Lakhnavi, Asian, and Artisanal — my choice of places this week is as diverse as it is niche.

So, last week's list came from you guys. A big Thank You for that! It is impossible to sample everything out there even if one wants and so I rely on you, my readers, to fill me in with what is hot. This week I am back with my recommendations. I have three places for …

My favourite places to order food from this lockdown.

Okay, so lockdown is over officially -- at least in most parts of the country. But voluntary lockdowns and social distancing is still required for us and our families to be safe. While staying at home is fun mostly (no school, college, office) , it also makes us long for our favourite things outdoor. Thankfully …

How We Will Travel in 2020

  Transformative Travel. At some point in our lives all of us have watched a movie or read a book where the protagonist leaves on a journey, goes through certain life altering experiences, and returns a transformed person. We have however always dismissed this as another of those things that can happen only in fiction. …

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 …

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 …

Celebrating Sri Lankan Flavours in The Heart of India.

Fiery Masks, fragrant tea, airy lemon puffs, stringy hoppers -- few things define Sri Lanka like its food. Very similar yet completely different from Indian, the culinary gems of the island nation are hard to describe, even for a food writer. One reason, I have not yet written much about the food from the nation …