caters the Indian foodies.

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Taj Mahotsav Feb 18-27
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What could be more pleasing than digging into awesome cuisines in a vibrant atmosphere set up against the backdrop of the magnificent symbol of love-Taj Mahal?

BYT presents you a list of exotic and mouth-watering cuisines that can titillate your taste buds at this carnival.

Chhole Bhature

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Yummy Chhole Bhature
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This dish is a hit no matter what is the occasion. This recipe from the Punjabi cuisine is a favorite of most food lovers. The puufy hot Bhaturas are simply irresistible served with concoction of rich spicy and creamy preparation of chick peas. The aromatic flavors take us back to our Indian roots.

Amritsari Naan

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Stuffed Amritsari Naan
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A specialty of North Indian cuisine, Amritsari naan goes well with all Indian curries and tastes heavenly when served with butter. The spices added to the preparation are bit on the higher side considering North Indian dishes are generally hotter.  Don’t forget to try out these and we bet you won’t ask for anything else!

South Indian Dosa

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South Indian Speciality-Dosa
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Listed among the top 50 tasty foods in the world, Dosa is the regular staple made out of rice served with sambar and coconut chutney. At this event you can indulge yourself in the varieties of the versatile recipe of Dosa.

Indian Vegetarian Thali

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Exotic Indian Thali
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An Indian Thali represents a variety of wholesome delicious food dishes that complete a royal meal. This irresistible presentation of combination food looks good and colorful whereas tastes heavenly. Thalis offered at Taj Mahotsav are nothing less than a royal feast that can fill your stomach yet the heart would ask for more.

Indian Samosa

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The very popular Indian snack-Samosa
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Snacks in India are synonymous to samosas. Every state has its own specialty of this recipe. While street food is the heart of people in Agra, you bet can’t miss out this one at the carnival.

Hyderabadi Biryani

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Hyderabadi Dum Biryani
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This dish makes an essential part of an Indian today. Preferred by most, Biryani is preparation of rice tossed in richly aromatic flavors of India. The best part is this dish doesn’t require any side preparation as it is a meal itself. When at Taj Mahatsav, do not forget to try out Hyderabad’s specialty –the authentic dum biryani.

Sweet – Gulab Jamun

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Sinfully Tempting Gulab Jamun
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I hardly know anyone who can say no to soft, spongy balls that melt in mouth drenched in hot sugary syrup, more popularly called Gulab Jamun. This dish leads as the most loved desserts in India and no wonder will be available at this Indian carnival.

Lucknavi Kabab

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Seekh Kabab
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Kababs are the specialty of Lucknow. The royal relishes of this places reflect the nawabi heritage. This dish is a glimpse of how rich the food used to be in the bygone era. It is one of the most royal preparations India can offers to its food lovers.

Puri

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Soft Puffy Puri
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The crispy yet soft on the inside, golden fried bread more popularly called Puri is the most versatile dish. It can be served with almost anything. No wonder this dish would add more to the delights of this event.

Love at First Sip: 6 Places to Enjoy Wine This Valentine’s Day

Don’t ever leave the Valentine’s Day planning for the last moment. Table reservations fly quicker than Cupid’s arrows as this day of love come closer. With Valentine’s Day falling on Sunday this year, the best options are likely to get reserved faster than you think. It is thus always suggested to act faster for planning this day for your loved one!

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Sip the Best Wine
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This year you can make the romantic dinner even more cherishing coupling it with some grape stuff. Yes, Wines! Known for establishing connections and expressions, wine is the best thing to celebrate your V-day with. However be sure to pair the wines with the exceptional meals and superb experience.

Here’s a list of the 6 most romantic restaurants to sip wine in India.

Toscano Restaurant, Bangalore

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Italian cuisine along with Italian wine!
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If Italian wines is what floats your boat then this is the place to be at in Bangalore. 32 varieties of wines from across the world along with robust dishes and tempting desserts, Toscano brings you the best of fine dining experiences. An eclectic menu from gourmet pizzas to selective yet extensive array of wines awaits you here.

Quench, Mumbai

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Quench the crave for exotic wines.
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This quirky place is sure to win your heart with its hip and unconventional décor. Sip the selective wine as the thumping music takes you to a new high. Known to serve the best of beer and wines, this place wouldn’t disappoint your love and if you are lucky enough you can also get to watch live cricket match on the big screen here.

Peter Cat, Kolkata

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Dimly Lit Red Lamp atmosphere
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This place takes pride for serving the food enthusiast in the city for over the years now. Very popular for its Iranian style chelo-kebabs, Peter Cat is the place to enjoy your love for food and great wine with your Valentine. The red lamps hanging over each table nestled in the warm woody interiors, this is the best place to indulge in romanticism.

Olive Beach, Bangalore

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One of the most romantic restaurants to dine at
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This place offers almost everything to transform your evening to a memorable date. Candles enlightening the place, white and blue décor, soft lounge music, exotic flowers decorating the place- all of this sets up mood and surprises your love with a dining and drinking experience that is worth remembering for long.

Indian Accent, The Manor, New Delhi

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When Love wins over luxury.
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One of the best and most romantic restaurants in India, this is what your date deserves! This restaurant enjoys new high of sophistication and royalty not just in the ambiance but also in the food and drinks served. A lush lawn and stunning veranda, aromatic flavors of India paired with delicious wines is what waits for your love here.

Exotica, Hyderbad

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Everything about this place is truly exotic.
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As the name suggests this place is truly exotic in every way. The candle-lit dinner at the rooftop setting is the ultimate thing you can imagine for a perfect dinner date on Valentine’s Day. To add more to your experience the place serves wide range of exquisite wines turning your evening more royal and drooling.

8 Trends Indian Foodies Will Embrace In 2016

2016 is here finally. The year 2015 saw a hell lot of openings of restaurants and without a shadow of doubt the year was remarkably great for the food industry. While we ate excellent food and sipped amazing drinks last year, we look forward to a brighter new year in the same perspective.

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What’s Trending in Food space
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The year gave us plenty of memorable eating experiences and as the year wrapped up many made resolutions and follow the latest healthy trends in food and drinks. This also brings to our notice that 2015 had also been a personal-health conscious year where many healthy foods were in vogue and are likely to continue in 2016 as well.

Here take a look at what the New Year has in store for the Indian foodies.

Keeping up a Simple Menu

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Simplicity in Food
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Sophistication can be best defined in terms of simplicity as they say. The year 2015 saw cooking reverting to simple basics and the trend seems to continue this year too. As molecular gastronomy is increasingly becoming popular in India, foodies are also turning towards preparation with the simplest recipes and less of ingredients.

Food is Going Local

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Hyer-local services trending
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The emergence of hyper-local food startups in India has changed the way people here order food and groceries. The local souring has become the new trend amongst the foodies where they prefer consuming locally produced vegetable and much more.

Wholesome Food is in

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Wholesome food
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Unprocessed for is no more the cup of tea for Indian foodies. There is also an increasing aversion for the sugar and people look forward to a healthier lifestyle. People are happy to pay more for wholesome food that is fresh and unprocessed.

Go Green

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Turn Vegan
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Although there isn’t a significant change, many meat eaters turned vegetarian in the last year and the trend seems to see a new high in 2016. In the view to avoid diet-driven health crisis, people are following the west to accept herbivorism. Yet regardless, chicken, meat and fish is what drives most of the food culture in India. Match or the green tea powder is expected to the show stealer this year.

Going Global

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Indian Street Food reaching Big Restaurants
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When a section of the population is turning to a healthy lifestyle, meanwhile the chaats and the irresistible street food of India is going global. These mouth-watering delights have made way to the fine dining restaurants considering that an Indian foodie possibly cannot resist the street food. Thus the New Year would see a lot of fusion food in the restaurants.

Pop-Up Party

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Pop-Up Party Food Stall
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2015 didnt see enough of this and thus it would make way to the New Year. Food stalls set up in big hotels presenting the guests with specialized cuisines is what getting hotter in the food space. They are bringing up lesser known preparations from various parts of the nation taking them back to the roots.

Welcome More Global Food

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2016 would see more from the world cuisine
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Food curious people are sure to experience an even better year as new trends and world cuisines would reflect everywhere in the food space. More specialized cuisines will enter the Indian food market. Along with home delivery trend reaching its peak in 2016, European and Japanese food will also uptrend. Presentations and international ingredients will also take the foodies by storm.

Theme Based Restaurants

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Theme based restaurants is the next big thing
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India would embrace more of concept based restaurant this year. Foodies will focus on getting access to concept-driven experiences. Theme based restaurants will bring in a better repertoire of international and national cuisine, thereby elevating the tastes and comforts.

7 Dishes to Have an Elegant Christmas Dinner

When it comes to Christmas, food is a serious is affair. Everyone awaits the day and specially the food and the events more than anything else. Thus most of us keep looking for inspirations for the day’s menu and bring up something deliciously different to celebrate the festival.

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Royal Feast on Christmas
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Food being an important part of the Christmas celebration, menu is crafted considering the preferences of each family member and includes all the rich dishes.

Here a list of some dishes BYT suggests for you to make the feast memorable this year.

Main Course:

Mughlai Biryani

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Flavoursome Mughlai Biryani
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Chicken is prepared in Moghul style with addition of rich spices and flavor. The biryani always adds the royal touch to a feast. The exotic spices used in the dish let out a wonderful aroma which dominates over the other preparations for the feast.  For best taste marinate the chicken at least 6-7 hours prior to cooking.

Tandoori Roast Cockeral

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Mouth-watering Chicken Roast
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Taking into account that most Indians struggle to cook the massive turkey, Roast Cockeral is one the best alternative for it on Christmas. Chicken Roast can easy if you prepare it following a series of steps. The marinating of the chicken for the roast is the most important part of this cooking and flavors take up to 8hours to build up in the chicken before cooking. The meat turns tender, soft and juicy once it is prepared.

Pork Vindaloo

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Pork Vindaloo
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This dish is a mixed bag of spicy, sweet, hot and tangy taste. Usually consumed with both rice and salad, Pork Vindaloo is a Goan dish which includes vinegar and garlics as the main ingredients, hence the name. Pork steak is infused with the rich spices of India and requires slow cooking. People now-a-days tame the dish as per their requirements.

Stuffed Mushroom Caps with Cheese

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Mushroom Stuffed with Delight
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This is a simple dish to cook yet tastes amazing. Mushroom caps are sautéed and are filled with spicy creamy mixture which can have ingredients of your preference. The preparation of this dish requires baking offering a real treat to the taste buds.

Desserts:
Cakes and pies are an important part of Christmas celebration. The traditions include exchanging platter of sweets with relatives and neighbors, thus sweets are prepared in bulk and everyone their delicacies to stand out.

Christmas Fruit Cake

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Cake with Fruit Candies and nuts
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This dense cake is filled with rich nuts and fruits in the candy form. This preparation is more popularly called the Plum cake. However not everyone can master this dish. Tip: let the cake sit longer it the tin to make it tastier.

Red Velvet Choco Chip cookies

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Red Velvet Choco cookies
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This dish is yet another very tasty preparation for Christmas. If you have ready to make red velvet cake mix the preparation of these cookies get easier. If you want this dish to be vegetarian you can replace the eggs with butter. Kids absolutely love this preparation.

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

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Tempting Walnut Fudge
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Often cooked on this festival, Chocolate Walnut Fudge is a rich preparation of a chocolate brownie with addition of walnuts. The walnuts can be replaced using any other nut of your preference. The cake is a sheer temptation and cannot be resisted by anyone.

Christmas Plum Cake: Soaking and Baking Tips

Christmas is synonymous with the word cakes. Cakes make an important part of the feast on this festival. The practice of baking cakes on this day can be traced back to ancient times and the tradition is still followed by most. Middle ages saw the introduction of fruit cakes as in those day dried fruits and nuts were not affordable by all.

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Fluffy and Soft Christmas Plum cake
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The unique thing about fruit cakes that set it apart from the other cakes is that its preparation starts long before it is actually baked. The fruits, generally dried ones, are soaked in alcohol that acts as both a preservative and adds flavor to the cake.

The fruits and nuts are soaked in rum weeks or months prior to baking so that they can imbibe in the moisture and turn soft. The goodness of rum enters into the fruits that taste heavenly. The mixture used for soaking is generally rum and caramel.

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Traditional Plum cake
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Families follow traditional recipes for the preparation of this cakes that have been handed down over the generations. The sinfully yummy cake fills in your home with heavenly aroma while being baked.

So if it’s your first time trying out culinary skills at baking a fruit cake, we are here to help you out with  basic and easy tips.

Soaking

  • This part of the recipe should be done a month before Christmas or by the end of November. For novice bakers, it is important that you soak the fruits in the right mixture.

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    Fruit soaked in Rum
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  • Soaking is generally done in either rum or brandy
  • Add the dry fruits of your choice. Usually raisins and dried grapes are added in abundance.
  • A week later dates are added to the mixture.

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    Fruits bottled up in Jar
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  • After bottling the fruits, keep shaking them periodically to keep the fruits wet.
  • The bottle is kept in dark.

Baking

  • Most of us complain that the fruits sink down at the bottom of the cake. To meet this problem, coat the fruits with flour before adding them to the batter.christmas 13 533
  • To experience the best taste, make sure that the ingredients used are all fresh.
  • If you miss on soaking period or dislike alcohol, you can carry out soaking overnight before the baking day.
  • The batter should be thick and have the consistency to be scooped out.
  • The cake tastes much better if it is baked 2-3 days before having it. Meanwhile, do not let the cake dry after being baked. Keep brushing it with rum to keep it moist.
  • The caramel syrup added to the batter should be thick so as not to loosen the mixture.
  • Never bake in a cold oven. Preheating is always suggested.

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    Enjoy Christmas with Tempting Cakes
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Friday Faves: 5 Restaurants to Enjoy Happy Hours

Who wouldn’t adore poring over the delicious looking Friday fine-dining places and tempting food on the web? Weekends are the times when we hardly can resist the urge to dine out and have a good deal as well. We make sure that the places offer something really great in the happy hours. Hence as soon as the weekend arrives our search for the happy hours special begins to avoid walloping our bank accounts.

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Friday Happy Hours
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Here take a look at the best happy hour restaurant in your city.

TGI Friday’s, Bangalore

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TGI Friday’s Bangalore
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Fun with family and friends over great food, drinks and music begins right here. The best place to kick-start a happening weekend involving an ambiance of American restaurant. The amazing happy hours here from 5-8.30 PM offer exciting Rs.77 Menu which includes Indian Straights, Beer Glass, Cocktails and even starters.

The Spare Kitchen, Mumbai

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The Spare Kitchen
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Happy hours here are from 4-7 PM & 11 PM-1 AM. The place leaves the taste buds titillating with its spicy combinations of street food for gourmets in Mumbai. One can also indulge in the continental, north Indian and Italian delicacies presented here. Methi Laccha Paratha, Cheese Garlic Bread and Kharkra Nachos are amongst the most popular preparations from the chefs here.

Bonne Bouche, Delhi

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Pretty and Plush Bonne Bouche
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The best part of this place is that they do take the customer feedbacks too seriously for improving themselves. The Happy hours from 3-8 PM here are an absolute delight for the foodies. The wide range of mouth-watering and exotic dishes from the French and Italian cuisine promises to make your weekend happier. BYT suggests trying their amazing and very tempting blueberry cheesecake and Chicken Breast morel mushroom sauce.

The Irish House, Kolkata

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The Irish House
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Begin your weekend with amazing music, martinis and mojitos as this place offers the best of offers of drinks during it happy hours from 4-7 PM. It is also one of the most happening and coolest pubs to hangout in Kolkata. From Irish Cans to Litts and Chicken Grande fries, both drinks and food is freaking awesome! Period.

Girl in The Café, Chandigarh

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Girl in the Cafe
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This place offers the best happy hours from 8-11:30 PM. The quirky set up and cool ambiance offer the right start to your weekend on Fridays and excites your platter with beef burgers, waffles, ham sandwiches, lasagne and pesto cottage cheese pizza are the best delicacies to try out here.

5 Restaurants for Exotic Christmas Celebrations

Ho! Ho! Ho! Time of the year is close when Christmas festivities are about to begin. The weather has started sending chills already sending us the message that Christmas is just around the corner. People with full fervor are geared up to usher the festival and celebrations. Even the top notch hotels are decked up for merry making offering their guest a bunch of happiness on this Christmas.

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Christmas Feast
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Let us have look at the 5 most happening places to enjoy a luxurious treatment at high end hotels this Christmas.

Goa Marriott Spa and Resort

Wan Hao, Goa P.C.:http://goo.gl/WoqIG5

Wan Hao, Goa
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Indulge in the delightful Christmas buffet here to make your day a wee bit merrier. Dig into the extravagance of luxury dining with their lavish assortment of both veg and non-veg preparations. Wan Hao at Goa Marriott Spa and Resort is the best place to dine in on the special day if you are in Goa for the festival.

Threesixtydegree, The Oberoi, New Delhi

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The Oberoi New Delhi
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This place resonates the royalty and luxury in true sense. The culinary masters brings you an exotic array of dishes that promise to deliver a taste that would linger in your mind. Christmas cannot be celebrated in a better way than indulging in their interestingly crafted menu which is as opulent as its ambiance. The Oberoi invites the guests for a sheer royal feast this year on Christmas.

Hyatt Regency, Kolkata

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Hyatt Regency Kolkata
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Hyatt Regency is a graceful host that promises to offer lavish feast that can well satiate your hunger pangs. The season offer of exciting brunches, buffets and diners continue here for a month long till the New Year. The bakeries in the plush hotel can instantly turn you into small kid who could not resist the having sinfully delicious cakes, pastries, cookies, pies and much more.  So if you want to make you Christmas a memorable one, don’t forget to step in here.

The Lalit, Mumbai

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The Lalit, Mumbai
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Christmas refers to fun and frolic at The Lalit. The esteem hotel offers the selective luxurious and royal feast to their guest along with a interesting array of Christmas packages to choose from. Guests can enjoys exclusive and attractive discount offers on food and spa treatments on the festival. The talented line of chefs present their mastered signature preparations of world cuisine to titillate the taste buds of the visitors.

Syn, Hyderabad

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Syn, Hyderabad
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Syn Asian Grill Bar in Hotel Taj Deccan can be well defined as a fusion of fine service and luxury rendezvous. Enthralling the guests  with delightful culinary choices and exotic brunch, Syn promises to offer a cherishing Christmas experience. From Roast turkey to salmon with saffron risotto, the dishes can entice your taste buds for sure.

 

7 Surprising Myths about Christmas

We’ve been fed with many fairy tales and facts about the auspicious festival of Christmas all through our childhood and some of us continue to live them. However, some of these stories are not even minutely close to reality and are myths fabricated over the years which are believed by masses.

Amidst the traditions being followed on this most awaited festival of the year, there are things we are unaware about.

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Dump the myths and Celebrate Christmas
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Here are 7 myths about Christmas that might surprise you.

Santa Claus is American

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Santa Claus
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Santa Clause is the amalgamation of cultures who is believed to have lived in the third century. St. Nicholas was Bishop of a place which is now situated in Turkey. However he was morphed into a pious figure by America which is how he is indentified across globe now.

Jesus was born of a virgin

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Mother Mary And Jesus
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It is hard to believe that something as such could take place in those days. However, this myth is followed globally.  Many renowned characters of the history like Mithras, Horus, Zoroaster, Krishna and Perseus, were also believed to have given birth by a virgin.  This was considered as a symbol of purity.

The Birth of Jesus Was on Christmas

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Christmas being on December 25
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The first three centuries of Christianity, no such festival was observed in December or any other calendar. After the declaration of Christianity as the prime religion by Emperor Constantine, Western Christians started to observe this festival on this very day. On the other hand, Eastern Churches in Russia and Eastern Europe celebrate birth of Jesus on January 7.

Christmas Celebrations Are Incomplete without Trees

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Christmas Tree
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The discovery of Christmas Trees was brought to America by immigrants from Germany. Cutting of trees is nothing but a waste of fine timber. There are many other scary stories behind these trees saying that they burst into flames which are untrue.

Baby Christ was Visited by Three Kings

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Three Wise men- Magi
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The common story known by everyone says that three kings Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar, had followed he shining star in the sky to reach Jesus. However, the Bible mentions these men were Magi (wise men) and not kings.

Xmas – A Disrespectful Abbreviation

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X-Mas or Christmas?
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Most of the Christians feel annoyed and consider it disrespectful to refer Christmas as X-Mas unaware of the fact that in languages Greece and Rome the word Christ and Christmas starts with X.

Christmas is the Main Christian Holiday

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Rise of The Christ
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Although this day memorializes the birth of Jesus, Easter is still a bigger festival for Christians. The latter celebrates the rise of Jesus from death that establishes the global belief of eternal life.

6 Uses of Leftover Christmas Chocolate

Christmas is synonymous to cake and chocolate. One just can’t celebrate Christmas without either of them. Be it making at home or receiving it as gifts, chocolates are everyone’s favourite. Sugar addicts and chocoholics always find a way to escape in the world of chocolates. However, we all receive these choco gifts in bulk every Christmas where at end of the festival we have no clue how to use these chocolate leftovers.

No wonder chocolates never get wasted but we can also get creative and alter their form into something more interesting and savouring.

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Get Creative with leftover Christmas Chocolate
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Here take a quick look at how you can utilize your leftover Christmas chocolates.

Chocolate Cookies

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Sinfully Delicious Choco cookies
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The first thought that comes to our mind is cookies. You can chop down the leftover chocolates into small chips and add in to the dough before baking. Luscious cookies are ready to eat!

Baked Doughnuts

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Irresistible Crispy Doughnuts
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Heat the leftover chocolate in saucepan and add cream to it. Let it melt and smoothen. Turn the heat off and let the mixture thicken. Dip the previously prepared doughnuts in this mixture and serve when dry. Could serve a great morning treat!

Fudge Brownie Pops

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Delightful Fudge Brownie Pops
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Easy to make these pops are rich and moist and are incredibly tasty. All you need to do is prepare brownies, crumble them and prepare soft balls out of it using corn syrup. This is followed by dipping the balls in molten chocolate and then dredging them in nuts. Serve the dish once the chocolate is dry.

Choco Almond Tart

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Almond Choco Tart
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Roast almonds and add them to a batter of flour eggs, sugar, vanilla, cane syrup, butter and lots of chocolate. Baked the mixture in tart pan and cool it. Rich and chocolaty tart is ready to eat!

Chocolate Pudding

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Smooth and rich pudding
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Dark chocolates are usually leftover at the end of Christmas. This year you can put that leftover chocolates to use with this recipe. Add milk to a mixture of granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa, corn starch and salt and bring to boil. Let it thicken and then add dark chocolates to it followed by vanilla. Serve it in small bowls and wrap it up with plastic cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Serve chilled.

Baked Chocolate Mousse

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Chocolate Mousse
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The sinfully delicious mousse can be prepared just like any other mousse followed by addition of lots of chocolate to it. The best way to taste leftover chocolates in a more relishing way.

So, this year get creative with Christmas Chocolate leftovers and transform them into anything you like.

Desi Restaurants To Try Out This Festive Season In Delhi

Delhi is traditional hub of the country. The capital city represents the true flavour of Indian food at Desi Reastaurants. Be it the street food, chaats or exotic cuisine being served at luxurious restaurants, the food here is a sheer reflection of traditions and rich culture of India. In the times where modern and contemporary food is on the rise among foodies, native Indian food still thrives in the heart of the nation. The food here has bagged worldwide recognition and takes back every Indian back to his roots.

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Desi Food
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On that note let us check out some popular restaurants in Delhi that serve authentic and traditional Indian cuisine.

Zaffran

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Zaffran Delicacy
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Experience fine dining in the plush contemporary environment of Zaffran. Zaffran has earned the distinction of serving great traditional food especially from North Indian cuisine. Their yummy Mughlai dishes have reserved its special place in every foodie’s heart in Delhi. Their mouth watering Butter Chicken preparations are just too irresistible to try out this Diwali.

Dum Pukht

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Dum Pukht Preparation
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Dum Pukht, a part of the ITC chain, has well added to the grandeur of the brand with it refined yet sublime fine dining experience. The infinite luxury doesn’t cease to imbibe in. The traditional cuisine of India is served here in grand way and the taste of the exotic food takes you to a regal ride. The infusion of flavours and the right proportion of spices in the food is exactly what you are waiting for this Diwali.

Indian Accent

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Indian Accent
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This place has earned many praises and accolades for serving the most selective yet traditionally delightful cuisine of India. The cookery at Indian Accent goes well down with its name and truly reflects the taste of India. One must definitely try out their cuisine to surprise their taste buds with a gush of tradition.

Gulati

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Gulati
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This is the place to be at during navaratri and Diwali. Gulati offers the guests an array of dishes to choose from the menu featuring rich North Indian cuisine. Delight for both vegetarian and non-vegetarians, Gulati has earned a distinction of serving the great food adding to your experience with its unmatched pleasant ambience.

Punjab Grill

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Exotic Punjabi Food
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Festive season feels so dull if there aren’t any spices to fill it up with liveliness. Food exactly of this type that soothes your senses and titillates your taste buds is served right at Punjab Grill. One more reason to be here is the irresistible fetish we all possess for Punjabi food. Head with your family or friends here to have a spicy Diwali.

Desi Roots

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Desi Roots fusion food
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Fusion food is the trending in India and this place is religiously following the latest trend. It is a different experience dining here in the contemporary modern set up where food takes you back to your roots. The desi factor is met with the food and the very creative theme of the place. One of the best places in Delhi where fusion is reflected at its best.

To know more about these restaurants and to reserve – please click on link below

http://www.bytplus.com/delhi-ncr/desi-restaurants-to-try-out-this-festive-season

4 Restaurants to Excite Your Diwali in Bangalore

Festive season is incomplete unless you relish the true taste of the rich traditional food and dig deep into sweets. Diwali celebrations are no fun without these. Nothing can match a sumptuous spread of buffet or irresistible a la carte at your favorite restaurant in the festive season. Bangalore is home to some very refined places to dine-in, however, when it comes to festivity and celebrations you take pleasure by treating yourself with the best food in the city. A plethora of restaurants display the best of cuisine and offer dining packages to lure the guests to their places.

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Diwali is synonymous to good food!
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Here, cutting down the clutter I recommend the following are the places to enjoy your Diwali in Bangalore. Lazeez 

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Biryani
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If you love biryani and chicken preparations then this is the place to be at that promises to make your festival even more special. The exotic food and lively festive ambiance makes up your day here. Mastering in the art of preparing great biryani, Lazeez has now earned quite fame in the city. Make your Diwali delightful with a rich spicy biryani here! Sultans of Spice

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Royal dinig at Sultans of Spice
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The place is a royal feast to your taste buds. Featuring North Indian and Afghani cuisine, Sultans of Spice takes you back to your roots with its exotic traditional preparations. The best part of the place is that it is quite light on the pocket. What else can make you happier when you get to enjoy royal treatment at pocket pleasing prices and that too in the festive season! Chianti

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Italian pleasure
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One of best places in Bangalore that serves authentic Italian food in affable ambiance along with warm service.  Inspired from the traditional Italian cuisine, the creative menu is a sheer delight and can titillate your palate with subtle flavors and mouth-watering preparations. This Diwali be different and dig into exotic international cuisine. Smoked out Barbeque

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Grilled chicken
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Nothing beats the grilled and barbeque preparations of chicken. This festive season I recommend your to meet your crave for grilled chicken preparations at Smoked out Barbeque where the robust flavors of the finely cooked chicken promise to take you to a gastronomical ride. The juicy chicken and beef steak would keep bringing you back to this place, I bet! Make your Diwali special in Bangalore with the cuisine you prefer. 

To know more about these restaurants and to reserve – please click on link below

http://www.bytplus.com/bangalore/four-restaurants-to-excite-your-diwali

Indo-Western Fusion Food to Relish This Diwali

Fusion cuisine is the new flavour of the season. Nothing tastes better when you can blend your preferences from two different cuisines. The amalgamation can be done with any dish be it two regional or international. We always look for food that offers variety and that’s what makes fusion food more delighting. Food choices in India have developed over time and thus making it more open to fusion of cuisines. This combination of food is apt for foodies who love to try out nre things and relish the taste of diversity.

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Fusion Food
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Take a look at the some very interesting and exciting fusion dishes one must definitely try.

Masala Quesadilla

Masala Quesadilla:  Mexican delight with Indian touch.  P.C:http://goo.gl/WkTBTi

Masala Quesadilla: Mexican delight with Indian touch.
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The toasted tortilla, a speciality from Mexico, is usually served stuffed with cheese inside. However, to add a taste of Indian food to it one might customize the stuffing as per their preferences. Masala Quesadilla comprises of a filling of sautéed vegetables to which Indian spices are added like garam masala, garlic, ginger and scrambled egg. This Indo-Western fusion is sure to take your taste buds to a yummy ride.

Spinach Pizza

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Healthy Food: Spinach Pizza
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There are people who hate spinach as much as they love having pizza. But the fusion of these two is undoubtedly an irresistible combo. Spinach Pizza is nothing but spinach leaves added to a normal pizza. This dish not only tastes different but also serves as very healthy one.

Sweet Potato Veggie Burger

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A perfect fusion: Sweet Potato Veggie Burger
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I am sure you must have tried a variety of burgers before but this one is far more different and tastes deliciously wonderful. The ingredients of this mystery fusion preparation includeblack pepper sprinkled on slices of sweet potato that are added to the layers of the burger. The dish tastes sweet and tangy. A delicious combination!

Chilli Jam Brinjal

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Chilli Jam Brinjal
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Sweet and chilli is different combo that doesn’t appeal to many. But there is a certain proportion which is to be maintained while adding both of these ingredients for the magic to work. The recipe comprises of cooking aubergines in Hot and sweet sauce which makes it spicy as well as sweet at the same time.

Herbal Pasta

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Herbal Pasta
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Indian spices change the flavour in a very delightful way. Be it a Spanish pasta or Mexican Quesadilla. If you are a vegetarian you would definitely love this fusion of pasta and lot of green and colourful vegetables. All you need to do is cook the mixed vegetables in Indian spices followed by tossing it in the pre-boiled pasta and add some ketchup to make it taste more Indian.

Traditional Garba Dance
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Best Dandiya Events You Can Head To This Navaratri

The much awaited Navaratri festival brings the zeal of nine nights and ten days where one cannot resist swaying to the beats of the traditional Garba and Dandiya. These nine days the entire nation is caught on by the fever of Dandiya. The authentic Dandiya night and the rhythmic beats of Garba ushers you to the colourful euphoria of nine extravagant nights.

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Traditional Garba Dance
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However, you need to be at the right events to witness the best celebrations across the country.

Here’s a list of places you should be at to enjoy this Navaratri season and take pleasure in the festive delicacies.

Loveshack, Bangalore

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Loveshack, Bangalore
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Dandiya event is organised in the plush interiors of the Loveshack where visitors can groove to the beats of the music along with digging in a huge variety of delicious food. The Bollywood music played at the venue is the main highlight which attracts everyone to hit the dance floor.

Vivantaby Taj, Chennai

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Vivanta By Taj
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DandiyaGarbaRass is organised by Vivanta that is full of fun, dancing, enchanting food and much more. This event is one of the most awaited festive events in the city. One can witness the traditional Gujarati way of celebrating Navaratri by performing the authentic Garba and Dandiya.

Sofitel Hotel, Mumbai

24-Sofitel-Banquet

Most of the crowd in Mumbai heads to Sofitel Hotel for the best Dandiya experience during Navaratri. Mumbai has always earned the distinction of organising the best of events. Dandiya is no exception. The event is more of a classic party where you can experience much more than just Garba and music. The large spread of food can well excite your taste buds here.

Naramada, The Gate Way, Ahmedabad

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Naramada-The Gate Way
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The vivid regional food delicacies at the Gate Way makes your Dandiya night even more enticing and euphoric. Ahmedabad is the best destination to experience the vibrant colour and festivity of Navaratri. The authentic Gujarati cuisine and culture defines this festival like no other.

Food Guide: Where to Eat This Diwali

The festival of Diwali signifies the ‘triumph of good over evil’. If you are in India you can well understand the quintessence of the festival with celebrations around the nation. These celebrations are no more just a visual treat; the taste buds can equally indulge in the delight of the carnival. The food and restaurants are with displaying their creative sides catering the high expectations of the foodies in the different states. Tweaking menus and bringing in traditional touches to their dishes is the newest trend this festive season. Many restaurants also introduce their special Diwali cuisine to lure guests.

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Diwali: A foodie’s delight
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Well, I have cut down the clutter and have come up with the best places to eat at making a memorable Diwali experience.

Masala Bay at The Taj Lands End, Mumbai

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Masala Bay
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Diwali feels complete with savouring their traditional cuisine prepared in authentic style. The rich food is flavoured with selective of spices leaving the guests with a feeling of experiencing the best of North Indian Cuisine. The place looks over the sea which makes it a visual treat to the eyes while dining.

Esplanade, Bangalore

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Kolkata’s flavours at The Esplanade
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If you looking for true flavours of Kolkata away from home, then this is the place to be at. With its authentic Bengali serving style, Esplanade looks forward to transforming a mere evening into a memorable experience that goes beyond ordinary. Be it Kasha mangsho, Aam Kashundi Begun, Chicken kabiraji or Prawn cutlet, I bet you couldn’t resist any of them.

Varq – The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

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Exotic Dining at Varq
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Hailed for its innovative cuisine, Varq – The Taj Mahal Hotel is a luxurious ultra-contemporary place to dine-in this Diwali. The well crafted menu invites you to a unique culinary journey. Indian dishes with contemporary touch enthuse as well as gratify traditional palates. Nestled in the heart of the capital city, Varq is a blend of the bygone era and modernism.

Dialogue in the Dark, Hyderabad

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Experience dining in dark
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Eating spicy North Indian cuisine is an effective way to wake up your taste buds. The desi versions of international cuisines look simple yet tastes exotic. So try Indian cuisine with modern twist this Diwali. Dialogue in the Dark brings you to experience high-end dining with a pocket pleasing prices and yes, experience dining in the dark!

Peter Cat, Kolkata

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Chelo Kebab at Peter Cat
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The place has earned a name for itself offering refreshingly laid-back yet intensely exciting eating options for their guests.  Unplug and unwind yourself from the monotonous chores and indulge in the entertainment here to have a pleasantly relaxing evening. The love for food and fun begins here.

So, all you food aficionados try out these places for a flavoursome festive season!

4 Bangalore Restaurants to Have a Royal Diwali

The IT powerhouse, also known as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is also one of the most happening cities in the nation. The city has plunged deep into urbanization yet it is attached to traditional roots. The very friendly city is also a foodie’s paradise where one can tantalize his taste buds with variety of all cuisines available here.

The culinary revolution in India has brought forward luxury and exotic hotels where you can scour the cuisines of the world.  On the occasion of Diwali, these restaurants are all set to present their best and create cherishing memories for their customers.

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Diwali is synonymous to delicious food
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Here’s a list of 4 restaurants in Bangalore to visit this Diwali that caters to luxurious and fine dining lovers.

Riwaz- The Ritz Carlton

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Royal dining Affair at Riwaz-The Ritz Carlton
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Embrace the experience of luxury dining at Riwaz-The Ritz Carlton this Diwali. The place offers the perfect aura of the city’s history along with its culinary glees. The restaurant finds its origin in North West of India and thus serves their specialty of smoky, rich flavors, juicy grilled preparation of meats and an array of breads to choose from. One can also experience their open kitchen where dishes are prepared in traditional methods.

JW Kitchen –JW Mariott

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Famous for its authentic cuisines-JW Kitchen –JW Mariott
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Diwali can be celebrated with a twist with the concept driven food and beverages offered here. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves authentic cuisines from around the globe. The classic décor and novel gourmet experience here makes your dining experience a memorable one. Diwali is sure to get filled with exuberance here.

Grasshopper

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A Romantic Rendezvous at Grasshopper
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Grasshopper is an exceptional blend of savoury food, tranquil location and cordial service. The awesome and romantic surrounding and ambiance makes their delicious seven course meal an eventful experience of your life. This Diwali even the Goddess of wealth wouldn’t mind splurging for food here.

Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs – ITC Windsor

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Embrace culinary delight at Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs
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The array of aromatic dishes is a culinary delight here. The food is flavored with handpicked rich spices to convey a subtle blend of flavours and smooth textures of the slowly cooked food. The place has earned many accolades for it high end service and luxury dining experience it delivers.

So, dine like a king this Diwali.

To know more about these restaurants and to reserve – please click on link below
http://www.bytplus.com/bangalore/restaurants-to-have-a-royal-diwali

5 Recipes to Try Out This Navaratri

The onset of Autumn in India marks the beginning of the series of celebrations and festivals. The festive season rolls out with Navaratri. The occasion lasts for nine days filled with celebrations and fasting. You must be wondering how come festivals be fun without food. Well then here’s the catch- The fasting comprises of intake of certain food which is surprisingly irresistible and mouth-watering. The deity is worshipped for her significance as the universal power.

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Highlights From Navaratri Celebrations
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Here I have compiled a list of the 5 best recipes one can savour this Navaratri.

Sabudana Kheer

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Sabudana Kheer
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This is an Indian dessert that is usually cooked while fasting as per the traditions. The recipe is quite easy and can be cooked in less than 20 minutes or so. All you need is tapioca grain pearls, milk and dry fruits. The pudding is usually served hot flavoured with cardamom and saffron. The thicker and denser the ‘kheer’ is, the more delicious it tastes.

Singhare K Atte K Samose

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Samosa
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This all-time favourite tea time snack is worth gorging on. The ‘samosas’ are cooked out of water chestnut flour. As per your own tastes you can prepare the filling and deep fry these triangular dumplings.

Sheera

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Sheera
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It is a sure hit dessert among most Indians. The ‘bhog’ that is offered to the deity is incomplete without ‘sheera’. The basic ingredient is semolina, milk and ghee. The dish perfectly justifies our love for sugary preparations. Interestingly, this dessert is cooked is almost every part of the nation yet is known with different names. So, if you love indulging in sweet dishes, you must put on your cooking gloves to try this one out.

Banana Walnut Lassi

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Banana Walnut Lassi
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This filling drink boosts you up while fasting. The delicious preparation comprises of the goodness of walnut, milk, yogurt and banana. The bananas used are preferably sweet to avoid the addition of extra sugar to keep the drink carb-free. One can garnish it with raisins and cashews.

Aloo Tamatar ki Sabzi

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Aloo Ki Sabzi
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‘Aloo’ is an absolute favourite of all. Tomato is the most versatile ingredient that can find its place in most of the dishes. This particular preparation is cooked while fasting and thus includes no garlic or onions.  To make the dish tastier, you can shallow fry the baby potatoes before adding them to the rich thick gravy.