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  • Food Stories: Mutton Dum Biryani

    I sat in the January cold of Michigan craving biryani, the painful realisation that my migration from Pakistan had taken me away from most desi delights...

    I rang the doorbell, and auntie warmly welcomed me to a delicious mutton biryani lunch...

  • Prawn biryani on the beach

    She built a few basic cabanas that we stayed in while our beach house was being built, as well as a restaurant that served good, simple Italian food...

    On my recent visit to Karachi, I picked up a collection of Hyderabadi dishes by Geeta Devi called The Jewels of Nizam [sic]...

  • CRICKET: BIRYANI, CURRY AND CRICKET

    Why?The host heard of my plans to visit Pakistan later this year to make a movie that will delve into the symbiotic relationship between Pakistani culture and cricket...

    As a westerner, I have little understanding about Pakistan except for the cricket I see played and the alarmist news reports about extremism and corruption in what is conveyed to be a backward country...

  • Khicchdi and biryani

    Describing his experience with two actresses, Ranveer S has been quoted to have said that Priyanka C is like khicchdi and Deepika P is like biryani...

  • Biryani on the brain

    India has mind-boggling and palate-numbing versions of the biryani...

    To understand the culinary culture of any state, all one needs to do is to understand how people make their biryani...

  • EPICURIOUS: Biryani versus pilau

    I might have written about my preference for a good pilau over a biryani previously: the former’s subtle fragrance and flavour beats the more robust taste of a biryani any day...

    So the other day, I decided to make fish biryani...

  • A biryani garnished with hate

    WE only learnt after his execution that Ajmal Kasab’s widely reported request for mutton biryani in jail was a myth...

    “Kasab never demanded biryani and was never served by the government,” the prosecutor confessed days after the man was dead...

  • Biryani or cricket?

    BIRYANI or cricket? Which one would you go for? If you are a Karachiite, you can choose both...

    Probably only a citizen of this frenetic metropolis could balance posters and signs for fours and sixes while gnawing chicken legs dotting the flimsy plastic box of steaming biryani...

  • Pindi’s Bank Road revamped as food street

    RAWALPINDI: As the sun began to set over the garrison city, Bank Road in Saddar came alive with the sound of music and the delicious smells wafting from the various food stalls...

    The Bank Road was declared a walking street last week, with the completion of the Saddar food street project...

  • Bangkok bans its street food

    BANGKOK: Authorities in Thailand’s capital are banishing its world-famous street-food vendors as part of a clean-up drive by the military government, outraging foodies and threatening the livelihoods of the road-side cooks...

    Thailand’s street-food hawkers whip up tasty delights, from noodles and fried rice to oyster omelettes, in the blink of an eye, often with little more than a gas-cannister kitchen on a cart...

  • 14 photos that prove Pakistani street food is the absolute best

    Be prepared to venture away from the upscale atmosphere of restaurants for a taste of mouthwatering street food...

    Here's our top picks from the many fantastic photos of 'Street Foods' submitted to us on Instagram through our #DawnWeeklyProject:In our weekly project, we give photographers on Instagram a chance to have their pictures featured on our Instagram account as well as our website...

  • A trip to Rawalpindi’s many colourful food streets

    RAWALPINDI: The lanes of Kartarpura, Shamsabad and Saddar have over the years developed into food streets of sorts and that too, with their separate specialities...

    The many shops in the first street serve more traditional foods including nihari, siri paya and halwa puri, the second is crowded with shops specialising in meat dishes from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan and the third is famous for its chat, desi burgers and gol...

  • Rawalpindi food outlet owners, city officials meet today

    RAWALPINDI: Against the backdrop of the Punjab government’s campaign against unhygienic food outlets, the business leaders have arranged a meeting of their (food outlets) owners and the City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) officials at the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on Tuesday...

    The district coordination officer (DCO), Sajid Zafar Dall, assistant commissioner, Cantonment, Khalid Goraya and assistant...

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