Decoding the mysteries of Mughlai food, with Kunal Vijayakar

India, Jan. 17 -- I've been yearning for a proper Mughlai meal. It's been a while since I walked into, say, Shalimar on Muhammad Ali Road, or Sher-e-Punjab at Fort, or even Persian Darbar at Byculla, ... Read More

Kunal Vijayakar heads to Nashik, for a feast crafted by true foodies

India, Jan. 10 -- I was in Nashik recently. Now, when you say Nashik, most people assume you mean a winery weekend on the Sula estate or a visit to 'Bhonu Queen' Tanaz Godiwalla's Summer Vines for som... Read More

I've had enough: Kunal Vijayakar on food trends to retire in 2020

India, Jan. 3 -- Here we are, once again, at the dawn of a brand new year, in anticipation of what this chapter will bring forth, at the same time looking back at some of the boastful, feckless and in... Read More

Greatest hits: Kunal Vijayakar lists his favourite restaurants from 2019

India, Dec. 27 -- Let me start the year's last column with the slightly tweaked words of Paul Anka and Frank Sinatra. And now, the end is near / And so I face the final columnMy friend, I'll say it c... Read More

Go on a treacly pudding trail with Kunal Vijayakar

India, Dec. 20 -- Whatever the meal at home, there was always pudding at the end. It's strange; I cannot remember when we started using the word 'dessert'. It was always 'sweet dish', 'ice-cream' or '... Read More

A tour of Hindu Goan cuisine, with Kunal Vijayakar

India, Dec. 13 -- The first time I went to Goa was on a bus. For some reason, the tickets I'd booked on Vayudoot (remember that dodgy airline?) for the handsome sum of Rs 250 got cancelled and I could... Read More

Offal with it's head! Kunal Vijayakar's guide to feasting on 'scraps'

India, Dec. 6 -- This is a statutory warning. What follows may be extremely sensitive in nature, and may cause permanent changes in your thought processes and ideology. My objective is not to hurt any... Read More

Qualia is all you'd expect from the original masterchef, says Kunal Vijayakar

India, Nov. 22 -- I am attempting not to praise Rahul Akerkar's Qualia, only because it's very rare that I start eulogising a restaurant after my first visit there. I am also trying very hard to stick... Read More

Rise and shine: Where to find the best breads in Mumbai, with Kunal Vijayakar

India, Nov. 15 -- Bread can make me weak-kneed and unstable. The smell of good bread baking can make me irrational, romantic and lose control. And a great warm, crusty, honest white loaf, like a fresh... Read More

Sync and swim: An Udupi seafood trail with Kunal Vijayakar

India, Nov. 8 -- So who are these people who came to the city in the '50s and '60s and got generations hooked onto a hitherto unknown diet of idlis, dosa, medu wada, utappam, sambhar and rasam; who in... Read More