Friday, September 18, 2009

stew and the moguls

Photo: A.V. Crofts

While many folks think of beef as a no-no in India--and for many Hindus, it is--there is a rich Muslim culture in the country and during the month of Ramadan, a particular beef stew called nahari takes center stage. Anindita Ghose has a thoughtful article at on this dish that might look today like standard street fare, but has a royal pedigree.


  1. Hi! Thanks for linking this. I'd like to add though that since cow slaughter has been banned in Delhi ( and several other parts of India)...these shops use buffalo meat.

  2. Thank you for the clarification, Anindita!