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Moving beyond momos – The Hindu

Moving beyond momos - The Hindu

There is a huge statue of a Chinese warrior in the front, a clatter of vessels and grills as chefs work in the wide open kitchen dishing out sushi rolls and dim sums. We are at China Bistro, on the 12th Main in Indiranagar. The menu goes beyond China, with ...

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Cool, home-made tastes of summer

Cool, home-made tastes of summer

If summer comes, can cooling summer drinks be far behind? Moreover, it is the season of fruits, when the King of fruits, the mango itself, makes its golden presence felt in markets. And also fruits such as gooseberry, wood apple, guavas, passion fruit and more, making it a season for ...

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Something sweet, something sour – The Hindu

Something sweet, something sour - The Hindu

Retired school teacher Mohinder Kaur, 73, is eagerly awaiting Baisakhi (April 14). This is when farmers delight in seeing the plants on their farm heavy with golden wheat, or bulbous sugarcane ready for harvest. Kaur lives in Raikot sub-tehsil in Ludhiana district and says almost all the dishes cooked for ...

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Foods of Jamshedpur – The Hindu

Foods of Jamshedpur - The Hindu

A hot griddle sizzles over the fire as a young man swiftly pours the batter and spreads it out in one smooth swirl. Next, he sprinkles a mix of sliced onions, beetroot and a potato mix and pours a copious amount of oil. A few flips later, the batter emerges ...

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The story of Mumbai’s Crystal restaurant

The story of Mumbai’s Crystal restaurant

Wooden tables. Clean interiors. Rama, a man in his late 60s, wheelchair-bound due to an accident, asks Poonam Mehra, who is at the cash counter, if she has eaten. When she says she is not hungry, he admonishes her, “How can you not eat when you have come to my ...

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Food festival ‘The Coastal Journey’, set to begin today at Courtyard by Marriott, celebrates the multitude of flavours of seafood

Food festival ‘The Coastal Journey’, set to begin today at Courtyard by Marriott, celebrates the multitude of flavours of seafood

As I walk into The Madurai Kitchen at Courtyard by Marriott for a sneak peek of its upcoming food festival, I see junior sous chef Ravishankar S, rushing in with a big Mahi Mahi fish. He places it on a table covered with banana leaves alongside a variety of neatly-arranged ...

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Remember the Gen X-ers – The Hindu

Remember the Gen X-ers - The Hindu

It’s difficult to be everything to everybody, and Tappa doesn’t pretend to, which is a relief. It reaches out to anyone who grew up in the ‘90s. Beginning with its ‘stappoo’ on the ground and neon lights (remember Madonna’s videos?), to the music from George Michael, and the drinking games, ...

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That Telangana homeliness… at Rayalaseema Ruchulu

Think home-style food and the memories of pigging out at your favourite grandmother’s house come to mind; our mind has a knack of recalling familiar fragrances of podi and ghee mixed with annam , chepa fry and kodi vepudu. This and more are on offer at the Pakka Telangana Ruchulu ...

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Ricky’s Cookie in Chennai has rhubarb and pea as flavours

Ricky’s Cookie in Chennai has rhubarb and pea as flavours

“Matcha is too predictable,” smiles Karthikeyan Jagganathan, co-founder, Ricky’s Cookie. He holds up a large green cookie. “Any other guesses on the flavour?” Karthikeyan’s wife, Poorani Ramakrishnan, giggles. Peppermint? Green chillies? Mint leaves? As it turns out, the couple has, after multiple experiments, created a cookie made with fresh peas. ...

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MASHED | The Daily Star

MASHED | The Daily Star

There is simply no end to the variety of bhortas that the Bangali know of. No Baishakhi meal is complete without the ubiquitous side. It’s not only during the Baishakhi celebrations, hotels around the cities enjoy thriving businesses on the month of Baishakh, serving only the myriads form of bhortas. ...

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