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Highly-esteemed cookery author, TV host and award winning Indian chef Tarla Dalal is a common name in Indian kitchens. Having 50 cookery book titles to her name, many of which have been translated in various languages including Dutch and Russian, Dalal is acclaimed as India’s best-selling cookery author for over two decades. The total sales [...]
Tarla Dalal: Food writer, chef, best-selling cookbook author and host of cooking shows like “Tarla Dalal show” and “Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal”
Tarla Dalal is India’s best-selling cookery author for over two decades and shares her renowned recipes with DARPAN’s readers. She has written a total of 50 titles, several of which have [...]
Food is a necessity. It provides nutritional support for the body, it’s satisfying and delicious, it brings people together. But what about when food becomes more than just a good meal or a nutritious snack? What about when the calories consumed consume your life or when what you eat becomes how you define yourself? What [...]
About Vikas Khanna
A ward-winning and Michelin-Starred Chef Vikas Khanna recently launched his most exotic food book yet, with ‘Khanna Sutra – Food Lessons in Love,’ which was presented earlier this year to President Obama and the First Lady at a White House reception to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Khanna Sutra is beautiful compilation of sumptuous recipes that [...]
Stir-Fried Sirloin with Figs and Spinach
I cook with fresh as well as dried figs. There’s a more intense sweetness to dried figs, and this sweetness combines with aromatic spices to perfectly complement beef. Serves 4 Because figs are high in fiber and contain calcium and iron, we have even more reason to enjoy this dish.
Heralding its 16th year, this renowned wine and food festival has grown in notoriety around the world drawing in locals and tourists alike. DARPAN Magazine was invited to attend the spectacular Cornucopia festival and attend some of the best events during this epicurean extravaganza celebrating all things wine, spirits and cuisine.
Running from November 7–11, foodies [...]
Murukku is one of the most popular snacks in South India and it is even more popular at Deepavali (Diwali) festival time. It has long been the tradition at most homes to make delicious snacks such as Murukku, Thattai, etc. along with some special Indian sweets for Diwali. Special note: You need a Murukku mold [...]
A deep fried Indian bread made of spinach paste (palak paste). Good combination with Aloo ki bhaji/dal or any North Indian dishes.
2 cups (400 g) whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon (up to 1/2 teaspoon) salt
1 teaspoon oil
5 tablespoons spinach paste made from 1 bunch spinach
Extra 1/4 cup whole wheat
250 ml oil for frying
1.Wash and clean [...]
A Royal Bengali Treat
There is a wonderful tale behind this royal dessert. Scholars trace its creation centuries ago to a marriage alliance between the royal kingdoms of Krishnanagar and Burdwan, two areas within West Bengal.
A princess from Krishnanagar was married to a Burdwan prince, and when she became pregnant, she lost her appetite and refused [...]
A Diwali Delicacy from Orissa, India
Chena poda (baked cottage cheese) is a sweet dish from the state of Orissa, India. The literal meaning of chena poda is burnt cheese; chena is cottage cheese and poda means burnt. The procedure is simple: home-made cottage cheese is well-kneaded along with dry fruits and sugar, then it is [...]