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6 cities. 60 menus. Secret sauces. Taboo treats: Here’s what India eats now

Mar 22, 2024 04:06 PM IST

We scanned more than 60 menus. We found: A new bird is flying in, pricing's magic number, everyone wants local, seasonal, unusual. One word remains forbidden

MENUS ARE GRAPHIC AND CHATTY

We examined more than 60 menus from Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata to see what the county is eating. (Malay Karmakar)
We examined more than 60 menus from Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata to see what the county is eating. (Malay Karmakar)
Social Hauz Khas Delhi has a graphic pizza menu. Each slice bears the name of the dish. (Mohit Suneja)
Social Hauz Khas Delhi has a graphic pizza menu. Each slice bears the name of the dish. (Mohit Suneja)
We guarantee you won’t know about every new ingredient, such as Vaduvan honey. (Mohit Suneja)
We guarantee you won’t know about every new ingredient, such as Vaduvan honey. (Mohit Suneja)
Local food is trending everywhere. (Mohit Suneja)
Local food is trending everywhere. (Mohit Suneja)
Belgian pork dominates the bottom-of-menu prime slot, ousting old favourite Norwegian salmon. (Mohit Suneja)
Belgian pork dominates the bottom-of-menu prime slot, ousting old favourite Norwegian salmon. (Mohit Suneja)
Duck has escaped the Asian kitchen and is across different cuisines across India. (Mohit Suneja)
Duck has escaped the Asian kitchen and is across different cuisines across India. (Mohit Suneja)
It’s rare to have millets appear more than twice on the same menu. (Mohit Suneja)
It’s rare to have millets appear more than twice on the same menu. (Mohit Suneja)
The Hong Kong-born dumplings have a section unto themselves at pan-Asian places. (Mohit Suneja)
The Hong Kong-born dumplings have a section unto themselves at pan-Asian places. (Mohit Suneja)
Dishes created in (or made famous in) Mumbai are on menus far away from Mumbai. (Mohit Suneja)
Dishes created in (or made famous in) Mumbai are on menus far away from Mumbai. (Mohit Suneja)
Sourdough holds up everything from a toast and sandwich to flatbread and pizza. (Mohit Suneja)
Sourdough holds up everything from a toast and sandwich to flatbread and pizza. (Mohit Suneja)
There are standard desserts: A brownie, a cheesecake, a creme brulee and a rich chocolate dessert. (Mohit Suneja)
There are standard desserts: A brownie, a cheesecake, a creme brulee and a rich chocolate dessert. (Mohit Suneja)
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    Rachel Lopez is a a writer and editor with the Hindustan Times. She has worked with the Times Group, Time Out and Vogue and has a special interest in city history, culture, etymology and internet and society.

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