Delhi, Aug. 24 -- Craving some authentic home-cooked Kerala food? Try Oottupura, a unique pop-up kitchen in Bangalore which goes live every Fridayat noon. This is when 16 diners get lucky. They are the few who get their orders placed with chef Marina Balakrishna's Oottupura. Even during these trying times, Marina has been delivering authentic home-cooked food to people's doorsteps, and the number of people signing up keeps increasing with each passing day.

Trained at NYC'sNatural Gourmet Institute, which offers 'health-supportive, plant based' cooking courses, Marina worked atThe Mercer Kitchen and returned home to study Ayurvedic traditions in cooking. She then worked atGaawith celebrated chef Garima Arora.

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