The battle for Delhi’s bellies


varq283There’s a battle brewing in the fine-dining kitchens of India. The nation’s abundant culinary traditions, some dating back thousands of years and the source of influence and inspirations from Cambodia to Colombo, are the subject of a small uprising.
Throwing out the rule book and taking a refined, multi-morsel menu approach to traditionally boisterous flavours and family-style sharing plates that dominated Indian cuisine, a coterie of chefs is hoping to bring Indian food into the 21st century – make it more aligned with Western restaurant styles, if you like. That’s not to everybody’s liking. India’s cuisine history dates back 5000 years. Why should it need to change, they ask.

We took to both the modernist and traditional fine-dining Indian restaurants of Delhi to see how they stack up.

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