Botis cooking Dham at Varun's Wedding

How I self invited myself to a Himachali wedding, to savour the auspicious mid day feast called Dham. And, how I came back with memories of a lifetime. My sister, who stays in Himachal Pradesh, once went to a local wedding. Since then, she has never stopped talking raving about the lavishness and deliciousness ofContinue reading

Bedmi Poori- Ram Swaroop Agarwal Halwai

Bedmi Poori, Nagori Halwa, Samose in Chandni Chowk’s celebrated Halwai shop. Amidst the bustling lanes of Sitaram Bazar in Chandni Chowk, Anil Mittal and Ajit Mittal, open the doors of their 82 years old shop everyday, as early as 9AM. Popular for serving piping hot Bedmi Pooris with delicious Aloo Sabzi and Nagori Halwa forContinue reading

Chhole Bhatura - Des Raj Cholle Bhature

Who serves the best chole bhature/kulche in Sitaram Bazaar? The story about my brief meeting with Desraj Uncle. I was searching for Dhulichand’s Naresh Gupta’s Kulfi Shop, when I chanced upon Des Raj Uncle. He stood outside the kulfi shop, serving Chhole Bhature to a couple of men, who seemed to be his regular customers. WhileContinue reading

Paharganj Beast Places to eat Header

Best eateries in Pahar Ganj, a backpackers paradise in the heart of the city! If there’s one place in Delhi that’s hard to describe in words, it’s Pahar Ganj. Vivid colours, medley of people, a shopping hub and a backpacker’s paradise, Pahar Ganj is difficult to comprehend. The varied cuisines available in this area canContinue reading

iHeart Cafe - Outside

Just two months old, iHeart Café is the new cool hangout place in Mehragaon near Bhimtal, serving a slice of city life in the mountains.  While on my way to The White Peaks homestay, I had noticed innumerable resorts, hotels and cafés on the way. However, one café in particular had caught my fancy – iHeartContinue reading

Vrat ka Khana

My tryst with Vrat Ka khana at Saroj Aunty’s house and my new found love for heeng. We were already in the car and half way through the journey, when my Mom told me that Saroj aunty (my mother’s best friend) would be serving ‘vrat ka khana’ today. That meant a dinner meal without onion,Continue reading

Kimchi Fried Rice - Shim Tur

Up for a food adventure? Make your way through dilapidated lanes of Pahar Ganj, to discover authentic Korean food, in a set up where you least expect it. One can never have enough of Paharganj. Akin to Dharamsala and Manali, this place has a hippie air and serves as a base for a lot ofContinue reading

The Gates - The White Peaks

A boutique Himalayan pet-friendly home stay, with best Kumaoni home-style food, warm hospitality and serene surroundings. Breezy weather, blooms of spring, sounds of chirping birds, paths lined up with trees of Rhododendron flowers and a sky full of stars – visiting Aparupa and Abhijeet’s summer home, The White Peaks, gave me a peek into theContinue reading