Tag Archives: Food

Cafe Bean Garu musings

6 Jan

I have lived in Mumbai all my life. I have seen the rise and fall of malls, restaurants and hotspots all over the city. The beauty of the city lies in the joy of always discovering something around the corner, because no road, corner or nook in the city looks the same after a month. With blogs like this, Twitter, Facebook and what not, that joy of discovering has changed over time, where a small RT makes you discover a new band, hear about this new pub and you and your friends have a flash mob show up soon after.
But I miss the days, when I would go to eat Vadapav after school and discover a new fruit juice stand on the way, or go shopping on Linking Road and see “60% off” in a gully shop like a secret sale made just for me. Discovering a new place today in a non wired manner made my visit to Bombay after a long time totally wonderful. Because unless you work/live in deep Suburbs (Never Never Land for the southern Western Line Girl in me), you have probably missed Café Bean Garu. Continue reading


Recipe: Mutton Kebabs

23 Nov

This week we have a simple Mutton Kebab recipe by Mrs. Munira Kaydawala (Sakina’s mother). It seems easy to make, so maybe all of us need to give it a shot. Just might not be as good as the original 😛



1/2 kg Mutton Kheema
2 tbs  Ginger and Garlic paste
2 tbs  Chopped Green Chillies
4 Onions paste (water completely soaked)
1 1/2 tbs Gram flour (Besan)
1 tsp Wheat flour
1 Big Coal
1 tbs Ghee
Coriander and Mint freshly chopped
Oil for frying



  1. Mix kheema, ginger, garlic, onion paste, chillies, coriander, mint, and salt in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
  2. Leave the marinade overnight.
  3. Make a well in the center of the large bowl, place a smaller bowl in it. Heat the coal till its red hot, simultaneously warm ghee in a spoon.
  4. Quickly place the coal in the small bowl and pour the ghee, cover the large bowl with a lid and make sure no smoke escapes.
  5. After 10 minutes, pour the ghee in the marinade. Add gram and wheat flour.
  6. Fry till they become golden brown, serve hot with lemon, sliced onion and mint.



Sakina Kaydawala works as an Editor in a Publishing House. She enjoys trying different type of cuisines and is a foodie at heart. She also likes to travel and explore new places. You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661391489

Lock, stock, and two smoking sections

21 Jun

Hello people. This post is meant to be an introduction to the Food and Travel section and what kind of articles you can expect from me.


“Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.”

I was probably 8 or 9 years old and I ate my first butter chicken with butter garlic naan and that is when I lost my food virginity. I had the first food orgasm. I now live to eat and love cooking up awesome new recipes. The food section is for anyone who enjoys eating and cooking sumptuous food. I will regularly post food recipes and restaurant reviews. I plan to visit new restaurants every month– everything from roadside ramshackle restaurants to the best fine dining ones– and review the food, ambiance, and service.

And like every other guy who is a foodie, I have a big crush on Nigella Lawson.

Nigella Lawson

Let’s get on with the first restaurant review.

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