Between Breads: Ramcharitamanas, Mughals and Age-Old History of Breads

“Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough, A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse – and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness – And Wilderness is Paradise enow.”  ― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Bread, the quintessential side dish that goes with most the dishes we eat, from Pasta to Vada Pav,…

History of Kadak & Garam Chai

Ek kadak garam chai ki cup is what starts the day of a lot of households around the world—some will ask for masala chai while others will call for Earl Grey. In fact, Indian tea is famous all over the world. Every time I am travelling outside India, when people offer me a cup of…

How India’s favourite flatbread Roti was born

No meal in India is complete without this quintessential flatbread. But have you ever wondered when and how this meal essential originate? Chapati, phulka, roti – no meal in India is complete without this quintessential flatbread. It’s as much an Indian cuisine table essential as rice. And while North India is known to be particularly…

Lagan nu Custard

The Lagan nu Custard is another iconic dessert that Parsis are known for. But the world also calls this dish as Flan, caramel custard, karamel pudding and there are many different names, many different variations of this simple dish. Lagan nu custard is usually served with sultanas and garnished with cashews, almonds, and pistachios but I am…