Shahjahanabad, the Old City, is famed for its food and in the merry month of March there’s a food festival coming to the India Islamic Centre that’s focusing in on the wonderful cuisine of the walled city.
What’s the best biscuit to take with your chai or cup of tea? Here’s a run down of the bakers that make the best biscuits in the city. Believe me we’ve taken enough tea and eaten enough biscuits to be the authority in the city.
Islam is the second biggest faith in India with 172 millions followers, making India home to more Muslims than any other state in the world apart from Indonesia.
I met Sufi Sheikh Salim Chishti in the lanes of Nizamuddin Basti last week and had an eye-opening experience. When trying to sell me a dead starfish the Sheikh insisted on pushing a two inch blade behind his eye socket and forcing out his eyeball. You can say what you like, but there’s no denying that the Sheikh had an interesting sales technique.
Delhi’s stepwells are something special and should be on your to do list. These man-made marvels once offered Dilliwalahs more than just precious water. Giving much needed shade from the from the sun they were also place to trade and talk during the heat of the day.
To celebrate the Muslim Festival of Bakr Id take yourself down to one of Delhi’s famed kebab houses. There’s plenty of amazing places to choose from and lots of delicious kebabs to tick off your tasting list. Here’s three of my favourite places to help you decide where to go
Pinch, punch, it’s the first of the month. That means another month of religious celebrations, regional festivities and much fun is about to begin. This September my guide gives you the lowdown on three of India’s biggest and explains what’s happening, when and where you can to join in.