Paratha and Halwa, Mahim Urs Festival, Mumbai

A night at the Urs

I didn’t want to go. I really didn’t want to go. But the partner-in-dine was adamant. ‘We’re going to the Urs,’ she said firmly and decisively. And I’m really glad I went. The 10-day annual Urs (festival) held at Mahim in honour of the saint Makhdoom Ali Mahimi […]

A unusual dinner at Tian, Delhi

I’d been looking forward to having a meal at Tian: Asian Cuisine Studio, at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi. Headed by chef Vikramjit Roy, its eclectic menu and its extensive use of molecular gastronomy techniques have made it the most talked-about Asian restaurant in the country. Last month, […]