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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.

6 Sweets for A Scrumptious Sankranti

It’s Sakranti in Bengal, Bihu in Assam, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Makar Sakranti in Maharashtra or Pongal for Tamil Nadu.

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Sankranti Celebration in India
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Sankranti, the harvest festival marks an adieu to the chilly winter and welcoming spring to every Indian home. The agricultural and climatic change is closely associated with a scrumptious menu that is mostly comprised of sweets and desserts.

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Types of Sankranti sweets
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The dominance of sweet meats is mainly because its during this time that Indian farmers bring home special harvests of sesame (til), jaggery (gudd), black gram (urad dal) and more. These are seasonal crops and are only available at this point of the year.

If that gives you the idea of preparing some special sweet delicacies this Sankranti, then here sharing the top choices you have.

Pathishapta

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Pathishaptha, with coconut filling
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Pathishapta is a sweet roll that emerged from the kitchens of Bengal. It usually has a coconut or sweet cottage cheese filling. Addition of nolen gur or khoya, available only during winter makes Pathishapta more irresistible. It can be consumed as a snack as well.

 Til Laddoos

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Til Laddoos
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Sesame (til) is available in India only during winter. Thus all Indian households tend to make most of use of it and they commonly make laddoos out of it. The small sweet round balls of til are crunchy and quick grabs at any point of the day. A popular Maharshtrian local saying “til gud ghya, aani godh godh bola” implies, these laddoos will bring in sweet words to your oratory.

Puli Pitha

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Puli Pitha in creamy sweet milk
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This one also roots from Bengal and are sweet dumplings dipped in sweet milk. The milk is usually creamy in texture and the dumplings have a filling of coconut or cottage cheese. The preparation is time consuming yet it’s indeed an awesome treat for the buds. The sweet tastes delicious if served cold.

Til Chikki

Prepared with sesame, this one is fast to eat and easy to prepare as well. The same dish is referred to by various names like Til Chakki, Sesame Brittle, Tilgul, Til Patti or Gajak. This can be made and kept in the fridge for long time use. This tastes sweet initially and ends with a bitter twist. Together, it creates a sweet sensation over your buds. The same can be made with peanuts also.

Gulachi Poli or Jaggery roti

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Gulachi Roti
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Indians use different kinds of fillings inside parathas or rotis all through the year to add variety on the dining table. Thus, at the end of winter as jaggery comes in their kitchen, they use it prepare filling for paranthas or rotis. The jaggery makes the Indian bread taste sweet and is usually consumed at the end of any meal. Some also consider the same as popular option for winter breakfast.

Nolen Gur’er Payesh

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Kheer, made with jaggery
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Payesh, is kheer that Indians prepare in almost all happy occasions and especially birthday. If you have your birthday during the winter, then you are the lucky one. During winter,jaggery is added to the kheer which makes it an irresistal dish. This kheer looks little brownish in color but  the aroma and texture is simply awesome.

Beautiful Jalandhar

Jalandhar is a really beautiful city that is filled with beautiful people, located in Punjab around 80 km away from Amritsar . Here you will find the most number of NRI’s and is known to be one of India’s more cleaner cities. Here are a few other things I discovered about beautiful Jalandhar.

Shivani Sharma Park at Model Town in Jalandhar Picture Courtesy- www.tribuneindia.com

Shivani Sharma Park at Model Town in Jalandhar
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  • The most favorable time to enjoy the city is from January to March. From March to June it is very Hot with temperatures going up to 40ºC and during July to September there is plenty of rain and it remains humid. November to March it gets very chilly with temperatures dropping to 16ºC in the day and 6ºC at night.
  • Jalandhar was the capital of Punjab from India’s independence (1947) until Chandigarh was built in 1953.
  • Hiuen Tsang visited the area in the seventh century when Jalandhar was the capital of the Rajput kingdom of Trigarta.
  • As it is located on the intensively irrigated plain between the Beas and Sutlej rivers the land is very rich and fertile which is what supported their population for so many centuries.
  • They are major producers and exporters of Sporting good as well as leather goods.
  • According to Hindu mythology, Jalandhara used to be the kingdom of a devil in Satyuga. The city was called Prasthala during the time of the Mahabharata and was named as Jullundur in British times.
  • The ancient Imam Nasir Masjid, which is said to be about 800 years old is a popular tourist destination. The Jama Masjid is close by and that is said to be around 400 years old.
  • When visiting in 2015 do try to catch their most celebrated festival- Baisakhi. This year it falls on April 14th.
  • Desh-Bhagat Memorial Hall is another must visit destination in Janlandhar.
  • The annual fair of Harballabh Sangeet Mela held near the Devi Talab is based on the musical heritage of the city and is held in the memory of Swami Harballabh. Swami Harballabh was a popular figure in Punjab and was regarded as a great patron of music, and a musical gathering is organised every year to mark his birth anniversary.

As you can see there are plenty of reasons to visit Jalandhar and while there, I know you will not only fall in love with the city but with the food as well. DO log on to www.bookyourtable.com or call 07676776767 to find out the best dine out options around you.

Must Try Restaurants in Jalandhar

If you wish to explore more cuisine varieties in Jalandhar well then I have a few options for you, not only will you love it, you will be left with a memory you won’t soon forget. Here are some of my picks for must try restaurants in Jalandhar-

Tiffany’s at the Radisson is a place any local will happily recommend to you, not only are they opened 24/7 they have a lovely selection of Local as well as International cuisines to choose from. They have a great view of the pool from the restaurant and a great open kitchen that lets you take a peek into what goes in your food. The restaurant is kept spotless and has a lovely old world charm to it with round wooden tables and chairs with comfy cushions. It is casual dining at it’s best, their wine list and bar menu is not too shabby either, making this place a good choice.

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Tiffanys
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Oriental Kitchen at Country Inn and suites by Carlson is a charming Oriental restaurant. It is done up well with the colours of the Orient -Black, red and green. Although there is no stunning view the various paintings and art on the wall that will keep you captivated. It is very hard to find Sushi in Jalandhar and thats why I thank god for Oriental Kitchen. They are also well known for their delicious stir fries and wok /grilled seafood dishes. Nothing beats this place when it comes to a romantic dinner because they set up a beautiful table with candles for you!

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Oriental Kitchen- Country Inn
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If you are at the Hotel Residency then a great option is Yellow Chilli. This is multi-cuisine restaurant by Master Chef – Sanjeev Kapoor. So each recipe is one that he has picked and chosen for its excellent taste. The ambiance is also one that you will like with warm colours and comfortable, well spaced out seating. It is a big hit with families and is good for occasions as well.

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The Yellow Chilli
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For more amazing dining options do visit www.bookyourtable.com or just give us a call on  07676776767. We will be happy to help you with finding the perfect restaurant for the best meal in your city or even in your locality.