Aditya Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra kick-started their “Daawat-e-Ishq Food Yatra” promoting their upcoming movie Daawat-e-Ishq from Mumbai and toured to Surat, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi and at last Chandigarh, stopping at famous food joints across these cities. Follow their food trail with us.
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Text and Image: Aastha Sharma
Their first stop was one of Mumbai’s most famous morning food joints - Cafe Madras (in Matunga), indulging in an enjoyable breakfast of Vada Sambhar, Idli Butter Pudi, Butter Dosa, Set Dosa and the famous ‘Kaapi’.
The Daawat-e-Ishq pair fuelled up for a bike ride from Mumbai to Charoti enroute to Talasari passing by great weather, lush greenery, picturesque streams and lots of fresh air!
A hearty lunch stop at Parsi-da-Dhaba beckoned Aditya and Parineeti who indulged in Parsi delicacies Keema half-fry, Patra-ni-Machchi, Mutton Dhansak before heading to Surat.
A sea of crowd was ready with open arms to welcome the pair at Shree Balaji Janta Ice Cream Centre known for its inventive and original flavours.
Continuing the food yatra, Gullu (Aditya) and Taru (Parineti) started Day 2 heartily tucking into an authentic Gujarati spread at the scenic Vishalla in Ahmedabad.
The Daawat-e-Ishq duo was treated to delectable dishes like Bhinda, Puri-Tamatar Aloo, Tuvar Dal, Jalebi, Sukhadi, affectionately packed for Aditya and Parineeti by the hotel management, before they set off to move from Gujarat to Rajasthan!
The culturally rich Pride Amber Vatika in the Pink City, Jaipur, welcomed team Daawat-e-Ishq with a splendid Rajasthani thali!
Parineeti couldn’t resist asking for a second helping of dal baati churma and Aditya couldn’t get enough of gatte ki sabzi amongst others.
An enjoyable night in the company of folk dancers got more exciting with the presence of singers Sunidhi Chauhan and Javed Ali who joined Aditya and Parineeti for a fun camel ride and a prompt and entertaining game of Antakshari – which saw Team Parineeti & Javed vs. Team Aditya & Sunidhi in full action involving the local visitors in the game.
Aditya and Parineeti's Food Yatra continued to Fatehpur Sikri on Day 3 of their tour. After a simple and wholesome pure vegetarian lunch on the highway, the duo proceeded to the Dargah amidst a huge gathering of locals and foreign tourists!
The team then proceeded to Agra where they headed for a fun and entertaining Qawwali night! The singing session was led by the musical maestros and the film's music directors Sajid-Wajid along with the super talented Sabri Brothers, set against the majestic monumental ode-to-love backdrop - Taj Mahal.