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Peter Kuruvita: Currying flavour – The Hindu

Peter Kuruvita: Currying flavour - The Hindu

The first thought I had while leafing through Australian-Sri Lankan restaurateur and celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita’s new vegetarian cookbook, Lands of the Curry Leaf, was that I could actually cook from it; many of the ingredients were already in my pantry or could be made available at short notice. And ...

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Ninan’s Restaurant and its long innings

Ninan’s Restaurant and its long innings

Entering Ninan’s Restaurant is like stepping into another world. It is a space with 20-foot-high ceilings, that transport you back to the British Raj. The building that houses the restaurant, YMCA, Esplanade, is 120 years old and the restaurant has been operating here since the 1930s. It was first an ...

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It takes a team to eat this

It takes a team to eat this

Remember back in the 90s, when a sizzler came to your table, half the restaurant turned to look? Well, the giant thaali at Ponnusamy’s Nungambakkam outlet, evokes a similar reaction. The looks from other diners are of part awe and perhaps part judgement as they wonder: “How much are you ...

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Video: Check out Chennai’s largest ‘thaali’ meal!

Video: Check out Chennai's largest 'thaali' meal!

This is Chennai’s largest thaali . It’s got — hold your breath — more than 50 dishes, comprising soup, starters, main course and dessert. Of which 24 are non-vegetarian. The quantity of serving per bowl varies from 60 grams to 400 grams. The thaali is available at the Nungambakkam branch ...

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Indulge in some good food at the Sailana food fest

Indulge in some good food at the Sailana food fest

Sailana is not just any run of the mill food fest — it is also a chance for ordinary folks like us to wine and dine like a Maharaja. Head to Aish at The Park, Somajiguda, where you are seated with a bolster comforting your back and wait for dishes ...

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Coffee classes in Coorg – The Hindu

Coffee classes in Coorg - The Hindu

Much work goes into the perfect cup of coffee, even before the myriad stages of pulping, grading, roasting, brewing et all can begin. What bothers Marc Tormo, is that most of us don’t know about any of it. Marc is a coffee expert, roaster and brewer of repute. Originally from ...

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Cocoa beans with a twist

Cocoa beans with a twist

A conversation with Arun Viswanathan is always interesting, as it is always about chocolates. He recently created a buzz in the food industry by winning a bronze medal at the International Chocolate Awards in the Milk Chocolate with Infusion category, with mango lassi milk chocolate (from his range Chitra’m). The ...

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A day with the tribe behind Araku Valley Coffee

A day with the tribe behind Araku Valley Coffee

Under the towering canopy of silver oaks at a tribal village nestled in the Eastern Ghats of Araku Valley, a coffee revolution is brewing. On a foggy winter morning, a group of adivasis head from Girliguda village to pluck coffee cherries from plantations spread over a hilly terrain nearby. From ...

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An armada of Asian portions

An armada of Asian portions

About three years ago, four avid food lovers felt the need to bring to Delhi a food festival that went beyond chicken tikka and kathi rolls. This was the time when Asian flavours were restricted to the close confines of a restaurant. “We wanted a space that celebrated food but ...

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Little fish and a hearty meal

Little fish and a hearty meal

Every day, two kilograms of wriggly aiyrai fish travel from Madurai to Ram Nagar in Coimbatore to be cooked in a fragrant curry at Madurai Kurinji Mess. The coconut milk-infused kozhambu, simmered with crushed shallots and a little tamarind water, is the star attraction at the two-month old eatery. A ...

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