Make rolls with meat, if wished, with thin sheets of bread whose ends you need to seal. Or, a piece of dough, you may use, well kneaded but still soft. Into thin discs spread it out with a rolling-pin, And … Continue reading
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Should Every Restaurant Perfume Their Biryani with Rosewater?
I have finally tasted a biryani that is worth talking about. Not because it’s the best biryani I’ve ever had – that credit unsurprisingly goes to mum and a few other mothers and private chefs in Hyderabad and Dubai – … Continue reading
When sorrow over Safa Park strikes, distract yourself with this food trail.
After being in the food tour business for two years, I don’t know what on earth I’ve been doing writing about one-off restaurant experiences in backstreet here, or hidden alley there. I eat, live, breathe food trails every day of … Continue reading
The munchies that elbowed their way in between tubs of homemade ice cream.
Folks, I’d like to announce the birth of my ice cream machine. It’s the most beautiful and productive being in my kitchen, and even though I’m no ice-cream fanatic, there’s something magical about the process of transforming chocolate and cream … Continue reading
Mamma’s secret recipe for Haleem is now yours. Recreate the meaty magic.
Every time some food-hunting soul asks me for a good biryani or haleem restaurant recommendation, they receive a discouraging shrug and a claim that no place can do it like mamma does. Not helpful I know, but t’is the truth. … Continue reading
Don’t ask me what you can eat in Old Dubai, ask me what you CAN’T.
The past few weeks have been a train ride of food experiences in the city. Everything from Emirati and Egyptian to Korean and Pakistani have made it to my plate, so here’s a summary line-up of a few of the … Continue reading
The Silent Spice.
You know that feeling when something is not quite right and you cannot throw a dart at what it is? I have had that feeling for a few days now, ironically just as things are finally settling in with my food … Continue reading
Part 1: Sharjah Food Trekking
If someone asks me where they could dig around here for a goldmine of authentic restaurant gems, I’d point in the direction of that dreaded National Paints Roundabout and whisper, Sharjah. I spent the first six years of my life … Continue reading
For that dinner after dinner, there’s Kaati Express.
There is such a mind-boggling variety of food cramped up in the block behind the Park Regis hotel in Karama, that your brains get fried into this chewy schmukaroo of dinner-time confusion. Should you do Ethiopian? Or Sudanese falafel? Or Indonesian? Or … Continue reading
The Sikh Langar in Dubai: Food of the community, by the community, and for the community.
This post is from the heart. My stomach played a minimal, almost insignificant role. Nearly three weeks ago, I found myself at the Gurdwara in Dubai, the house of prayer and community gatherings for the local Sikh community. Our last … Continue reading
Maharashtrian mountain memories at Manisha’s Kitchen
I’m not sure what’s driving the new Maharashtrian food trend in town, but heck, I’m happy. India has so many sub-pockets of culture and cuisine beyond chicken tikka masala [which we’ve donated to Britain anyway] and saag paneer, that it’s … Continue reading
A Two Day Butter Binge: Tashreeb, Pav Bhaaji, and Daal Makhani.
I’m not sure how many of you are looking for fun and obnoxiously greasy ways to cheat on a diet program, but if you are, feel free to follow the butter-trail that I innocently skipped down over a tiny span … Continue reading