24 Jun 2015

A Peek Inside India’s Mega Kitchens with Nat Geo

Have you been watching National Geographic’s brand new show – Mega Kitchens? The show takes us behind the scenes at some of the largest kitchens in India. From several temple kitchens to the Indian Railways catering facilities, to the Taj SATS in-flight catering kitchen, Mega Kitchens is all about the numbers. I have always been fascinated by these huge kitchens, where a few chefs or cooks churn out food for thousands of people. The sheer magnitude of the operations is enough to boggle your mind. The first two episodes of the show took us inside two temple kitchens, that together feed anywhere between 60,000 and 90,000 devotees every day!

17 Jun 2015

And the winner of the 3rd blogiversary giveaway is...

Congratulations, Abhik Bhattacherji!!

You win a Foodhall voucher worth Rs. 2,500 :) 

Please email me your contact details (postal address & telephone number) so that we can send across your voucher. 

Thank you to everyone who participated! Stay tuned for more food & travel stories, tips and giveaways. 

15 Jun 2015

Blog Giveaway - Win gourmet goodies worth Rs. 2,500 from Foodhall!

It's that time of the year - my blog celebrates its 3rd birthday in a couple of days! Yes, Deliciously Directionless turns three on June 17th, 2015 :) 

It has been such a great ride! Especially the last one year, which has taken me places, and it has been an absolute pleasure bringing you travel & food stories from around the world. Thank you so much for sticking around, and stay tuned for more delicious ramblings! 

For the blog's 3rd birthday, I have partnered with Foodhall to bring you a little treat. 

If you're a foodie, you have definitely heard of Foodhall, and probably shopped there as well. The Foodhall outlet at Palladium in Mumbai is my favourite place to shop at - I can find everything from exotic fruits & vegetables to imported ingredients, from baking paraphernalia to fresh breads, dips, cheese etc. - a weekly trip to Foodhall is a must for me! 

Image courtesy High Street Phoenix
Every month, Foodhall promotes a new theme - whether it's cuisine from a particular country or seasonal ingredients. In June there's Yum Thai - a festival of Thai Cuisine in all their stores. You will find ingredients to make the perfect Red Curry or stir up a mean Pad Thai. You will also find themed blogposts and recipes every month on their website - Foodhall Online

8 Jun 2015

Dublin On My Plate: Where to Eat in the Irish Capital

It's been a while, hasn't it? I spent the end of April and most of May travelling - first to Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, then London, back to Dublin, and then later to Thailand! So I'm staying put in Mumbai (at least this month) and hope to give you a taste of my recent travels :) Starting with Dublin, Ireland. 

I was very impressed with the quality and sheer variety of cafes, restaurants and pubs in Dublin, and I don't think I had a single bad meal there - which is saying something, considering I spent nearly a week in the Irish capital. So here's my list of where to eat, drink and be merry in Dublin.

20 Apr 2015

Fairtrade Products + an easy Recipe for Coconut Scones

While I plot my next travel plans, I thought I'd share a recipe with you folks; also since it's been a while since I posted a recipe! Not that I haven't been busy in the kitchen, which you would know if you follow me on Instagram :) 

The impetus for this recipe came in the form of a box full of goodies from Fairtrade India - some green tea, basmati rice and two types of sugar (icing sugar and caster sugar). When I saw the sugar packets I realised how long it was since I had baked anything, so last weekend was devoted to making batches of coconut scones.