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Frieda's a Foodie

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Frieda is a Foodie! 

She is a non-vegetarian, adores Italian cuisine and especially seafood such as seafood risotto with porcinis is a favourite.

Amongst Indian cuisine favs Manglorean seafood dishes and sukha chicken captivate her taste buds for sure.

She is a water drinker and always begins her day with several glasses of H2O.  For lunch she presers something light such as vegetables, chapattis with curd or dahl.

Her dinner choices would often be baked fish or roasted chicken and vegetables. She says she avoids rice and chapattis for dinner.  Smart girl!

As a child Freida would stand in front of the mirror and imitate actors

As a child Freida would stand in front of the mirror and imitate actors

She is fond of Rasmalai and also love dark chocolate. 

Frieda stays fit with long walks, pilates, and yoga.


Huge mud crab at Mahesh Lunch Home, Mumbai's most famous seafood restaurant which serves Manglorean dishes.

Her fav Mumbai spots to grab a bite include Mahesh Lunch Home, Apoorva, Basilico, White, Mezzo Mezzo and almost every restaurant at the Sheraton.

Great Seafood at Panasiatic at Mumbai Sheraton

Frieda reports she can cook a few things including and a mean spaghetti Arrabiata.  However, her mum and grandmom are the real cooks in the family. Sher says  "I love my naani's fish curry and mom is an expert at roast chicken and fish preparations."



A favourite weekend meal would be either some yummy sea food or a chicken dish. I have my roots in South India so instead of the regular rice and rotis, my mother makes rice pancakes and other rice preparations.

Frieda is very health concsious and likes to partake of healthy snacks.  She reports feeling quilty after eating foods containing MSG and hydrogenated fats. Bakery products give me the strongest guilt pang.

Her favourite childhood food memory is of eating a special Manglorean jackfruit vegetable with rice in my dad's quaint little house in Mangalore. My dad's mum and sister-in-law would prepare the best traditional vegetable dishes Also, I remember gorging on my aunt's onion and aloo parathas in her Noida home.


Frieda's fav comfort food is seafood. Give me dal, rice and stuffed mackerel and I will forget all my woes!

Her favourite spices include bay leaf, black pepper corns and cardamom.

She loves iced wine and also fresh fruit juices.


Her favourite foods include butter garlic calamari, shrimps, baked salmon, stuffed pomfrets, mackerels, mussels and shellfish. Apart from sea food, one dish I absolutely love is the nawabi galawati kebabs.

Freida's favourite recipe: Roast chicken and red chilly

1/2 kg broiler chicken (cut into medium sized pieces)
1 tbsp oil
3 to 4 Kashmiri chillies
Few peppercorns
1 small piece cinnamon
Few strands of saffron
1/2 tsp cumin seed powder
2 to 3 tomatoes (finely chopped)
Salt to taste

Clean and wash the chicken pieces.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add the chilies, peppercorns and cinnamon.
When the spices become hot, add the chicken pieces along with saffron and  cumin seed powder. Add salt and mix well. Add tomatoes and mix well. Cook on a low flame till it becomes tender and dry. Serve hot.

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