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The Five top Indian Cookery Books

The Five top Indian Cookery Books

(1) 100 of my favourite Indian recipes – Gordon Ramsay. This accompanying book to the Channel Four television series sees Gordon visiting Kerala deep in the South of India to…

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Diwali in India is a blast…literally. It is five days of fun, frolic and feasting……oooh yeah, the feasting!! Diwali gets it’s name from Deepavali which is sanskrit for ‘a row…

Indian food writing: the tandoor oven

Indian food writing: the tandoor oven

Indian chef Zubin D’Souza (theindiaphile’s hugely talented and shamefully under-known food writer) discusses the origins of the traditional Indian oven. Archaeologists uncovering the ruins of the Mohenjodaro and Harappan civilizations…

Chef Zubin on Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life

Chef Zubin on Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life

The ancient dudes discovered that since all humankind has not really been created equal, there may be some differences between people internally as well. What they believed was that all…

The greatest Indian food books

The greatest Indian food books

We thought it time to write a little on Indian food books here at theindiaphile. We’re not talking about recipe books per se, but books celebrating the history, cultural significance…

Chef Zubin on Khoya, (mawa) the Indian evaporated …

Chef Zubin on Khoya, (mawa) the Indian evaporated …

Khoya or mawa, as it may be known, depending on which part of the country you are in, is a dairy product. It has several uses in the Indian cuisine,…

Indian chai, chai, chai: A homage to the fuel on which the nation runs…

Indian chai, chai, chai: A homage to the fuel on which the nation runs…

No one can really call themselves an Indiaphile without loving chai, the fuel on which the nation runs. Best drunk in the early morning from roadside stalls, piping hot from…