Rumali roti papad masala – what a fun appetizer to eat! About 30 cm in diamater, this roti was rolled, stretched over someones skilled forarms, and toasted on slow heat over the inverted rumali griddle. 

We had this at Zaffran in Mumbai – this is a chain with about a dozen locations in India. Most good restaurants become chains here apparently. 

We had prawns marinated with saffron – I thought the prawns were good but the marinate was too overpowering for the saffron to come forward. The main dish was excellent though – it was two deep gravies separated by two layers of eggwhite “crepe” sandwiching chicken pieces. The bottom gravy was a deep red tomato gravy and the gravy on top was a sweet cashew onion gravy. The dish was luscious and rich – a good preparation for the long overnight train ride. 

There wasn’t much textural contrast in the dish – it was smooth and comforting. With the kick of the tomato gravy rounded by the sweetness of the onion gravy. 

Deep red bridal lehenga set by the the Zaffran label. Simply amazing and even better, can be customised in any way you wish. Emboss zardoz mixed dhagai-pearl emboss hand-touch kalis and pearl-zari borders #waliajones #waliajonesclothing #lehenga #anarkali #zaffran #redlehenga #dupatta #indianwear #indiansuit #indian #indianbride #indowestern #instadaily #indianluxury #indianfashion #indianwedding #wedding #desiwedding #desi #love #bridal #bride #hindi #hindiwedding

Lack of Knowledge

I met AmirHossein in one of luxury shops of Milad Tower. He was the manager of the shop where his family owned the business of selling Iranian Zaffran. When I asked him where Zaffran came from, he told me it was from Maroos of Ghaenat in Khorasan. I asked where about Maroos was. By my surprise he told me he never been there ! It was very interesting that Amir Hossein did not have any information about the area or who cultivate them. He only was a sole seller.

Saffron Flower


a zaffran and lavender tea toast to the sunset and goodnight to the masks of yesterday and today for tomorrow is still to see the light …. l'chaim    

Dear my darling zaffran khairaan zahir..
This pict that first we met, n there three things i wanna tell u my sholeh son..
1. Happiness will follow u everywhere u go..
2. I’ll be yours through all years untill d'end of time..
3. I luv u zaff, yes i do really luv u much much much morrrrreee dear my luvly, unconditionally..
Someday u’ll smile n findout that i never break my promises..

Gudnite sweetheart..
Mbu 💋 – View on Path.