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Shail Parekh Thosani


I am a home chef and a lawyer by profession. Cooking is my passion and stress buster.

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27 February, 2019



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Pav Bhaji Masala Box 100 grams

I have been using this masala since a long time and I love the flavor and aroma it gives out. The combination of spices used in this masala is perfect for bringing out the flavor of pav bhaji. I have used it in many of my dishes and not just pav bhaji recipe. One of my recipes using this masala is pav bhaji pulao.

01 March, 2019


Oats Pack 1 kilogram

I am a regular user of this oats brand and having used this brand I have stopped using any other brand. The oats are fresh crunchy perfectly rolled and can be used in variety of recipes. I love Quaker oats. One of my recipes using oats..

12 March, 2019

Nestle EveryDay

Dairy Whitener Pack 200 grams

The texture of the powder is perfect for recipes like ice creams and desserts also. It is not too sweet and mixes easily in water. I have been using this powder for my Kulcha recipe also.

12 April, 2019


Cheese Block Box 400 grams

I love the texture of this cheese. I use it for my sandwiches, pizzas, parathas, pastas, etc the list is endless,. It melts perfectly on the surface and the taste is also good. However the packaging of the cheese gives me issues at time. The silver cover inside the box is hard to peel off at times. But overall it is good value for money.

04 May, 2019


Chhole Masala Box 100 grams

I normally use homemade chhole masala but at times when I am out of it and have to make Chhole I normally opt for Everest Chhole Masala. The spices used for making this powder are almost perfect in proportion the only issue I find sometimes is I need to grind this powder once again to make it fine as at times it comes a bit more coarse otherwise it is a perfect blend of spices and it gives a very authentic taste and aroma to the Chhole.

14 May, 2019


Rich Tomato Ketchup Glass Bottle 500 grams

Maggie ketchup is rich in taste and thick in texture it is perfect combination of tangy and sweet. I use it in making many of my punjabi gravies also for that extra zing.

29 May, 2019


Coolz Rose Sharbat Plastic Bottle 750 millilitre

The rose syrup by Mapro is very rich in flavor. The rose taste is not too strong and gives a natural taste and smell of rose. It blends very well while making any milk sherbet or regular water based sherbet. Perfect as a summer cooler.

12 June, 2019


2-Minute Noodles Masala Pack 70 grams

I love maggi. Its masala is very flavorful and can made easily in just 2 minutes. You do not require to be a cook to make maggi and when hungry can make it fast and satisfy your hungry. You can make it with vegetables also.

29 June, 2019


Nutri Choice Digestives 5 Grain Biscuits Pack 100 grams

Britannia has done a great job of bringing out these digestive biscuits. The biscuits are soft and easy to be chewed. They taste also yummy and hence loved by all. The texture of the biscuit is bit grainy but that gives an added effect to the taste. Very light to be eaten as a snack with tea or coffee.

23 July, 2019


Milkmaid Tin 400 grams

Nestle Milkmaid is so thick and rick and perfect in its sweetness. It can be used in cakes, ice creams and mithais. It blends well in cake batters and ice creams and brings out the flavor of the dish. i have used it making many of my recipes one of my cake recipe using milkmaid is as below: The packaging is bit tough as while opening the top if not careful the top can chip your finger but of course that makes it more reliable.

03 August, 2019


Seviyan Vermicelli Pack 400 grams

I have not been using this brand for long but since I started using it I have not used any other. The vermicelli cooks instantly and perfectly on boiling and also stays very moist. The vermicelli absorbs the flavors easily and works very well for me.

06 August, 2019

Haldiram's Nagpur

Aloo Bhujia Pack 175 grams

The aloo bhujia by Haldiram is tasty and crunchy. I love this brand and specially the crunchiness. I have it with my coffee and sometimes in my lunch to make it interesting. the taste is not too salty nor too spicy and a perfect blend of tangy. If you are off on a road trip carry these packets with you to curb your hunger.

12 August, 2019


Butter Pasteurised Box 500 grams

Amul Butter is always available in my fridge. I use it for my gravies, pasta, bread and butter sandwiches, making my bread even Indian nashtas like chakli. The texture of the butter is very smooth and it is very easy to apply on butter or parathas. The taste is good not being too salty and just perfect on the palate. It mixes easily and does not lump.

22 August, 2019

Haldiram's Nagpur

Rasgulla Tin 1 kilogram

The rasgullas of Haldirams are spongy and tasty. The sugar syrup is sweet and I love it. The rasgullas absorb have absorbed the syrup perfectly and taste yummy. The tin packing is good and the shelf life is also long.

26 August, 2019


Masti Buttermilk Spiced Tetra Pack 200 millilitre

This chaas is my favorite energy drink when I am out on any trip. The taste is very nice and the spices used as masala give the perfect kick to the chaas. The texture is no too thin and I love to slurp it. the packaging is also good as the drink will not spill and you can have it using a straw even on the go.

03 September, 2019

Act II

Classic Salted Popcorn Pack 90 grams

Popcorn is our favorite past time food. Act-II popcorn tastes yummy and the flavors are also of a wide range. They pop perfectly in just a minute and are crunchy also. It is my favorite brand of popcorn.

07 September, 2019

Mother Dairy

Ultimate Dahi, Rich & Delicious Tub 400 grams

Mother dairy curd is smooth in texture and gives the appearance of hung curd. the water content is less and is perfect to make Lassi. I use this curd to make Lassi, Cake Base and in many Punjabi gravy. The taste is quite neutral and hence use it for any recipe and the curd will adapt the taste. Even raitas are perfect with this dahi. the packaging is also perfect you can easily open it and use it.

11 September, 2019


Chocolate Delight Flavour Plastic Jar 500 grams

I am using this brand for myself for quite a while now. The flavor is good it is not too sweet and not too chocolaty also it is just the perfect balance of both nothing is additionally required to be added to the milk once you add this powder. It will be liked by kids and adults both. The bottle is sturdy and durable.

14 September, 2019

Dr. Oetker Fun foods

Peanut Butter Crunchy Plastic Jar 340 grams

I have been using Dr. Oetker Sunfoods Peanut butter since a long time specially the crunchy flavor. The flavor is delicious and balanced. The texture is smooth and in the crunchy flavor the crunch of semi grind peanuts gives an added taste. I normally have it in my breakfast with toasted brown bread. A perfect combination.

17 September, 2019

Organic Tattva

Organic Amaranth Box 500 grams

The organic amaranth seeds by organic tattva are easy to cook and very healthy. The seeds are so soft when cooked and being neutral in flavor mix easily in any recipe. I recommend this brand as the seeds are fresh. The packaging is basic once you open the packet you need to store these seeds in an airtight container. Check out my recipe using these seeds in my profile or click on the link below.

21 September, 2019


Sriracha Sauce Plastic Bottle 320 grams

I just started using this brand and I absolutely loved this sauce. It is not too tangy and is perfect with sandwiches and fries. The bottle is so easy to use and store.

26 September, 2019


Besan Pack 500 grams

I have been using this brand for quite a while now. I like the texture of the besan atta it is not too thick and does not lump. I make it to use pakoras or besan chillas. I have even used it recently to make besan ke ladoo and the ladoos turned out great. It mixes very easily in water and is not sticky on use.

02 October, 2019


Mixed Fruit Jam Glass Jar 200 grams

Kissan jams are very tasty and specially this moxed fruit jam is an all in one package. The taste is good it is not too overly sweet and goes well with breads, buns, chapatti or even thepla. I use this jam even in my cake fillings. The bottle is easy to use and easy to open for use for the first time. The taste and texture both are great and the mixed fruits combination used is yummy.

02 October, 2019


Fresh Cream Tetra Pack 250 millilitre

Amul fresh cream is available very easily and easy to use. I make my truffle, ice cream and even punjabi gravies using this cream. It is thick and blends very easily in any recipe. It mixes very well with chocolate and gives a shiny texture to the truffle. The present pack with a cap for opening is very convenient to use and store.

09 October, 2019


Jowar & Sweet Potato Flour, Expresso Coffee Cake Mix Box 200 grams

Being a baker when I received this pre mix box I could not wait to try it. It is gluten free and hence you can indulge without any guilt. The cake itself is bit dense and if you are expecting it to fluff like a regular cake it will not. However the taste does not disappoint for someone looking to eat guilty free this is the perfect cake for. The taste initially will be difficult to accept but give it a few bites and you will like it. I topped mine with some chocolate sauce. You can have it as it is also. For vegetarian recipe it says use 120 ml water I would suggest 130 - 140 ml. Do try it once.

14 October, 2019


Masala Oats Pack 38 grams

I love the flavor of classic masala oats. It tastes somewhat like maggi masala and hence easily eaten even by kids. It cooks very easily just add some water and cooks in two minutes. It is soft when cooked. I use masala oats in many of my starter recipes also. One such recipe is of aloo tikki sandwich which I have posted in my profile. The flavor of masala oats gives an additional flavor to the starters. The packaging is regular packet once opened I store the entire contents in an airtight container.

17 October, 2019


Cheese Processed Cheese Spread - 5 Slices Pack 100 grams

I prefer to use amul cheese slices for my cheese sandwiches if I want to make it quick. Just add the chutney place one slice and grill and you are ready to go. Even if on a trip just pack bread and amul cheese slices and you are good to go for a quick snack. The slices are the appropriate size for our regular breads and the taste is great specially when grilled. I use this sometimes in my pizza also place the slices on the base top it with toppings then grated cheese of choice. When baked it melts just perfect.

22 October, 2019


Bourbon New & Chocolatier Pack 120 grams

Bourbon has always been one of my favorite biscuits. The new more chocolaty flavor is equally delicious. The biscuit is available in many different prize ranges and affordable. I love the cream in between which goes perfectly with the biscuit outside. The sugar granules add to the flavor. I use it in my biscuit cake recipe also.

01 November, 2019


Green Tea Decaffeinated Box 20 pcs

I use this brand because it is easy to use, refreshing and at the same time it tastes good. The dip dip bags are best to use as you can carry these with you for any trip all you need is warm water and you are ready to use it.

04 November, 2019


Dark Fantasy Choco Fills Box 75 grams

I love this cookies. The chocolate filling is rich and perfect. When you bite into the cookie the filling just melts in your mouth. It is perfect for fulfilling your small hunger pangs and satisfying your chocolate craving. The best way to eat it is with milk. The box packaging and individual biscuit packaging is good as you can one biscuit and the remaining stay fresh in the package.

04 November, 2019


Dark Fantasy Choco Creme Biscuits Pack 100 grams

The taste is awesome and the chocolate filling as well as biscuits are absolutely delicious. Just sometimes the the quantity of the filling varies and is less. The filling should be uniform with the biscuit . the packaging of the biscuit is standard once opened you cannot store the biscuit in the package itself you need to consume it immediately. Overall perfect for small hunger pangs however if you are calorie conscious you have to stop at one or two biscuits.

04 November, 2019


Chaat Masala Box 100 grams

I use Everest chaat masala in case my homemade chaat masala is over and I need something in emergency. Overall the taste is good but can be better as I feel the tangy and salty taste is what defines a chaat masala and that is bit moderate in this brand. I need to use it in larger quantity to get the tangy taste in sandwich or sev puri.

04 November, 2019


Instant Energy Tangy Orange Flavour Box 1 kilogram

I use Glucon-D if I need instant energy. Tangy Orange flavor is my favorite as the orange flavor gives you the kick you need. I have used this drink during long walks and treks to give an extra boost and the orange flavor kicks your taste buds.

04 November, 2019


Classic Pure Coffee Glass Bottle 50 grams

I have always been a coffee drinker and from the beginning I have used Nescafe coffee classic. The coffee is not too black and even one spoon is enough for a mug of coffee. The taste is not too bitter and the granules mix immediately in milk or water and do not lump on top.

04 November, 2019


American Style Cream & Onion Flavour Pack 52 grams

I love cream and onion the best of all the flavors. The packaging is good it keeps the chips fresh and crunchy. The only thing lacking is the quantity it is a bit less as per the value. The flavor is bursting with the taste of onion and it is perfect accompaniment with tea or coffee.

12 November, 2019

Fruit Popsicle

Hey love your recipe. I made it and it turned out really yum. It reminded me of my childhood days.

31 May, 2019

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