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

Restaurant Review: Sizzle Festival at Hard Rock Café, Worli, Mumbai

Hard Rock Café has always fascinated us with yummy American cuisine and interesting drinks! Paired with foot-tapping Rock music, dim lighting and different kinds of effervescent LIITs (Long Island Iced Teas), this sizzler festival will leave you mesmerised. This is one perfect place to chill with your buddies. The amount of food ...Read More

Restaurant Review: My #MahaBanglaBhoj Experience at Soma, Grand Hyatt Mumbai

  Bengali food is what I grew up on. Bengali Cuisine is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of comfort food. Recently, we received an invite from Grand Hyatt Mumbai to review the Bengali Food Festival menu at Soma, Grand Hyatt Mumbai. Being Bengalis, AN and I ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Mewar Food Festival at Tuskers, Sofitel Mumbai, BKC

  The food of Rajasthan is as colourful as the place. Rajasthani cuisine boasts of simple, homemade delicacies, as well as rich and royal dishes. The food is spicy and the desserts are made with desi ghee. Because of the scarcity of water in some places, Rajasthani food is cooked with less ...Read More

Parchment-Baked Salmon

  I love Atlantic Salmon for the beautiful pink meat and its oiliness. Among the few seafood ingredients that I love cooking with, Atlantic salmon is my favourite! I have cooked a number of dishes with salmon, apart from salads, sashimi and sushi. Smoked salmon is to die for, and I love ...Read More

Restaurant Review: SodaBottleOpenerWala, BKC, Mumbai

  Certain dishes leave a mark in your mind forever. Although I don’t get to taste Parsi cuisine often, I do love the simplicity and varied flavours of Parsi food, as much as I appreciate the Parsi concept of “Khava Nu, Peeva Nu, Majjaa Ni Life.” Their life revolves around the simple ...Read More