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Tomatoes are a staple in the Indian diet, be it a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian dish

Tomatoes are a staple in the Indian diet, be it a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian dish. It has to be a part of each meal in some form. As puree, paste, flavour, or diced into the dal. This tangy, sweet, and juicy ingredient was not always Indian. In fact, it did not even grow in India until the British sanctioned it. It is a product of colonization and has come a long way to become part of our everyday meals.

Originally, the tomato was considered poison. Its actual native is debatable. Some say it is European while others argue that is came from indigenous parts of Spain and Portugal. Either way, it is a plant species that is associated with the legendary Nightshade. It looks very similar to this poisonous plant that tomatoes were not even harvested for a long time, for fear of picking Nightshade instead. It was believed that Nightshade caused the blood to turn to acid and that tomatoes had the same property. Later research proved that the plant itself may be poisonous but the fruit is not.

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Summers are incomplete without mango shakes. Pixabay

What better time than now to indulge in mango-based dessert. Summer is the ideal time to indulge in some healthy and cool refreshments. With the abundance of different varieties of mangoes, we explore some interesting recipes out of India’s favorite summer fruit! Loaded with nutrition and taste, this ripened pulpy fruit is all-in-all a dessert in itself. Grow with Kimaye, INI Farms shares drinks, and dessert you can make out of mangoes at home!

All in for Aamras – This one goes without saying and is by far the easiest dessert you can make! Nothing beats this sweet and smooth flavor on a summer noon. It’s not just a sweet escape but is full of nutritional elements. They’re mostly made with sweet Alphonso mangoes for the natural sweet essence, so pick the right Mangoes before you blend them!

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Zoet eatery. Pixabay

Started in 2016, Zoet is the brainchild of Sana and Geeta Bector. Zoet meaning ‘sweet’ in Dutch, aims to bake and create a dessert that is sweet and complex in flavor yet simple and delicious.

The inspiration for Zoet came out of Sana’s grandmother’s kitchen who started Cremica when she decided to make and sell ice cream out of her home. Very quickly, Cremica managed to grow from a home bakery to a full-fledged store and then the food conglomerate followed. But one thing her grandmother always kept going was that home bakery.

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Mocktails to add in your drink list. Pixabay

Winters call for some warm exotic dishes, but what about the drinks? Don’t settle for your usual soft drinks when you can prep-up for something fancy in little to no time! As we enter the new year, why not add some lip-smacking healthy mocktails to the list?

Yes, with a pinch of the fruity element, your mocktails can be safe and healthy! The key is to use high-quality ingredients and fresh fruit pulp. Most of these mocktails require similar ingredients like lime juice, mint leaves, ice cubes, soda, or sparkling water. And trust us; it’s as easy as you could think of! So, make a toast, with these easy-peasy mocktails, shared by Kimaye Health, INI Farms.

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