Gym-beaus, hold your breath: we might have found the secret to Farhan Akhtar’s biceps and John Abraham’s perfect (and very public) behind: sali boti and patrani macchi, which, according to caterer Khorzad Bhesadia, the actors love to nosh on. Kookie diet! Luckily for you, Khorzad doesn’t reserve his fare only for celebrities: unknowns can avail of it as well, just as long as we place our order a few hours in advance and pick up the food from his central kitchen in Colaba.
From Parsi, With Love
Through his company Bhesadia Catering, Khorzad oversees the creation of vats of authentic Parsi food, most of which is cooked from his mother’s recipes. A regular on the sets of Dharma Productions and currently catering for Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine, he handles parties (minimum of ten people) and services smaller orders as well, through daily menus that include approximately ten dishes at any given time.
On a hot Tuesday bpb sampled delish potato cheese balls and mutton-chicken samosas that were unfortunately high on both salt and grease. Much better was mutton biryani, which came with lots of burnt onions and a slightly sweet layer of masala and mutton at the bottom. Also available was chicken do pyaaza, which we wish had been a little less watery.
Khorzad loves the Wednesday menu best, which includes mutton dhansak and kheema patties, and also recommends mutton farchas and sali boti on the weekends. Despite the star power, he is always super polite on the phone and serves up huge portions of food at reasonable rates. Now that’s what we call a Homi boy!
Getting there: Princess Victoria Mary Gymkhana, Cooperage, next to Shalaka Building, Colaba, 22842116, Rs 45 for a plate of potato cheese balls.
If the Choux Fits
If you’re looking for a sweet ending, here’s a handy tip: if you happen to be visiting Dadar Parsi Colony, make sure to swing by Avan Mobedjina’s home for a macaroon cake and chocolate éclairs, the most popular dessert amongst colony residents. Cream team!
Getting there: Call 9820468307, pick-up from Dadar Parsi Colony, the macaroon cake costs Rs 900 for one kg/ Rs 500 for half kg, Rs 350 for a dozen chocolate éclairs (minimum order is 18 pieces but you can leave your number with her, when she gets a big order she can make a smaller quantity for you), orders need to be placed two days in advance.
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