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Celebrating Halloween With These Delicious Yet Scary Dishes!

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“Trick or Treat?” Isn’t this phrase already ringing into our ears since Halloween is almost here and we all seem to be too super excited for the same? Celebrating Halloween is looked forward to in the west- the glorification of the paranormal and parodying the same with both young and old dressing up in scary costumes and decorating their homes with spooky stuff. Children go around from door to door asking for chocolates and candies.

India doesn’t really celebrate this day but unlike westernisation of every other thing, this too has become a part and parcel of the indigenous. Here are some sumptuous yet petrifying dishes that’ll make you lick your fingers and shriek in horror, at the very same time. Come, have a look!

1. Spider Shaped Cake

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Devour on this one hell of a cake. The chocolate cake is made to appear exactly like a spider. Looks intriguing enough, doesn’t it?!

2. Halloween Cookies

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No child can ever get its handoff from a cookie, especially when the cookie is shaped- fitting rightly with the Halloween theme. Cookies with graveyards, ghosts, spiders etc made on them are enticing and scary- all at the same time.

3. Salad Platter

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Giving your salad a shape and look of pumpkin or any artifice that is closely associated with Halloween is something extremely innovative and striking.

4. Mummy-Fied Jalapeno Hoppers

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Well, this is something really eye-catching for a guest arriving to a Halloween celebrating house. The Jalapeno hoppers are made by deep-frying these stuffed bread pieces- giving a taste that stays with you for hours.

5. Skull Dessert

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No need to creep out, it’s only a part of this mouth-watering dessert. How much more can one experiment with kitchen and creativity?!

6. Pumpkin Patch Bites

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Something that’s easy to prepare and is extremely delicious to taste. After all, who doesn’t like savoury of this sort- quick to make and comfortably soothing to gobble?

7. Bite-Size Eyeballs

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These cheesy puff pastries come and go away from a table in a single wink of the eye.

8. Snakes And Soup

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Surprise partygoers with a first course featuring a wriggling reptile breadstick garnish. The snakes are made to glide over a bowl of hot soup, and there’s an amalgamation of an element of creepiness and amazing taste.

9. Spider Web Pizza

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Well, pizza lovers, here’s a little bit of warning for you. Hope the appearance doesn’t scare you away. Wait for the stupendous flavours to surprise you!

Celebrating Halloween with friends and family is made fun by preparation of such delectable dishes. We aren’t kidding, try yourself!

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Eateries In Mumbai, B-Town Swears By!

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Mumbai is my heart. Bombay is my soul – Anonymous 

Mumbai is a city that has been an inspiration for writing many beautiful stories and making several movies. Mannat, Galaxy Apartments and Jalsa – chances are that if we don’t need to explain to you that these are the homes of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, you definitely qualify as a Bollywood fan and have made your way there at least once to catch a glimpse of them. If you want to seem a bit nonchalant about bumping into them, we suggest you ditch the crowds outside their homes and make your way to their favourite restaurants instead.

If you admire Bollywood celebrities and live in Mumbai, you have the fair advantage of spotting your favourite ones dining at one of the city’s most popular food joints. Spotting Bollywood celebs isn’t uncommon for Mumbaikars as the Bollywood industry resides here. And as many of them love to eat, they often frequent visit some restaurants more than the others. So, whether you are new in the city or just love to take a look at them in person, explore these places and you are likely to find a celeb roaming around like a normal being.

Olive Bar & Kitchen, Khar

Known as the celebrity party-den, Olive plays host to Bollywood celebrities almost every day! Be it for a quiet dinner or a birthday bash, you’re bound to bump into someone here whenever you visit. Ranveer Singh, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone

Must-haves: Chicken Bomb, Farfalle Aglio Olio

 

Kitchen Garden by Suzette

Katrina Kaif, Malaika Arora and Aditya Roy Kapur are fans of the organic and healthy food that is served at this trendy Bandra eatery and can be spotted here almost every week.

Must-haves: Avocado Toast, Berry Smoothie and Greek Salad

Sequel Bistro & Juice Bar

A post-work out favourite with the likes of Shahid and Mira Kapur, Bipasha Basu and Alia Bhatt; this bistro specializes in an extensive gluten free menu and loads of salads.

Must-haves: Wholesome Waffles, Detox Smoothie Bowls

Yauatcha

Their exquisitely crafted dimsums have your favourite Bollywood celebrities turning paparazzi to get the perfect #FoodPorn picture. Sanjay Dutt, Shraddha Kapoor and the Chopras are known to be fans of the food here.

Must-haves: Dimsum Platter and Peking Duck

Su Casa

Cosy European themed interiors and good food make this relatively new restaurant a celebrity favourite. The famous girl gang of Kareena Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora are often seeing partying here.

Must-haves: Falafel and Chicken Skewers

Bastian

Bastian’s chef Kelvin Cheung is undoubtedly a celebrity favourite himself! Be it the delicious cheesecakes, or his extensive seafood menu – everything he creates ends up garnering a celebrity following.  Celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, AIB’s Rohan Joshi, Alia Bhatt and Shilpa Shetty are known to head here on their ‘cheat’ days!

Must-haves: Lobster Rolls and any of their Cheesecakes

Prithvi Cafe

The no-fuss café nestled in Prithvi Theatre is where celebrities like Kalki Koechlin and the Kapoor clan hang out. With their no-fuss menu and easy-elegant vibe, this has been a celebrity favourite since its inception.

Must-haves: Paratha, Kheema Pav and Baileys Irish Shake

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Restaurant : Prithvi Cafe Where : Juhu What : Chole Cost of Meal for Two : 500 approx . Prithvi Cafe is one of the legendary places in Mumbai. While other iconic places like bade Miya, Sardar Pav bhaji, Haji Ali Juice center, Leopold, etc are serving taste less, substandard food and increased pricing unreasonably, Prithvi Cafe is completely opposite. The food quality, quantity, taste and price is just perfect. The place is lit and mesmerizing. Usually full and hence service is slow, but crowd, location, vibes, ambience and food is spot on. Everything in the menu be it Parathe, Chole, Chai, Kahwa, croissant, Pizza, Pasta, Bhurji, is delectable. Highly recommended. Go Legendary!! #FJPrithviCafe #FJPrithviCafeReview #PrithviCafe

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Farmer’s Cafe

Known for their ‘Skinny Pizzas’, vegan chocolate cake and Keto brownie and a no-fuss vibe, it’s easy to see why celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty, Twinkle Khanna and Mira and Shahid Kapur are regulars here!

Where: Shop 2, Rita Apartments, 16th Road, Nr. Mini Punjab Hotel, Bandra West

Now you know where to head when in Mumbai!

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Harry Potter Inspired Recipes You Need To Try!

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The wizarding world of Harry Potter is filled with scrumptious sweets, food items and beverages. To give you a taste of all the magic and mayhem, here are a few Harry Potter inspired recipes that you’ll totally love! So sit tight in the great hall and give in to the witch or the wizard in you. It’s time to let the magic out!

1) Chocolate Frogs

Chocolate frogs are a fan favourite food item from the Potter books and films. They are essentially a piece of chocolate moulded to resemble a frog. The chocolate frogs in the books are magical and there’s no saying that yours won’t be too. They usually are also accompanied by cards that have the names and faces of famous witches and wizards.

2) Pumpkin Pasties

Pumpkin pasties are sold on the infamous trolley on the Hogwarts Express on the way to Hogwarts. It’s a total hit with the witches and wizards and the common folk as well. It looks like a crumbly pastry but with dollops of pumpkin filling. A total must to try out if you’re a fan!

3) Harry Potter’s 11th Birthday Cake

This takes us right back to the iconic scene when Hagrid tells Harry that he’s a wizard and presents him with a birthday cake. It’s not the most attractive looking cake but it’s the sentiment that matters and not the appearance. Splash some pink icing and top it up with green lettering and you’re good to go!

4) Butterbeer

I don’t think anyone who’s read or seen Harry Potter doesn’t want to at least once sip on butterbeer. Butterbeer is a favourite among the witches and wizards of the wizarding world and you should totally get your hands on a glass of it. Imagine some butterscotch goodness with frothy cream and milk.

5) Bertie Botts Every Flavoured Bean

You either love it or hate it. Bertie Botts Every Flavored Bean is a package load of surprise. You can get anything from cherry and cinnamon to ear wax and vomit. Yikes! It’s a lot of fun to guess which flavour you will be tasting next. A total party game too!

6) Lemon Sherbet

This is Dumbledore’s favourite kind of sweets. Lemon Sherbert is a lemon flavoured toffee probably sugar-coated that’s both tangy as well as sweet to gobble up. You can keep a jar of them at home and have people pop in once every now and again.

7) Pumpkin Juice

A staple at the great hall, pumpkin juice is not only magical drink that’s delicious but its also full of nutrition. Do have your fill when you can. You definitely aren’t going to get it in the hospital wing run by Madam Pomfrey.

8) Sugar Quills

You can find these wonderful sugar quills at Honeydukes. Styled after the quills in Harry Potter, these aren’t for writing but to eat up. A totally amazing trade if I might say.

9) Acid Pops

If you want a tangy, prickly and popping sweets, these might be for you! These are really sour so beware and if Ron Weasley is to believe the acid pops burned his tongue right through.

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Types Of Tea We Aren’t Aware Of Yet

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First of all, it’s important to note that true “tea” all comes from the same plant; the Camellia sinensis. The classification of this depends on how the plant’s leaves are prepared and processed. However, in modern times it is not only these traditional teas that enjoy popularity. There is a wide range of herbal drinks made from flowers, grains, leaves, and even mushrooms. While coffee is the drink of choice in most of the Western world, tea dominates the Eastern part of the planet (and the UK). Find out about different types of it and the uses.

1. Black Tea

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Black tea is allowed to wither, which precedes a process called oxidation (sometimes incorrectly referred to as fermentation). During which water evaporates out of the leaf and the leaf absorbs more oxygen from the air. It usually undergoes full oxidation, and the results are the characteristic dark brown and black leaf. The typically more robust and pronounced flavors of this is got when brewed appropriately. Moreover, higher caffeine content  is seen depending on the type and brewing technique.

2. Oolong Tea

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Oolong tea (also known as wulong tea) is allowed to undergo partial oxidation. These teas have a caffeine content between that of green teas and black teas. The flavor of oolong (wulong) teas is typically not as robust as blacks or as subtle as greens, but has its own extremely fragrant and intriguing tones. Oolongs (wulongs) are often compared to the taste and aroma of fresh flowers or fresh fruit.

3. White Tea

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White tea is the most delicate of all teas. They are appreciated for their subtlety, complexity, and natural sweetness. They are hand-processed using the youngest shoots of the tea plant, with no oxidation. When brewed correctly, with a very low temperature and a short steeping time, white teas can produce low amounts of caffeine. Of course, steeping with hotter temperature and longer time will extract more caffeine. But certainly by definition, this does not have less caffeine than other teas.

4. Masala chai 

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Take black tea and add ginger and cardamom (and sometimes cinnamon, clove, or anise), then serve it with milk and sugar, and you get masala chai.  Originating in the Indian subcontinent, the beverage has gained worldwide popularity, becoming a feature in many coffee and tea houses. The antifungal and anti-bacterial properties of masala tea of masala tea prevent colds and a nasal congestion. The immunity-boosting clove and ginger will also help you keep a cough away.

5. Green Tea

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This traditional Chinese drink is made from leaves that aren’t oxidized as long as black tea leaves, producing flavors that range from earthy to toasty to seaweedy. It’s basically green! Though sometimes it could look yellow-ish. Reported Benefits- There’s a bunch: increased metabolism, lower cholesterol, and possibly decreased risk of heart failure. Drink this in the morning around 10:00 to 11:00 pm or early at night. You can drink a cup of this between meals additionally, two hours before or after to maximize the nutrient intake and iron absorption.

6. Matcha

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Of the many different types of tea, Matcha is a little peculiar. You won’t find matcha leaves—this green drink comes as a stone-ground powder, and is so beloved in Japan. There’s a ceremony centered around how to prepare and serve it. If you see green ice cream, that’s mostly derived from matcha. Matcha is high in catechins which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body.

7. Herbal Teas

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“Herbal tea” is a catch-all term for most any type that doesn’t consist of plant leaves. Instead, this drink is created by steeping spices, herbs, and other plants. Caffeine?Usually there is no caffeine in herbal teas. The antioxidants and vitamins found in herbal teas are great for helping fight disease and infections. Additionally, they can protect against oxidative stress and lower the risk of chronic disease.  Above all, it keeps you healthy.

 

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