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…

Trying the street food in Udaipur!!

So just before the lockdown happened and the travel restrictions came into place in March this year, I was on a family trip to Udaipur. I have always felt that the right way to connect with the culture of a city or state is by trying the street food of that place. Similarly in search…

Prepare your own simple Konkani Meal!!

Even though I have been born and raised in Delhi, I am actually Mangalorean Konkani. One of the best things of being Konkani is not having a code language to talk in but the food. Konkani language is spoken along the Konkan coast which stretches from Maharashtra to Karnataka and Konkani food is a perfect…

Food Walk for Smiles: A Walk for a Cause

In mid-January, I had the opportunity to be a part of the Happydent Walk For Smiles organised by Happydent in association with LBB Delhi and Delhi Food Walks. This was a food walk through the busy Kamla Nagar Market in North Delhi. The food culture here is slightly influenced by the culture of Old Delhi…

The Friendly Neighbourhood Chaiwala

Delhi has a culture of weekly markets where you can shop for your daily and weekly supplies. If you have lived in Delhi, then you would have been to one of these markets at least once. Similarly in Inderpuri, New Delhi every Thursday the vendors set up the Thursday Market or Veer Bazaar (Thursday is…

Ahmedabad: The Food Lover’s Paradise and Boston of India

2nd month of 2020 and my 2nd trip was to a city which I came to know later on is called the Boston of India. No prizes for guessing because you have already seen the title, it’s Ahmedabad. The largest city and the former capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad has an insanely amazing food scene and…

Jaipur: The Pink City with a Rich Cultural Heritage

I recently collaborated with Blueyard to facilitate as a mentor for their Travel Writing trip to Jaipur, Rajasthan. We were a group of 10 people and our journey started on Friday, 24th January as we took the Ajmer Shatabdi from the New Delhi Railway Station to Jaipur Junction. Being an early morning train, the ride…

Sunday Drag Brunch at The Lalit, New Delhi

There is no doubt that there is craze among the people about going out for brunch on Sundays. The word brunch comes from a combination of two words breakfast+lunch and is ideally had on Sundays as people prefer to start their day a little late. I recently came across a new concept for brunch called…

A weekend in the Sangam City

Last month on 9th and 10th November, I had the opportunity to visit the Sangam City of Allahabad or Prayagraj as it is called now. I was invited as a speaker at Sanchaari Sanskritik Parv organised by Sanchaari Allahabad. My journey started on the night of 8th November when I boarded the Prayagraj Express from…