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The Variation One

The street food scene in India is beyond ones imagination, its something thats constantly evolving & yet is grounded and carry forwards the legacy. One such delicacy is Kachori. Mostly found in many parts of India, but in different tastes, and textures. Lilva from Gujarat, Banarasi from Kashi thats softer, Delhi Kachoris thats served with…

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The Blurry One

If there is something after Gulab Jamuns for me it has to be Phirni. Nothing beats the chilled & creamy Phirni that’s served and consumed in a Sakora, (earthen bowl). The origins of the dish is sort of blurry. Most people believe that it was introduced to India during Mughal era and served as creamy…

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The Documented One

Many of us know that Kebabs traveled to India from Arab origins. Even the traveller Ibn Battuta, mentions seeing people eating Kebab during his travels in India. We also believe that there is lot of Mughal influence in terms of using spices in our dishes. Now let me tell you a fascinating fact about “Kebabs”.…

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The Bombai One

Taking a stroll on marine drive while there is a storm brewing and clouds thundering is no less than magic. And just when it rains, you get earthy scent of wet soil but wait, you get whiff of something else too. That is the flavour of Monsoon, Makai. If you ask, the best part for…

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The Alpha One

गणपति बाप्पा मोरया, मंगल मूर्ति मोरया Favourite time of the year when celebration has its own road to gratitude by welcoming the Creator, the Alpha, the Absolute being, the God of all things and God in all things! This is the time when our Mumbai instantly brightens up, the air fills with scent of sweets, vibrant…

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The curdled one

The inspiration for this dish comes from the west & our past. I have often seen people in the west eating meat with pomegranate sauce or glaze. So, why not try it with our vegetarians eaters favourite ‘Paneer’. I say Paneer is great pretender, why? because it will taste the way you want it to.…

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The 50-Year Old

They say Mumbai, I hear Vada Pav!Firstly, I am sorry to all the Mumbaikars viewing this post. Secondly, Since I started being active here, all I wanted was to give Vada Pav a different look. Thats it! I have done it, committed a sin! But hey, it just looks black, rest its Aapli Mumbaicha taste.…

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The Traveled One

India has a wide variety of sweet dishes, and it’s difficult to say which one is favoured by the masses. Gulab Jamun has always been my go to dessert and I am sure it’s safe to say, that this one is a crowd pleaser. With so many festivals and dishes being prepared around every state,…

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The Versioned One

Surat, a city in southern Gujarat holds a special place in the history of dining. Our shastras suggests ‘Surat nu jaman ane Kashi nu maran‘ (dining in Surat and dying in Kashi) as the ultimate experience for the soul. Somewhere around 18th century Khaman, was invented by the Kathiawadis of Saurashtra as a smooth version…

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The Floating One

I have always been intrigued by dishes & cuisines that are less popular and haven’t really explored. So, when it comes to scouting these dishes I try to read into different cultures and their way of cooking. One such cuisine that is a lot interesting & unique is Kashmiri. Since its a cold place, mostly…

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