Online food delivery to get costlier amid rising inflation, discount demands

a person riding a bicycle on a city street: Online food delivery to get costlier amid rising inflation, discount demands

© Nachiket Deuskar
Online food delivery to get costlier amid rising inflation, discount demands

Ordering food on platforms such as Swiggy and Zomato will likely get more expensive this year as both restaurants and cloud kitchens, which prepare food for delivery at the customer’s doorstep, seek to increase prices. 

Inflation is accelerating, with the consumer price index measuring it at a three-month high of 4.91 percent in November, and Swiggy and Zomato are pushing for more discounts for food delivery on their platforms. 

Despite a marginal drop on food items in December, experts say that it is unlikely to have prevented inflation considering other factors. Over the last year, vegetables, edible oil have seen an increase in costs along with high prices of petrol and diesel that pushed up transportation costs. Further, experts have cited that inflationary pressures may be strengthened going forward on account of the restrictions that are

Read More

Multi-cooker makes healthy meals easy and quick

Eating healthy has never been so easy — or so quick.

A multi-cooker makes cooking a healthy meal accessible and approachable, and takes less time and energy than not-so-healthy fast-food runs or tossing a frozen pizza into the oven. Roast a chicken in 30 minutes, cook nutrient packed whole grains like wild rice or barley in 20 minutes, whip up a one-pot bean or lentil-based stew, chowder, or chili in that same 20 minutes—this kitchen marvel really is a meal changer that can help support a healthy diet in the most convenient, time-saving, and delicious ways.

What is a multi-cooker?

Sort of a pressure cooker-slow cooker hybrid, the multi-cooker is a multifunctional phenom that is also a rice cooker, steamer, Dutch oven, baker, yogurt maker and more. Versatile and easy to use, it’s an excellent replacement for other cooking equipment, like the slow cooker or rice maker, which clears up

Read More

How To Do Sous Vide At Home (And Why Everyone’s Doing It)

At the beginning of every new year, we make dietary promises to ourselves: Eat more of this. Drink less of that. We sometimes succeed. More often, we give up and go back to our old habits.

This year, instead of restricting ingredients or substances, why not learn a new technique? By replacing sautéing with sous vide cooking, for instance, you can cut down on fats, lock in nutrients and save on food waste — not to mention make it a snap to clean up.

What is sous vide?

In the 1970s, French chef Georges Pralus discovered the sous vide method when he was trying to keep a piece of foie gras at its precooked size at ​​the restaurant Troisgros. He vacuum-sealed it in a bag and cooked it by bathing it in hot water, reducing shrinkage by 35%. At the same time, he accidentally realized that he had greatly enhanced

Read More