Eat Here, Cook That: A Tamil Feast & One Pot Meals

Eat Here, Cook That: A Tamil Feast & One Pot Meals
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It's time to welcome yet another Friday and this weekend, many of you might not have plans to go out. Because IPL 2018 is back, why else? No one's going to want to cook laborious meals when Virat is busy hitting boundaries on the telly. So here are some easy-peasy one pot meals you can cook up for Saturday night:

Anbe Vaa (Come, My Love)

On Sunday, we recommend you treat yourself to an authentic Tamilian feast for lunch (anyway the first match is at 4 PM). Hosted by Salt Sisters in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, the two-hour pop-up is priced at Rs. 1100 per person and will feature 'amma's meal for an unknown goddess'.

Address: F-1 Type, F-1/3/3, Sector - 5, Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400703. Near Ramdev Hotel Compound

Phone number: 9821043470

Flea Bazaar Cafe

This weekend, an innovative restaurant cum food marketplace opens at Kamala Mills in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Designed like a permanent food festival, the indoor space brings together 13 different eateries like Social, Smoke House Deli and Slink & Bardot. The ambience of Flea Bazaar Cafe will be nothing like a food court so make sure you go there to feel the difference.

Eat Local

Over the Easter weekend, I happened to visit Kashid and Korlai (ahead of Alibag on the Konkan coast). While we've had wonderful experiences with usal and bhakri in the past, this time we tried our luck with paneer masala and roti. It did not go well at all. So here's a reminder for us all: always eat local! And on that note, here are 10 delicacies you should definitely binge on while travelling along the Konkan coast.

Stay Healthy

Saturday (April 7) is World Health Day and as the heat is upon us, we must get creative with ways to stay cool and hydrated. In this wonderful article, celebrity chef Rakhee Vaswani shares her top tips to beat the heat, along with a recipe for her favourite summer cooler. We've also debunked some common myths with regards to drinking water and staying hydrated. Last but not the least, we have the Wellness Director of Atmantan Wellness Centre telling you about heart-healthy foods.

Gravy Matters

This afternoon, we hopped over to a nearby canteen for lunch and I gorged over anda masala and roti. The masala was just perfect - thick, rich with onions and cardamom and not too spicy. Since this was anda masala, two large boiled eggs sat in the middle of the masala. But I was sure I could replace that with chicken, paneer or just about anything - and still have a winning dish. The soul of Indian food is in the gravy and if you master a few basic ones, you can churn out most dishes with ease. Try this innovative choliya aloo gravy or navratan chicken gravy this weekend.

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Ankita Shreeram

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