Julia Child in Delhi – Sangeeta Makes Her Vegan Malai Kofta, Uday Park

Julia Child in Delhi – Sangeeta Makes Her Vegan Malai Kofta, Uday Park

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Everything was almost lost trying to pay for Papa’s medical bills when he fell ill. The land had to be pawned. Sangeeta, the third of four sisters,…

Julia Child in Delhi – Kamala Hemrajani Makes Her Sindh’s Dal Pakwaan, Defence Colony

Julia Child in Delhi – Kamala Hemrajani Makes Her Sindh’s Dal Pakwaan, Defence Colony

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] They say that Karachi, the capital of Pakistan’s Sindh province, is full of Delhiwalas who moved there after Partition. In fact, Karachi even has a neighbourhood called…

Julia Child in Delhi – Dr Shirali Raina Makes Her Kashmir's Leydhar Tschaman and Oluv, Noida Sector 61

Julia Child in Delhi – Dr Shirali Raina Makes Her Kashmir’s Leydhar Tschaman and Oluv, Noida Sector 61

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] She was born in Srinagar. Both her parents were also born in Jammu and Kashmir’s capital. And this was her husband’s birthplace too. But her daughter was…

Julia Child in Delhi – Author Pushpesh Pant Makes His Cool Mutton Khichri, Gurgaon

Julia Child in Delhi – Author Pushpesh Pant Makes His Cool Mutton Khichri, Gurgaon

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Nobody dares to offers khichri to guests. This rice-and-dal combination is best eaten in complete privacy, as comfort food, or when one is suffering from an upset…

Julia Child in Delhi – Author Sadia Dehlvi Makes the Rarely-Seen Mango Qeema, H. Nizamuddin East

Julia Child in Delhi – Author Sadia Dehlvi Makes the Rarely-Seen Mango Qeema, H. Nizamuddin East

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] If you want some of Delhi’s best home-made non-vegetarian dishes, then you ought to be friends with author Sadia Dehlvi. She, along with her cook Sabir, rustles…

Julia Child in Delhi – Author Rakshanda Jalil's Marvellous Cook Bishen Singh Cooks His Famous Homely Poha, Central Delhi

Julia Child in Delhi – Author Rakshanda Jalil’s Marvellous Cook Bishen Singh Cooks His Famous Homely Poha, Central Delhi

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Author Rakhshanda Jalil is famous for translating classic Urdu novels into English and for her writings on Delhi’s monuments. Even so, it is gross injustice to this…

Julia Child in Delhi – Author Rosalyn D'Mello and Her Sister Ramona Cook Goan Green Curry Chicken, Kailash Hills

Julia Child in Delhi – Author Rosalyn D’Mello and Her Sister Ramona Cook Goan Green Curry Chicken, Kailash Hills

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] I love to cook with wine—says a placard hanging on her drawing room wall. One night The Delhi Walla enters the second-floor apartment of Rosalyn D’Mello, the…

Julia Child in Venice – Martina Gerotto Cooks Pasta e Fagioli in Memory of Gina Mondovecchi, Near S. Giobbe Church

Julia Child in Venice – Martina Gerotto Cooks Pasta e Fagioli in Memory of Gina Mondovecchi, Near S. Giobbe Church

The great chef’s life in Venice. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The spirit of a place can exist in the memories of a person. Gina Mondovecchi has that relation to Venice. To those who knew her, she was…

Julia Child in Delhi – Liter Basar Makes Cordon Bleu's Brioche, Hazrat Nizamuddin East

Julia Child in Delhi – Liter Basar Makes Cordon Bleu’s Brioche, Hazrat Nizamuddin East

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] This is the closest The Delhi Walla could get to the legendary author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I’m standing within a touching distance of…

Julia Child in Delhi – Radhika Singh Makes Vegetarian Corn Keema, Janak Puri

Julia Child in Delhi – Radhika Singh Makes Vegetarian Corn Keema, Janak Puri

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Meet Radhika Singh, the Julia Child of West Delhi’s Janak Puri. Ms Singh is very special. Indeed, she is the best cook in the world. So says…