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Delectably speaking

Actress Dia Mirza loves to eat and cook. The actress gets talking about her love for food.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2010 01:27 IST
Hindustan Times

I try not to eat after sunset, unless I am really hungry.

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 breakfast is the largest meal of the day. I have brown bread, either toasted or plain, with egg whites for the proteins. Also a glass of juice and fruits.

My diet: I am basically a non-vegetarian but I like to have lots of greens too.

My food philosophy: I never overeat. 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. When my mom is around, I ask her to make dry chicken curry which is cooked with onions, tomatoes, garam masala and lots of chillies. My favourite spice is cinnamon.

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 of the chicken 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: Kubbani 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 can cook scrambled eggs, Italian and Hyderabadi food.

Bollywood News Service

First Published: Jul 23, 2010 18:35 IST