Eating India a dish at a time

Can you describe a typical Indian dish?  I used to think that I could, but I’ve come to the conclusion that Indian cuisine is as varied as everything else in the country.  India offer foodies the chance to try something different every day.  I am spoiled for choice. Talk to someone from Tamil Nadu and…

Rajdhani: Food fit for a king

If pure veg, all you can eat, spicy Rajasthani and sweet Gujarati, in super chilled AC is what you want, then heading to Rajdhani is a wise idea. When the doorman greeted me by attempting to apply a tikka to my forehead fear quickly enveloped me. Was I about to be sucked into a terrifying…

Delhi’s luxurious dining rooms

From street food to fine dining, I’m aiming to eat my way across the capital.  There’s a lot of eating to be done and I’ve appointed myself as the man to do it.  I know, it’s a tough job. I best get on with it. This blog post leaves behind the delights of street food…

God bless Ganesha’s sweethouse

Pictures, carvings and statues of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, are everywhere.  Ganesha is revered as a remover obstacles and his presence ensure success, wealth and prosperity. He’s certainly done his job at a hotel and sweethouse named after him on Mehar Chand Marg.  The owner, Soshiel Vig, and…

Sucking hard and fast

Mother nature is smart. When the weather is at its hottest, the mango, the king of fruits comes into season. The streets transform as mangoes of different shapes, sizes and colours flood market stalls.  Vendors push carts selling nothing else but glorious mangoes to masses.  It’s wonderful. The season is now a few months old. …

Five yummy AC eaterys

Street food is a serious business, but with the humidity rising taking to the streets to sample Delhi’s dazzling array of street snacks isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. So for those that want to feel the comfort of AC but not loose touch with street, here’s five places where you can tuck into tasty street…

Street food safety tips

Tucking into Delhi’s never ending array street food is a real treat. Many of my most enjoyable moments have been spent at street food and tea stalls.  The smell, the taste and the sight of scrumptious street snacks makes me go weak at the knees. Luckily, the Indian diet agrees with me too.  Since I’ve…