Sunday, 28 February 2016

10 Popular Lip-Smacking Punjabi Dishes

Punjabis are famous for a lot of things, be it their large hearted ways, bubbly attitude, jhataak clothes and display of jewellery or their big fat Indian weddings. However, the best thing that they are known for are the awesome and finger-licking Punjabi dishes. Wicked Spoon Confessions brings to you some of such unique and must try Punjabi dishes that will leave you wanting for more!

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Sunday, 21 February 2016

8 Things You Can Do On A One Day Trip to Mandwa

From the past 2 years we have been blessed with pleasant Februaries in Mumbai and both years we have been fortunate enough to make a day trip to Mandwa in Raigad District, Maharashtra (time is always a factor isn’t it :)). In popular culture, Mandwa has been popularized in the Bollywood movie Agneepath.

Mandwa is a 45-60 minutes Catamaran ride from Gateway of India (Mumbai) with services throughout the day and we were quite surprised with the clean beach and activities one can indulge in after the ferry ride followed by a sundowner and fine dining in the evening.

Even more fascinating to us was how easy it was to escape the city and be fully immersed in the countryside. Here are 8 things you can experience while visiting Mandwa.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

#KhudKoKarBuland: The Twists, Turns and Triumphs of the Mathur Family

When we see successful people around us, we tend to look at them with a host of emotions … Some of us look at them with envy, some with happiness, some with amazement – wondering how they made it while some of us get inspired enough to accomplish similar benchmarks in our lives. But what most of us are not privy to is the journey of these very people which led them there.

Their determination, their sacrifices et al …sure enough they had their share of weak moments, sure enough they had to make some tough heart-breaking decisions, and sure enough they had to shed tears along the way. But their Human Spirit ensured survival and triumph in all these challenges and took them to a place people now look up to.

One such story is of the Mathur family....

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

5 Reasons You Can't Afford To Miss #VikhroliCucinaS2

A gourmet food festival in our own Aamchi Mumbai tops Wicked Spoon Confessions list of fun things to do this month. To be held on February 19, at the sprawling Godrej Vikhroli compound, the 2016 edition of #VikhroliCucinaS2 is one exciting event that indulges food lovers, home chefs & home bakers, food experts, renowned chefs in an evening full of foodie indulgence. A perfect mash up of foodie games and activities, cook- offs, chef interactions & good food, the #VikhroliCucinaS2 festival is a perfect way to start your weekend. Still not convinced? We give you 5 more reasons to be there:

Friday, 12 February 2016

Enjoying Ice cream and Wine Paired Recipes with London Dairy at SulaFest 2016

We could hardly contain our excitement!!! We were aiming to get two birds with one stone…actually; we were chasing the birds out of the city all the way to the lush Sula Vineyards to indulge. When one of the most gorgeously located Gourmet World Music Festival- SulaFest 2016 beckoned, we instantly started dreaming about stunning views, ground breaking musical acts, fashionable attendees and gourmet food. Could it get better than that? We soon found out that it could get much much better:) London Dairy, SulaFest’s Indulgence partner and a coveted premium ice cream brand was going to do blend two best things in the world- wine and ice cream and indulge our taste buds at the highest level of foodie euphoria!!!

8 Power Bowls to Boost your Day

Well if you are in touch with the food world the same way we are, you would have noticed the endless mention of bowl meals also called “Power Bowls”. Power bowls are essentially complete meals filled with super nutritious and healthy ingredients presented in a compartmentalized way.

In the real world where we always have a ton of work on our plate and are always looking for a quick lunch, power bowls will satisfy your hunger and taste buds and the best part “without any guilt” as you steam roll to the finish line for the day’s work.

A power bowl is literally throwing a number of things in to a bowl for a quick nutritious meal. It all starts with a base and then adding layers of flavor.

Here is how you can go about it:
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Monday, 8 February 2016

10 Creative Ways of Using Your Kitchen Utensils and Accessories

Every kitchen has some or the other utensils that are no more used. That may be either because you have bought a better quality or more purposeful version of that utensil or it’s a little chipped or broken, or just that you don’t prepare such dishes so as to use that utensil. Whatever may be the reason, these are some things that neither you want to discard nor do you want to use anymore! Why not try using them in creative ways?

Saturday, 6 February 2016

10 Delicious Asian Soups for the Soul

As I sit down to write this post I suddenly remember the lyrics from “harder to breathe” by Maroon “When it gets cold outside and you got nobody to love…” Well for me when it is cold outside, I always love my soup – light yet satisfying and deeply comforting.

My love affair with Asian soups began when I first visited Thailand and roamed around the food streets experiencing the heavenly aroma of lemongrass, coconut milk, ginger, lime and fish sauce from cauldrons of broths and soup.

In this chilly weather, what could be more satiating for the soul than slurping on a steaming bowl of tender noodles, meat and vegetables floating on delicious broth as the flavors explode on every slurp. Yummm!

The best part is that you can experiment and improvise the soup as per your personal taste rather than following any standard recipe. So let’s check out these 10 delicious Asian Soups :)

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Mahindra Lifespaces’ First Urbanscaping Initiative at Sion Station – Giving back to the city we love!

“Next station Sion, Agla station Sheev, Pudhil station Sheev” chimed a female voice over the rhythmic sound of the train. Memories broke my reverire.  As a child who metamorphosed into a shy teenager and finally grew up to be a confident adult, I had passed Sion station countless times to visit my maternal aunt who resides in Sion till date. Waiting at Sion, to catch a train back home after a hearty Gujrati meal at my loving aunt’s, I always looked around to see thousands of faces busy to get somewhere. Trains arrived and left the station bringing with them commuters looking forward to getting home or on their way to work.

The Maximum city Mumbai, known for its pace & endeavour to walk that extra mile, runs on a lifeline fondly called as Mumbai Local. Millions of commuters like me board the trains everyday and for us, our railway stations are a hub of activities and an integral part of our lives. We get our daily dose of news from the paper stalls on the platforms, sit on the benches to catch our breath after our journey, wait for a friend below the indicator or enjoy a chilled nimbu-paani at the refreshment centre. And what if the station of our regular commute was a sight to behold with clean surroundings, ample greenery & colorful art…wouldn’t that add a sparkle?    

Monday, 1 February 2016

Amaranth – The Super Food and Crop of the Future

Amaranth is an emerging star in the list of super foods. Most of us in India must have grown up eating several varieties from Rajgira, the most popular one being Rajgira laddus (popped grain is mixed with melted jaggery in proper proportion to make iron and energy rich laddus) - If you are surprised then yes Rajgira and Amaranth are the same. Amaranth is an English name of Rajgira. Rajgira means raj= royal, gira= grain - A royal grain! It is also known as 'Ramdana', meaning God’s own grain.

The word ‘Amaranth’ is derived from the Greek term ‘Amarantos’ which means “one that does not wither,”. This superabundant seed is rightfully called so due to its virtue to grow in harsh and lackluster nutrient conditions and is grown all throughout India from the high slopes of the Himalayas to the many coastlines of the country.

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