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Raul Dias

A food writer for over a decade and a self-confessed devotee of the peripatetic way of life, Raul has gourmandised his way through many a local street food market as well as at a host of top eateries around the world. From dining at an underwater restaurant in The Maldives to eating snake soup at a roadside stall in Vietnam—he’s tried it all. A passionate and experimental amateur cook, Raul holds on firmly to the belief that to be a good food writer and an honest critic, one has to first know what it feels like to face the kitchen's heat. A fiend for bucket lists of all kinds, he has eaten in almost every Indian state and over 63 countries in the world... and counting!
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    • In Assam's Tea Country: Where Tea And History Make For That Perfect Blend

      An immersive journey into the fascinating realm of the world-famous Assam Tea at one of the state's most historic estates proves an eye-opening experience for a recent tea-drinking convert.

    • 6 Of The Best Drinks Premixes That You Can Try At Home

      Giving you a vicarious thrill of a night out, downing a couple of cocktails and mocktails, but in the comfort and safety of your home are these top drink premixes that weve scoped out for you to enjoy

    • Kairi Bhaji: Green Mango Stew From Maharashtra (Recipe Inside)

      Super simple to rustle up, this tangy Maharashtrian-style green mango kairi bhaji is a seasonal summer treat you won't want to stop eating.

    • Rajgira Sheera With Palm Jaggery And Walnuts: A Sweet Treat From Maharashtra

      Comfort food at its delicious best, this sheera enriched with A2 ghee, sweetened with palm jaggery and imbued with walnuts for texture, cashes in on the immense popularity of rajgira or amaranth, a superfood par excellence.

    • 5 Of Mumbai's Best Mexican Delivery Places

      Slowly climbing the charts as one of the most popular comfort food cuisines in India is the piquant flavoured wonders of Mexican food. We bring you a selection of five of the top Mexican food delivery services in Mumbai city.

    • Sukha Jawla Wanga Batatchyachi Bhaji Recipe: Dried Prawns With Brinjal And Potato

      A delicious, seasonal Malvani preparation using fine, dried prawns, combining them with brinjal and potato, this spicy bhaji is packed with flavour and texture.

    • Barfi Recipe: This Orange Barfi Comes With A Rich, Nutty Surprise

      Perfectly gooey and made with fresh Nagpur oranges and cashew nut bits, this orange barfi is a true summer delight!

    • Eda Chutney Na Pattice Recipe: An Easy Parsi-Gujarati Dish Exploding With Flavour

      A celebration of the Parsi community's immortal love affair with eggs and pattices of all kinds, this very simple Parsi-Gujarati side dish is an explosion of flavours and textures and the highlight of a hearty Navroz New Year lunch.

    • Gavti Bombil (Bombay Duck) Chutney: A Simple, Rustic Preparation From Maharashtrian Konkan Region

      With its rather funky aroma and spicy bite, this coastal Maharashtrian Konkan Gavti Bombil chutney is an explosion of umami flavour and the perfect accompaniment to elevate the most simple dal-rice meal.

    • Amdavadi Khatta Meetha Bhaat Recipe - A Sweet-N-Sour Rice Preparation From Gujarat

      A sweet-n-sour rice preparation from the meandering, busy Manek Chowk street food market of Ahmedabad, our all-vegetarian khatta meetha bhaat is well worth a trip-both to Gujarati city and to your kitchen!

    • This Healthy Chinese Bhel Makes For A Yummy, High-Protein Snack (Recipe Inside)

      Chinese bhel: Putting a healthy spin on one of Mumbai's newest street food crazes of Chinese bhel is our all-vegan version using roasted peanuts and mung bean sprouts.

    • 5 Of The Best Biryani Delivery Services In Mumbai

      We bring you a helping of five of Mumbai's best biryani delivery services that are each imbued with all the right ingredients to celebrate this 'one-pot dish' the way it ought to be.

    • 5 Of The Best Mumbai's Brunch Boxes That You Must Try

      Bringing the weekend brunch straight to your home is our selection of the best-boxed meals delivered across Mumbai!

    • Valentine's Day 2022: 7 Valentine's Day Treats That You Must Try

      This Valentine's Day, why not surprise your special someone by recreating these eight sweet treat recipes provided by some of Mumbai's best confectioners, cookbook authors and pastry kitchens?

    • Saravle - The Pasta Of Maharashtra's Konkan Region (Recipe Inside)

      A Konkani Muslim speciality, the pasta-like saravle are a treat enjoyed both in their sweet and savoury iterations.

    • Umbadiyu - Gujarat's Original Winter Barbeque | How To Make Umbadiyu (Recipe Inside)

      Overshadowed by its more popular cousin undhiyu, the similar sounding and looking umbadiyu is a unique, hyper-regional Gujarati winter speciality, worth waiting the whole year for.

    • Ale Pak: The Spicy Maharashtrian Sweet That Fights Cold And Cough (Recipe Inside)

      A winter sweet with a punchy, spicy hit, ale pak - the ginger candy of Maharashtra - is a delicious oxymoron.

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    Raul Dias

    A food writer for over a decade and a self-confessed devotee of the peripatetic way of life, Raul has gourmandised his way through many a local street food market as well as at a host of top eateries around the world. From dining at an underwater restaurant in The Maldives to eating snake soup at a roadside stall in Vietnam—he’s tried it all. A passionate and experimental amateur cook, Raul holds on firmly to the belief that to be a good food writer and an honest critic, one has to first know what it feels like to face the kitchen's heat. A fiend for bucket lists of all kinds, he has eaten in almost every Indian state and over 63 countries in the world... and counting!