Cuisine of the Kings: Mughlai Food

Mughlai food refers to the food which was prepared in the kitchen of the royals of the Mughal Empire. The cuisine is influenced by the Persian cuisine and in turn has affected the cooking styles all over India but especially seen clearly in regions like Punjab and Kashmir. Mughlai food belongs to the South Asian cuisine, where we find extreme variation in the taste and flavor from extreme spicy to

Let’s Taste Assam

There is one thing that strikes me every single time I come home to Assam: Assamese food, though little-known to people outside the valley, is more unique and distinct than given credit for. Assamese cuisine is a confluence of cooking habits of the hill folk that privilege fermentation and drying as forms of food preservation,and those from the plains that include the use of fresh vegetables and fish, found abundantly in its

Junk Food – In and Out

  Junk food is a term we are all familiar with and is associated with food items I bet taste well but is not considered healthy. It is believed that the term junk food was first used by a person named Michael Jacobson who was the director of the Center for Science in Public Interest. Under the heading of junk food come a lot of different types of food items

Beating The Heat With Juicy Retreat

Think about sitting at a beach on a hot summer day with an ice-cold beer !! Wonderful, isn’t it? Well, it aches my heart to tell you that this is not a common scenario in tropical countries like India. The sole reason for this is that the summer season here, makes it very difficult for us to beat the scorching heat. And to provide an icing on this cake, we

The Homecoming

Delhi is almost home. I have been living here for long now: first as an undergrad at St. Stephen’s College between 2010 and 2013, and then as a graduate student at JNU since. I love the buzz of the capital. And I absolutely love the freedom of life in a hostel. I can stay up till 5 in the morning – reading, watching a movie, or simply trolling about on

Bengalis and their obsession with Fish

  ‘Mach’. ‘Dal’. ‘Bhat’. The three monosyllabic words represent a paradisiacal abode for the good people of Bengal. Bengal, being near the coast, is abundant in a variety of fishes and thus the emergence of a myriad of ever-popular fish delicacies has taken place. It is said that a Bengali cannot live without his fish. Wherever he may go, however far he may travel, his love for fish –bag and baggage-

Bengali Food Culture

Bengalis as a community are known to find pleasure in food. Even the average Bengali will be able to give you a thorough lecture on the exact proportion of what spices should (or should not) be present in a chilli potato curry, and with extreme confidence at that! Their tastes are often simple yet singular. The wide ranging array of Bengali food is mouth-watering; ranging from the spicy ‘Machher Jhol’

Cooking And Kids

  “When I cook with my son, I might chop vegetables and have fun with different shapes. Cooking is a way to teach kids about other things, like reading or math with all of the weights and measures. There are so many things that are part of cooking that are also very educational.” – Emeril Lagasse     Cooking with kids is super easy and fun. These days, recipes for