Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

Indian culinary


Food truck equals liberation for a group of women from Delhi’s Nizamuddin Basti

October 18, 2022 1:57 pm

Called by the name of Zaika-e-Nizamuddin, this self-help group started more than a decade ago as a food stall at the annual Nizamuddin Basti Fair. Today, they run their own food truck at the Sundar Nursery, while also taking several catering orders as a perfect side hustle.

Culinary Capital: How the Navratri thali emerged keeping practicality in mind

September 25, 2022 3:55 pm

While the nine days are meant to celebrate Shakti or the sacred feminine, the food regime has civilisational roots before religion.

How food brings inter-caste, inter-faith couples and their families closer, resolves differences in India

September 15, 2022 6:03 pm

"We are Jains and pure vegetarians... I used to lock myself in the room when fish was cooked at home"

Culinary Capital: How Modaks, Ganesha’s food, have broken barriers, travelled well through history

September 04, 2022 2:55 pm

Garge’s only outlet happens to be in Dilli Haat at INA, simply called the Maharashtra Food Stall, which for a long time was run by his mother and became a solace for Maharashtrians in Delhi seeking the comforts and familiarity of home.

Culinary historian Chitrita Banerji pens memoir in essays and recipes

February 17, 2022 5:13 pm

Banerji introduces readers to some of the dishes and drinks most special to her - Kadam Bhai's duck bhuna, her father's favourite tea, winter treats such as narkel naru, and a chicken sandwich from memoryland.

Is food always on the mind of a chef?

June 06, 2020 6:57 pm

Michelin-starred chef Suvir Saran on his new book -- not a cookbook -- and his journey into the business of food.

The Back Burner: Try kozhukatta, a delicious sweet dumpling from Kerala

May 20, 2020 5:42 pm

There’s also a savoury version of the kozhukatta. Both are good for for breakfast or as a teatime snack.

Decoding the Indian culinary art of the achaar

November 24, 2019 7:33 am

A look at the condiment that is a household staple and its long history in the subcontinent.

Food in Black: Inky dark is the culinary world's new bright spot

July 11, 2019 9:04 am

Overcoming the inherent distaste for anything in shades of grey and darker in food, gourmets are embracing the little black dish with as much enthusiasm as fashionistas take their little black dresses.

Plan to discard your old spices? Non-culinary ways you can use them

July 11, 2019 9:04 am

From being used as a home remedy for cold and flu to aiding weight loss — they come with loaded with goodness.


12 culinary terms that every food lover needs to know

December 08, 2019 10:36 am

Whether you are going to a fine dining restaurant or ready to cook a meal by yourself, these classic food terms should be at your fingertips. These terms would introduce you to new techniques and ideas of cooking.