Friday, March 30, 2012


Baisakhi is an ancient harvest festival celebrated across the northern Indian subcontinent. Our homepage will celebrate this festival until April 13th. This is a universal festival of gratitude to Mother Earth for her infinite gifts to our lives.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Artist Brahma is a super talented artist and a great friend of mine living in New York. Here is some of his very work in which he captured my life on canvas. His work is very highly appreciated and I love his strong strokes. Art is life...Vikas

Monday, March 26, 2012

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days.An old day passes, a new day arrives.The important thing is to make it meaningful,a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.— His Holiness The Dalai LamaAll of you; my FB Friends make my every day meaningful. "Tashi Delek" - Vikas

Sunday, March 25, 2012

My dessert king (Shahzad Variava) was awarded as the young achiever in the field of Culinary Arts at one of the most prestigious awards of Parsi 's Community "Dorabshaw Prestigious Awards". I spoke to him right before he received the Award and I told him that I am forever cheering for my country's talent. Simply yours Vikas

Saturday, March 24, 2012

My sincere thanks to Martha Stewart and her lovely crew for having me on her show. Thanks Sophie Herbert for all your support and love.
A big congrats to Hiroko Kiiffner and Lake Isle Team for creating this beautiful book, Rajesh Bhardwaj and Junoon for making me so proud AND the infinite support of Andrew Blackmore and Team for scheduling and organizing me so well.
I wish I knew how to work with those modern tongs :) Love Vikas

Thank You Everyone: Today Flavors First has become number 1 selling Indian Cookbook on Amazon in America. 
A big toast to you all; my FB Family. 

Truly Yours Vikas

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Shot by my super talented friend and director Ronnie Bhardwaj (who recently got selected at the prestigious School of Visual Arts). Congrats Ronnie I am so proud of you guys. I am sure your talents will bring joy to the world. Here is a video of our kitchen during service.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I was just asked by Munu, which is my favourite pet. "DOG".
Yes, I used to have a small white Pomeranian by the name of Tiddy. After she left me in 1999, I swore never to have dog in my life again. "They love you too much unconditionally, ask for too little, forgive you very soon, wait for you too long and finally live too little. And leave a big hole in your heart forever. So, many thanks to my little friend Tiddy for teaching me so much about loyalty, forgiveness and friendship". ...V

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jalal Shaikh is a part of food team at MasterChef India. This team is the best reason that the show is so brilliant.
I had promised Jalal's Ammi to visit her before I leave Mumbai. Right before catching the flight back to NY, I wanted to keep my promise and visited his Ammi. I swear that it was the BESTEST biryani I have ever had. While I was leaving she touched my forehead and said "always be like this, never change". There must be a cosmic reason that God made women better cooks? Here is a picture with Jalal and his superb Ammi Jaan.