Knol Khol as it is called here in Bangalore or Gathgobhi in Hindi is like a turnip and belongs to the same family as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. It is very commonly used in the rice pulavs or vegetable kormas that I’ve had here.… Read more
Raw mango is a delightful fixture in most Indian kitchens in summer. This simple raw mango chutney is tangy, spicy and delicious. I normally make a large lot which stays in the fridge. Have it with your lunch or dinner or along with your snacks or breakfast.… Read more
Love is that emotion, which makes the world go round. Love truly catches your breath at the most unexpected of times. When his hand brushes against yours accidentally or when he smiles and looks into your eyes, you are swept with an unbelievable rush of wellbeing.… Read more
There is something special about home cooked food. Though we may enjoy eating out in 5-Star eateries yet it is mom’s food that we crave the most. Made of simple, fresh ingredients and redolent with love, it is truly manna from heaven.… Read more
For some reason, I love these staple humble vegetables like parwal, tinda and tori. So, whenever I can lay my hands on them, I cook them. Here is a simple vegetable dish of aloo parwal or potato pointed gourd.
250 gms.… Read more
Those who know me know my passion for food, health, fitness and nutrition. I cook reasonably well. More than that I love understanding how wellness is related to food. Our health is linked to the nutrition we get from our food.… Read more
Those yummy panipuris; hot, sizzling tikkis; bhuna bhuttas smeared with butter; buttery pav bhaji, yummy chinese fare and so many others are enticing enough to make our stomachs grumble and taste buds tickle. For all those who swear by the great street food, we seem to have finally uncovered the reason for their taste.… Read more
For once, I am actually talking about just the humble masala that we put in our food and not some juicy gossip to brighten up our dull lives :). As times change, and we find better activities to engage us, we prefer to spend less time in the kitchen.… Read more
It is winter and very cold in Bangalore these days. It made me remember the food that my mom cooked during the really cold winters of the North during my childhood. Gajar ka halwa was a staple. I also remember that she made a curried dish of peas, and I have been trying to recall its name since many days, only remembering that the name resembled a disease :).