As summer comes to a close, there’s the frantic rush to get as much as we can from the mango season. Eat them fresh, freeze them, prepare our favourite dishes, in short, just make the most of them. Mango Lassi is probably the most sold item in most Indian restaurants abroad. The sweet refreshing tas
Last week I was in Chennai, I had the good fortune to eat at my grandaunt’s place. She is my father’s Maami, around 75 years of age and she is one of the best cooks in our family and even a simple weekday meal at her place will pretty much end up being a feast because of the number of dishes on the
This was the only pickle I liked as a kid, which I had fondly christened- ‘square maanga’ because it was cut in a square dice. In the hot summers of Bombay, curd rice would taste divine anyway. A tiny bit of this square maanga with the curd rice would always take it to another level of divine. Often
The summer is coming to an end and not one mango post on the blog, or so I was thinking. And then life presented me a sour mango this morning… You cut open a luscious looking mango anticipating sweet and juicy fruit, which is already making your mouth water. Sometimes, the mango lives up to your e
Recipe for a simple eggless mango paneer cake This eggless mango cake is a seasonal modification of the paneer cake that I blogged about sometime ago. I found the recipe for the paneer cake in… [Continue Reading]
Ragda patties is a very very popular street snack in Mumbai and many other parts of Northern India. Its chunky, spicy, tangy, sweet all at once and in short mouthwateringly irresistible like all other ‘chats’! It is easy to assume that Street Food = Junk Food = Unhealthy Food. However when the premi
I am yet to read a cookbook written by Yotam Ottolenghi, but I follow his column on the Guardian quite avidly. Last week, I came across his recipe for Alphonso Mango and curried chickpea salad and I HAD TO make it. Not only because it is the mango season in India (that makes the unbearable summers k
When Madhuli asked me how I felt about Oats as a theme for Weekend Breakfast Blogging, I thought, wow, she’s a girl after my own heart. According to me, the simpler and blander an ingredient, the more you can dress it up, the more creative you can get. It’s like working on a blank canvas. Oats for m
Mango Coconut Ice cream combines two tropical flavours in one delicious bowl. No ice cream machine or ice cream maker required. A must try recipe when mangoes are in season.
Update: A new brand of yogurt available in the market is so creamy, mild (not sour at all) and delicious that I can say that the inspiration for this dip is wholly from the yogurt. When something tastes so delicious, I always wonder if it is high in fat content and therefore calories, but at 79 calo
Cooking with friends is a delight and especially so if your friend is as talented as mine. Preeti has been a cooking enthusiast since she was in school inspired by India’s queen of cookbook writing- Tarla Dalal. P has a whole collection of Tarla Dalal right from her first hardbound book in 1974. Tho
A simple raw mango and chana dal salad, no cooking required. Make use of the raw mangoes in season to prepare this delicious Indian meal accompaniment.