The British Raj @ LUX
Discover the cuisine which mesmerized the entire British Empire in India. Anglo-Indian Cuisine. India was under British rule from 1858 to 1947 which is a period referred to as the British Raj. With the Crown ruling over India, it brought with it an entire community of British expats who were then introduced to an entirely new world of flavours, methods, and ingredients. Anglo-Indian food was indeed developed when wealthy British wives interacted with their Indian cooks to create dishes that were of the ‘local style’ and used the indigenous ingredients but still were familiar enough to taste like home. The British thought they were in for hell when they were sent to India to occupy its land. But little did they realize that they would be seduced by the inimitable secret flavours and perfumed spices which India eventually used to influence the bland British palates. Some say, for the rest of their lives. We have captured that historic moment in time to showcase the splendor and pomp of this once regaled cuisine in all its glory and magnificence. Welcome to the British Raj.