Escape the Chaos of Delhi at this Cute Little Café in Siri Fort!

Delhi is a city full of chaos. Now and then one does feel like running away from this madness. But weekend getaways aren’t always feasible; what do you do in that case? In the past 6-7 months, I have come across this beautiful little café on Siri Fort road that has been my perfect escape…

Coffee & Desserts: The Perfect Fix For A Rainy Day!

I absolutely dread the monsoon. From the soul sucking humidity and the rain clogging the road, creating a nuisance to the instances of dirty water supply due to overflowing sewage; I think these are enough reasons to not like this season. But then again, I do always enjoy a nice cup of coffee with some…

Recipe: Walnut and Cranberry Tofu Stew

In 2021, I embarked on a journey to open up myself to learning more about veganism and it led me to some really interesting dishes and food items. This being the first blog of 2022, I wanted it to be special one with the first ever Vegan recipe of The Salt and Pepper Food Guide….

The OG Bookstore in the Heart of Khan Market

When was the last time you visited a bookstore?? When asked this question, some said a decade ago, some said last year and a few others said 6 months ago. In an era where everything is digital and Kindles can store hundreds of books at once, owning a hard copy/paperback book has become less popular….

Coffee: Your Favourite Beverage Is Facing a Threat From Climate Change

It’s a known fact that climate change affects all of us one one way or the other. The extreme weather events we experience have been increasing year after year not just in number but also their intensity. If you haven’t experienced any of this, chances are your pocket might have experienced the pain of climate…

Momo on Pizza? What is Pizza Hut Up To?

It’s a well known fact that all across India, people are crazy about momos. So much so that in Delhi you will get a whole variety of momos from the popular tandoori and gravy momos to afghani momos, machurian momos and makhni momos. Now you know the craze behind these bite-sized dumplings, if you weren’t…

Recipe: Idli with Super-food Horsegram Twist

Horsegram or Kulith/Kulthi is a very popular lentil not just in the southern region of India, but it is widely consumed in the northern hilly regions as well. A few years ago, this humble lentil was declared a super-food as well for being high in protein and fibre and containing vitamins & minerals like iron,…

A Vacation in the Post-Covid Era

Last week after a year and a half I hopped on a plane to Mumbai for a break from the monotony of working from home. While catching the flight from Delhi was an adventure in itself because of heavy rains and waterlogged roads everywhere, once I landed in Mumbai I immediately felt fresh. This time…

Surnali: The Konkani Golden Dosa

Out of all the types of Dosa that exist, one of my favourites is Surnali. It is a Konkani-style sweet dosa flavoured with Jaggery and Cardamom. The colour from the jaggery gives the batter and the dosa a kind of a yellowish golden shade. This one goes well as breakfast or as a snack. Here’s…

Have you tried these Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets??

Whenever I post something related to chicken or any meat, many vegetarians and vegans in my audience ask me to share some substitutes as well. But when it comes to plant-based meats or mock meats, I have never been lucky enough to get some good options in it. Recently through social media I came across…