Food, Glorious Food the opening song from the musical Oliver! Probably best describes how we feel when a dish we love is placed before us. It can be the cure for a bad day, and can settle those rattled nerves having an almost therapeutic effect on our mind and body. We quiz celebs from different fields about that one dish that perks them up. Here's what they had to say.
Lillete Dubey, theatre personality and actress
The dish that I am always happy to have is crab curry prepared Goan, Kerala or whatever style. Especially butter garlic crab from Trishna... Utterly delicious..aand utterly fattening... Every time I am back on town I need a fix of that! And of course ice cream... Especially in a cone. It's something I've loved ever since I was a kid..and Sindhi Palak dal!
Ketan Bhagat, author
A hot, steaming cup of ginger masala tea made by Pia (my wife) and had with my son Rian sitting besides me takes away all the blues.
Rahul Da Cunha, Theatre personality
A great mutton biryani, a tasty vada pao and in Goa a Goan sausage pulao are great examples of comfort food that always lift my spirits and put a smile on my face.
Rajeev Masand, movie critic
It would have to be Maggi noodles. Not only has one come to enjoy the taste of it over the years, it's also one of those things that has remained consistent in taste and quality. You never have to fear being disappointed by it. It has stood the test of time and come out a winner. It also brings a smile to my face because I associate it with my childhood, with my school tiffin box.
Sapna Bhavnani, Hair stylist
Aloo Matar always makes me happy as it reminds me of my nani.
Suchitra Pillai, actress
Pancakes...It's what my mum used to make for me as a child when I was hungry. She used to make the batter from scratch but nowadays it's all in a packet, but still takes me right back when I used to eat them as a kid.