Eggs for the old soul

The simplicity of the egg is what makes it an exquisite base to creatively depict one’s preferences upon. It is one of the very few ingredients that were universally synonymous to breakfast prior to Globalisation. If you are feeling particularly millennial and are craving a taste of the good ol’ days when people were all…

Biryani – The ultimate ode to meat

Hyderabadi Dum Biryani Cooking this is bound to make you feel a strong sense of heritage and lineage. This dish of the Nizams is nothing short of royalty at its best. Chicken 1 kg Cardamom 5 nos. Bay leaf 2 nos. Star Anise 2 nos. Basmati Rice 1/2 kg Fennel Seeds 2 tsp. Clove powder…

Yogurt: The marinade essential

When it comes to the conjugation of meat and marinades, there is hardly a precursor, so to say, in the culinary scheme of things. Whether it is a few chicken thighs to be thrown on the grill, or a hunk of meat to be barbequed on a hickory altar, or an everyday simple sauté, or…

My dear Christmas Turkey

What one wouldn’t associate with an ethnic Christmas meal is a turkey. Well sure it is the quintessential Christmas bird throughout most of Europe and almost all of America but just not the fit in India save in a few expat and Anglo-Indian households. But, think of a better white meat alternative to red meat…

(W)hat (T)he (F)ood – Difference between Red and White Meat

You might have heard many renditions of why red meat is red and white meat is white. Let’s put some rest to the confusion with some clarity regarding the subject, shall we? (W)hat (T)he (F)ood decides the ‘colour’ of the meat? A protein called Myoglobin, whose purpose is to help ship oxygen to muscle cells,…

Cheap To Chic: The Lobster Ascends

You wouldn’t suspect that a close relative of grasshoppers and tarantulas could be widely considered an elegant indulgence by gourmands all across the world, wouldn’t you? And yet, every time a chef proudly presents a lobster-based creation as a signature dish, that’s exactly what happens. Prepared by broiling in butter or scampi, Newburg or in…

When life gives you lemons, squeeze them over meat

The lemon is said to have originated in the Indus Valley because of a lemon-shaped earring from 2500 BC found by archaeologists in the area. Since those days of yore, this wonderfully juicy and nutritious fruit has written Tangy Tales of terrific proportions. It has saved thousands of sailors’ lives from scurvy and re-energised millions…

The Health Benefits of Lobster

Lobster, long considered a luxury food item, can make for a healthy and delicious meal when eaten in moderation. It offers significant amounts of many important vitamins and minerals, but there are certain considerations to take into account when eating lobster, especially if it’s cooked in salt-rich sauces or eaten dipped in butter. Lobster is…

The Story of the Hilsa

The Ilish, also known as Hilsa, is a popular food amongst the people of South Asia and in the Middle East, and especially with Bengalis. It is the national fish of Bangladesh. Bengali fish curry is a popular dish made with mustard oil or seed. It is also popular in India, especially West Bengal, Odisha,…

Getting Meatier

Continuing where we left off yesterday, let’s learn more about why eating meat is essential for you. If meat’s positive – strike that, crucial – role in muscle growth isn’t enough, meat also helps burn fat. Meat has a high thermogenic effect because of its protein content, so that approximately thirty percent of its calories…