Thanani – a fine European dining in Ajman

When we get too claustrophobic with Dubai life, we go find a balance in other emirates of the UAE. Ajman is one of the great places if you are looking to break away from the plethora of dining offers in the city and Thanani, Ajman’s modern European style restaurant makes the long drive totally worthwhile.…

Village-Style Chicken Curry

It isn’t even December yet but Santa has arrived earlier than usual. A very humble and aspiring entrepreneur, Faiza, of Earth and Ethics spotted me on Instagram and was very kind enough to send me a cast iron kadai from her sustainable kitchen collection. The concept of her business emerged from her passion for toxic…

Naan Khatai – Eggless Indian Biscuits

As a child, every visit to a bakery would mean coming back with a bag full of eggless cookies popularly known as naan khatai to pair with our evening tea or often eaten as a snack. In fact we don’t even call our cookies, cookies. They are addressed as biscuits if you ever visit a local…

Make summer meals a scrumptious affair with bowls of chilled mango kheer.

Mango Kheer

Sweets are an integral part of every festival in Indian culture. With Eid just a few days ahead of us, I am already planning to keep a cozy get together at home for all my lovely girlfriends and their children while my husband is away on a work trip. Fortunately he will be flying on…

Crispy, healthy and hearty Bottle Gourd, Carrot, Broccoli and Cheese fritters in 30 minutes infused with fresh herbs, spices and scallions.

Bottle Gourd, Carrot, Broccoli and Cheese Fritters

With every food fad taking over the Instagram, I am looking at my pantry more closely to glance back at the ingredients my grandmas and mum used in their everyday cooking; that didn’t only nourish our bodies but shaped my approach to many foods I’ve begun to incorporate in my daily life. One such is gram…

Rich and exotic, yet simple and easy mango mousse recipe with only three ingredients makes for a delicious summer treat.

Mango Mousse Jars

If you have ever lived in Bombay, chances are very rare that you have missed an iconic mango cream from Haji Ali Juice Center set against the backdrop of the majestic Haji Ali Dargah. Their branch in Oud Mehta in Dubai, carries a similar scent of fresh fruit juices and grilled sandwiches mixed with nostalgia…

A La Italiana Brunch at Kempinski Ajman

Summers have arrived in the UAE. That means spending more time indoors and finding for staycation deals post Ramadan, for me. Fortunately, all the seven emirates in the country are within few hours of driving distance, which means exploring places to eat, stay and rejuvenate without having to hop into a plane. Recently, we had…

Afternoon Tea at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

It is hard to say when I started loving tea so much and appreciating each smooth sip, but I’ve come far from just karak or masala teas ruled in most Indian homes. In Dubai, tea is easily accessible. Whether procuring an AED 1 cup from cafeterias in Old Dubai to drinking it from posh and…