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Salsa with oranges

Oranges are the best known citrus fruits and one of the most popular fruits across the world. They are low in calories, rich in dietary fibers and have no saturated fats or cholesterol. Orange is... »
A preparation at Aquarium Lounge

On course? Not quite

Though boasting excellent interiors, the newly opened Aquarium Lounge is less impressive with its food »
Cheeni Bhai, proprietor of Vedprakash Lemonwale, at Chandni Chowk has been selling lemonade for three generations. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma metro matrix

Lime, lemon and long standing

Quenching the thirst of several generations, Ved Prakash Lemonwale, a quaint shop in Chandni Chowk, boasts customers from various walks of life »
Rajmah kababs, an easy to prepare dish melange: chef's corner

Bean there done that

A tasty kabab for vegetarians »
Golgappas on sale
new delhi, April 19, 2014

Something in the middle…

Over the last few days, I have had many close encounters with golgappas. Earlier this week, I went for a buffet dinner at Delhi O Delhi at India Habitat Centre, and golgappas were my first c... »
Lip smacking treats from Easter eggs to cookies.
Bangalore, April 19, 2014

Bake a veritable feast

Easter is about new hope, thanksgiving, festivity and feasting, among a whole lot of other wonderful beliefs, traditions and sentiments. This is also the season when the aroma of lip-smacking trea... »
Kiwi cooler
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18, 2014

Must have summer quenchers

A mocktail is a mix of non-alcoholic fruit juices. Beat the summer heat with these simple mocktail recipes which include fresh fruity flavours that will also cool your body. Apple Jul... »
The Curry Leaf Mojito at The Leather Bar, The Park Hotel
chennai, April 18, 2014

Spirits, shaken and stirred in the South

Not another Cosmopolitan for heaven's sake. After decades of cloyingly sweet (and often ridiculously pink) cocktails, Indian bartenders and mixologists are finally fighting their way out of the ‘C... »
Dong'an Chicken is a Chinese staple. Photo: K. Ragesh
Kozhikode, April 18, 2014
quick fix

Keep it simple

The Chinese staple – tomato, chilli and soya sauce – lends the flavour. The chicken is predictably batter-fried and stirred in with sautéed mushrooms and bell peppers. Dong'an chicken is versatile... »
At Aqua. Photo: R. Ragu
chennai, April 17, 2014
the reluctant gourmet

So much more on the platter

I gallop cheerfully down the beach listening to Justin Timberlake on Sunday morning. As it turns out, running is hard work. Even in pink shoes. So once I’ve clocked my requisite six kilo... »
Green mango granita
coimbatore, April 17, 2014

Ice cold summer special

A fine dining restaurants where a meal may comprise of several courses, the chef likes to have his diners take a break from all the rich flavours, by offering them a palate cleanser in between cou... »
Kochi, April 17, 2014

More food for Easter

Mushroom with chicken soup Ingredients Chicken small – 1 Butter – 1 tbsp Celery – 1 stick Fresh mushrooms – 100 gm Corn... »
New way to healthy living. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, April 16, 2014

An organic buzz

If you are looking for organic food in Madurai, there is a new address now. On the back streets of Chokkikulam, a small store called “Shen’s Farm: The Organic Shop” opened on Tamil New Year... »
CBTL opened its new café in the Capital’s Khan Market recently. This is its seventh outlet in Delhi and NCR.
delhi, April 16, 2014

What’s brewing?

In the time honoured tradition of Delhi, let’s start with the complaints. It is hard to find a safe and comfortable place in this city for friends to meet and have a good time in a casual atmospher... »

Of architecture and aroma

That homely feel to food

Easy food

One a penny…

From pottikadais to posh restaurants

Pop goes the goli

A taste of the Caribbean flavour

Nice and lemony

Pasta at the specialty restaurant ‘IT’ at The Grand Vasant Kunj
new delhi, April 19, 2014

The ‘IT’ thing

I am biased towards Italian cuisine. The cooking techniques are simple but the flavours developed are worth savouring. The invitation to review Italian specialty restaurant ‘IT’ at The Grand Vasant... »
French baguette bread at
COIMBATORE, April 19, 2014

Man can live on bread alone

For those of you who love bread, and don’t view it as a dietary substitute for someone who is sick at home, and those of you who know that there could be bread apart from white and brown, I greet... »
Executive Chef Akhilesh Pathak explaining about the delicacies. Photo: K.R. Deepak
Visakhapatnam, April 18, 2014

Some like it hot!

Some like their chillies hot, really hot! Just like Chef Akhilesh Pathak, the executive chef of Four Points by Sheraton. So he has carefully chosen six varieties of chillies to present a veritable... »
Tomato Bisque with Shrimp
chennai, April 18, 2014

Cook up some magic

Tomato Bisque With Shrimp Ingredients 10 ml olive oil 20 gm julienne onions 10 gm julienne celery 10 gm julienne bell pepper 5 g... »
Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten for breakfast on Good Friday. Photo: M. Moorthy
TIRUCHIRAPALLI, April 18, 2014

One-a-penny, two-a-penny …

Hot cross buns are traditionally associated with Easter celebrations, and are served for breakfast on Good Friday. Food history experts suggest that in Medieval England, the buns, made with curran... »
Nellikai Sadam is an easy-to-make one-pot meal.
chennai, April 17, 2014
my grandma's recipe

How to make… Nellikai sadam

I learnt this recipe from my grandmother who used to prepare this recipe very frequently. Nellikai Sadam is an easy-to-make one-pot meal. Since gooseberries are a good source of Vitamin C, this ri... »
K.V.Sudhan, left, has crafted patient-specific menus that offer a variety of global cuisines. Photo: K.K. Mustafah
kochi, April 17, 2014

A tasty recipe for health

Dry bread, limp peas, bland meat, the ubiquitous kanji are what come to mind when you think - dietary food. The meals served to patients are limiting in terms of variety and taste. The excu... »
From Idli Factory
chennai, April 16, 2014

Tiffin takes a trendy detour

It’s the eternal Chennai cliché. Idli-dosa-filter coffee: the triumvirate representing our comfort food. So it’s intriguing when entrepreneurs and avant-garde chefs reinvent with these basics, twe... »
Appam and chicken is a time-tested combination. Photo: S. Gopakumar
kochi, April 16, 2014

A spicy and sweet affair

Palappam Ingredients Raw Rice – 1 cup Granted coconut – 1 cup Water – 50 ml Fresh toddy – quarter cup Cumin – quarter cu... »
The beautifully plated Tao duck dumplings at SOY, the pan-Asian restaurant in Khan Market.
delhi, April 16, 2014

Table matters

An invite for a Chef’s table always excites me because it is a situation wherein the Chef puts his 100 per cent to prepare food and create that first impression through his signature dishes. One su... »

Vetiver-scented cake, anyone?

Spend less, still live well

Bottoms up

Veggies’ delight

Kochi on the menu

Flavours aplenty

Flavours from the grill

Excellent start

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