delna prakashan

better known as The Munching Traveler

- discovering life one journey, one bite at a time - 


... and repeat.

Everytime I taste a new flavour, converse with a stranger or experience a new place, I realise there's a world just waiting to be discovered. I dig food tours and road trips. No one takes a bite before I Instagram it and no touristy stuff on holidays. From my world to yours, let's explore and eat together. The rest can wait. 


So, plan your next trip, say hello to someone new and eat like it's your last meal. In doing so, I hope you'll discover life's best...just as I still am. 



Some dishes are like first love. Teary, memorable, forever. This Greek mincemeat balls in creamy dill flavoured yoghurt with a generous drizzle of pine nuts toasted in chilli-brown butter is no different. Sigh. You can't afford to have a conversation while eating this...

I'm curious. Curious enough to pick up the various spices, herbs, nuts and pulses at a spice market. Roll them between my fingers, poke into the surface and sometimes even take an assertive bite. That's how I stumbled upon these little red berry dynamites - dried barbe...

This recipe makes me melt. Actually, brings a tear to my eye. I'm not exaggerating. It happens when a dish is so comforting, almost sings to my soul. And, why not? Paprika-dusted seared chicken cooked in lemon, butter and cream with some of my favourite vegetables. Top...

Sometimes the simplest of tastes can feel so comforting and homely. A classic Bread and Butter Pudding definitely comes into that list of recipes that’s an evergreen flavour – once you’ve dug your teeth into your first bite, oooh there's no looking back! My family has...

That flavour, yes that flavour of Burnt Garlic and Chilli, there's something about it. Even if one Chinese man back in the day left it to burn by mistake, well he indeed created history in bringing that amazing flavour bomb to us today. During these social distancing a...

"I've got berry purple smeared across my fingers,

Blueberry goodness with every bite, 

When it comes to enjoying muffins so good,

I'll go all out. There's just no other way." 

Every now and then, I hop on to a healthy-eating streak. This season, I owe it my tight jeans but...

This is not a regular food or travel post that I’m most likely to do but just a thought I’ve been rolling over my mind all day today. 

As I was tossing and turning in bed last night, this thought dawned upon me. Maybe because I was guilty of the same? As a research junk...

As featured in Khaleej Times on 29 February 2020 - Dubai UAE

A piece I wrote on the opportunities and challenges for female creative entrepreneurs in the UAE today. Indian-origin, born and raised in Dubai and lived among multi-cultural neighbourhoods, I qualify as the q...

"I ate a spoonful of this creamy vegetable curry

with some steamed Basmati rice,

And then, I ate another spoonful, 

And another,

And with each morsel, I thought - 

Damn, can veggies taste so darn good?"

I came back from my trip in Goa, all smiles from catching up with my lon...

As featured in Masala UAE Magazine, Feb 13 2020.

“As I watched the rinsed spinach leaves leave my fingers,

And into the blender,

I can’t help thinking, shucks I hope I don’t need to throw this experiment out.

I mean, spinach green savoury crepes? (Did I hear an eww?)

But one swirl on the skillet and I knew I could be ont...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates