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I don’t care much for fish or even shelled fish like crab or lobster but I have a special place in my heart for prawns. They are one of my favourite ingredients and if they didn’t have so much cholesterol I’d honestly cook them every second day. Most of the time I end up tossing them into a curry, either Goan or Thai and that seems to work just fine but this time around I wanted to enjoy them without being drowned in a curry or gravy. I wanted a dry prawn dish full of flavour. This one reminds me…

If you’ve been paying close attention to my posts or social media updates, you’ve noticed I’m trying my hardest to stay as healthy as possible and eat clean. As part of this I try to stay away from meat ( including chicken ) atleast 4 or 5 times in the week ( I indulge on the weekend ) and I avoid carbs post 7pm and try to cut out as much sugar from my diet as possible so no biscuit cake etc. It’s extremely hard to stick to this but again, not impossible. Since my job revolves mostly around food,…

People tend to grossly under estimate the city of Hyderabad when it comes to food. Maybe it’s not really people and it’s just me. I knew this city has it’s rich royal history but only after numerous visits did I realise the nobility extends towards their food as well. Hyderabad or the city of pearls is a food lovers paradise. I’ve discovered sweets, biryanis , dosas and a host of dishes that are exciting and worth experimenting with. I notice that a lot of traditional recipes ask for a host of ingredients, you need a good amount of patience and…

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe on the blog. It’s not because I haven’t been cooking ( I cook almost everyday) I think it’s just because I’ve been lazy and most of the stuff I’ve made is quite pedestrian and mostly diet friendly. On a recent trip to Sri Lanka, courtesy Cinnamon Hotels,  I had the pleasure meet the one and only Chef Marco Pierre White ( more about that soon ) I got to explore this beautiful country and went a little nuts over their food. During this trip I got a chance to devour a…

It’s been ages since I posted a recipe on the blog. Partly because I’ve been busy travelling and not had the time to document my kitchen trials. Don’t be fooled, while I haven’t shared recipes that doesn’t mean I haven’t spent a fair amount of time in the kitchen desperately trying to recreate flavours I encountered on my trips. My most recent trip took me to Thailand where I spent time in Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Bangkok. All through this 2 week long Thai adventure the one thing I ate repeatedly was their Thai style Basil Chicken and Rice.…

Most of the time I’m operating at full speed. There are days when I can’t remember what I did the night before and I’m constantly bouncing about the place working on a theme or project or frantically trying to meet all my writing deadlines. It might sound strange but nothing relaxes me more than experimenting in the kitchen and while the entire month of February was insanely hectic, this week I decided to unwind a wee bit and get back to pottering about in the kitchen and creating some new recipes. I source a lot from Pinterest and I double check…

Every time I visit Goa, I come back home with more than just memories of blurry nights fueled with a lot of alcohol and dancing or long days spent lounging on the beach stuffing my face at a shack. I come back with treasures like Goan sausage, Bebinca which I’ve recently developed a taste for and alcohol at soul satisfying rates. My last trip to Goa had me living in the lap of luxury at the Grand Hyatt Goa and while there was not enough time to dance the nights away or spend days rolling in the sand, I managed…

I think my introduction to Italian cuisine was Spaghetti and meatballs. It’s the first time I ate pasta in any form and for years I thought spaghetti is just spaghetti and pasta is some new concoction. My granny use to make me spaghetti and tomato sauce and load it up with grated cheese much to my delight. Mind you I grew up in the 90’s so you got kraft when someone went abroad or you spent a bomb at heera panna and thought you were eating something akin to parmesan, so we just used regular cooking cheese. Spaghetti was her…

This is a whole new year and a whole new me. I’ve really surprised myself. We’re 3 weeks into the new year and I find myself doing things I wouldn’t have given a second thought before. My diet and quest for good health is in full bloom, I’ve taken up kickboxing which is shocking because I actually abhor any form of exercise and now I’m willingly paying someone to come home and kick my ass into shape. I find myself generally happier and much calmer than usual and while this is all refreshing the most shocking change so far has…