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Served with grace

In its 25th year, Annalakshmi reaffirms its commitment to serve food with love »
A mini thali

Healthy bites on a plate

Step in to savour food cooked with organic ingredients and cold pressed oils »
A dish at Tian

Worth a visit

Known for their dedication to a new venture, ITC Maurya’s restaurant Tian is bound to be a gourmet’s delight »
Dishes at the Fondue promotion

Dipping into pot luck

A visit to the fondue promotion at Le Meridien offers relaxed moments away from the hurry of the city »
Today doctors try to slow or stop metastasis with chemotherapy, but these treatments are unfortunately not very effective and have severe side effects.
September 22, 2014

Protein to fight cancer

A protein therapy may soon offer a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy that doctors today apply to try to slow or stop cancer from spreading. The experimental therapy has been shown to... »
Pritha Sen and her dishes served at the recently Goalondo Steamer food festival in Gurgaon
September 19, 2014
Food spot

Gaining steam, moving ahead

We live in interesting times. If you are a good cook and want to showcase your food, you don’t have to run or own a restaurant or a catering service. You can do a pop up – which is an excellent way... »
Tender fish enveloped in thin slices of zucchini would make for a dish to relish
September 19, 2014
Chef's corner

The zucchini magic

Nothing can be simpler and healthier than this dish. The flavours of zucchini blend with the fish when grilled and further derive from thyme and pepper and kasundi mustard. This dish looks open to... »
Caesar salad
chennai, September 19, 2014
How to...

Make the perfect Caesar salad

When I was first approached to work on this feature, thousands of recipes, classic and modern, minimalistic and complex, were running through my head. But after a session of brain storming, we fin... »
Chennai, September 19, 2014
Fork in my luggage

Drama on the dunes

I arrive in time for dinner. On a camel with halitosis. The road is a dark braid of highway beneath a sky full of shooting stars. But the dunescape ahead of me is lit by lanterns, strewn with diwa... »
Ghevar has its origins in Rajasthan. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
COIMBATORE, September 18, 2014

Sweet lace

When I was young, I would describe the ghevar as ‘that lace like sweet’. Years later, my kids use the same description. Ghevar is a firm favourite in our household. It is delicate and looks like f... »
FLAVOURS FROM THE SOUTH Sumeet Nair, Meenakshi Meyyappan and Jill Donenfeld at the book launch. Photo: M. Karunakaran
Chennai, September 17, 2014

Kuzhi paniyaram, international style!

It was love at first bite for both Jill Donenfeld and Sumeet Nair when they visited The Bangala hotel in 2010 and 2004 respectively. For Meenakshi Meyyappan, or Aachi, as she is fondly called, the... »
NEW DESTINATION FOR FOOD Techies enjoying food at Yum Stop. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
Hyderabad, September 15, 2014

Foodies stop here

The techies working at Gachibowli near Wipro have a new destination during lunch time. They walk out of their offices and head towards a yellow mobile van stationed opposite Wipro to relish hot foo... »
HOME GROWN AND HEALTHY Local produce can bring a lot of excitement to our tables. Photo: M. Srinath
COIMBATORE, September 15, 2014

Naatu so good

My mother’s favourite memories are attached to big baskets of avarekaalu (mochai kottai). She and her brothers and sisters would shuck mounds of it every other day and for the entire season it wou... »
Delicacies at Jaypee Siddharth’s Paatra restaurant
New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Rich aromas and a whiff of memory

A few years ago, I waited for an actor friend at her residence in New Delhi. She, however, was held up at a function at Jaypee Siddharth where she had gone to light the ceremonial lamp. A couple of... »

Chew on some flowers

Simply Sindhi

Such a lovely place!

Grin and beer it!

Coriander: the wonder herb

Power-packed poha

Infused with a tang

More than just momos

Chloe Doutre-Roussel. Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, September 21, 2014

Travels with a cocoa bean

Chloe Doutre Roussel was just born when her chocolate-loving mother smeared some on her lip on the way back from hospital! That is when her love affair with chocolate started. Today, she travels t... »
A dish at The Hiatus at the Qutub Hotel
September 19, 2014

For a meal of life

Delhi restaurateurs are not leaving any stone unturned to present the city as the food capital of India. The Hiatus at the Qutub Hotel serves progressive modern cuisine and I was surprised to find... »
Chennai, September 19, 2014
Tea time

Tea float, cola or latte

An industrywala tells me, rather woefully, that tea is not popular with the young because of social conditioning. That parents have down the years dissuaded children from having the brew because of... »
Magandeep Singh.
Chennai, September 19, 2014
In good measure

The Bordeaux baby

Being a wine taster is like running a placement agency: as a sommelier, one decides what kind of restaurants and cuisines would work best for a wine, much like finding a job for an 18-year-old. Ma... »
The samosas are non-greasy and are filled with minced lamb
Chennai, September 19, 2014

When in Pondicherry…

It was that kind of weather — when the ground is still wet, clouds hang low, and a bracingly cool breeze blows. The kind of weather that makes you want to play songs on the radio and sends your fee... »
SCRUMPTIOUS Paneer curry with chapathis
Kochi, September 18, 2014

Onion in your curry

Onions have been valued for their medicinal quality by many cultures around the Globe. Numerous health benefits have been attributed to this vegetable including prevention of cancer and cardiovascu... »
FILMY FARE Vegetarian burger at Mumbai Matinee. Located in Noida’s Sector 18 market, this Bollywood café is the brainchild of husband-wife duo Prateek and Seep Gambhir
New Delhi, September 17, 2014

House full

I grew up in a family where dinner was discussed at the breakfast table and Bollywood songs were the background music all day long. I still remember that my uncle, with whom I shared my room, used... »
Dahiwada
Chennai, September 15, 2014

Want to avoid salt?

It is possible to go salt-free, with a little imagination. A meal with alternatives to salt such as lemon juice, vinegar, tamarind, spices and herbs and vegetable purees is tasty. Here are some ea... »
Husna Rahaman has recently come up with Spice Sorcery, yet another cookbook of her community but written in an engaging personalised storybook format.
New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Family and food

Following in her grandmother’s footsteps, whose Hajra’s Recipes of Life for Life, published in 2010, perhaps became the first book in English on Kutchi Memon cooking, Husna Rahaman has recen... »
Chef Shams Parwez is one of the very few chefs with strong roots in Mughlai cuisine
New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Flattered by a platter

A starter that often becomes the main course whenever served to a carnivore like me, the kabab family has fascinated me since childhood. The aroma of well cooked kababs — best enjoyed right off th... »

Fast food outlet leaves bad taste in mouth

How Cenotaph Road became ‘Ushbakeistan’

Mixed flavours

Chef toque/Peter Tseng: Missing kathi rolls from Kolkata

Fork in my luggage: Chewy, sugary bliss

Dine in filmy style!

What's your flavour?

Chocolate indulgence at Park Hyatt

The versatile poha adapts itself to a South Indian favourite- vadai »

The seeds and leaves of this Mediterranean native are part of our cuisine for good reason. »

Six simple steps to a crunchy, yet chewy, rich cookie. »

A sour and spicy affair from the stable of South Indian cuisine »

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