Food tastes best when made with love & care, keeping it original & fresh.

A platform specially crafted for home chef’s like you and me, to get the insights from the masters themselves. A seminar to understand food from the heart.

#HomeChefMatters 2.0  – An all-day conference for Home Chefs. As a super foodie I am fortunate to be a part of whole day extravaganza on food. At Pallazzio, St. Regis Hotel, Mumbai – Friday, 24 November, 2017. Organized by FBAI (Food Bloggers Association of India) in association with Vikhroli Cucina. An assemblage of chefs, bloggers, recipe guru’s, designs, kitchen gadgets, appliances and other culinary delights. The conference was an initiative to learn & understand the genesis of preserving ‘Lost Recipes’. Learn the basics of famous cuisine by experts and indulge in fruitful networking.


HomeChefMatters 2.0 – It’s all about Food, Lost Recipes & Hand Hygiene

The reverie established with the collaboration of India’s Home Chef brands synonymous with Food. Godrej Nature’s Basket, Godrej Appliances, Godrej Interio, Cartini, Godrej Protekt, FBAI, along with Country’s most talented chefs. Ever peppy & stylish Vicky Ratnani; super talented Harpal Singh Sokhi. Suave & dashing Ranveer Brar; food stylist Michael Swamy. India’s very own celebrity gastronomes and blogger Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal. The agenda was to deliberate on ‘Home Chef‘ cooking & preserving the Lost Recipes. Healthy habits, eating right, home food v/s outside food, protection against germs, hygiene and much more.


Kunal Vijayakar, Chef Hemant Oberoi, Chef Ranveer Brar, Rashmi Uday Singh, Vineet Bhatia

With the power packed panel discussions across gastronomic expanse, audience learned various insights from acclaimed speakers. Kunal Vijayakar, Chef Ranveer Brar, Rashmi Uday Singh, Vineet Bhatia, and many more. Keep it basic, do not over power the presentation, hand sanitized & work area clean, keeping age old recipes alive. The topics touched around by the panelists were simple and close to heart.


Image credit – #HomeChefMatters

Preserve The Lost Recipes

When Chef Ranveer Brar shared an anecdote – How our Homely & Humble Butter Chicken has gone under so many changes. It excites to get the same taste of everyone’s favorite dish at few local joints in Amritsar, Punjab. Chef Hemant Oberoi shared the experience from his years of practice – ‘stick to basics’ brings best out of the food.

Indian cuisine is versatile, rich, colorful and loved by all. It is time we feel proud of our gastronomic heritage. Pass it to future generations, for them to connect with the roots. I still recall when Grandmother used to make – Tandoori Roti at small home made Tandoor. But when it comes to me – I have no clue how to handle Tandoor. Rather I call the home delivery.

Impromptu Cook Off Challenge for Home Chefs –


Image – twitter #homechefmatters


Preparing Ghoonghat mein Biagan

Impromptu session of Cook Off turned the heat on – audience was divided into small teams and were given a challenge to cook. Cook a recipe from your heart using Godrej Oils along with hygiene specialist Godrej Protekt. Lost recipe worth preserving or add in a dash of twist. My team chose eggplant/ aubergine & walnuts as our main ingredients. We cooked ‘Ghoonghat Mein Baigan‘ (eggplant role with onion, beans, garlic and tomatoes filling). My prowess at chopping counter was – peeling, cutting, slicing. Read few hacks from my kitchen – Favorite 5 from My Kitchen.

For dessert we made Pineapple & Walnut pudding – named it ‘Ananaas- Akhrot Halwa‘.

From Left to Right Deepika, Ayehsa Ladha, Snehalate Jain, Dipika Singh. Image Credit – HomeChefMatters

Kitchen & Hand Hygiene – Cooking Ritual


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Food makes us strong, happy, going but without safety & protection by an expert the same nourishment can turn into disease. Godrej Protekt masterchef hand-wash & hand sanitizer keep us safe from harmful germs. Kitchen table, chopping board, knifes could be the breeding ground of deadly viruses/germs. Maintaining proper hygiene and cleanliness in kitchen is utmost important.


Ms. Somashree Bose addressing audience about hand sanitizing

Before & after the Cook-Off challenge we used Godrej Protekt to sanitize our hands. This brings to a very positive habit of maintaining best quality standards in Kitchen.

Concluding Hi Tea

No event is complete without meeting old friends and making few newer ones. We got the chance to meet few legendary & celebrity chefs. Catch up with friends & networking is a must take home from Bloggers Meet. So was this time, Over a hot cup of coffee, few funny talks and lot of learning.

Catch the LIVE feed from the event by Gleefulblogger Facebook Page –


Left to Right – Utpal, Snehalata, Dipika, Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, Ayesha Ladha


Yours truly – Dipika Singh aka Gleefulblogger












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Anagha Yatin · November 30, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Too many cooks and the best dish of engagement! Sure would hv left lingering, aromatic and fresh memories for you Dipika!

Alexx bloom · December 1, 2017 at 11:34 am

Lovely day you had, looking so beautiful and seeing so many chefs working together makes this occasion special and food tasty.

Prajakta · December 1, 2017 at 1:44 pm

So many chefs working together..this looks like fun. Thanks for sharing

Ruchi Verma · December 1, 2017 at 2:16 pm

look like fun event with lovely team to create something very special …

Hena Jose · December 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm

wow…a great event on the whole. I completely agree to the point that stick to basics and cook

jhilmildsaha · December 2, 2017 at 3:40 am

This looks like a heaven for foodies and good food enthusiasts. Its always good to see the masters at work

Rakhi Parsai · December 2, 2017 at 3:41 am

This one seems like a fun event. Especially it gets all the more special when we women get to wear our chef hats and come up with something unique. I love Eggplant and its recipes would love to know more about what your team made and how. 🙂

Charu · December 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

Ghoongat mein baingan, sounds super Exciting and tasty

Ghazala Naseem · December 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Good that you had a great time there meeting famous chefs .Ghooghat mein baigan sounds interesting 😁

Deepika Verma · December 2, 2017 at 2:27 pm

This looks like so much fun and a great learning experience too

Preeti tiwari · December 2, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Wow… Seems like u all enjoyed a lot, ghoonghat me baigan this dish looks amazing.

Snigdha · December 3, 2017 at 7:47 pm

It looks like a funfull event.. The egg plant dish looks tempting. Hope you have enjoyed a lot..

Papri Ganguly · December 4, 2017 at 3:32 am

Seems like you all had a time together. Food looks also nice. Good post

Prerna Sinha · December 4, 2017 at 5:49 am

Woah, seems the event was a wonderful one! Full of happiness and yummy flavours as well!

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