Another day at work…

Back in office for a not-so-hectic-not-travelling day! Have meetings lined up this week and the coming week, before I get going again on the travelling part.

My sister is in town so I’m having a great family time since Monday. We had a tasty, tangy and zesty dinner on Tuesday night with my sister and her set of friends – the menu consisted of pani puri, dahi wada, bhel puri, chaat, sev puri, kulche-chole…all the desi way! Today also, went back home for a quick lunch as it’s the last day in Mumbai for her. It’s always nice to have family around and I’m surely going to miss her. But not for long, as my brother and his family is expected to join us here in Mumbai by the next week.
Other things – my team had an interactive and informative Food Quiz last week. Our HR helped to organize the entire event and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly. Teams of two members each were formed to play some multiple choice questions. Congratulations to the team of Chef Anupa Das and Priyanka Bose for nailing it!
Amongst this, I finally could get some time to interact one-to-one with my staff. I spoke to them about our laurels and upcoming projects, just to keep all of them aware about what all is happening and what’s new in our company. Then, finally we ended with a tea session, where-in some of the members of the office shared their dreams, and how and what to do to fulfill them! We ended on a light and fun mode by sharing some jokes, funny incidents, all of us together with a hearty laugh. A much needed session it was!
Also, video shoots are doing the rounds for Hungama Digital Content. The team of chefs are cooking up various quick and tasty dishes for the same.
Let’s make this rainy season delicious with some recipes like…

Mushroom Cappuccino
Grilled Daily Sandwich
Steamed Banana Cakes

Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor

Dance your way to fitness!

Yesterday was a grand evening where I had gone to Blue Sea, Worli for the launch party for my dear friends Mr. Harsha Bhatkal, Mr. Anant Gawande and Mr. Vinayak Gawande, who, alongwith Mr. Madhukar Talwalkar and Mr. Prashant Talwalkar have got Zumba Fitness to India. Zumba Fitness is the only Latin inspired dance-fitness program that blends music and contagious steps to form an addictive “fitness-party.”

It was great to meet Mr. Jeffrey of Zumba Fitness, who at the age of just 30 years, has been instrumental in spreading this particular form of exercising into more than 110 countries. It was a splendid event. I and Alyona enjoyed the presentation of the Zumba form of dancing by the first set of Zumba Fitness certified trainers. It was simply a treat to watch them. Alongwith this, the food and hospitality was warm and good. Met many friends of my old acquaintances there like Neha Dhupia, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ahustosh Gowariker, Padmini Kolhapure and Rajeev Paul amongst others, who were present there to enjoy the event.
Then today, I will be back at the last day of shoot of Sanjeev Kapoor’s Kitchen. All and all once again, it was a great schedule with some new and innovative recipes. Thanks to my team who co-operated and worked for a good show this time as well!
Also, on the occasion of touching the 400 million mark on the Sanjeev Kapoor Facebook Community, I want to thank all my fans once again and make them feel special by running a contest from June 11 to June 16, 2012.
Two lucky fans everyday now get a chance to receive a goodie bag consisting of a personalized cookbook and a T-shirt. The fans will be selected randomly, and the only criterion for you all to win this, is to make sure you have Lady Luck by your side! So, here’s wishing you all the best!
As we are talking about fitness, let me share some recipes that will help you get that instant energy…

Strawberry Milk Shake
Souper Power
Basic Muesli 

Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor

Overwhelmed!

Just stepped in Mumbai after the successful launch of Signature restaurant in Dubai, and there’s one more reason for me to get extremely happy and proud. The Sanjeev Kapoor fan page on Facebook is now 4 lac fans in count. In such a short time, it has reached this pinnacle and I only wish this just grows tenfolds in the near future.
I am really humbled and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my fans, viewers and followers, without whom this achievement would not have been impossible. I wish that the constant love and respect that I’ve received from everyone over the years, just continues in the coming times as well. As well as a promise from my side that I will keep on bringing new and innovative recipes to one and all, for the love of food! Not to forget, my team back in the office who has been working day and night for such results. Kudos to all of you!
Besides this, have some meetings lined up tomorrow in office and my team has already gone to Mahalaxmi to finalise the menu for an upcoming party.
Monsoons are here, so let’s continue with some more rainy season recipes…

Bhuna Bhutta
Garlicky Mushroom Pakoras
Chicken Noodle Soup

Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor