India is the second largest producer of tea in the world. These are some of the type of varieties and flavourings common to India and Eastern countries (including some great variations on chai!).
Types of Tea in India
India is one of the largest producers of tea in the world, especially from the regions of Assam, Nilgiri and Darjeeling. The major tea producing states in India are Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and other northe...
A lot of people ask us, what's the main difference between North and South Indian Cuisine? We at Zara's take influence from both sides of our homelands... But for your knowledge, there is a world of difference in terms of flavour and spicing etc in either hemisphere. Here is a tiny look at those differences:
-Courtesy of NearSay.com
'Indian cuisine is commonly found all across the United States, and many people love tikka masala and savor every piece of naan....
One favourite for chilly weather is hot chilli of course! Check out the list for the world's hottest peppers of 2019
#1 – THE CAROLINA REAPER 2,200,000 SHU
As of August, 2013, Guinness World Records stated that Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper® is officially the world’s hottest chile pepper. Originally named the “HP22BNH7”, this pepper is bred by cultivator Ed Currie, who runs PuckerButt Pe...
As the seasons change, we at Zara's love to bundle up and keep keep warm with spices and some tips from Ayurveda on dealing with cool weather. Enjoy!
(courtesy of organicauthority.com)
Ayurveda and Winter
As the seasons change, so too do our body’s food requirements, according to the principles of Ayurveda. Colder, dryer weather leads to dryness in the body, evident by dry flaky skin and tired, rigid joints. During winter months, the body’s mucus membranes may...
We love adding carrots to so many of our recipes! The colour, the zest and crunch can add so much to fusion cooking! Enjoy these health benefits (courtesy healthfitnessrevolution.com) of our favourite orange root!
"First cultivated where the Himalayan and Hindu Kush mountains meet, purple carrots and their yellow alternates were domesticated in the early 10-11th centuries before touching the Mediterranean, and then the Western Hemisphere around 1600. From pe...
When we look back on our history at Zara's Gourmet Kitchen, there have been so many stories, tips and recipes we have collected in our almost 30 years of business. From that first bag of flour to make rotis in 1988, to today where we happily feed thousands of Canadian customers a month, it's a blessing to share this journey with you... our fellow foodies.
We love Indian Food. And we love sharing it with you Canada. 🇨🇦