Here’s a lunch I bet you’d cherish – Be it an absolutely Indian meal with sevai upma, kothimbir vadi, vada-pau to begin with – popularly known as farsaans, these are starters that set the first course of the meal just right. Follow that with a Gujarati dal dhokli (an out-of-the-box lentil preparation with wheat strips dipped in daal; many call it an Indian pasta variation), chettinad chicken capturing signature flavours from down south , kolhapuri (white) mutton: a succulent red meat preparation in authentic mild Indian spices and cream, or an all in all Marathi thali that is a sumptuous treat in itself with - saars, bhajis, usals, salads, phulkas, rice and one sweet and home-grown paan as that something special to end the meal with... I come from a family of foodies, where whatever is prepared, is prepared straight from the heart.
For those of you who like the global flavours, I deligently cook up chicken roast, lasagne, khau suey, yakhni pulao… Add to that the various possibilities of stews, breads, tarts (sweet and savoury), muffinsvarious dips and I am sure you’d have a mouthful and unforgettable lunch to take back… I could combine and create a fusion of the Indian and international menu over a brunch for you. I would be happy to serve modest quantities of alcohol as in punches, wines, beer or cocktails
A little highlight: From my travels, including to my daughter in Ghana, I love to try out and source new condiments and flavours and processes, that I use especially in my continental preparations for that extra zing that we don’t get to try out here.
Why I like to host: My love for making food is only second to enjoying the meals at my place with different people and that’s what brings me here as a MealTango host. Where I thoroughly enjoy the preparation for a meal and a table, I equally look forward to unlimited conversations about food markets, condiments, cooking methods, food, writing, other cultures, how people live and think.
And what else besides dining with me: If you’re a music lover, how about we add some music to our time together. I have a vast collection of music and cal pull up just the right strings for your mood if I’d know your taste in music), an introduction to the dogs and perhaps one other guest i may invite from my side (family or friend), garden and curios, conversations - talking as well as listening.