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Mughlai

what the Mughal emperors gorged on. (i.e from Lucknow-Kanpur, Delhi, Hyderabad, Calcutta and parts of south-India)

Murgh Zamin Doz

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 Murgh Zamin Doz. What is it– The term Zamin doz means “inside earth” in Urdu and points in same direction in Arabic as well as Persian. Murgh…

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…

Ambakalya

As stated in my article of 20th August 2015 “Unearthing of the lost” here is a detailed inscription, on another dish served the same day called Amba Qaliya. What is it– This is mutton cooked in raw mango without any oil or ghee. It is just raw mango which has been made a puree, with…

A Colonial Melt

Flush out the last 25 years from the culinary chapter of the world and you step back to the zone, where food was only about tradition and techniques handed over by nannies, grannies and mommies; where food was supposed to bring families along, with the pleasure of eating every meal together. There was no internet;…

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,…

The California Boulevard

A very prominent point of car parking ease is what gets one here, away from the regular landing strip of restaurants limited to handful of specific pockets this one’s a fresh breathe of air. The facade is extraordinary and simply cannot be ignored, although a little tough to approach as its entry is somewhat the…