What we ate in Lucknow – and still dreaming of
Exploring Lucknow through eating - namely its kababs and biryanis. While the list is long, Idrees Biryani and Tunday Kababi was top on our list of eateries.
Ananta in Oberoi Dubai | The royal recipe of Galouti Kababs
“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore Every one who knows me, knows my love (my family’s love actually) for Galouti Kababs. Galouti Kababs melt me down, always… as the melt-in-the-mouth minced kebabs melt in my mouth! The Galouti always deserved a special post in my blog. With a hands-on experience in a masterclass on how to make real Galoutis and the Dum Pakht style of cooking, I feel that I can finally belt out a melting post full of aroma, while the taste of the kababs still linger on. Chef Dirham, a Galouti expert, took us through this…
Chef Sanjay Bahl | Flavours And Flavours And Flavours of Patiala!
Indian fine-dining must be the new mantra in Dubai food radar – Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar at JW Marquis, Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor at the Melia Hotel, Options by Sanjeev Kapoor (with 2 branches already – in DWTC and Mövenpick Deira, Asha’s at Wafi and MOE with a launch of a new Menu (and I met the legend Asha Bhosle yesterday!), Amala at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (also serving North Indian food), Amal in the Armani Hotel… and now Patiala in Souk Al Bahar, in Downtown Dubai. This is definitely a good sign for Indian Cuisine, taking it beyond what is popular internationally – the British Indian Cuisine – the…
Shiraz Golden Restaurant, Dubai | From Lucknow To Kolkata And To Dubai!
The Shiraz Nostalgia Amongst all the golden memories of my college days in Kolkata, the one thing that consistently churns up is Shiraz Golden Restaurant in Circus Avenue, Park Circus (left). All our random parties or any special party during any festival, for example Holi, Diwali or even Durga Puja was necessarily powered by Mutton Biriyani, Chicken Chaap and Firni (an Indian Dessert made with milk and powdered rice) from Shiraz. Each one of us would be handed over one packet of Mutton Biriyani and one piece from the Chicken Chaap to start with… and would end up with forever licking the spoons that scooped out the mildly aromatic Firni…