The statuesque Bollywood beauty, Deepika Padukone captured thousands of hearts in ‘Om Shanti Om’ with her honest performance and those enchanting doe eyes. Years after her premier film, she continues to be one of Bollywood’s top actresses. But, while we can all quote some of her more memorable lines, did you know that Deepika Padukone loves her Indian khana? Well, now you do – and we’ll give you more to go on; here are some of Padukone’s all-time favourite Indian dishes. Who knows; maybe if we eat like her, we’ll get closer to looking like her?
Padukone tells FirstPost.com that the first dish she turns to when she’s back home from travelling is Varan; a traditional Maharashtrian dal dish, with tomatoes and potatoes.
Khichdi with Pickle
Being a South Indian, Padukone is naturally a fan of idli, dipped into or doused in sambar.
Medu Vadas from CTR in Bangalore
Masala Dosas from CTR in Bangalore
Padukone also loves the masala dosas from CTR, which many vouch serves the ‘perfect’ dosas, with a crisp outer cover, a spicy potato stuffing and a dollop of white butter.
From an interview she did with FirstPost, we learnt that Padukone’s favourite street food is sev puri; especially from Ram and Shyam in Santa Cruz.
Deepika is an unfussy non-vegetarian and especially likes seafood prepared in a Mangalorean style; think fish curry and prawn curry eaten with kori rotti, which is made of rice flakes soaked in gravy.
South Indian Filter Coffee
Like a true South Indian, Padukone loves cups of road side filter coffee. However, when that’s not available we’re sure she’d be happy with a cup of Nescafe (the ads sort of clued us in).