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Sweet Butter Flatbread Rolls
Sweet Butter Flatbread Rolls

Food is all about the taste. Some people will tell you that. While others might contest that food is about life, about health, about vitality. Food might be all that, but to me it is all about memories. From past to present to the ones we are yet to make. Just like...

Hyderbadi Chicken Biryani With A Modern Dum
Hyderbadi Chicken Biryani With A Modern Dum

  Baking is an exact science. Indian Cooking is not. One of the most forgiving styles of cooking [except mithais and pakwaans], Indian cooking is kind to the cook and takes on as many beautiful and delicious variations as there are cooks. The versatility of...

Shahi Paneer – Indian Cottage Cheese In Tomato Gravy
Shahi Paneer – Indian Cottage Cheese In Tomato Gravy

    In Indian cuisine, when you stir fry vegetables and/or meat and/or cottage cheese with spices and herbs, the resulting dish is called a sabji or subji. A simple sabji accompanied by daal (lentils) and roti (bread) forms a satisfying meal in most...

Spinach And Cheese Curry – Palak Paneer
Spinach And Cheese Curry – Palak Paneer

  When I was very little, we almost always ate at home. Going to dine out was a luxury and reserved for very special ocassions like someone's wedding. Over the years, that luxury was extended to birthdays and then to celebrate small achievements - an award at...

Green Chilli Fritters
Green Chilli Fritters

  Summer is long gone and our chilli plants have gone into deep winter hibernation. But not before they gave us a parting gift of abundantly long, green, shiny chillies. When the chillies are so nice and firm, they are the perfect candidates to be fritter-ised as...

Four Naturally Delicious Yoghurt Wellness Face Masks
Four Naturally Delicious Yoghurt Wellness Face Masks

Dahi is a ritual in most Indian families. For those who are not familiar with the term, it is Indian yoghurt. It differs from the sharper tangier Greek yoghurt by being creamy and mild. Even in the Indian sub continent the taste of Dahi differs from the west coast to...

Coconut Yoghurt Dosa With Spicy Chickpea Chutney
Coconut Yoghurt Dosa With Spicy Chickpea Chutney

  I have used Greek yoghurt for most recipes calling for yoghurt over the last two decades. But I have dearly missed Dahi - a traditional Indian pot set yoghurt that I grew up with in India. It has a silky texture from the pot setting and a delightfully addictive...

Cauliflower Curry
Cauliflower Curry

Ever notice how a simple Carrot And Lentil Salad is transformed into a fancier dish by just calling it Moroccan Carrot Ribbons And Black Lentil Crumbs? Maybe it is the dog eat dog world of food blogging that compels us to project and portray in a manner that is...

Chickpea Bhel Salad
Chickpea Bhel Salad

  On the streets of Mumbai, especially around a large water body like the curve of a beach or a lake are colourful gypsy like carts selling bhelpuri (bh-ail-poo-ree) and panipuri (p-aa-nee-poo-ree). Bhelpuri is a very popular street snack made up of puffed rice,...

Chana Masala – North Indian Spicy Chickpeas
Chana Masala – North Indian Spicy Chickpeas

Masquerading under the moniker of Chola Bhatura, the quintissential street food king of Punjabi cuisine is the humble Chana Masala which loosely translates to North Indian Spicy Chickpeas, well not really. It basically means Spicy Chickpeas, I just added the North...

Vegetable Fritter Salad
Vegetable Fritter Salad

  I have never been much of a salad person. There, I admitted it! But something has changed. I seem to like them now. Maybe I am all grown up. Maybe it is a phase. I am but a puppet to my whims and fancies. And my whim of the moment are salads. Not regular...