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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!

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.

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.

R The Lounge – Radisson Blu Plaza, Delhi

R The Lounge is one of Radisson blu Plaza’s best coffee shops, located on the NH-8, in Delhi-NCR.

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Coconut Marinated Chicken
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Well known for serving snacks and drinks, the R The Lounge is quite a perfect place for getting yourself treats with hot and cold beverages like teas and coffees. Radisson has made quite an innovative move with this cafe-lounge. Some unique dishes like Caviar and Sour Cream Bouchees, Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese and Toasted Bagel, Coconut Marinated Chicken, Mushroom, Cheese and Cashew nut Kurkuri, Caramelised onion and Camembert Crostini and Caviar are available here. Freshly baked Fruit Scones with Strawberry Jam, Dark and White Chocolate Brownie, Seasonal Fruit platter are also quite particular to this lounge. The sandwiches have become quite well-loved by certain connoisseurs. A whiff of a vin blanc or a sip into Tulsi tea or an Affogato or a Cappuccino Viennese and a spoonful of Caviar and Sour Cream Bouchees, can definitely make your visit pretty much worth it!

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Tulsi Green Tea
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The Roibosh Vanilla, Janmine Tea, Shanti Tea, Tulsi Tea stand supreme from the array of options. Like all Radisson F&B sections, alcohol is available as well. The Cappuccino Viennese, Affogato, Frappe Cappuccino and Kenyan Kilimanjaro are great options for the coffee buffs!

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Frappe Cappucino
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The R The Lounge is otherwise pretty similar to the rest of the lobby, only with many more sofa-sets, tables and lampshades arranged in positions! However, it is good to keep in mind that this is just a coffee shop, where formal and informal meetings can be easily held but it does not serve meals.

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Smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel
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The absolutely amazing food, soothing music, natural light, qualitative and quantitative food and the fact that Satin belongs to Radisson Blu Hotel, completes its identity and encourages vivacity! To enjoy your heart out and make your experience worth remembering, please visit BookyourTable.com and help us add to your comfort with our value added services, reservations, discount coupons and more!