Richa Chadda – Girl uninterrupted

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Richa Chadda doesn’t mince words or beat round the bush. She is direct… just like the characters she plays with unblinking conviction. The award-winning actress speaks straight from the heart on movies, men and more…

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Escape to Saj By The Lake

Should you need a nudge to get out of Mumbai and expand your sights, let me introduce you to a young resort just three hours away. It goes by the name Saj by the Lake and it’s warm and welcoming.Continue reading “Escape to Saj By The Lake”

Vegetarian? Try Juno’s Pizza

masterchef PIzza - 1Hot or cold, thin or fat, round or square, cheesy or saucy – there is nothing like a pizza meal. What’s not to like about a hot, freshly baked pizza, with its crispy edges and soft centre, moist with tomato sauce?

Just the smell and the heat radiating off a pizza makes me hungry. This simple dish of bread, tomatoes and cheese could probably be Italy’s best gift to the world.Continue reading “Vegetarian? Try Juno’s Pizza”

Namrata Purohit – Keeping Bollywood fit

Namrata Purohit with  Jacqueline Fernandes
Namrata Purohit with Jacqueline Fernandez

It was a fall from a horse that initiated squash champion Namrata Purohit into Pilates. And the rest is history. Today Namrata is the youngest trained Pilates Instructor in India and her clients include the who’s who of the Hindi film industry and corporate world.

“Pilates work on the deep muscles of your body, helps in toning, promotes stability, flexibility, strength and makes you feel energised,” says Namrata about the benefits of the regime. In an exclusive to fashionablyfoody, Namrata spills the beans on the fitness regime of some of her celebrity clients.

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Going Green – Vegetarian options at restaurants that are pushing the culinary envelope

Veggie and Cheese Quesadillas at Chili's Grill & Bar
Veggie and Cheese Quesadillas at Chili’s Grill & Bar

Vegetarian food was always popular in India. But it was never this exciting. The rising demand for meat-free dining options has led to a spate of new vegetarian restaurants that are pushing the culinary envelope with spectacular dishes. Even established restaurants are increasing the number of meat-free choices on their existing menus.

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Ajay Chopra brings Veggistan – a cookery show for Veggie Lovers

Chef Ajay Chopra at the launch of Veggistan on NDTV Good Times
Chef Ajay Chopra at the launch of Veggistan on NDTV Good Times

Do you dread the question ‘what’s for dinner tonight’ after a tiring day at work? I do. It gets even more complicated if you are vegetarian.

Help is at hand. Chef Ajay Chopra, Executive chef at The Westin Mumbai is hosting a new cookery show – Veggistan featuring uncomplicated and easy to rustle up vegetarian dishes. A 100% vegetarian journey across 52 episodes, the show seeks to evoke the die-hard foodie and also the home grown cook to prepare a variety of vegetarian “easy-to-cook-at-home” dishes. In the series, Chef Ajay will showcase an all vegetarian menu with dishes that are not so common yet easy-to-prepare, while being inventive and exciting. Each episode will contain handy tips; focusing on cooking, food and health.

Finally Green Gets Its Glory!

Veggistan every Saturday at 7 PM only on NDTV Good Times