Want To Experiment With Pani Puri? Here’s A Recipe That Has A Pineapple Twist

There’s barely anything that can compete with the fanfare around Indian street food. Among these street food items, pani puri always stays on top of the popularity charts. The crunchy ball of puris filled with a sour-spicy filling is a mouth-watering delight for many. Call it pani puri, golgappa, phuchka or gupchup, the different names tie together a single craving for fun street food. But did you ever think of experimenting with this much-loved food? Chef Saransh Goila has come up with his own pani puri recipe. And it has got a fruity twist that you won’t regret. Saransh is showing us a way to give a pineapple punch to the regular pani puri dip. The regular ‘pani’ is made with mint, chilli powder and spices mixed in water. But the pineapple pani puri uses the fruit’s juice as its base. The ingredients are quite unique but nonetheless yummy. (Also Read:Chef Saransh Goila Tells Us The Secret To Chopping Onions Without Crying)Here are the ingredients that you need to make pineapple pani puri: 1 pineapple 20 curry leaves (dry roasted) 1 tsp cumin (dry roasted) 1 star anise (dry roasted) 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp ginger (chopped) 2 green chillies (chopped) 1 glass water 1 tsp black salt 1 tsp black pepper (crushed) 1/2 tsp chaat masala 1/2 tsp salt Ice cubes Boondi PuriHow to make pineapple pani puri? The crispy puris for this recipe will be the same as the regular ones. But the pani will receive a major makeover. Take a big pineapple and chop it into cubes. Add these pieces to a blender. Add the dry roasted curry leaves, cumin and star anise in the blender. On top of this, add sugar, ginger and chillies. Blend them once. Then, add a glass of water and blend the mixture. After blending, strain the mixture. Pour the juice into a large mixing bowl. We aren’t done yet. (Also Read:Hold On! Have You Heard Of A ‘No Bun Burger’? Try This Recipe By Celebrity Chef Saransh Goila) Make this pani spicier by adding black salt, crushed black pepper, chaat masala and salt to taste. Add a cool twist to this recipe by dropping ice cubes into the mixing bowl. Add boondi and mix them well. Dip your puris and relish this sweet-sour-spicy pani puri. Here is the recipe video: So, would you like to go for this recipe where the age-old pani puri gets a twist? Let us know.

Diwali 2021: When Is Deepavali? Date, Time And 5 Classic Recipes For Diwali Dinner

The festive season is upon us and we have been celebrating a string of festivals back-to-back. After marking Navratri, Dussehra and Karwa Chauth, it is time to celebrate the festival of light – Diwali (or Deepavali). One of the most important festivals among Hindus, it is widely celebrated in every part of the country. This festival is widely associated with Goddess Lakshmi and several people perform Lakshmi puja on this day for wealth and prosperity. In some regions of the country, Diwali is marked as the day when Lord Ram, along with wife Sita and brother Lakshman, returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Diwali also coincides with Kali Pujo, celebrated across Bengal. Deepavali basically symbolizes the victory of “good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance”. And people celebrate this day with much fun and fervor. Every year, Diwali falls in the month of Kartika, as per the Hindu lunisolar calendar (which is between mid-October and mid-November).Deepavali 2021: Date And Time: This year, Diwali will be celebrated on 4th November, 2021. However, the celebration will be extended for 6-long days and will culminate with Bhai Dooj on 6th November, 2021.Deepavali Day 1: November 1, 2021- Govatsa DwadashiDeepavali Day 2: November 2, 2021- DhanterasDeepavali Day 3: November 3, 2021- Choti Diwali, Kali PujaDeepavali Day 4: November 4, 2021- DiwaliDeepavali Day 5: November 5, 2021- Govardhan PujaDeepavali Day 6: November 6, 2021- Bhaiya Dooj (Source: https://www.drikpanchang.com)Diwali 2021: How Is Diwali Celebrated: During Diwali, people clean their houses, change old curtains, bedsheets, furniture, appliances et al and give it a new and fresh makeover. They then decorate it with lights, candles, toran, rangoli and more. In fact, if you look around, you will find every house bright and lit up during this time of the year. That’s not all. Food plays an equally important role during Diwali. People prepare a wide variety of yummy delicacies (pakwan) and organise of family dinners, parties and more. If you too are planning to throw a Diwali dinner this year, then we are here to make your job easier. We handpicked some classic Diwali recipes that will make your celebration a grand and lavish affair. Let’s take a look.Diwali 2021 Recipes: Here’re 5 Deepavali-Special Dishes For You:1. Samosa: One of the most popular Indian snacks, samosa is a must-have in every Diwali snacks platter. Keeping this in mind, we bring a samosa recipe that will remind you of your favourite halwai in the city. Click here for recipe.2. Bedmi Poori- Raseele Aloo: Crispy poori with spicy aloo curry, this dish defines indulgence. So, we thought of sharing the recipe with you. Here’s bedmi poori and raseele aloo recipe that never fail to satiate a foodie’s soul. Click here for recipe.3. Chole Bhature: Chole Bhature needs no introduction. A Punjabi staple, crispy, fluffy bhature with aromatic, spicy and dark chole and achaar defines love for every person in Punjab and Delhi. Here’s the recipe for you.4. Gulab Jamun: Can any festival seem complete without hot and soft gulab jamun? Absolutely not! Hence, we bring a recipe that will help you make halwai-style gulab jamun at home. Click here for recipe.5. Kaju Barfi: Another Indian classic mithai, kaju barfi is simple, uncomplicated and leaves a rich taste on our palate. And the best part is you can now make it at home too. Click here for the recipe. Try these recipes at home and make this Diwali a grand affair. Happy Diwali 2021, everyone!

Bone-Health: 5 Dairy Products That May Help Lowers Risk Of Fractures In Older Adults

Health experts from around the world suggest, a glass of milk does wonder for overall health. It is a storehouse of nutrients and since time immemorial, milk is considered to be a complete food. A recent study further found that diet, rich is milk and other dairy products, may reduce the risk of falls and fractures in older adults. The findings were published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal). According to an ANI report, this is one the few studies that researched on whether getting these nutrients from foods are effective and safe. The researchers state, “This approach has widespread implications as a public health measure for fracture prevention.” The researchers did a two-year trial that involved 7195 residents from an Australian housing, whose average age was 86 years. It was found, “improving calcium and protein intakes by using dairy foods is a readily accessible intervention that reduces the risk of falls and fractures commonly occurring in institutionalised older adults.” The researchers also added that this “nutritional intervention” can have a widespread implication on public health measure for fracture prevention among elderly. Considering this, we bring some the best foods to include in a dairy-rich diet for older adults. Take a look.Here’re 5 Dairy Product Options For You:1. Milk: The most popular dairy product, milk is easily available in almost every kitchen. You can have it as is every day or can infuse badam, kesar, haldi etc in t to make a delicious and wholesome drink.Milk is good for bone health2. Paneer: One of the most common ingredients in every Indian kitchen, paneer can be enjoyed in almost every form. Have it raw or add it to curry, soft and chewy paneer just spells indulgence. Besides, it is loaded with calcium, protein, vitamins etc and help benefit overall health. (Also read:Load Up On These 7 Nutrients for Healthier and Stronger Bones)3. Dahi: Besides being great for bone health, dahi is also known to be a probiotic that can help boost digestion and metabolic process in the body.Curd is also a probiotic4. Chaas: Also called butter milk, chaas is a rich source of vitamins, calcium, potassium, probiotics et al. Besides promoting stronger bones, chaas helps boost immunity, healthy gut, weight loss and more. (Also read:For Better Bone Strength, Include These 7 Fruits And Vegetables In Your Diet)5. Ghee: Ghee is one healthy fat that is known to benefit overall health. A crucial ingredient for our daily diet, it helps recover losses in bone mineral density. Ghee is great for overall health too Include these ingredients in your daily diet and enjoy stronger bone-health. But always remember, consult a doctor before adapting to lifestyle change. Eat healthy, stay fit! (Note: The food suggestions are not a part of the study) Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

Man Buries Himself Under Mountain Of Chips, Calls It ‘Science Experiment’

There is no dearth of bizarre content on the internet. From amusing anecdotes to quirky recipes, we have seen it all. Recently, we came across a man who found a whole potato in his bag of chips. The bizarre story left the internet perplexed, with some hilariously referring to the potato as a ‘survivor’. And now, yet another incident involving potato chips has surfaced online. In what was termed as a ‘science experiment’, a man buried himself under a mountain of chips on the beach. The bizarre video has been shared on Instagram and has received a flurry of reactions. Take a look: (Also Read:Man Finds Whole Potato In Bag Of Chips, Calls It The ‘Survivor’) The video was shared on Instagram by the page @martyandmichael, a comedian duo from Australia who has amassed a following of 1.1 million. The absurd clip received 220k views and nearly 10k likes since the time it was shared. In the bizarre stunt, we could see Michael buried in the sand on a beach, with a mountain of chips surrounding his head. A bunch of seagulls were circling around him to grab a bite from the chips. “The filming of our latest science experiment has made the news… I guess they must see the important work we’re doing,” read the caption. According to a report by 9 News, the comedian duo had purchased chips worth $1,000 to carry out the outrageous activity. They apparently wanted to win the bird’s trust with the savoury snack. However, the birds only ate a few chips and then went away. Meanwhile, the so-called ‘science experiment’ received plenty of attention online. What did you think of the bizarre experiment? Tell us in the comments below.

Weight Loss: 7 Healthy Rice Alternatives You May Add To Your Diet

Rice is one of the staples of Indian cuisine. Some of us cannot imagine our daily food without the desi dal and chawal. But the issue with white rice, as per various health experts, is that white rice is a high caloric food. White rice is high in empty calories (simple carbs), making it less healthy option for people trying to lose weight or are diabetic. Unpolished rice has minerals but the polishing of the rice removes these nutrients making it only a source of simple carbohydrates. Therefore, health experts recommend less consumption of white rice and to replace it with healthier alternatives. We have found seven healthy white rice replacements that would make your daily diet healthier!Here Are 7 Healthy White Rice Replacements That You May Add To Your Diet:Dalia Also known as bulgar or broken wheat, dalia is one the desi white replacement that you may try. It has a similar texture and flavour to rice when it is cooked. As per the USDA, dalia only contains 76 calories in 91 grams of serving – which is 25% per cent fewer calories as compared to rice. You can use quinoa to make upma!Quinoa This popular white rice replacement has been used to make Indian classics like kheer, upma and even chicken biryani. Quinoa is a flowering crop that is mainly grown for its edible seeds. This is the ideal rice replacement for people with gluten allergies as it is gluten-free! According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing House, easily digestible quinoa is a complete source of protein and a good source of anti-inflammatory, monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids. Also Read: 11 Best Barley Recipes | Easy Barley Recipes Barley While many might associate barley with the creation of beer, this cereal is actually one of the oldest grains to be cultivated in the world! Barley has more proteins and fibre than white rice. It is packed with essential nutrients like Vitamin B, zinc, selenium, iron, magnesium and more.Millet You may know millet in India in the form of jowar, bajra, ragi and more! Millets are gluten-free and rich in essential nutrients. Dr Dayakar Rao of the Indian Institute of Millet Research says that “Millets can grow in poor quality soil and create a good plan B for food security.” Cauliflower rice is a low-calorie substitute of white riceCauliflower Cauliflower is a popular choice as a rice replacement for people who are on a keto diet or low carb diet. Cauliflower is a low calories vegetable, making it an excellent low-calorie rice option. Also known as a superfood, cauliflower is extremely rich in nutrients. Expert Nutritionist Dr Anju Sood promotes the consumption of cauliflower in all its form.Bamboo Rice The seed produced by a flowering bamboo at the end of its life span is used as rice and is called bamboo rice. This unique rice replacement is not easily available since the flowering patterns of bamboos are unpredictable. It is a rich source of Vitamin B and protein.Brown Rice We have all heard of brown rice as a rice replacement. But do you know why? Brown rice is a whole grain, it has the outer bran layer and germ intact and therefore it contains more fibre, minerals and vitamins. As it is not subjected to intense processing like white rice, it becomes more wholesome and nutritious. Dr Anju Sood says “Brown Rice is a low glycaemic index food…On the contrary, white rice is a high glycaemic index food and the sugar content released is much higher which leads to easy fat accumulation.” Also Read:9 Health Benefits of Switching to Brown Rice Note: Make sure you consult your doctor before adding anything to your diet. Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

5 Healthy And Yummy Avocado Recipes You Need To Try Right Now

There’s a whole bunch of reason why avocados are so popular among fitness freaks. Most protein-based diets usually are incomplete without this wonder fruit. It is rich in fibre, protein, healthy fats, folate, minerals and vitamins B6 and C. Apart from being packed with a host of nutrients, it has a unique nutty taste and is creamy and buttery too. You may be used to having a few slices of avocado along with your morning toast and tea, but how about going a step further? Make avocados interesting by using them in delicious yet healthy recipes. Also Read:13 Best Avocado Recipes | Easy Avocado RecipesHere is a list of 5 avocado recipes for a nutrient-packed meal:1. Chilli Oil Avocado Salad If you are switching to a healthy diet, what could be better than a salad that has avocado in it? Take some sliced avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers and iceberg lettuce. Toss them in a salad bowl and add a spicy touch with a dressing of blended Kashmiri red chillies in olive oil. This salad is yummy!2. Mango, Avocado and Shrimp Salad This recipe guarantees an explosion of tropical flavours in your mouth. Feel the sweetness of mango, the unique texture of avocado, the tang of lime juice and the zing of cooked shrimp. Serve it chilled.3. Matcha Avocado Walnut Smoothie Smoothies are among the healthiest ways of snacking on the go. With the flavours of matcha and the crunch of crushed walnut in it, this avocado smoothie tastes heavenly and comes to the rescue when you experience hunger pangs early in the morning or towards the evening. Use low-fat milk or a dairy substitute to make this smoothie even healthier. Pair hummus with pita bread.4. Avocado Hummus Hummus is a popular Middle-Eastern dish made of chickpeas. How about adding in some avocado flavour and making it healthier? Roast sesame seeds and crush them into a powder. Blend chickpeas, garlic, avocados, curd, sesame powder and other spices until smooth. Add a squeeze of lemon juice for a zingy taste.5. Poached Eggs With Spicy Avocado, Cheese And Walnut While we are on the topic of avocados, could eggs be far behind? We bet you know avocados and eggs make for a great pair. So, go ahead and enjoy your favourite poached eggs with avocados and make it a high-protein meal. Along with eggs and scooped avocados, add onions, tomatoes, green chillies and herbs to elevate the taste. Throw in some walnuts for crunch and olive oil for a subtle smoothness. Tastes best with toast. The next time you are left wondering about how to make a healthy addition to your meal, give those avocados a chance. Try our delicious recipes and enjoy the benefits of the fruit at the same time.