Indian Food – Joy Peppers http://joypeppers.com/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 10:40:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://joypeppers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/joy-peppers-icon-150x150.png Indian Food – Joy Peppers http://joypeppers.com/ 32 32 Korean Food Is Exploding In This Indian City And No One Is Sure Why http://joypeppers.com/korean-food-is-exploding-in-this-indian-city-and-no-one-is-sure-why/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:40:06 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/korean-food-is-exploding-in-this-indian-city-and-no-one-is-sure-why/

The popularity of Korean music and movies has also provided major context for the cuisine, said Dipesh Das, a local guide with the West Bengal tourism department, who grew up eating Korean food in Daragaon, a village in the Darjeeling district near Kalimpong. More and more people are rediscovering the intricacies of Korean cuisine, trying them at home or seeking them out in their neighborhood. “During the pandemic, when people turned to streaming, the widespread availability of Korean pop culture kicked off the now-global Korean wave,” Das says, “and beyond entertainment, a diversity of exotic dishes thrive in their story.”

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A handful of up-and-coming chefs in Kalimpong combine their obsession with food and film, globally minded cooks raised on an international culinary scene thanks to the virtual reality of Netflix and Instagram. Beyond the habits, they give street food like tteokbokki and corn dogs get a seasonal and sophisticated treatment. Many of them sell at Haat Bazaar, a farmer’s market held every Wednesday and Saturday near Rishi Road, which has added more than a dozen new vendors over the past three years.

Chef Lalit Tamang, founder and chef of The Noodle House, is a seasoned ‘artist’ who worked in kitchens such as Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon and Swissotel Kolkata before launching his own pan-Asian kitchen in Kalimpong in July 2020. In some ways, The Noodle House was a step ahead of the Koreanification approach the city’s restaurants began adopting after the pandemic. With intricate delights like jajangmyeon – a single serving of Korean black bean noodles topped with black bean paste – that require unique mastery and approach, the kaleidoscope of flavors and textures here is sure to win you over.

In another handcrafted and cleverly designed stall, Kran – a makeshift bamboo shack banged up with palm fronds that cover an 8-person seating area – is a quality-focused neighborhood gem in Dambar Chowk. Vin Tan, a 34-year-old native who grew up between Kalimpong and Darjeeling, makes a traditional take on kimbap or Korean rice rolls, a single sheet of seaweed filled with rice, cucumber, bulgogi and a mixture of vegetables or meat.

Seeing a significant increase in demand for a multi-sensory experience without the costly bill associated with a designer interior, this summer Tan finally quit his day job as a wedding planner to fulfill the growing number of orders. Every evening, he says, diners from all over West Bengal stop by to ask if there is a franchise in the works.

“It’s remarkable to find people from all over the state to experience this culinary phenomenon and the multicultural vibe that Kalimpong has become famous for,” he said. “Kalimpong has become the epicenter of an overflowing cross-cultural movement that can make Bengal its first Koreatown. It’s hard not to notice.

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Center to launch portal to put migrants under food safety net | India News http://joypeppers.com/center-to-launch-portal-to-put-migrants-under-food-safety-net-india-news/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 17:06:00 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/center-to-launch-portal-to-put-migrants-under-food-safety-net-india-news/

NEW DELHI: The Center will launch a national portal to register migrant workers such as cleaners, security guards, construction workers and needy people living in cities that do not have ration cards, in the purpose of providing them with highly subsidized food grains as part of the national diet. security regime. The portal could go live in the coming days, sources said.
According to the authorities, more than one crore of these people can be placed under the food safety net, given that currently around 79.7 crore of beneficiaries are receiving the subsidized food grains under the food safety net. National Food Safety Law (NFSA) while under the current program about 81 million people are eligible.
These migrants do not receive ration cards because they do not have proof of residence. Officials said that through online registration and followed by biometric authentication, the Center will notify relevant state governments of the issuance of ration cards to such individuals.
Officials said food grains for these people will be tied to the respective states’ quota.
The TOI on December 26 first reported the Centre’s plan to launch the portal through which NGOs and other civil society organizations could meet the need to register. Union Food Secretary, Sudhanshu Pandey had said that making ration cards is a very difficult process and it is impossible for these most vulnerable sections to get them despite the fact that they should be the first to get this right.
Once these people are on the beneficiary list, they can obtain subsidized food grains at a location of their choice, as is the case with ration cards under the NFSA programme.

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Free ‘Chhole Bhature’ in Chandigarh? Provider offers free meal to people taking COVID booster dose http://joypeppers.com/free-chhole-bhature-in-chandigarh-provider-offers-free-meal-to-people-taking-covid-booster-dose/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 16:04:35 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/free-chhole-bhature-in-chandigarh-provider-offers-free-meal-to-people-taking-covid-booster-dose/

A vendor in Chandigarh, who drew praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, is offering free Chhole Bhature to people taking a precautionary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine amid slow absorption of the third vaccine.

Sanjay Rana worries about the ‘complacency’ that has set in among people, and says few who are eligible for the booster shot show up to receive the shot.

A year ago, the 45-year-old street vendor handing out free Chhole Bhature to people who take their COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of it on the same day drew praise from PM Modi in his monthly radio ‘Mann Ki Baat”. broadcast.

Appreciating his efforts, Modi had said, “To work for the good of society, one needs a sense of service and duty. Our brother Sanjay proves that right.”

Rana ran a food stall and sold Chhole Bhature on a cycle for over 15 years.

He said his daughter and niece gave him the idea to give Chhole Bhature free to those who took their shots last year.

Rana, who says she took the booster dose, is worried that few people show up for the precautionary dose.

“All eligible should come forward and not hesitate. Already we are seeing a slight increase in cases in many parts of India. Why should we wait for the situation to spiral out of control? Lessons should be learned from the situation which prevailed in April-May 2021,” Mr. Rana said.

Offered Free Chhole Bhature For More Than 7 Months

Rana said that he gave Chhole Bhature free for more than seven months from May last year, and he wouldn’t mind giving it free this time for a few weeks.

“As a child, I longed to join the armed forces. But fate had other plans. But now I want to do my part in another way, it gives me great satisfaction,” he says.

From Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, Rana says his wife is a housewife and they have a daughter. He studied up to class 10 and when his father died the family responsibilities fell on his shoulders as he had to look after three siblings.

“A few years ago, I was also working in a private company,” he recalls. Her dream now is for her daughter to receive a good education.

India on April 10 started administering precautionary doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all people over the age of 18.

On July 15, the central government launched a 75-day campaign to give free booster doses to all people aged 18 and over at vaccination centers.

The “COVID Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava” campaign, aimed at boosting the use of COVID booster shots among the eligible population, is organized to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.

Recently, an official source said that only 7, 30, 96, 284 out of 68, 97, 62, 152 people who are eligible for the booster dose have taken it so far.

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Pune finds a solution to the problem of food delivery platforms charging high commissions http://joypeppers.com/pune-finds-a-solution-to-the-problem-of-food-delivery-platforms-charging-high-commissions/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 01:04:53 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/pune-finds-a-solution-to-the-problem-of-food-delivery-platforms-charging-high-commissions/ Two years ago, when Aniruddha Patil started his business PuneOrders.in – the first food delivery platform based in the city – he aimed to provide an alternative to established players who charged high commissions.

“While charging a commission is a legitimate way to run businesses, established players charge commissions of up to 20-30%. Small and medium players can ill afford it, but given the duopoly in the market, they have little or no say,” he said.

Patil’s platform charged amounts as low as Rs 1,000 per month while allowing restaurateurs the ability to “unbundle” the various services offered by food delivery platforms. With more than 30,000 orders delivered in two years, Patil’s company is now ready to offer bespoke services to food and other start-ups.

Patil, a software professional with years of experience in the IT industry, is a well-known figure in the city’s food and hospitality industry. As the founder of the Pune Eats Out Facebook page, Patil has over the years nurtured and built a community of serious foodies in and around the city. What started as a social media reviews page has grown into a community of 1,70,000 enthusiastic people.

The platform counts among its members connoisseurs, restaurateurs, home chefs and others.

After being associated with the food industry and working closely with them, Patil realized that the high commission charged by food delivery platforms was a common complaint.

“The idea of ​​food delivery is great…they have bundled together a range of services like payment, delivery etc. and restaurant owners have no choice but to accept that. So even if the customer is just down the street, the outlet has to pay the commission,” he pointed out. PuneOrders.in tackles this problem by “unbundling” services and enabling direct communication between the and customers.

When an order is placed on the platform, the business owner has the option of choosing either all the services or taking only part of the services offered. “We can help with delivery and collect payment if the business owner wishes. On the other hand, the business owner can choose to deliver the order and collect payment themselves. This option lacked on food delivery platforms,” he said.

This service flexibility is an added incentive and companies can choose to join the platform by paying Rs 1,000 per month as a fee.
With over 500 businesses now part of the platform, PuneOrders.in offers star hotels like

The Conrad as well as companies like Tata Motors Grihini Social Welfare Society, an organization specializing in homemade snacks.

“The flexibility of options helps every business owner choose the best deal for them,” he said. Two years later, Patil’s platform has broken even and is ready to scale to new models. “We want to explore models that will allow food start-ups and home chefs to pay per order and other revenue models,” he said.

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India and Malaysia tighten trade ties as buyers take advantage of cheaper palm oil http://joypeppers.com/india-and-malaysia-tighten-trade-ties-as-buyers-take-advantage-of-cheaper-palm-oil/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 10:18:14 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/india-and-malaysia-tighten-trade-ties-as-buyers-take-advantage-of-cheaper-palm-oil/




July 29, 2022 — India plans to acquire nearly five million metric tons of palm oil from Malaysia until the end of the year. This is a 20% increase from the first six months of 2022, when palm oil prices soared and marked record highs. Now cheaper oil is expected to flood Asian markets as inventories are full to the brim.

Indonesia’s short-lived ban on palm oil exports has had lasting effects on stocks as the country now struggles to reduce its reserves while preventing prices from falling too steeply.

Indonesia has so many reserves that it is implementing a mandatory 35% palm oil blend for its biodiesel, up from the current 30% blend.

While Indonesia banned exports, Malaysia tried to gain market share in the palm oil market by reducing taxes on its exports and increasing production. The country is reaping the benefits of being a stable and reliable trading partner.

“The supply chain has been very well maintained and Malaysia has played a crucial role in securing edible oil for Indian demand over the past two months,” said Sudhakar Desai, President of the Indian Association of vegetable oil producers (IVPA).

“Currently, India’s palm oil imports stand at around eight million tonnes and we expect Malaysia’s market share to continue at 55%,” he notes.

India and China are increasing their palm oil imports.Protocol of agreement
India’s IVPA has signed an agreement with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council to improve cooperation between the two bodies, with the aim of consolidating better demand and export performance.

The agreement will enable the exchange of information regarding sustainability efforts, as well as the exchange of data and collaboration in palm oil research and development, according to the signatory parties.

Desai thanked Malaysia for maintaining a reliable palm oil policy and responding to India’s demands during the difficult month when Indonesia banned palm oil exports.

China increases its stocks
With palm oil prices easing, China is stepping up its buying efforts. The country bought 96,495 metric tons of the product in June, compared to 85,123 metric tons in May, according to the Malaysian Palm Oil Board.

China is also committed to increasing its supply from Indonesia.

“Thank you very much for China’s commitment to add its import volume of crude palm oil from Indonesia. This will help us improve the welfare of approximately 16 million local palm oil producers. palm here in Indonesia,” said Luhut Pandjaitain, Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment.

“We hope China can continue to help Indonesia by increasing our palm oil trade,” he continued.

By Marc Cervera

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Sudo Foods in India Raises Seed Funding from Prominent Investors – vegconomist http://joypeppers.com/sudo-foods-in-india-raises-seed-funding-from-prominent-investors-vegconomist/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 10:47:00 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/sudo-foods-in-india-raises-seed-funding-from-prominent-investors-vegconomist/

Just weeks after its launch, India’s Sudo Foods successfully completed a seed cycle. The startup has raised funds from Java Capital and Betaplus Capital, as well as angel investors Ravi Saxena, Deep Bajaj and Ajay Garg.

Sudo is an alternative meat brand founded by former investment bankers Abhinav Chawla and Sadhika Agarwal. The startup says it will significantly expand its team after the funding round, hiring experts in food tech, food safety, culinary apps, and more.

Currently, Sudo has four products on the market — Plant-Based Chicken Samosas, Chicken Research skewers, chicken popcorn and mutton galouti. The company also plans to launch plant-based chicken burger patties in the near future.

© Sudo Foods

Plant-based in India

While India has a large vegetarian population, meat alternatives are only just beginning to gain traction in the country. Due to their recent rapid spike in popularity, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has just put in place its first-ever vegan food regulations, defining the standards that products must meet to be labeled as vegan.

In 2019, entrepreneur Sagar N Mehta spotted the rise in Indian plant-based and cruelty-free brands and launched the Vegan Dukan e-commerce marketplace to help curate them. Like Sudo Foods, Vegan Dukan is based in Bengaluru, and it’s one of many online retailers to stock Sudo’s products, alongside BigBasket, NotFoods, and more.

“We are happy to have raised capital from investors who not only believe in us but are also very bullish on the category,” said Sudo Foods co-founder Abhinav Chawla. “With this fundraising, we intend to invest heavily in marketing and R&D, as well as expand the team and distribution network.”

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Mitsuko Takahashi on the global egg industry http://joypeppers.com/mitsuko-takahashi-on-the-global-egg-industry/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 09:13:13 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/mitsuko-takahashi-on-the-global-egg-industry/

Although not attracting much attention from the Western media, a financial crisis is developing in China, which could eventually lead to the collapse of the Chinese economy, and either the end of the rule by the Communist Party of China ( PCC), or a sudden military adventure. by the CCP in an attempt to distract the Chinese people from the financial crisis inside China.

The Chinese Communist Party came to power promising the Chinese people a higher standard of living. In order to provide this higher standard of living and stay in political power, the CCP opened its economy to the West in 1978.

China’s GDP in 1978 was $149.5 billion. After China opened its markets to a free economy in 1978, the growth rate of the Chinese economy was nothing short of phenomenal. In 2021, China’s GDP was $17.7 trillion. The main reason for the explosive growth of the Chinese economy was that its economy in 1978 was bankrupt and had no place to go but up.

Although China’s economic growth has been impressive, it has relied specifically on “stable growth”. Steady growth relies on continuous and increasing amounts of economic inputs to maintain its rate of growth. Once inflows to the economy stabilize or stagnate, the rate of growth suffers and a decline in the economy is inevitable.

On the other hand, Western economies are subject to the “non-steady state growth” model of the Solow-Swan economic model. Unstable growth occurs when a technological change in production increases the productivity of the economy, causing the supply curve of a particular good or service to shift to the right on a system of Cartesian coordinates, which increases the demand for that good or service at a lower price. Such an increase in the supply of a good and/or service increases the GDP of that country without the use of additional economic inputs. The steady-state growth rate continues until the new technology becomes the new norm, after which the steady-state growth pattern reverts to a steady-state growth pattern.

China is unable to experience this type of economic growth due to the lack of an impartial judiciary in China to fairly and impartially adjudicate contract law disputes. For this reason, the current Chinese economy increasingly depends on economic inputs to increase significant economic growth.

Money as a political good

In the West, and in most of the world, money is an economic good. Money in the West is governed by the philosophy of a return on investment that creates more wealth. Money acts as an intermediary between buyer and seller.

In China, according to geopolitician Peter Zeihan, money is seen by the CCP as political property.

According to Mr. Zeihan, “Investment decisions that are not driven by the concept of return tend to add up. Conservatively, corporate debt in China is about 150% of GDP. This does not take into account federal government debt, or provincial government debt, or local government debt. Nor does it involve the bond market, or non-standard borrowing such as LendingTree-like person-to-person programs, or parallel financing designed to evade even China’s hyper-lax financial regulators. That doesn’t even include US dollar-denominated debt that has sprung up in the rare moments when Beijing has taken some small steps to resolve the debt problem and so companies have sought funding outside of China. With this kind of attitude towards capital, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Chinese stock markets are in essence gambling dens completely disconnected from issues of supply, labor, markets, logistics and cash. (and legality). Simply put, in China debt levels are simply not seen as a problem.

In China, money is a political commodity and only has value if it can be used to achieve a political goal. This political good is the maximum number of jobs.

The notions of rate of return or profit margins do not exist in China, and that is where the danger lies; the law of supply and demand will eventually prevail and the Chinese economy will face a correction. The longer it takes to deal with this economic correction, the greater the damage that the inevitable correction will cause to the Chinese economy.

The Chinese real estate market is in crisis

The default of huge real estate giant China Evergrande Group in December 2021 foreshadowed the wreckage of the slowing train of China’s real estate market. As they faltered in default, China’s state-owned enterprises picked Evergrande’s assets and took them over with cash and, in some cases, took on the debt of those assets with the blessing of the state government. Chinese. Due to Chinese law, international debt is so-called “unsecured” and issued by a Hong Kong subsidiary, which means that creditors do not automatically have the right to seize anything on the mainland, where Evergrande has nearly all of its 1,300 projects. There is little chance that foreign investors will be able to recover their investment thanks to this law.

In July, an article by the British news agency Reuters detailed the continuing crisis in the real estate market in China. According to the article, home buyers in 22 cities inside China are refusing to make mortgage payments on unfinished condos and apartments. According to Dan Wang, Chief Economist of Hang Seng Bank China… “If tens of thousands of home buyers really stop paying their mortgages, real estate companies will soon collapse because they have no cash, there has huge risks for banks, especially local banks, whose assets are mainly in the housing market, and there is no way the central bank can save them all.

These protesters risk being punished under a government system called “social credit” that rewards what is considered good behavior by Chinese citizens and punishes bad behavior. The refusal of frustrated Chinese families to pay a mortgage on an apartment or house that may never be built indicates the level of anger among thousands of Chinese buyers and carries over into China’s developing banking crisis.

A developing banking crisis in China

On July 10, 2022, in the Chinese province of Henan, in the provincial city of Zhengzhou, a crowd of around 1,000 people clashed with police outside a branch of the Central Bank of China to protest against the freezing of their deposits by the bank. .

The bank’s deposit freeze began in April 2022. Depositors were unable to withdraw their money from the bank from then on, despite promises that their money was safe.

The shock of July 10e, resulted in many protesters being attacked and beaten by unidentified men, who were later identified as government police and then held in detention centers. The protesters were freed later that afternoon. The next day, authorities announced that funds would be released with a maximum amount of 50,000 yuan ($7,434 in USD). Authorities have announced that frozen deposits above this amount will eventually be released, but no information as to how and when has been given.

The bank, one of around 1,600 village banks, is under pressure due to the slowdown in China’s property market. Many banks and financial institutions are heavily invested in China’s property market, and with the property market slowly collapsing, the damage is slowly seeping into China’s financial sector.

To boost its economy, China has announced a $1.1 trillion (USD) infrastructure package. This is an example of the Chinese economy adding inputs to its economy to drive growth, but the input is simply more debt. The stimulus package will depend on bonds, in which provincial banks are supposed to invest. Given the illiquidity of small banks, this can be a daunting challenge.

With the real estate market in crisis in China, and with collateral damage leaks in the Chinese banking sector, with funds frozen where depositors cannot access their capital, a serious real estate and banking crisis is developing in China.

With the housing market crash in China, and the beginnings of a crash in the Chinese banking system, it seems that the inevitable economic correction has arrived.

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Britain is burning. India has some tips. http://joypeppers.com/britain-is-burning-india-has-some-tips/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 16:41:25 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/britain-is-burning-india-has-some-tips/

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London was burning earlier this week. So many fires erupted in the recent heatwave that the city’s firefighters had their busiest day since Hitler sent his V-2s howling across the English Channel. Heathrow’s tracks began to melt as temperatures rose above 40 degrees Celsius, as embattled railway companies feared the tracks would warp in the heat. Britain, like the rest of Europe, is unfortunately unprepared for global warming.

Here in New Delhi, it’s barely 30 degrees outside. The monsoon has finally arrived, making this parched part of the world habitable again.

Nevertheless, we too suffered from the heat more than usual. This is what is supposed to happen, like clockwork: First, heavy rain clouds gather over the Indian Ocean and are pulled towards the subcontinent as it begins to bake under the hot late April sun. Then, in late May, clouds broke over the southern tip of the peninsula; less than a fortnight later, on June 10, the major port cities of Mumbai and Kolkata received their first sustained downpours.

The monsoon then sweeps majestically up the Ganges plain until it brings relief to Delhi in the last days of the month. While northwest India may seem unlivable in the height of summer, summer is only supposed to last about two months.

Now the monsoon tends to get lost. This year, the heat in central India and then southern Pakistan has been such that it has pulled the clouds in that direction instead. Delhi should have seen constant downpours for the first 10 days of June. Instead, we received just 2.6 millimeters of rain – and that after a summer when temperatures between 45 and 50 degrees were the norm rather than the exception.

Cherished weather patterns, expectations built up over generations, are all destroyed by climate change. But at least in India we sense what awaits us. We know what extreme heat can do to a person. In response, you build houses with thick walls, small windows, and high ceilings to stay cool. You drink as much water as you can. If possible, don’t go out when the sun is high in the sky. The English, as Noel Coward has pointed out, don’t have quite the same respect for the midday sun.

There are many things about the way Europeans live that will need to change as the continent faces summer days that will look more like South Asia than the Swiss Alps. Clothes, for one. A month with daytime temperatures consistently above 27 degrees Celsius is not a month where you should wear a nice suit when you go to the office. G-7 leaders have given up on ties; suit jackets should be next.

People will change their ways when their doctors tell them to – and thankfully the National Health Service remains Britain’s most trusted institution. The NHS has advised Britons to drink more water and walk in the shade. (And also to “avoid exercising in the hottest parts of the day,” a piece of advice I’m appalled about was needed. Maybe Coward was onto something.)

But the NHS will have to prepare for more than that. Under business-as-usual scenarios, the Aedes aegypti mosquito will migrate unhindered to northern Europe and be given two or three months of perfect weather to spread diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya – which we in India hardly had. heard of decades ago but are now endemic. In the United States, the Deep South is even more at risk: the United Nations Environment Program has warned that the region could be at risk of epidemics of malaria in the decades to come.

Then there is the housing stock. New build deliveries in the UK have only roughly recovered to pre-financial crisis levels. That in itself is less than half of what they were at the height of British house building in the mid-1960s.

It’s wonderful to see how many countries in Europe – including Britain – have worked hard to minimize the demolition of old buildings and loosen change-of-use regulations to bring them into the housing market. Yet once cold countries cannot afford too much sentimentality. With climate change, they will also need many more new buildings designed for extreme heat.

Growing up in Bengal – where, as Coward pointed out, “moving at all is very rarely done” – cemeteries have provided ample evidence of what happens to people who refuse to change their ways when faced with a extreme heat. The cemeteries were filled with British settlers who died young; more than half of British civil servants died during their period of service.

An austere Danish visitor explained why: “It is true that many English people die here very suddenly, but in my opinion the fault lies mainly with them: they eat a lot of delicious food. … They drink very strong Portuguese wines, at the hottest time of the day. … In addition they wear, like in Europe, tight clothes.

Harsh and unscientific, yes. But, if the Bengal Heat arrives in Britain, there may be some lessons to be learned.

More other writers at Bloomberg Opinion:

• If the climate is a crisis, keep gas prices high: Eduardo Porter

• When the weather is hot enough to kill: Fickling and Pollard

• Investors deserve better climate information: Michelle Leder

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editorial Board or of Bloomberg LP and its owners.

Mihir Sharma is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. A senior researcher at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, he is the author of “Restart: The Last Chance for the Indian Economy”.

More stories like this are available at bloomberg.com/opinion

]]> Prepare delicious homemade Indian meals with Batch Lady’s vegan saag aloo http://joypeppers.com/prepare-delicious-homemade-indian-meals-with-batch-ladys-vegan-saag-aloo/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 22:42:16 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/prepare-delicious-homemade-indian-meals-with-batch-ladys-vegan-saag-aloo/

THIS week, I’m bringing you two wonderful Indian recipes to highlight South Asian Heritage Month – which runs until August 17 – and all the amazing recipes to come from this part of the world.

I love cooking Indian food – it’s a great meal for Friday nights when you’re craving a delicious takeaway, but don’t like the price.

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You can always add a spoonful of natural yoghurt to refresh it a bit.Credit: Shutterstock

Try my delicious tandoori chicken drumsticks and my potato side, saag aloo, which is also vegan.

Both of these recipes are very aromatic, but not too spicy, so they are perfect for the whole family.

You can always add a spoonful of plain yogurt to cool it down a bit.

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Vegan saag aloo

For 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

YOU NEED:

  • 800g potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 115 g frozen diced onions
  • 3 teaspoons frozen minced garlic
  • 3 teaspoons frozen chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 250g fresh spinach
  • 240ml vegan broth

METHOD: Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-inch cubes.

Place them in a pan of water and cook until tender. Place a deep frying pan on the heat and add the oil, then the onion, garlic and ginger, and cook until soft.

Add the tomato puree, ground coriander, cumin and turmeric and cook for 1 minute.

Add cooked potatoes and fresh spinach and cover with broth.
Cook for another 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and let cool.

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Ready to freeze: Once cooled, pour into a reusable freezer bag.

Ready to eat: Remove from the freezer and let thaw. Once thawed, reheat in a saucepan until heated through. Serve with rice or as a side dish.

Treat your family to a delicious meal with Batch Lady's recipe

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Treat your family to a delicious meal with Batch Lady’s recipe
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Vijay Dwivedi’s take on Gulf investment in Indian food parks: The Tribune India http://joypeppers.com/vijay-dwivedis-take-on-gulf-investment-in-indian-food-parks-the-tribune-india/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 10:58:00 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/vijay-dwivedis-take-on-gulf-investment-in-indian-food-parks-the-tribune-india/

This one is ginormous, Produce fanatics certainly have a say in what gets cooked up during the week at the I2U2 Summit. And as ironic as it sounds as agribusiness goes full throttle to feel the aftermath of covid comes this banger of a news. At the virtual India-Israel-US-UAE (I2U2) summit on Thursday night, it was decided that the oil-rich United Arab Emirates would invest the US$2 billion to develop a series of integrated food parks across the country. India that will incorporate state-of-the-art climate-smart technologies. India will “provide suitable land for the project and facilitate the integration of farmers into the food parks”, while US and Israeli private companies will support projects that “will help maximize crop yields and, in turn, will contribute to the fight against food insecurity in South Asia”. and the Middle East.”

Although the news made a bit of noise here and there, Mr. Vijay Dwivedi, a well-acquainted business tycoon in the department, felt different as this whole deal seemed particularly beneficial for Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Affirmation bonus to food crop enterprises. What holds more selective props for the state of Gujarat is that huge investments will be sanctioned and the project will help achieve India’s goal of reaching 500 GW of non-fossil fuel capacity. ‘by 2030. In a joint statement, the I2U2 said, “Such projects have the potential to make India a global hub for alternative supply chains in the renewable energy sector.”

Mr Dwivedi suggests that there were other recreations in the country with more powerful programs which could also have been considered as the sole objective was to exploit new initiatives in the areas of water, energy, transport, space, health and food security. “The superiority on a constructive program definitely harbors considerable potential in the common projects identified between the said nations”, quoted Mr. Dwivedi

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