Chef Riya’s Twist of Taste

I am truly in love with Vikas Khanna. I just admire the way he cooks on national television. He is such a humble chef! They say the world is your oyster. Well I say, food is mine. There is so much one can do with it. And he has definitely helped me believe that! I remember very clearly. It was a Saturday night sometime last year and I was getting too bored. I felt like having pasta but not the boring, classic mac and cheese. (not that I hate it) When you are independent, your brain tends to be more…

Have a bite?

Everyone loves sandwiches. They are the best thing to turn to after a week of crazy eating. Simple and Light is what makes them so special! This is a really simple Tomato and Ham Sandwich.

European Calling!

It is not very easy to find those kind of places where you can just chill on your own, eat some good food and still be able to enjoy the ambience around you. When mum came to visit me, we decided to lunch here. From the time we entered till the time we left, I must say that we were looked after very well. The waiters kept coming and asking us how we liked the food and if there was anything more that we needed. The menu was very elaborate and had some really good dishes. I had already pictured…

The Yum Tum Spag Bol!

Nothing like a bowl of Spag Bol on a cold rainy night! Spaghetti Bolognese is one of the most lovable dishes across the world and is a wholesome meal too. Known in Italian as ragù alla Bolognese which is basically a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy… The sauce is the highlight of this dish! The earliest documented recipe of an Italian meat-based sauce known as ragù served with pasta comes from late 18th century Imola, near Bologna. In 1891, Pellegrino Artusi first published a recipe for a meat sauce characterized as being “bolognese”. While many traditional variations do exist,…

Cookie-Cake Cups!

Chocolate Fondants have always been an all-time favourite dessert. They are also known as lava cakes and chocolate molten cakes all over the world. The United States-based chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten claims to have invented molten chocolate cake in New York City in 1987, but the French chef and chocolatier Jacques Torres has disputed that claim, arguing that such a dish already existed in France. They are often considered as “naughty” foods. Now I get why! 😉 On the first day of this great Indian festival-Diwali, I decided to do a little twist to it. My Limited Edition: C

Saucy Baked Chicken!

A Classic Roast Chicken is a traditional British meal. You will find it on the table at every big occasion. It has always been the perfect food to have on a cold winter day keeping the soul warm. The wonderful aroma you get from it cannot be compared to anything else. Inspired by the Great Jamie Oliver, I decided to do my own variation of a classic roast chicken done with chicken pieces instead.

The Italia Indian!

Here is my journey on becoming the next Indian Pasta Lady. The Italians have always been close to my heart. Love the way they cook with so much of love. This is a baked pasta dish with all the possible veggies and beef mince! And some raw meat cutlets to go with it…

Choco Yum Tums!

I seem to be doing good justice to my kitchen these days. Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I think about is, what am I going to do today? The ideas keep flowing from my head. Hence, I think it’s time I put them to good use! I’ve always been known by my close family and friends for my “Christmas Time Rum Balls”. This is something I take great pride in making and now I’ve done a little twist to it. It is the perfect dessert for all you crazy chocoholics. Have a blast!

Linger on forever, Dear Kyanis!

It will never grow old. Been around for god knows how many years now and serving the exact kind of food it used to even then, Kyani & Co is one place you do not want to miss out on when on a trip to this foodie city. Standing strong since all these years, in one of the most prestigious areas of Mumbai, it is everything it seems to be. One of the famous hangout spots for Xavierites who study just down the road. This maybe because of the fact that it is extremely pocket friendly. We somehow managed to…