Of Friends Who Opened The Gates To Gujarati Cuisine

I went to a school in suburbs where every second person was Gujarati and it was very normal that when I’d visit a friend’s place that their grandparents would assume I am a Gujarati too and would automatically start speaking to me in the language, only to be subtly told by their grandchildren that I…

Recipe: Methi Matar Malai Paneer

I posted the picture of Methi Matar Malai Paneer yesterday on my Instagram handle and received a lot of recipe requests from people. It got me thinking that while we love posting and making recipes which require some pro-level skills, and which look “complicated”…what we forget is that most people are looking for basic recipes…

Pranzo At Celini – Of Italy, Love And Warmth!

It had been a while since I stepped out for a nice lunch date with friends, and if you know me, you’d know that I prefer to go out for breakfast or lunch and keep it light in the evenings with coffee or a light dinner. Since the last few days I’ve feeling a little…

Flea Bazaar Cafe – The Next Gen Food Court?

It was last month that Mumbai’s F&B industry started buzzing with the news of the upcoming launch of the Flea Bazaar Cafe in the corporate hub of Kamala Mills in Lower Parel, and of course, the place managed to catch the attention of many a curious foodies. An initiative by The Impresario Group, this is a market…

My Tryst With The Keto Diet

The struggle with the body weight is an on-going and a never ending one, and with the profession we are in, it doesn’t make it any easier to shed those kilos either. In the last couple of years I’ve piled on a lot of kilos and it doesn’t help that I am an inherently lethargic…

KETO Meals Recipe: Tandoori Vegetables

If you follow my work on Instagram, you’d be aware that I took up the 30 days Keto diet challenge, recently. Well firstly, here’s what is keto diet, as explained by ruled.me: A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used…

Kangan: Oudh Revisited!

I don’t know what is it about Indian food that always draws me to it than its global counterparts. Maybe, the familiarity? The vibrancy? The flavours? Maybe all of it. I find it hard to stay away when the aromas of a freshly done tadka on a dal, or that of hot chapatis on the…

To Words – My Savior, My Grace.

I do not distinctly remember when I started writing first and when words started flowing on a paper and came together to make a coherent structure. Whatever I couldn’t say verbally, would always be written down in a diary, and now sometimes on my iPhone’s notepad.  But I do remember understanding the power of words…

A Spanish Affair At The Leela Mumbai

When you think about Spain, you’d think about beautiful beaches, legendary footballers and sprawling vineyards. You would also think about some of the best European dishes you can taste, like paella. It is this slice of Spanish indulgence, topped with dressed olives, assorted cold cuts and a range of desserts spearheaded by the Spanish orange…

Assamese Rivaayat: Lahey Lahey Slipping Into Nostalgia With Each Bite

Having spent a part of my childhood in the state, Assam has always been close to my heart. We lived in the small town of Nazira, on the bed of Dikhow river in an ONGC township, which formed 60% of that town’s population. The township was self sufficient with offices, schools, dispensary, club house and…

Of Friendships And Breaking That Virtual Wall Called Social Media

A lot has been written about her already with each article resembling the last one, where they all talk about this woman who is a great cook but does not have a stomach. Of course it grabs eyeballs and one wonders how someone lives a life without a stomach and an appetite! Somehow through all…

Breakfast Tales And More!

The one meal which is my absolute favourite, is breakfast. Those who follow me on Instagram would know how seriously I take the first meal of the day and most of the times it is the only meal that makes me want to take off that blanket of laziness and whip up a mean meal…