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NH2: A Highway Full of Fun!

By: Swati Sucharita | 0 Comments | | Category: Events/Reviews

In the maze of food promotion invites, which come my way with alarming frequency these days from star hotels and standalone restaurants, I feel much enthused to blog on a few which surpass their promise. One such recent experience was  ‘Along the NH2 trail’, which showcased not just cuisines but... more

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Paradise Comes Calling…

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Like it or hate it, but you just can’t ignore it. I am referring to Paradise biryani, arguably, the most saleable brand in the biryani-obsessed metro of Hyderabad. Opinion is sharply divided, sometimes accompanied by detractors’ derisive laughter, over the restaurant chain’s tag line: World’s best biryani in Hyderabad. However, the... more

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Rivaayat, Heritage Patiala this time…

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Trident Hotels has always had its heart at the right place, in terms of upholding some of the best traditions of Indian cuisine at its speciality restaurants. Supporting it in this endeavour is the Delhi-based Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development (OCLD), which besides training some of the best talent... more

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The Great Bohri Feast

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During my five-year stint as a journalist in Ahmedabad during the first few years of the new millennium, I had often heard about the Bohra Muslim community and its cuisine, especially the humungous-sized Bohra thaal served both at community events like weddings and at some homes. Ironically however, I had... more

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Persia Comes Calling at SBOW

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Parsi eatery Sodabottleopenerwalla (SBOW), Hyderabad’s favourite hangout, is hosting a Persian pop up menu through the month of February. The pop up presents a historical perspective, of two distinct cuisines, belonging to the same country by origin. Quite often, Parsis and Persians are used interchangeably in our minds, though they... more

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Susan’s Suriani Kitchen

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I have always taken a shine to the cuisine which “God’s Own Country” offers, be it the pristine Onam sadya or the Moplah chicken/mutton biryanis, Syrian Christian vegetable and chicken stews with appam and more. Kerala indeed can boast to have one of the world’s most evolved cuisines, thanks to... more

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An Aqua Afternoon

By: Swati Sucharita | 1 Comment | | Category: Events/Reviews

Aqua, the al fresco dining space on the third floor of The Park, Hyderabad, is much-loved by regular diners not least because of its “Infinity Pool”, named so because of its seemingly limitless stretch towards the horizon. With a serene and relaxed ambience, (with pigeons dipping in the pool for company!),... more

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A Taste of Ladakh

By: Swati Sucharita | 2 Comments | | Category: Events/Reviews

Ladakh, for most of us, represents largely remote and unapproachable terrain, not the least because of its oxygen-depleting altitudes. So, all those lovely picture postcard images of the stark mountains and landscapes, the white fleecy clouds in azure blue skies and the splendid technicolor hues of Ladakh’s geography remain etched... more

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Karavalli Pops By in Hyderabad

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Karavalli, the south western coastal speciality restaurant at The Gateway Hotel, Bengaluru is as iconic as it gets, for its superb showcasing of food from the coastal states of Goa, Karnataka (especially Mangalore and Coorg) and Kerala. When I was a resident of Bengaluru in the new millennium, it was... more

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A Tryst with India’s Culinary Heritage

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August 15th 1947.  Though most of us were not around to experience the euphoria of being an independent nation finally, the historic date is imprinted in our minds and always will be. The same goes for Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s “tryst with destiny” speech at midnight on August 14th. Now, if... more

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