We are heading East to India’s “dream city,” Chandigarh! This majestic city, located at the foot of the Himalaya Mountains in the Northwest, became a symbol of “new India” in the eyes of Jawaharlal Nehru, a crusader in pursuit of India’s independence and its first Prime Minister.
He believed its creation would heal Punjab, following India’s independence, with half the province falling into the hands of Pakistan while the other half remaining in India. More importantly, it would serve as the beginning of creating a modern, technologically advanced, and progressive Indian civilization.
Planned by French architect, Le Corbusier, it became not only the capital city of both Punjab and Haryana but a beacon of development. Some of the country’s most cutting-edge architecture lives here such as “Gandhi Bhawan,” the “Open Hand Monument,” and the “Rock Garden.” Additionally, a handful of the most prestigious educational and cultural institutions housing the country’s fine art also dwell here. I could go on about its fascinating history, but we are, after all, a food blog.
Our Chandigarh series introduces a few authentic and various fresh and modern twists on some traditional Northern classics! Master the basics of Punjabi cuisine in exciting ways. Finally, learn about Northern India’s food scene and its untold stories!
Tune in and keep cooking.