Madhur Jaffrey says she never took cooking seriously, and it may be her secret to her success: "I love to eat and when you do, you think of all the possibilities."
A Pakistani immigrant in Glasgow claimed he invented the beloved takeout dish with some spices and a can of tomato soup. His death has revived a long debate about who really can lay claim to the food.
The Ramadan fast is usually followed by a feast. In Hyderabad, India, that feast is dominated by haleem, a meat and lentil stew pounded into paste and flavored with rose petals, cinnamon and cardamom.