At school, Shazad Kadkhodai used to get lunch from his restaurant every afternoon. Like some children, he would angrily complain of having to eat the same food every day. I would be aghast when I heard him complain. ‘How can you not like it?’ I demanded. I love […]
Food and wine writer from Mumbai, India. Good cook. Good appetite. Like simple easy, recipes. Don’t have a sweet tooth, but love kala jamuns and chenna payesh. Have more frying pans, knives and bottles of olive oil than most Indian households. Two dogs, one girlfriend. Occasionally been compared to Anton Ego.
July 2018, December 2014, October 1992. Let’s start from the middle which is where all good stories begin. 2014. We unexpectedly turn up at my friend Chirodeep and Rohini’s home in Thane for dinner. Unexpected, because Chiro forgot to mention the party we were invited to was for […]
Wine is finding it’s moment in Mumbai once again. Wine Rack at Phoenix Mills has an extensive collection, Cin Cin in BKC is boldly pushing wine flights, and now we have 266 The Wine Room and Bar. 266, unfortunately doesn’t refer to the number of wines on the […]
So what are you making for breakfast tomorrow apart from the frittata?” Manju asks me finishing up the last bits of the Shakshuka I’ve cooked for dinner. “Ahh… ummm… it’s a Thai-Malayali dish stuffed into a Mumbai pav,” I offer by way of a not-too-helpful explanation. I’m at […]
I like bacon. I cannot lie. My standing instruction to family and friends visiting from abroad is: Don’t bring me chocolates or sweets, bring me bacon. I’m quietly building up a private hoard just in case there’s an apocalyptic porcine meltdown. The inspiration for this recipe was a […]