Meet Kumar the coconut walah

Delhi’s street scene mimics the weather and market vendors and street food sellers change what they sell to match what customers want. With winter fast appraoching Kumar’s days as a coconut seller are coming to a close, but what will he being selling in a few days time?

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…

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…

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…