Our first Khaanasutra took us to Ahmedabad where our experiences ranged from the pure vegetarian cuisine of the Jain religion to the large meat-filled thaals of the Bohra Muslim communities. Walks along the jewellery street that transform into bustling food markets in the night and visit to snack making factories run by enterprising women gave us an insight into the food obsession of this city. From Ahmedabad, our journey took us to Amritsar where we participated in the community services in the kitchens of the magnificent Golden Temple and also indulged in the rich food available in the various dhabas.
Our next stop was Kolkata where we tasted the British and Chinese and the Lucknow influences on the food as well as visited homes serving an authentic Bengali meal. Our last stop was Hyderabad where we cooked Biryani with a Muslim Family as well as enjoyed the delights of the fiery Andhra cuisine.