Ep. 13: Pakode, Samose aur kya tal raha hai?
It is not fry-day yet, but our 2Gs, the Gourmands and the Geeks, Sadaf and Archit, are already frying samosa, pakoda (or bhajiya), and other fried delicacies. In this episode, they examine the tradition of frying in India through the lens of Ayurveda, history, and mythology.
They also become part-time nutritionists and answer some tough questions like whether frying is healthy or unhealthy and what should we choose between kachi ghani (cold press) oil, ghee, or refined oil for frying.
So sit back and relax, heat some oil in a pan, fry some pakoda and samosa, and listen to this episode.
Important links to geek out more:
Take pride in the bonda or pakora. It is our gift to the world (https://www.hindustantimes.com/brunch/take-pride-in-the-bonda-or-pakora-it-is-our-gift-to-the-world/story-khxwM10l0NT8HLZ8ik9G7I.html)
Book: Pakodas: The Snack for all Seasons by Sangeeta Khanna (https://www.amazon.in/Pakodas-Snack-Seasons-Sangeeta-Khanna/dp/9388754271)
Book: Desi Delicacies edited by Claire Chambers (https://www.amazon.in/dp/9389104572/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_4.VbGbASKFV7J)
The rise and fall of the biggest importers of edible oil in the world. (https://m.thewire.in/article/political-economy/india-edible-oil-self-sufficiency)
India’s Colourless Revolution: Replacement of Traditional Oils by Soy and Palm Oils (https://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/indias-colourless-revolution-replacement-of-traditional-oils-by-soy-and-palm-oils/)
Which is the Best Cooking Oil in Indian Market? (https://youtu.be/_urKrTNH5G0)
Ayurvedic Body Test in 5 Mins (https://youtu.be/wtVsFfFeYNs)
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