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Tea is one of the most consumed drinks in the world. The effortless process and diversity of tea have made it a popular drink across nations. Various ingredients and spices included in tea have the power to boost the immune system, reduce stress and anxiety and even defence against various diseases.

In India spices in tea have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic and remedial properties. The addition of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, black peppercorns cloves etc. to tea not only enhance its taste but also increase the health benefits. These are the common spices that we use from our kitchens on a day-to-day basis and find commonly in all of the tea recipes that we see. However, there are a few spices like Asafoetida and Dandelion roots that are unique and the usage of both the spices are completely matchless for making a perfect tea blend.

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Here is how you can recreate some of the most exquisite flavours of Biryani at your home following the recipes of some of Marriott's leading Chefs, including Chef Gautam Mehrishi, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Chef Soma Sundaram, Courtyard by Marriott Madurai and Chef Rounak Kinger, JW Marriott Kochi.

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People are in search of short-video content that includes dance, music, comedy, and lifestyle.

Chef Ajay Chopra says, "India has hugely picked up on the short video content format and is excited to showcase their cooking skills and unique recipes on short video apps."

The food veteran has collaborated with the short video app Roposo to celebrate Foodie Week #CookWithChopra, till July 11.

Chopra will create content on some exciting recipes using leftovers, lip-smacking snacks, and desserts. Additionally, he will share tips, tricks that apply in the kitchen that would interest all foodies and aspiring chefs.

Read excerpts from his conversation with IANSlife:

Q: Tell us about your association with Glance Roposo

A: It's been a month since I have collaborated with Roposo as their curator/creator. People are in search of short-video content that includes dance, music, comedy, and lifestyle. We are trying to excite people by bringing something different through the cooking category. In the last two years, people have enjoyed cooking a lot, and the app is a great way to showcase your short videos on cooking.

Q: You are hosting a foodie week with the #CookWithChopra trend on Glance Roposo, what is planned for the weeklong activity?

A: We are celebrating Roposo Foodie Week with the #CookWithChopra trend. I will be creating interesting content with videos on recipes using leftovers, instant snacks and delicious desserts, apart from sharing my unique tips and tricks with other food content creators and my audience. We encourage all the food content creators out there to get onto the app to cook with me. The challenge is you must cook a tasty dish, that too quickly. Since it is on a short video app, you have to upload a video that is short, quirky and use the hashtag #CookwithChopra. Furthermore, I will select dishes that will be showcased on my social media handles. You also can stand a chance to win some exciting prizes.

Q: What can the content creators expect from the engagement?

A: Through this engagement, we are creating a community for content creators who enjoy cooking, intending to encourage food content creators. The winners will win some exciting prizes and shout out from me on the app as well as on my other social media handles. Every eligible story wins 50,000 Roposo coins which creators can redeem.

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