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Janmashtami: An Ode To Culinary Brilliance

  • By Madhulika Dash

    Let’s face it: when it comes to culinary ingenuity, nothing matches the supremacy of Indian festival, especially Janmashtami. Where else in the world would you find a festival that celebrates daily food in a way that is beyond imagination till you savour it, and addictive, once you eat it.

    In fact, it is perhaps the only festival that has, over the years, taken a pan-India presence, where people celebrate it with food that comes from the daily diet. The difference, on this day, no matter how you make it, it tastes delicious – and even the best food to have that day.

    What makes is so, is still a mystery; but what isn’t is the fact that Janmashtami, like every other festival that celebrates farmers, is high on culinary brilliance. It uses five ingredients to dole out dishes with such amazing flavour profile that even the best culinary minds would be baffled imagining how perfectly they were created.

    This Janmashtami, we get some of our very own chefs to give us their modern interpretation to their favourites of this festival. Some like these: