City Food - Julia Child Makes Badaam Pasanda in I.P. Extension

City Food – Julia Child Makes Badaam Pasanda in I.P. Extension

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Meet the Julia Child of I.P. Extension, a neighbourhood in east Delhi. Ms Child organizes culinary festivals in a city’s 5-star hotel, but when she has a…

City Food - Butter Chicken, Moti Mahal Restaurant

City Food – Butter Chicken, Moti Mahal Restaurant

The made-in-Delhi dish. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] If Delhiites are sometimes called fat, aggressive and lascivious, then butter chicken must share a part of the blame. It originated in the 1950s at the Moti Mahal restaurant in…

City Food – Julia Child Makes Moongphali Cheewra in Vasundhara

City Food – Julia Child Makes Moongphali Cheewra in Vasundhara

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Meet the Julia Child of Vasundhara, a suburban neighbourhood beyond the borders of east Delhi. As a girl, Ms Child was a javelin throw star in her…

City Food – Jalebi, Old & Famous Jalebi Wala

City Food – Jalebi, Old & Famous Jalebi Wala

Delhi’s best jalebi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Thick and juicy, it is food porn at its best. Jalebis, the golden-coloured rings of deep-fried maida batter, soaked in sugar syrup, fill the mouth with a warm liquid of…

City Food – Ram Laddoo, Around Town

Simple and honest. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Nobody knows how the deep fried balls of moong dal came to be known as Ram laddoo. It might have followed the Hindu belief that something with no name can…

City Food – Lassi, Chandni Chowk

The cool yoghurt drink. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Delhi has no copyright over the sweet-tart lassi. The cool, creamy, frothy yoghurt drink is delicious nourishment across India, especially during the summer. It is simple to make –…

City Kitchen – Julia Child Makes Heartfelt Cookies in Jorbagh

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Meet Jorbagh’s Julia Child. Her living room has a handsome Shakespeare. Her guest room has an Alice Munro hardbound. Her library has two copies of a VS…