Photo has been used for illustrative purpose only.
With the sales of chicken and mutton going down due to the coronavirus scare, it is the humble 'kathal' (jackfruit) that is emerging as an acceptable alternative.
'Kathal' is now selling at Rs 120 per kilogram — an increase of more than 120 per cent over the normal Rs 50 per kilogramme.
The jackfruit, in fact, is now higher priced than chicken which is selling at Rs 80 per kilogramme due to poor demand.
"It is better having a 'kathal' biryani instead of a mutton biryani. It tastes reasonably good. The only problem is that 'kathal' has been sold out in the vegetable market and is difficult to find," said Purnima Srivastava whose family savours non-vegetarian food on a regular basis.
The corona scare has hit poultry business so hard and the Poultry Farm Association recently organised a chicken fair in Gorakhpur to dispel the misconception that birds are carriers of the deadly virus.
"In fact, we gave away platefuls of chicken dishes for Rs 30 each to encourage people to savour the delicacies. We cooked one thousand kilogrammes of chicken for the Mela and the entire stock was sold out," said Vineet Singh, head of the Poultry Farm Association.
However, the Mela did not do much to dispel the fears about chicken, mutton or fish consumption amid the virus outbreak.
When it comes to diets for reducing weight, the two regimens that captured the imagination of Indians in 2019 were the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting diet.
Even as India is making full-on preparations to tackle the scourge of the coronavirus, five new positive cases of coronavirus have been reported from Kerala.
The UAE has called on its citizens to refrain from travelling to India at present time, following recent concerns on the new coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreaks in a number of countries.
His flat at 23 Brook Street, in the Mayfair area of central London, is now a museum -- and besides his musical legacy is one of the few tangible reminders of his life in the city.
in winter Finland's far north usually throngs with international holidaymakers who come to experience a snowy wonderland of reindeer rides, ice castles and the "real" Santa's grotto.
A mum of three, Jessica Woo became a TikTok sensation after making lunch for her children and posting the video on the social media app.