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Lockdown Food Trends On Social Media

India has been on a complete lockdown since March 24 due to pandemic Covid 19. As people are refraining from going out to eat their favorite food in their favour restaurants,  they are trying different food trends at home and posting it on instagram and facebook.

India has been on a complete lockdown since March 24 due to pandemic Covid 19. As people are refraining from going out to eat their favorite food in their favour restaurants,  they are trying different food trends at home and posting it on instagram and facebook. Among different food trends I have selected 6 best trends that people are trying to make at home.

Dalgona Coffee 


The word 'dalgona' is a Korean word which means 'honeycomb toffee'.

Dalgona coffee is the most popular food trend in social media that people are following during the pandemic Covid19 lockdown period. It's a coffee recipe made by whipping equal amount of instant coffee powder, sugar and hot water until become creamy and then it is added to the hot or cold milk on its top. 

Dalgona coffee doesnot contain dalgona but as it has a dalgona flavour and so the name dalgona coffee is. Dalgona coffee originally know as whipped coffee or beaten coffee. The drink itself has origins from India, Pakistan and Macau. In January Korean TV actor Jung II-Woo visited Macau and tried the whipped coffee.  As the coffee has a resemblance to the Korean dalgona toffee, he gave the name dalgona coffee and it becomes popular in the social media.

I personally have not tried it as I have no instant coffee powder in my kitchen storage.

Jalebi 


Jalebi is a sweet dish very popular in Indian subcontinent. It is made by deep frying all purpose flour batter in circular shape and thereafter soaked in sugar syrup. During lockdown as people are not able to eat their favorite jalebi, they tried making it at home.  People posted their jalabi pictures in social media which become a trend in social media.

Well, I didn't took this challenge too. 

Bread 


Now this an interesting challenge.  Making bread at home becomes a popular trend during lockdown period. Bread is made from a dough of flour and water by adding yeast. Some tried to bake bread without adding yeast and with wheat flour. I took this challenge once and it was perfectly fine. 

Momo


Pictures of momos of different shapes and sizes becomes a trend on social media during the lockdown period. Momo is a steamed filled dumpling popular across the Indian subcontinent. Momo is served with a red hot chutney. The filling in moms may be of chicken, pork or veggies. My personal favorite is chicken momo and I tried this trend too. 

Dhokla 

Dhokla is a Gujarati recipe made from gram flour or besan. It is steamed and then tempered with curry leaves, mustard seeds and green chillies. It is generally served as a snack. I saw many dhokla pics in my own facebook food group shared by the group members. People tried making dhokla at home and posted the pics on social media and so it becomes a trend too.
I took the challenge too.  Get the recipe here

Cake 


People are trying their hands in baking and making cakes specially zebra cakes or marvel cakes. I took the challenge too. 

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Assamese cuisine is the cuisine of Assam and its different multi ethnic  communities and tribes living in different parts of Assam. Presenting 15 multiple choice questions on Assamese cuisines and recipes.  Test your knowledge .
1. In Assamese cuisine, a traditional meal begin with a
KharTengaPitikaBor
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Flattened ricePuffed riceA variety of riceAromatic rice
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Banana leafTurmeric leafPlantain or tora leafLotus leaf
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Fermented soya beanFermented bamboo shootsFermented fishFermented cheese
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Water spinach Spinach dock Ceylon spinach Buffalo spinach 
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Fermented fish Fermented herbs Fermented bamboo shoots Fermented soya bean 
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A kind of khichuri Leftover rice soaked overnight to ferment Fried rice Steamed rice 
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