Recipe: The Most Amazing Street Style Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao is a delicious street food found in Gujarat, Maharashtra and even in Delhi at the Pav Bhaji Stalls. But these days having street food has become a little iffy owing to the Covid-19 Pandemic; so here’s an easy recipe for you to make some delicious street style Tawa Pulao at home! Ingredients Steamed…

Traditional Maharashtrian Accompaniment with a Bacony Twist

Recently I came across this very interesting innovation on the Marathi accompaniment called Thecha. This is tradtionally prepared by pounding together green chillies and garlic into a course paste. Thecha is had with bhakri, roti, rice, I have even had Thecha with french fries. Nomad Food Project has given this traditional Maharashtrian accompaniment by adding…

Baba Ka Dhaba: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Social Media

Last week all of my social media feed was flooded with just one thing and that was this video of an old couple running a street side dhaba in a Delhi suburb and struggling to make ends meet  as business has been severely hit due to the pandemic. The video also saw the couple shed…

Recipe: The Most Amazing Mac ‘n’ Cheese

I first made Mac ‘n’ Cheese back in 2015 experimenting with a recipe I found online. Over the years I have modified the recipe with some of my own twists to it. One of the main ingredients of this delicious and popular recipe is the Bechamel sauce or the White Sauce. This sauce is what…

Prevent Food Wastage To Fight Climate Change

Food wastage is a major problem we face in India and studies have shown that the amount of food wasted in India in a year is equivalent to the amount of food consumed by whole of United Kingdom. While the numbers can be hard to believe,  India wastes 21 million tonnes of wheat produced annually…

Recipe: The Most Amazing Taushe Hullel

Continuing with my recipe blogs, today I want to share with you a simple cucumber salad that will make the perfect accompaniment with your meal. Cucumber in Konkani is know as Taushe and this salad is not your usual one! I had this salad recently during Ganesh Chaturthi at my neighbour’s place and took this…

A DIY 5-Star Dining Experience at Home with ITC Hotels

This year has been a roller coaster ride with a lot of ups and downs and it’s a fact that all of us miss visiting our favourite restaurants for a meal. Even after many restaurants have opened their doors with all proper precautions in place, I am one of the many people who are still…

Recipe: The Most Amazing Beans Upkari

As a part of my Instagram IGTV Series Nikhil’s Kitchen Tales, I have been introducing my audience to some of the Konkani dishes that we make at home. In this blog I want to share with you the recipe for Beans Upkari, a Konkani style stir fry made with beans, scraped coconut, Mustard Seeds and…

Decoding Food Bloggers and Blogging!

Yesterday we did a streaming session with Youtubers Bhupinder Singh and Jatin Tiwari where the conversation was around the life of a food blogger and what work is involved in food blogging. As a food blogger, I am always asked this question by people about how do you get brand collaborations and how do you…

Recipe: The Most Amazing Kala Chana Salad

Those of you who have been following me Instagram would be familiar with my new IGTV Series Nikhil’s Kitchen Tales where I share a new and easy recipe with you all every week. This week we are making a beautiful, delicious and protein packed Kala Chana Salad. Very easy to make, you can make this…

Recipe: Making Turkish Çilbir (Turkish Poached Eggs)

One of my most favourite things to cook is Eggs. Egg cookery is something that seems to be very easy, but at times can be tough and complicated and that’s what makes it exciting!! A few days back I had the opportunity to attend a workshop where we were taught how to make Çilbir, which…