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Foodie Fanatic Chef Nandan Dattani is a Fitness Freak too!

 #FoodBuzzzName – Nandan DattaniInstagram handle - @chefnandan29

What is your favourite food memory from childhood?
I get a smile when this incident comes to my mind. Imagine the cheek of a kid who complained to my teachers about the food varieties in our school meals. I actually asked them to serve shrikhand and poori.

What’s your favourite comfort food?
I love parathas, tomato soup and pizza.

3 reasons why you consider yourself a Foodie?
I am always willing to try out new cuisine.
Being a chef, I keep getting experimental  in cooking and conjuring up various new dishes.
Food satisfies my soul  more than my palette.

What’s the strangest dish you’ve ever tried? 
I have tried many of them which haven’t appealed to me. The    dholkla lasagne and khandvi enchiladas were some of the strangest ones when it came to flavours going for a toss.

If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Surely it would be butter chicken  with kulcha with kalaunji seeds.

What kind of oil do you use most of all?
Sunflower oil. 

Which is the most over-rated food cuisine?
I would nominate three cuisines – Vegan, Thai and Japanese.

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Any quirky food dishes combinations you have invented or love feasting on?
I keep experimenting with the pizza topping combinations (chicken tikka onion paprika capsicum on one pizza). My cheese koftas in spinach gravy was appreciated by most of my regular diners.

Your take on:
Keto diets – Never tried. I have heard it has bad long term health effects.
Intermittent fasting – Fasting is welcome and this one can be tried.
Fusion food cuisine – Some can be tried and enjoyed.

Which superfoods have impressed you the most?
Our indian food Sattu is truly amazing. Somehow it is still low profile.  

What are your favourites?
Indian street food – Samosa 
Indian dessert – Gulab jamun
Hidden gem restaurant of your city (and why) – Sheebas for non-veg its super amazing.
Over-rated Indian restaurant in your city (and why) – Many of them -Temptt, Upri Manzil, even Narmada at Ummed
The restaurant you keep going back to -  Sheebas

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How do you detox your body after an overdose of eating out?
Besides running for ultra-marathons, I use jogging / running as a daily exercise to stay fit and healthy.