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Little India in Toronto

Toronto's Little India may not be large, but this small neighbourhood that stretches along Gerrard Street East, is home to one of the best markets for South Asian goods and restaurants for Desi cuisine in North America. The colourful saris and Bollywood music are certainly enticing but it's the rich, spicy aromas from many restaurants there that tempt visitors to linger. We explore the top 5 restaurants in Toronto's Little India.

Bombay Chowpatty offers a clever alternative to Little India' buffet-style restaurants. This casual fast-food-style restaurant is also a video store, selling Bollywood DVDs, which provides background soundtrack for diners. Bombay Burgers, a pan-fried potato patty topped with chickpeas, onions, tomatoes and chutneys, showcase the creativity in presenting Indian street-food favourites. All dishes are vegetarian and the restaurant is open late, making it a great spot for satisfying midnight cravings.

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The Liquid Gold called Honey

Honey has been extensively used for many nutritional and medicinal benefits for centuries. From ancient Greek mythology to current times, the powerful cure-all attributes of honey have contributed to its vast use for health benefits. Most of us know of the antibacterial and antifungal properties of honey.

Few of its uses and benefits are provided below as a refresher:

  • A spoon of honey with juice of half lemon, mixed in a glass of lukewarm water, is an effective remedy for constipation and hyper-acidity. Drink it in the morning for best results

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Lahore Tikka House

Restaurant in Spotlight

Gerrard Street is famous for one of its illustrious restaurants, Lahore Tikka House, which gives its patrons a look and feel of Pakistani restaurants' ambiance and cuisine. Lahore Tikka House offers familiar tastes of home and is a go-to place to celebrate cultural events. It is a restaurant where people of different cultures and backgrounds come together and feel welcomed.

The aroma and taste of the biryani, kababs and chicken tikka, and their quick service are the essence of Lahore Tikka House. It has attracted customers for years from far and wide. Lahore Tikka house is much more than just a restaurant, it's a community, cuisine-art and a legacy.

Butter Chicken
Recipe of the Week

One of the most-loved dishes among the South Asian meals is the Butter Chicken. It does not only hold a special place in the South Asian community, but is popular among other communities as well. Butter chicken is a well-balanced mix of tender chicken pieces, yogurt, tomatoes and butter or cream and it's easy to cook.

It tastes equally delicious with bread (roti) or rice.

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