Food Street of The Steel City

Every evening, after the sun sets in the steel city, the sky lights up. The orange glow can be attributed partially to the burning metal at the steel plant, and partially, to the illuminated carts of the food street in the heart of the town. Tatanagar was founded a little over 100 years ago when …

An Ode To The Roll

No one knows when it was first made, or how. Some say it was 'invented' when the British found it impossible to eat the roti and kebab combination using their fingers, others say it was created when the busy people of Calcutta (now that is an oxymoron), found no time to sit and savour their …

Stranded In A Food Haven

What do you do when you find yourself stuck at a railway station with a first class ticket but no train? You eat. Well that’s what I did. I am supposed to be on my way to Shantiniketan this morning but my train has been diverted and I have had to get off barely forty …

K. Rustom’s: An Ice Cream Haven

It is hard to locate K. Rustom; unless of course you have been there before. It is even harder to believe that a place so revered by the food lovers of Bombay can stand so inconspicuously in a dark deserted building. Luckily I have not had to find my way to Rustom’s tonight; my friends …

Dosas Of My Home-Town-In-Law

Think of Dosa and you will instantly think of Chennai, or Bangalore. But when I think of the Dosa, I think of Jamshedpur. Every year, when I head to my home-town-in-law, I have just one thing on mind –- food. While the cosmopolitan nature of the town ensures you have access to the some of …

This Spring Colour Your Rice Yellow

The first time I had to describe tehri to someone, I was at a loss. More difficult than explaining the simple dish was accepting the fact that there was someone who did not know what tehri was. After all, I had grown up eating it every other day. As luck would have it, in the …

Harvest Festivals: Many Names, One Soul

It is that time of the year again: Christmas has come and gone, the long-awaited holidays have ended, New Year is already here; and the herculean list of resolutions on your wall is making you even more forlorn every passing day. And if any kind of a diet was on your list, you can forget …