Samar Halarnkar
This is a column on easy, inventive cooking from a male perspective. Samar Halarnkar also writes the fortnightly science column Frontier Mail for Mint and is the author of the book The Married Man’s Guide to Creative Cooking—And Other Dubious Adventures.
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Swirl, sizzle, steam
Sat, Dec 13 2014. 11 11 AM

Swirl, sizzle, steam

Why the seemingly boring ‘dosa’ calms your columnist and puts a spring in his step
The year of big heat
Thu, Dec 11 2014. 04 07 PM

The year of big heat

With 2014 on course to become the hottest in 135 years, the portents are grim for India
Porcine adventures in the Philippines
Sat, Nov 29 2014. 12 51 AM

Porcine adventures in the Philippines

Rediscovering non-veg with an expansive breakfast that includes fish head and pork dumplings
The ‘really’ simple way to roast vegetables
Sat, Nov 15 2014. 12 05 AM

The ‘really’ simple way to roast vegetables

Itchy fingers and spice-addled Indian neurons make vegetables unnecessarily complex. What if you used only salt and pepper?
Ebola’s ever-widening circles
Fri, Oct 24 2014. 12 24 PM

Ebola’s ever-widening circles

Panic spreads globally, but Nigeria shows it need not be an inevitable reaction
Coconut and the great chutney conundrum
Thu, Oct 09 2014. 10 29 AM

Coconut and the great chutney conundrum

By trial and error you can achieve a consistency that you find satisfying. It will never be a coconut chutney, but it comes close
The triumph of Rajamudi
Thu, Sep 25 2014. 10 47 AM

The triumph of Rajamudi

Our minds have become rice monocultures, and our brains are happy about it. You can change that
The diversity dilemma
Thu, Sep 18 2014. 06 19 PM

The diversity dilemma

Diversity spurs innovation. But India’s society appears to be moving the opposite way
One-pot meals and other deals
Wed, Sep 10 2014. 10 42 AM

One-pot meals and other deals

When you crave simple cooking and easy living, it helps to merge varying foods—but bear in mind that a stand-out entrée is important
The nematode and nemesis​
Thu, Sep 04 2014. 04 43 PM

The nematode and nemesis​

In the next 30 years, a worldwide invasion of crop pests looms. India is at great risk

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