Hyderabadi, Lucknow or Kolkata?
It's a cliche in our country that South Indian food is summarized in a plate of idlis, dosas and sambar. Little do they know about the variety of food available in every major city in the south. Chenn...
Each time a restaurant passes off a pulao as a biryani, the foodie in me gets mighty peeved! Being an ardent biryani fan I’m often asked how the two are different; I mean, both are just rice and meat right? WRONG! The biryani and pulao are as different as chalk and cheese, as any true foodie will tell you, and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.
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Little Black Book went on a meat-, rice- and spice-fuelled biryani trail in the city based on recommendations by Anubhav Sapra, the expert behind Delhi Food Walks. Here's what we found.
In praise of Kolkata biryani.
Make people suspect all biryani as camouflaging cow meat, and voila, biryani becomes uncool!
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Many times, you come across the claim that Chennai doesn't cater well to the North Indian palate. Guess what? The naysayers are dead wrong. Zomato lists out 8 awesome Punjabi restaurants in Chennai that prove North Indian cuisine is alive and well in Chennai.
There's reason why ordering in food is one of the fastest growing trends in urban India. Because firstly, it's food. And then, it's being delivered right to your doorstep. What's not to love, really?...
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Just when we thought we knew everything about biryani, Pinterest proved us wrong. While the usual mutton and chicken varieties have been thrown into the mix (because, let's face it, we couldn't do th...
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Whether it is the saffron and the coconut of the Hyderabadi biryani, or the fragrant restraint of its Lucknowi cousin, or the potatoes that add textural heft to the Bombay variation, there are plenty of contenders for the spot of top Indian biryani.
Here are five of my favourite regional interpretations.
Fact: no mortal can say 'no' to a plate of beautifully cooked, aromatic biryani. Playing on this weakness for an environmental cause, a district collector, Prasanth Nair from Kerala posted a Facebook...
"We Indians are really good at feasting," says Vikram Doctor in this episode of The Real Food Podcast. The last few months for most of us in India are full of festivals and grand occasions. And, from...
This episode of The Intersection investigates the evolution of army food in India since the Second World War, and finds out how food research and science have come together to create a nutritious diet that takes into consideration operational logistics as well as food preferences and habits.
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While there is no dearth of places in Hyderabad to indulge in a good biryani, there are a select few biryani houses that warrant a necessary visit. Already hosts to a commendable flow of patrons at an...
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The regal charm of Hyderabad lies in its ability to seamlessly merge its hi-tech hub with its ancient heritage. By-lanes of Secunderabad, Char Minar and Nampally are awash with pungent aromas that fus...
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I honestly don't look for a biryani to nail authenticity, because that is a very subjective thing. If it tastes great, bring it on. These are some of the biryanis in Bangalore that have lingered on in my mind long past their fragrance on my fingers.
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MUMBAI — Special Public Prosecutor in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case Ujjwal Nikam may have to explain his comments that executed Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab had never sought "mutton biryani"...
Having lived in India for four years consecutively now, after having lived abroad for 13 years, I have achieved a few self-realisations that are both shocking and undeniably true. These are the charac...