Travels are always filled with memories of street food. They offer the unique culture and cuisine of any travel destination. Delhi street food displays a generous blend of diverse influences. Its regional cuisines with time have interacted and influenced each other, giving rise to new flavours and cuisines. The cuisines of Delhi saw Hindu-Rajput, Bania, Kayastha, Turkish, Arabic, Persian and Mughal influences due to the culturally diverse emperors that ruled Delhi over the centuries. The influence of Mughal food had the longest influence, so much so that Mughal cuisine and Indian cuisine became synonymous. This street food in Delhi is shot using medium format film camera by Indian photographer Abul Kalam Azad in the year 1992.
Street Food, Delhi 1992
Abul Kalam Azad is an Indian visual artist and photographer based in Kerala. His works are largely personal explorations and documentation of experiences, and memories of his native land, people, and their culture. They deal with issues of identity, ethics, micro/macro history, and eroticism. His works have exhibited Nationally/Internationally in reputed museums and galleries. He has received Charles Wallace Award in the year 1996 and recognized by the French government through a scholarship grant. He is a recipient of grants from the Government of India and India Foundation for the Arts (IFA). He is the founder of Ekalokam Trust for Photography and Editor-in-chief of PhotoMail Online magazine.