Fish Curries of Peninsular India

All along India’s coastline, the staple diet of the locals is fish curry and rice. But, do you think that it’s a single recipe all the way through? No way. There are many dozens of different preparations, depending on which part of the coast you happen to be. Fish curry makes its appearance during breakfast,…

Daikichi

The tiniest Japanese restaurant with a Japanese chef Atmospherics: The L shaped eatery is strictly no-frills. Tables seat four except the tatami table (semi-private) that seats six. Daikichi is the brainchild of a hotel management graduate from a vegetarian community who spotted an opportunity in Gurgaon and has set up a wonderful little eatery, currently…

Nik Baker

It took someone from Chandigarh to fill a gap in the Delhi market Serves pastries, cookies, sandwiches, coffee Atmospherics: In the Greater Kailash II Market, every cuisine is represented, except the good old bakery. Till now, that is. Thanks to Nikhil Mittal from Chandigarh, whose Nik Bakers exist in prominent markets in the Tricity, GK…

India On My Plate

Buffet at your table Serves: Indian food Atmospherics: Formerly, this restaurant was Earthen Oven with a show kitchen and an a la carte menu. Since it has become India On My Plate, the concept has changed significantly, though the décor remains the same, with a few new accessories. There still is an a la carte…

Burma Burma

It is not often that a non-Indian vegetarian restaurant is this brilliant Serves Burmese vegetarian Atmospherics: this is the second Burma Burma in the NCR. Both outlets have similarities as well as differences: this one has the theme of the various tribes in that country. The wall sculptures, wooden dolls, lacquer and bamboo pagodas that…

Gourmet Vegetarian Food: an Oxymoron?

It’s easy enough getting vegetarian options in an Indian restaurant: there’s paneer, dal, vegetables and snacks galore. But, how about vegetarian options in a non-Indian cuisine? That’s a tough one. Some cuisines such as Lebanese and Italian do have interesting vegetarian choices. Others like Chinese lack the basic concept of what vegetarianism is, while still…

Swagath Janpath

When Swagath opened its doors almost a decade ago, there were plenty of concessions to the local palate. Several branches later, the restaurant has perfected its recipe to cater to our collective palate. Today, there’s no need to go to Mumbai for Gomantak food – it has come to our city. There’s Goan, Malabari, Chettinad…

Embassy

The winner of the CP dowagers’ marathon Serves unashamedly multi cuisine Atmospherics: In the beginning, there were a dozen or so gracious restaurants dotting Connaught Place, the only venue that was deemed fit to host restaurants that catered to western and Indian tastes, with a bit of Chinese thrown in. Some have downed their shutters…

Instapizza

The term ‘value for money’ was coined here Serves pizzas Atmospherics: There are a few high tables and high stools inside Instapizza. Should you want to sit outside (a good idea in pleasant weather) there are regular chairs and tables, but the tables look a bit grubby, perhaps because of the material they are made…

Kerala Fish Curries

Last week, within the space of five days, I had tasted close to thirteen fish curries. I’m sure I haven’t plumbed the depths of all the fish curries in God’s Own Country: it is just that time and my appetite conspired against deeper ‘research’ into this fascinating subject. It all started in Radisson Plaza, Kumarakom,…