03 March, 2021

Dabbalicious

The humble tiffin has gone gourmet, shell out and eat in

Amit Haralkar
Dabbalicious
outlookindia.com
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Remember the old cooking oil ad where a mother lovingly packs a meal for her son while an S.D. Burman ditty from yesteryear plays on in the background? Kishi Arora’s kitchen in Delhi’s Preet Vihar fills you up with the same sweet nostalgia. The citrusy aroma of fresh narangi achaar as you enter the swanky kitchen is most inviting, even as fluffy beetroot puris, crisp and spicy baby brinjal, aromatic chhole and raita woven with fresh spring onions and pomegranate seeds, even a wholesome glass of black carrot juice, get whi­pped up in super quick time. Kishi’s bespoke chocolate goodies are a real seller too.

After graduating from a culinary school in the US, Kishi, 33, got into food consulting here in Delhi before starting Mama K Treat, a gourmet tiffin service, along with her mother Kanan Bala. The meals are wholesome, nutritious, calorie-crunching and, well, a tad exorbitantly priced (Rs 500 for a moderate-sized dabba). “We don’t want to over-commercialise, it would become  a burden...so we take just 8-10 orders a day,” says...

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