I belong to a new breed of women out there. The breed which suddenly decides to change careers and take risks in life… and what risks I took; straight after a action packed job of a news producer in a leading English channel to being the proprietor and head chocolatier of Antara Chocolates Company. Today I am also a committed recipe developer for many reputed companies, a compulsive blogger and hobby food photographer!! And with the entry of my little ‘Ansh’ of joy, I added yet another major field to blog about… hope you will feel the excitement pulse through every word of my blog. TO FOOD NIRVANA, FELLOW BLOGGERS!!!
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#DurgaPuja2015

Ya devi sarbabhuteshshu, SAKTI rupena sanksthita Namasteshwai Namasteshwai Namasteshwai Namo Namaha Very very soon, the radio is gonna go abuzz with these heavy words from an even heavier throat. That time of the year is here. The new clothes smell so good, so fresh and so pretty. We as a community are gearing up to welcome Ma Durga to come visit us for 5 days. Festivities would start. There will be songs and dances. There

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Growing Your Greens- Fenugreek

How many of you guys out there reading me right now have a green something close to you! Nope, tat green cup or a fridge magnet doesn’t count. I mean real living green leaves around you, especially if you have a balcony to spare. When I look out while I write this, I see this view and I feel lucky to have made this green patch in my home today. I have a bigger terrace

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#WIN15 Voting Starts Now!!

It started as a passion, leading on to becoming a profession and now to get this encouraging news has led me on to my belief- THAT I AM MADE FOR FOOD ONLY.. A good day spent for me has elements of food in it only. And as if cooking wasn’t enough, that now my passion lies in gardening and tending plants which can bear fruits for me to harvest. From onions to potatoes, they have

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Equality is Important, Both in Life and Diet

quality is a difficult thing to achieve in life. I almost always feel it’s utopian in nature. This month the new government celebrated #SaalEkShuruaatAnek on social media. I personally got 2 messages from our tech savvy Prime Minister’s office. Won’t lie, it did feel nice to see my name and his signature on a virtual piece of paper. But between all this shuruaat, have we got the basics right? Basics of equality, have we even

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Attitudes of Tastes- Kaema Sutra Vs Masala Library

#Comparison Series Kickstarts…. A few days back, while browsing through foodie groups on social media, a post caught my attention. It was asking the patrons of the group as to what do you do when a restaurant serve great food but their service is below any limits to be called good, and goes on to be a bit more of an attitude problem of the restaurant itself. An innocent question that can spark off arguments

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My Fish Head Biryani – Muri-Ghonto!!

Today I wrote a 1-picture post, as I don’t know how to beautify this wonderfully tasty fish and rice dish for a picture. It’s no secret that I am a rustic food lover and photographer, and care absolutely no damn for props to beautify a dish. This post is an ode to my belief, and hence I restrict myself to just one, but a real picture of how this special dish should look and be

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Paired – Cocktails & Malvani Food Festival

Husband has been out travelling weeks long at a stretch. Complaining about the rich hotel food. At least quality was a check in the 5 star property, but even the diet food would contain huge amounts of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. How much can a 30 something take in on a daily basis? I start this article with a lot of personal rant. It’s no fun keeping away from home and home cooked fresh simple

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Semolina Porridge or Sooji Halwa: The most comforting dish, made in a jiffy…

In one of her episodes in Nigella Bites, she shows how the mamma bear makes a comforting dinner for her and two cubs; wherein she poured milk over some pieces of stale bread and sugar… Though I love adore and worship her in my kitchen, but I couldn’t help smirking that this was a comforting dish for mamma bear, (involves no cooking at all), but the cubs.. Would they enjoy it as much?? I don’t

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Coco-nutty Goodness!!!

One of my favourite ways to have milk with jaggery (Jaggered Milk, LOL!!) is as dessert. These simple coconut cakes are just wonderful and pairs very well with our flavourful milk. And as the ‘Pride of cows’ milk is creamy in nature, this is just the perfect way to enjoy the goodness and taste alike!! The ingredients cannot get simpler than this. The only thing that you have to take care is the right proportion

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Jaggered Milk!!

During a friendly conversation over coffee, my long lost school friend mentioned something about an expensive brand of milk she tried once. She claimed it was better than any tetra pack that we drink from everyday. For a while now, it’s been a bit of worrying snag for me that we drink milk straight out of a cardboard pack, which doesn’t even stay refrigerated. I keep wondering how many temperature differences it endures and still claim to

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