Fenugreek or methi is one of my favourite greens. In Bombay markets, we would find two varieties – one with the bigger leaves, somewhat milder and ones that were sold in tiny tight bunches, small leaves, more like shoots, and these were intensely flavoured. I don’t seem to find the latter in Bangalore, so I make do with the big leaf variety. Methi greens are bursting with freshness in winter and the aroma wafting through the kitchen is so delicious and warming on a winter day
Eggless savoury muffins: Savoury carrot and herb eggless muffins combine the goodness of carrots, protein from the paneer and cheese. Using a mix of all purpose flour and whole wheat flour, keeps it soft and… [Continue Reading]
Bottle Gourd is a boring vegetable, no doubt. There is hardly a person who loves it. It’s one of those “damn! it’s dudhi for lunch today” kind of vegetables, very difficult to glam up or make delicious. It has no flavour of its own, so when fried into a kofta or made into a spicy koottu, it is somew
This is one cake recipe you must keep in your recipe folder – a simple easy eggless chocolate cake.
Yesterday, I had the 3rd edition of my bread baking workshop – Breaking Bread. We made a rocket-basil-yellow cherry tomato pizza from scratch. Fluffy golden Mumbai pav was served with bhaaji. The cinnamon rolls we made today were turned extra special by adding raisins and orange zest soaked in brand
Watch a video of me making Khamang Kakdi. I’m a Bombay girl, born, brought up and spent all my years in that city. In fact, my maternal family has been in Bombay for three generations before me, so our attachment to that cuty is deep rooted. I’ve been out of my home city for some 4 years now and wh
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
Let me start by saying that I don’t have a tandoor. When I moved into a home with a little garden, I did have this wild idea of building my own tandoor (a cylindrical clay oven used for baking / cooking heated by burning coals inside it). I can’t say I have completely abandoned that idea but this t
A recipe for a Yogurt and Berry Tart to commemorate Julia Child’s 100th birthday. A deliciously different tart with a yogurt filling and oatmeal crust.
My three year old son and me have a morning routine nowadays. After his drink of milk, we go to the garden and check if there’s any red peeking out of the strawberry patch. If we didn’t do this, the squirrels and ants, who have been blessed with a better foraging sense than us human beings, will get
December is a hectic month. Socializing, vacation plans, festive madness all around. More so for me as it was my son’s 3rd birthday on 4 December and I took on myself what only a few crazy (foodblogger) moms would – ie. Catering to a small crowd of some 18 kids and 2 dozen adults all by myself (a co
Summer is upon us. As usual, the desire to heat piping hot food has evaporated in the heat. Cold salads, smoothies, seasonal fruits and lots of yogurt are all that I’m craving for. While I love to make (and eat) Tandoori Cauliflower where partly blanched florets are marinated in a onion-tomato-ginge