If you have an adventurous palate, join Vikram Doctor every fortnight as he indulges in his appetite for the stories of food. Taste the origins, legends and practical magic of ingredients and recipes that range from the everyday to the extraordinary.
Through ancestral kitchens, gourmet restaurants, exotic vegetable farms, modern agriculturists, heirloom aficionados… One of India’s most respected food writers has been there, eaten that and knows that there is no love more sincere than the love of food.
It gets boring to harp on how diverse our country is, but the fact is that India really is a land of many communities and sundry cultures. Even choosing one language to represent all regions is a demanding task. So, you’d think that determining the national dish of India would be a fool’s errand. But, is it really such an impossible job? There is one dish that can be found in almost all corners of our country. It has crossed geographical boundaries, bridged the vegetarian & non-vegetarian divide and even left a mark on the British during the Raj. Vikram Doctor argues for why Khichdi (a preparation of rice and lentils) can and should be India’s national dish.
Music: Josh Woodward
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