All Rasika Dugal Wants From Life is Well-cooked Fish With Wine

The Manto actress, a self-confessed foodie, can't have enough of chocolate

Most of us assume that our beloved stars in showbiz – be it Bollywood or TV celebs, comedians or singers – follow a strict diet to maintain their stardom. We think it's a prerequisite for being a part of the industry. But turns out, this is not always the case. There are many of our favourite famous faces who love food even more than we do – and that’s saying a lot!

"There's no sincerer love than the love for food," said George Bernard Shaw. Manto actress Rasika Dugal will agree. Her toned figure and fun social media profile may not reveal it but the actress is a complete foodie at heart. Begin a discussion on food and the normally shy Rasika pulls up her sleeves to contribute and how! Living Foodz sat the Bollywood actress down for a chat on all things food. The result was a first person account of Dugal's s favourite ghar ka khana, restaurants, cheat day meals and more. Scroll on and discover the gastronomic adventures of this actress!

All-day Menu

Breakfast: My first meal of the day is simple yet filling. For me, breakfast is always a slice of bread with two egg whites.  

Lunch and Dinner: When it comes to lunch, I prefer a complete meal. This includes a portion of salad, vegetables, dal (lentils) and roti or brown rice. To keep things different from lunch, my dinner totally depends on how my day was. If I’ve had a stressful and tiring day, I let loose and binge eat on all my favourite food. If it was a good day, I stick to a piping hot bowl of soup, a portion of chicken and some salad.

Between Meals:
If I get hungry between the main meals of the day, I snack on a bowl of vegetables. If I’m in the mood then some chips too! I also like to sip on some vegetable juice or chaas (buttermilk) between meals.

Favourite Foods

My Favourite: Wine, wine, wine!

Ghar Ka Khaana: Without a doubt, aloo ke parathe! I am a good Punjabi you see!

Childhood Memories of Food: My parents grew up in Burma (now Myanmar). So Burmese food was a regular at our house. Besides the well-known Khow Suey, there were dishes such as Le Thok, Laphet Thok and Mohinga that I have grown up eating. These were some of my favourite meals as a child.

(Also read: Chef Ranveer Brar discovers the different facets of Burma through its food

Likes and Dislikes:
I am a foodie so I have a long list of ‘strong likes’ but there are no dislikes that I can think of. Of all the things I love to binge on, chocolate tops the list.

Sweet Dish: I LOVE any and every dessert that has chocolate.

Cheat Meal:
On the days when I feel like cheating, I binge eat a big packet of ragi chips. They’re one of my favourite snacks.

Street Food:
Bhel puri tops the list when I think of my favourite street food.

Always in My Fridge:
There are two items that are always in my fridge – peanut butter and low-fat cheese. These two items are comfort food to me.

Favourite Restaurant:
Of late, Smoke House Deli and Salt Water Café have been my go-to places. Both these restaurants in Bandra, Mumbai serve brilliantly cooked John Dory and some good wine. What else does one need in life?

Last Meal:
If I get the chance to choose my last meal, I would like to eat the chole kulcha from the Bengali Market in Delhi. I told you, I’m a true Punju at heart!

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