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Wednesday, February 26, 2020



What we eat and why has a richer history than the political chauvinism of today would have us believe

February 24, 2020 11:27 am

Myths are as much a part of the world of gastronomy as aromas and flavours. The rules of the table are not just about the rigid separation between savoury and sweet courses, they are also about identities and power structures.

Bon Appétit! How I discovered Moradabadi biryani

February 07, 2020 11:45 am

Bad press and communal politics have done little to dent the popularity of the biryani

Inside India's algorithm-driven biryani industry worth crores

October 14, 2019 12:26 pm

It’s the most ordered dish online in the country. Indians, it seems, can’t have enough of biryani. But what does mass production mean for a dish known for its slow cooking and its subtle regional variations?

Guess which Indian dish was most searched online by people in 2018-19?

July 02, 2019 2:04 pm

Interestingly, top three dishes people cook at home were Biryani, Butter Chicken and Samosa.

Awadhi Lamb Biryani or Scotch Eggs: Which recipe would you like to try?

April 21, 2019 7:13 pm

Once in a while it is good to treat yourself to food that can brighten up your boring routine.

PSA message for vegetarians: A pulao is a pulao is a pulao - not a biryani

October 04, 2018 4:45 pm

A biryani lover writes on why it’s time we wrapped our heads and taste-buds around the fine difference between a biryani and a pulao. 

Travelling in a Clay Pot

August 31, 2018 8:43 pm

Biryani as a go-to dish has a new address, moving from home-caterers to cloud kitchens

Cooked by prisoners, chicken biryani is hot favourite at this jail food counter in Kochi

February 27, 2018 8:15 pm

Daily collection at the ‘Food for Freedom’ counter of the jail, that sells food cooked by inmates, has soared to Rs 80,000 after recent additions to the menu.

Pakistani blogger's poll on 'BIRYANI with ALOO OR NOT' kick-starts a storm on Twitter

February 07, 2018 8:33 pm

In Pakistan, adding potatoes in biryani has been a cause of a long-standing debate between Lahori Pakistanis and Karachi Pakistanis. While biryani with potatoes is a definite no-no for Lahoris, those in Karachi love their dish with aaloo in it.

Paradise Gained

August 30, 2017 12:00 am

The famed Paradise Food Court has finally made its way to NCR with minor changes to the menu to please the obstinate Delhi palate


From Osmania biscuits to biryani at Shadab, capturing Hyderabad’s best eats

May 11, 2016 8:28 pm

Photographer Sanjay Borra captures sumptuous images from the Nizami city's foodscape.