Delhi ka Zayka: Past, Present and Future

Be it the kings and queens, darvesh, sufi and shayar, corporate employees or a school going kid, Delhi and Delhi’s food have a lot of mureed (fans). There is no one definition of Delhi, everyone who came here and has stayed has defined the city according to their own perspective. Malikzada Manzoor Ahmad says “jo…

Culinary history: A journey called Daulat Ki Chaat

Imagine a bite made of a layer of light foam covered with sweet, fresh mawa and snow-like sugar, sprinkled with a generous layer of slivers of pistachio and almonds, awashed with the fragrant juice of saffron. Now imagine that bite hit the warmth of your tongue and suddenly disappears leaving behind a trail of sweet…

Ramazan Special: Mohabbat Ka Sharbat

A couple of days back I was going through my Instagram stories and saw an amazing beverage picture on Karan Dua’s account. It was Mohabbat Ka Sharbat which is the famous delicacy of Old Delhi. I am sure all you food lovers must have either tried or have heard about this. Ramazan is here and…

Culinary Chaos: A History of Pani Puri

Walk out onto the street and what can you most easily find in Delhi? Momos and Pani Puri, correct? In my last article, I wrote about the history of momos and shared an amazingly easy recipe. Today I am focusing on the culinary chaos of a crispy hollow ball made of semolina or wheat, mashed…

Crusty Potatoes with Thyme and Rosemary

Roasted potatoes are famous and a part of traditional Sunday brunch in Britain and also famous in Republic of Ireland. But if  you come down to Delhi, you will realise this same roasted and crusty potatoes are available with every Pani Puri wala Bhaiya, or visit old to have the amazing and lip smacking aalo…

Chandni Chowk: Medieval, Mughal, Magical

Chandni Chowk: Medieval, Mughal, Magical Chandni Chowk, home of Mughals, Mirza Ghalib and…all foodies! Chandni Chowk teaches you how to love your age old culture, heritage and most importantly food. Streets always bustling with tradesmen, tourists and vendors will definitely transport you back in time. The place with its congested and dusty lanes holds a…

Majnu-Ka-Tilla

The first thing that comes to my mind after entering the colony (and that too everytime) is “Hello Dharamshala!” An absolutely beautiful maze like place, which is the home to the sweetest people in the town, is always a delight to be at. It is decorated with vibrant prayer flags that have a different texture…