Pooja Pillai is a Special Correspondent working with The Indian Express.
To those of us who think of the bindi as an optional accessory, rather than an indispensable part of festive fashion, the outrage was bewildering: since when has the weight of Diwali celebration rested so heavily on a single dot on the forehead?
Pooja Pillai writes: The humble rice gruel from Bengal, Panta Bhat, on Masterchef Australia is a wholesome rejection of the hierarchy of tastes.
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The meat will be completely shut out of any new content appearing anywhere on the website and on its Instagram feed, although old recipes and articles featuring beef remain available.
Urvashi Bahuguna’s book of essays on living with a mental-health condition is bookended by largesse and clarity
In a globalised world, where no food feels foreign and tastes are transforming rapidly, how does the debate over authenticity in recipes play out?
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In Food Matters: The Role Your Diet Plays in the Fight Against Cancer, an oncologist argues for keeping food simple, whole and real
With its sweet and spicy notes, this masala will make your morning cuppa more fragrant and delicious
The restaurateur on opening new restaurants and starting a delivery-only brand after a bruising year
In the current “foodie” culture, we can’t avoid thorny questions about labour in the kitchen
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The best way to eat a vegetable you dislike - like beetroot - is to turn it into a chutney
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This Gujarati favourite can be made with a variety of vegetables, and is a filling dish that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner
This super basic tomato chutney recipe has been perfected by paring it down to the absolute basic ingredients necessary for the right taste and texture
Dragon fruit Kamalam: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani said calling it dragon fruit "does not sound appropriate" and they have decided to call it "Kamalam" as it has the shape of the lotus flower.
How to make dabeli that is bursting with flavours and has many contrasting textures
In times of unusual stress, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we often seek solace in food that is familiar and nourishing. Why is it that we find certain kinds of food more appealing than others in times of unease?
Winter-special black carrots come together with coconut and lime in a deeply warming, nourishing soup
In I Am No Messiah the actor reflects on the impact of his relief work on those whose lives he touched, as well as his own
Here’s a look at 2020, through all the food that we cooked and ate, and the dishes we bonded and fought over
Calcified dental plaque from archeological remains reveals the complexity of ancient trade and diets 3,500-4,000 years ago. How do we know this, and why is it significant?
These little treats, typically made for Christmas, are very similar to shakkarpara or shankarpali
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