Mumbai

Recipe: Shish Tawook

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Chef: Prakash Pawaskar

Cuisine: Middle Eastern /Lebanese

Category: Main Course

Serves: 10

Cooking Time: 30 minutes Prepn/Marin 1 hour 15 minutes

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Review: AKA

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AKA, this brand new Worli restaurant (has changed owners and spiffied up decor) but it serves up the same menu as it’s predecessor “Two one Two”. Alas!

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Review: Sodabottleopnerwala

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Parsi, Irani

He is high energy, quirky, noisy, fun…he’s the  brand new muscular dhikra on the BKC block. And (if like me) you like all things Parsi and Irani you’re sure to flip for this one. My dapper Parsi companion (who resolutely wants to remain anonymous) approves of the food and ambiance as do the gorgeous and well-travelled trio of friends. Deepika Gehani creative and marketing director represents top international luxury  brands, Soha Parekh is the author of the best seller book on saris. And Bangkok-brought up Sapna Singhania’s uniquely beautiful jewellery from there is in constant demand.

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Review: E.A.S.T

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E.A.S.T

Pan Asian

 Its all about trends. There was a time when restaurants looked to France for inspiration. Now, we’ve been looking eastwards for a while. And in keeping with this trend, heres another new restaurant…. E.A.S.T and that clever acronym stands for East Asian Spice Trail. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Taj Mahal Tea House

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Multi-cuisine

Question: which new restaurant has Zakir Husain’s tabla and a chess set on display? specialises in tea and has been set up by a multinational company?  No prizes for guessing that it is the “Brooke Bond Taj Tea House”. I popped in there for a refreshing afternoon with two well-traveled foodies.  Vikram Phadnis, fashion guru (its his 25th year in fashion) and over the years his masterly flair has also been showcased in films, be it Aishwariya, Amitabh Salman Khan or Priyanka Chopra.  Anjali Pathak from London, author, foodwriter and chef  is
not only  from the family that brought Indian cuisine into global households, but also a cookery champion for Jamie Oliver. I’m excited about unique cooking school (hands-on multi-cuisine cooking sessions and interactive dinner experiences) that she is setting up. Yes! we will all return to Taj tea house.

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Chennai’s Chutney Magic

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CHENNAI’S CHUTNEY MAGIC

Found. Atlast. The most vibrant of chutneys and chutney recipes and that too here, at our “Whats hot tasting session” in Chennai. I like to call myself a “chutney champion”  and trawl the world looking for unique and yummy chutney recipes. Be it the fruit based ones of the Western cuisines or the spice infused ones of the Eastern ones.

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Recipe: Grilled Lemon Chicken with Cinnamon Sticks

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Grilled Lemon Chicken with Cinnamon Sticks

Chef: Farrokh Khambatta

Cuisine: Continental

Category: Main Course

Serves: 10

Cooking Time: 15 minutes                                                      Prepn/Marin 5 minutes

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Review: Sweetish House Mafia

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Cookie café

Cookies, mystery, romance…if you like any of these then read on. Firstly I love the name “Sweetish  House Mafia”. Also loved the mystery of how this anonymous baker created a Twitter account to announce this new cookie delivery service and then every few days would reveal (on twitter and Facebook)  locations on which a Tata Nano with ‘Sweetish House Mafia’ branding would arrive and sell cookies. I loved the mystery of the hunting down of cookies.

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Recipe: Warm Chicken Salad

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Warm Chicken Salad

Chef: Vernon Coelho

Cuisine: Continental

Category: Salad

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 15 minutes                                                      Prepn/Marin 15 mintes

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