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Awadhi

From the land of Nawabs (i.e Lucknow, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Rampur, Delhi, Bhopal & Calcutta)

Moti Pulao

Continuing with my research on the festival conducted by Chef Ravitej Nath of Oberoi Gurgaon and Osama Jalali, Here is one more piece on a dish named Motia Pulao served on the date of festival. (Link for the festival “Unearthing of the Lost”) What Is It: The dish is simple looking Basmati based Yakhni Pulao…

Kancha Kofta

Continuing from my article of 20th August 2015 titled “Unearthing of the lost” I have a little detail on another dish that was served during the festival called the Kancha Kofta. What is it– This dish was part of erstwhile Mughal cuisine which has faded away now. When it was placed it front of us…

Grill in or give in ?

Winter is here and so the old rusted grillers are out for most of us, who want to soak the weather and grill some food over deep conversations. Commercial establishments i.e. a restaurant wouldn’t also want to lose the same opportunity of business and would happily tap the option of creating a grill festival. The…

Seasons greetings from Hyatt

How about a place that’s been done exclusively considering just the beautifully mild autumn & fall weather, around the pool, in a posh hotel which has been standing tall for decades? What tops it all is they serve dinners only. This is Latitude 66 at Hyatt Regency, New-Delhi. The place is cordial and splendid overlooking a pool…

Unwind with rewind!!!

Old Delhi is never gonna earn a breather, somewhere in some part of Delhi, is always singing the tune of this place either by simply visiting the place or getting the food ordered here; But the road less traveled is taken by few chefs who hail from the place and curate a complete festival in…

Unearthing of the lost !!

In the past 2 decades we have connoisseurs, curators , critics and historians all specifically for food. what’s breaking to the obvious next level is a reviver. Someone who is the lone torch bearer for a cuisine or recipe. India unfortunately does not have its food history documented in a proper text for unknown reasons,…

31 July 2015

My second article for The Pioneer newspaper, where i check out the Awadhi fare laid by Chef Izzat Hussian and Ashish Chopra at Indiyaki, Radisson Blu- Paschim Vihar, New Delhi. Awadhi Food Festival at Indiyaki Please check the link and let me know if you like it. Thank-you