Priyadarshini Chatterjee
The Anglo-Indian community at Bow Barracks celebrates Christmas in style. (Photo: Amit Datta)

Jiving to the Calcutta beat

7 min read . 24 Dec 2019
Photo: iStock
The diversity of folk rice varieties in West Bengal goes hand in hand with the state’s obsession with the grain. (Photo: iStock)

Whose rice is it anyway?

6 min read . 27 Jul 2019
Misti Hub offers a wide range of signature sweets. Photo: Ankit datta/Mint

A sweet corner

3 min read . 13 Jan 2019
Various food items are used as symbols of prosperity and plenty in wedding rituals across the country. Photo: Alamy

Food for the bride and groom

6 min read . 02 Dec 2018
Conscious and curious chefs are discovering the virtues of butter and ‘ghee’ anew. Photo: iStock

Let’s talk about fat

8 min read . 04 Nov 2018
Sun-dried ‘urad dal wadis’. Photo: iStock

One country, many ‘wadis’

7 min read . 24 Sep 2018
Pit cooking is a traditional technique used in various parts of the country. Photo: Alamy

The enduring appeal of pit cooking

6 min read . 13 Jul 2018
The purple inflorescence of the banana plant. Photo: iStockphoto

The purple heart of the banana tree

5 min read . 24 Mar 2018
The sil batta—a rustic apparatus comprising a heavy, flat slab of grinding stone and a smaller stone muller.

Year-End Special: Back to the future

3 min read . 29 Dec 2017
A spread of lesser-known Parsi dishes such as chicken vindaloo, ‘masoor ma gos’, ‘vengna no patio’ at Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu, Delhi. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint
Chanda Dutt. Photo: Priyadarshini Chatterjee<br />

A menu that showcases Myanmar

3 min read . 02 May 2016
An elderly lady harvests her amaranth crop. Photo: Alamy<br />

Himalayan kitchen secrets

8 min read . 24 Jan 2016
Sholoana Bangali’s ‘mochar chop’. Photographs: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

The best of Durga Puja street food

4 min read . 17 Oct 2015
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