• Food,  Lifestyle

    The Authentic Recipe of Parsi Bhakra ( Biscuit type Donut)

     Parsi Bhakra Recipe I can proudly proclaim to be married into a Parsi bhakra loving family. I clearly remember my mother-in-law making Parsi bhakras in her Dahanu home every Sunday, cooling them and packing them in a big stainless steel box for her son. It was a ritual she never skipped, once all the other household work was done it was  Parsi Bhakra Recipe time. A big thali was taken and all the ingredients were mixed with a heavy hand. My mother-in-law would instruct the maid to knead with a heavy hand and add according to the recipe in her head. She never used measured proportions yet the bhakras turned…

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    New menu at Prego

    New Menu at Prego When we talk about Italian food the first thing that comes to mind is pizza or pasta, right? However that’s not true, there is more to it. Italian food is all about ingredients and it’s not fussy and it’s not fancy. Fun Vibe at Prego Recently got the opportunity to review the new Italian menu at Prego. Prego has a fun, colourful indoor space which is very spacious, so you’re not bumping elbows or over hearing conversations with the next table. I love the concept of an open kitchen, so you’re not bored while you eat. Seeing your food getting prepared is really enjoyable. Chef Antonello…

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    Chocolate Modak Making for Ganesha

    An Easy way for Making Modaks     The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is one festival I have grown up and eagerly await every year.  I am very excited to welcome this Elephant God as it involves a lot of food and sweet yummy goodies.  I can never refuse a modak offered during prasad or mealtime, moreover the Ukadiche modak ( steamed modak) with coconut filling. Modaks are traditionally made in every household that welcomes Lord Ganesha. The Modak Making process is first done from rice flour and it is steamed which is called Ukadiche Modak. However, it is a little hard to make for starters. You need a lot of…

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    Special Wine & Dine with MasterChef Brent Owens

    Meeting Masterchef Brent Owens Master Chef Australia plays a very important part in my life, sitting with the remote hidden under the sofa so no one changes the channel, I am following it since season one. The MasterChef -Season 6 was very interesting and I was elated when favourite Brent Owens won the title. Can you imagine my excitement when I won a Twitter contest hosted by Grand Hyatt? It was indeed a dream come true to dine with Brent Owens at the Cellini, Grand Hyatt with FBAI and a bunch of fellow food bloggers. We all dined with the one and only Masterchef Brent Owens who had curated a…

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    Fantastic Fantasie Chocolates

     Fantasie Chocolates are fantastic Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate! Right? I guess I have to confess, I live and breathe chocolate. And when I was invited by  Fantasie  Chocolates and The Tiny Taster for an evening full of chocolate and more at their Marine Lines store, I was excited like a little child. The Story Behind Fantasie Chocolates Fantasie Chocolates is a 70-year brand name for exclusive handmade chocolates. It is the most famous Indian designer Chocolate, well known for its creamy milk, rich roasted almond rock & soft centered pralines and European style truffles. New flavours to try out are creamy milk, dark or white chocolate,…

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    Dessert Time with the Mystery Box

    Dessert Time with the Mystery Box Doesn’t the term ” The Mystery Box ” ring a bell? Well! yes  It does  have some connection to the Masterchef version yet is different in a way. You will unravell this mystery as you read on. Located in the lane opposite Mini Punjab is this newly opened Patisserie ” The Mystery Box” https://twitter.com/themysterybox, I happened to visit with my daughter Zenia Irani aka Brandedbawi   brandedbawi.com. This mystery box was  a sweet and delightful journey for both of us  and there is  lots more in store for you guys.   The Mystery box Guys We were greeted by both the partners who own…