Parval Aloo and memories of Nani’s Home.

Growing up in a primarily vegetarian household in the heart of UP meant vegetables were always an intrinsic part of our meals. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, nothing was complete without a sabzi. It could be the aloo ki sabzi in the tiffin, or bhindi fry for lunch; palak ki daal for dinner, or gajar ka …

Delhi Street Food Awards — where Delhi goes to eat

A few weeks ago, when I saw Delhi Food Walks' poll on Delhi's best Street Food, I was excited. Considering my love for street food, and my apparent knowledge about it, I was certain, I would know every place on the list. What I discovered however was very different. I did not even know a …

On Finding the Easter Eggs and the child within

I first saw Easter Eggs when I was about nine. We were in Allahabad at the time and father had brought this fancy  large egg. It was white and it was hard, made with sugar, perhaps. The surface was beautifully  decorated with intricate pink detailing of bows and ribbons, flowers and leaves. To the middle …

A Town Called Tata.

Scraps from the steel plant adorn the streets, wide tree lined avenues invite you for a walk; marketplaces with small shops and tiled rooftops take you back in time, and large bungalows with beautiful lawns make you want to retire in them. Jamshedpur is a town made of dreams. And so, even though we have …

Tundey: Kabab, Biriyani, and a 102 year old Tradition.

“I will have four kababs, two parathas and half biryani,” a lady orders without looking at the menu. “Two half biryanis to eat and 4 kebabs and 2 parathas pack” echoes the voice from next table. “Bhaiya do plate biriyani pack aur kabab parathe khane ke liye,” says the person behind me. A quick glance …