Boondi Kheer – Diwali Leftovers Get a Makeover

Boondi Kheer recipe

Diwali means so many things to us. And in addition to the diyas, rangoli, lights and new clothes, food plays a big role. Diwali Faral has a lot of importance, especially in a Maharashtrian family. Boondi Laddu is a must for Diwali, and it is one item I look forward to on Diwali morning. When… 

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#MalayMelange Lets You Visit Malaysia Without Takeoff

Malay Melange at Four Points by Sheraton Pune

Malay Melange is coming to Four Points by Sheraton Pune. And it lets you visit Malaysia virtually through some hot, spicy, vibrant food. Get ready to set your heart racing as you sample multiple courses from a set menu that ends in sweet, sweet dessert. I was invited to an exclusive preview of the Malaysian… 

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MasaleBhat – Spiced Rice from Maharashtra

masalebhat - marathi recipe

MasaleBhat simply means spice infused rice. It is a delicacy in Maharashtra, my home state, and a must for festivals, weddings and special occasions. As the name suggests, it is warm and spicy and does pack a punch. In our culture, there is a traditional way of serving a meal. Although we don’t follow this… 

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Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich – Autumn Recipe

Pumpkin ice Cream

Pumpkin ice cream sandwich is loaded with the goodness of pumpkin. Vegetables in an ice cream, you say? Well, stranger things have happened. I just love pumpkins but I rarely do much with them beyond the usual pumpkin curry or pumpkin raita which are family recipes. Every year, come October, I decide to do something… 

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212 All Day Cafe Bar – Pune’s Hot Foodie Destination

212 All Day - watermelon and goat cheese stack

212 All Day Café Bar is a chic café style restaurant that just opened up in Phoenix MarketCity. Part of the Phoenix Mills family, it is bound to become the new hot spot for foodies in Pune, especially with shopping season upon us. The café has a fun aspect which is evident in the décor… 

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Peanut Sundal – No Onion No Garlic Recipe [Vegan]

no onion no garlic sundal recipe

Peanut Sundal is an easy nutritious salad or snack that can be very addictive. And no, you don’t have to wait for any holy occasion to indulge in it. I recently blogged about the Bhog festival at the Four Points by Sheraton Pune. Navratri or Durga Pooja has spurred local restaurants and hotels to hold… 

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#NavratriWithBhog – Bhog at Four Points by Sheraton Pune

Bhog with Navratri

‘Bhog’. Simply put, Bhog is an offering for the Gods, also known as prasad or naivedya in India. The folks at Four Points by Sheraton Pune take Bhog very seriously. Executive Chef Sanjay Mitra and his team realized that none of the local restaurants did anything special for Navratri, the nine day Durga Pooja festival… 

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Mango Infused Chili Paneer – BBQ Inspired Recipe

mango chili paneer

If you are a vegetarian in India, you better love paneer. Because paneer is the star of many veggie dishes, and a premium ingredient. Most restaurant menus are studded with paneer this and paneer that. Until you start wondering whether all the vegetables have gone on strike. Luckily for me, I do love paneer. In… 

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#RocktoberFest Hard Rock Cafe – It’s Rockin’


Beer fans the world over await the month of October when it is time for Octoberfest. Hard Rock Café Pune brings you Rocktoberfest so you can sip some innovative beer based cocktails, selected craft brews or beers from across the world. Hard Rock Café brought us some excellent festivals this year with Summer of the… 

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