Friday traditional breakfast

This is perhaps Bahrain’s most famous ‘Friday-breakfast’place. Emmawash Traditional Restaurant in Budaiya is so busy, at times one has to wait an hour before getting a place to sit. The fare is rather ordinary – scrambled eggs, with and without tomato, or potato, or onion; lentils, chickpeas, spring rolls and, of course, the traditional Bahraini […]…

Slow – and tasty!

Tried my hand at making the traditional Punjabi Chicken Curry – in a slow cooker, and with a tangy twist! The deal is simple. For a full (1000 gms) chicken, take two large onions, two large tomatoes, four large green chilli, three cloves of garlic and a table tennis ball size of ginger. Coarse chop […]…

Sentinel

This picture of Bahrain’s Arad Fort shows how much development has taken place in the last couple of decades. Now surrounded by large areas of heavy population, even until a decade ago, the fort ‘stood out’ with nothing around it for miles. One could then get a clear shot of the majestic structure and could…

Old Bahrain house

This is one of the oldest houses in Bahrain’s Manama area. Made in the traditional style, mainly out of mud and bamboo, this nearly 100-year old building had, until a few years ago, people living within its confines. It is only now that Bahrain’s Culture Ministry has taken it upon itself to renovate this and…