A different story of Dosa and Sambaar

On a hot Sunday morning in July 1998, my brother and I sat on the back seat of father’s aqua blue scooter to head off to the sabzi mandi for our weekly foraging for vegetables. It was scorching heat in my hometown in Jharkhand and which inevitably made me wear my half shorts and a…

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…

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…