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Buddhist Cuisine: Features and Facts

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An authentic Buddhist spread
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Standing very parallel to Hindu beliefs and customs, Buddhism is an absolutely independent religion that has its own set of rituals and regulations followed by 300 million people of this world. While standing out from the rest, the Buddhists even sketched their style of diet, popularly known as Buddhist cuisine.

BYT lists 8 highlights of the Buddhist cuisine that you may try with a fellow Buddhist and have idea about a completely new kind of culinary spread:

Meat – Yes or No?

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Consumption of meat in Buddhism
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Buddhists are predominantly meat lovers except the priests, monks, nuns or those abiding the Bodhisattva path. So, when in Buddhism, it depends on your wish whether you will be a meat eater or not. However, Buddha himself is believed to have died for over consumption of tainted pork.

Vegetarian Buddhists use gluten, tofu, agar and other plant products instead of meat in their meals.

Redefining the Food Habits

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A Buddhist meal
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Buddhists do not prefer much of poultry products. Those who are strictly vegetarians prefer lentils, beans, soups, salads, and vegetable dishes in menu. In case of meat, a broth or stew based preparation is preferred. A sect of Buddhists is known for abstaining from meat and yet keeping fish as a major constituent of their meals.

Limitation in Snacks

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Fruit bowl, the preferable snack
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Buddhists are not very fond of snacks. Between meals, they drink a lot of tea or opt for fresh bowls of fruits as snacks. This is mainly to aim for a healthy living and abstaining from junk food.

Dessert is Special

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Dessert among Buddhists
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For Buddhists, dessert is indeed a special affair that can be consumed only during happy occasions and feasts. Rice pudding and oatsbar are common Buddhist desserts that are seen on table only during festivals. This is mainly to balance the carbohydrate consumption of the body.

Post Meditation Dining

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Meditation is important
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Buddhists emphasize on meditation to a great extent. This is mainly to keep the body and lifestyle at calm and composed state. Thus they prefer taking each meal after a short span of meditation so that the calm body helps for faster metabolism and digestion.

Breakfast Menu

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Porridge, the healthy breakfast
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In case of breakfast, the Buddhists do not have much variety and prefer hot bowls of porridge usually topped with cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, raisins, muesli. Though this may sound a subtle start for a day, but it’s definitely healthy!

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The city of Pune
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Credits are to the rising number of pubs, bars and lounges that have made the night life of Pune an exciting one over the years. If you are also nocturnal by nature and new to the city of Pune, you may wonder where to start the midnight venture from?

BYT lists for you the best of restaurants, home deliveries and clubs that will make your nights joyful in the city of Pune.

NIGHT CLUBS

Scream Bar

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Inside Scream Bar
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As the name says, neither music nor your pitch needs any limit in this night club of Pune. Inside hotel Le-Meridian, this one offers a wide range of food and drinks as perks to your party. Also, their vast dance floor and loud music composes an ambiance that becomes happening with passing time. Walk in party people for the best of experience.

Hard Rock Café

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HRC, Pune
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After Mumbai and Bengaluru, now even the city of Pune homes the third Hard Rock Café outlet of the country. Alike any other branch, this one too has a wide array of drinks and serves scrumptious menu. Added to this, the live performances and electrifying music makes this place a must visit for the party freaks of Pune.

Zk’s

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Zk’s Logo
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DJ parties are the attraction in night clubs and this one hosts the best in town bringing the best of DJs of Bollywood. Added to it you get the best of branded drinks and huge range of lip smacking starters, altogether weaving an experience you will surely fall for. Its location near a popular college makes it a hub for young enthusiasts.

LATE NIGHT DELIVERIES

Our party mood is definitely not an everyday schedule and we may prefer staying at home, watching our favorite film or tuning the recent music album. How about a drink or food with it? Your pantry may not have it in stock but these late night home delivery services of Pune gets you the best of goodies at the wee of time.

Nite Foodie

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Nite Foodie
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The menu is mostly Indian and Chinese that they will get to you at any time of the night. The quality is like any other road side eatery and is sure to impress you with you with their prompt delivery services. They also rent out games like UNO if you think that can add some more fun to your night life.

Justorder India

The menu limits to six food combos starting from munchies to full course meal. Burger to biriyani, you have a lot to pick from. Order the kind of food you want and they will get it fresh and wrapped to your door step. This one only accepts cash on delivery; hence, just check your wallet once before you order.

Food At Night

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Serving till 4a.m.
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This delivery service of Pune extends till 4am in the morning and has only three combos in service. All three are worth a drool and are served with cold drinks. So, just browse through their site or call them to place your order tonight or soon.

LATE NIGHT EATERIES

Why being at home all night? You can walk out and there are mid night eateries across Pune where you can walk or drive in for a good food experience at the middle of the night.

Mad Momos

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A momo joint
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How about some warm and tasty dumpling amidst the night? This momo outlet remains open till 4am in the morning to serve your buds a finger licking experience. Their momo includes simple steamed ones to momo burgers, momo pizzas, Indianised momo and more. Each plate is indeed wholesome in quantity, so think before you order.

Rangla Punjab

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A snapshot of rangla Punjab
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Located a little outskirts the city centre, this one is an open air highway dhaba where you get awesome Punjabi food till 2am in the night. A heavy meal or a glass of lassi the team waits to serve you the best of experience once here. The place remains quite jam packed and hence, you might have to wait till your turn.

6 Food Habits for Better Yoga

Any kind of physical activity cannot alone compose a healthy living. An added wholesome diet is equally important to build a perfect body. Hence, if you are in plan or in progress to add yoga in your schedule, then that too needs a good diet plan to be clubbed with. Hours of yoga practice with lots of junk food served at every eating can never contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

aIt’s not about adding and subtracting a few food items in order to pursue the ideal yogic diet. You need to restructure your entire food habits and practices in order to benefit from yoga.

The BYT team summarizes some food practices along with your yoga schedule that is sure to enrich your body and soul.

Preferably Vegetarian

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Go veggy
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You may worry that abstaining meat and fish from diet, will make you protein deficient. Well there are substitutes also. You should definitely try to reject non veg in menu when opting for yoga, as the same roots to high levels or uric acid and cholesterol.  Instead adding some more portions of nuts, legumes and green vegetables can ensure greater nourishment for the body.

Add Dairy Products in Diet

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Make it a must
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Dairy product is not milk alone. Curd, cheese, butter, paneer and many are in the list of dairy products. Once you accept yoga as part of your life, do add more of dairy products in your diet as it’s the best source of calcium and Vitamin D. Probiotics in dairy products builds immunity power of the body and reduces chance of blood pressure and cardio vascular activities.

Learn When to Drink Water

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Drinks lots of water
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Drinking water is important and most of us tend to follow the detoxification factor in head. But wrong timing of drinking water can yield bad results as well. Like drinking water continuously while eating fills the tummy easily, and lessens scope for you to eat. Hence, plan your water drinking ahead or away from the dining hours for better results. Also make sure that you drink pure and clean water only, as its home to minerals in your body.

Strict Prohibition of Addiction

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No more a part of your life
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You got to give away your smoking or drinking habit when opting for yoga. Even, tobacco and caffeine cannot be part of your life. As yoga experts explain, these obstruct concentration and focus required during yoga practice.  Instead, some healthy habit like knack for fruit juice or fresh veggies is considered better than these.

Fasting, Now a Part of Your Diet

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Fasting is good
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Yogis recommend a day of fast in the week in order to purify the body. Continuous exposure to food and drinks makes it excessive for the body to take. You can pick a particular day of fast in the week or distribute it on a regular basis across a month or year. Fasting does not mean absolute prohibition from any kind of consumption. Water, juices and any kind of fluid can be part of your fast diet.

Digestion Is Important

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Vajrasana
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Eating and drinking is the physical function. Digestion of the same is indeed important for a healthy living. To digest your food better, do keep Vajrasana in routine after your every meal. The same also helps to control blood pressure of your lower abdomen.

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.

6 Foods To Start the Chinese New Year

If scrumptious sweets unveil a New Year in India, China too has a rich culture that boasts eating some particular food during New Year. These foods that the Chinese try to keep in the menu during the beginning of the year are believed to bestow luck and prosperity. If wine is in case of the West, for China its good food that denotes the beginning of a new year.

This year, the Chinese New year dates on 8th February. Head to any luxury Chinese eatery like Yauatcha or Ginseng around you and the charm and color of their celebration to welcome the New Year will surely touch you.

When participating in the Chinese New Year, here are the food items that will make it an improved beginning.

Tangerines & Oranges

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Oranges
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The Chinese terms for orange and gold are rhythmic. Thus, during New Year celebrations consumption of oranges is considered a symbol of prospective year ahead. Many also eat tangerine during this time as it’s the Chinese work for good luck. So start the Chinese New Year with these fruits for an eventful year ahead.

Tray of Togetherness

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Tray of togetherness, a gift in Chinese custom
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Relatives and friends exchange this tray full of candies, dry fruits, sweetmeats and tucks during Chinese New Year. This is a way of showing love for the dear ones and sharing the goodies of the tray adds warmth to relationships. Usually Chinese trays have eight compartments i.e., eight kinds of tucks are added mainly because eight symbolizes good luck in Chinese custom.

Long Noodles

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Long noodles in display
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No Chinese meal is complete without a portion of delicious noodles. During New Year, long noodles are served in the meal as it signifies long life for the person. Recipes of preparing these noodles differ from one another.

Nian Gao

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Nian Gao in making
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The Chinese term ‘Nian Gao’ literally means higher year. It’s a New Year sweet dessert that marks the promise of a good year. This is offered in religious ceremonies and is now an important item in the Chinese Spring Festival food.

Jai

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Jai, the Chinese veg preparation
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Jai is a vegetarian main course that Chinese usually include in their New Year feast. The belief according to Buddhist culture is, Jai cleanses your body for a new start. The ingredients used to prepare Jai have individual significances like sea moss for prosperity, lotus seeds for birth of sons in the dynasty, noodles for longevity and so on.

Whole Fish

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Whole fish in serve
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On the occasion of New Year, Chinese also keep a whole fish as part of their meal. The fish is served with the head and tail in one piece and this marks abundance in life. The Chinese word for fish sounds like abundance in their language.

6 Italian Foods for This Venice Carnival

Popular as the most delicious festival, Venice Carnival dates back to 1162, to celebrate the victory of Serenissima Repubblica against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico di Treven.

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A snapshot of Venice Carnival
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People from across the globe gather at the San Marco Square, the principal public square of Venice.  Though the festival was outlawed during late eighteenth century, but is now celebrated with huge pomp and show.

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San Marco Square, Venice
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The attraction of this annual fair is use of colorful masks, which allows people to disappear from their original appearance and participate in the carnival.

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Masks in display, Venice
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Masks not only signify an artistic creation but have held a special significance throughout Venetian culture. Scholars consider masks as a unique Venetian craftsmanship and mask makers till now hold a top notch position in European hierarchy.

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A Venetian couple
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Like many other festivals, the Venice Carnival definitely leaves a big scope for foodies. Each day ends with gala dinners held by different family, community or restaurants. Food is believed to give a universal appeal to any celebration.

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Dinner during Venice Carnival
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Italian cuisine offers many relishing palates. So that your list does not limit to pizzas or pastas alone and you land in a memorable culinary voyage here are the dishes you should surely try. If not in Venice, now every nook and crevice of the country has lavish Italian restaurants. Check in to try these irresistible Italian dishes.

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An Italian Spread
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Bruschetta 

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Types of Bruschetta
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Always begin your Italian food exploration with this one. It’s an appetizer prepared with basil, tomato, garlic and onion. It’s usually served with a topping of thick mozzarella cheese. If meat and pork is added then the bruschetta becomes non-veg in kind. Usually it’s consumed right after grill and is hot. Sip some cold wine to make it enchanting.

Lasagna

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Lasagna
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Counted as the oldest form of pasta, lasagna is wide and flat usually comprising layers of cheese, meat and several other kinds of feeling. Sauces, cheese, pork, mozzarella, parmesan, chicken, meat, prawn are added with veggies making lasagna a wholesome portion of any Italian spread. Lasagna can be vegetarian as well. Though lasagna forms a main course, but if ingredients like chocolate and peanut butter are used to fill it, then it becomes a dessert.

Bolognese

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Sphagetti with bolognese
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Originating from Bologna, the largest Italian city, this is a meat based sauce usually added in pasta, penne, spaghetti or rigatoni for a classic aroma. When using Bolognese sauce, the method is slow cooking that adds aroma and flavor to the dish. Experiments of Italian and American chefs have now developed kinds of Bolognese sauce which makes it difficult to get the traditional ones. Tomato also dominates this red sauce.

 Tortellini en Brodo

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Tortellini en Brodo, the Italian Soup
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It’s an Italian soup that is called a staple dish in Italian spreads. Families especially northern Italy prepares this during vacations in order to add warmth to their togetherness. Pasta, spaghetti and parmesan cheese is added to the soup to make it more scrumptious.

Bigoli

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A plate of bigoli
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Bigoli is a long form of pasta that can also be categorized as noodles. Bigoli dominates kitchens of Veneto region, modern Italy. Traditionally, duck eggs or duck sauce were the main ingredients to prepare bigoli. Now even meat or fish is used prepare a delectable dish of bigoli. Bigoli has varieties like dry, dark or white depending on the kind of wheat used during production. It’s worth a try amidst an authentic Italian spread.

Gelato

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Gelato, the Italian dessert
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Gelato might now be considered as an universal dessert but roots in Italy. Hence during the Venice carnival or any authentic Italian spread, you get to taste the best of it. It has several flavors to pick from. Combine many such flavors to make gelato an interesting dessert to try.

 

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7 Late Night Food Spots in Kolkata

The people of Kolkata have good food to tuck in at any point of the day. If ‘luchi’ makes a kind size breakfast, their ‘maacher jhol’ is a luscious lunch followed by ‘jhalmuri’ in snacks and may be some wholesome ‘biriyani’ for dinner. Rasogolla, payesh or sandesh are always there to offer a sweet tooth.

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The foodies of Kolkata
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Yet the foodies of Kolkata wanted more to this. Hunger pangs hit them in the middle of the night and thus, the city now hosts some eateries that are open late night to serve you food.

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Night life in Kolkata
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During your city hopping across Kolkata, do check-in these restaurants to tuck in some excellent dishes.

Someplace Else

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Inside Someplace Else
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One of the pioneer in the pub culture of Kolkata, Someplace Else has is a renowned choice among the nocturnal citizens of Kolkata. Other than unusual drinks and food, the live performances of top notch musicians drive crowds to the place. The British architecture and the European cuisine is sure to add memory to your gastronomic ventures in the city.

Alfresco – The Lalit Great Eastern

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Seating arrangement in Alfresco
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One of the best choices you can make when it comes to 24X7 restaurants in Kolkata. Availability of both Indian and international cuisine adds reason for you to be here. A sandwich, a plate of noodles or a chilled ice cream – they serve you every mood at any point of the day. Also, they have a wide range of drinks which adds zing the place.

Codfather

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Dishes at Codfather
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Kolkata and its affair with fish is an age old love story. Contributing to the duo, this new restaurant serves seafood in Italian and Continental style. If that’s a new dish for you, then the place has more.

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Entrance of Codfather
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Soup, burger, chicken, prawns – altogether awaits a versatile food fair you can’t afford to miss.

Nocturne

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Party at Nocturne
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As the name gives, this place is open till late night to stimulate your buds with scrumptious delicacies. To stir your senses, their chilled drinks are an added attraction. For an electrifying experience you can be at their dance floor or check-in the cosy café for a cosmic conversation. The place has ample in option for you. You got to make the right choice for an unforgettable venture.

Tantra

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Tantra, the biggest bar in Kolkata
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Better known as Kolkata’s largest bar, this pulsates with an irresistible magic created with food, booze, music and fun. Host a private party and groove with your favorite bunch of people. Or you can check-in late at night to rejuvenate your mind and soul, after a tiring day at work.

Azad Hind Dhaba

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Entrance of Azad Hind Dhaba
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Don’t let your insomnia waste at home. Drive to any of the nearest branch of this popular dhaba, and you are sure to be served great Punjabi food. From tadkas to tikkas, they are all set to serve you from noon to 2AM at night. The dhaba has been counted among top ten in the country many a times.

Don Giovanni’s
To pamper your food cravings, this 24X7 eatery is always an option. From Chinese to Indian, the menu is wide varied which leaves you with many choices to decide from. Their efficient delivery crew drops in your order at the earliest for you end with a happy experience.

7 Restaurants You Can’t Miss in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa has a rich history dating almost 2000 years back. Named after Lord Tribhuvanewar, the city started its journey as a cluster of villages and is now under Modi government’s Smart City Mission Programme.

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The city of Bhubaneshwar
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The journey has been possible due to the emerging number of engineering colleges, management institutes and other vocational institutions.

Designed by German architect Otto Königsberger in 1946 it’s now a metropolitan area that homes to scores of metal and IT industries.

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Aerial view of Bhubaneshwar
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Due to cluster of industries, academic institutions the city of Bhubaneshwar is witnessing a rise in population. Monuments and architectures still attract lots of tourists to this city.

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Parsurameswar Temple, Bhubaneshwar
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As human counts are in a rise, the number of eateries and restaurants are increasing at the same time. Their attempt is to cater some new kind of food and reach the maximum consumers possible.

Thus, once in Bhubaneshwar you may be confused where to start your culinary expedition from. Here are restaurants you cannot miss once you reach Bhubaneswar.

Barabati Restaurant

Barabati Restaurant, Bhuwaneshwar P.C.: http://goo.gl/rlF3FF

Barabati Restaurant, Bhubaneshwar
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This simple and small eatery that has earned its fame for Punjabi cuisine. Their chicken dishes with Indian breads are among the best you get in Bhubaneshwar. The restaurant also has Chinese delicacies in the menu. Opt for Punjabi or Chinese food, at the end you are sure to leave the place with a happy heart.

Tangerine 9

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Interiors of Tangerine 9
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The restaurant serves two contrasting cuisines- Punjabi & Chinese. Yet their hall of fame is Punjabi. Their meat dishes with Indian bread or rice will keep you finger licking for quite some time. Portions are also big here and hence, check the menu thorough and place your order.

Shanghai Express

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Shanghai Express, Bhuwanwshwar
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The restaurant is located in New Marrion Hotel, Janpath and as the name clearly depicts, it’s a Chinese eatery. However, they do not limit to traditional Chinese dishes and have added an Indian touch to each of the dish making it Indo-Chinese in nature. The fusion tastes awesome and it’s evident from the long queue of food lovers the restaurant gets every day.

Soul of China

When the name has ‘China’, the food has to be Chinese. They restrict to authentic Chinese recipes and the menu also has certain platters from various ends of Southeast Asia. It’s not easy to decide from their long menu. Hence, take an aid from the crew and staff, to get the best of dishes on your table.

The Zaika

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The Zaika
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Among the too many Chinese options you have in Bhubaneshwar, The Zaika is a popular name. Its location in the busy Lewis Road, often worries foodies about the hygiene and food quality. But they indeed stand out in maintaining a calm and sober ambiance to serve the best of Chinese food. Their seafood grills are also worth an attempt.

Berry’s

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Romance at Berry’s
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Alike any other Indian city, Bhubaneshwar is also flooded with loads of love birds. Eating in a crowded restaurant of course hampers their privacy. For these young souls, the city has options for romantic restaurants. In the genre, Bery’s is quite an old pick from now. The food range is indeed long here, and the popular list includes sizzlers and mocktails. If you are in the city with your loved one, then this is the ideal place to be.

Silver Streak

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A chicken preparation at the Silver Streak
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The same restaurant has three outlets across Bhubaneshwar. In all three, the available food choice is Chinese. However, their scrumptious dishes have contributed to many long lasting love stories. Wherever in Bhubaneshwar, you got to find any one of its branches close to you.

 

8 Dishes To Try This Pongal

Pongal, the Thanksgiving festival of Tamil Nadu, is a harvest festival that happens around January-February when South Indians celebrate good harvest of rice, cereal, sugarcane and turmeric.

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Rituals during Pongal
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The festival marks a season of get together, series of family weddings, resolution to knotty family problems and none can be missed, without some delicious food to tuck in. In the due course of 4-day festival, there is a lot of home cooking keeping everyone finger licking at the end of every meal.

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Pongal, a celebration
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The mouth watering foods to enhance the celebration spree include starters to desserts that you can make at home or walk in to any South Indian restaurant to try.

Pongal

The main dish in this celebration is a dish also referred to as Pongal. When prepared with sugar or jaggery and its sweet in taste, then it is called Sakkarai Pongal.

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Sakkarai Pongal
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This is a dessert that is offered in South Indian temples. When served absolutely white with lots of butter thick in texture, then it is called Ven Pongal. The spicy variant of pongal prepared with moong daal and pepper, is Melagu Pongal. Other popular varieties of Pongal like Rawa Pongal, Puli Pongal or Khara Pongal are also made during the festival.

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Ven Pongal
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Bobattlu

puranpoli

Bobbatlu
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Along with rice, you also have choice of bread during Pongal. This one is a sweet Indian bread that has jaggery as the main ingredient. The dish is called Puran Poli in Tamil or Bhakshalu in Telugu. In filling, lentil stuff makes this a heavy dish in the Pongal menu.

Mukkala Pulusu

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Ingredients of Mukkala Pulusu
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This is a vegetable stew served as side dish to the rice or pongal. It’s healthy due to the use of different vegetables like red pumpkin, brinjal, drumsticks, raw plantains, sweet potato, colocasia, beans and yam.

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A bowl of Mukkala Pulusu
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The yellow curry adds flavor the rice you are served.

Gutty Vankaya

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Guttu Vankaya with rice
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Another curry commonly served with a Pongal meal is Gutty Vankaya meaning stuffed brinjal curry. Use of lime, chilly and jaggery to fill a brinjal makes this have equal blends of sweet, sour and chilly. The curry is heavy and taste awesome along with rice.

Nuvvula Apallu

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A plate of Nuvulla Apallu
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This is a sweet rawa patty that is prepared in many other South Indian festivals. With a hard crust of sesame seeds on top, as you bite you will be blown with a crust of butter, sugar, jaggery and more. This fried patty can be served along the main course food or as starter or quick grab option.

Peregu Garellu

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The South Indian Dahi vada
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The South Indian style of Dahi Vada that is absolutely different from the sweet ones of North India. Served with ginger and chillies, this snack is also called Avaada. This one is not necessarily with meals and is a top choice for evening snacks. During pongal, top South Indian confectionaries add this item to their dessert option.

Parannam

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Paramannam, as prasadam
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This rice pudding is directly offered to the god hoping for good blessings in exchange for it. This dessert can be made in any day during the festival and can be served both, hot or cold. Some love parannam and the recipe of this dish differ from family to family. Use of dry fruits and jaggery makes this more delectable.

Kajjikayalu

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A bowl of Kajjikayalu
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This a sweet meat that you can try after your meal or as a popular South Indian dessert. Use of dry coconut makes this sweet in taste. Other ingredients used to make these small fried rolls are sugar, semolina and cardamom powder. The crescent shaped dessert is crunchy in texture and consistent in taste.

5 Must-Try Restaurants of Mangalore

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A glimpse of Mangalore
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Mangalore, the chief port city of India is more of a tourist spot now, with cluster of visitors landing up mostly in weekends. Known for its industrial establishments, Mangalore is home to some of the popular beaches of the country including Someshwara beach, Ullal beach and many more.

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A snapshot of Someshwara beach
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Thus, when you are in Mangalore- how long or short you plan a trip, you will always be engaged in some tour activities. Bathing under the scorching sun or sightseeing along the port city makes Mangalore a wonderful experience at any time of the year.

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The magnificent Mangalore
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When the place promises such good visionary treats, where exactly it stands in terms of food? Of course, the affinity to the sea makes Mangalorean cuisine have a dominance of coconuts and fishes. Other common Konkani ingredients that you will get in the Mangalorean palates are rice, dried red chillies, garlic, ginger, curry leaves and tamarind.

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Most used Konkani ingredients
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Do not worry, if these don’t tempt you. The city also has abundant eateries serving Chinese, American, and other popular cuisines.

So, where do you head for a delicious delightful meal in Mangalore?

Janatha Deluxe

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Inside Hotel janatha Deluxe
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Vegetarians often tend to remain unhappy with the food menu of most Mangalorean eateries. Simply because, of them have a meat or fish based menu. Do not worry! There are ample veg restaurants as well. This one has an appealing vegetarian food fare with both North Indian & South Indian varieties. Land up for lunch, dinner or snacks and you are sure to be served some flavorsome food.

Liquid Lounge

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Party at the Liquid Lounge
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Once you step into the holiday shoes, some drinking spree is very usual. Than driving around in search of some good drinks around Mangalore, just end up in this alcohol joint. They have lots on drinks along with luscious food.

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The array of drinks
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Added to these, the cheerful mood, the swooshing sound of the waves and your near ones will surely make it an unforgettable affair. If not into alcohols, they also have an array of mocktails, cocktails, juices and more.

Gajalee Seafood Restaurant

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Entrance of Gajalee
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Along with the sea, Mangalore also has some hills and plateaus around. If you feel like dining on these hill tops, then Gajalee is the place to be. The name is very synonymous to Mumbai, as its one of the best sea food joint. Located at the heart of Kadri hills, this beautiful place is decked with white walls, French windows, terracotta furniture adding a feel good factor every moment.

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A plate of Crab Tandoori Masala
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Crab Tandoori Masala and Prawn Ghee Roast are food recommendations from this place.

Giri Manja’s

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Giri Manja’s
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The restaurant is not easy to locate. But don’t give up. Do use your road track apps and reach this colorful eatery. It has two long tables and bench and thus, you got to share the space with others. Though that alarms your privacy, but the communal eating is an experience worth a shot. You don’t get a menu card and the waiter will recite it to you in their own style. Order the best of veg and non veg platters with no hesitation. After all each of the dish will make you fall in love with the place.

Lighthouse Chaat

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A plate of Charmuri
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If after all the heavy huge meals, you are in mood for some quick grabs and tucks to gulp in. Then do check-in this chaat corner of Mangalore. From college students to family men and tourists, crowds jostle to get some of their yummy plates. Ice-cold sugarcane juice & charmuri seems to be the best combo here.

5 Best Vegetarian Dhabas in Amritsar

Mumbai might be the Bollywood city, Delhi is called the nation’s capital, Kolkata is known as the City of Joy, what is the other name of Amritsar?

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A panoramic view of Amritsar
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Well, if you are linking it to the Golden Temple, then wrong thoughts. Amritsar, is also the culinary capital of India.

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Golden Temple, Amritsar
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In fact, tourists who visit the city invariably devote in two rituals – visit the Golden temple and hog the best of food to their utmost capacities.

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A typical veg Punjabi thali
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However, in this trend vegetarians often fall short in exploration as they spend a lot of time to fetch veg food hubs of Amritsar. So that veggy tourists can spend more time finger licking food than searching for restaurants, BYT lists top eight vegetarian dhabas in Amritsar.

They are not only popular for the food, but also as places to be when you are in a travel mode in the city of Amritsar.

New Kundan Dhaba

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Entrance of New Kundan Dhaba
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Serving the people Amritsar for years now, this dhaba underwent a renovation recently. That not only gave a new look to the place but also added glamour to the food plates served. Their menu is crisp and short, which makes it easy to decide. You also have options for half plate food, which leaves scope for lost of food to try.

Famous Kulcha Corner

 

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Hot kulchas with butter
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It’s not alone the Golden temple. When you are in Amritsar, you have too many temples to visit. In the list, an important one is Mata Temple at Rani Ka Bagh. If that’s your destination today, then do hit by this near-by dhaba. A pure vegetarian food hub here you get too much of paranthas and puris to try. Desserts are also worth a try in this dhaba.

Krishna Madhur Mishthan Bhandar Vaishno Dhaba

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The entrance of the dhaba
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The place has ample amount of food and equal amount of dessert. So when you start eating, do leave space so that you can tuck their delicious desserts at the end. Combining food and desserts, their list is too long. Thus, keep ample time in hand when you visit the place. The place is meant for wholesome meals over snacks or tucks.

All India Famous Amritsari Kulcha

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The making of Kulcha
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Your trip to Amritsar will be really incomplete without a visit to this dhaba. While the food on plate is going to touch your bud, the making of it wills surely grab your attention. Skilled craftsmen are continuously preparing kulchas and the sight of which will keep you drooling. Once here, you don’t need a menu. Select your stuffing for the kulcha while the chana, chutney and onions are fixed for all plates.

Brother’s Dhaba

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A look of Brother’s Dhaba
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Calling this dhaba will be wrong. The menu and the ambiance have much more than a mere dhaba. They even have south Indian and Chinese platters all set to sevre you. Order anything, the taste and texture of the food will surely make this one of your favorite place in Amritsar. The dhaba usually remains crowded and thus keep little time in hand, when you head here.

Bharawan Da Dhaba

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Menu card at Bharwan Da Dhaba
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This one is always crowded. If you are ready to fight for good food among many people, then only be here. It’s not a place with sober or calm ambiance. Yet, keeping the scrumptious menu in mind, it’s worth to jostle in the crowd for your plate of dal makhni, lachcha paratha or anything else. They have a typical Punjabi dhaba menu where the parathas are claimed to be the best in the city.

 

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.

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

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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.

 

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.

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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 

Biryani P.C.:https://goo.gl/ALDSU1

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

Italian pleasure P.C.:https://goo.gl/OAjS9A

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. 

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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

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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

Experience dining in dark P.C.:http://goo.gl/udO4sZ

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

Famous for its authentic cuisines-JW Kitchen –JW Mariott P.C.:http://goo.gl/z1tmgk

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.

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