What Is Delectable Punjab?

What started as an unconscious self discovery and going back to my roots, is today a full blown project by the name of Delectable Punjab. A short Instagram series under which I showcase the vegetarian cuisine of the state, along with stories and fables that we’ve grown up listening to. Sounds pretty straight forward, doesn’t

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Bhagwaan Ke Pakwaan: Of Understanding Food and Faith

In the times of a thousand distractions, it is rare for me to finish a book at one go, let alone read it twice. Bhagwaan ke Pakwaan by Devang Singh and Varud Gupta managed to not only held my steady attention, but had me intrigued in a way that only the choicest favourites have ever managed

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Solitude In Solitariness – Stealing That Me-Time

As you grow older you begin to realise the importance of me-time. Stealing those solitary moments from the week to spend time in your own company, to be able to reflect and plan ahead – I’ve learnt how much I’ve needed this, and all it took was one step to get over my hesitation of

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Makke Di Roti – The Understated Bread of Punjab

A dish common to most households in the winter season. Understated and not as talked about as its accompaniment – saag, Makki di roti is a bread that is full of flavours and textures and can be a meal in itself.

‘Kadaloram’ at ITC Maratha, Mumbai

A few nights back, Chef Praveen Anand of ITC Hotels took a few of us on a culinary tour of Jaffna, Kayalpatnam and Pondicherry at the Kadaloram festival being held in ITC Hotel, The Maratha, Mumbai. Kadaloram means “of the coast” and the festival focuses on these three regions of the Tamil Nadu coast and of Jaffna from northern Sri

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Tomato Soup with a Dollop of Butter: Food Tripping with Indian Railways

Shouvik Das writes an ode to the Indian Railways — the world’s most romantic mode of travel.  I have always been a romantic when it comes to train travel. While my profession has forced me into becoming a frequent air traveller, I often take time out to book myself a long-distance train ride whenever I am

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Recipe: Slow Cooked Maah Di Daal

‘Its creamy. Its rich. Its delicious’ – that’s how I’d pitch a tagline for maah di dal, if I was ever asked to. A dish that requires immense amount of patience and love for cooking, this is one recipe which is truly special to me. I first learnt to make this dal when I was

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ITC’s Motichoor Mixing – a Luxurious Take on Grand Old Indian Festivities

On Saturday, October 27, I was invited by ITC Maratha in Mumbai for a very unique ceremony of “motichoor mixing”. The concept intrigued me, as it had never been heard of before and I wondered what awaited me at the hotel. Since the moment I had received the invitation, I kept wondering what would make

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