Category: Food

monosodium glutamate MSG

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in Food: Why is MSG Bad?

Monosodium Glutamate widely known as MSG or Ajinomoto is a common food additive; used to enhance the flavor. It is a combination of sodium and glutamic acid. It is mostly used in Asian food as well as many processed foods. ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’ is an outdated term that was used in the ’90s to describe […]

difference between paneer and mozzarella cheese

Difference Between Paneer and Mozzarella Cheese

Paneer is widely called cottage cheese in the west. This is the reason why people often get confused with cheese and paneer.  Cheese is everyone’s favorite and so is paneer. They are key ingredients of many dishes. However, being confused between the two can lead to some drastic culinary mishaps.  Here we are to unfold […]


Why Do We Eat Jalebi on Dussehra? Fafda-Jalebi on Dussehra

Why Do We Eat Jalebi on Dussehra? According to the holy Hindu scriptures, Lord Rama loved a dessert called Shashkuli (an ancestor of jalebi). Therefore, to celebrate Lord Rama’s victory on Dussehra, everyone enjoys his favorite sweet, Jalebi.  Why Do Gujaratis Eat Fafda-Jalebi on Dussehra? Lord Legends have it that Lord Hanuman used to prepare […]