Vatsala Mamgain
Doi maach: Rohu, cooked to flaky perfection—first shallow-fried in mustard oil and then poached in a gravy made with onions and spices with beaten yoghurt.

Fishing for the good life

7 min read . 19 Jan 2019
The cakes of our childhood will always continue to exert an unnatural pull over us.

The simple joys of eating cake

8 min read . 19 Jan 2019
Nothing encapsulates the specificity and individuality of comfort food more than ‘khichri’. Photo: iStockphoto.

Comfort tastes like a candy

6 min read . 14 Aug 2017
The king emperor of all vegetable ‘halwas’ is the world famous ‘gaajar halwa’. Photo: iStockphoto

A heart for halwa

9 min read . 03 Jan 2017
South Indian filter coffee

The cup that kicks ass

8 min read . 22 Nov 2016
‘Barfis’. Photos: iStockphoto

Sweet cravings

7 min read . 06 Oct 2016
Masala fried ‘bhindi’. Photo: iStockphoto<br />

The real lady’s finger

4 min read . 25 Jul 2016
Hyderabadi chicken biryani<br />

Meat the biryani

6 min read . 22 Jun 2016
Mangoes are luscious and sinful, addictive and delirium-inducing and, as any mango lover knows, they are what joy tastes like.<br />

The aam party

5 min read . 25 May 2016
‘Parathas’ are a unique blend of homestyle comfort and guilty pleasure—simple, delicious, sinful all at the same time.Photo: Hindustan Times<br />

A paradise of ‘parathas’

5 min read . 27 Apr 2016
Eating ‘aloo bhaji’–potatoes cooked gloriously on their own–is one of life’s finest pleasures. Photo: iStockphoto<br />

Starring potatoes

5 min read . 21 Mar 2016
There’s nothing more wonderful than a summer vacation with your family. Photo: iStockphoto<br />

How to survive a family holiday

7 min read . 21 Mar 2016
A ‘kheera-tamatar’ sandwich needs meat to be complete. Photo: Istockphoto<br />

Tiffin = Happiness

4 min read . 19 Mar 2016
Omelettes can be dressed up or dressed down to suit the occasion and the preference and greed levels of the diner. Photo by Mayank Austen Soofi/Mint<br />

Unbeatable eggs

7 min read . 26 Jan 2016
Cooked in a bewildering variety of ways and with different seasonings, yellow ‘dal’ is clearly India’s go-to comfort food. Photo: iStockphoto<br />

Confessions of a dal-aholic

5 min read . 30 Dec 2015
A fresh white bread, however naff and déclassé it now is, is something that will always make me weak-kneed. Photos: iStockphoto<br />

Carb snobs, look away

6 min read . 05 Dec 2015
Aloo bonda. Photo: HT<br />

The bonda party

5 min read . 02 Dec 2015
Choorma with batasha and banana<br />

Yummy treats that are fast vanishing

5 min read . 08 Oct 2015