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Restaurant Review: Amma’s Food Festival at South High Kitchen & Bar, Malad West, Mumbai

If you love authentic Mangalorean delicacies, then head on to the Amma’s Food Festival at South High Kitchen & Bar in Malad West and Lower Parel, Mumbai. We recently tasted few of the exotic Mangalorean dishes that had a feel of home-cooked food, just like how a Mangalorean grandma would lovingly cook ...Read More

Chingri Kalia (Bengali-Style Prawn Curry)

I remember eating this light and balanced Chingri Kalia since my childhood days. My mother made Chingri Kalia with either jumbo or medium-sized prawns atleast once in a week. I would often accompany my father to buy the fresh catch from the local fishmonger in Gole Market, New Delhi, who would always ...Read More

Tips and Tricks and Recipe of Making Perfect Rosogolla!

  Today is Dhanteras and Diwali is just a day away. Among the best Indian sweets that I can make so far, Rosogolla or Rasgulla tops the list. So, Diwali 2018 gives me the perfect platform to share this Rosogolla recipe, along with the tips and tricks and a little bit of ...Read More

Restaurant Review: The Crab & Wine Festival at Mahesh Lunch Home, Juhu

Mahesh Lunch Home in Mumbai is synonymous to seafood since its inception in 1977. This iconic chain of restaurants has been serving lip-smacking seafood since many years now. Mahesh Lunch Home is hosting the Crab & Wine Festival, at their Juhu outlet, from 5th October to 31st October, 2018. This is the ...Read More

Niramish Mochar Ghonto (A Bengali Vegetarian Dish with Banana Blossoms)

  Mochar Ghonto or মোচার ঘন্ট is a Bengali vegetarian dish with banana blossoms. It is an age-old traditional Indian recipe. The word “Mocha” does not relate to coffee in Bengali. Rather, it is the blossom of banana, which grows in plenty all over West Bengal. The best-tasting banana flowers are from ...Read More

A Vietnamese Food and Art Voyage, Pondicherry Café, Sofitel Mumbai BKC

  Sofitel Mumbai BKC in association with Hotel Metropole Hanoi is celebrating “A Vietnamese Food & Art Voyage”, showcasing some of the popular dishes of Vietnam as well as an artistic extravaganza of contemporary Vietnamese paintings at Pondicherry Café. The festival commenced on 21st September and is on till the 30th September, ...Read More

Godiva Chocolate Brownies

  Growing up in New Delhi, I had a big, sweet tooth. I loved cakes and pastries. There was a bakery near our house (called BSP) that served excellent cakes, pastries, jujubes, etc. At home, my mother used to make a killer pressure-cooker cake with slightly crisp, brown bottom. In addition, we ...Read More

Restaurant Review: New French Menu at Artisan, Sofitel Mumbai

Recently, we had the opportunity to try out the new menu at Artisan, Sofitel Mumbai. The stylish French Bistro boasts of superbly crafted dishes that not only taste great but are well-presented, too! Here’s a French restaurant that serves food with great passion. I love the fact that there is a wow ...Read More

#ChaiPakodaDay Special: Pakoras of Ajwain Leaves and Small Shrimps

  When it is raining and you have to cook up something quickly for a crowd, Pakoras are a no-brainer. Thanks to the Mumbai Monsoons and a group of kind friends, I have been eating Pakoras almost every other day for sometime now. Even though I don’t make them everyday at home, ...Read More

Exploring Unknown Flavours in Spain

  In the Basque Country, on our way back from an unbelievable trek to the magnificent Flysch Cliffs in Zumaia, Spain, we made a stopover at the historical seaside town of Getaria, not because it has prominent Michelin-Star restaurants, but for the sake of history. We walked past the Michelin-starred Elkano and ...Read More