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In this podcast we delve deeper into the roots of chivda, as we speak to people who've been selling the traditional version for decades as well as to those who are mixing it with innovative ingredients (for instance: chocolate!) to give the homemade snack a more modern twist.
High-calorie foods that may not be ideal when healthy may be exactly what the doctor ordered when one is undergoing cancer therapy. In this scenario snacking can provide those extra calories required to rebuild the body, prevent weight loss and increase energy levels. Indian cuisine can come to your rescue as it incorporates tasty snacking options that can be used to supplement the main meals of the day.
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Main among the problems that come with living in a college hostel is the lack of a constant supply of food. The canteen food is nothing to write home about and eating out is not an option on a student...
While I am largely inflexible when it comes to my main meals (I only eat desi food), I am quite happy to experiment with snacks and treats in between. Much to my delight much is happening in the world of food here in India. Every day I discover a new and innovative brand to add to my fridge or pantry. Here's a list of some of my recent favourites.