• Sun, Aug 25, 2019
  • Interesting ways to add lotus root to your diet
    The national flower of our country, lotus, is not only a beautiful looking one that inspires several songs, but also a nutritional powerhouse. From its seeds to its stem, the flower is consumed in...
    Interesting ways to add lotus root to your diet
    Make a salad, or a soup or even a crispy snack — the ingredient can make for a filling meal. Lotus root is said to be rich in dietary fibre, with studies noting at that a 100 gm portion containing at least 3 gm of rich fibre. It also has complex carbohydrates along with potassium, iron and a wide range of essential vitamins. Here are some interesting ways in which you can use the flavoursome and versatile ingredient.FENUGREEK AND LOTUS ROOT SALAD Just like lotus root, fenugreek or methi leaves are full of health benefits. This unique recipe of lotus root uses guavas, potatoes as well. All you need to do is coat the cut lotus stem with corn flour and bake until crisp. Combine chopped guavas and boiled potatoes. For the dressing, use fenugreek leaves, mint, sugar, chilli powder and oil together, whisked into yogurt. Pour the dressing over...
  • When there’s much more than beauty underneath the crown When there’s much more than beauty underneath the crown

    Beauty pageant winner Bhagyam Anantharaman Aravind wants to change the mindset of differently-abled people about opportunities where there are no special categories

  • Why Madras is more than Madrasapattinam Why Madras is more than Madrasapattinam

    The festivities over the birthday of the city are more widespread than ever, but there still are critics who term it almost heretic, pointing out the pre-colonial history of the land. But over the 380...

  • Shock and awe strategy behind Narendra Modi’s new-model India Shock and awe strategy behind Narendra Modi’s new-model India

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi likes to practise what American generals call “shock and awe”. The last time Modi stunned the country – and was initially applauded for his decisiveness and bold vision –...

  • Try these Indian alternatives to expensive global superfoods Try these Indian alternatives to expensive global superfoods

    You don’t need to spend a fortune in procuring popular superfoods like acai berries, quinoa or kale. Instead, turn to local ingredients like amla, jamun fruit, amaranth grains and beet leaves for...

  • Diner offers playful fusion food designed to be shared by friends Diner offers playful fusion food designed to be shared by friends

    With colours popping through its floors and the mirrors adorning the walls, Globally Local opened its doors a few months ago in RA Puram. Taking its name from the idea of offering global flavours...

  • Indian forts that will take you back in time Indian forts that will take you back in time

    Forts have played an influential role in the medieval history of India. The best way to experience a country’s impressive lineage is to visit the majestic palaces and monuments. Built centuries ago,...

  • Dalrymple’s tome to perils of corporate power abuse Dalrymple’s tome to perils of corporate power abuse

    His new book dissects the machinations of the East India Company and studies the relationship between commercial and imperial power

  • Vella seedai: A dish that adds flavour to Krishna Jayanthi in Vrindavan Vella seedai: A dish that adds flavour to Krishna Jayanthi in Vrindavan

    An unforgettable experience remains like a beautiful image in one’s memory.

  • Alagiri asks Jairam Ramesh to leave Congress party for praising PM Modi Alagiri asks Jairam Ramesh to leave Congress party for praising PM Modi

    Expressing “shock” and “pain” at his party colleague Jairam Ramesh praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, State Congress President KS Alagiri has urged the Congress high command to crackdown on...