Category Archives: Cuisine

World, Indian

Street foods / comfort foods/ fast foods / take aways in Delhi

Street foods and “hole in the wall” eateries define a city character; its idiosyncrasies, trends and above all they provide the necessary “inclusive eating” wherein the class barrier breaks down. Delhi is overflowing with such joints. For some, you need … Continue reading

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Bengaluru food trails and walking thru bygone times!

We spent the Good Friday weekend at my nieces places in Bengaluru…. and went on a food trail. We counted the no: of dinner & lunch slots that we had to spare and decided to allocate them as per choices … Continue reading

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4 great cities; discovered four great eating places.Bhojohori Manna, Teppan @ Benjorang, Konkan Cafe and Yeti

My work takes me to all sort of places. Places which you could find on the map or places which have fallen off from the map and are back of beyond. As one travels, one is inundated with variety of … Continue reading

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Korean Food: Going beyond Khimchii

Korean food is yet to find a place of pride amongst Indian repertoire of mixed cuisines. It is far below the usual suspects like Chinese cuisine and lower in rung than a Japanese joint. It maybe a notch above Burmese … Continue reading

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Give me back my Paratha and a goodness of life and “Have we forgotten how to eat a Mango- Signs of changing times?”

  Anyone who has grown up or merely received hospitality in northern India knows the high gastronomical esteem in which the Paratha is held !!. Paratha belongs to the family of breads which consists of amongst others eatables like chapatti, … Continue reading

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Lip smacking Pizza : Where do I get one ?

What’s a great Pizza. It should have a thin crust, should be light, the base should be visible in parts, the toppings should be lazily thrown all over, the toppings should not be heavy and neither should they be in … Continue reading

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Japanese Cuisine : Sushi and more

Most of us get overwhelmed and confused whenever we visit a Japanese restaurant as the first image that hits us is that of “Sushi” and “ raw fish”. For most of us, Japanese cuisine starts and ends with Sushi with … Continue reading

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In search of great Dimsums

This time, we go on a journey in search of perfect Dimsums ( also mistakenly called as wontons, Suimie, kotheys, dumplings).These steamed delicacies served in a bamboo basket  are on menu of good chinese restaurants and are an epicurean delight.These … Continue reading

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In Search of best Dosas

Dosas are different things to different people. Do-Shah to the Malayali, Do-Sigh to the Tamil and, oddly enough, the phonetically-perfect Do-Sa to the Punjabi. Even language, as it were, seems to acknowledge their adaptability. Dosas, however, are many things rolled … Continue reading

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In search of Great Kababs

The search of kabab cannot start without the mention of Dastarkhwan. Dastarkhwan is a laid out table which is all encompassing.It is famous for its meat dishes based on finely ground and filtered condiments, and for the style with which … Continue reading

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Chennai : Idly, Dosa, Sora Puttu, Prawn Veruval

I never eat breakfast on early morning red eyed flight to Chennai. This is for good reason. The meetings generally start at around 11am and I have enough time to savour my breakfast at “Murugan Idly”. I have been a fan … Continue reading

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The story of humble “Paan”

Tambula, as the betel preparation is called in Sanskrit, is derived from the term tamra meaning copper indicating red colour. This red colour is alluded to because of one of the most popular ingredients of paan namely catechu or katha. … Continue reading

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Kolkata : the varied hues : food and beyond

Kolkata: “Amar Prem”…….. and Sharmila I like Kolkata for all that it offers!!.Kolkata always reminds me of Rajesh Khanna in dhoti in “Amar Prem” ( Remember “ I hate tears” dialogue of his!) with his head in Sharmila Tagore’s lap soulfully … Continue reading

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