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Mother Mirra’s Coffee’s 100-year legacy

Mother Mirra’s Coffee’s 100-year legacy

“I promise, you will keep coming back for more,” declares Sundar Subramaniam with a confident smile. The executive director of Mother Mirra Group of Companies offers me a fragrant brew, made with coffee powder from Mirra’s Idhu Namma Veetu Kaapi brand. The group recently launched three variants of filter coffee. ...

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A food and drink story

A food and drink story

The Urdu word goyaa, refers to the suspension of disbelief that takes place when fantasy is so realistic that it temporarily becomes real. Usually associated with the good powerful storytelling, restauranteur Siddharth Somaiya has chosen it for his new culinary venture. In a quiet bylane away from the hustle bustle ...

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Feasting Bhojpuri style – The Hindu

Feasting Bhojpuri style - The Hindu

More than a particular dish, it’s the warm, spicy and sinus-clearing vapours of roasted garlic and mustard oil that immediately makes me think of ‘ma ke haath ka khana’. This is not an aroma that is easily found outside of a Bihari home. This fact was true until last weekend. ...

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A twist to Indian desserts

A twist to Indian desserts

We are known for our sweet tooth. And more often than naught, it’s dessert that we pile up high on our plates after our meals, right from melt-in-the-mouth bolis to juicy gulab jamuns or creamy ice creams and fudgy brownies. But, just as the world of fashion sees new trends ...

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Kodaikanal’s Pastry Corner is a snacker’s delight

Kodaikanal’s Pastry Corner is a snacker’s delight

A warning first. Bring along a lot of patience to sustain you until it is your turn to order at Pastry Corner in the busy bazaar area of Kodaikanal. No matter what time of the day it is, this unassuming shop, on congested Old Post Office Road, brims with people. ...

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South Indian food in Delhi?

South Indian food in Delhi?

What are the first few things that come to mind when we talk about the street food in Delhi? Golgappe? Chole-Bhature? or Bread Pakode? What if we tell you there is a place hidden in Delhi’s streets that serves scrumptious dosas and parottas, idli and upma? Mathew Café stands inconspicuously ...

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All smoked up – The Hindu

All smoked up - The Hindu

All you crave for on a windy afternoon is a cosy place where you can binge on some piping hot food. That is exactly what the American style pub and restaurant —Plan B offers. The place is on the second floor of the #13 building on Rhenius Street. We occupy ...

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Best picks from Jonathan’s kitchen

Best picks from Jonathan's kitchen

When it rained like doomsday here earlier this week, my only prayer was that my drive to Jonathan’s Kitchen (JK) doesn’t make me regret it. After an eternity — a long drive, during which all I could think of was a foot massage, I am was offered a refreshing gin ...

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What is your favourite topping

What is your favourite topping

No longer are fries served as a sidekick to your burger or sandwich. Of late, this comfort food has undergone a makeover, and in its new avatar, finds a place of its own on restaurant menus — sometimes with an entire dedicated section running into pages. “Fries are one of ...

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Karkkidaka kanji on the menu

Karkkidaka kanji on the menu

An Ayurveda medicine manufacturing unit is busy packaging its Karkkidakam special — Karkkidaka kanji kits. Soothing aroma of an oily mixture of herbs simmering in large bronze vessels fills the air in its sooty ‘kitchen’, where the medicines are prepared at Bhaskara Vilasam Vaidyasala. But an adjacent room in the ...

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