I had the most enjoyable foodie trip to Switzerland recently where I cooked for 62 guests at a private gathering. The restaurant Johann by Jay is the brain child of chef patron Jay Kumar and he invited his best clients to come and savour the food produced by our joint efforts. It was a fun event and everyone enjoyed my innovative menu. Jay and his team were extremely helpful which made the event a great success. It was such a … Read More
A recent visit to one of the top Indian restaurants in the UK was Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden, right in the heart of London’s theatre land. Every dish I had was a joy; picture postcard presentation, taste, texture and aroma not to mention the unusual ingredients used are totally mind-blowing. I had this watermelon chaat (pictured above) which was super healthy with pomegranate seeds and amaranth with the deeply delicious taste of date chutney and rich, crunchy roasted cashews … Read More
I was invited to the Taste of British Columbia organised by the Government of British Columbia in association with High Commission of Canada at the Aveqia Centre, London EC4. Taste of Canada showcased seafood, fresh produce, high end niche packaged goods and wines. This was a private event with around 125 professionals in the UK food and wine industry attending. Famous Vancouver chef Nathan Fong created and demonstrated various dishes throughout the afternoon, and we were able to sample these … Read More
Great fun at the launch party of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society’s 2017 Summer Show. This year’s Summer Show is on 15th July on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the celebrities attending the launch party were Marke Tilling, the winner of Creme de la Creme Bake off 2016 and Master Chocolatier as well as Bill Buckley, presenter BBC radio Berkshire. Plenty of local artisan producers displayed their produce including chutneys from Mridula’s Kitchen.
I had read about Chef Rohit Ghai and his fabulous creations of contemporary Indian dishes. The unusual sounding name intrigued me as much as the images of the food I had seen. Jamavar is named after a rare and exquisite 16th century shawl from Kashmir. Finally I made it to Jamavar with a friend, and upon entering the restaurant, which had a very pleasant and modern interior and soft lighting, a feature I love in any restaurant, I knew … Read More
Coming Soon I am super excited about my new you tube video series, I welcome any comments on ideas for videos and to start with I will be putting together some exciting content including how to use spices, cooking with superfoods and how to make your food different from everyone elses. Keep an eye out for more!
I will be creating a mini series highlighting the health benefits of a variety of spices and will be creating healthy recipes using those spices. I will also be creating recipes using super-foods like Kale, green tea, broccoli, orange tomatoes etc. So if you are in Borough Market tomorrow keep an eye out for me.
Spiced chutneys from Mridula’s Kitchen will soon be available in deli stores, garden centres and selected food halls in London. Two very successful soft launches in December 2016 with rave reviews were most encouraging. The picture shows only 3 flavours, but there will be 5 available in due course. Exotic marinades, spicy soups, dry spice rubs will be added soon.
After walking around and shopping in Borough Market on Saturday afternoon I popped into the Elliots with my friend who had recommended it.The small, but smart restaurant was buzzing and we were relieved to be able to get a seat. We chose rock oysters and they were delectable just with a squeeze of lemon! They were so fresh that you could almost smell the sea and taste the salty sea water! For our mains we chose stone bass and mallard … Read More
On a Saturday lunchtime I took myself to my favourite market in London; the famous and fabulous Borough Market. I love this place and can never have enough of it. To be able to stroll around the amazing array of fresh produce from artisan bread, local and imported cheese, freshest of the fresh vegetables, some common and some totally unusual. This time of year root vegetables are the jewels of winter and I was delighted to see the fresh,plump and … Read More