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From rikwachh to fulouri, the lost pakodas of India

A pakoda is not just a fritter. The Hindi heartland itself has numerous distinctive varieties, and we are at risk of losing them.

Food Story: How Sorpotel travelled from Brazil to India

Designed to feed the working populace, popularised by traders, enjoyed by royals, these are today a part of culinary legacy.

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Food Story: The Saga of Mirch Ka Salan

It is said that Akbar, who was a staunch vegetarian, loved his Mirch Ka Salan not only for its unique taste, but also for the flavour integration that the dish had.

Food Story: How India’s favourite flatbread Roti was born

No meal in India is complete without this quintessential flatbread. But have you ever wondered when and how this meal essential originate?

Food Story: The evolution of Daal Baati Churma and Litti Chokha

It is said that soldiers would break the dough into chunks and leave it buried under thin layers of sand to bake under the sun.

Food Story: The saga of Panchmel Dal

It may not have the global reputation of Dal Makhani or the ancient connect of the Channa Dal (guguni), yet there is something endearing about Panchratna Dal.

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From Aamti to Vada Pav: A slice of simple yet exotic Maharashtrian cuisine

Addictive. Potent Drug. Sinfully Spicy. Unforgettable. Here is a slice of the simple yet unabashedly exotic Maharastra’s cuisine.

The many faces of Kheer: Think the famous rice pudding is an Indian invention? You will be surprised!

Why, in spite of its global presence as early as the medieval times, it’s often referred to as the Indian sweet dish?

From Railway Mutton curry to Bedmi-aloo: When railway food was an affair to remember

What is your earliest memory of (good) train food? Mine is the hot thali that would be served to First Class passengers from the pantry.

Food Story: The journey of ladoo from a medicine to the much-loved Indian sweet

If tomorrow India has to choose a national sweet dish, the most likely contender should be the ladoo.

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Five popular dishes that are surprisingly not Indian

The kulfi and idli actually made their way to India from other parts of the world.

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