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For us Bohras, food is our religion

INTRODUCTION TO BOHRA MUSLIM CUISINE 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. In fact faith would have

15 kinds of popular biryanis from India every biryani lover should know about!

The masses love it, politicians woo voters with it, and festivals are incomplete without it - the delicious biryani is the favourite of all. India has a wide variety to choose from when it comes to this royal dish. Top chefs have been tinkering with

Nihari Mutton – From the Royal Kitchens of Awadh

Nihari (Urdu: نهاری‎) is a stew consisting of slow-cooked meat mainly mutton along with bone marrow. The word Nihar originated from the Arabic word "Nahar" which means "day" as it was typically served after sunrise Fajr prayers. According to

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

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

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

Haleem – The Ramadan speciality

It's said that once you have experienced the taste of a rich haleem, you can never forget it. The rich Mughlai mutton-lentils wheat stew dish -which traces its origins in Arabia, where it is known as Hareesah - is a nutritious meal in its own right.

Experience Iftar Mumbai ishtyle!

From Mughlai to Chinese, feast all night long. The holy month of Ramadan is already here and Muslims around the world will spend their daylight hours observing complete fast. This ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar is not just about abstain

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,