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…

Julia Child in Delhi – Sakina Mehta Makes Bohra Biryani, Greater Kailash Enclave Part-I

Julia Child in Delhi – Sakina Mehta Makes Bohra Biryani, Greater Kailash Enclave Part-I

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Meet the Julia Child of South Delhi’s Greater Kailash Enclave Part-I. In her mid-80s, Sakina Mehta finds happiness in listening to birdsongs. She divides her time between…

Julia Child in Delhi – Himani Dehlvi Makes 'Go-To' Mutton Kofta, Greater Kailash Enclave Part-I

Julia Child in Delhi – Himani Dehlvi Makes ‘Go-To’ Mutton Kofta, Greater Kailash Enclave Part-I

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Meet the Julia Child of South Delhi’s Greater Kailash Enclave Part-I. Himani Dehlvi lives in a cheery sun-filled apartment with husband, Vaseem, and cook, Zakir. A 50-something…

Julia Child in Delhi – Santosh Rani Makes Karhi Pakoda, DLF Park Place

Julia Child in Delhi – Santosh Rani Makes Karhi Pakoda, DLF Park Place

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Meet the Julia Child of Gurgaon’s DLF Park Place, an address so exclusive that it has its own helipad. Fortunately Santosh Rani has no respect for her…

Julia Child in Delhi – Kiranmayi Bhushi Makes Sweet & Sour Pumpkin, Asian Games Village

Julia Child in Delhi – Kiranmayi Bhushi Makes Sweet & Sour Pumpkin, Asian Games Village

The great chef’s life in Delhi. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Meet the Julia Child of south Delhi’s quiet and serene neighborhood Asian Games Village. A sociology professor, Kiranmayi Bhushi lives in a book-filled apartment. She shares it…