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 […]
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.
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 […]
Botticino at the Trident BKC is an unusual restaurant. While other five-star Italian restaurants in Mumbai are headed by an Italian chef, Botticino in the last few years, if not always, has been headed by an Indian (Trattoria doesn’t count: that’s Indianised Italian comfort food). Botticino also does […]
There are just two vegetarian thali restaurants in Mumbai that I’m willing to accept eating at – Thakker Bhojnalay and Mani’s Lunch Home. Juss by Sindhful is going to be the third on my list. All three have the same things in common – the food is simple, […]
I invented the mashed potato sandwich, or at least my version of the mashed potato sandwich, after suffering a debilitating attack of jaundice. After my grandmother’s death, my mother went into a period of depression and stopped cooking. To my unbridled joy this meant restaurant food almost every […]