Indian Food Trail and Home-chef Monali Bhardwaj create the real flavours of Assam in Mumbai

Assamese restaurants in Mumbai are few and far between. Besides their rare existence, the food served can hardly be called authentic. With the launch of new social dining startup Indian Food Trail things are about to change. This Sunday, Indian Food Trail along with Television Producer turned Home-chef Monali Bhardwaj created the authentic taste of Assam at her home in Mumbai’s Oshiwara area.


Indian Food Trail is an online platform which connects home-chefs with food lovers. The platform aims to put a spotlight on the various regional cuisines of India on the global stage.

Talking about Indian Food Trail, the startup’s co-founder Nayab Bookwala – Contractor said, “Indian food is often typecast as spicy curries or tikkas or more often North Indian and South Indian food. Indian Food Trail focusses on the diversity of the regional Indian cuisines through authentic home-cooked food. Indian Food Trail makes home-cooked food available to everyone, wherever they may be. We believe a good home-cooked meal can never go wrong!”

Monali Bhardwaj cooked some of the popular Assamese delicacies such as Mati Daali, Maasor Tenga, Khaar, Sagoli Mangxo aru Omita, Payox and Axomiya Saah to top it off. When asked about Sunday’s lunch event she said, “I am an extremely passionate cook. I try to connect with people through my food. I think there is no greater service than cooking for others. After a decade of TV production, this is a new beginning for me and I am quite excited.”

Sunday’s lunch was packed to the capacity and was overbooked even before it was announced on Indian Food Trail’s social media accounts. Revered foodie, Meiyang Chang , Actor, Asif Basra and Blogger, Kasturi Ratan Verma were among the attendees.

While Indian Food Trail has added a new chapter to the social dining story, what makes it more interesting is its pledge to donate a meal for every meal sold on the platform.

Speaking about this initiative, co-founder Hemant Mandaliya said, “We are a social dining startup with a strong leaning towards doing a social good. We feel strongly about the malnutrition epidemic in India and our Food Karma initiative is a step towards that. Through our #MealForAMeal campaign we have pledged to donate a meal for every meal booked on our platform to the children in need.”

For more information or to book your next meal with Indian Food Trail, guests are encouraged to visit or call 9920150502.

About Indian Food Trail

Indian Food Trail is a global platform which connects Foodies with Home-chefs. Our platform’s mission is to put a spotlight on the various regional Indian cuisines on the global stage and offer unique culinary experiences in the homes of our hand-picked Home-chefs. Follow @indianfoodtrail on Instagram and Twitter or @indianfoodtrail on Facebook.