11 Favourites At The Bombay Canteen

Mumbai’s culinary landscape has evolved tremendously in the past five years. We’ve seen chefs move to the city and set up impressive restaurants, local chefs taking risks, regional cuisine coming to the forefront and customers accepting new flavours and trends. Having worked for a food website in the past, I’ve eaten some of the best…

#SeedTheRiseChallenge: Recipes With Chilli

Today I took part in a great campaign that supports Indian farmers. Seed The Rise Campaign – a crowd funding initiative set up by Mahindra – helps improve the lives of Indian farmers who have been betrayed by the bad weather. Working with 5 NGO-led projects across India, the campaign is looking to raise Rs….

Cooking Pasta At Home: Tips & Tricks

Before I begin writing this, let me tell you – I’m not a professional chef. Everything written here is coming from my experience cooking at home. I’ve been cooking pasta for five years now and technique has progressively gotten better; to the point that I can whip up a pasta dish in less than 20…

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

I baked my first batch of brownies when I was working at WAT Consult way back in 2011. Fresh out of college, my new job was at a young social media agency and to break the ice, I cooked food for the entire team. First was a Mangalorean classic chicken curry with enough neer dosa…

Late Night Bacon Sandwich

I hate to admit it but I love late night snacks. In the past few years, we’ve had after-parties and many dinner parties which end up becoming after-parties. I’ve cooked everything from pasta to last minute limoncello soufflé. Deep fried Oreos have also been consumed. And this one snack I made after a pint at…

Mutton Pickle

As much as I like delicate flavours I ache for the occasional sensory overload that comes with pickles. I appreciate every kind of pickle – bread & butter to mustard oil flavoured Punjabi achaar. At any given time, my kitchen is stocked with at least seven types of pickles – both homemade and store bought….

The Good Life with WowTables

I recently switched jobs. I spent my little break between my jobs catching up on sleep, drinking beer, making breakfast bowls and saying goodbye to dear friends (they’ve gone abroad for better opportunities). I’d say I was already living the good life. But things got better when WowTables started offering an indulgent day to celebrate…

Top 7 Things To Do In Singapore

So Singapore celebrated its 50 years of independence last week and the jubilee weekend was spent with great firework shows, shopping deals, eating out and pretty much having fun. Since my visit to Singapore, I’ve gone through all my pictures a hundred times, shared previously unpublished pictures, and just reminisced about my wonderful trip. It…

Solkadi: Kokum & Coconut Refresher

If you’ve ever eaten an a Malwani restaurant, you’ll know it’s incomplete without a glass of this pale mauve drink. Solkadi is a traditional drink served mostly in Hindu Goan households. It is made with kokum extract and silky coconut milk. Kokum is widely used to add a puckering sourness with subtle sweetness to a…

Nature Trail at Thonikadavu Hills, Kerala

During my short stay in Kerala, I spent half a day exploring a gorgeous, family owned property at Thonikadavu Hills. It is #2 on the list of things to do in Kasargod, Kerala. The three hour trek started off with an hour and a half drive from the Lalit Resort at Bekal. Armed with my…

Bars In Singapore

From eclectic bars to entire areas dedicated to night revellers – Singapore has it all.

Kerala Diaries: The Lalit Resort and Spa, Bekal

It was 6 am on a Saturday. I was wide awake and staring at myself in the mirror – puffy eyes, dry hair, and sore muscles. I picked up my toothbrush to begin my day. All I needed was a mildly scalding hot shower to wake me up.  I braided my hair and slipped into…