© 2019  by delna prakashan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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. 



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...

"Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is."

- Irish Proverb

Vol-au-vents are baked puff pastry cases that can be filled with any stuffing, usually creamy in base. You can either bake them from start following the cooking instructions on the packet or if in a...

"Sometimes the best of you comes out when you trust your gut.

And, when I say gut, I really mean a growling tummy.

It's amazing how hunger can bring out the best of us...

even if it's a plan bowl of pasta"

This salad was purely designed by chance: It started one day when I...

"I sat and thought hard. 

I closed my eyes and imagined their flavours.

In one hand I held an orange and in the other a sprig of thyme.

I sniffed one and tasted another.

I couldn’t tell what would be when these are baked together.

There was only way to find out...

Trust and...

I would sadly pout every time mom threw away our Christmas cake crumbles while trying to nice-edged pieces to share with guests. Until one day, I decided to #savethecake by scooping away all the leftover crumbles and come up with a ‘cake shot’! So simple, so fun and he...

This is a unique spice rub I created on the spur of the moment. One of those days when I came home from a long day, entered the kitchen, opened my dry store cupboard (stared at it for a few minutes) and got whipping up a dry spice rub. I pretty much visualized how the...

When someone told me eat the rainbow, I think I took it way too literally! And, so I started with the colour purple. It also happens to be my favourite colour (and the hero colour of my book Whip it!). 

The first thing that came to my mind was a big ball of purple cabba...

Let's all do the happy dance because I am stoked to announce the PRE-ORDER links for my first ever cookbook - Whip it! A Guide to Getting Sassy & Skilled in the Kitchen - is NOW LIVE!  It would give me great joy if you hop over to any of the links below and place your...

A no-nonsense, all fun, cook book for every girl who is busy changing the world but a bit nervous to whip herself a meal. I'll show you how the kitchen can be your happy place with plenty tips, recipes and hacks to keep you sassy and skilled.

Alright, confession time. It’s been a couple of years since I made this ‘food walk’ video and it’s only now that I’ve mustered up the courage to post it. Why? See the video and you’ll know why. Completely impromptu, raw and candid! Believe it or not, but this was right...

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