My #ChefsWithChunkies Entry: Chunkies Dessert Dumplings with Chilled Bengali Shinni

  The other day, I tasted a pack of Britannia Good Day Chunkies. The very next moment the idea of creating my signature “cookie dumplings” with a little twist on a rather underestimated Indian dessert—the age-old Bengali Shinni—came to my mind. The traditional Shinni or Sinni is actually a Prashad or the ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Tasting the New Menu at Jyran, Sofitel Mumbai BKC

  The more I taste our traditional Indian cuisine, the more I fall in love with it. In the North-Western Frontier Cuisine, the Lucknowi or the complex and prodigious Awadhi cuisine never fails to surprise me with its varied flavours. Involving a lot of techniques such as the Dum (slow-cooking), Bagaar (tempering ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Kanpai Lounge Bar, Bandra

  I was one of the invitees at the pre-launch of Kanpai Lounge Bar, which is Bandra’s newest bar with yum Japanese appetizers. It is located at the Suburbia Mall in Linking Road, Bandra, and is a part of Kofuku, which is considered as one of the popular Japanese restaurants in Mumbai. ...Read More

Restaurant Review: A Special Harley Davidson Sunday Brunch at Glasshouse, Hyatt Regency Mumbai

  They say, in America, brunch is the most sacred meal of the day! Last Sunday, we had an opportunity to taste the fabulous Harley Davidson themed American-style brunch at Glasshouse, Hyatt Regency Mumbai. This brunch was in association with Seven Islands Mumbai. The menu emphasised on some of the popular American ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Yumcha Lunch at China House, Grand Hyatt Mumbai

      Recently, I was a part of the Yumcha-Lunch blogger table at China House, Grand Hyatt Mumbai. We were a handful of food bloggers sharing a large table at the tranquil China House. The table was a spectacular sight and a true feast for our social media updates too, as ...Read More

Travel Diaries: A Heavenly Setting at Neeralaya Resort, Raison, Kullu

    After spending two days in Shimla, we were heading towards Manali, when my travel-expert friend Purvi Jhaveri of ways2wander suggested us that we stop over at a village called Raison (in Kullu Valley), which comes before Manali. She suggested that we try out the Neeralaya Resort in Raison, which is ...Read More

Restaurant Review: The Tipsy Terrace, Grand Sarovar Premiere, Goregaon West, Mumbai

  We discovered a great rooftop resto bar in the Western Suburbs recently. It is called The Tipsy Terrace, which is located in the terrace (2nd floor) of The Grand Sarovar Premiere, Goregaon West. The Tipsy Terrace is quite spacious and is apt for private parties (of about 50 people) and corporate ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Did You Check Out the New Menu at Olive, Bandra, Yet?

  Recently, Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra, achieved a 15-year milestone. Last month, Olive launched a brand new chef and menu, as well as a pop-up bar, called 1 Tippling Place: a leading bar from Philadelphia. The 1 Tippling Place pop-up at Olive, Bandra, is a must-try as it has interesting drinks ...Read More

Loitta Shutki (A Traditional Bengali Spicy Dish Made With Dried Bombay Duck)

    I was properly introduced to Shutki after my marriage in 2004. My husband’s family belongs to East Bengal (so they are the Bati), where Shutki is a delicacy. Shutki is referred to dry fish. There are also fermented or salted preserved fish, which are not quite popular these days. These are also ...Read More

Healthy Soya Seekh Kebabs with Fresh Peppercorns

    As I wrote in one of my previous blogposts, I find it worthwhile to buy vegetables and fruits myself, rather than the convenient home-ordering option that has taken Mumbai by storm. There is a kind of satisfaction when you choose your own fresh ingredients yourself. You get the best brinjals, worm-free ...Read More