Chili Pepper in India Food Interesting facts 

Chili Pepper in India

Chili comes from regions of South America, and the Portuguese brought it to India. Essentially, Indians distinguish mostly green fresh chili – and several types of ground red chili pepper – hotter and milder, Kashmiri. The sale of fresh red chili peppers is rare. Most often it represents the paprika Capsicum anum, sometimes Capsicum frutescens. Nowadays in India, there are... Read More
Indian cinema legend Dilip Kumar dies at 98 News 

Indian cinema legend Dilip Kumar dies at 98

Dilip Kumar, one of Indian cinema’s most iconic actors, has died in the western city of Mumbai, 30 June, his family said. He was 98 and ailing for some time. “With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago,” Faisal Farooqui posted on Kumar’s official Twitter on Wednesday. The... Read More
Zika virus detected in India’s Kerala state News 

Zika virus detected in India’s Kerala state

Authorities in India’s southern Kerala state have issued a statewide alert after a case of the Zika virus was confirmed, officials said. A further 13 suspected cases were being investigated, state’s Health Minister Veena George said on Friday. A 24-year-old pregnant woman was found to be infected with the mosquito-borne disease and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram... Read More
Large heatwave in India and shortage of water News 

Large heatwave in India and shortage of water

Tens of millions of people in India are suffering under a severe heatwave that has pushed the temperature to a nine-year high in the capital New Delhi as monsoon rains run behind schedule. Heatwaves have killed at least 6,500 people in the world’s second-most populous nation since 2010, and scientists say climate change is making them harsher and more frequent.... Read More
Tulsi – holy basil Culture Food Health Interesting facts 

Tulsi – holy basil

Tulsi contains strong antioxidants, has antibacterial, antiviral, antidiabetic, antimalarial, antiallergic, adaptogenic, and immune properties, and also gives the beverage a refreshing but delicate taste. The plant shows great variation depending on the type of soil, rainfall, and the place where it grows. The growing environment affects the size of the herb, its strength, and medical efficiency. Tulasi has a sweet-sharp... Read More
Puri – popular crispy bread Food recipes 

Puri – popular crispy bread

 Puri is a popular crispy bread known in India, although it is also a traditional Nepali dish. It is a bread made of whole wheat flour, usually eaten with Potato Curry (Aaloo ko tarkari). Recipe for 20 pieces: Preparation: Mix flour and salt in a bowl and add water little by little to dough while kneading. Add 1 spoon of... Read More