Category Archives: Foodie Ramblings

Chicken? No, some mutton please…

Week: Aug 18 to Aug 24 Life tends to come full circle—that cliche often holds true, specially when it comes to certain trends. It happens in fashion, in religion and spirituality, in relationship advice, in health and fitness, in alternate … Continue reading

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# Day 330 (Food ramblings: Yoghurt and more)

That familiar children’s rhyme is here not as an early reference to the eating of curds! Experts tell us that honour belongs to recorded references to ‘dahi’ in ancient Indian texts that date back to 500 years before the start … Continue reading

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# Day 329 (Food Ramblings: Of milk and its ‘setting’)

The desi-ghee reminiscences the other day led me down another food-memory-lane ~ a tale of milk and its ‘setting’. Milk is another one of those daily nutrients you just take for granted. After all humans have been known to drink … Continue reading

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# Day 327 (Food ramblings: Of the ‘ghee’ in my veins!)

Twice a year on ‘Ashtami’, during the auspicious navratri-days, we follow a tradition of ‘kanya-pooja’ at our place (a custom prevalent in most North-Indian homes i know of). A special combination of ‘halwa, kala-chanas and puris’ is prepared and then … Continue reading

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# Day 83 (Foodie Trails…)

On the roads of Punjab and Haryana it is hard to miss them…the ubiquitous ‘dhaba clusters’ that line either side of the road every few kilometres. The ‘dhabas’ originally sprung up to cater to the needs of the trucks plying … Continue reading

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# Day 76 (Cooking up some nostalgia)

One of the many yardsticks to measure societal changes is to undertake a study of the family kitchen. A peep in there will show you how in just over five or six decades, millions of homes in our country have … Continue reading

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