Reliving ‘Appa Chi Khichdi’

Appa has been a favourite with Punekars since decades. Appa snacks centre in Shaniwar Peth has a very interesting history.  Appa came from his village in Karnataka way back in 1960s to start a small snacks centre within the premises of the Deccan Gymkhana Club. It was a small canteen with couple of long benches…… Continue reading Reliving ‘Appa Chi Khichdi’

A celebration of authentic Indian food at home

Hauskhaas adds to the festivities with first online Indian Regional Thali Festival    Online food aggregator Hauskhaas ( brought the  first online ‘Indian Regional Thali festival’.  The festival consists of  curated thalis from Kashmir in the North (with dishes like Chaman Kaliya and Kashmiri Dum Aloo eaten with walnut chutney) to Kerala in the South (coconut based stews, Iddiappams…… Continue reading A celebration of authentic Indian food at home

“Cooking is the best form of art”: Chef Vishnu Manohar 

  Culinary skills not only makes a person a great cook, but also transforms the person into a organizer, innovator, and artist because cooking  is the best form of the art, opined Masterchef  Vishnu Manohar. He was speaking at a of ‘Yashasvi sansarasathi gruh kaushalya’ book release function held in Pune recently. The book has been written…… Continue reading “Cooking is the best form of art”: Chef Vishnu Manohar 

In the world of mines

The latest restaurant in Pune by Chef Saby has created quite a buzz at Kalyani Nagar . The ambiance boasts of simple yet chic dining area with paintings and murals of miners on a break. Mineority as the name suggests is inspired by the life of miners and the ambiance and menu are perfect representations…… Continue reading In the world of mines

A Kargo full of good food

Launched about five months back , Kargo  located in Koregaon Park lane no 5  is a spacious place spread over two floors which also has its own bar. The restaurant is easily visible because of the attractive glass façade. The décor is simple with dim lighting , higher ceiling and wooden furniture . The place…… Continue reading A Kargo full of good food

Betel Leaf set to redefine ‘Pan’ as a dessert.

The food and beverage industry is witnessing a drastic change in the world and India too doesn’t seem far behind. India has a rich food culture. A ‘pan’, a dessert made in betel leaf which is good for digestion is a typical Indian dessert. However, rarely we find someone going out of the box and…… Continue reading Betel Leaf set to redefine ‘Pan’ as a dessert.

The House of Medici at The Westin, Pune

The Westin Pune Koregaon Park recently announced the grand opening of The House of Medici, earlier known as KueBar, the all new culinary and bar, offering unsurpassed luxury and bespoke service. The restaurant reflects the core concept of the popular House of Medici – an Italian banking family, political dynasty and later a Royal house.   The House of Medici…… Continue reading The House of Medici at The Westin, Pune