Shradha Shahani

Shradha Shahani

Shradha writes on food, health, culture, fashion and travel in HT Café, the entertainment and lifestyle supplement of Hindustan Times, Mumbai.

Articles by Shradha Shahani

On the Iftar trail: Here’s where you should head for a lip-smacking meal in Mumbai

This Ramzan, whether you wish to gorge on home-cooked meals, go on an Iftar trail or head to a restaurant, we have you covered.
The hidden pockets of Mohammed Ali Road are abuzz with restaurants and stalls dishing out their signature preparations.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The hidden pockets of Mohammed Ali Road are abuzz with restaurants and stalls dishing out their signature preparations.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 08, 2017 05:25 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

A foodie makes for a better critic: MasterChef Australia judge Gary Mehigan

Popular celebrity chef Gary Mehigan feels a person does not need to be academically qualified to understand food.
Chef Gary Mehigan says the food in India brings him back to the country time and again.
Chef Gary Mehigan says the food in India brings him back to the country time and again.
Updated on Jun 05, 2017 06:57 PM IST
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A misfit kid to a celeb chef - Vikas Khanna’s film captures his struggle

Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna’s more than 15-year struggle has been showcased in a documentary called Buried Seeds at the Cannes film festival.
Chef Vikas Khanna set out to pursue his American dream with just clothes on his back.
Chef Vikas Khanna set out to pursue his American dream with just clothes on his back.
Updated on May 25, 2017 06:16 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByShradha Shahani

Justin Bieber show 5 hits and misses: No traffic snarls, but no dustbins at Mumbai venue either

A quick run through the hits and misses at Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour India leg
Justin Bieber enthralls the audience at DY Patil stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Pratik Chorge/HT)
Justin Bieber enthralls the audience at DY Patil stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Pratik Chorge/HT)
Updated on May 12, 2017 08:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySusan Jose, Shradha Shahani and Nikita Deb, Mumbai

From ‘namaste’, ‘beautiful moon’ to ‘I love you fans’: How Justin Bieber won Mumbai’s hearts

Seeing a sea of Justin Bieber t-shirts in the crowd, the singer pointed to one fan and said, “I like your purpose tour merch (merchandise).”
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber shakes a leg while singing a song at D.Y.Patil stadium in Nerul on Wednesday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber shakes a leg while singing a song at D.Y.Patil stadium in Nerul on Wednesday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2017 04:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySusan Jose, Shradha Shahani, Navi Mumbai

Highlights: He came, he sang, Mumbai swooned, Justin Bieber enthralled fans at India concert

Highlights of the Justin Bieber concert for those who missed it. And there’s good news, the popstar has promised to return to entertain Beliebers in India
Justin takes to the stage, fans go wild.(HT Photo)
Justin takes to the stage, fans go wild.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2017 04:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Rachel Lopez, Susan Jose and Shradha Shahani, Mumbai

Are you planning a date with your pet? Here are some places you can head to

Visiting restaurants with your furry friend has become a lot easier with the increasing number of pet-friendly restaurants in the city. Here’s a look at why restaurateurs are welcoming them with open arms.
Restaurateurs believe that patrons frequent eateries just to play with cats and dogs.(Istock)
Restaurateurs believe that patrons frequent eateries just to play with cats and dogs.(Istock)
Updated on May 05, 2017 06:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

1Above review: Lower Parel’s newly launched rooftop bar lives up to all the hype

At one glance, 1Above comes across as an elegant space. Wooden gazebos and cosy sofas are interspersed with a few high tables and bar stools.
At one glance, 1Above comes across as an elegant space.(HT Photo)
At one glance, 1Above comes across as an elegant space.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2017 07:25 AM IST
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Go technicolour: Rainbow food takes over Mumbai’s culinary circuit

Be it cupcakes, waffles, sandwiches or bagels – edible rainbows are everywhere in the city.
The vibrant hues are present everywhere now – in waffles, pancakes, macaroons, sandwiches and more.
The vibrant hues are present everywhere now – in waffles, pancakes, macaroons, sandwiches and more.
Updated on Apr 06, 2017 07:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Superfood alert: Is seaweed the new kale? Here’s what chefs have to say

Is seaweed the new superfood on the block? Find out what chefs in Mumbai think about it.
Seaweed has more vitamin C than oranges.(Istock)
Seaweed has more vitamin C than oranges.(Istock)
Updated on Feb 24, 2017 07:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShradha Shahani

Healthy food is more talked about than eaten: Padma Shri Sanjeev Kapoor

Padma Shri Sanjeev Kapoor talks about his career, eating healthy food and cooking for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor says he still has child-like energy when it comes to food.(HT Photo)
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor says he still has child-like energy when it comes to food.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 14, 2017 07:49 AM IST
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Rise of colourful burgers is the latest food trend to take over Mumbai

From green buns coated with spinach extract to red ones doused in beetroot paste — burgers are going
Traditional burgers seem to have undergone a colourful makeover in city eateries.
Traditional burgers seem to have undergone a colourful makeover in city eateries.
Updated on Nov 18, 2016 08:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Goa’s most popular restaurant, Thalassa, has finally made its way into Mumbai

Mariketty Grana, the woman behind Goa’s popular Greek restaurant, Thalassa, gives us a peep into her new outlet in the city
The only thing missing from Thalassa in Mumbai is the sea.
The only thing missing from Thalassa in Mumbai is the sea.
Updated on Nov 11, 2016 10:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Celebrity chef Ranveer Brar launches his first book Come Into My Kitchen

Celebrity chef Ranveer Brar, who officially launches his first book on Friday, talks about fusion food, and where one should draw the line when it comes to presentation.
Chef Ranveer Brar thinks writing a book was a great way to express what he believes in and his unique style of cooking.
Chef Ranveer Brar thinks writing a book was a great way to express what he believes in and his unique style of cooking.
Updated on Nov 04, 2016 12:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Move on from pizza and burger bars, check out Mumbai’s Asian gastropubs

With Asian gastropubs catching on in the city, pizza and burger joints are now a passé. We take a look at why you can spot one around every corner.
In the last four months, four new Asian gastropubs have cropped up — Koko and Mr. Baozi in Lower Parel, Upstairs in Tardeo, and MRP – Modern Asian Bistro in Dadar (E).
In the last four months, four new Asian gastropubs have cropped up — Koko and Mr. Baozi in Lower Parel, Upstairs in Tardeo, and MRP – Modern Asian Bistro in Dadar (E).
Updated on Oct 21, 2016 07:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Dal Makhani Risotto to Gulkand Muffin: 10 bizarre combos you must try

From chicken wings coated with chocolate to whisky-infused bacon — Mumbai restaurants are pairing mismatched ingredients like never before.
Mumbai restaurants are not afraid of experimenting with ingredients that may seem incompatible.
Mumbai restaurants are not afraid of experimenting with ingredients that may seem incompatible.
Updated on Oct 14, 2016 07:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Home chefs, food trucks: Indian dining is undergoing a major overhaul

We bring you highlights from the NRAI report on the growth, trends and roadblocks faced by the food industry.
On September 19, the National Restaurant Association of India had its annual general meeting, where trends, and the growth and challenges faced by the food industry were discussed.(Istock)
On September 19, the National Restaurant Association of India had its annual general meeting, where trends, and the growth and challenges faced by the food industry were discussed.(Istock)
Updated on Sep 30, 2016 08:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

These restaurants in Mumbai prepare dishes which can be deceiving

What you see isn’t always what you get. Try out these dishes that look like one thing, but turn out to be another altogether when you dig in.
Flower Pot Surprise at Jamjar Diner.
Flower Pot Surprise at Jamjar Diner.
Updated on Sep 23, 2016 07:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Hanging out with Fawad was fun. We struck a good friendship: Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor finds it difficult to act in movies and produce a film simultaneously.
Ranbir Kapoor says that competition is a good thing.(Yogen Shah/ HT Photo)
Ranbir Kapoor says that competition is a good thing.(Yogen Shah/ HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2016 07:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani

Give your favourite brew an interesting spin this International Beer Day

This International Beer Day (August 5), learn to prepare beer cocktails with these recipes.
While making a beer cocktail could simply involve adding some lemon juice and garnishing to your mug, there are many other fun ingredients — from caramel to pepper — that complement the beer.
While making a beer cocktail could simply involve adding some lemon juice and garnishing to your mug, there are many other fun ingredients — from caramel to pepper — that complement the beer.
Updated on Aug 05, 2016 07:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Is ‘fat tax’ a new way to fight obesity in India?

Will the imposition of a ‘fat tax’ in Kerala make people choose a salad over their favourite burger? City chefs tell us what they feel
Helping the customer make an informed choice would be the ideal thing to do, but we can’t stop them from eating what they want, say restaurateurs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Helping the customer make an informed choice would be the ideal thing to do, but we can’t stop them from eating what they want, say restaurateurs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 14, 2016 06:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Want to turn vegan like Sonam Kapoor and Sunny Leone? All you need to know

Plan to follow in Sonam Kapoor’s footsteps and turn vegan? Here’s all you need to know about veganism
Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor’s decision to turn vegan recently has drawn attention to the diet once again.(HT Photo)
Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor’s decision to turn vegan recently has drawn attention to the diet once again.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2016 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Get ready for monsoon: We tell you how to keep the doctor at bay

Here’s a list of herbs and other food items that will prevent you from making countless trips to the doctor’s clinic this monsoon.
The monsoon may have provided respite from the heat, but it brings with it a number of illnesses.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The monsoon may have provided respite from the heat, but it brings with it a number of illnesses.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 27, 2016 06:08 PM IST
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This monsoon, it’s time to find yourself in a soup: Top 5 recipes

This monsoon, tuck into the comforts of a steaming soup. We bring you some interesting recipes
From the Tibetan noodle soup Thukpa to the wholesome Japanese Ramen, here are recipes for soups you can enjoy this monsoon.
From the Tibetan noodle soup Thukpa to the wholesome Japanese Ramen, here are recipes for soups you can enjoy this monsoon.
Updated on Jun 24, 2016 08:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani

Sushi on my plate: Some easy recipes for you to try

Ahead of International Sushi Day, we bring you some easy-to-prepare sushi recipes
This International Sushi Day (June 18), try your hand at some easy-to-make recipes.
This International Sushi Day (June 18), try your hand at some easy-to-make recipes.
Updated on Jun 16, 2016 09:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani

Mother’s Day: Impress your mom with recipes by top Indian chefs

Very often, chefs credit their mums for their culinary skills. This Mother’s Day, which is on Sunday (May 8), we get four popular chefs to share with us their mothers’ favourite recipes.
Very often, chefs credit their mums for their culinary skills. This Mother’s Day, which is on Sunday (May 8), we get four popular chefs to share with us their mothers’ favourite recipes.
Very often, chefs credit their mums for their culinary skills. This Mother’s Day, which is on Sunday (May 8), we get four popular chefs to share with us their mothers’ favourite recipes.
Updated on May 07, 2016 05:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Imitation’s the best form of flattery, says restaurateur Zorawar Kalra

Restaurateur Zorawar Kalra bluntly states that several “copycats” in Mumbai have used concepts unique to his restaurants for their own eateries; also talks about the future of molecular gastronomy.
Restaurateur Zorawar Kalra feels that attaching his father’s name to anything gives it instant credibility.
Restaurateur Zorawar Kalra feels that attaching his father’s name to anything gives it instant credibility.
Updated on Apr 29, 2016 09:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Cooking opened my mind, heart and soul: Maria Goretti on first cookbook

Recently, the former VJ launched her first cookbook, From My Kitchen To Yours.
Recently, the former VJ launched her first cookbook, From My Kitchen To Yours.(Instagram)
Recently, the former VJ launched her first cookbook, From My Kitchen To Yours.(Instagram)
Updated on Mar 18, 2016 09:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Liver damage, anaemia: ‘Healthy’ green tea can make you ill

While green tea comes with an array of benefits, it is also associated with a number of side effects. Experts shed light on some of them.
Matcha green tea: It is in powder form and dissolves in water. When you drink it, you ingest the tea leaves and all of their healthful nutrients.
Matcha green tea: It is in powder form and dissolves in water. When you drink it, you ingest the tea leaves and all of their healthful nutrients.
Updated on Feb 09, 2016 09:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShradha Shahani, Mumbai

Recipes to restaurants: Bohri cuisine becoming hip and happening

Be it through pop-ups or home restaurants, Bohri cuisine is being celebrated in Mumbai in a big way. We take a look at some concepts that are helping it gain popularity.
Be it through pop-ups or home restaurants, Bohri cuisine is being celebrated in Mumbai in a big way. We take a look at some concepts that are helping it gain popularity.(Facebook/ The Bohri Kitchen)
Be it through pop-ups or home restaurants, Bohri cuisine is being celebrated in Mumbai in a big way. We take a look at some concepts that are helping it gain popularity.(Facebook/ The Bohri Kitchen)
Updated on Jan 15, 2016 07:22 PM IST
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