Tulip May Issue 2021

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VOL 11 | ISSUE 12 | MAY 2021










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Zubair Ali


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CEO Ansar Ahmed Bilgrami PUBLISHER & EDITOR Esam Ahmed Bilgrami MARKETING HEAD Md. Abdul Rahman MANAGING EDITOR Masooma Fatima COPY EDITOR Jessica David GRAPHIC DESIGNER Peram Srija Reddy CONTRIBUTERS Asna Abdul Haq, Umera Riyaz, Bidisha Barik PHOTOGRAPHER Erigi Narsing Rao SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPER Anupriya Vazir CIRCULATION HEAD Md. Faheem Siddiqui CLIENT SERVICE EXECUTIVE Thakur Pramod Singh ADMINISTRATION Bhavna Sharma PUBLICATION CONSULTANT Raghurama Raju Kalidindi For Advertisements Call : 040- 42407214 / 8121582682 www.tulipmag.com RNI No. APENG/2010/33719 Edited, Printed, Published & Owned by : Esam Ahmed Bilgrami # 3-5-121/E/1/6/2/A, Ramkote, Street No. 3, Haseen Villa, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana And Printed at Caxton Offset Pvt. Ltd. 11-5-416/3,Redhills, Lakdikapool, Hyderabad-500004, Telangana Published at Bilgrami Media Publication. # 1-8-308/2/2, Haseen Plaza, Near Modi Ford Showroom, Begumpet, Hyderabad - 500016. All rights reserved. Republishing in whole or part without written permission is prohibitted. All photographs, unless otherwise indicated, are used for illustrative purpose only. Publisher and Executive Editor’s Note: We make every effort to publish the magazine that is informative, entertaining and free of errors. We regret any omissions or inaccuracies, which are entirely unintentional. Please do bring to our notice any article that may be incorrect, or any photograph erroneously published. Also, we would be pleased to include any article or photograph that warrants our attention. We believe in the spirit of this city and its lively people and do hope our content bring only smiles on our reader’s face. As always, your suggestions are welcome.


CONTENTS On The Cover Mohd Zubair Ali Photographer Charan Pallati Location Fat Pigeon

10.LIFESTYLE Over a Cappuccino with Gopi Byluppala

12.SPECIAL Tulip Picks - Top 10 Standalone Restaurants In Hyderabad! We All Scream For Ice Cream! Quench Your Thirst With The Best Drinks in Hyderabad

31.FASHION The Fashion Of Food!

37.COVER STORY The Gourmet King: Zubair Ali

40.ONLINE Travel into the World of Gastronomy with our Food Bloggers Snack Attack on Instagram

59.FEATURE Yummy in My Tummy Easy Recipes To Bond-Over

73.EXCUSIVE A Sweet Tooth’s Dream So Mangolicious!

85.INTERIIOR Grazing Tables Be The Star Of Gatherings

87.GADGETS 5 Must Have Kitchen Appliances



ear Readers, As the summers are in its full glory and the city experiences an increase in the temperature. We have our stupendous edition of our magazine for all the food lovers. On the cover, we have Mohd Zubair Ali. He is one of the most renowned food bloggers in the city, his stories inspire many upcoming food bloggers. It’s the season of mangoes and we have a list of mango special delicacies that you can find in the city, and some scrumptious mango recipes that you can try at home. Also a few must have kitchen appliances to try out mouth watering recipes of grandma’s food. In Fashion, we have our bloggers wearing food themed fashion, that has hit a comeback from the fashion shows. In this issue, we have featured the best home food and dessert businesses, and some unique food items that you can order through Instagram. We have also compiled the best Indian as well as Western desserts, and everything about table setups and aesthetics. We have our very own food bloggers giving us the most appropriate information on the must tries and best dishes in Hyderabad, we have picked the best cocktails and mocktails served at various lounges across Hyderabad in our special feature article, and if you want to know where you can find the best food during summer, we have you covered with the best restaurants and the best ice creams in Hyderabad to beat the heat. We here at Tulip hope that everyone is staying safe and would like to thank each one of our readers, for their constant love and support.

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Khan MiyaPakka Hyderabadi Food

Khan Miya a Hyderabadi authentic restaurant has opened its doors recently at old city Barrister Assaduddin Owaisi had graced and inaugurated the restaurant. People were seen bonding over the food delicacies and were praising the food. Khan Miya has a 150 seating, luxurious dining space spread over 4500 sq feet of area. They have delicious kebabs, Biryani, Haleem and a very long list of delicious sweets. Come; enjoy their authentic Hyderabadi cuisine with your family and friends. They also have food delivery all over Hyderabad. Address: Opp. Madinah building old city, Inside Maqdoom Big Mall Tel: 63092 63092

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Master Makeup Artist Sandy Celebrates 10 years of Success

Make-up artist and the master of beauty Sandeep Molugu aka (Sandy’s Artistry) recently celebrated 10 years of his work at the majestic Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad. The event was attended by the who’s who of the industry including actors and influencers Sandy has worked with. Actor, influencer, and philanthropist Lakshmi Manchu was the chief guest among other celebrities , all of whom dazzled in creations by ace designer Manish Malhotra. A tastefully made video of Sandy’s 10-yearjourney was also unveiled amidst much applause from everyone present. This was followed by a cake cuVng ceremony and guests were treated to an evening of jazz music, dinner, and drinks. Even the brides Sandy worked with and his friends were a part of this evening. Where: Taj Falaknuma Palace

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| Lifestyle

Over a Cappuccino with

GOPI BYLUPPALA An accidental engineer from Madras University, Gopi Byluppala turned into a successful food entrepreneur with the startup The Culinary Lounge and has worked with around 500 global chefs. He believes in the philosophy of #NeverEatAlone. What is a typical day like in your life? As a startup entrepreneur, I don’t have much to do beyond my work and family. My day starts early with my black coffee, meeting various teams in the first half, have lunch followed by a quick book reading, get my work done, reach home and play with my four-year-old daughter Veeksha and one-yearold son Nikshith, Dinner with mom dad & my wife Swathi, a quick check on work, wrap up the pending tasks, plan the next day and hit the bed. What do you do in your free time? I love to cook for my family and friends, read books, I am a crazy movie buff (No language barrier) and I also love to practice cricket. 10 MAY, 2021 TULIP

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How do you think the food industry is evolving in these tough times of pandemic? These are the most challenging times for everyone out there. We all know 2020 was a bad hit for the hospitality industry. Again, from April 20th, the city is going to be shut during the night. The only way to survive this pandemic is with constant innovation and quick pivot as per conditions. Dark kitchens & home deliveries became the saviour for many traditional restaurant businesses. Startups like us with lean teams have certain flexibility to change the course of action. We quickly added to digital and at-home culinary sessions which helped us to great extent.

What kind of initiatives does the culinary lounge take to promote chefs and cuisines? The Culinary Lounge is a Theatre for Chefs. We work with 500+ chefs across the globe, starting from a tribal chef in rural Telangana to Michelin Star in Bangkok. We map them to various projects based upon their core strengths. We firmly believe that chefs need to have a strong brand for themselves and our Food Media Firm - HandiTalks will help them by providing support for a few who are planning to write their cook-books, generate quality content for their websites and blogs, publish their views in various forums, etc. And when it comes to cuisine, we always strive to take our Indian cuisine global. , The Culinary Lounge is currently working with the Bolivian government to promote a culinary exchange program. We are working with Chef Akbar towards building a unique recipe with quinoa using the traditional Hyderabadi biryani recipe, adapting to the Bolivians tastes and ingredients. We call it The Bolivian Biriyani. This is being launched on their independence day, August 6th 2021, as a gift from India! A few years ago we invited Mehboob Alam Khan, the legendary culinary personality from Hyderabad. This was for a group of 50 CEOs from 500 companies across the globe. They came to The Culinary Lounge for an experience, where Khan Saab introduced the 400-year-old culinary history of Hyderabad while demonstrating the entire intricacy of the process, of how an authentic Hyderabadi biryani is made. From meat selection to choosing each ingredient, to marination and even the aromas of the cooked biryani! Most of them had documented the process and published the same in their local forums. We work with international journalists and bloggers, helping them understand Indian culinary culture and its integrities. How can the regional chefs promote their respective cuisine in Hyderabad? As Prof. Vikas Sha MBE, author of Thought Economics said, “Food is not just one of the basic things needed by all living things for survival (alongside air, water, shelter and habitat); it is nutrition, nature, culture, spirituality, social-good, desideratum, an aesthetic object and art. It is simultaneously the most social and intimate of activities, engaging our senses in a manner rarely achieved by any other aspect of our lives.”Regional cuisines exploration is the future. There is a lot to be discovered and modernized yet in restaurants, the trend has just started. Any chef, who understands the culinary heritage of the particular cuisine can promote the cuisine. They need to generate interesting content in their blogs, podcasts, social media, by sharing their knowledge beyond paneer or biryani recipes.

Rapid Fire

Which is your favorite place in India for food and why? I don’t have any particular favorite places; I just enjoy food as it is supposed to be. Wherever I travel I prefer to eat local food. Early this year I was in Udaipur Taj Lake Palace for 4 days. My interest was only to explore and enjoy Rajasthani and Marwari cuisine; their Laal maas, Dal Bati churma, kachori are delicious.

If you are given a genie and have to make 2 wishes what will you wish? Erase this covid from our lives Should always be happy and make others happy.

What inspires and motivates you? I read a lot of books and I meet many people. These are my two sources of learnings, inspiration I take from. It’s amazing to know everyone has a unique quality that we can learn from and that motivates me. Future plans are very short this time; just survive and help others to survive.

Indian cuisine or Western Cuisine? Indian cuisine, especially Telugu cuisine.

Tell us your relationship with food? For me, food is an expression. It is a Universal Social Lubricant that bonds people. #NeverEatAlone is my philosophy and I have a habit of dining with complete strangers. Till date, I have been lucky to have had 900+ dinners and made fabulous friends over meals. The best one was with a Chinese guy at the London Airport, where he did not even know a word in English, neither did I understand Chinese but it was still the most interesting conversation I’d ever had.

Are you a coffee or a tea person? Big fan of Colombian coffee

If you are left in a supermarket and asked to pick up only 3 things what would you pick? Maggie, Eggs, Chocolates - Not for me, but for my Daughter :) Food or Gym? Both, Eat well and workout hard Your biggest regret? Absolutely no regrets in life :)

- As told to Masooma Fatima

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Tulip Picks Top 10 Standalone Restaurants In Hyderabad! Hyderabad, popularly known as the Land of good food is a City who’s culinary structure is stronger than its medieval structure, a place where peoples love for food is greater than their love for each other. Along with the architecture and ancient bazaars, there are many family restaurants offering age-old secret recipes and serving the best international preparations of food. While the city it is famous for its Mughlai preparations, there are many places providing you with delectable global cuisines as well. When there is so much variety, there’s always a tough competition between restaurants . It’s hard to choose the best amongst the lot because good food is not the only parameter. There’s service, ambiance and vibe - all of them need to be taken into consideration for a great experience. From Irani Chai to Pizza, Kebabs to Desserts and everything in between, scroll down to discover a variety of places handpicked by us for food lovers in Hyderabad.

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By Masooma Fatima


Pariwar’s Have More

When it comes to food majority of times we go by the looks of it and then the review. At times we do come across few gems which might not appeal at the beginning but would turn out to be a total game changer. One such hidden gem in Secudrabad is Have More Restaurant and Bakers. By the looks of it you might not find something extraordinary to step in, but once you do, you won’t regret it even once. The restaurant is well renowned for its mouth watering haleem which is slowly cooked on wood fire and loaded with ghee, cashews and other myriad flavours. The most fascinating part being, it is available all year round, which means you need not wait for the Ramadan season to enjoy this delicacy. Apart from this, their Chilly Fish, Pahadi Chicken, loose prawns, Paneer Malai Tikka are to die for! The flavors are admirable, I not too sweet, not too spicy, just the perfect creamy texture and taste. As they say, Hyderabadi’s meal is never complete without Biryani! The Mutton biryani at Parivars Have More has a unique flavour and character. The meat is very tender with right amount of spices and great balance of rice & meat ratio. The star items on their menu are the Double ka meetha and Khubani ka meetha. For people who enjoy a little less sweetness in their dessert might find it a little sweet for their liking, overall the taste was perfect. If you’re a tea aficionado, dont forget to try the Irani Chai at this restaurant along with their staple Osmani Biscuits. Address: SD Road, Secundrabad Contact: +91 79-47145622

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Ohris Rubaiyat

Ohri’s Rubaiyat is an ode to the rich monarchal culinary history of the northern frontiers and Deccan frontiers. Specializing in Mughlai and Frontier cuisines have always been Rubaiyat’s strengths. It’s décor is intricately created to reminisce the royal forecourts. It is a delectable mélange of traditional culinary style meeting the modern dining concepts. The restaurant showcases it uniqueness not only with its ambience, but also with its food. Talwar Kebab, Lassoni Makhan Praws, Ghee Roast Paneer, Murg Chandi Kebab, Dahi Ke Kebab are some delectable items on the menu that showcase the modern take on traditional cuisine. When at Rubaiyat, one must try the bread parings as recommended by the team. The menu offers taftan best paired with marag, sheermal that is paired with galouti and kakori kebab. Gilafi Kultcha can be relished with Nirhari. The must try out of the menu is the Malai warqi paratha. The desserts served at Rubaiyat, complete your royal dining experience. With desserts such as ‘Smoked Jauze Halwa’, ‘Mulayam Rasmalai’ and the signature ‘ Qubani ka Meetha’ will satiate appetite. Address: Cyber Pearl Building, Hitec City. Contact: 098666 45619

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Biryaniwalla & Co

If you ask me about a place where you can usually sit with your friends over dinner or biryani, Biryaniwalla will be the answer. This place offers fantastic taste with authentic spices and the traditional feel of Hyderabadi food. The place has quickly gained a lot of customers and fans, thanks to its mouthwatering food. It’s the one restaurant you ought to dine at. A small place filled with goodness, you can literally find strands of saffron in the biryani which proves its splendid quality. The long grains of rice with the wholesome spices and the tender juicy meat pieces- what else could a hardcore biryani fan want? Make sure you go there on an empty stomach and let their biryani steal your heart. Grilled chicken, Bheja masala, Gurda fry from and a platter consisting of Pattar ka gosh, grilled chicken (Hyderabadi style), Kebab Platter and chicken 65, Paneer Badami, Sabzi Mohini, Kadhai baby corn are somethings you woudn’t want to miss apart from the Biryani. Any course is incomplete without a heart—warming sweet course. Biryaniwalla brings to you an array of extravagant desserts like Litchi ki Tehri,Gajar ka Halwa, Double ka meetha, Khubani ka meetha etc that are sure to steal your heart. Address: Road no 3, Banjara Hills Contact: 040-66668111

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Chutneys serve one of the most delicious South Indian meals in Hyderabad. The ample seating arrangement, pleasant ambience and the lip-smacking delicacies served in banana leaves have attracted the attention of the visitors over the years. From freshly made breakfast items to elaborate thalis for lunch and dinner, Chutneys is one of the few restaurants in the city that you can visit at any time of the day to relish delicious food. The simple yet flavorful South Indian dishes are the stars of their menu. Guntur Idli, Filtered Coffee, Uttapam, Pesarattu and Ghee Karam Dosa are some of the highly recommended South Indian delicacies that you must try at Chutneys. If you like spicy food, you can always tell them to top your food with Karam Podi. And we’ve saved the best for the last. You can dip, lick and devour six types of chutneys at Chutneys (hence, the name). Coconut, peanut, ginger, mango, and other seasonal chutneys and podis, — you’re gonna fall in love with the flavours. Address: Many branches across Hyderabad. Contact: 078939 48484

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China Bistro

The favourite destination of all Chinese food lovers, China Bistro is one of the few restaurants that not just gained popularity quickly but remained that way too. The ambiance of the restaurant is one of a kind with huge Samurai statues on the outside beckoning you to enter and walls on the inside dedicated to Chinese emperors. China Bistro offers multiple choices of Asian cuisines and gives you a good variety to choose from. Their food made in their land with passion, earthy flavours and a range of local fresh ingredients. The chicken lollipops, sizzling chicken taipei, fire roasted mandarin chicken, red prawn thai curry, fried fish fillet paired with rice and noodles are a few must haves. For desserts, China Bistro has a variety of cut fruits, icecreams and pastries. Address: Jubilee Hills and Kondapur Contact: 022-49422323

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In the city of Hyderabad the ultimate quest for an authentic Ittalitan cuisisne ends at Prego at The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace. Prego is a fun fine dining offering Dinner and it’s signature Bublicuous Brunch makes this place a favourite spot for millennials and corporate gatherings . Though sophisticated, the vibe is informal and here, your appetite for humour is as much a consideration as your palette for good food. With authentic dishes such as Ravioli Fritti, Insalata Caprese to popular dishes such as Quattro Fromaggi, Risoto Carbonara, tiramisu. Prego offers a wide range of authentic Italian dishes. Prego is popular amongst it guests for its unique service approach where the team keeps the mood lite while they pull off a prank or two on its guests. Which one must experience. Prego at The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace offers both in-door and outdoor seating by the poolside. The restaurant also features a live interactive kitchen where guests can interact with the culinary team and can customize a dish or two or even try their hand at rolling out a pizza at the live Pizza counter or toss a pasta. Prego is also now available on platforms such as Marriott on Wheels, Zomato etc. Address: Westin Hyderabad Mindspace. Contact: 040-67676828

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45th Avenue

The house of Karachi Bakery introduces 45th Avenue – a European epicurean Eden for the food bon vivant! The sprawling new space hosts live-baking counters, traditionally handcrafted French desserts and drool-worthy sweet and savory treats from around the globe. Watch freshly kneaded breads being baked, and gourmet chocolate made right before your eyes – and take in the enticing aromas wafting off the ovens as you feast your eyes on an array of baked beauties awaiting their turn to head home with you. if you are watching your weight, they have you covered with a range of keto dessert options too! The only place in Hyderabad for international yeast-free, sour-dough breads made with fresh ingredients like whole-wheat, rye and walnut, 45th Avenue offers a range of glutenfree breads and savories. Walk through 45th Avenue for a trip to tickle the senses or soak in the fragrances as you sip on some hot coffee or chocolate in their chic settings. From some metime and cozy couple coffee-dates to parties and special events, 45th Avenue is the perfect place to mingle – and for tastebuds to tingle! If you’re craving to start your day with a feast, step right into this restaurant that recently introduced a breakfast spread. Their special spread includes a variety of omlettes, croissants, sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, toasts, pancakes,smoothies, choice of cerials and selection of juices. Address: Road No 1, Jubilee Hills. Contact: +91 6309-319090

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Novotel Food Exchange

This restaurant is an all-day dining and social hub for discerning palates. The outlet is characterized by a social and interactive atmosphere with flexible seating options offering indoor casual and poolside outdoor seating. Live kitchens and conversations with the chef make this venue interactive and flamboyant, with an emphasis on freshness, local ingredients and organic produce. With both western and Pan Asian cuisine on the menu, Food Exchange is a modern interpretation of food markets found across the globe and is reminiscent of places where local people in-the-know go to dine. Weekends at this restaurant will leave you craving for more as it offers elaborate buffets with extended Hyderabadi cuisine. Now the same cuisine comes home as Food Exchange has started a specially curated delivery menu available on major delivery platforms and also directly from the restaurant. The trendy yet casual outlet is designed to inspire an atmosphere rich with emotions. The concept of Food Exchange across Novotels is to blend local, regional and international ideas and recipes. Promising to bridge the gap between global and national cuisine, this outlet in Hyderabad brings in varied flavours across the globe so that the guests can taste the best of world cuisine in one place. Address: Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Hitec City. Contact: 040-66067575

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Jamies Pizzeria

Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria is loved for its authentic handstretched Neapolitan pizza dough, delicious drinks and fantastic desserts. Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria is all about simple, honest food, prepared with fresh ingredients, bold flavours and plenty of love. Whether diners are looking for a classic Margherita, or a slice of something more adventurous, the hand-tossed Neapolitan dough delivers every time. From classic toppings to adventurous flavours, this is the ultimate pizza experience. Their traditional, hand-tossed Neapolitan dough is baked to perfection every time. Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria is all about simple, honest food, prepared with fresh ingredients, bold flavours and plenty of love. When it comes to toppings, they respect the classics (we’re looking at you, Margherita), but they’re also not afraid to break the rules with their exciting international flavours, and embrace local tastes, too. So, whether you’re after a slice of adventure or a hunk of comfort, they’ve got you covered. Address: Road No 1, Jubilee Hills Contact: 022-41203440

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We All Scream For Ice-Cream! If love is the universal language, then ice cream has to be the language of universal delight. Ice cream will cure everything from a stubbed toe and exam blues to a bad mood or a breakup. And there are so many places you could get it. If you’re in Hyderabad though, we’ve done some research and gotten you the list of some of the 5 best ice cream parlors in the city that you can visit or order online from!

- By Masooma Fatima

Ice Frost

Located in the heart of the City, Ice Frost is a one of a kind dessert parlour. When you want to slide off the regular ice cream flavor map of strawberry and vanilla and the likes, head straight to Ice Frost to check out their Bingsu icecream. Ice Frost is one of the first ones to introduce Bingsu- Korean Shaved Icecream to Hyderabad. It is made from fine flavoured shaved ice with topping ingredients that may include fruits, chocolates, Ice Cream or anything else. Some of the popular Bingsu variations include fruity flavours topped with freshly cut fruits like the Kiwi Bingsu, Strawberry Bingsu and Chocolate flavours topped with chocolate syrup like the Ferrero Rocher Bingsu. Apart from these, they also have an array of other dessert options like the Gelato Pinini, Waffles, mini pancakes, milkshakes and coolers for you to choose from! Address: Old Mla Quarters, Hyderguda. Instagram: @icefrost.hyd

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Cream Stone

Cream Stone doesn't need an introduction when it comes to their stone concept ice creams. One of the leading ice cream brands and favourite among all ages. They serve the highest quality premium ice cream blends, homemade waffle bowls & cones, innovative recipes, a wide range of mix-ins. Address: Various branches across Hyd. Instagram: @creamstone


Searching for delicious Ice creams to devour without getting fat? You should have OBVSLY Gelato on your favorite ice cream brand list by default! OBVSLY gelatos are traditional Italian Gelatos but with a twist; they are stevia based naturally extracted from plants and great for the gut. They expertise in the niche Low Calorie, Low Carbohydrate, Low Fat, High Protein and Low sugar without having to compromise on the taste and texture. These Ice-creams come in 6 flavoursMadagascar Cocoa, Roasted Almond, Strawberry, Ferrero, Vanilla & Salted Caramel that are pretty much symbolising the town with their unmatched taste. Order from: www.obvslygelato.com, Swiggy, Zomato, Q Mart. Instagram: @obvslygelato TULIP - MAY, 2021 23


My Froyo Land

Gourmet aficionados in Hyderabad can now satisfy their sweet tooth with the healthy, swirly goodness of Frozen yogurt. Imagine taking a trip down Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and creating your own mix of swirly goodness- that is exactly what MyFroyoLand is all about. At MyFroyoLand stores you can customise your cup any way you like. Fill your cup with any mix from their wide variety of flavors that include Cake batter, Chocolate Cupcake, Peach sorbet, Blueberry, Cheesecake etc. Address: Road no 36, Jubilee Hills Instagram: @myfroyolandhyderabad

Huber & Holly

Huber & Holly started its journey with the vision to provide the best freshly churned ice cream with fresh and wholesome ingredients. The Chocolate Factory, Ultimate Hazelnut Chocolate, Strawberry Lychee, Berry Berry, Fruit Basket, Freshly Churned Mango and Charcoal Lychee Ice Cream are some of the sinful flavours of ice cream that you must try! Address: Banjara Hills, Himayathnagar, Secundrabad. Instagram: @huberandholly 24 MAY, 2021 TULIP


Quench Your Thirst With The Best Drinks In Hyderabad Hyderabad has a Vibrant and Lively nightlife. There are many pubs in Hyderabad that are open till the wee hours, nightlife in Hyderabad has its own unique charm. The city comes alive with music, parties, dancing and more. Hyderabad nightclubs have made their place alongside Mumbai and Bangalore, for an exciting night dancing to vibrant music with a wonderful ambience, booze and music, we have a few safest and best party places in the city. If you want to experience the best of Hyderabad’s nightlife apart from it’s heritage and history, then here is a list of some of the most happening pubs with the best of the drinks for you to dance your night away: -By Ruchi Rai Sohni TULIP - MAY, 2021 25



15, 115, Road Number 10, Sravanthi Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Number: 092495 99999


Sunburn Superclub has beautifully made mocktails which need lots of attention in getting them perfected, The Madras Cooler, a fresh mocktail with a combination of curry leaves, pineapple juice, lemon juice with the right mix of sugar syrup. It was not only a feast for the eyes but also for the tastebuds.


Their bar menu is versatile with delicious cocktails and insane concoctions, let me introduce you to this refreshing drink called Touchwood, it has an amazing combination of earl grey tea, rosemary and ginger blended with gin. The barman has brought the best out of him with this luscious drink.

FRAT HOUSE 2nd Floor, SLN Terminus, Jayabheri Enclave, Gachibowli, Hyderabad Number: 091210 41007


Their bar tenders have come up with some amazing drinks that not just look fancy but are also very soothing and refreshing. One such all time favourite mocktail is Blue Lagoon. Comprising blue syrup, lemon juice, sugar syrup and topped with cranberry juice and soda. This eye catching and very soothing drink is a bit sweet and sour to taste.


If you are looking for something different from your martinis and margaritas, Frat House knows how to make its drinks right. Their super fusion drink, Red Velvet is a Rum based cocktail, mixed with cheese cake syrup, cranberry reduction, vanilla milk and wafers. If you like your drinks to be more towards the sweeter side, this is the one for you. 26 MAY, 2021 TULIP


FAT PIGEON Plot 1335/A, Road 45, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Number: 091006 66101


The bar tender creates interesting mocktails that will entice your taste buds and refresh your senses. Their Lychee Lure mocktail is prepared with freshly made lychee juice, cardamom syrup, holy basil and lime. It has a tangy sweetness from lychee juice and just that hint of spice from the cardamom is a must try from this place.


Fat Pigeon has a fresh fruit cocktail menu which serves seasonal fruit-based drinks. Their Fat’s Hot Magic which is a vodka-based cocktail, well mixed with fresh raw mango juice, spicy salt and sweet and sour served in a glass rimmed with masala salt and raw mango, is the best drink for summer and does total justice to its name. This drink tastes best with a bite of the raw mango and the hot magic of masala salt rimmed to the glass.


Near Hitex Exhibition Center, Izzatnagar, Hitech City, Hyderabad Number: 093915 33333


Block 22 brings the concoction of exotic ingredients to create the perfect voyage for the connoisseur who wants to experience something away from the ordinary. The Café Royal is a vodka based cocktail giving it a twist with Coffee syrup and Hazelnut syrup.


Cherry Creek is a gin based cocktail with a perfect blend of cherry juice, raspberry purée, rose syrup, Celery, Rosemary, lemon juice and topped with cranberry. A strive to indulge in the craft of cocktails is not what’s on the table but it’s a testimony of the artistic blend and mixology at block 22.

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BY THE BOTTLE 1217/A, Road 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Number: 091009 20231


For all the non-alcoholics, this beautiful Nimbu Pani Mojito from By the Bottle is a refreshing blend of mint and lemon with a perfect mixture of mojito syrup, sprite and sugar for a sweet taste.


The fruity and boozy, Mixed Fruit Sangria at By the Bottle is the perfect drink for these hot summers. This wine based Sangria is a sweet cocktail prepared using red wine, cognac, mixed cut fruits and a combination of orange and cranberry juice.


Near Sirisha Reddy Boutique, Road 59, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Number: 9026466666


This delicious and refreshing Watermelon Mint Cooler is the perfect drink for summers and has a combination of different flavors. The fresh mint and sweet and sour mix blends perfectly with sweet peach syrup, juicy watermelon and a tangy twist of cranberry, topped with soda. The watermelon chunks make it even more refreshing.


They serve a wide range of exquisite seasonal cocktails with a real emphasis on quality, in picture is Blue Burn, a rum based cocktail mixed with litchi juice, blue curaco, lime juice with pomegranate and topped with a flaming half lime. The alcohol gives a strong taste to the drink while the pomegranate soothes it out. 28 MAY, 2021 TULIP



Plot 566, 3rd Floor, Road 92, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Number: 6309333983


Blue Block Club has a great range of refreshing mocktails. One of their best mocktails is the BBC Buster, this drink is a combination of pineapple giving a sweet taste with lime and salt giving a tangy punch at the end and garnished with a slice of pineapple.


This place serves a variety of innovative cocktails, their drinks show that the bar crew knows how to make the perfect drinks with a blend of flavors. Their sweet tart cocktail was pleasing to the eye and had the perfect taste of alcohol blended in. It was a fruity and citrusy twist to the classic cosmopolitan.


Near Blue Cross, Road 35, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Number: 091000 69891


This signature cocktails at Tabula Rasa are not just aesthetically appealing but have a fantastic balance of flavors. They have a special cocktail for the ones who love shots, The Spiced Kerouac is a martini with a strawberry infused tequila shot, first you take the shot and then sip on the martini.


Tabula Rasa has a good variety of cocktails to offer, their signature infused cocktails are a must try. One of them is The Wake Up Bomb, this is prepared with vodka which is infused with coffee beans for a day or two, coffee flavored liquor called Kahlua and Chocolate Syrup. Once you take a sip, you get a chocolatey flavor and slips down with the vodka touch. TULIP - MAY, 2021 29


ZERO40 271-A, Road 10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Number:7337540040


Zero40 has a tropical menu to indulge you into the treasure of Flavors. The Letch is one of their best mocktails that bring out a twist in the sweet floral note of the Litchi fruit. This mocktail is a combination of Litchi, Cranberry, lime and mint.


Every drink here has a unique taste to it, the bartender here makes wonderful combinations of drinks. The Spicy-Sweet Margarita cocktail, is where sweet and sour come together the way you would never imagine in this Tequila based drink.


Plot 644, Road 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Number: 70322 84293


Repete Brewery has a wide variety of drinks, they have a refreshing flavor and are presented beautifully. The Guava Explosion is a fresh mocktail with a combination of sweet guava juice, tabasco sauce, salt and lime juice to give a tangy yet spicy taste from the peppers in Tabasco.


Along with acing classic cocktails, Repete Brewery has innovative drinks. One of them is the Bullfrog, it has a combination of vodka, rum and gin, perfectly bended with blue curacao and sour mix, topped off with red bull.

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The Fashion Of Food!


‘You are what you eat’, a phrase everyone has heard of but let us change that to “You are what you wear”. Food has always been a great source of inspiration for fashion in different ways. Many designers have been using food themed fashion for their outfits, accessories and bags collection at the fashion shows with fruit and vegetable prints and fast food inspired designs, the reason behind this is to represent the relation between fast food and fast fashion, how they are loved by all and never forgotten. So, if you want to show what you like through your fashion and want to bring in the food themed fashion to your wardrobe, we have all that you need to know here. We have brought together all the food themed fashion outfits and accessories that have been showcased in the fashion shows and our Hyderabadi bloggers rocking the look for you. -By Ruchi Rai Sohni

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Dolce & Gabbana’s collection which was themed “Queen of Hearts”, the spotlight was clearly a feast of food prints and accessories. The eggplants, carrots, oranges and cabbages which you find at a market inspired the oversize print that decorated fit and flare dresses and midriff baring bra tops and full skirts. Their outfits were covered with different prints of cabbages, snap peas, cookies, soup cans and cannolis, with accessories like eggplant and carrot earrings. Even the bags were food themed and contained a healthy bunch of greens.



Moschino’s collection for the Milan Fashion Week represented fast food through fast fashion, their clothing and accessories were inspired by McDonald’s along with other food brands such as Hershey’s and Fruit Loops. Moschino collection for the show was inspired by food, from their clothes to accessories and bags. Their outfits were themed red and yellow to go with their accessories and bags which were in the form of McDonald’s happy meal boxes, milkshake and fries.


At Chromat, the colors of the outfits in the collection were on the “flaming hot” spectrum of Cheetos, as the clothes were designed with a special snack pocket for an actual bag. Models wore Cheetos, and ate them during their catwalk.



Hindmarch followed a food theme for her collection of handbags, totes and clutches that were inspired by vintage cereal boxes that is the iconic Kellogg’s cockerel, Kellogg’s Coco Pops Monkey, and Tony the tiger from Kellogg’s Frosties. Other bags had McVities biscuits attached to them, along with Bourbon and Custard Cream golden evening bags.



Rohesh (@rohesh_n)

“Watermelon prints are very summery and brings that zest and a fun element to the entire look. These prints along with other tropical prints are just a perfect look for summer. The idea behind this look is to keep it very casual, sporting a very bright uber street style summer look. Food themed fashion on clothes is currently a very trendy unisex fashion and it is definitely here to stay for longer.”



“Fashion and food always go together. Prints always depict one’s mood. Over here me wearing a popcorn printed shimmer tee signifies- Casual but Fancy. The same way a lot of dresses have cute avocado prints on them, berry prints have always been there. For casual cool summer dresses watermelon print has always been really chic. How can we forget Coca Cola printed tees that signify vintage style!”



“Literally when your Outfit Screams for Ice Cream!” It’s summer and all about fun prints, and who doesn’t need an ice cream to cool off? This super cute Ice cream embroidered bodysuit is the perfect summer top with a cute denim skirt! Food themed Fashion is back and what better time to style them than in summers!”

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“They say “You are what you wear”” well I am definitely nothing like the fruits that I am wearing, but my personality hits every letter of it. COLOURFULboth, my life as well as my charm. The reason why I am wearing this outfit, is because I am more inclined towards trying experimental things, and I feel food prints can never run out of fashion!”



“I am not a foodie but I still like food inspired fashion majorly for its relatability. Imagine walking down the road and someone says, hey us that a Nutella print. For me, these are also more of a conversation starter. Sometimes these are nicer to wear compared to the regular prints as well, solely for the fact that it is unique in its own way!”

Ramya Pasupuleti


“Summer is here and halter necks have always been in fashion, I wanted to wear something really cute as well as much in trend so I went with this super cute strawberry halter neck top, I thought why not pair it up with a red skirt to match those strawberries. Anything floral and printed are go to summer outfits so I chose this outfit.”

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Ishna (@ishnarawlani)

“I bought this sweatshirt from H&M where I was in the whole phase of wearing cute food inspired Outfits. This Pepsi one looked super cool with blue denims, I love how so many new clothing brands get inspired by their favourite food items. The recent one I fell in love with was Cheetos inspired clothes. Since I am a foodie and a fashion blogger, I did both here”



“I really like wearing fun quirky sweatshirts! Like the one in the picture, I’m a huge fan of sodas and Pepsi is one of my favourite drinks so it was a perfect match when I found this sweatshirt! It’s a super chill casual yet cool look. Also, these days it’s trendy to be a walking ad of your favourite soft drink, you might see a lot of people in these Coca-Cola/Pepsi tees which are vintage and young millennials love to express their liking and choices through their clothing!”



“I like my Jewellery to tell a story and to be able to talk about what I am wearing. Being a foodie, I look everything related to food. Couldn’t stop myself from pairing this trending food sign accessories. Paired this lemon locket with a plain outfit to highlight the locket.”

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COVER STORY | Popularly known as Mr. HFD, Zubair is a true foodie by heart who seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger. Formerly a hotel management graduate , who also holds an extensive experience in the demanding retail sector and now a full time food expert- Zubair definitely is a Jack of all trades! He talks to us about his incredible 10 year journey, his ardent interest in food and photography and also shares some valuable reviews of best food joints in Hyderabad.

The Gourmet King: ZUBAIR ALI

Instagram: @hyderabad.food.dairies

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What was the driving force behind you starting food blogging? I wanted to showcase the beauty of food and beverage industry of Hyderabad. That was my whole purpose of starting food blogging. I never had the intentions or plans of becoming an influencer. There is so much to this beautiful city than just biryani. We have world class clubs, restaurants, cafes, lounges & street food too. I wanted to show all this to the people of Hyderabad through my blog. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? I usually don’t keep long term goals. I believe in living one day at a time. But for the answer’s sake, I would love to see myself representing Hyderabad at an international level with regards to either food or food blogging. How do you think has the pandemic impacted the gourmet sector? Oh! It has impacted in a very disastrous way. The whole food and beverage industry is bleeding bad. We thought 2020 was the worst year of history. It took a lot of efforts and time to revive the food industry after 2020. And now after few months we are back to square. 2021 is proving to be more dangerous. I just hope and pray that things get back to normal and the gourmet sector comes back to life. Three things you love about your profession? Eating food, exploring new places and socialising with people. All these three go hand in hand. It’s a great feeling when you connect with people over food. I have met people as strangers over food sessions and now they have become more like a family. That’s the positive impact food leaves on you. Any suggestions for upcoming food bloggers? I’ll put it in simple words for everyone to understand. Food blogging is like any other profession. If you want a job in a particular field you should be a qualified candidate. Food blogging is also same. Build your profile first, upload good content, learn about food & its origins. Master the skill of writing a detailed food review. Build a follower base & Be consistent. These are some of the suggestions that upcoming bloggers should follow. Things will automatically fall into places.

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If not a food blogger, what would your alternative career option be? I would have been a happy retailer or a motivational speaker. I get a lot of messages from my followers saying that I inspire and motivate them in one or the other way. I am glad that I am able to do that. What element of your work do you enjoy the most? There’s not just one but multiple elements I would say. Delicious food, grabbing knowledge about different cuisines, bonding with people who loves food, interacting with industry experts etc. But if you ask me to pick any one, it has to be eating food ! My whole world resolves around food.

In Frame- Mohd Zubair Ali Photographer- Charan Pallati Location- Fat Pigeon

10 years in this field! How has the journey been so far? A BLESSED ONE I would say. As I said I never had the intention of becoming a famous influencer. All I wanted to do was explore places and pass on the information to the public of Hyderabad. I kept doing that every single day and from a hobby it become a responsibility. A responsibility which I enjoy and cherish daily. It’s been a fruitful journey. From no one to the best Blogger of Hyderabad, 50+ media articles, 6 awards, guest speaker at multiple media events & colleges and many more. It’s an amazing feeling to touch base so many people through an online platform. Connecting with my followers was the best part of my Journey. The amount of love, respect and trust they show in Hyderabad Food Diaries is just unbelievable.

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Travel into the world of gastronomy with our Food bloggers Hyderabad attracts many tourist because of it’s highly rated and finger licking food! There are a few dishes which are absolutely impossible to miss out on and that will never fail to amaze you. The first thing anyone can think of when someone mentions Hyderabad is Biryani, apart from the specialties of Hyderabad, there are exquisite dishes to discover and indulge in. The city offers an endless choice in food from Mughlai, European, Turkish, Afghani, Chinese to street food. With the variety of food, we have our very own Food blogging community to help us with experiencing it all. Giving us the most appropriate information on the must tries and the best dishes in Hyderabad. Food bloggers share recipes, or experiment food, give reviews to restaurants for their quality of food and share some great pictures of the dishes. With many restaurants opening up in the city, people are always confused about the right place to visit or which cuisines to have. The most popular Hyderabadi dishes, Chinese, the authentic Telugu food or the other cuisines, you can witness it all with the food bloggers of Hyderabad. Here is a list of Hyderabad Food bloggers who are helping out people make their choice with food and restaurants: 40 MAY, 2021 TULIP

-By Ruchi Rai Sohni


Rameez Siddiqui (@thehydfoodblog)

“The best part about Food blogging in Hyderabad is the people. The audience we have in our city is extremely friendly and almost everyone living in Hyderabad is crazy about food. Same goes for the restaurant owners in the city who are passionate in preparing new dishes and reinvigorating taste. The love our people give us is outstanding.

Hyderabad is a great place if you are a food lover. You can find almost every cuisine here and at affordable rates to compared to other cities. While Irani Chai and Biryani put Hyderabad on the Global map, the hidden gems like Nahari, Kababs and Cheese Dosas keep us locals busy!! Also it is interesting that Hyderabadis create their own version of every dish - You have Hyderabadi Pizza (available in every bakery), Hyderabadi Shawarma, and now Hyderabadi Chinese food as well!”

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Javed Mohammed (@thefoodglanzer)

“The term blog was coined when writers started posting their journals on the internet. When the foodies joined this bandwagon, they were termed food bloggers. Unfortunately, this term has become the primary title of anyone who writes, clicks, or posts about food. I never liked being called a food blogger, because first of all, I don’t have a blog. Second, my love and passion for food doesn’t fit in the title. I am just a foodie and it encompasses much more than blogging, clicking, and posting. My passion is not limited to food. I am a lover of food and the culture of Hyderabad. Hyderabad has a rich heritage and a diverse culture. That’s what makes me love what I do. Living this beautiful culture and exploring its great food is my passion. The mighty Hyderabadi Biryani, the beautiful South Indian breakfast, and the never-ending streetside mouth waterers strike a connection with people they cannot get rid of, and if you visit Hyderabad in the holy month of Ramzan, it’s like love at first sight! My journey of food started way before social media was born. Going around finding new things to eat was my favorite pastime as a teenager. Living in Secunderabad and going all the way to Charminar just to have Irani Chai at Shehran hotel was a norm back then. From Irani cafes, roadside kebab stalls to today’s vibrant fine dine industry, I have seen Hyderabad’s food culture evolve multiple times. And it has grown the fastest in the last 10 years. From the rise of Chinese cuisine to the invasion of Western QSR brands, to the popularity of Arabian cuisine, I have adapted to all the new forms of the city’s food scene. But my heart lies in my roots. My first love is and will always be Hyderabadi food. The most beautiful thing about Hyderabadi cuisine is adaptability. We embrace food from any part of the world and make it our own by adding our flavours to it. The most popular dishes of Hyderabad like Biryani, Haleem, and Chai were brought from Iran and Arab but were decorated with Hyderabadi flavours and presented in Hyderabadi style which gave these foreign dishes the stardom they never got in their hometown. That’s about my love for Hyderabadi food and its great culture. No matter how fast the technology grows and regardless of how the pandemic changes the world, the spirit of adaptability, hospitality, and the language of love in food will always keep Hyderabad bustling with people. “Mere Sheher Ku Logaan Suun Mamoor Kar, Rakhya Jyun Tu Dariya Me Mann Ya Samee”. Fill my city with people, just like you’ve filled the ocean with fish, O Almighty Apparent and obvious, this couplet by the founder of Hyderabad Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah is the force behind the ever shining and undying spirit of Hyderabad.”

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Sanika Samant (@thegastronomical affair)

“The Gastronomical Affair is the result of 2 passion driven Speech therapists who came together, thanks to our love for food. Setting out to explore, what the world has to offer. My food blogging journey started in 2012 in Mumbai where I wrote about my food experiences on Burrp and Zomato. My blog partner Yaashna Rajani, and I setup the Gastronomical Affair in 2014 on Instagram and also wrote blogs on our website back then.

Being born and brought up in Mumbai, my taste buds were accustomed to the coastal flavours. However, in 2018, I got married and moved to Hyderabad but the Mumbaikar in me could never understand the Biryani craze that these Hyderabadis had. It took me a while to fit in, but, after exploring various types of Biryanis, it ended up growing on me. And today I do consider myself to be a true Hyderabadi.”

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Yash Kumar Singh (@the.gastrophile)

“Having spent over ten years being a food blogger in various cities around the country, I can proudly say that I found Hyderabad to be my true calling. Be it the cultural heritage or a kind, embracing community, the city truly has been promising for me since day one. From starting my Instagram page here in this city to meeting accomplished business owners and culinary enthusiasts, overall it was a wonderful opportunity to learn from some incredible sources. And it’s not just about the people! The food in the city is an eclectic melting pot of regional influences from neighbouring states while having a royal Nizami lineage from the older times. Being in the business of exploring the past of such dishes and bringing in that fresh perspective of their origin, I truly have the ride of my life when rediscovering those delicious Shikampuri kebabs and the exotic Nihari Paya on the bustling streets of Charminar.

With an unprecedented surge in new restaurants, pubs, and cafés popping up, the city of Nizams is slowly getting on competing grounds with food capitals of the country like Delhi and Mumbai which also makes it the perfect time to test the waters. Exploring new places and garnering insights about the diverse cuisines on offer has never been easier which truly makes the place worthwhile for bloggers like me!”

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Sanchay Gumidelli (@hyderabad foodexplorer)

“Why I like being a food blogger from Hyderabad? When I first thought I’d get into food blogging, it was because of my background, I am a culinary graduate so that was the first major point to get into this field. Though it’s not a Full time thing I give it a lot of time to explore, know about food, photography etc. The best part about the Hyderabad food community is the bonding we have, it’s much more than meeting over food, giving a constructive feedback to the restaurant but more about sharing knowledge and getting ourselves better too.

To be frank there’s no hatred kind of feeling in most of the bloggers here, everyone has their own identity and style of work. My major goal has always been to provide a fair constructive feedback to a restaurant, be it good or bad, but eventually that’s how they get to know where they’ve got to improve. I always strive on this point to every restaurant, treat everyone equally, every customer is a influencer , every positive word of mouth is a form of positive marketing. Providing top quality food only when influencers or bloggers come in and then serving something else to your potential customers wouldn’t help you in a longer run.”

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Vasanthi Singampalli (@tastydrips)

“Hyderabad has been considered as the best city to live in India, according to the Times Of India. They say once a Hyderabadi always a Hyderabadi! You fall in love with this place once you start living here and it’s almost difficult to leave, and even if you do, you’re definitely bound to come back, as if it’s magnetic! I am a huge food fanatic, involving myself in exploring new places and try a lot of dishes. Being a food lover, I find Hyderabad as one of the best places to blog in. One of the biggest factors that give a city its identity is its cuisine, and Hyderabad has a pretty evolved one. Its cuisine has been heavily influenced by its time under various Muslim sultanates, and its flagship dish is unarguably the Hyderabadi biryani. The city has even more cuisines to offer, such as North Indian, Italian, Pan-Asian, Turkish, South Indian cuisine and even more. Swanky restaurants, delicious street food, and experimental dishes in quirky settings all contribute to Hyderabad’s constantly evolving, global cuisine.

We may still not have the geo-tagging for biryani, but we are the city known for the best grub in the country. From a high tea for around Rs 4,000 upwards at Taj Falaknuma to a cutting chai for Rs 4, everything in between is available in the city. Surprisingly, even the latter is tasty and fulfilling. That’s to say you can get a traditional full English Breakfast as well- just head to a cafe or gastro-pub for your taste of British cuisine. Also, Hyderabad’s nightlife is super exciting, with the best nightclub and pubs in the city. Alright, fine! We were a little late to the microbrewery party! A lot of other cities did get their microbreweries up and running ages ago. And yet, like everything else, we make our mark even if we are late. They popped up like mushrooms in the city and are thriving with the love that Hyderabadis have showered over brewed beer. I am exploring different restaurants or food joints in Hyderabad and showcasing them on my page. You can take a look and get to know about great places to eat in Hyderabad.” 46 MAY, 2021 TULIP


Sneha Pujari (@guzzle withsneha)

“If you ask me that one thing which can set up my mood and cheer me up is food. I began this journey in 2019 when I was graduate student and you know how college life is, not even a single day we missed bunking classes to go eat something. That’s when I was encouraged and influenced by my friends to start blogging. In the beginning I was very skeptical about the whole idea. Being a food blogger in Hyderabad you get to try and explore wide range of food from different cuisine. Hyderabad is a food-hub offering everything from a basic street food to high class fancy food experience. Although Hyderabad has a lot of food to offer be it Asian, Chinese, continental, North Indian etc but the authentic Hyderabadi food always stands out. Hyderabadi food is rich and exotic and has a combination of Arabic, Mughal and Turkish cuisines. From biryani to kebabs to sweet dishes, the royal Hyderabadi cuisine has it all. You can’t talk about biryanis without mentioning the Hyderabadi Biryani. Cooked with either mutton or chicken, this recipe is the stairway to heaven. Believe it or not, this dish is such a favourite that people don’t mind having it for breakfast, lunch or dinner! I can’t name it all but Hyderabadi food no doubt can win anyone’s heart.”

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Ritwika Nandini Dash (@rasgulla___)

“I am a drug safety specialist by profession and a digital creator by passion who is a big time foodie! Food is an art and I want to be an artist by knowing more and more about it, so I keep on exploring all the options in town. Let it be any new cuisine, dish, place, or an old age lost dish/ recipe, I love trying it out and writing about it on Instagram to let the people in town know about it. ‘Hyderabad’, the gastronomical city, where all the foodies dwell have always been very supportive and have encouraged me for writing and sharing more on food by showering their immense love through many means.

This city, every single day offers new places to explore, and that is what keeps me excited. The exploration options are vast in both the twin cities, and its been almost 2 years & I am still not done exploring them.”

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Durfshan Wani (@cent_ percent_foodie)

“The content of a blog determines how a blogger delivers value to the audience! I would say I am lucky to be exploring food in Hyderabad because the city gives you a huge platform. Not only does it give me an opportunity to explore and promote food from different regions, it also hosts a large number of events, awards, features that give me and other enthusiasts a sense of encouragement to continue doing more.

The city has a lot to offer from thousands of restaurants, gastropubs, roof top eateries to themed cafes and clubs. Adding to this, the historic monuments, archeological ruins, tombs & forts make it all even more magical! The flavoursome Hyderabadi cuisine, the tender meaty dishes, options for food from all over the globe, the culture and the heritage; Hyderabad has it all!”

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Syed Aamir Ahmed (@aamir_ foodietraveler)

“Food blogging in Hyderabad is even more interesting as Hyderabad is known for its Traditional and landmark dish Biryani and here every Restaurant has its own style of Biryani . Apart from Hyderabadi and Mughlai Cuisine Hyderabad always welcomes New cuisines and Restaurants And also the best part is covering the street food at Old city and around Charminar , there are many hidden gems Food blogging in Hyderabad is different unlike other cities because here we have Bloggers from all across India , and Restaurants here welcome everyone irrespective of there city . Day by day there are new Bloggers and new talent coming up so it becomes even more challenging to present the Food posts ( photography + content) in a unique way . I started my YouTube Channel ( Aamir Thefoodietraveler) where I make Vlogs on restaurants reviews and a few dishes me and my wife cook at home. Giving it a Hyderabadi touch by making the videos in Authentic Hyderabadi Hindi my channel reached 40,000+ Subscribers in just 15 months were people enjoyed the audio and Got to know about new places in Hyderabad. As the digital marketing is trending now, the street food vendors are encouraging Bloggers to promote their business. So if people with genuine love for food want to make there passion for blogging then Hyderabad city is always there to welcome you.”

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Deepak Belel (@food engineeringg)

“I want to start saying that ‘I AM NOT A FOOD BLOGGER’ yes you read that right. I don’t call myself a blogger, I am a food critic I write reviews, share feedbacks to the management and recommend places to my audience. Hyderabad is a growing platform for food trends and people are ready to adapt. Hyderabad is a place where you find tons of spices in every dish, even in CHAI. However when it comes to Hyderabad, Biryani is what comes in one’s mind, no matter what the occasion is. People here love to eat and they’re proud of it, not only Hyderabadi food but also south Indian. Talking about food, the best time to explore and experience food in Hyderabad is in the month of Ramadan. Charminar and other areas in old city are filled with street food and Dessert. You name it and they have it!

Starting from Chai, Snacks, Maincourse and Desserts. People here wait for Ramadan only to have Haleem and not to forget the Pathar Ka Ghosht, Maragh, Tala Hua Gosh and the list goes on. The best way to experience the food here is to visit Hyderabad in Ramadan and taste it yourself. There’s just never ending love for Food here.”

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Shreshth Malhotra (@thenomadic foodgrammar)

“Being a big time foodie, I really like the fact that Hyderabad is presently accepting a wide range of cuisines which are humming the whole way across the city. I have no doubt in saying that there is more to Hyderabadi food than just Biryani, Haleem and Irani Chai. In addition, there is immense joy in experiencing alternatives for persuasive cooking. More importantly, the passion for food has been shaped over eras with so many diverse communities coming together. The city addresses a perfect world, with cooking styles for pretty much every sense of taste. Regardless of whether they are street food discoveries or a hint of Persian and Turkish influence with an Indian twist, this is the place to be.

Whether it is a high-end gourmet restaurant or a small, cozy, easy-going food joint, you will get it all over here. Foodies are spoilt for decision in Hyderabad as there are unlimited restaurants for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian lovers. Name the cuisine that you adore, and you are destined to find some place in the nook and corner of Hyderabad. There are numerous bistros, eateries, takeaway spots serving Indian, Arabic, Pan Asian and Turkish food to give some examples. Regardless of what your identity is, or what you do, Hyderabad will accept you with open arms, take you in and surprisingly let you be yourself. The people over here appreciate different cultures more without anyone even having to say anything. I feel that Hyderabad has given me an opportunity to connect with some really talented bunch of individuals who are passionate and at the very same time associated with each other through one common link – FOOD!” 52 MAY, 2021 TULIP


Shaik Shoiab (@foodand bikes)

“Food blogging is an art which requires a lot of hardwork and dedication. One need not be an expert but the love for food and seriousness is enough to push one self. As a food lover and an explorer to new tastes, my intention of starting FoodandBikes was to inspire, teach and engage with people through my content. As an Influencer, I wanted to share my experience through pictures and words and to improve people’s culinary experience. Learning is a lifelong process and what better than sharing our knowledge through social media. When we talk about food, how can we not talk about this place which is taking food scenes to another level and becoming a favourite city for all food lovers, Hyderabad, City of Pearls is indeed heaven for foodies. Therefore, I believe that the Hyderabad has the best food in the country!

Place like Hyderabad gives you lot of opportunity and knowledge as we have so many types of cuisines which can be covered and when you feel like you have covered almost everything, you will get to know about something new opened in the same lane. People from different places come and settle in, representing unique blend of cuisines. Not only does the city have an amalgamation of different cultures, but lot of cuisines have been adopted and transformed into something unique and more visually appealing. Thus the evolving trend across cuisines making the dining experience even more memorable. Food served and prepared here is a mixture of many spices but the secret ingredient is love and hospitality. Hyderabad accepts everyone and everything with open arms. From street food to fine dining, Hyderabad has it all. That’s the beauty of Our Hyderabad!”

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Srushty Ladegaam (@hyderabadfoodtrip)

“One of the reasons why I love the food scenario in Hyderabad the most is it’s versatility. It is an amalgamation of different cultures and cuisines. When people think of Hyderabad, the first thing that comes to their mind is biryani. But there is so much more. We have food from all over Telangana, Andhra, Nizami and a little from Maharashtra, karnataka and Tamilnadu. As agriculture is the prevalent occupation of the state - jonna rotte (jowar roti), Ragi ambali(Ragi porridge), natu kodi pulusu are the most famous dishes amongst the many villages, towns of Telangana. Andhra meals, thalis and pulao are also popular and significant. We are one of the most recognized places in the country for tiffins. South Indian tiffin eateries like dosa bandis, are all over the place and many of them stay open late at night and few others even stay open for 24hours.

And coming to the Asli hyderabadi khana - we have biryani obviously and there is so much more like - kebabs, haleem, chai, osmania biscuits and the best part is the Hyderabadi breakfast. I love starting my day with malai paya, nihari, kheema, bheja and Irani chai. When I started blogging, the only thing I had in my mind was to try and explore more of the regional delicacies from our state and others too. Every region in Telangana has something different to offer. I have had the opportunity to try so many of them and document it through my blog and my Instagram. This journey made me realize that there is so much more to food than it looks and it’s taking me to places. I have discovered my love for cooking and I cannot wait to explore and educate myself about more cuisines and delicacies across the country.”

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Snack Attack On Instagram Its no secret that the pandemic has created a penchant for snacking, and boy do snack brands across the country know how to make the most out of this- especially on social media! Whether it's the beautiful packaging that catches your eye or the scrumptious variety, Instagram is becoming the place for companies to sell their brand. If you’re tired of munching on the usual supermarket snacks and are in the mood to savour some new flavours, hit up these 7 brands listed below ASAP. We promise, you wont be disappointed!

Baska Foods

There's nothing more comforting than a handmade snack that takes you back to your unforgotten taste of those childhood days and Baska does exactly that! At Baska, they approach food the way grandmothers did - with love, generosity and a deep appreciation for real food and all its beautiful imperfections. This brand is the labour of love of three generations of women with a passion for food equipped with recipes passed through generations. Born with the aim to bring joy, nostalgia and convenience to the kitchen with uncompromised freshness and quality, at its heart, Baska Foods is a way of sharing generations worth of passion and love for food, with you. All their products are handmade in small batches. From instant snack-packs to elaborated food mixes, you name the item and Baska delivers it right at your doorstep! Must try products: Chana Jor, Wild Honey, Chai Masala & After Mint Mukhwas. Instagram: @baskafoods Website: www.baskafoods.com TULIP - MAY, 2021 55


Waffle House

This brand is the brainchild of young professionals who came together for the love of waffles. With innovation in their veins, they created India’s first ever – Waffle Sticks! Waffles in cone shaped stick dressed with sauces and topped with cream, sprinkles, nuts, etc. All the waffles at waffle house are made with fresh heavenly batter, loaded with homemade sauces with creamy cream cheesy, whipped cream, fresh fruits and nuts. Waffle House prides itself in not only serving some of the best waffles but waffles in the most innovative way! Must try products: Belgian Chocolate Waffle Cookies, Nutty Pistachio Waffle Cookies & White Chocolate Waffle Rocks Instagram: @wafflehouse_in Website: cookies.wafflehouse.co.in


This homegrown brand is making tea exciting in the way it looks and tastes. With an aim to introduce artisanal flavours concocted personally by them, they’re bringing a chai evolution across the country. Be it moringa leaves and cinnamon sticks in the Detox Elixir or dried lemon, lemongrass and peppermint leaves in the Lemon Mojito, these teas are, exo-tea-c. Plus the test tube and see-through jute bag packaging helps you get excited about these concoctions. Exoteaca ships pan India and have recently introduced gift hamper/boxes with everything from Cutting Chai Hampers to Stress Reliver Boxes. Must try products: Cinnamon Orange Green Tea, Lavender White Tea and Cranberry Green Tea. Instagram: @exoteacaa

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Country Bean Coffee


Good things in life are relished with a cup of coffee, be it a short break at work or conversations with friends. Country Beans main aim is to help you make cafe like coffee at home! Country Bean is a blend of 100% soluble coffee and delicious flavours, for that break in monotony to your everyday cup of coffee. They have coffee from the best coffee estates in the world and they mix them with flavourful love to make your beloved coffee moment, even more special. You get 6 different flavours to Enjoy each day with a different flavour to your coffee. Hazelnut, Carmel, Choco-Orange, Basic & Mixed Berries are few the available flavours. Must try products: Hazelnut Instant Coffee, Cocoa Mint Instant Coffee. Instagram: @countrybeancoffee Website: www.countrybean.in


Goosebumps Pickles gives you jars of masalas (and pickles) that are packed with love by a team of mothers. From the staple South Indian flavours like rasam masala to Gujarati pickles like chunda - everything in Goosebumps Pickles is 100% hand-made and vegetarian. They started off as pickle makers but of late, they’ve added a number of new products like their range of Assorted Masala Fruits like masala cranberries, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, amla, kiwi etc. Their latest and one of a kind product is the fruit pickle! Made with love, goodness and care, Goosebumps is your license to indulge. Must try products: Orange Fennel Pickle, Assorted Masala Fruits, Chatpata Ginger Crisps. Instagram: @goosebumps.store Website: www.goosebumpspickles.com TULIP - MAY, 2021 57


Sweetish House Mafia

Great tasting dessert using the highest quality ingredients baked fresh just to bring a smile to your face’ — that is how this brand is usually described. Sweetish House Mafia was an instant success with mass media hysteria, courtesy of their famous traveling cookie Nano. Specializing in cookies, the brand has slowly expanded its range of products and also offers brownies, milkshakes, cookies, cakes and a variety of other desserts. Must try products: Nutella sea salt cookies, Cupkies, White Chocolate Macadamia Instagram: @sweetishhousemafia Website: www.sweetishhousemafia.com


This brand runs behind the philosophy of delivering joy through their products. Their concept is to rekindled the love between crisp chips and smooth dips, all in a compact tray that travels with you wherever your busy schedule demands. Their most loved flavours include - Spicy Mayo Dip with Jalapeño Ragi Chips, Cheesy Jalapeño Dip With Peri-Peri Ragi Chip, Makhani Dip with Spicy Ragi Chips, Creamy Cheese Dip with Masala Ragi Chips and Chocolate Dip with Waffle Chips. Must try products: Chocolatey Dip with Biscuit Sticks, Cheesy Jaleapeno Dip with peri peri Ragi Chips. Instagram: @dipstersindia Website: www.dipsters.in 58 MAY, 2021 TULIP

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Yummy In My Tummy Who doesn’t like good delicious food? We got various home food businesses covered for you, so you can order and get it delivered at the comfort of your home and relish the tasty delicacies. Taarini the founder of Mon âme patisserie which is a cloud kitchen serving eggless French-style desserts. Intending to bring luxurious French desserts to Hyderabad and to learn every intricate detail of this enticing subject, she took a gap year after 12th grade. She pursued a diploma de patisserie from Le cordon bleu, London during that period and successfully graduated with a diploma de patisserie. The logo is a representation of her journey - the bottom Eiffel Tower representing her passion for a French pastry and the top Big Ben representing her time spent in London to learn the skill. Mon âme meaning my soul was founded by me on my return. Quality and flavour are two aspects that are her priorities while developing any recipe for her clients. Her motto is to provide something for everyone on every occasion. Instagram: @mon_amehyderabad Tel: 89781 30308

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Bon Appetit by Shaafia Bon Appetit is a homemade happiness factory bringing some lip-smacking food to your table by Shaafia Rahmatulla. From heirloom recipes to today’s modern dishes they serve it all. Bon Appetit has a lot of unique dishes which are difficult to find even in the city of Hyderabad, known mainly for its Nizami delicacies. Their Specialties are Memoni Roat also known as semolina cake, the main motive was to introduce this Roat to the Hyderabadi households and make it a compulsory dish for all the celebrations, Princess Chicken loved by all the customers which is a baked dish and the star attraction dish of them who wouldn't love spaghetti in bechamel sauce with shredded chicken , Fresh Butter Vanilla Pound Cake, Mutton Kheema Samosa, Mamma’s Chicken It is a perfect blend of spices with a subtle hint of sweetness and many more delicacies are available contact them for pricing and order. Instagram: @bonappetit_03 Tel: 70321 78339

Ibtesam is a young self-made home baker. Besides being a foodie, cooking is her passion. They have the best and tasty food items that will satisfy your taste buds. The menu includes dishes like Haleem, Butter Chicken, Mango Cream, Kitkat Cake, Ferrero Rocher Cake, Cookies, Cheese Samosa, Naan and much more to satiate your taste buds. Visit their official Instagram page, GOURMAND BOULEVARD to have a visual feast of all the scrumptious and appetizing food items. The food is prepared from the best quality products. Utmost care is taken to provide fresh, hygienic, healthy and tasty food. Instagram: @gourmandboulevard Tel: 96520 36796

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Sugar Blushed Sugar Blushed is a speciality home-based brownie venture. A passion project turned into a commercial project. The offering includes a range of brownies, brookies and brownie slabs. The range consists of some of the most unique flavours in the city like Mississippi Mud Cheese Swirl Brownie and Choco-mint Brownie. Amongst the other flavours, Classic Fudge Brownie, Ferrero Rocher Brownie, Mississippi Mud Brownies and Brownie Slab and the most ordered brownies. Everything is made to order and currently being delivered across Hyderabad. The order can be placed online on the website or via Instagram. Be it for yourself or for your loved ones The Sugar Blushed box of happiness aims to bring an instant dose of happiness to your life. Instagram: @SugarBlushed www.sugarblushed.com

Sweet Petite is a homegrown business started by a young and passionate student and baker, Ruchi Rai Sohni. Sweet Petite came into existence amid lockdown when Ruchi wanted to change her passion into a business. Sweet Petite caters to provide you with the best quality of desserts for your big and small celebrations. For now, she manages her business through her Instagram account @_sweetpetite_ but looks forward to expanding her small venture into something big in the future. Sweet Petite, the name means small desserts and they have mastered the art of making the most delectable and scrumptious desserts and they are known for them. Their best sellers include their Piñata cake, Jar Cakes, Brownies and Chocolate dipped strawberries. And that’s just not it, she offers a wide array of desserts to curb your cravings and the best part about it all is they are eggless desserts catered to your preference. Instagram: @_sweetpetite_ Tel: 8555931476

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Koshe Catered Affairs An undying love for making food and serving people with joy is what defines Kosh owned by Kausar Rawjee. Kosh patronizes some age-old recipes and cuisines from generations. She has great Culinary Skills and the highest standards of Cleanliness. Her passion for cooking and serving people is illustrious. She carries forward hidden recipes passed to her by her Mother and Grandmother that have been applauded by everyone over the ages. Their speciality dishes are created from scratch in small batches, using fresh and seasonal produce. Most dishes have a fusion element that will satisfy Indian taste buds. Safety and hygiene are paramount, as we follow every norm in the book, and offer safe distancing delivery. Koshé caters to cuisine from Hyderabad to Mumbai, to flavours of Karachi and Lahore. Tawa mutton to Dum ka murgh, Hyderabadi Biryani to Mumbai /Pakistani Biryani, Firni to Marble Pudding, Chicken/Mutton Nihari to the Kababs of your taste, not to miss the special Shahi Mutton Haleem from Koshe’s Kitchen. Instagram: @koshe.catered.affairs Tel: 98855 16056 Muzammil, Abdullah, and Furqan started Smoked Kebabs to bring in global cuisine kebabs at affordable prices here in Hyderabad. Everything from sourcing the finest meat, picking up exotic spices to delivering the end product, is taken care of closely. As much as their kebabs have authentic taste, they curate them best to suit the Indian palate. Their best-sellers are Moroccan Kebab, Adana Kebab, and Chapli Kebab. The goal is to foster innovative ideas, thus they operate a cost-effective Cloud Kitchen model to deliver the experience at a competitive price. This Cloud Kitchen division will be the birthplace of many other creative ideas to come. Purpose is to provide the utmost value for the end consumer while sticking to the principles of customer satisfaction and integrity, and along the way have some fun doing so. Their upcoming Cloud Kitchen Brands are just the beginning, in due course; they will be providing distinct solutions addressing the inefficiencies in the Indian food industry. Instagram: @smokedkebabs Tel: 89190 25491

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Biryani Stories Biryani Stories Hyderabad is an authentic Home Kitchen Service. Every dish they offer is handmade with love and made under the most hygienic conditions. All the ingredients are handpicked, freshly procured and there is attention to detail in everything that they do. They take deep joy in Biryani Stories Hyderabad and truly hope that people who order from them relish their food as much as they take pleasure in cooking them. Instagram: @biryanistorieshyd Tel: 77997 77900

What makes any occasion special? It’s the food that’s most talked about. You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. All you need is to make the right decision. She has always loved cooking for family and friends as it gives her a chance to be creative. Spending time in the kitchen isn’t easy. It requires patience, passion and most importantly, you need to enjoy it. Every event is unique and we understand that everyone has different expectations. Gulmohar Kitchen provides you with food that looks as good as it tastes. If you are planning to organize a party for yourself or for your loved ones, then, they have a wide range of food items to please your food palate. They are specialized in Hyderabad’s most authentic food and not just that, they can make from anything to everything. All you need to do is, place-an-order. Gulmohar uses the best quality ingredients which brings delight in every bite. They carry professionalism and assure that you leave with a smile after you eat home-cooked food by Gulmohar. To place an order, you can follow us on Instagram: @gulmohar_kitchen Tel: 96529 12215

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Breakfast in a Bottle The best nutritious breakfast that you can drink. It’s made fresh every day, has no preservatives/additives or sugars. Filled with natural sources of fibre, nutrients and minerals, Breakfast in a Bottle is the best go-to breakfast option. It is Breakfast in a Bottle, a new food concept that was born in the middle of the pandemic. They worked on creating a product that can be closest to something that is actually (in real) natural, healthy yet tasty and we mastered it. They are trying to solve a problem that is common for most of us - maintaining a healthy diet consistently. Breakfast is one very important meal in the day and to most of us, we either skip it or compromise on some unhealthy options for a universe of reasons. Tel: 8341868853 www.breakfastinabottle.in

Sobia Tasneem, a food enthusiast established Pakwaan_e_Zaiqa, a home-based cooking academy with the support of her family and her spouse, particularly to promulgate her passion for cooking to the young girls/women of the town. They conduct multi-cuisine cooking workshops and the incredible response from the students led them to initiate catering services too. They aim to serve flavorsome food with hygiene to the customers keeping all the safety measures. If you are a foodie and you want to learn new dishes with eye-catching presentation techniques, now you know where to join or order food from. Instagram: @pakwaan_e_zaiqa Tel: 9666078670

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Easy recipes to bond-over! Though cooking is therapeutic, it is time-consuming and with our everyday hassles, we’re grabbing a toast or so to satisfy our hunger but not our taste buds! But it is no big task that we can make easy 5minute recipes with minimum ingredients that are easily accessible to us. Cooking for ourselves may not be a fun task but it surely can be a self-love step where we pamper ourselves with some tasty delish we would love to have without having to waste a lot of our savings yet grab a similar restaurant taste! And it is no lie to say that “once you start cooking there is no going back.” -By Bidisha Barik

Hash Browns This recipe will sit there in your favorite go-to snack list. Ingredients: • • • • • •

2 Potatoes 1 egg 1 cup grated cheese ½ cup Maida spring onions Salt, pepper

Method: Step 1: Peel and grate the potatoes. Step 2: Add the potatoes to ice-cold water, transfer them into a cloth and squeeze the extra water. Step 3: To a bowl add all the ingredients and mix. Step 4: In a pan, heat 3 tablespoons of oil. Step 5: Add the mixture with a spoon and press gently to get a nice patty shape. Step 6: Cook both sides till crispy. Step 7: Serve with your choice of dip!


Baked Chicken Breasts We always tend to think healthy food options are time-consuming but this recipe is a mouth-watering yet healthy rescue for your dinner! Your dinner was never this easy. Ingredients: • • •

¼ cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves.

Method: Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a baking dish. Step 2: Stir 1/4 cup melted butter and salt together in a bowl. Step 3: Arrange chicken in the baking dish. Brush butter mixture onto the chicken until thoroughly coated, pouring any extra over the chicken. Step 4: Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 to 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Step 5: And you’re ready to relish!

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Shrimp Scampi Pasta There are so many times we’re craving some fancy food but those savings and time say a clear “No”. But we’ve got you this delish savory that will take you to the classic Italian restaurant in no time! Ingredients: 1 (16 ounces) package linguine pasta 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 shallots, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional) 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 pinch kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste. Method: Step 1: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; cook linguine in boiling water until nearly tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain. Step 2: Melt 2 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a Pan over medium heat. Cook and stir shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes in the hot butter and oil until shallots are translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Season shrimp with kosher salt and black pepper; add to the pan and cook until pink, stirring occasionally for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove shrimp from the pan and keep warm. Step 3: Pour lemon juice into the pan and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in the pan, stir 2 tablespoons olive oil into butter mixture, and bring to a simmer. Toss linguine, shrimp, and parsley in the butter mixture until coated; season with salt and black pepper. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil to serve. TULIP - MAY, 2021 67


Sweet Pua We are delighted with some tasty and easy to make Indian snacks and sweet pua is one of those. This can be enjoyed with evening tea-time or any time of the day. Ingredients: • • • • •

2 cupsWheat Flour, Elaichi powder, ¼ cup jaggery, ½ cup water 3 tablespoons oil

Method: Step 1: Add water to hardened jaggery and melt. Step 2: Add wheat flour, elaichi powder, and warm oil. Step 3: Add the warm jaggery water and mix it into a fine paste. Step 4: Set it aside for 5minutes. Step 5: Heat the pan and drop little balls into the hot oil carefully. Step 6: Once they turn brownish. They’re ready to serve!

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FEATURE | What takes you to your Grandma?

Food has been the bridge of connecting relations with love, there are some sweet spicy memories we share with our grandparents concerning food. And though, those recipes were introduced ages back it still connects us to new people in a new place - while we treat them with the same taste! These tastes might be age-old but the love it holds still smells freshly pure.


Malarouthu Geethika, Student Prep Time: 12 hours Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Total Time: 13 hours 30 minutes Course: Dessert Cuisine: Andhra, South Indian. Ingredients: • 600 grams Rice • 300 grams Jaggery • 40 to 50 ml water • ½ tsp. cardamom powder • 1to 2 tbsp. sesame seeds (optional) • ¼ cup ghee • Oil for deep-frying Method: Soaking & Grinding Soak the rice overnight. Rinse for 2 to 3 times and strain out the water. Leave the rice on the strainer for around 10 to 15 minutes. Grind the rice in batches into very fine flour and keep aside. Making Jaggery Syrup Put jaggery in a deep pan and add 40 to 50 ml water so the jaggery melts very fast. Boil until the syrup starts bubbling. When the syrup starts to bubble, take a small spoonful of syrup and put it in a small cup of water. f the syrup doesn’t dissolve or if it turns into a ball when pressed with fingers then the syrup is ready. Add ghee, cardamom powder, and mix well. Turn off the flame and keep it aside. Making the Dough Add the rice flour little by little through the sieve to the jaggery Syrup. Keep stirring and keep adding the rice flour until the dough turns hard like chapatti dough. Deep-frying. Heat oil for deep-frying on medium flame. Take an Arise sized lid with a plastic sheet placed on it. Grease your fingers and the plastic sheet with ghee. Take a fistful of dough and make it into a round ball. Pat it into a round flat shape until it covers the lid size. You need to dip each dough ball in sesame seeds before patting if you want sesame seed Ariselu. Drop it into oil carefully and wait until the Arise floats to the top. Fry for a minute and flip it over to the other side. Fry until it turns to a nice golden brown color. Take out the Arise from oil and press it hard with two turner spoons until all the excess oil comes out. TULIP - MAY, 2021 69


Grandma's Coconut Barfi Anusha Mondol , Music Teacher at Sreenidhi International School Ingredients: • • • • •

1 cup Coconut - grated heaped 1 cup Sugar 1 Cardamom powdered 5 Cashews 1 tsp. Ghee

Method: 1. Take a pan and fry cashews till golden brown and set aside. Keep a tray ready greased. Heat coconut and sugar together. Mix well. 2. Continue heating with constant stirring in medium flame. The sugar will melt and form a thick liquid. Continue this until the mixture starts leaving the pan and forms a foamy whitish bubbles while stirring. Color should not change. Add cashews, cardamom lastly. 3. Pour immediately to the greased tray and level it with a greased butter paper/ aluminium foil to give it a smooth finish. Cut into pieces while it is still warm. 70 MAY, 2021 TULIP


Mango Kheer

Dr. Ayesha Fatima, Dentist & Food Blogger-@ delish.eateria Servings - 2 cups | preparation time - 30minutes | cooking time – 30 minutes | Total Time – 30 minutes Ingredients: • • • • • • • • • •

Ripe mango- 1 cup pulp Full cream milk- 1 liter Ripe mango – ½ cup finely chopped Rice grains – 1 tablespoon Sugar – ½ cup Cardamom powder – ¼ tablespoon Khowa/mawa – 250 grams Chopped cashews – 7 Chopped almonds – 7 Chopped pistachios - 7

Method: 1.

Take full cream milk; let it boil on medium heat for a while. 2. Meanwhile, soak basmati rice for 30 minutes. Discard the water and blend rice to a coarse paste. 3. Add the rice paste to the milk and keep stirring to avoid formation of lumps. 4. Boil the milk till the rice gets cooked completely. 5. Add sugar. Mix well. 6. Add chopped nuts and cardamom powder. 7. When the mixture reaches the desired kheer-like consistency turn off the flame and let it cool down completely. 8. In a mixture jar, add mango pulp and khowa. Blend it. You may add a little milk to adjust the consistency. 9. Add this mixture to the kheer and mix well. 10. Add finely chopped mango pieces to the kheer. 11. Garnish with chopped nuts and some more mango pieces and serve.

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Zafran Murg

Sanaa Shadaan, Teacher Ingredients • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Chicken boneless 1kg Hung Curd 1 cup Onion 3 Garlic 6 pieces Ginger 1 Green Chilies 2 to 3 Ghee 4 to 5 tablespoons White pepper 2 teaspoons Homemade Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon Salt to taste A pinch of red chili powder Kasoori Methi 1 1/2 teaspoons Knob of Butter Fresh Cream 1/2 cup Saffron/ Zafaran a pinch mixed in warm 1/3 cup milk

Method 1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6.

Grind the onions along with green chilies, ginger & garlic to a smooth paste. In a deep pan add ghee, once it's nice & hot add the ground onion paste and fry on low heat for about 3 to 5 minutes till the time its nice pink & soft. Once the onions are soft then add the cubed chicken along with salt, garam masala, pinch of red chili powder and white pepper. Fry this for another 5 to 6 minutes till the chicken changes color and it's not raw. Later add the hung curd & Kasoori methi and let it bubble up till like 5 more minutes. Cover and cook on low flame for 10 minutes and then remove the lid and add the milk with saffron. In the end add the cream & butter and allow it to boil on low flame without the lid and the garnish with coriander leaves if you want to add fried kaju and a drizzle of cream & serve with naan or zeera rice.

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A Sweet Tooth’s Dream

Aren't we all guilty of finishing a chocolate bar in one sitting? Or sneaking an extra laddu on our plates. We’ve all been there and done that. Because the love for sweet delicacies is greater than anything else. We have curated a list of 8 jaw-dropping desserts in Hyderabad. -By Umera Riyaz TULIP - MAY, 2021 73


Churrolto - Gooey Cocoa This is a rich and creamy textured dessert. It has the right amount of gooey and crunchy to it. It will make you visit again, while we are at it, let’s not forget their aromatic classic churros. Address: Churrolto, Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500096 91604 79955

Conçu Strawberry and cream This soft and fruity cake is a delicious dessert to feast on. It has flavoursome strawberries and sweet yet light cream to tie things together. Address: Plot No, 738, Rd Number 37, CBI Colony, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033 99858 00031 74 MAY, 2021 TULIP


Van Lavino Cafe & Patisserie - Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Aren’t caramel and cheesecake best friends? This dessert is exactly that. It’s the best of both worlds, which has a layer of creamy mousse and topped with salted caramel. Address: Shop No, 4, Rd Number 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033 040 2355 9770

Theory Cafe & Dessert Bar - Walnut Brownie Nothing beats a classic sweet old brownie. This dessert has a smooth cake filled with high-quality walnuts, it’s soft and crunchy. It goes well with a cup of coffee. Address: Plot No. 178, Rd Number 13, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033 8074993169 TULIP - MAY, 2021 75


Bikanervala - Gulab Jamun India’s most loved dessert Gulab Jamun. The name can make you crave it. It’s a sweet soft sponge ball served with sugar syrup. It’s an absolutely marvelous dessert. Address: 6-3, 190/2, Rd Number 1, Prem Nagar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034 040 6666 1111

Almond House Kaju Katli The king of Indian desserts, often more expensive than the rest. It has a unique design that flatters, its value even more. This dessert is delightful and is a great gift as well. Address: 8-2-350/3/1, Next to Meena Bazar, Rd Number 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034 040 6662 8084 76 MAY, 2021 TULIP


G Pulla Reddy Sweets Mysore Pak This is a great sweet cum snack dessert. It’s one of the most popular dry desserts in India. It’s soft, sweet yet light and crunchy. This is a great travel partner. Address: House No. 6-3-879/B Near CM Camp Office G Pullareddy Building Greenlands Road Punjagutta Officers Colony, Begumpet, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500016 040 2341 1442

Haldiram’s - Rasgulla No matter what’s the occasion, Rasgullas never fail to surprise us. It’s a superrich, syrup dripping sponge sweet. We recommend eating a whole sponge ball instead of cutting it into pieces. Address: Park View, Gachibowli - Miyapur Rd, Ashok Nagar, Golden Habitat, Whitefields, HITEC City, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081 9441830691

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So MANGOlicious! There’s nothing as relishing as biting into a deliciously ripe mango even if its juice trickles down to your elbows making you look tacky. The Hyderabadi love for the king of fruits is well known, and it has led to innovations by many restaurants to put mango based items in their menu. We spent our recent time going all around the city and tasting mango delicacies only after which we have picked out the best ones for you! Devour these innovative desserts in Hyderabad, which are also known to be some of the best dishes during the season! - By Masooma Fatima

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Cheese-Cake & Mango Cake Jars

You can eat it, drink it or just bite into its fleshy delectableness as Mango Cheese cake with real mango pieces on top and also as scrumptious jars full of mango goodness with a combination of cake and cream. Available at: Fonce Chocolatier, Jubilee Hills.

Mr. Alphonso

This dessert is mango ice-cream loaded with alphonso mango pulp and mango pieces. As you taste the real mango flavour, it gets more and more delectable and is sure to leave you asking for more! Available at: All Creamstone branches across Hyd.

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Mango & Chia Seeds Pudding

This is a super tasty dessert snack laced with Alphonso mango pieces and Chia seeds. Its texture is so rich and creamy that you can just not stop yourself from going back for more while the season lasts. Available at: 45th Avenue, Jubilee Hills.

Mango Popper Frappuccino Made from especially imported Alphonso mangoes, flavored mango poppers and topped with some classic whipped cream, this seasonal delight will refresh your senses to the core! Available at: All Starbucks across Hyd.

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Exotic Mango Passion

The flavors of Mango, Pineapple, Cake sponge, Caramel, Lemon and Chocolate explode in your mouth the moment you take a bite of this dessert. The layers and layers of unadulterated goodness make this one of the must try’s this summer. Available at: Feu Dessert Bar, Jubilee Hills.

Mango & White Chocolate Popsicle

One taste of this Popsicle is sure to take you to some tropical paradise. The Popsicle has mango and white chocolate as its main ingredients and is served in a glass with some fresh Mango Falooda with ample Sabza Seeds. Available at: Farzi Café, Jubilee Hills.

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Mango Tango Donut

These original glazed donuts are filled with extensive mango filling, vanilla cream and topped with mouth watering Mango Ganache Icing and Graham crackers. Lastly, they are smeared with mango drizzle to make you want more. Available at: Krispy Cream, Inorbit Mall.

Mango Pot Ice-cream

This ice-cream is made with the age old pot machinery technique. It is one of the oldest and most natural way of ice cream making that exists in Hyderabad. The ice cream is buttery soft, extremely flavorful and instantly melts in your mouth. Available at: Famous Ice Cream, Mozamjahi Market.

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Mango Pancakes & King Kong Milkshake

If you’re a pancake fan and also love mangoes, these desserts are just for you. Holland pancakes with cream cheese, mango pieces and chip sprinklers paired with a jumbo mango thick shake with mango bubbles, mango ice-cream and fresh mangoessounds irresistible, doesn’t it? Available at: 99 Pancakes, Jubilee Hills, Kukatpally.

Korean Bingsu Shaved Icecream

This is a Korean summer dessert made with ice shavings, ice cream, condensed milk and mango toppings. You can’t call yourself a proper ice cream aficionado until you’ve tasted Bingsu. Really! Available at: Ice Frost, Hyderguda.

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Dr Samiha Khan (@obsessive.food.disorder)


Back with the easiest, nostalgia-filled trifle pudding! While mango season is on, do yourself a favour and make this super quick dessert at your home .This Mango Trifle recipe is just perfect for summer. It's refreshing and light, and ofc yummy. Ingredients For the custard Milk - 1 and half cup milk, Custard Powder - 2 tsp and Sugar 3-4 tsp or according to the desired sweetness. For rest of the layering Mango pulp - 2-3mangoes pulped. You may add a little cream and sugar in the mixie while making the pulp if they arent sweet enough. Vanila cake - 3-4 slices. Sweetened Whipped Cream - 1/2 cup. Mango cubes - for garnish Instructions To make the custard : Heat a saucepan and add one cup milk to it and immediately add the custard powder and the sugar. Start whisking ( stirring) immediately so that no lumps are formed. Then add the rest 1/2 cup milk and keep whisking for 4-5 mins or until the custard thickens. Take care that it isn't too thick nor too runny. Let it cool down at room temperature for 10 -15 minutes before you assemble the pudding. To assemble the pudding : Keep all the ingredients ready. In glasses/ jars add small pieces of cake. Then spread a layer of custard. Then add a layer of mangoes cut into cubes. Then add a layer of sweetened whipped cream. Then spread some Mango Pulp. Again repeat of all the above steps to make another layer. Garnish with mango cubes. Finally top it up with some whipped Cream. Serve chilled or as is. Emaan Sajid (@ emaanscookingandbaking)

Mango delight

Ingredients : Mango jello : 2 boxes Water : 1 cup Mango pulp : 300 grams Milkmaid : 200 grams / 1/2 tin Powdered sugar : 1/2 cup Fresh cream : 200 ml Mango cubes (optional) Method : In a pan heat 1 cup water, add jello boxes, mix and let set in the fridge. In a grinder add, mango jello, mango pulp, milkmaid, powdered sugar, fresh cream & grind for 30 seconds. Transfer to a dish or individual bowls and let set overnight. Serve with whipped cream & mango cubes on top.

Dr. Faiza Shafeeq (@faezah_anam)



Ingredients Mango pulp - 1 cup Mango chopped 1/2 cup Milk Full Cream - 1litre Rice - 1/4 cup soaked Sugar - 1/2 cup Green cardamom - 1/4 tsp powder Slivered almonds & pistachios Recipe Take Full cream milk and bring it to boil. Take soaked rice and grid them coarsely. As the milk boils , add the coarsely grinded rice . Stir at intervals and stir at low medium flame. When the rice is cooked and the kheer comes to dense consistency then add sugar to it. Add cardamom powder and cook for 1- 2 minutes. Turn off the flame and let the kheer cool. Add Mango pulp and chopped mango to it and mix well . Garnish with Almonds & Pistachios. Delicious Mango Kheer is Ready. MAY, 2021 TULIP

Grazing Tables Be The Star Of Gatherings


The lockdown brought minimalist ideas relating to gathering. We are engaging in occasions that are intimate and convenient, as the big occasions usually involve having to hire waiters which could turn not-so intimate or fun-loving! While we love to treat our guests with utmost comfort and delicious savory, and not having to hire waiters might sound unpleasant- so let’s introduce Grazing Tables to the gatherings. Grazing Tables are the tables of delightful treats - the choice of food you wish to keep are limitless though the stunners are cheese and charcuterie. Grazing Tables are similar to buffets - but here, your guests are free to pick and nibble here and there instead of loading their plate. People tend to love the concept of Grazing Tables as it has plenty of options to choose from and, it is more like chit-chatting and nibbling. A way to make your gatherings intimate and convenient for you and your guests! While you include Grazing Tables, prep for a few things that will help you create that aesthetic look - the food still stands first.

Complement the Theme:

Host your party with a theme in mind and decorate everything according to the Theme - including your Grazing Tables. Add a few ornaments here and there, or go for a rustic charm theme with an old rusty table - add to it some dried grass/flowers, you are all set!

Add Fruits:

In addition to meats and cheese, add plenty of fruits - cut them into pieces and add to the table. Alongside the exciting taste of fruits and specialty meats, the aesthetic look with a splash of bright colors will give it a look. TULIP - MAY, 2021 85


Play around with the Decor: Make the decor minimalist with some candles or a bed of greenery- this gives a chic look while adding contrast to height with the platters and, adding greenery makes it aesthetically pleasing.

Square Table over rectangular:

Using a square table while the middle of the table is open for a dramatic centerpiece creates a very sophisticated look while enjoying a beautiful evening with your guests!

Tip from an Expert INAM UR RAHMAN KHAN - (Executive Chef & Founder-Chef Inam Steak House)

“The first and most important thing I keep in my mind is the “occasion” whether the food table spread is done for a special occasion or just a casual one therefore based on it I decide how elaborate or simple I can do the food spread. For example, if it’s a group or family dinner I make sure the spread must cater to all age groups and it also must have diversity in flavors, colors; perfectly match the theme and your surrounding ambience. Once I select the right table cloths, cutlery, crockery n little elements like budvas, flower decor, some mini dinner table lamps. I usually prefer food spreads on a big platter and since I deal with mostly healthy choices of food I make sure the spread is even out with a combination of protein, fiber, slow-digesting carbs, and good fats. What you see on our spreads are lots of grilled lean beef, roast chicken, tandoori kebabs, slow-cooked sheem shoulder or shanks, if there are kids and teenagers in the group I prefer adding some mini burgers, mini Chicago deep dish pizza but at the time I like to balance this high fiber rich salads in the form of kale n broccoli salad, grilled zucchini, Boston summer green salads with vitamin c rich dressings. For regular carbs, I keep wither mashed potatoes or our special bakhoor smoked Persian rice and for alow digesting carbs I prefer bhagara brown rice with quinoa. As for the Desserts are concern our Nyk style baked cheesecake with malai Qubaani is very popular followed by Herb infused Sulaimani.”

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-By Bidisha Barik



By Umera Riyaz

We all possess the ability to eat but only a few of us know the art of cooking. Cooking is a very therapeutic routine in our lives. From kneading a soft dough for dinner to flipping pancakes at breakfast. Cooking is fun but also tiresome when you don’t have the right appliances. We have curated a list of appliances that will make you fall in love with cooking again.

Philips Air Fryer This fryer is a great alternative to traditional oil frying practice, you can grill, bake and even roast with it. It also has a 30-minute timer with an auto-off option. It’s great for adults who like to control their cholesterol. It’s easy and safe to use, making it child friendly. It’s a healthy choice. Since the fryer is small, you can only make a limited quantity at a time. Price: Rs.9999

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Borosil oven This an amazing oven option for bakers. This black stylish oven comes with knobs instead of buttons, giving it a retro look. It also has a 12 stage heating option. The oven comes with a cooking tray, grill rack, rotisserie rod set, rotisserie handle, removable crumb tray. This is a great option for beginners who want to learn baking. Price: Rs.15990

Prestige PEC 3.0 Electric Vegetable Chopper Everyone loves the asmr of fresh chopped veggies but we all hate chopping onions because they irritate our eyes. Its stainless sharp blades will chop the onions and take away your tears. It will also help you chop hard and soft vegetables. If you live with a family of 5 or more, this is a great addition to your kitchen and will save you a lot of time in the kitchen. Price: Rs.1795

Prestige Iris Mixer Grinder Mixers and grinders are a huge part of Indian cuisine, from our chutneys to those tangy masalas. All are made from our mom’s good old grinders. We recommend Prestige Iris Mixer Grinder as your new crime partner. It has 3 stainless steel jars and one juicer jar. This means a fresh smoothie every morning. Price: Rs.4495

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Panasonic Automatic Rice Cooker We Indians love rice, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This rice cooker is great for working adults who live alone or students who live away from home. This rice cooker can cook up to 4 litres, and it comes with a cooking plate. You can cook pulao and even biryani using this within an hour. Price: Rs.3745 starting

Chef Amey R Marathe “As chef appliances are good friends of mine. They make life easy and fast and consistent. I like using my hand blender for some quick blending or my induction plate for faster cooking. Commercially I love using Paco Jet, Combi Ovens, Burr Mixers, Brat pan they just make things so simple and give you a consistent product always. Also helps in maintaining great hygiene standards. I can’t imagine my kitchen without these appliances.”

Chef Hassan (Samiullah Nasrullah) “We can owe the discovery of flame to have helped human civilization evolve through several centuries. From cooking meat over the flame around a million years ago to the latest Salamander grill. We owe technological advancements to have made the art of cooking easier and convenient. A recent innovation in the field of food engineering has given birth to advanced types of machinery such as automatic pan stirrer, smart instant pots, high-speed toasters, smart air fryers, induction burner and dishwasher with auto dos. I believe that our taste buds have developed drastically during the last century with the appliances already mentioned as they provide us with the ability to alter food like never before. I am most excited to observe what other changes such innovations bring to our diverse food culture.” TULIP - MAY, 2021 89


Twitter Bans Kangana Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account was permanently suspended on Tuesday following her tweet, wherein she urged PM Narendra Modi to ‘tame’ Mamata Banerjee with his ‘gundai’. This is what she had tweeted which caused Twitter to suspend her account: It did not stop there. Kangana added, “Fortunately, I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice including my own art in the form of cinema but my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved and censored for thousands of years and still there is no end to the suffering.” We would really like to know what suffering is she talking about? She tried to give her suspension a ‘national spin’, perhaps with the intention of gaining sympathy. The only thing that Kangana deserves is anger for trying to incite the PM.

Kim Kardashian Purchase in Trouble

Kim Kardashian has found herself in a spot! The reality star and beauty mogul has been asked by the US Government to return a rare piece of art that was reportedly brought in from Belgium. According to a report in Artnet, Kim Kardashian purchased a limestone statue, named “Fragment of Myron’s Samian Athena,” in 2016 from Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Belgium. As per the details, the antique piece of art was smuggled out of Italy. The piece which reportedly dates back to the 1st or 2nd century and was arrived in Los Angeles in May 2016. However, it was stopped at the airport as authorities suspected that the statue could be a “protected cultural property”. The statue arrived along with some other decorative furniture objects and 40 antique items that valued at a staggering $745,882. The shipment was not released and in 2018 Italy’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage sent an archaeologist to study the piece of art. As per the archaeologist’s report, the statue was deemed to have been “looted, smuggled, and illegally exported from Italy”. This resulted in Italy asking for it back. While it is not clear that Kim Kardashian knew about the statue’s origins, the US Feds filed a civil forfeiture complaint in California on Friday instructing the beauty mogul to give it up.

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Hollywood supports India Covid war

India is going through a lot because of Coronavirus. Every day the cases are rising in the country and so many people are losing their lives. Since last year, this virus has been taking away a lot from us. We all have been home since 2020 and post that things started falling in place. However, now the second wave of coronavirus has become even more dangerous. The situation in India is even worse than last year. Hospital beds are not available and our country is running short of oxygen. Many of our Indian celebrities, sportsmen, businessmen have been contributing for the nation and now even Hollywood celebrities have supported our country in its war against COVID-19. Lilly Singh and many other Hollywood celeberities has been asking people to donate for India. She had shared Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ post recently on Twitter and wrote, “I posted a few ways to donate to India on IG but here’s another great one! All donations go directly to healthcare infrastructure.” She also has been supporting the ‘Donate for India’ drive.

Oh So Relatable- Will Smith

Will Smith stripped down and shared the results to Instagram after revealing he was “in the worst shape of his life. The declaration comes just days after the actor took to Instagram on May 2 to candidly admit he felt the exact opposite as a result of the pandemic. Will captioned the most recent post shared on May 4, “This is the body that carried me through an entire pandemic and countless days grazing thru the pantry.” He continued, “I love this body but wanna FEEL better. “The upcoming partnership with YouTube makes for the perfect fit since the star has already racked up an astounding 9.28 million subscribers based on his own comical, inspiring and just downright relatable content shared through his official channel.

Samantha on a Roll

Samantha Akkineni is playing the titular role in an upcoming pan Indian film Shaakuntalam, which is being helmed by Gunasekhar of Rudhramadevi fame. Until recently, the shoot of Gunasekhar’ directorial venture was happening in a specially erected set in Hyderabad but it was halted due to the Coronavirus scare that has rocked India. ufiyum Sujatayum fame Dev Mohan is making his Telugu debut with the film in which he essays the role of Dushyant. Talking about being a part of periodic drama Shaakuntalam, Samantha had said it is a gift to her from the producer Dil Raju and Gunasekhar as she has always wanted to essay the role of either a princess or a lead in a period entertainer.According to the latest report, the VFX part of Shaakuntalam is going to be top-notch. Earlier Gunasekhar was trolled for Anushka Shetty starrer Rudramadevi’s VFX and this time, he does not want to take any risk and he has taken the VFX part as a prestige issue.

ENTERTAINMENT | We failed Said Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood is doing commendable work in this pandemic. He said anyone who has lost a loved one due to scarcity of oxygen or injection has not failed. His message was very reassuring. “Anyone who has lost a loved one due to scarcity of Oxygen or an injection, will never be able to live in peace all their life. They will always live with a feeling that they failed to save their family. I want to tell them… You didn’t fail, We did,” Sonu tweeted late on Tuesday night. Since last year, Sonu has been working relentlessly to help people amid the Covid crisis. He and his team recently saved the lives of 22 patients at a Bengaluru hospital, and also arranged for a critically ill Covid patient to be airlifted from Jhansi to Hyderabad for necessary treatment. Hats off to this guy we need more people like him.

Parting Ways for Gates Bill Gates and Melinda Gates took to the wee hours of May 4 morning IST announcing their separation after 27 years of marriage. Their divorce definitely comes as a shocker to everyone because their love story demanded a happily ever after. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the ex-couple wrote in their joint statement, which was shared on Instagram, revealing how difficult a decision it was to take. However, before their marriage reached its breaking point, Bill and Melinda had once envisioned what their future would look like together through romantic wedding anniversary wishes to each other on social media. We go back to January 1, 2019, when the then lovebirds celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and took to Twitter to wish each other. Melinda had shared a candid snap from their wedding where the pair is seen heartily laughing together. “Happy anniversary, @BillGates! Twenty-five years and three kids later, we’re still laughing this hard,” Melinda tweeted. Bill and Melinda have three children: Jennifer Katharine, 25, Rory John, 21, and Phoebe Adele, 18.

IPL2021 Cancelled and postponed

The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect. In a statement issued the BCCI quoted “The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind.These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times.The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.The BCCI would like to thank all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, franchises, sponsors, partners and all the service providers who have tried their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times.”

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BOOKS Invisible Man

An extremely powerful story of a young Southern Negro, from his late high school days through three years of college to his life in Harlem. His early training prepared him for a life of humility before white men, but through injustices- large and small, he came to realize that he was an “invisible man”.


Catch 22 by Joseph Heller is a well-known classic. It is a satirical novel on war. The novel is set between 1942 to 1944 — during world war two. The book follows a nonchronological order narration, describing events from the point of view of different characters. The events are out of sequence so the timeline develops along with the plot.

Jane Eyre

Some books are so famous that it seems redundant to review them, but it’s always nice to see a classic book through new eyes. This is true of Jane Eyre, which continues to attract new generations of readers, who experience the book in a different way than its original readers, but continue to find its themes relevant and its story readable. It’s easy to see why Jane Eyre has experienced the enduring popularity that it has.

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Aries Confusing, even disconcerting situations in which you have felt trapped may suddenly change. The monthly Cosmos influence helps you break out of nebulous situations and get your life going forward again. If you need freedom, this aspect should give it to you.

Taurus You approach one of the most profound times of the year. May 2021 is a powerful and intense time representing a “portal” through which you can now pass. Issues of money, sex, and trust are likely now. Feelings flood to the surface.

Gemini Gathering new data and information sets the stage for a breakthrough now. You are able to think fresh solutions to old problems. Don’t waste this time being rigid or conditioned to old mindsets. Try pure spontaneity as you start in one direction and end up somewhere completely different.

Virgo Cancer Work to give your life more definition. Get rid of stuff you no longer need. Establish new ways of doing things. Spend time in nature. Walk in the woods.

Libra Old love issues and patterns surface once again. Past lovers may reappear, especially those with whom you have unfinished business. Look to your past love life to help you understand relationships now. Reevaluate current significant relationships.

Capricorn Unburden your load by spring-cleaning. Sort four piles: keepers, possible keepers, useful giveaways, and garbage. Make space externally to allow for new space internally. Then watch the new come into your life.

Leo You may come into contact with those who want to take advantage of you, seduce or sweet-talk you into something that is not good for you. Circumstances become nebulous, confusing, or you receive mixed messages.

You are prone to get sucked into your chronic worry scenarios, feel overwhelmed with far too many details and react abruptly or critically. It doesn’t all have to get done today. Slow down and breathe. Take one step at a time. Take care of business methodically, focus on the one task at hand and let the future take care of itself.

Sagittarius Scorpio Face what comes with honesty and compassion. Soften rather than harden. Be willing to forgive and be forgiven. Simplify rather than complicate.

Aquarius Avoid committing your time and energy to a floundering ship, for example, a company that cannot be rescued. Or is known for taking advantage of employees.

This is the time to lighten your psychological load, to synthesize and summarize your understanding of your deep and essential needs. If you are part of a spiritual lineage or want to be, this is the time to ask teachers, mentors and guides for spiritual initiations, or to be taught mystical techniques.

Pisces Be as truthful as you can. Stay away from co-dependent or untrustworthy others. Take time to get to know anyone you meet for the first time this month. Trust your intuition if you feel a warning sign. Use your discrimination.


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