articles by Khushboo Ramnane


In Surat, meat-eating communities challenge Gujarat's 'vegetarian' label with heirloom recipes

In what may come as a surprise, Gujarat has more meat-consuming people than Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. The culinary landscape of Surat in particular is moulded by the Ghanchi and Khatri communities, who have an affinity for mutton and fish and include meat in both everyday meals and special feasts


How the gradually fading fish roe lives on through myriad dishes cooked in kitchens across India

For the west, it may be caviar, and in the far east it may go by the name ikura, but in India, the fish roe, a reasonably rare delicacy, comes in myriad names and forms.