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  1. The Story of Phirni – and how it became an integral part of Indian Cuisine

    The Story of Phirni – and how it became an integral part of Indian Cuisine

    It was sometime in 2001 that I first tasted phirni, deep inside the winding lanes of Shahjananabad where I had gone with some friends. A vegetarian then, I had only two choices of food that evening: arhar-dal-roti and phirni. more...
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  2. Galouti Kebab: The melt-in-mouth delicacy of Lucknow

    Galouti Kebab: The melt-in-mouth delicacy of Lucknow

    Lucknow. City of history, art, culture and food. As far as the food is concerned, there is no limit to what you can eat because everything is finger-licking. One such decadent dish from the Lucknow kitchen’s repertoire is the Galouti Kebab. more...
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  3. The ever enticing, cool and beneficial Thandai

    The ever enticing, cool and beneficial Thandai

    The perfect summer drink DOES exist. Take the richness of a chilled milk and adorn it with nuts, fennel, cardamom and saffron and you get the amazing Thandai. Cool, tasty, and chockfull of nutrients. What’s not to like? more...
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  4. Bakarkhani: The tale of a puffed flatbread

    Bakarkhani: The tale of a puffed flatbread

    The tale of Bakarkhani is popular in Bangladeshi folklore. But what does the history of Bakarkhani entail? Legend has it that Aga Bakar, a general in the army of Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah in the 1800s, fell in love with a courtesan named Khani Begum, who was also the love interest of a rival general. more...
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  5. Hyderabadi Biryani: Our best-selling signature item for a reason

    Hyderabadi Biryani: Our best-selling signature item for a reason

    It has almost become an instinct to associate Hyderabad and biryani together. The history of Hyderabadi Biryani traces back to the royal kitchens of the Nawabs of Hyderabad. more...
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  6. From Meenu's Kitchen: Neha's Mom

    From Meenu's Kitchen: Neha's Mom

    This Chilli Sauce recipe is almost like an heirloom because Neha's mom, Meenu used to make it when Neha was growing up and passed it to her, who now prepares it and keeps it handy for her boys. more...
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  7. From Rita's Kitchen: Leena's Mom

    From Rita's Kitchen: Leena's Mom

    Leena's mom, Rita has always made the weekends special for the family preparing a mini feast for them. Rita's Mutton Kofta Recipe was always Leena's favourite though since childhood, and she always ate the most of the dish. more...
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  8. From Shagufta's Kitchen: Faria's Mom

    From Shagufta's Kitchen: Faria's Mom

    Both Faria and her mom Shagufta are excellent cooks. However, Faria always gives Shagufta the due credit for handing down her expert tips to enhance Faria's culinary skills. more...
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  9. From Karuna's Kitchen:Juhee's Mom

    From Karuna's Kitchen:Juhee's Mom

    Juhee has been enjoying her mom, Karuna's Veggies in Chilli Gravy Recipe since childhood. The dish was especially prepared when her parents hosted dinner or lunch parties their friends. more...
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