It’s tough to imagine India without its mouthwatering cuisines. The section takes readers through the diverse range of delicacies from all corners of the country and the trends that are raging in Indian kitchens.

Kavita Devgan

The Cooling Meal

Issue 03, 2020 Cuisine

An ice-cream or an iced drink is what most will turn to during summer to beat the heat. But are these food items ahealthy solution in lowering our body temperature? Their initial cooling effect is quickly replaced by heat that the metabolic functions....

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Gita Hari

Spice up your Immunity

Issue 02, 2020 Cuisine

According to ancient Indian texts, aushadham ucchyathe sarvam, which means food is the absolute cure and healer. Traditionally, in Indian cuisine, vegetables and spices are used in a dish according to their nutritional benefits and their ability to s....

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Munaf Kapadia

A plateful of Tradition

Issue 01, 2020 Cuisine

When I was about 10 years old, I was asked by a classmate what religion I belonged to. I responded by saying I am a Bohri Muslim. My classmate probed further and asked what that meant and I had nothing more to add. When I returne....

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Sangeeta Khanna

Tribal Flavours

Issue 05, 2019 Cuisine

The menu of the day was dal, rice and tungrymbai. While the first two, staples at almost all Indian homes, were familiar, it was the third that roused my curiosity. I was on the outskirts ....

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Chitra Balasubramaniam

Letters from Kitchens of the Yore

Issue 04, 2019 Cuisine

In India, a famous Indian saying goes, “Kos-kos par badle paani, chaar kos par baani (the taste of water changes every kos or the ancient unit of measuring distance and so does dialect). What should be a....

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Madhulika Dash

Seeds of Wellness

Issue 03, 2019 Cuisine

A scoop of pumpkin seed paste in a curry. A sprinkle of basil seed on a lemonade. A touch of poppy seed powder in a pasta. A dash of kalaunji (nigella) seeds in a bread… the list can be endless. Roasted, grounded or soak....

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Madhulika Dash

A change of taste

Issue 02, 2019 Cuisine

The last five years have been nothing short of a turning point for the Indian dining scene and the Indian food lovers.  Courtesy the surge in concept-based restaurants, the average Indian diner has experienced almost every international trend - from....

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