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Mizu Restaurant in Mumbai is the brainchild of Chef Jethan Lakhani and his childhood friend, Vedant Malik. Mizu takes its inspiration from the lanes of Shinjuku, Japan known for its drinking culture at tiny bars where they serve only yakatoris and gyozas with your drinks.  Here our “Man in Mumbai”, Akhil Singh interviews Chef Lakhan and learns what inspires him and how he sees the Mumbai food scene evolving. 1 Where did you learn how to...

Henna or Mehndi or Mehendi is the beautiful art of applying patterns or tattoo's usually to the hands or feet. Henna is a completely natural plant that when mixed with water and applied to the hands or feet produces a beautiful reddish-brown stain which lasts about 2-5 weeks depending on how long you are able to leave it on for. So here's some tips below about How to Apply Henna for Beginners...

I am a spice connoisseur and love adding them to my everyday cooking whenever I can. One of my favourite spices that I use widely is garam masala. Garam meaning “hot” and “masala” meaning a mixture of spices. Garam masala is a blend of ground spices commonly used in Indian, Pakistani, Nepalese, Bangladeshi and Afghan cuisines. The composition of garam masala differs across regions and even actually within households. It is common for cooks within...

Phalli Aloo or Green Beans and Potatoes Phalli Aloo is a great classic side dish to ebat alongside meat or other gravy based curry or, if you prefer it can be eaten as a main. It's free of dairy and is fully vegan and even by Indian food standards and this takes an amazingly short amount of time to prepare. Green beans are an amazing source of protein, folate and iron. They also have good amounts of...

India is a land of festivals and each festival has its unique significances and customs associated with it. These festivals reflect the rich cultural heritage of India. The festivals bring celebrations, joy and happiness and a chance to meet and greet our loved ones. Karwa Chauth is a festival where married women (mainly from Hindu communities) keep a fast for their husband's long life.  Women dress in bridal colours (quite often wearing their wedding outfits),...