Food

  • Watch: Turns out, you have been eating sushi wrong all your life. Here's the proper way to eat sushi Yesterday

    Famous chef Naomichi Yasuda from Tokyo holds a masterclass in eating sushi the right way. The Munchies channel on YouTube uploaded a video where Yasuda presents the dos and don'ts of eating sushi. So, have you been eating sushi wrong all this while? ...
  • From the oldest Lucknowi Biryani to the most renowned Hyderabadi Biryani: 10 delicious varieties of Biryani from different parts of India 4 days ago

    Biryani originated in Persia and made in-roads to India via Afghanistan. The earliest examples of Biryani were seen during the Mughal rule in the form of Lucknowi Biryani. Gradually there was a Calcutta Biryani and the very famous Hyderabadi Biryani. The world renowned Hyderabadi Biryani has also been recognised by...
  • Innovation top concern of India's food processing: CII 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Product development and innovation are the top concerns for the Indian food processing sector, the Confederation of Indian Industry said in a report on Sunday. "While India has favourable supply side dynamics, thanks to its strong agriculture base, product development and innovation in the sector has taken a back...
  • 2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN August 20, 2014

    United Nations: The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said on Tuesday. "WHO is working with the World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure that people in the quarantine zone receive...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200 August 19, 2014

    Monrovia/Genev: Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90...
  • Chettinad cuisine, Bhut Jolokia pickle, and Vindaloo: 10 spiciest Indian dishes that set tongues on fire! August 18, 2014

    Indian cuisine is famous for some of the spiciest dishes in the world. Have you ever shared a meal with a foreign tourist who labelled it 'spicy' even when it didn't have chillies? You'd be surprised to know that the 'Bhut Jolokia' chilli, a non-hybrid pepper is so spicy it...
  • July retail inflation accelerates to 7.96 per cent August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Consumer price inflation accelerated to a two-month high of 7.96 per cent in July, driven up by surging prices for vegetables, fruit and milk, government data showed on Tuesday. A Reuters poll had forecast the consumer price inflation rate would edge up to 7.4 percent from 7.31 percent in...
  • Photos: Instagram artist makes giants out of everyday foods and ants out of human beings with his amazing photography. It's all for a cause! August 9, 2014

    Architect-turned-photographer William Kass is an Instagram star. With 29,215 followers on the social networking site, Kass makes everyday food interesting. He doesn't cook, nor does he take photos of brilliant food. This man uses everyday foods in his creations and hopes to spread awareness about the amount of food the...
  • Narendra Modi sticks to failed recipe in India's food inflation fight August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: It's been more than a month since Nirmala bought fresh tomatoes. A fourfold rise in prices since early June has made the essential ingredient in Indian curries and sauces a luxury she can no longer afford. "Buying tomatoes feels like buying jewellery," says the 29-year-old maid, who is struggling...
  • Watch: Passenger reactions to Railways' new catering policy August 8, 2014

    The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duronto and the menu will be split region wise into Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern. Pre-packed ready to eat meals will be introduced while welcome drinks will also be served. Sale of tea, coffee,...
  • Indian Railways to improve menu on premium trains, regional food to be introduced August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Those thinking of travelling in trains can soon enjoy a plate of chicken chettinad, dhokla or chila in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duranto and the menu will be split region wise into...
  • Railways plan to improve food quality; Haldirams, ITC to supply on some trains soon August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways will soon begin trials of better quality food on certain trains. Food chain Haldirams will supply food in the Karnataka Express and Paschim Express, which will be vegetarian. For the Bangalore-Ahmedabad Express, ITC will supply both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Based on passenger feedback, this...
  • Russia bans all US food; NATO fears it may attack Ukraine August 7, 2014

    Moscow: Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures will hit consumers at home who rely on cheap...
  • From Noon Chai in Kashmir to Idli Sambhar in Tamil Nadu: 16 special breakfasts from different states of India August 7, 2014

    What's better than waking up to a scrumptious breakfast every morning! If you have lived in different parts of India, you must be aware of the special breakfasts unique to every state. The variety of food that can be found for breakfast in India could make any foodie drool. Even...
  • Can't ignore science: Minister Prakash Javadekar on opposition to GM crops August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as some Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh-linked groups had asked for a ban on genetically modified food, the Centre has hinted that it might allow the field trials. Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister of State Prakash Javadekar said that no one can ignore science. ""Yesterday somebody asked me about...
  • India confident WTO will understand food security concerns August 5, 2014

    India refused to yield ground on Tuesday on its spat with the World Trade Organisation and said it believed it could convince other members that its need for more freedom on food subsidies was legitimate. Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman did not give details in a statement she made in parliament, but...
  • A steaming cup of tea and hot, crispy pakoras! 10 of India's favourite snacks during the monsoon season August 5, 2014

    Nothing reminds you of the taste of hot, crispy 'pakoras' more than the scent of mud after the rains. The monsoon season is the best time to enjoy a hot cup of tea with delicious 'bhajiyas'. From north to south, there's a special item in every part of India that...
  • Watch: Passengers complain of bad food in trains August 4, 2014

    The IRCTC is in trouble after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways has slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on the IRCTC and eight other caterers. The Railways has made efforts to improve the quality of food on trains...
  • Railways' unhealthy truths: Status reports say pantry cars 'dirty, smelly, unhygienic' August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The IRCTC is in a hot soup after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on IRCTC and eight other caterers for poor quality of food. Years ago, a video was sent...
  • Simple vegetarian meals for Narendra Modi in Nepal August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had simple vegetarian meal prepared by an Indian chef for lunch in Kathmandu after his arrival on a two-day official visit. "He (Modi) likes to have simple vegetarian foods like nan roti, dal and vegetables," a chef said. His dishes were specially prepared under the...
  • Railways fine Rs 11 lakh on 9 caterers for 'bad food', IRCTC among them August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, Railways have imposed heavy fines totalling Rs 11.50 lakh on nine caterers including IRCTC for serving "bad quality" food in trains. "We had launched a special drive in the last month to detect quality of food being served on different trains. We found bad quality food...
  • BJP accuses Congress of registering over 84 lakh people or families under FCA against national target August 1, 2014

    Ruling BJP government on Friday accused the former Congress government of registering over 84 lakh people or families under the Food Security Act against the national target. "In many districts including Baran, Dausa, Dungarpur, Dholpur, Pratapgarh, Jhalawar and Sawaimadhopur, the previous Congress government had registered people more than the population of...
  • MPs complain against bad food in Parliament canteen, say they fell sick July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Members of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday complained against bad quality of food. JDU MP KC Tyagi and SP MPs Ram Gopal Yadav and Jaya Bachchan raised the issue of the poor quality food being served in the Parliament canteen. All the MPs claimed that the food...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage to...
  • Executive Chef at Renaissance Mumbai shares his recipe of haleem July 29, 2014

    Executive Chef at Renaissance Mumbai Sandeep Pande shares his recipe of haleem with CNN-IBN. It is the festival of Eid and good food is the best way to celebrate it. ...
  • Famous Middle East fast food chain outlet to enter India July 27, 2014

    Dubai: Just Falafel, the Middle East fast food chain is gearing up to cater the Indian guests with it's first outlet opening shortly in Bangalore. The street food provider is tying up with a property developer and hospitality company 'Prism Properties' to launch its first restaurant in Bangalore. The increasing population's demand...
  • McDonald's takes chicken nuggets off menu in Hong Kong amid food scare July 25, 2014

    Hong Kong: McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it had imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the US -owned company at the centre of a food safety scare in China. McDonald's said in a statement late on Thursday it had...
  • India will not back WTO protocol unless concerns addressed: Sources July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India will not support a trade protocol ahead of a July 31 deadline unless concerns about its food subsidies are met, two senior government officials said on Wednesday, a position that threatens to derail a landmark global trade deal. The determination to link its food subsidy programme, aimed at...
  • Inter-ministerial group to review use of radiation technology July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A high-level inter-ministerial group will meet on Thursday to review use of radiation technology for preservation of perishable food and agriculture commodities to enhance their shelf life and prevent food wastage. Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, A K Sharma, Head, Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research...
  • Restaurant run by Tihar convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flatbread, lentils, vegetables and rice. Nothing unusual, except that the employee, like...