Imagine this view — early morning hours, clouds skylarking golden sun rays, birds welcoming you with melodious songs as you walk among blooming mango trees. All your troubles lose importance when you stand under orchard trees. When the soaking rains suddenly stop, your feet sink deep into the soil. The smell of fresh mango spring up something that is worth more than money.
Doesn’t it remind you the taste of mango?
To heighten your mirth and solace, UP Mango Festival has organized one such rendezvous, the Orchard Visit. Before traversing the mango lanes, let us see what a Mango Fest actually is!
About UP Mango Fest –
In the present time, more than 1,360 varieties of mangoes are available worldwide, out of which more than 1,000 are found in India. The factual diversity ranges from different various breeds to various sizes (from the size of a grape to a weight over 2.5 kg). This wide spectrum is a prime attraction for people from all over the world. Hence, UP Mango Fest aims at providing recognition to the King of Fruits by the means of an annual exhibition.
Objectives of Mango Fest –
Are you aware of the origin of Mango? Well, it is considered as a native crop to Indian Subcontinent, cultivated for over 4,000 years! Hence, an essential part of this fest is to pay homage to Indian farmers for running the cultivation of this traditional crop. The next aim is providing easy access to various breeds of mango and associated products at user-friendly prices. This is a major catch in the event where people taste selectively handpicked fresh farm-fruits. Another purpose to organize this event is to promote & patronize mango-growers to advance technologically to increase their production and product quality. Extracting maximum returns from the product, making provisions for sales of secondary sellers, tapping domestic and international markets and ultimately contributing to the national economy all circle the target of Mango Fest.
Pioneers of UP Mango Fest –
The first UP Mango Festival was held in 2013 as a motivational event to promote the regional breeds and their cultivators, to extend support to farmers and women in agriculture. It has been adopted as an annual fest ever since.
The UP Mango Fest owes its glory to the efforts of Jyotsna Kaur Habibullah, who led to the first successful fest in 2013. Madhvendra Deo Singh supported as an Agripreneur to uplift the nation and its people.
The ‘Orchard Visit’ had been held in Madhav Udyaan, Malihabaad until last year. In 2018, it will be organized in the Abbasi mango orchard which belongs to Shahid Abbasi to cover more orchards in the state.
About Orchard Visit –
The orchard visit is scheduled on 17th of the month in the Abbasi Orchard in Kakori. Promoting eco & agricultural tourism, giving an exquisite experience of biodiversity, educating the youth about fresh fruit benefit, etc are all targeted in this event. Quite a number of activities, fun competitions, educational programs are exclusively put up to jack enthusiasm in the audience.
From magnificent breakfast to tractor safari, preservative-free items to artistic blues, every loadstone is displayed. Various competitions include musical chairs, photography, ready-made mango items & mango eating competitions, etc are organized for all ages. Various fun activities, inclusive of a treasure hunt, orchard walks, tractor/horse rides, poster/props making, Quizzes and many more are conducted.
Even cultural parade is provided with major attractions like Awadhi Qawwali, folk dance forms, Purana-pan Daan, Zari kari, Chikankari, Kiss-ae-kakori etc are intensely enjoyed by the audience.
The 2018 Orchard visit is scheduled on 17th June from 7 am to 11 am.
Venue – Abbasi Orchard, Kakori
(13 km from Lucknow)
Book Your Tickets- https://goo.gl/ZS4As1
Check out the event page here.
You are cordially invited to witness the traditional agriculture and make healthy memories at the UP Mango Festival Orchard Visit, 2018.
7 things which happen when food becomes your “bae”
‘Food is something which seems to be the byproduct of nature’s precious gifts as well as your imaginative grey matter.’
Now before the reader goes all covert to know who said the aforementioned line, let’s just stick to the regular fact. Food is love! Obviously for many of us it’s not just about being exposed to the arsenal of aromas. But at the same time it’s all about filling that hungry belly with some delicious flavor bombs.
Foodies love to think about food more than anything else! That’s what they’re supposed to do right?
Well, see for yourselves:-
Kitchen becomes “The Kitchen”
When a human mind falls in love with the art of making delicious food then the first thing which comes into his/her mind is “the kitchen should necessarily be treated as a temple”. The results are glistening utensils, sharp knives, groceries aligned as if they’re the pit crew of your stomach’s NASCAR race. You’ll be surprised by the results yourselves.
Quality over Quantity
There’s a fine line between “good food” and “blissful food”. The only difference is that good food comprises of makeshift moves which help you out in the long run, whereas blissful food comprises of finely tuned components which in turn relieve your mind of the worries you’re having. Boss issues!?
You know it at the tip of your tongue
Being a foodie has many perks but the best one among all is remembering your grandma’s secret ingredient, or the correct proportions, heck even the name of a rare herb! You seem to play it all on the kitchen counter with ease and that’s what makes you awesome.
Exploring more and more
Perhaps the basic instinct is your hunger for more and more ways to improvise your so-called “catastrophic” dish which was actually pretty good. Once your obsession with food takes over your mind, the food detective inside you comes to life. And that is a thing which most of us normal humans don’t possess.
Inventions on new food!
No matter what the circumstances might be, a good foodie always searches for that particular trick which would turn his/her regular main course into something way better than what the expensive restaurants fail to offer. And hence, the term “my own creation’ comes into play.
Researching food stuff
The stuff here isn’t just some random keyword scribbled across the search engine. It is a wide spectrum which encompasses all the elements of all the great chefs around the globe. Most foodies are prone to commit acts of intense research upon the famous dishes by, you guessed it, famous chefs. Be it Gordon Ramsey or Vikas Khanna, a foodie will never leave a page unread from those savvy cook books.
Finally the most techie thing about being a foodie is his/her obsession with taking snaps of any dish those hungry eyes come across. One moment you’re ordering a cheese pizza and “click”, it just got posted on Instagram. It’s a natural instinct which rules the frontal cortex of all foodies across the globe. Particularly for those hailing from the current timeline. Now you can enjoy the bite!
It doesn’t matter where you’ve just started, what matters is your journey from just an all-time regular cook to a real maestro who rules the taste buds. Because once a foodie is always a foodie. Cheers to that grey matter of yours!
Eid and it’s delicacies are the talk of the town nowadays : The excitement all across the globe is inexpressible !!
Food always symbolize an inseparable joy of festivals especially in India where people obsess over it completely. Eid itself is a celebration that brings along a list of recipes to leave anybody mouth-watering. It is the fast breaking food that owns its preparations days before Eid.
People after an entire month of fasting with religious sentiments, do not tend to compromise with the delicacies. From desserts to spicy non vegetarian curries, from biryani to kebabs, the festival is full of lavish dishes. Indeed, it reflects the culture of the Mughal Cuisine and revive the flavors that are eternal. Well, it is the season of delicious food and visiting your friend’s place to enjoy the traditional flavors.
For all food lovers who’ve been waiting for this festival, fasten up your seat belts and prepare your taste buds to feel the essence of glorified food.
HALEEM ( HYDERABAD) :
GALOUTI KEBAB ( LUCKNOW) :
Remember those days when Eid at school was a treat from our Muslim friends? When one box of Sevaiyan was the ultimate desire and each one booked theirs as soon as Ramadan began. That’s the beauty of this sweet delicacy that brings sweetness to the festival of Eid. Cooked in any form, it has its real purity in the sweetness with which it is
ANDEY KA HALWA :
BHUNA GOSHT :
CREAMY CHICKEN KORMA :
SHAHI BIRYANI :
The love for biryani is eternal and so is this toothsome dish. Traditionally cooked in dum style, the Shahi Biryani needs a lot of efforts to come out with its pure essence. With fairly cooked spices and a saffron rice, it is the thing one cherishes for a lifetime.
So, while Eid is round the corner, be ready to nourish your taste buds. Celebrate Mughal flavors, unity, love for food relations all in the package of Eid. Visit your friends and relatives to enjoy the Dastarkhwan of Flavors. Cherish this Eid with exemplary dishes that surely are worth the wait.
From Wordhazard, we wish everyone EID MUBARAK and an even tastier fast breaking celebration.
Food and feast- where, what and why in Delhi.
Who run the world? Foodies, obviously! Feasting and food is the best pleasure one can get in life. When that cheese melts in your mouth, with the bread crumbs all over your dress, when that salsa covers your nachos completely, it
feels heavenly. Imagine that melting chocolate with brownie in your mouth, delicious! Delhi is not only a place for the shopaholic but also a heaven for foodies. Lets dig into the list of the best places to eat in Delhi.
Majnu ka Tila, North Delhi
No other place can serve north-eastern delicacies better than this one. Majnu ka Tila has all the cuisine like- Korean, Tibetan, Nepali etc. Established as a refugee settlement for the Tibetans since 1960’s, this place has amazing restaurants that serve authentic Tibetan, Korean and Nepali delicacies. Some famous cafes in the area are- Ama Café, Busan Korean Restaurant, Kori’s, Living room restro etc.
Location- Near ISBT Kashmere gate
How to reach- Metro (Yellow line, Vidhan Sabha)
This is one of the best places to eat in Delhi, not only food but one will always find this place filled with college students. Starting from street food, fast food, multi cuisines to snacking joints, you’ll find it all. The food is not only delicious but also within a decent budget. Some famous joints are- Chache di hatti, Bille di hatti, Momo’s point, Bamboo hut, South Indian Café etc.
Location- New Delhi.
How to reach- Metro (Yellow line, Vishwavidhyalaya)
This place has economic grade food spots. You will not suffer from a cash crunch if you feed your empty stomach in this area. Similar to north campus, south campus serves amazing street food and multiple cuisines. Filled with students everywhere, Satya Niketan is the hub for foodies. Multiple cuisines like Italian, American, Fast Food and shakes and North Indian Grill.
Location- South Delhi
How to reach- Metro (Yellow line, AIIMS)
Apart from being a beautiful and serene place, Jama Masjid is also known for delicious food that will make you drool like flood. Keema samosas, Kebabs, Botis and rolls, fried chicken and what not, it’s like a heaven for the non-
vegetarians. The specialities are Mughlai, Street food, grill and sweets. Some famous joints include Karim’s, Hussain Fried chicken, Aslam chicken corner and Kallan Sweets.
Location- Meena Bazaar, Chandni Chowk
How to reach – Metro (Violet line, Jama Masjid)
This place is considered as the father of all the street food in Delhi. The list starts from papdi chaat, dahi bhalle, to mughlai and so on so forth. It has retained its essence of food paradise for a long time now. Dig into this place for some binge eating. Best picks include- Chainaram, Meghraj Sons, Haldiram, Tiwari Bros, Old Famous Jalebiwala, Shiv Mishthan Bhandaar, and Ghantewala Halwai, Natraj Bhalle Wala etc.
Location – Old delhi
How to reach – Metro (Yellow line, Chawri Bazaar)
This place will always to make to the top of the list of all the best places in Delhi. From fancy rotating fine dining to dhabas, this place has everything. Look around to find international as well as local delicacies.
Location- Rajiv Chowk
How to reach- Metro (yellow line, Blue line Rajiv chowk)
Binge eat foodies because Delhi, indeed, is the food paradise in India. From multiple national to international cuisines to street food, you’ll get it all here.
After all “There is no sincere love than the love of food”- George Bernard Shaw.
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