Samosa Does Not Have An Indian Origin: History Of The Samosa

Lala Ji was my friend who used to sit in the neighbourhood, a few hundred metres away from our house in Ramgarh (Jharkhand) selling Samosa or as we used to call Singhara along with Jalebi and chai. He was, in fact, quite popular in the neighbourhood. Kids will go to him after school and all…

Cooking with Fire

Before cooking, food was eaten raw, decayed, and putrefied. The human discovery of roasting remains unattributed, though Charles Lamb wrongly glamorized the story of the Chinese boy who accidentally burned down his hog shed and, in trying to save a well-barbecued piglet, discovered the glory of crackling . Raw , as anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss insisted,…

Dine with the Dead-Lucky Cafe, Ahmadabad

Often, we walk out of the restaurant because the ambiance and atmosphere is so dead. But what would you do if you were actually dining with the dead? It would be an absolutely chilling and a breath taking experience. I walked in to a restaurant in Ahmadabad near Lal Darwaza—Lucky Café, located opposite the House…

Gulab Jamun Pie

For me Diwali has always been super special. As a kid two things were always my favourite, crackers and sweets. I remember going to all my neighbours, greet them Happy Diwali and then attack on the food. My only problem used to be that almost all the the households used to have the similar kind…