No chapattis or rice? No problem. How to convert a bleary Sunday morning into a bright, beamy day. Read more
A quick, easy feast isn’t always the healthiest. Sometimes, leftovers make you lighter and brighter. Read more
The effort of roasting a spice can give you a primal, pleasurable experience-and unexpected benefits. Read more
I don’t like the monsoon.
Where people think of red earth and pouring rain, I picture dirty motorcycle tyres and muddied clothes. Read more
How to enjoy the party with a drink in hand and a bird in the oven
If you invite people over frequently, you clearly enjoy the party as much as your friends do.
I do. Read more
A Moroccan finale makes a south-India detour. Of course, that takes a little time
Regular readers of this column may wonder: Moroccan food? Again? I can’t help it people. It’s light. It’s refreshing. It’s great for the summer. It’s emerged a hit with friends and family. They’re happy. I’m happy. Read more
As the great northern summer takes hold of Delhi, a clue to salvation, borrowed from another continent Read more
The crowd starts lining up at 12 noon on a balmy Christmas day, begging to be let in to the century old dining hall—all wooden floors and high ceiling.
When the doors do open at 1 pm, they stream in gently, no pushing and shoving. Younger folk step back for older people, of which there are many, as in all clubs. Read more
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the great meal I had at Delhi’s innovative Punjab Grill, the high point being the sliding-off-the-bone tandoori duck.
I really like duck, but somehow I have never cooked one. Read more
Here’s my conclusion: There’s no contest.
The legendary Karim’s – that bastion of Ramzan delights, rich Muslim food and epicurean fantasies – is markedly inferior to its lesser-known competitor next door, Al-Jawahar. Read more