Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi shares his miracle diet of pizzas, burgers and desserts with Roshmila Bhattacharya.
What do you start the day with ?
Two eggs with nachini roti and milk. Can’t start the day without milk. I have cut down on sugar so I use a sugar free substitute in my chai now.
What do you end the day with?
Daal, salad, chicken or fish, might have nachini rotis depending on how hungry I am.
On a date what would you like to be wooed with?
Sushi and sake.
If you were marooned on an island what would you want and why?
I would want my PS3, a plasma screen and a bag of crisps. I would have asked for a sexy woman too but my wife’s gonna read this.
When you eat out what do you inevitably order?
I generally order Indian food. I can survive for the rest of my life on butter chicken or tandoori chicken, kali daal and rotis.
What do you always serve guests at home?
On an occasion like Eid we have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian biryani, a chicken preparation, mutton kababs and salads.
Your most memorable experiment with food?
I tried eating insects in Bangkok. You don’t want to know what happened after that.
Your first culinary experiment?
I tried my hand at making an omelette and burnt the kitchen down. It’s being renovated.
One food item you can’t do without?
Paneer is a must have.
A food item you abhor?
The yuckiest thing you have ever tasted?
Karela, it was the first and last time.
What is your favourite drink?
Fresh lime juice.
And what is your favourite dessert?
Tiramisu .. also dark chocolate.
If you weren’t a movie star what would you binge on?
Anything fattening and sinfully delicious.
As a child is there something you had to have everyday?
Aerated drinks that I drank more than water. Also, lots of Ferrerro Rocher chocolates.
In summer what do you cool down with?
Lots of water and fresh juice.
When was the last time you snacked on a roadside favourite?
Pani puri .. a week ago.
When you go shopping what do you usually end up buying?
Sugar free chocolates and dark chocolates.
A fruit you eat everyday?
Your miracle diet..
Pizzas, burgers and deserts.. and still staying slim.
A dinner invitation you would never refuse?
With Alessandra Ambrosio.. she could cook the worst meal and I’d still lap it up with a smile on my face.
If you opened a specialty restaurant where would it be and what would it serve..
Goa.. it would serve the best in Goan cuisine.
A specialty dish?
I love crab cakes.
If you could choose your last meal it would be..
Thin crust pizza with extra cheese.
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