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Sunday, Sep 26, 2004 at 0020 hrs IST

Take the case of neighbouring Marwar, home to the Rathores. Bedla says the former is largely preservative-based while makkai (corn) is the staple diet in Mewar cuisine. So if ‘Marus’ (Marwaris) relish bajre ki roti, their Mewari counterparts love makkai ki roti. Most dishes are tossed in homemade Bedla sauce and Kanwar Vijay Singh Bedla declines to share the sauce recipe saying it’s a royal secret!…
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Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004

IT HAD once seemed to Rudyard Kipling that Providence had created the maharajas of India just to offer mankind a spectacle, a dazzling vision of marble palaces, tigers and jewels. Now that the maharajas have gone, the world seems a duller place but yet Epicureans can rejoice.

For Vijay Singh, scion of the Bedla clan is here to share the priceless culinary tradition of his family – the Karan cuisine. In an attempt to introduce the treasures of Rajasthan, Taj Krishna is hosting the Mewar Food Festival at Firdaus from March 5-14 for both lunch and dinner… Read More

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First things first. Make a note never to miss an invitation if it ever comes your way, to a Karan cuisine meal. I almost did. Let me tell you about it. The Palms in Bombay, which is the Hilton Towers’ coffee house, was playing host to Kawar Vijay Singh Bedla and his wife, Kawarani Sugan Kumari. That’s them on the page opposite. They are gourmet nobles. And they were presenting, had been presenting (I was late in accepting the invitation), the Karan cuisine of the erstwhile Bedla Palace near Udaipur to Bombay’s foodies for a week. I went the night the curtain came down on their little culinary show at The Palms….  Read More

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Tue May 26 1998 IST

Can you picture the patriarch of an aristocratic family rustling up an aromatic Makkai ki sabzi? Yes, if he is a member of the Bedla family of Mewar, Rajasthan, a family famed for its tradition of hospitality and cuisine.

Kanwar Vijay Singh Bedla, a descendant of the Bedlas, takes his family’s penchant for cooking seriously. In the city for the week-long Mewar Food Festival at the Holiday Inn, along with his wife Sugan Kumari and entourage of chefs, the unassuming and courteous man seems unlike the typical haughty aristocrat… Read More

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First Quarter 2006
The Gourmet Nobles !
Kawar Vijay Singh Bedla and his wife, Kawarani Sugan Kumari, of Mewar are presenting the 200-year-old royal Karan Cuisine that delighted Nehru, the Shah of Iran, Queen Elizabeth II and Jacqueline Kennedy, wtites MARK MANUEL.
First things first. Make a note never to miss an invitation if it ever comes your way, to a Karan Cuisine meal. I almost did. Let me tell you about it. The Palms in Bombay, which is the Hilton Tower’s coffee house, was playing host to Kawar Vijay Singh Bedla and his wife Kawarani Sugan Kumari.  Read More

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January 2000
Mewar. The very name of the place conjuures images of palaces, lakes and forts. Its folklore is replete with heroic tales, its history features the country’s heroes like Rana Kumbha, Rana Pratap and Rana Sangha who fought in defence of India.
Here, Rajput women performed johar by jumping into the fire preferring death to dishonourand capture. Here also maharani Meera Basi devoted her lofe to the worship of Lord Krishna.    Read More

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Volume 8 1st Jan. 2002
Delicious Food, Delictable fashion and true – blue royalty came together in a heady celebration of the senses as Marwar Hosted Soiree Royal, To Launch its 10th issue !

After all. the first major Marwar event, Soiree Royal, was but a few hours away, The food and fashion extravaganza, to launch the 10th issue of Marwar, would showcase the best of Rajasthani cuisine, courtesy the Houses of Bedla and Sodawas,

and regal fashion, courtesy Ritu Kumar. This would happen on the evening of October 28, 2001, courtesy the Oberoi Hotel, Mumbai.  Read More

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