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Khamiri Roti: Mughal’s Favourite Bread!

In the midst of choosing between white and brown breads, somewhere we have lost out on traditional rotis, which were a staple diet of families in every Muslim neighbourhood of Old Delhi and Mumbai. One of them is Khamiri Roti, which is believed to

Kabsa – A King’s Feast

Your first invitation in a family party in Middle East will most likely involve serving of a Kabsa. You can trace the origins of Kabsa to Yemen where it is considered a national dish. It is also a traditional dish across the Middle East and is

Bohra Thaal – Enjoy a traditional 10 course feast

Although food is integral to human survival, for Bohras it boils down to much more. After faith and culture, it is food that binds us together, brings us together. If there’s a community in Mumbai which truly lives by the maxim of ‘Live to eat’

Culinary terms used daily in Indian kitchens

Indian Culinary terms Culinary terms are very essential in the world of cooking. To become a skilled chef, first one needs to learn the technical vocabulary (language) of culinary arts. Cooking is an art of creating something consumable as well as

So what’s a Korma?

Indian food, especially Mughlai is popular across the world. But even though Mughlai cuisine is widely enjoyed, is it really understood? The cooking techniques such as “dum” and the culinary terms such as Korma, Bhunao, Bharta, Baghar, Bukhara,

A history of Mughal cuisine through ancient cookbooks

On any given weekend, I am usually occupied with the thoughts of food. The taste buds have been working over time for a year now – ever since I started following the amazing food stories of the Mughals. Turns out that Kings and Royalty had a thing

TKK Introduces Brown Rice Dum Biryanis – Great news for diet-conscious Biryani lovers

You're a biryani lover but want to keep a tab on your calorie intake at the same time? For the first time in Nepal, Tasneem's Kings Kitchen introduces Brown rice Dum Biryani, perfect for calorie conscious connoisseurs like you. Biryani is one of the

Indian foods that are now part of Oxford Dictionary!

Indian cuisine has a global appeal—be it the Chicken Tandoori, Paneer Makhani, Biryani or Masala Dosa. This popularity is reflected in the latest version of the Oxford Dictionary's latest update. The revised version includes two Indian words, among

Tasneem’s Kings Kitchen for authentic Bohra Muslim Indian cuisine in Kathmandu

Tasneem's Kings Kitchen seeks to introduce the unique flavors of distinctive Bohra Muslim food in Kathmandu, Nepal. Bohra Muslims originally migrated from Yemen to Gujarat and are firm believers in the maxim: “The family that eats together, stays

How an exiled Lucknow Nawab introduced the humble potato in Kolkata’s Biryani

  Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Over a century and half ago, in 1856, the Nawab of Awadh, was forced by the British to abdicate his throne. Pinning his hopes on the British sense of justice and fair play, he arrived in Calcutta to place his case