Punjab Series: Back To The Roots

I have been visiting Punjab since I was born. In fact, I was born in Jalandhar, as my paternal family belongs to that district. By birth I am a Punjabi, but not having lived there, I do not speak the language and understand the culture’s nitty gritty’s the way my cousins and the extended family…

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…

Punjab Grill, Kala Ghoda : A Photo Story

In the ever-bustling Kala Ghoda in Mumbai, the old and new co-exist in perfect harmony. It is here that Punjab Grill – the gourmet fine dining restaurant – has opened it’s latest outlet. It replaces Silk Route, an old oriental eatery, and is adjacent to the iconic Rhythm House. Punjab Grill has championed homestyle Punjabi…

Of Dhinchak Dosas and Dashing Dabelis!

I’ve been a resident of Juhu ever since we shifted to Mumbai in the year 2004, and yet it is an area I have explored the least. Maybe because we tend to take things for granted and keep delaying our plans. In fact the only few times I have been to Juhu Beach is when…

Café Delhi Heights: Of Great Food And Nostalgia

I first visited Café Delhi Heights in Noida, back in 2016. More than a year later, when I heard that it is now here in Lower Parel in Mumbai, I instantly made a Friday night dinner plan. Friday nights are always a bit special (yay weekend!), but little did I know that this one would…

Reviving Lost Recipes At Bageecha

As the food evolves with time, whats being forgotten and left behind are the intricate flavours of the Indian cuisine: a cuisine which is complete and perfect in itself and involves history, culture and flavours in every morsel of food. At such a time, one must appreciate the efforts by the chefs of Novotel Mumbai,…

Textile In The World Of Spices: A Collaboration With The Lookout Journal

I have always insisted that collaborations can lead to magical results. This belief particularly rose out of my affinity for the culinary arts, where the key to building unforgettable delicacies lies in combining and contrasting elements with one another. But, the world of food is not just about the food itself. The magic within kitchens…

Spice Trails: A Guide To Thekkady, Kerala

I do not remember the last time I took a break of ten days to get away from the city life, and most importantly, from work. While working with a national daily publication, we used to work six days a week and get a holiday only on Diwali and Holi days…and that cycle continued for…