Recipe: Contrasting dishes, similar results

Two days, two distinctly flavoured dishes. One a classic Italian favourite, the other an innovative way to include a vegetable seldom used in Italian Food. The results for both were immensely satisfying so I’m going to share them both. SPAGHETTI  CON SALSA DI POMODORO GROSSO Spaghetti Di Pomodoro is one of the most classical and…

Hunan, Bengaluru: An article long overdue :)

It’s about time Hunan be featured here amongst favourite restaurants. In fact, this article is long overdue. For those who are familiar with the food scene in Bengaluru, Hunan needs no introduction.  For those who are still familiarizing themselves with what our beautiful city has to offer, Hunan is an absolute must try for some…

A Millets Revolution is underway @ Prem’s Graama Bhojanam (At Bangalore and Chennai)

Addresses:  Chennai:19/90, Sardar Patel Road, Beside GRT, Kasturibai Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020 Bangalore: #234, 2nd main, 32nd ‘A’ cross, 7th block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560082 If I had to pick my top three most memorable meals this year, Prem’s Graama Bhojanam would certainly figure in the list. Using various types of Millets, the humble…

Gourmet Italian @Gurgaon

Bella Cucina is an Italian Restaurant located within Le Meridien Hotel. With a newly revamped menu, there are some interesting creations curated by Chef Amit Singh. Here are Some that captured my attention. Asparagus and Smoked Yoghurt Salad: served with orange sphere, baby lettuce and olive skin shavings. A wonderful medley of flavours and textures….

Legendary Breakfast spots:Ballal Residency

I was born and raised in Chennai. Our home was at the heart of the city in an area called Gemini- named after the famous Gemini Studios. Over the course of the 30 odd years that I lived in Chennai, we moved many times within the city, however, one bond neither withered nor weakened. That…

Wok Tossed Vegetables in Hoisin Sauce with Wheat Noodles

There’s something mood-elevating about the sound of a wok being tossed on a high flame. Being a single man, I am presented with ample opportunities to experiment in the kitchen- something I absolutely LOVE doing. Some dishes turn out quite well while others are just about edible. This particular  dish is simple, wholesome, quick and…

Mexican Brilliance @ Chinita, Indiranagar, Bangalore

I would highly recommend Chinita to anyone who loves Mexican food. They tick all the boxes when it comes to taste, variety, quality and service. The ambience, too, is unpretentious and vibrant. And the best part is that there’s enough and more for us vegetarians 🙂 We ordered the following: Drinks: Almond Horchata: something like a…

Edo: A culinary journey through Japan like none other

My interest in Japanese Cuisine was stirred after my first visit to Edo back in 2014.Nearly two years and a dozen visits later, I have come to one conclusion that Japanese Cuisine, in India, has seldom been as beautifully represented as it has been at Edo. We had the good fortune of Masterchef Kamlesh Joshi…

A vegetarian feast at Hanoi, Bangalore

My last visit to Hanoi was in its previous avatar at Phoenix Market City in Whitefield. I truly enjoyed the food but found it an insurmountable task to frequent the place thanks to the time it takes to ‘travel’ to that part of the City. When I saw the ‘opening soon’ banner at namma Koramangala…

Recipe:Spaghetti/Linguine Aglio Olio Pepperoncino

This ultra simple yet incredibly tasty dish can be made in a jiffy. What you need: A fistful of Spaghetti/Linguine (sufficient for one person. 8 cloves of garlic (finely chopped) 2 tablespoons of Red Chilly Flakes combined with freshly crushed Black Pepper 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 2 teaspoons of chopped parsley 1 tablespoon grated…

Dessert Artistry@Fabelle, ITC Gardenia, Bangalore

5 visits in less than 2 months!!! That’s how much I love this place. This, of course, is the first time I’m writing about my experience in detail. Fabelle is the result of painstaking research and experimentation by the very best dessert chefs at ITC Hotels.The concept of Fabelle is to bring World Class Chocolate indulgences…