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    Paradise Hotel Hyderabad Biryani Recipe

  • CRICKET: PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED

    Many Pakistani batsmen have played memorable innings across the world but my first memory of watching one such innings was at home, in a packed Qaddafi Stadium back in 1997, when Ijaz Ahmad scored a blistering 139 off 84 balls against India...

    This was 20 years ago, in the pre-T20 bash era, an innings that would not be out of place in today’s fast-paced cricket
  • Prawn biryani on the beach

    Manuela is an Italian pioneer on our beach in Sri Lanka, having bought her property some 25 years ago...

    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
  • Khicchdi and biryani

    The man with the Govindasque sartorial sense Ranveer Singh can be really mean without sounding so...

    He has worked with India’s heartthrob Deepika Padukone and the sultry siren Priyanka Chopra in quite a few films
  • 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...

    Dejected, head bent I walked to the mailbox, battling the bone chilling wind and meandering the snow and then, I smelt it; the aroma of desi masalas
  • Growth with IMF recipe?

    IN a gradual policy shift from relative stability to growth, can possible disagreements between Islamabad and the IMF lead to an early termination of the fund’s current stabilisation programme?Despite record foreign exchange reserves and the falling oil import bill, it may not be easy for the country’s economic managers to take such a risk, nor may it suit the IMF given the high vulnerability in the existing global financial environment... ...

  • Time-tested recipe for a royal breakfast

    RAWALPINDI: Once a recurring item on royal menus, siri paya and bong paya remain popular breakfast dishes all year around...

    One of the oldest shops in Lal Kurti, which goes by the name of Tariq’s paya shop, still serves the best bong paya and uses the original recipe for payas that was handed down generations and travelled all the way with the family from Delhi
  • 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
  • South Africa dish out Cook’s recipe to dominate Sri Lanka

    PORT ELIZABETH: Opener Stephen Cook scored a career-high century to help South Africa build a massive 432-run lead over Sri Lanka despite rain delays on the third day of the first Test at St George’s Park on Wednesday...

    South Africa were 351 for five at the close and in a commanding position to seal victory
  • 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...

    But perhaps I’m old-fashioned and prejudiced
  • 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...

    The Congress was in power, not the BJP, with its own brand of nationalist zealotry more common to Hindutva
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