History. The word conjures up an unsmiling teacher driving a classroom of children into a slow coma by reciting a litany of irrelevant dates and places. The lessons never feel connected to anything real or useful. I remember a particularly dull day in sixth grade when our teacher brought up the Indus Valley Civilization. She droned on about… Continue reading Cooking up a 4000-year-old curry
If you wish to have rich, tasty and sumptuous Indian food, you must visit a dhaba. What is a dhaba? Well, dhabas are wayside restaurants that prepare and serve hot and spicy food under the canopy of a big tree. Anyone, from a tourist to a truck driver, can enjoy a good meal served on… Continue reading Food Diaries – Ever had a Cuppa with a Spot of Camel’s Milk?
Ask anyone how his holiday was and he would invariably tell you about the food. It is true that many times if the food is sumptuous during our travel to new and exotic places, we rate our holiday as excellent. Our trip to Rajasthan some years ago brings back more vividly memories of the thalis,… Continue reading Food Diaries – Dal Baati