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My mom calls me a piglet: Neha Bamb

Neha Bamb aka Maahi of Maayka is a foodie and loves to eat any kind of street food. She admits that she rarely hits the gym and is a pure vegetarian. Neha shares her food secrets...

entertainment Updated: May 20, 2009 16:19 IST

Neha Bamb aka Maahi of


is a foodie and loves to eat any kind of street food, She also confesses that she rarely hits the gym and is a pure vegNeha Bambetarian. Read on as Neha shares her food secrets and her favourite recipe.

Personal fitness mantra: I always remain active. I am continuously mobile! I even walk whenever I am on the phone.

Personal diet mantra: I eat everything in the right proportion

Exercise routine: My exercise routine is very irregular. I hardly get anytime to hit the gym.

Is food the elixir of life? Yes, it adds spice to my life.

Are you a foodie? Yes. If I feel like eating something and know that I can’t finish it even then I will call for it and eat a little. I never starve.

Are you a veg or non-veg? Vegetarian

Favourite cuisine: Chaats, I like any form of chaat.

Favourite dish: Penne Pepperika pasta

Favouriterestaurant: Basilico in Bandra and Peshawari at Grand Maratha Sheraton

A must at my breakfast table… Bread with fat free cheese and milk.

Sugar or Sugar-free for my tea/coffee... I drink coffee without sugar.

Lunch generally consists of… Simple home-cooked food which consists of 1-2 rotis, sabzi, dal, buttermilk, cucumber and tomato.

For high tea I have… Sukha or chutney wala bhel because puffed rice is not fattening.

Dinner generally consists of… I prefer having a light dinner so I only eat khichdi or dal dhokli.

Dessert delights… I have a sweet tooth. I like blueberry cheesecake, pastries, ice-cream and in Indian sweets I like anything made in ghee.

One thing I can't resist… Gulab jamun.

My favourite drink (non-alcoholic)… Kiwi Margarita

My favourite drink (alcoholic)… Kamakazi shooter, Mojito

For a date I would prefer…. I don’t mind having Italian or Chinese .

At parties I have… Only salads. I avoid food at parties.

Experiment with food? Whenever I cook I experiment a lot with food. Recently I made Banana pav bhaji.

Most unusual dish I've tasted… Egg plant pizza. It was a diet pizza and was pathetic as there was no cheese on it.

On the streets, I love to have… Anything that is why my mom calls me a piglet.

One place I would never eat again… Ruby Tuesday, I had bugs in my food there.

Do you cook? Yes, I like cooking but I do it occasionally.

Your favourite recipe…
Italian sandwich
Ingredients: 2 slices of brown bread, 1 tsp olive oil, few basil leaves (chopped), 1 tomato (sliced), ½ tsp Oregano, I cube of fat free cheese (shredded), ¼ tsp chilli flakes and 1 tsp ketchup.

Method: - Toast the bread slices, then put some olive oil, sliced tomato, chilli flakes, cheese, garnish with basil leaves and serve with ketchup.

First Published: May 20, 2009 15:41 IST