There are many reasons to love the reigning Queen of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone, but our reasons to adore her go beyond the silver screen. Mainly because of DP’s love for food. When you look at the flawless personality that she is, you would assume she must have to deny herself the pleasure of food. But turns out, that’s not the case with this talented actress. We scoured Deepika’s interviews to find 10 moments when she revealed her love affair with food.
Ideal Cheat MealIn an interview with a leading
fashion magazine in 2016, Deepika said that her ideal cheat meal is a sea salt cookie – that too, a big one!
– with loads of ice cream. This revelation was followed by the superstar
polishing off a big piece of a decadent chocolate
cake (while the shoot was on!) *me want!*
Dream Dinner PartyIf she could invite only four guests to her dream dinner
party, Deepika said they would be Roger Federer, Barack Obama, Serena Williams
and Taylor Swift. While we’re glad she’s inviting the who’s who from the
international scene, we can’t help but wonder why hubby Ranveer isn’t on the
list - #SorryNotSorry!
Deepika’s Life in
Three WordsIn October 2018, she chose to answer some fan questions on Instagram. One
question (actually, its answer) that particularly stole our attention was:
“Jeevan ka varnan teen shabdo mei keejiye” (Describe life in three words).
Deepika’s response was, “Food, food and food!!!” accompanied by a bunch of food-related
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Dark Chocolate is BaeHer Instagram feed is proof enough that Deepika
loves chocolate, especially dark chocolate. She includes it in her diet to
satiate her dessert
cravings. In fact, in conversation with a leading women’s lifestyle magazine,
she revealed hot
chocolate as her go-to beverage to deal with the blues. According to the
star, it lifts her mind and spirit.
Favourite Food“A lovely golden brown butter masala
dosa, with just the right balance of crispiness and softness,” is how
Deepika likes her favourite dish, as reported by an Indian weekly magazine. You
can enjoy this at her favourite dining hole, Central Tiffin Room, a quaint
little eatery in Bengaluru.
Earliest Food MemoryWhat she remembers the most from her childhood is the sweet aroma of nankhatais and chocolate cake that would
waft through their home. “Often, the whole building would be filled with the
aroma and it was a heady feeling knowing it was coming from your house,” she
told the weekly magazine.
She’s a Good Cook!Not many know that Deepika’s not just fond of eating food but cooking
it too. In fact, she even cooks for her family and friends whenever she gets
the time. She has attended many short cooking courses with her sister Anisha.
“Both of us love cooking but because of our hectic work hours, we don’t get to
spend that much time in the kitchen,” she said. The cooking courses are an
opportunity to bond with her sister and she looks forward to attending more, she
The Last SupperWhen asked what food item she’d pick as her last supper on Earth, Deepika
said: “Rasam and rice! There are no ways about that!” Clearly, she loves south
Indian food unconditionally. That explains why rasam-rice was on the menu
at the DeepVeer wedding among other Konkani
and Mangalorean dishes.
Favourite Festive TreatAs per her interaction with an online portal, her favourite festival is Ganesh Chaturthi. When
it comes to favourite festive food, she loves homemade idlis
steamed in banana leaves. “The flavour that the leaf imparts to the idli is
just fantastic!” she said.
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