The first thing I have in the morning:
Two glasses of warm water followed by a cup of either green tea or typical
-style tea, boiled and accompanied by milk and sugar.
I am basically a non-vegetarian, but I like to have lots of greens, too.
My food philosophy:
I never over-eat. I snack in small quantities.
When I am shooting, I have
and chicken. Since I am a Hyderabadi, I like my food spicy.
My favourites in vegetarian food:
I love potatoes, cabbage, spinach, carrots and green peas.
My favourites in non-vegetarian food:
I eat largely white meat — chicken, fish and sea food. I prefer to have the breast of chicken; I avoid the leg because it has a lot of fat.
My evening snack:
I tend to eat lots of fruits as it makes me feel full. Sometimes, when I am shooting, I snack on what is served on the sets, like
I try not to eat after sunset, unless I am really hungry.
My favourite desserts:
I confess I am a dessert person. My favourites are
Khubbani Ka Meetha
Gajjar Ka Halwa
. In western desserts, I like chocolate mousse. I am fond of Swiss chocolates with hazelnuts.
My culinary abilities:
I first entered the kitchen when I was eight years old. I learned to make scrambled eggs. I can cook good Italian and Hyderabadi.
I am not really a restaurant person. When I go out to eat, I like both good food and a great ambience.
New York has some of the best restaurants in the world, including some very good Indian restaurants. I have had delicious South Indian food in New York. I went back to my fatherland, Munich, and revived my food-related memories.
My comfort food:
Excellent stews, broths and
made by mom, with
My idea of a romantic meal:
Should be with a person who will be great company. Also, there should be great ambience, lovely food and soft soulful music in the background.