The Road Show – roaring success

Yesterday in Indore, tomorrow in Jaipur! The Mahachallenge Road Show for FoodFood is going great guns! Our country is replete with excellent cooks who want a chance to show off their skills. The response has been overwhelming …not only in numbers but also the affection all of you have for us.

As the month progresses, my diary is fast filling up! One shooting schedule for my show on FoodFood and then I fly to US for two events: one is the launch of my new book How to Cook Indian. There is an organized evening of launch/dinner/conversation on April 1, 2011. More details on Monica’s link given here:

Post a few days then I am participating in The Varli Food Festival (April 7, 2011 to be exact). That’s in New York. For more details write to

Back in my office in Mumbai, renovations are making progress: somehow always slower than one would want them to be! Alyona is holding the fort efficiently in my absence.

As Holi is next week, there is superb treat in store for you on Some fun recipes with a splash of playful colour!

I tried to catch some time off in Indore to try out stuff in Rajwada. I tried, but it was not to be…so missed eating the mawa baatis and bhutte ke khees on the roadside this time. Looking forward to Jaipur – maybe the ghevar from LMB can be brought back home….hmmm!

Try these this week as summer is on! And Happy Holi in advance…

Pudina Chaas

Chilled Green Tea and Honey Drink

Shrikhand with Stewed Apricots

Till I write again.

Sanjeev Kapoor

Winter is here…

The shoots for the much awaited new channel have already begun, and I’ve been shuttling between the studios and the office these days. But amidst this, let me just share a bit of the winter happiness (though not in the true sense!), as Mumbai winters are just not that cold to give you the actual feeling.
Let’s just talk about some winter veggies and the goodness that they bring along with them. Carrots and radishes belonging to the root family are full of healthy facts and using them in the diet is surely beneficial, not only for children but for adults as well. Carrots, though usually in orange colour, are also available in a variety of other colours such as white, yellow, red or purple.
A carrot is an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Thus, it helps protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision. A radish on the other hand is a great source of vitamin C and is rich in minerals like sulphur, iron and iodine. One can use radish in vegetable juices to spice up the flavor a little. In this form, it can help clear the sinus cavities and soothe sore throats. The Vitamin C in radishes is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and has been shown to have a positive effect on asthma symptoms because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Potassium in it can help lower the risk of kidney stones and strokes as well.
Both these veggies can be used in a number of forms in a variety of soups, salads and juices besides using them in the main course dishes. And surprisingly, most of the kids also like these vegetables. So, it is not much of a problem for the mothers to cook up dishes with carrots and radishes which satisfy the taste buds of the younger generation as well as maintain the healthy quotient in it.
The website is up and running with the Winter Special and Goan Delights in the My Recipe World section. And I’m pretty sure that you will find a recipe or two with the talked about veggies in these sections. Don’t forget to check them out!
Something to get you going:

Till I write again…

Sanjeev Kapoor

Donate to support the cause of increasing awareness on Autism

We are trying to raise funds for the Forum for Autism that helps in creating awareness on Autism and children affected with it. It is also a parent support group, a registered Charitable Trust, formed to help out parents of Autistic children in our society.

We at Khana Khazana have started a contribution drive for this initiative and the feedback on the very first day is highly promising. Charity begins at home – keeping this adage on mind, the first contribution is from us; a token amount of Rs. 20,000. The list as of now goes like this,

1. Sanjeev Kapoor, Mumbai Rs. 10,000

2. Alyona Kapoor, Mumbai Rs. 10,000

3. Anonymous, Mumbai Rs. 4,000

4. Anonymous, Gurgaon Rs. 4,000

I am happy thatthis sums upto Rs. 28,000.

For donations you can send a cheque payable to: “United Way of Mumbai” and courier it to the following address:

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Khana Khazana India Private Limited

C-18, Dalia Estate, Near Fun Republic,

Off New Link Road, Andheri (W),

Mumbai – 400 053, India

All donations for the Marathon are exempt under Sec 80G of the income Tax Act. You will get the receipt and tax deduction certificate for this donation

We look forward to your donations that will surely help in spreading awareness on Autism. We will keep updating the collection details through our website / blog / twitter/ facebook pages.


Alyona & Sanjeev Kapoor