Recipe: Rum Fruit Cake

It’s the 1st blog post of the year 2017, so why not make it a sweet one? I’ve tried my hand at the famous old recipe of a rich fruit cake but, alas, what is life without its twists (Spice) and turns (Rum) and who said these should be devoured only around Christmas? I say.. let’s make, bake and in return it’ll… help see us through the year and whatever curve balls it throws at us! Belated Happy New...
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Eat like a local: Paraguay

Whoever said “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper” has obviously never been to Paraguay, where the food is not only cheap but delicious and drool-worthy and where it’s possible to eat every meal like a king! In October 2014, I had the opportunity from Gadventures to travel through a few countries in South America. While Paraguay was never on the plan, I foun...
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Recipe: Pan Seared Salmon

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 (3-ounce) salmon fillets Salt and pepper Tablespoon of ginger garlic paste for marinade Oregano, for marinade 1/2 Lemon slices, for marinade Liberally season salmon fillet without skin with the ginger and garlic paste, oregano, with salt and pepper. Finally squeeze lemons over everything and leave to rest in your refrigerator for an ho...
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La Veranda – Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.

I love restaurants by the sea that imbibe the beach ambience into their decor. Where you can enjoy sun-kissed skin, kick off your heels and have your toes in the sand and the sound and sights of the sea. Thats exactly what we got, with our beach front table at La Veranda. Its the ideal place to tuck in a pizza, bruschetta and other Italian delights. We started with some chicken caesar salad, alon...
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Avasa – St. Regis, Saadiyat Island.

The reason i like to try Indian food in countries other than India is because the flavours are blended in a way, to match its new local environment. Avasa’s new menu has not only ranked them as the most creative Indian cooking restaurant in Abu Dhabi but also a very good contemporary one. The flavours are inspired by the chef’s willingness to experiment and has a tendency to leave your taste...
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5 Must try Malay dishes.

If I could pick and choose the next country i fly to, I would pick Malaysia. And it would only be because of the food there. This craving is strongly influenced by my Malaysian flat mate who loves to cook up a storm in the kitchen and flood our apartment with drool-worthy scents. After having tasted quite a variety of dishes, here are some everyone should try: NASI LEMAK: Nasi lemak could be...
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Summer Treat: Watermelon & Feta Salad

Psst. (Scroll to bottom for the IKEA giveaway details.)                                              The combination of salty feta and of sweet watermelon might seem strange at first , but it is very common in the Mediterranean. Watermelon, apparently originated in the Nile valley and with its greater than 90% water content, it is perfect for any sweltering summer heat. Given the area's proclivity...
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A taste of Brazilian summer in Dubai

The first time i had a bowl of Açai was while i was sun-bathing on the beaches of Ilha grande which is an island in Brazil. Thereafter i was hooked and i made sure i got my daily dose of Açai without fail. In Brazil, Açai cafes, fruit shops and natural food eateries are on every street corner. These serve everything you could imagine – Açai juices, bowls of frozen Açai with fruit and toppings, A...
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Caramelising City – Mumbai’s best caramel custards.

Caramel Custard is a creamy and scrumptious dessert made with caramelised sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla essence. The quintessential dessert that was once served to the reserved palate of Sahibs and Memsahibs of the British era. It is now accessible to the simple man with its yum dollops of tasty and its magnificent texture and mouthwatering taste. Being one of my favourite desserts, if i spot it o...
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Dubai’s finest burgers

This article was originally published on Dubai Voyager in April 2015. While the hamburger may have taken its name from the city of Hamburg, it is undoubtedly the Americans that have brought this humble meat sandwich to its current fame.But Dubai seems to be catching onto the craze with burgers varying in prices from Dhs25 - Dhs130  Here are some of Dubai’s finest burgers: Shake Shack: It may not ...
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Recipe: Sausage & Pepper Omelette

Serves 1 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 60gms Sausage 1/4 green pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 2 large eggs, beaten 1/4 cup grated extra-sharp 30gms Cheddar Salt and black pepper Directions: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, breaking it up with a spoon, and bell pepper and cook until the sausage is browned and cooked through and the peppers ...
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Top 5 things to do on the Republic Day weekend

Long weekends are like an oasis. After the New Year festivities, celebrations hit a low and its back to office and routines for most people.But as travelers we are always seeing the next big break and the Republic Day long weekend is exactly that! This city of Mumbai and our country offers us plenty to do, as per our interests and as per things that set us on fire. Here's a list to choose from...
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À la carte – Pondicherry

This article was first published in The Mumbai Mirror on Dec 14, 2014. Pondicherry or Puducherry is usually sought after for its French villas, quarters and unique graffiti. But there is more to this place other than the usual laziness that is implied whilst cycling or strolling around the rues and maisons. The best way to experience any place is via its culinary offerings. Making it not only fu...
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Thai Culinary Workshop

A culinary lesson to supplement a sumptuous Thai lunch in a beautiful setting is amongst the most popular new and immersive experiences that India’s well-travelled are engaging in. To build awareness about this concept, Tourism Authority of Thailand tied up with A Perfect Bite Cook Studio (an undertaking by Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal that offers culinary experiences in a state of the art kit...
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Celebrating Baisakhi with Wine.

It was a delightful evening on 5th April, 2014 for food enthusiasts and wine lovers and me in Mumbai. Grover Zampa Vineyards celebrated Baisakhi in great style by giving its guests a taste of scrumptious Punjabi food paired with a magnificent selection of wine by Grover Vineyard Sommelier at the Westin Mumbai Garden City. It was a delightful evening for food enthusiasts and wine lovers in Mumba...
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Recipe: Peanut Butter Muffins

Peanut Butter Muffins are an unexpected sweet treat that can be enjoyed any time! Delicious peanut butter is is beaten into a simple muffin mixture to create a sweet, delicious and surprising treat that can make a wonderful breakfast or satisfying snack. Peanut Butter lovers will be thrilled at the sweet muffins, so make a batch and watch how fast they disappear! Ingredients list: 2 medium eggs, b...
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Exotic & Sinful Mumbai

You no longer have to search the world for each countries best dessert ... here’s where you can get your hands on a few of them in our very own Mumbai :) Go on live a lil and entice that sweet tooth, don’t forget to invite me along or save me a tiny piece :) Turkish delight -  @ Istanbul trukish dessert – Oshiwara, Andheri Swiss chocolates - @ Choc-o-Bloc – Warden road Lebanese sweets - @ Re...
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Recipe: Chocolate chunky cake

Ingredients:- Flour = 200 gms Cocoa Powder = 40 gms Eggs = 10 eggs Vanilla essence = 1 table-spoon Grain sugar = 240 gms Chocolate cut into square blocks = 300 gms Method:- Beat egg , sugar  and vanilla essence Sift flour , cocoa powder and slowly mix with the wet ingredients Grease tray and pour in half the batter then sprinkle 3/4 of the chunks of chocolate...
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My Must eat list – Mumbai

Here's a list of all of my favourite things to eat/drink in Mumbai and they are all below Rs 100 /- Panni puri @Elco arcade Rs 40/- Zinger burger @kfc Rs 95/- Hazelnut milkshake @any donut co. outlet Rs 45/- Grilled cheese sandwiches at breach candy near premson Rs 75/- Chocolate éclair @any birdy’s outlet Rs 40 /- Blueberry cheesecake @ mosche Kemps corner Rs 70/- Devils ow...
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Recipe : Chocolate pancakes & Peanut butter pancakes

This is the perfect Sunday morning breakfast :) Chocolate pancakes:- 1¼ Cup flour 2 Tablespoons sugar 2½ Teaspoons of baking powder ½ Teaspoon salt 1¼ Cup milk 1 Egg 2 Tablespoons of cocoa 3 Tablespoons of melted butter Method :- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder (dry ingredients ) And beat egg, milk until smooth and fluffy. Add to dry in...
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