Mawa cake & Parsi choi ice-cream

One of the things I lament the most when I visit coffee shops both in Singapore and back in Mumbai is the disappearance of good old fashioned tea cakes. Much as I like a brownie or a cheesecake every now and then, nothing quite complements a cup of tea or coffee like a simple tea […]

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Monsoon treats

Monsoon season in Mumbai has its own menu mostly comprising of hot tea and a variety of fried snacks, consumed ideally in a balcony or near a window where a light spray from the rain would be a welcome companion. But for me, the lasting memory of the Mumbai monsoon is the joy of eating […]

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Bakery biscuits

Seeing this shelf of biscuit jars at Kyani & Co. on a recent trip to Mumbai, reminded me how much I miss the taste of bakery biscuits like khari biscuit, nankhatai, almond biscuits and the good old Shrewsbury and ginger biscuits from Kayani bakery in Pune!

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