Treasures of The Orient — in Delhi.

Those who know the culinary landscape of Delhi know how significant Oriental Food is to Delhi. And those who know how important Oriental cuisine is here, cannot not know about the legendary restaurants that have always been around giving the city an edge over all other. The House of Ming, Thai Pavilion, Spicy Duck three …

Cooking or The subtle art of healing.

It is a bright Goan afternoon and I am in chef Sarita Carvalho’s kitchen at Tempero, the Goan specialty restaurant at ITC Goa, learning to make rava fry and stir fried mushrooms. Dressed in a monogrammed apron and a chef’s hat, it is my first time in a restaurant kitchen and I am as excited …

Megu: Delhi’s finest Japanese Food

Have you ever seen fresh horseradish paste being made? I hadn't either until I met Ishwar, the smiling young man at Megu who did it in front of me. Brought in from Japan, ground fresh on a piece of shark skin (also from japan), the fresh horseradish turned out to be much milder and more …

An Eid in Lucknow

I grew up a vegetarian in Lucknow. Okay, I will repeat if it doesn't register. Yes, I did grow up a vegetarian in a city that is celebrated all over the world for its kebabs and biriyani. And until 24 years of age, I hadn't even seen what the kebabs or biriyani here looked like. …

Tredelnik, Beer, Goulash: How Prague Feeds the Hungry Soul

At 1:30 in the afternoon we are as hungry as we are tired. Our feet are blistered, our bellies are rumbling, and we seem to have no energy to explore the city we had been looking forward to most. Travelling on a budget comes with its share of challenge and compromising on good food sometimes …

Uttarakhand: The land of rustic flavours and robust food.

Think of Uttarakhand and the first thing that comes to mind are the gleaming white mountains. Lush jungles and bubbling rivulets are next, but this land of the Himalayas and the Ganga is also home to some beautiful food -- something not many associate with the state. "Uttarakhand is a land of rustic flavours and …

My Favourite Places To Eat In Delhi.

Someone asked me today what was my favourite place in Delhi to eat. I did not have an answer. She then asked what was my favourite cuisine. I did not have an answer. Probably exasperated the next question was what do I cook, yet again, I did not know what to say. No, I wasn't …

Jamshedpur: An Unlikely Gourmet Capital

A hot griddle sizzles over the fire as a young man swiftly pours the batter and spreads it out in one smooth swirl. Next, he sprinkles a mix of sliced onions, beetroot and a potato mix and pours a copious amount of oil. A few flips later, the batter emerges on a dented steel plate …