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I’m a dessert person: Dia Mirza

india Updated: Sep 24, 2010 01:46 IST

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The first thing I have in the morning:

Two glasses of warm water followed by a cup of either green tea or typical

desi

-style tea, boiled and accompanied by milk and sugar.



My diet:

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.



My lunch:

When I am shooting, I have

phulkas

,

dal

, two

sabzis

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.



Dia Mirza 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

bhel-puris

or

dhoklas

.



My dinner:

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

and

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.



Eating out:

I am not really a restaurant person. When I go out to eat, I like both good food and a great ambience.



Eating abroad:

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

khichdi

made by mom, with

dahi

.



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.


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