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Happy bites

For once, enjoy the sweet rush guilt-free, after you’ve devoured a whole piece of chocolate cake. Chefs say chocolate makes one happy. So do pasta, cheese, coffee and even biryani. Hard to believe? Think about it...

india Updated: Jan 12, 2010 20:21 IST
Jayeeta Mazumder

For once, enjoy the sweet rush guilt-free, after you’ve devoured a whole piece of chocolate cake. Chefs say chocolate makes one happy. So do pasta, cheese, coffee and even biryani. Hard to believe? Think about it... Doesn’t tea give you that extra kick, wake you up from your groggy morning and even make you smile?

Chocolate fix
Chef Max, of Penne Bar and Restaurant, says, “The first thing one would crave for early in the morning is chai. Of course, chocolate tops the list when it comes to food that makes you happy. Then there’s the seasonal fruit- mango, salads with goat cheese, mocktails with fresh fruits.”

He adds that the otherwise calorie-loaded prawn masala, biryani, lobsters and the all-time favourite, Bombil fry, can offer instant gratification too. The food of the rich is also the food of happiness.

Rich feeling


Chef Abdul P Ansari, of

Café Basilico

, says, “The feeling of contentment is often known to be higher when people indulge in expensive foods like asparagus, penne paprika pasta, parmesan cheese and so on.”

“We also make eggless and calorie-free chocolate cakes and baked mousse cakes that people love to order. You see, even though they are high on calories, Indians have a sweet tooth which is why they prefer any kind of desserts.”

For the diabetic, there are the sugar-free sweets out there to be explored. So stop counting calories and start eating.