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I am Tasneem, living in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and welcome to Thoughts Over Chai, where I share stories around food and our life in general.

After years of working in corporate, I have reached a point in life where I’m content with being a happy homemaker and working from home. I love slow – living. As much as I am a fan of multi tasking.

Here you will find quick and easy recipes but at the same time an inspiration to cook wholesome meals as opposed to ones being marketed on the idea of convenience. I also love sharing recipes that I have grown up eating drawing immense cultural influences from the cities I have lived in – Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bombay and Dubai. I love to come up with solutions to twist a regular meal into irresistible treats. I have always felt that there’s no excuse to not cooking great, fresh food even if you’re short on time and budget. Thoughts Over Chai celebrates the joy of home-cooked meals that are cost-effective, simple and easy to make but only those that my family loved and enjoyed.

With food being the main focus for this blog, you’ll find everything that inspires me. I am happiest when I’m in the kitchen but my interests are very varied and I love to share it all on this little place on the internet. With no embellishments.

Thoughts Over Chai grew piece by piece as it started getting recognition in renowned publications like Femina India, Mens XP, NDTV India, Yahoo!, Scoop Whoop, POPXO, etc. and brought me meaningful collaborations in areas of recipe development, food styling and content creation that I’ve enjoyed so much more than my previous desk jobs.

Grab a cup of tea (chai) and join me in this exciting journey of good food, more than average life, entertaining and let’s make some lasting memories together!

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