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When you find the perfect wooden bench to stand and do a table top/ flat lay pic on. Took of my shoes, climbed on, requested the staff at Soam to switch off the ceiling light and then painted this picture before we ate. From top to bottom, left to right: Alu sabzi, shev batata puri. Dahi, bajra methi dhebra. Matar puri and dahi wala. Raita. Undhiyu puri. All Gujarati dishes, barring the matar puri which is from MP. Green garlic too as winter has come. Some of the stars of Soam, a vegetarian Gujarati restaurant in Mumbai that had won over this diehard non-vegetarian’s heart a few years back. Toasted to with a glass of sugar cane juice (not in the pic). #mumbaistories #foodblogger #foodiesofinstagram #foodwriter #indianfood #gujaratifood #chaat #puri #undhiyu #regionalindianfood #mumbairestaurants #millet #eatlocal #seasonalproduce #winterfood #flatlay #vegetarian #mumbaifinelychopped
It would be fair to say that yesterday was a day of smiles. A day well spent eating across south Mumbai. How many of these places or people can you recognise? Here’s wishing you a day packed with smiles. #mumbaifinelychopped #foodwriter #foodblogger #foodiesofinstagram #mumbaistories #mumbairestaurants #mumbaifood #finelychoppedfoodwalks #fortenchanted #chef #indianfood
A day on which I had twelve kinds of puris and variations of puris (one is not in the picture). These were from six different states of India. All in one city. Mumbai! Can you guess what they were, from where they were and where in Mumbai did I have them? #mumbaifinelychopped #foodwriter #foodiesofinstagram #foodblogger #mumbaistories #puri #indianfood #regionalindianfood #breads #flatbread #mumbaifood #mumbairestaurants
“Our shuttlecock is in your balcony” #mumbai
To the Parsi grannies upset by the pairing of red rice, instead of caramelised rice, with my dhansak, the Parsi Sunday lunch staple, today. I am not a lost cause, even if I am Bengali. It’s at least a mutton and not a chicken dhansak! The missus pointed out that green chillies don’t go into kachumber. Unlike me, she doesn’t like kachumber. Plus, with this it completes all elements of Salt Fat Acid Heat that Iranian origined Samin Nosrat speaks of. So I’ll keep the Finely Chopped green chillies. What say? Don’t ask me for the recipe. Our cook Banu made it. My mother in law taught her. We use packaged dhansak masalas. PS: Bought the mutton from the Khar Station mutton market last Sunday and it was superb as was the kheema that we got from there. On a separate note, fans of Modern Mutton Shop in Bandra would be happy to know that the shop has shifted to a very imposing looking premise next door. #goatmeat #foodblogger #foodiesofinstagram #mutton #foodstagram #foodwriter #indianfood #parsifood #dhansak #bandra #sundaylunch #markets #mumbaistories #mixedmarriage
Imagine a day starts ends on a seat and now imagine your whole life in that seat and within those three tyres Not so exciting or easy right? But these people they are the most heartily persons you'll find in the streets and all you need to ask them is "Kaha se ho?" and your ride in that auto rickshaw will be poem and the poet would be our Autowala and they'll open up to you like you are really close to them. they'll tell you thier whole story in that half an hour to one hour ride and you won't even know where the time went and you won't even care about the traffic anymore. These people are the nerves of Mumbai . . . . . . #auto #rickshaw #autorickshaw #travel #mumbairickshaw #rickshawwala #tuktuk #mumbaiinsta #transport #nerves #of #mumbai #common #man #ride #threewheeler #travelphotography #travel #photography #mumbaiinframe #picoftheday #mumbaistreet #mumbai #uglymumbai #mumbaistories #mumbaiinstagrammers #mumbaikar #autowala
Not the flakiest of croissants but buttery for sure and as a dish the avocado and poached egg on croissant came together pretty well at Poetry by Love and Cheesecake this morning. What I loved the most was they had put a couple of slices of avocado too and not just a mash. That’s the way I like to have my avocado. #foodiesofinstagram #foodblogger #foodwriter #mumbaifood #mumbaistories #mumbairestaurants #bandra #cafe #finelychoppedbreakfasts #mumbaifinelychopped #avocado #poachedeggs #croissant
One good evening!.. .beer night.... #mumbaistories #mumbai
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It almost seemed as if I had stepped into a ramen bar in Tokyo when I walked into Izumi in Bandra today. The place is small and it was buzzing with people. I had gone there once before and this was for a tasting before they had opened. I went back today as I felt like a hot bowl of ramen and hung on even though I had to wait for a bit. Met the owners Nooresha and Anil Kably who were putting up posters about their shifting to a new place in Bandra soon. Running a restaurant is a tough business I guess. I asked Nooresha how the experience had been. She thought for a bit, smiled and said, ‘tiring but I love it.’ She has trained in Tokyo in making sushi ans ramen and had run a sushi delivery and catering out for before. Anil has been in the restaurant business for a while and was behind Zenzi earlier and then opened the Bagel Shop though this was after a career change. I had the tonkutsu ramen and loved how tender the pork was. #bandra #mumbaistories #ramen #foodiesofinstagram
BEST Strike (BEST is the public transport buses in Bombay) . Their demands :- 1. Merge civic - BEST budgets so BMC handles financial abilities. BMC which gets a financial budget of more than 50-60 European countries doesn't handle BEST ,even though it comes under Bombay jurisdiction for welfare of public. The head of BEST is chosen from the ruling party of BMC. . 2. Bonus, gratuity payment & Finalize 2016 wage agreement. Best workers are the least paid among government servants also they are not eligible for any pension after serving for the government for so long. . 3. Staff quarter issue & gradation of Junior staff. Shivsena which has been heading the BMC since 1995 hasn't done anything for BEST ,except sending one of their chosen as the HEAD of BEST. Also they have a union which is 33% of the workforce of 44k workers hasn't supported enough. TRIVIA - From a retired BEST Employee. New Tyres were purchased for the BEST buses in some year(he can't remember the year, but it was after 1995) by the government for the buses but they were actually given refurbished tyres,which could last not more than 4years. . #scams #strikes #governmentemployees #maharashtra #bestbuses #best #publictransport #mumbai #mumbaistories #mumbaidiaries #mumbai_ig #mumbai_igers #mumbaiuntold #mumbaikars #mumbaiblogger #mumbai_igers #mumbaikar #india2019 #vergeofextinction #travelagram #traveldiaries #travelindia #tourismindia #incredibleindia
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. -Sigmund Freud . . . . . . . . . . #moodygrams #moment #photograph #vibe #mood #life #age #struggle #colours #art #story #cinema #cinematic #experience #solace #photo #street #life #love #happy #moodygrams #mumbai_ig #mumbaistories #storytimethread
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Went on an egg Benedict hunt cafe drive down Bandra today. First place, a favourite of mine for Benedicts, was packed with folks having meetings and the seats available were not lower back friendly. I sat down. Then got up and left. Got my favourite table at the next cafe that I went to. Two ladies, a couple of tables away from mine, had an intense discussion on whether one has fried foods and whether the other has sugar at night. They left soon. I don’t know if they had eaten before I had reached. I heard ‘croissant, butter croissant,’ being ordered confidently from the chatty table just behind me. I ordered my Benedict and said ‘ham’ when asked, ‘ham or salmon.’ Guess this was the indulgence corner of the small and cosy cafe whose acoustic clarity matches that of the Royal Albert Hall. Funny how the benedicts in the two cafes differ so much though they belong to the same ownership group. To be honest, there are nuanced differences in benedicts everywhere. Guess it’s not just Indian food that lends itself well to individualisation. #cafe #bandra #finelychoppedbreakfasts #mumbaistories #eggbenedict
।। कटींग चाय।। Quintessential ritual of the daily routine is to drink a cutting chay at the tea stall at least once in a day. Another ritual to convince others that drinking tea doesn't cause acidity. 😊 . . . #teabreaks #teastall #tealovers #cuttingchay #instadaily #instadiary #instamumbai #mumbaidaily #mumbaidiaries #mumbaistories #mumbai_ig #mumbai #maximumcity #instagraming #igramming_india #igramming_asia #ig_photo #indianphotos #indiaphotoproject #shotonredminote4 #mobilephotography #streetphotography #everydayeverywhere #myinstadiary #myinstagram #mytraveldiary #mytravelgram
As I was clicking this photo near the erstwhile Diamond hub in Mumbai, a passerby exclaimed, "Bhaisahab, yeah to aath lakh ke mattress pe soya hai." Luckily for me, Raju was fast asleep as he would have started barking on seeing me. The passerby also added that he had distributed fifty jute sacks in his village, this winter so that the village dogs can get some warmth. #operahouse #streetdog #mumbaistories #mumbaistories #kindness #kindnessstories #streetdogofmumbai #streetdogofinstragam
When I was at the Gateway of India, I was looking at the monument and trying to figure out where I had seen something like it before. Later it dawned upon me that many colonial buildings in and around Kolkata share the same Indo-Saracenic architectural heritage. This basically means that they borrow a lot of elements from the Mughal style or Indo-Islamic architecture blending it with neo-classical styles. One prime example would be Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. No wonder I could spot some similarities. Maybe this was why Mumbai felt a lot familiar almost like home. #colonialbuilding #heritage #gatewayofindia #architecture #indosaracenic #colonialarchitecture #architecturephotography #travelarchive #beautiful #kolkataphotographer #mumbaistories #mumbaidarshan #wheninbombay #weekdaytales
A perfect ending to a royal meal! . . Recently, I tried this piquant chocolate fondue at Bayroute, Cuffe Parade. The dish contained Chocolate Lava cake, icecream, caramel, berries. The moment you take a bite, it gives a feel of true paradise. Essentials: Turn on the notifications and do follow @bong_o_gourmet at Instagram Facebook and Zomato to get your daily kick of foodgasm!😋 . Tags: #bong_o_gourmet #hastags #deserts #chocolate #caramel #comfortfood #mumbai #foodies #mumbaifoodie #foodmylifeline #hoggers #mumbaifoodlovers #mumbaistories #mumbai_ig #foodblogs #thingstodoinmumbai #itzmumbai #instafood #foodfood #hashtagfoodie #foodmylifeline #bottomsupmumbai #thehungrymumbaikar #myfoodproject #vibsera #goodfoodmumbai #foodiliciousmumbai #mumbaimerijaan #mumbaifeast
Raja from Colaba has been dressed with some winter clothes by Lakshmi, a rag-picker who lives on the street and looks after him. Many people in the area feed him and he has been living on this area for years. Now slowed down @wsdindia Sunday first-aid team and nurses look him up very regularly. #kindness #peoplecanbewonderful #mumbaistories #mumbai #wsdindia #colaba #streetdog #streetdogsofinstagram #streetdogsofmumbai #mumbaiwinters #keepwarm
Fotozy's Mumbai Marathon 2019 photo walk #photowalks #mumbai_ig #mumbaistories #marathon #mumbaiigers #mumbai
#Throwback to last Monday when I was walking around Mumbai with @iampracks and @chal_jamure who took me around their city. Today I am en route to work as I type this. Photo by @iampracks 😘😘 . . . #mumbaidarshan #mumbaistories #mumbai #bombaydiaries #bonginbombay #kolkatablogger #photographersportrait #travelgram #travelstories #travelsnippets #goingplaces #brightday #morninglight #goodmorning #morninggram #weekdaytales
Its more important for you to know who you are and how important you are even if people doubt your achievements 😊 Believe in yourself more than anybody! . . . I am PRECIOUS! (thats all what matters) . . . So are YOU! #alwaysanactor #instagood #instadaily #instapicture #instagramhub #mumbaistories #indiapictures #india_gram #photooftheday #travelersnotebook #mumbai #everydaymumbai #actorlife #bestlife #castingworld #instagood #instagram #mumbai #actor #style #smile #iphone7plus #instafamous #castingcall #acting #theatre #anchor
The goat meat section of the Khar Market reminded me of the lone meat shop in our lane where the parar kakus (neighbourhood uncles) would queue up, newspaper in hand, and wait patiently to buy mutton for the Sunday mangshor jhol. The shop would usually have one or two goats on offer. I bought some for old times sake but won’t cook it today even though it’s Sunday as we have a kebab, nihari and yakhni pulao restaurant outing planned for dinner. The mutton (goat meat) here is from Rajasthan and Gujarat I am told. I have heard the praises of the mutton from Rajasthan from experiences chefs in five star hotels. A very #MemoriesOfCalcutta Sunday morning at Mumbai’s Khar Market today.‬ #markets #mutton #goatmeat #mumbaistories #kolkata #bengaliinmumbai
‪Kaata rui and then a halt at the mutton shop. Kaata means a cut part of a big fish. I chose the upper half which is less bony but has more fat. My mother would tell you that the lower half is more healthy. A very #MemoriesOfCalcutta Sunday morning at Mumbai’s Khar Market today.‬ #markets #fish #mumbaistories #kolkata #foodblogger #foodwriter
A colleague of mine, in an ad agency in Mumbai that I worked in 19 years back, had then introduced me to the joys of the cheese chilli toast sandwich for breakfast from the sandwich-wala opposite our office at Nariman Point. The colleague and I got married a year later. The pavement food stalls are now gone. I write on food now and am no longer an agency man. Nor am I the skinny mid 20 year old who walked and climbed train station over-bridges like there was no tomorrow. I had a cheese chilli toast sandwich today in our home today. With feta instead of processed cheese though. Multigrain bread instead of white. Extra virgin olive oil instead of salted butter. Dukkah instead of chaat masala. That’s the story of my ‘videshi cheese chilli toast sandwich’ from this morning. Hope you have caught today’s instalment of the #timeskitchentales where I have written making changes in the way we eat as we listen to our bodies and about yet strive to eat well. I hope you liked it if you did and would love to hear about changes that you have made yourself in the way you eat. #timeskitchentales #littlejackhornermeals #prestigesocial #finelychoppedbreakfasts #sandwich #feta #vegetarian #grilledsandwich #mumbaistories #foodstagram #foodiesofinstagram #platesoffinelychopped #lifeintheespressolane #foodwriter
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