Category Archives: Indian Food

About the culture and history of Indian food.

A dose of Dosa …

It’s a multi-billion dollar industry in India, not to mention the rest of the world. As a functional food, it has no equal. Its health benefits far outweigh the small price you pay for it. It is breakfast, lunch, dinner, … Continue reading

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The Paowallahs of Mumbai

What is Mumbai without its pav? Vada-pav, pav-bhaji, maska-pav, bhajiya-pav and just plain old chai with pav. The humble pav is Mumbai’s icon, it is uniquely and typically Bombay, it exemplifies the bindaas attitude that defines the City of Dreams. The … Continue reading

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Moongphali timepass …

Research has shown that nuts are good for you. And the best nut for you is our good old moongphali or shengdana- the humble little groundnut. Shengdana is not native to India. This ancient nut was first cultivated in South America … Continue reading

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Going Ga-ga over Garlic

The spices and condiments that form the basis of Indian cuisine have their origins in the world’s oldest medical system, Ayurveda. You use them every day in your food without a thought about the real reason why they’re there. They’re … Continue reading

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Memories of Bombay: Madrasi Samosas

Those of you who are from SIES College, Sion, will not forget apna GK, i.e. Gurukripa Restaurant. A daily visit to GK was mandatory during our SIES days. It’s been twenty five years since I’ve last visited GK, but my friends … Continue reading

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