It is easy to picture Tara and Amrit on foot via an avenue, stopping in front of an eating place and mountaineering up a fixed of stairs. Perched over a menu, they’d order a few primary dishes, and later desserts. You believe them tasting the primary bites and then describing exactly what it tasted like.
Or else it is able to be a dwelling room table with dishes laid on it, and chairs pulled up for the couple. With spoons, forks, chopsticks or naked arms, Tara and Amrit give an honest assessment of all that they enjoy. A couple doing video opinions of restaurants in Thiruvananthapuram, and setting up their verdict on a Facebook web page called Couch Potatoes – it has got to be a first, as a minimum in Kerala.
“I’d say it’s miles the result of a failed weight reduction adventure,” says Amrit, surprised that someone has referred to like him for an interview. Tara joins in on a conference name. They are in Delhi for a brief ride now. They do critiques of Delhi restaurants too and other places they go to – Chennai, Kochi and many others. But it’s far normally Thiruvananthapuram that they recognition on – the location in which they’re based totally.
“We won plenty of weight after our wedding in 2017,” Tara continues the story that Amrit started. “Imagine about 30 to forty kg, someone. We needed to lose it all and went on a loopy weight loss program but we’d have at some point per week to cheat.”
They ought to barely help it after they smelled the al-faham fowl at the Vellayambalam – Kowdiar stretch that’s complete of restaurants. After dropping about 20 to twenty-five kg every, they took the recommendation of their friends and commenced critically reviewing the restaurants they visited.
“I genuinely like to analyze my meals. We’d discover what is the best dish in each restaurant after which communicate plenty about it to our pals. That’s how they counseled the food evaluations,” Tara says.
Their buddies additionally came up with a name for the couple – Couch Potatoes. “Because whenever friends come from someplace else to explore Kerala, we’d lead them to take a seat in our residing room couches and order food online. They commenced calling us Couch Potatoes,” Tara laughs.
They additionally run a podcast referred to as Inside a Potato. This consists of film opinions and as Amrit puts it, the whole lot they need to vent approximately. The movies are more recent and the Couch Potatoes web page turned into released to place them up in April 2019.
“Yes, it’s simplest been 4 months and approximately 20 movies, some just being uploaded,” says Tara, who is enrolling as a legal professional quickly. Amrit is a freelance writer.
Here is a listing of some ‘pleasant’ objects in Thiruvananthapuram that the couple recommends:
Best Mutton Biriyani – Ajwa eating place
Best Kothu Porotta – Salwa Dine
Best Chicken Perattu – Narayana Bhavan
Best Ghee Porotta – Kings Restaurant
Best Sadya (Kerala meals) – Mother’s Plaza
Best Achayan’s sadya – Edaneram (most effective on Sundays)
Best Beef + Chukkappam – Vazhathoppil or Café Green
If you’re inside the suburbs of Hyderabad and appear to encounter a person cooking in the exterior, with ingredients sufficient to feed a whole village and onlookers eagerly waiting to capture a glimpse of what’s cooking, be assured you are in the organization of prepare dinner Khwaja Moinuddin. A former journalist with a distinguished Telugu channel, Khwaja now identifies himself because the prepare dinner from one in all YouTube’s maximum cherished food channels, Nawab’s Kitchen.
From delicious non-veg recipes to huge black forest desserts and king-sized omelets, Moinuddin’s channel now has over a million subscribers on YouTube. While there is absolute confidence approximately the flavor of the mouth-watering dishes he cooks, what has made this Hyderabad guy a real internet sensation is the motive to which he is devoted.
Every month, Moinuddin feeds over lots of children belonging to various orphanages in the metropolis. What commenced as a concept to feed some children on the streets has today expanded to include the complete metropolis, with several kids looking forward to savoring Moinuddin’s recipes.