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12-Dec-2017 Noida

Spellbound : An attempt at novelty

It is said that first love is always special -- and so is the first venture. So say Sagar Sharma and Ramneek Pantal, who have joined hands to launch Spellbound restaurant here.Be it bringing kabuli channa together with paneer or giving an "aam chutney"...

26-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Kolahoi's grandeur, ‘laziz' Wazwan at The Manor

Piping hot and fresh galouti kebabs, crisp nadru (lotus stem) chips laid out on a simple serving plate, the main course served in beautiful taramis -- intricately carved platters used to serve Kashmiri Wazwan. It was a culinary evening to remember.Old World...

20-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Food truck fest in Delhi gets new dates

The second edition of the Delhi Food Truck Festival (DFTF), which was pushed due to air pollution engulfing the national capital, will now take place from November 25-26.The fest's organisers had initially planned to reschedule the food extravaganza to December,...

17-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Relish authentic recipes from Hyderabad at The Leela

What immediately comes to mind when people talk about Hyderabad? Without doubt, it's the city's cuisine. Be it biriyani, haleem or nihari, name a dish and it becomes difficult to resist the temptation to gorge on it.And here's a chance to indulge in the culinary...

03-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Dilli 32: Revamped menu, revamped taste

Already well known for its Awadhi and North West Frontier cuisine, Dilli 32 has revisited the Mughal era with its revamped menu.One can explore light and delicately crafted offerings as the chefs at the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel add to the excitement in...

01-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Food Truck Festival returns to the national capital

With the mild chill in the air comes the season of indulging in mouth-watering delicacies and what can be a better way than to spend this weekend on a culinary journey at the upcoming Food Truck Festival.Pepsi presents Horn OK Please -- the two day food festival...

30-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Halloween gets a 'desi' twist in restaurants, cafes

Chudails roaming around in a purani haveli to Bollywood songs -- that's not a scene from a Hindi movie, but a setting for Halloween celebration.Halloween, known for spooky traditions, takes place on October 31 annually. People mostly get together and plan fun...

28-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Machan: A culinary journey down memory lane

It has been 40 years of Machan, the fine diner with the ambience of a safari, at the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel located at 1, Mansingh Road. It was one of the few 24x7 restaurants in the national capital when it opened its doors in 1978.Although over the years...

14-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Norwegian seafood industry eyes Indian gourmet market

For well over two decades, Norwegian seafood is being served at high-end eateries in India but the imports have been significantly small due to high customs duties.Now, there is a push to promote it in India, thanks to the efforts of the body which promotes...

12-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Burma Burma: Haven for vegetarians, surprise for meat lovers

Pure vegetarians usually have limited options at fine dining restaurants. Not so at Burma Burma. Though Burmese cuisine is known for its seafood and meat preparations, the restaurant has given these a miss. But the vegetarian spread they have on offer comes...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Dive into dairy rich Amritsari delights in Delhi

Ghee, butter or cream manage to find their way into Punjabi's rich and robust dishes. So wipe out the weighing scale and calories from your mind, and head to Vivanta by Taj-Dwarka for a hearty Amritsari meal.Delhi boasts of umpteen restaurants serving Punjabi...

07-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Strictly non-veg! These meat delicacies will have you craving for more

When was the last time you witnessed an array of 12 non-vegetarian dishes on the same platter? Well, Veda is currently offering a specially-curated mouth-watering non-vegetarian thali -- from starters to the dessert -- which will never fail to end your craving...

02-Oct-2017 Noida

Noida gets another taste of Punjab and its varied cuisine

Amidst the glitter of Noida's Mall of India is this upscale eatery that takes you a step closer to Punjab, known as much for its varied cuisines as for its traditions. A meal here is an experience that evokes an unmatched desire to revisit the state.Aptly named...

25-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Stylize your simple Navratra food with new variants

This Navratra try food that will help you lift your taste buds and add some fun to your plain taste. From Rajgira paneer paratha, Farali coconut elaichi nankhatai, Samo rice pulao, Shakarkandi anar chat to Coconut sago pudding and Kuttu atta pizza, food experts...

23-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Restaurants add quirk to make 'fast' food 'feasty'

Bored of having the usual "authentic" food during the nine-day Navratri festival? Get ready for feasty "fast" treats from restaurants across Delhi-NCR, which are ready with revamped and "quirky" menus to cater to the appetite of food patrons.Restaurants have...

12-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Kunal Kapur to host third season of 'My Yellow Table'

Chef Kunal Kapur will be hosting the third edition of TV show "My Yellow Table".Tania Sachdev (chess player), Deepa Malik (athlete-paralympics silver medalist), Amish Tripathi (author), Suneet Varma (fashion designer) and Mohit Sharma (cricketer) among others,...

27-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Gossip over bacon wraps -- and good memories from The Chatter House

It's not just the food and drinks that a pub offers -- what also makes your visit memorable is the ambience, as well as the privacy it provides. The Chatter House allows you the space to know your companions better, even as you fill your stomach with delicious...

21-Aug-2017 Chennai

Desi Di - A pot-breaking Chennai restaurant

The newly-opened Desi Di is certainly a pot-breaking joint while trying to be a path breaker.So, what's a pot-breaker? Country matka chicken is one of the dishes on the menu and it is served in style. An aluminium tray holding rice bowls, a sealed mud pot,...

20-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Food Festival inaugurated at J&K House

A Food Festival was inaugurated by Principal Resident Commissioners of J&K  and Tamil Nadu, R.K.Gupta, Jasbir Singh Bajaj and N. Muruganandam respectively at J&K Guest House Chanakya Puri, New Delhi today.This Food Festival has been organized...

04-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Flavours of eight northeast states on Delhi's platter

It's spring rolls, Thai curry and chowmein-free zone. Rosang, where spices and herbs are sourced from all the eight states of northeast India to acquaint foodies of the country's capital with flavours of the region, is back in a bigger avatar.After a gap...

29-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Food :Peruvian superfoods enter Indian market

Peruvian superfoods at their simplest may be defined as nutritionally dense foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants and are considered to be good for health and well-being.A regular consumption of these products has many benefits,...

26-Jun-2017 New Delhi

'Society has started accepting women as chefs'

Traditionally, chefs have been men. Even top-end restaurants in five-star hotels have had men as cookery experts. But things are changing. An increasing number of women have started to flaunt the chef's hat.Masterchef Pankaj Bhadouria says the society's mindset has...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Fasting days and feasting nights at Delhi's buzzing Jama Masjid

The silence was broken by a siren, followed by an azaan -- a prayer call -- from the Jama Masjid. It was time to break the daylong fast.Minutes earlier, people had sat still with plates full of dates, fruits and snacks in front of them, uttering prayers...

18-Jun-2017 Chennai

Of mango pickle mocktail, Annam Cafe and Chettinad food fest

One's curiosity was piqued when the invitation to review a Chettinad food festival with the King of Fruits, the Mango, at Annam Café, landed in the mail box. Especially as the festival menu was not very elaborate, unlike other Chettinad food festivals.The...

15-Jun-2017

Celebrate Father’s Day @ Hyatt Regency Gurgaon

Father’s Day marks a time to celebrate family, recall cherished memories and bond over future plans.Make this day more meaningful by treating your dad to delectable spread made with specialized culinary expertise at Kitchen District.Relish the taste of street...

14-Jun-2017 New Delhi

'MasterChef' brings families together : George Calombaris

"MasterChef Australia" judge George Calombaris says the long-running reality competitive cooking game show has changed the way people look at food, and that it unites families.The show is back with its ninth season where contestants have to win the judges' heart...

14-Jun-2017 Gurugram

Hahn's Kitchen : A taste of South Korea

Even though upwardly mobile urban Indians are today willing to experiment gastronomically, some cuisines still remain beyond the pale. Korean, for instance. Which is why Hahn's Kitchen comes as a pleasant surprise with its authentic South Korean food.Now,...

14-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Hyderabad's 'haleem' a favourite during Ramadan

Biryani may be Hyderabad's signature dish, but even the world-famous delicacy takes a back seat during the holy month of Ramadan in favour of haleem, a porridge-like dish made of wheat, lentils and meat.Such is the preference for haleem during Ramadan that no...

10-Jun-2017 Guwahati

A new address in town for 'authentic' momos

There is a new address in town for momo lovers -- the Arunachal Kitchen -- and its claim to fame is that it serves the most "authentic" of dumplings.Momos, the ubiquitous stuffed dumpling believed to have originated in Tibet, are available in almost every...

08-Jun-2017 New Delhi

United Coffee House : Food and conversation destination for 75 years

With a legacy of 75 years, United Coffee House (UCH) has been witness to the changing landscape and food culture of Delhi. Many food outlets came and went, but this iconic restaurant in the heart of the capital still stands tall and continues to draw patrons...

07-Jun-2017 New Delhi

'MasterChef Australia' judge urges people to fight food wastage

The big garbage bags that come out of homes or hotels are mostly weighed down by food waste. Chef George Calombaris, best known as a judge on the long-running reality competitive cooking game show "MasterChef Australia", feels food should not be wasted and...

01-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Dev's American Café: Whiff of something different

It is certainly not one of those upscale, air-conditioned, fine-dining places with a fancy address. But Dev's American Cafe here believes in providing a new and different experience to foodies who are ready and willing to experiment.Tucked inside the campus...

31-May-2017 Hyderabad

A royal Iftar at Falaknuma with Nizami delicacies

The setting is perfect for breaking the fast in the holy month of Ramadan. A regal palace located on a hill, overlooking the old city of Hyderabad yet far from its chaos. The atmosphere serene, the ambience mystic, qawwali in the background -- and to top...

23-May-2017 New Delhi

Quirky, cool food trucks going places - literally!

The food truck trend is on a high. After the quirky, colourful and mobile food-on-wheels concept began catching on at different spots in various cities, food truck festivals and reality TV shows have become the order of the day.Live kitchen makes food trucks...

16-May-2017 New Delhi

Hat-trick for celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna at Cannes

At a time when it's raining hat-tricks, can Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna be far behind? The trailer of "Buried Seeds", a timeless story of passion, resilience, failure and rise as seen through Khanna's eyes and which follows the journey...

13-May-2017 New Delhi

Will take India's regional cuisine to the world : Chef Vikas Khanna

He has been named the "Hottest Chef of America" by People magazine and has won a Michelin star for his restaurant in New York, but Chef Vikas Khanna's roots remain in India -- and he now wants to take the country's regional cuisines to the world."My focus...

12-May-2017 New Delhi

Nawabi foods from Rampur's royal kitchens

When one thinks of Rampur, it is the formidable Rampuri "'chaku" (knife) as well as the lilt of Mirza Ghalib's poetry that comes to mind -- but there is more to the city than that.It may come as a surprise to many that Rampur's culinary history dates to 1774,...

07-May-2017 New Delhi

Cafe Yell : A neighbourhood cafe that screams style

Stylish, uber chic and hipster -- the three things that come to mind when one steps into Cafe Yell. Complete with an array of delectable food items, this small and compact place turns into your neighbourhood joint.Located in tony Defence Colony market, the cafe...

20-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Give mornings a healthy start with oats : Chef Vikas Khanna

True to the old adage "breakfast like a king", Chef Vikas Khanna on Thursday emphasised on starting the day with a healthy diet by including oats.During "Quaker Breakfast Table" an event organised by Quaker Nutri Foods here, Chef Khanna introduced the audience...

19-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Innovation the name of the game for these food, drink stylists

Like bitters enhance cocktails, spices tickle the palette and a variety of additions raise desserts to an altogether new level, it is innovation and creativity that make for an overall fine-dining experience, stakeholders in the space say.To this end, if...

14-Apr-2017 Amritsar

Authentic flavours of Amritsar -- in luxury

Home to the holiest gurdwara of Sikhism -- the Harmandir Sahib -- Amritsar entices devotees with its divine and spiritual energy. And what adds to the splendour of the city is the absolutely scrumptious food on offer.There is definitely something satisfying...

12-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Tuck into bites from the city of the Howrah Bridge

Be it the appetising aroma of the Kolkata biryani, the richness of kosha mangsho, simmering bhetki paturi or the amazing chittal peti, the delicacies of the city of the Howrah Bridge possess infinite variations and textures.The city cherishes its many local...

04-Apr-2017 New Delhi

I juggle all jobs with ease owing to family : Sanjeev Kapoor

Sanjeev Kapoor is a celebrity chef, TV personality, writer and entrepreneur -- and has now launched his own mobile app. He is laden with many jobs and responsibilities but he says that he handles everything with ease as there is support from his team and family."I...

31-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Navratra diet : Restaurants shift to healthier low-calorie dishes

When it comes to "fasting" during the Navratras, people usually opt for puris, pakoras and sweets, but keeping in mind the health-conscious generation, restaurants in different Indian cities have experimented with innovative and alternative low-calorie dishes...

29-Mar-2017 Kamalabari (Majuli)

Dine in style on Majuli, world's largest river island

A family's kitchen in Assam's Majuli Island has become a must-dine venue for the people visiting the world's largest freshwater river Island.Run by Manjit Risang and his family, Risang's Kitchen has been serving authentic, mouth-watering delicacies of...

28-Mar-2017 Kolkata

A desi gastro pub that offers authentic mix of East and West

Be it the original flavour of Bengal's sought-after fish cutlet or the popular north Indian shammi kebab, at Monkey Bar -- the Indian version of a gastro pub -- you will be reminded of your roots while letting your hair down.The pub has its outlets in three...

26-Mar-2017 Gurugram

Punjab Grill Tappa, a 'fun' take on a classic favourite

Giving a new twist to a classic is sometimes tolerated, even enjoyed, and sometimes met with harsh criticism. But the Punjab Grill Tappa, an offshoot of the famous North Indian Punjab Grill restaurant chain, is sophisticated and vibrant but still maintains...

23-Mar-2017 Basar (Arunachal Pradesh)

A taste of uniqueness for gastronomes in extreme northeast

Starting with the locally-famous "achin pinam" (spiced rice) to smoked beef platters, or the "amin" made out of rice cake and chicken, every dish cooked in Arunachal Pradesh's Basar town gives out a flavour of the hills and wilderness that surrounds the place.The...

20-Mar-2017 Jaipur

Jaipur food fest to revive Persian delicacies for Nowruz

The "forgotten recipes" of Persia are about to be revived at a 13-day food festival that promises an authentic culinary fare through the subtle flavours that originated in Iran centuries ago.Heralding Nowruz, the dawn of the Persian New Year, Fairmont Jaipur...

13-Mar-2017 Chennai

Savour sub-continental food at Hilton Chennai

After India's frontiers got realigned during partition in 1947, the cuisine of the countries beyond our borders got confined within their own boundaries. To overcome that, the Hilton Chennai's Ayna restaurant is hosting an "India-Beyond Borders" food festival...

02-Mar-2017 Gurugram

Curated 8-course menu, heady wines make for perfect ambience

It can't get any more niche than this: A curated eight-course meal, accompanied by four different wines, only on Saturdays, within a tony club, arguably the swishest in this tech hub adjacent to the national capital, restricted to 14 diners and one that...

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