Oreo Cookies Fudge Happy Diwali


It’s all about celebrations here. And when there’s chocolate, there’s always a celebration. And adding to that are the Oreo cookies. These cookies can elevate just anything they touch. As though they have a midas touch.  Gold and all that shimmer. The sour cherries where thrown in for the color relief. And when we ate Read More

Pistachio , Sour Cherries and White Chocolate Fudge and Happy Diwali


I swear on all the ingredients I hold holy this entire fudge slab took only 5 minutes to make. Not if you count the agonizing overnight wait for it to set. This fudge slab is absolutely amazing. It is superbly flexible. You can make any combination with this fudge, andit will turn out fabulous. You Read More

Turmeric Latte with Mother Dairy Extra Premium Milk


Mother Dairy is synonymous with milk , obviously,atleast to all of us who have spent any amount of time in Delhi. The milk that pours into your container when you plonk that token into the slot.  And in the last two decades , this brand has been making inroads into other sectors and states too. Read More

Kuttu Atta Idli Buckwheat flour Idli Navratri Satvik Aahaar


Navratri is supposed to be about abstinence. And detoxing. And giving up things that we crave ,just to reinforce faith in the almighty. I have total faith. And seven days… it’s all in play. And the best thing about the fasting, is the intake of healthy foods. All the No grain flours that we consume, Read More

Chana Achaari -Tadka Maar Ke -Jain Style


Chana Achaari or Chhole or white chick peas are a staple in any home.  In fact it’s a pretty standard source of protein in almost all houses. And what with the recent eggless macaroon obsession ,the aquafaba -or water from the bean has also been elevated to a demi god like status. Well, in my Read More

Navratri Kanjak Prasad Poori ,Chana and Semolina Halwa


Jai Mata Di.     Fasting  for the seven days of Navratri and praying to the greatest Maa Durga is almost a cleansing of the body and soul. This faith in Maa Durga and the faith in her benevolence gives one an immense strength to be able to fast for seven days. Seven days , Read More

Maggi Bhel


Happiness in 2 minutes. Happiness and Yumminess in  2 minutes! This is an ode to Maggi 2-minute Noodles. More than ever ,this is an ode to new friends. Friends, I wish ,I had spent more time with… Friends ,you know you’d like to keep forever. Supriya Bandekar! A lady I met in October 2012. A Read More

Sabudana Khichdi Navratri Special


 A new day, a new beginning. A little bit of restraint, a lot of faith. The belief that good will endure and that fasting will make your blood pure. Every so often comes a day marked by the Hindu calendar when just levitating yourself above the simplest of worldly pleasures can elevate you to a level Read More

Keema Meat- Lamb Curry with Mince.


Desi, totally desi, and north Indian to boot. Lamb…or mutton as we know it better, is probably the one thing that tastes so good that it needs no other accompaniment than a humble roti (its never just one, believe me!) or plain white boiled rice. And red, spicy awesome mutton cooked with gravy that is Read More

Basant Panchami Meethe Chawal-Yellow Rice -Zarda


    Each year is the same story,I call my mum and ask her how to make the Peele Chawal…the fragrant sweet yello saffron rice…and every year I forget. This was a  brainwave…I had to immortalize this recipe…every mum has a different recipe for these…         I may not have been very Read More

Mascarpone Cheese- Home Made


Mascarpone Cheese…every time I saw Nigella Lawson use that in her luscious and delectable desserts…the only thought that crossed my mind…I’m in the wrong part of the world.   The Tiramisu -the focus of my attention…for the longest time!   Even a metropolitan city would do – but then occupational hazards play a vital,vital role Read More

Vegetable Cutlets


Cut”lace”! Cut”lace”! Cut”lace”! I did try …no video on the cutlet sellers. Next journey…we’ll make a guy pose and yell -promise! Some memories are etched in our minds forever. Never to be parted from. Among these are the train journeys we undertake, to go on a holiday or to move to a different city,part of Read More

ATTA CHICKEN- KOTKAPURA inspired


  Proof that I watch TV… But only if food is the hero. We’d heard of this famous ATTA CHICKEN made by two Sardarjis in KOTKAPURA near Ludhiana, Punjab. On television, many, many food show hosts have tried their best to wrangle the secret recipe from the creators…but to no avail. Yes the technique they Read More

Cauliflower Manchurian…Gobi Manchurian


  Hello all Back again… Busy is hardly an excuse ,but I was so busy that I did not know what was going on in my kitchen, and in my absence sweet child of mine feasted on maggi noodles and more maggi noodles and then some more. Now that the scene is calmer, he’s decided Read More

Masala Boti Kebab……Sindhi Ke Tikke…


  Boti Kebab…Nice little awesomely flavoured chunks of meat! Now DOUBLE the flavour,hike up the aroma and let it all buzz,with a glass of chilled beer…anything for that matter…..even a simple Pepsi will do!         All that fizz really adds the buzz to the hot tikkas…and what about the Sindhi Ke Tikke….Well Read More