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Eating Out at Konkan Cafe

Eating Out at Konkan Cafe

The Konkan stretch, from Raigad, Maharashtra, to the upper reaches of Karnataka, is one of the most scenic sites in India. Isolated beaches, historical forts, quirky towns and some mouth-watering food. In Mumbai, you are bound to find many places that serve either Malvani, Konkani, Goan or Manglorean food. There’s one place, though, that serves … Continue reading

In praise of the humble sheera

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening snack, pooja food – on some weird levels, the sheera can be compared to a certain species of insects, not out of pervert motives, but simply as a paean to its adaptability. Of all the Indian desserts, maybe even kheer and Bollywood-publicised Maa ka gaajar ka halwa, the simple sheera is … Continue reading

Comfort baking

In a life full of uncertainty, with no idea of a future and regrets of the past, perhaps we find the smallest of comforts in food. In knowing that mixing the ingredients in the right proportion and letting it cook for the right time will give you exactly what you want – assurance. It’s a feeling that beats … Continue reading

Eating Out at Panchavati Gaurav

It’s back!!! The restaurant that defined the ‘thali’ experience for me is back and now when an irrationally insatiable appetite shows up in my stomach, I don’t have to traverse halfway across the city to satisfy it. Panchavati Gaurav, the thali restaurant that occupied a corner opposite Bombay Hospital is now up and running after … Continue reading

Once burnt, twice lucky

Once burnt, twice lucky

  Crème renversée au caramel I don’t know French, so the name itself was intimidating enough. To top it all, I wasn’t just about to make any regular  crème renversée au caramel. This was a recipe from the famed French cooking school Le Cordon Bleu, handed down to us by Julia Child.  If the name hasn’t intimidated you … Continue reading