• Magical Tiffin Box by Sweta

    Sweta Chakraborty was born in Kolkata motherland of creativity. She did post graduate studies in Public Relations and worked as a marketing professional. She used her opportunity to travel worldwide to explore the culinary culture of various nations. A socialite, writer, successful wife and mother of two beautiful children wanted to Share her culinary skills through her book ”Magical Tiffin Box”. Let us find more about Sweta Chakraborty. Sweta, welcome to NariSakhi.

    1. NS: Tell us something about your book “Magical Tiffin Box
    Sweta: ‘Magical tiffin box’ is a collection of 110 recipes- easy to cook and prepare. It involves the least possible hazards with almost no or little preparation time involved. The book has been categorized as- vegetarian, non -vegetarian, diabetic and party recipes. Each recipe has a nutrition note attached to it. A brief history of the food along with preparation and cooking time is also mentioned thereby enabling the reader easy and comfortable read. All the ingredients mentioned are widely available. All you need to do is turn the pages and pick from your favorites.
    The book is available both in e- platform as well as a paperback. The e- book is available in- flipkart, amazon.com, u read, infibeam, crosswords, Barnes & Noble, kobo, google play stores and many others.
    The book is available in stores like- Oxford, Crosswords, Om book stores, Lead start.

    The reader can have a look at the reviews on the Goodreads book lover’s community: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...cal-tiffin-box
    The concept of easy yet nutritious packed lunch recipes is a great sigh of relief for the woman of 21st century as she has to manage the 360‘s of life. So no more frustrations and be happy to see your little darling return with an empty lunch box from school.

    2. NS: What are your cooking inspirations? A famous chef, your mom, a cook book, a blog?
    Sweta: When I was a child, I used to see my mom cook some special dishes for me which was my school favorite. Later when I had the opportunity to travel various nations I was very keen to observe their culinary culture. As a mom I had tried out various dishes for my family. My cooking has multifarious influences starting from my family recipes and ending in the most modern restaurant foods. I am always inspired by cookery shows hosted by famous chefs, cookery books and obviously famous bloggers. In fact since I was a curious culinary culture observer I turned no stones unturned to get into an innovative culinary idea which was not impossible by me.

    3. NS: What’s your biggest failure ever in the kitchen?
    Sweta: Actually there is nothing a word called ‘failure’ in my dictionary. Everything is ‘trial and error’. Yes, for a new cook to be acquainted to cooking is an easy job since we had spent many years as bookworms. But yes, I remember my first roti’s used to look like no other than country maps. But slowly with time I learnt how to be a perfectionist and most important how to be a ‘smart cook’. I had innovated my own recipes which were easy to cook as well as tasty and keeping the nutritional fact intact. According to me cooking is nothing but one’s concept turned into a fabulous taste.

    4. NS: What advice would you give to people willing to start a healthier lifestyle?

    Sweta: What we mean by a ‘healthier lifestyle’ is of course – lesser oil based foods in case of adults. But for children of course there should not be any such restrictions since they are growing. Everybody is a conscious eater nowadays. Any healthy start to a good meal will include lots of salads, fruits and drinks. People tend to shift towards baked varieties more than fried items. For children occasional fried items tend to do no harm because they are still active. Conscious people may give a healthy start to ‘paleo foods’ thereby avoiding junk foods and sticking to the natural and lesser carbohydrate based varieties.

    5. NS: What advice you would give to narisakhi readers that you have learned in your life?

    Sweta: 21st century women are the ‘deciders’ of their own fate. Mistakes help to be a perfectionist in life. One advice which I can share with my intelligent readers’ Believe in yourself and the world will follow you’.

    6. NS: What are your forthcoming writings?
    Sweta: Magical tiffin box has been appreciated widely by readers and critics across all platforms. I might come out with some microwave recipe ideas that will be easy to cook and a great time saver. I am still working on the idea and will share with everyone once it’s published.

    Sweta’s Favorites
    Author: Nigella Lawson, the British author and cook
    Season: Winter in India.
    Book: Almost all books on creative culinary technique.
    Cuisine: Indian, of course.
    Music: Bollywood songs
    Color: Black and White

    ----Interviewed by Laxmi Khalap Bhatt, Editor, www.narisakhi.com
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. jaya's Avatar
      jaya -
      wonderful idea. congrates Sweta.
    1. koyal's Avatar
      koyal -
      Sweta, i ordered your book. It is very helpful. Onlu suggestions i have is picture quality can be better.
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