If you have seen tofu in tetra packs being sold at online stores such as Amazon, and wondered what kind of tofu is that, and how is it different, this article will answer your questions. When I first saw a tofu brand, “Morinaga” or “Mori-Nu”, I had the same questions. It had the words “silken tofu” and “extra firm” on the same pack. Usually, the words firm and extra firm are associated with the regular tofu. Can silken tofu be extra firm as well? Let’s get the answers.
Toor dal is a much-loved staple in many cuisines. In India, it is prepared mostly as a curry. This curry is either a plain dal, with an optional tadka (tempering), or some vegetables are added to make it tastier and wholesome.
Toor or Tur Dal (also called arhar or split pigeon pea) is one of the most commonly used pulses in India. And surprisingly, it has lately been in the news for getting too expensive, rather than any of its health-related properties. However, if you are wondering about the health benefits or side effects (mainly anti-nutritional properties) of consuming toor dal, this article will provide the necessary information.
A cup of hot coffee is a part of the morning routine of many of us. And I believe that only a few lucky ones get to start their day with freshly brewed roasted coffee. The rest of us have to make do with the instant variety. Actually, there is a simmering debate as to which type is better, and as far as the popular perception goes, roasted coffee seems to be winning.
The sugar content in the so-called health drinks for children has been in the news lately. The issue came into prominence when an Instagram influencer – FoodPharmer (https://www.instagram.com/foodpharmer/?hl=en) was forced to take down his video on Bournvita, which questioned the health-related claims of the brand.
In case you wonder if there are any Indian curries that can be vegan and taste authentic at the same time, you are reading the perfect article. There are actually many such curries, but here, I am sharing the five which are easy to cook, and need only a few ingredients. I will also link excellent YouTube videos featuring vegan recipes for all the five curries.
Many of us like, or rather love, potato chips (brand example – Lays) and potato crisps (brand example – Pringles). And generally, we know that these foods are fried, and would be high in fat. But which of the two, Lays and Pringles, contains more fat? And which variants among those are fattier than the others? Let us find out.
Namkeen snacks, which are commonly called just “namkeen”, are hugely popular in India. Some of these are even part of the regular diet. One example of such a snack is Ratlami Sev, which is an essential ingredient in the recipe for poha, a breakfast staple in the central region of India. This popularity of namkeens is despite the fact that some variants, such as Bhujia Sev, contain over 40% fat.
Rice and beans combo, also lovingly called Rajma-Chawal in North India, makes for not only a delicious and filling meal, but also a superbly nutritious one. One major reason for this meal combo having a superstar status is its protein composition. It is a source of complete protein.
Peanut butter is a hugely popular comfort food that is loved by both kids and adults. This tastier and more filling alternative to dairy butter is used not only as a spread, but is also an ingredient in many other snacks and desserts. But, is peanut butter is healthy?