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One of my favorite snacks is granola. I enjoy it at breakfast in a parfait with some yogurt or in the evening as a granola bar or even just something to munch on through the day. The recipe is really simple and the best part is you can customize it whichever way you like. I must admit I’ve bought plenty of granola from various shops and brands but now I prefer to make it at home because I get to control how much of sugar I add to my recipe. This one has no added sugar, just the regular ingredients…

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,…

There are very few people I know that dislike potatoes and I for one am absolutely in love with them. I don’t discriminate, I eat them in all their various forms – fried, baked, boiled, mashed or any other way they’re presented to me. I’ve been making a conscious effort to avoid them since they clearly are my weak spot and for the most part, I’m successful.However every once in a while I will complete cave into my cravings and whip up a small batch of potatoes. This time I thought I’d try something new. I’ve stopped frying completely. In…

I’ve started what I call my breakfast series on the blog recently and uptill now it only had a roundup of places I’ve visited for their breakfast spread. This is my first attempt at sharing a breakfast recipe. I’m trying my hardest to think of simple and innovative ideas for breakfast that are easy to make, don’t need much prep ( since I’m always in a daze in the morning ) and most importantly are slightly healthy. I’m trying my hardest to stay away from anything that has too much butter, sugar or any flour at all. It’s not easy…

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…

I’m not a baker, in fact my antics in the kitchen are more for my own personal pleasure and relaxation than anything else. I’m terrified when people ask me to cook for them and when they insist I do retarded things like cupcakes it’s border line traumatic. When Mahindra Rise approached me to take part in the #SeedTheRiseChallenge which is this extremely interesting activity that helps raise awareness about the plight of our Indian farmer and the charity work they’re doing, it was hard to say no. My challenge was simple. To incorporate an ingredient produced locally by our farmers and…

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.…

The summer is always an unbearable time of the year. With temperatures soaring and you are feel like you are in a constant pool of sweat it’s really no fun. Restaurants come out with cliched offers to ‘ beat the heat ‘ with weird looking refreshments and there is nothing exciting about the heat. That is of course till you realise that it’s also Mango Season! I want to say I’m in love with Mangoes but that is not entirely true. It is only the king of mangoes – the Alfonso that is really my true love. I don’t care…

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…