The name ‘Rajdhani’ has become synonymous with Gujarati and Rajasthani thalis. They’ve been in the thali business since 5 decades, serving authentic and homely food. They’ve come a long way since then, having now established at 37 locations across India and the Middle East. Rasovara by the same group, aims at giving us a gourmet, vegetarian thali experience fit for the royals. The restaurant right from the welcome, the service and the food is fit for the kings!
The restaurant is situated on the topmost floor at Palladium, Lower Parel. We were there for lunch, and I recommend that whenever you go visit make sure it’s in the afternoon. The food is so rich and delicious that your bound to overeat and may require a siesta later. We stepped into the restaurant to be greeted by a ‘Chandan teeka’ on the forehead, which is considered to be auspicious. We were then led to our seats and seated in front of these beautiful handmade Kansa thalis. Kansa is a traditional, Gujarati, mix of metals and is believed to have health benefits.
Mahabaleshwar is called the Grand Canyon of India. And rightfully so. Vast expanses of greenery, deep mountainous terrain, dizzying heights, narrow roads and chilly weather! Perfect for a weekend getaway. And the amazing local food and produce makes it even more worthwhile for foodies like me to take a trip. So a bunch of us set off this weekend for a getaway. (Which explains the long hiatus from blogging).
The weekend was filled with food, food and only food. We lived between meals, planning the next meal while we ate our first. Out of all that we ate, here are my top three most memorable.
Kindly excuse the really lame title, but I just had to do this. Yoga House is back. Relaunched, revamped. New additions to the menu, new location.
I’ve spent many an evening at the previous Yoga House, chilling, putting my feet up, reading, pretending I was in Goa all while I was in a tiny lane in Bandra. So when I heard they were planning to open up a bigger studio and cafe, I was maha thrilled. All this at a stones throw away from where I live. God is kind!
I’ve been a regular customer there. Not for the Yoga classes that they organize, but for the pure, organic, vegan food they serve. And the crowd that comes there, mainly expats. And the relaxed, chilled vibe I get there.
A blog post dedicated to undhiyu. No I haven’t lost my mind…yet. It’s just my way of shouting my love for undhiyu out to the world from the rooftops. My love affair with all things gujju is rampant and undhiyu tops the list (closely followed by garba and chaas).
Undhiyu definitely ranks in my top 5 food items of all times. I would happily cut an undhiyu cake on my birthday. Or get undhiyu scented candles as a gift. Okay, so you get the gist…
I love my wine. The only alcohol I can wholeheartedly enjoy is wine. So when the awesome Hetal Lakhani (@Gujjucactus on twitter) invited me for a wine tasting event at Out Of the Blue, Bandra I jumped. And the fact that is was organised in conjunction with Nikhil Agarwal of All Things Nice got me even more excited. I’ve heard so much about the various wine tasting and pairing events they organize, I surely knew I wanted to go try this.
This event was a pre-cursor to the Wine week that is following up from the 17th to 23rd February 2014. During the entire duration of the week, wine lovers can enjoy set courses of food and wine pairings at a number of restaurants around the city. These pre-decided menus are otherwise unavailable. And if you really enjoy what your drinking, you can take home the wine at a 30% discounted rate. How cool is that!! For more information check out their website The setting was relaxed and fun. A group of around 20 of us wine aficionados were present from the ages of 25-75! There’s no age limit to enjoy a glass of wine. The event was open to the public at no cost. So anyone could come and enjoy an evening of wine, conversations. learning and break bread with like-minded people.