Potato & Peas Gashi

They say small towns are devoid of thrilling events. Like my native place. The place were I spent many a vacations in. Here the time  stands still. The nights are dark and  peaceful with the silence broken only by the fireflies. A blanket of calmness covers the whole town. It was a place we ran […]

Corn Sundal

Festivals are a time to attend poojas, meet the family and have good food. By good food I mean authentic, traditional recipes that have been handed down from many prior generations. Most of such dishes call for long and tedious processes. Yet, that does not stop many homes from preparing them all with great enthusiasm. […]

Pasta in Marinara Sauce

Think Italy and you are your mind is instantly flooded with images of well dressed Italians, the Collosseum, the gondola and of course great food! Pastas and pizzas topped with layers of melting cheese, fresh out of the oven are a sheer delight to indulge in! What are the reasons that make Italian cuisine so […]

Staying in Touch. Tadka Pasta..

We travel far and wide. We travel the world. We revel in the artistry in landscape, architecture, culture worldover. Its a way to take a break, to get away from the madness of everyday chaos. A hiatus to just sit and gaze at the river bank and watch as birds to a quick landing to […]

Kosambri

  Time and time again salads crop up in our everyday menu. They are either welcomed or looked down upon. Most of times its the later. They are assumed to be without the ‘taste’ element. But in fact salads can be quite the opposite. They need not be coated with creamy dressing for them to […]

Coastal Fare – Nendran Balehannu Kai Huli

India is a country with diverse cuisine, from rustic to elegant, rich to simple, spicy to mild and sweet. One can travel all over the country, from North to South and East to West and come across plethora of flavors that are so very different and yet have certain similarities.  Today`s focus in on Konkan […]

Punjabi Rajma

Its a rainy day, its Sunday. I can`t help but remember the past, the chaos and activities in the kitchen back then… When the weather got chilly and cold, the kitchen would turn into a shrine, a sanctuary. It was a place for debates, battles, experiments. A place for laughter and fights. And in the process the […]

My therapist. A comforting dinner.

I have a therapist. Let me tell you how I met her… I live in a civilization that can sometimes be harsh and ferocious. We all do. The noise, insensitivity, pollution, crime, greed can be breath choking. I`m awed by all the luxuries and advancements the civilization has to offer. So much so that I am […]

Take a Break with Instant Eggless Chocolate Cake

  Life is a rush hour these days. A hectic schedule is the norm for many. You see people are always in a rush to be at some place at a certain time, meeting deadlines and so on. Relaxation, health, family, hobbies etc take a backseat. Most of us want things ‘instant’, ready at the […]

Ragi Puris, any one?

  It was a pleasant day with the gentle breeze lightly caressing the leaves. The sun seemed to be generous in spreading golden hue all around. That perfect setting when I could not help but let my mind wander to the fields in my native place.When home grown, organic vegetables seem to be one of […]