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Recipe | Desi Health Bites – Tofu Pasanda aka Tofu in White Gravy

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March 20, 2015
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Recipe | Desi Health Bites – Tofu Pasanda aka Tofu in White Gravy

Creamy, mildly spicy and an exotic recipe, Paneer Pasanda (cottage cheese curry) is a very elaborate Indian dish served in many hi-end restaurants in India. Cottage cheese are sliced into thin triangles which are stuffed with a paste of nuts, coated with chickpea flour marinate, deep fried and then dunked into rich creamy gravy to...

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Recipe | Desi Health Bites – Soya Nugget Pops

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March 16, 2015
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Recipe | Desi Health Bites – Soya Nugget Pops

“Ehh..not this oil…wait a minute” mom said and moved away hurriedly only to be back with another bottle of oil in her hand. She lovingly tilted the bottle and poured a thin stream of that dark coloured oil on my steaming hot savory Baafla baatis (steamed savory buns). (Read more...)

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Recipes | Quick and easy breakfast cakes – Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments

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March 12, 2015
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Recipes | Quick and easy breakfast cakes – Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments

“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments”~ Rose Kennedy. Well, well…it took almost 25 years and an article in New paper for my mom to get convinced that I am doing well in life. I left Udaipur in 1990 for higher studies and worked for a few years before getting married &...

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Recipe | Amaranth Flat breads with Onion-Tomato Relish – Food, a language we all speak

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March 2, 2015
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Recipe | Amaranth Flat breads with Onion-Tomato Relish – Food, a language we all speak

Food is an invaluable asset to connect with people across the globe and is also a perfect medium to get access to the cultural habits and cooking traditions of any region. “Are you free for an hour or so in the day to meet, do let me know”, the mail from chef Saransh read....

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Recipe | Foxnuts in Spinach Gravy aka Palak Makhane ki Subji – Moms will always be moms

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February 17, 2015
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Recipe | Foxnuts in Spinach Gravy aka Palak Makhane ki Subji – Moms will always be moms

“Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story. Because hers is where yours begin.”~M. Albom “I prepared ‘Panjiri’ today with fresh gond & Makhane. (Read more...)

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Recipes | Arachuvitta Sambhar and Vatha Kulambu – Indian spices and aromatic cooking

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February 7, 2015
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Recipes | Arachuvitta Sambhar and Vatha Kulambu – Indian spices and aromatic cooking

“But your looks, accent, mannerism…I can’t believe you are not a South Indian….you don’t look like a Rajasthani  to me from any angle” her gaze narrowed on my face. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” I replied with a cheery grin pulling out my glasses from the box and getting ready for...

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Recipe | Baby Potatoes in Spices & Yogurt aka Dum Aloo – Dreams don’t work unless you do

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January 29, 2015
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Recipe | Baby Potatoes in Spices & Yogurt aka Dum Aloo – Dreams don’t work unless you do

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.”~ Maxwell A crazy week of food photo-shoot at Isha Life in Chennai, and I am back home…finally. With no more running around carrying heavy loads of props and no shots to plan for the days, it feels good to relax & enjoy a bowl of home-cooked ‘Poha’ and ginger tea on...

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Recipes | Mixed vegetable curry in freshly ground spices aka ‘Gobbi Kootu’ with coconut rice – Tradition is to feed the fire

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January 14, 2015
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Recipes | Mixed vegetable curry in freshly ground spices aka ‘Gobbi Kootu’ with coconut rice –  Tradition is to feed the fire

“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” ~ G. Mahler Not so long ago, Sankranti to me was all about flying kites and gorging on some delectable winter specialties. (Read more...)

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Recipes | Three Indian rustic recipes with Panchkuta – Simple flavors can work wonders

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January 7, 2015
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Recipes | Three Indian rustic recipes with Panchkuta – Simple flavors can work wonders

“What keeps me motivated is not the food itself but all the bonds and memories the food represents” ~ M Chiarello. I had a chance to check into my favorite shop during my recent visit to udaipur. The shop holds a good collection of some exclusive and rare rustic foods from Rajasthan. I got...

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Recipe | Thulli, a wholegrain soupy porridge – Some memorable moments of 2014

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January 1, 2015
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Recipe | Thulli, a wholegrain soupy porridge – Some memorable moments of 2014

The year 2014 has been a whirlwind. It has gifted me with more than my fair share of perfect moments with family, friends and work life. The year started with a hectic 2-days photo shoot for Savorit brand to doing television commercials and many Ad shoots round the year. (Read more...)

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